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School meeting recap 11/2/18

School meeting recap 11/2/18

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive

Eagle Update presenters announced that the girls volleyball team made the CCS finals, and girls water polo won their league finals and will play their first CCS game tomorrow. Boys water polo and boys cross-country are state academic champions, while girls golf placed second in CCS. The cross-country...

Varsity girls volleyball advances to CCS finals, winning semifinals in three sets

Varsity girls volleyball advances to CCS finals, winning semifinals in three sets

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Facebook Briefs, News, Online Exclusive, Sports

The varsity girls volleyball team moves forward to CCS finals after winning their semifinals match against Santa Cruz High School in three sets at Menlo-Atherton High School this afternoon. The game began at 5:30 p.m., with the girls defeating Santa Cruz players 25-15 in the first set, 25-19 in the...

Upper school celebrates Halloween with colorful costumes, spirit contests

Upper school celebrates Halloween with colorful costumes, spirit contests

by Nicole Chen, Editor-in-chief

October 31, 2018


Filed under Facebook Briefs, News, Online Exclusive

The Harker community celebrated Halloween today, dressing in a vibrant array of costumes. Students as well as faculty checked in with spirit club during lunch to compete in various "best costume" contests, the winners of which will receive spirit points for their class.  

Student competitors advance in spirit club pingpong tournament

Student competitors advance in spirit club pingpong tournament

by Nicole Chen, Editor-in-chief

October 31, 2018


Filed under Facebook Briefs, News, Online Exclusive

UPDATE: The second round of the pingpong tournament was held during lunch today, with eight competitors remaining. Spirit club hosts the semifinals tomorrow during lunch, and the final match will take place during school meeting on Friday. Students participated in the first round of a week-long pingpong...

Shah Salon kicks off second year of discussions

Shah Salon kicks off second year of discussions

by Nicole Chen, Editor-in-chief

October 31, 2018


Filed under Facebook Briefs, News, Online Exclusive

The first set of Shah Salon discussions this school year took place today in various Shah classrooms from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event was broken down into four sessions: “#Me2.0” with history teacher Donna Gilbert and math teacher Dr. Lola Muldrew, “Election 2018” with history teachers Carol Green and Julie Wheeler, “Toxic Mas...

Varsity girls volleyball wins CCS quarterfinals, advances to semifinals

Varsity girls volleyball wins CCS quarterfinals, advances to semifinals

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Facebook Briefs, News, Online Exclusive, Sports

The varsity girls volleyball team won its CCS quarterfinal match against Mercy-Burlingame 25-15, 25-18, 25-14 tonight. The girls will play Santa Cruz, who upset first seeded Carmel in the quarterfinals, at Menlo on Thursday for a spot in the finals.

Cast performs annual fall play, first in RPAC

Cast performs annual fall play, first in RPAC

by Michael Eng, Global Columnist

October 31, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

The faint smell and sizzle of bacon circulates throughout the audience while Mrs. Webb, played by Marina Logue (12), prepares breakfast on stage. Her daughter, Emily, played by Dilara Ezer (12), travels back in time to experience her 12th birthday again after dying, painfully reminiscing over her past...

Fog machine sets off fire alarm, students and faculty evacuate

Fog machine sets off fire alarm, students and faculty evacuate

by Nicole Chen, Editor-in-chief

October 26, 2018


Filed under Facebook Briefs, News, Online Exclusive

A fire alarm went off around 12:45 p.m. today. The fog machine in physics teacher Scott Pflaumer’s haunted physics lab caused the alarm.

Psychologist presents on importance of collaboration

Psychologist presents on importance of collaboration

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Facebook Briefs, News, Online Exclusive

Dr. Ali Mattu, a licensed clinical psychologist and associate professor at Columbia University, spoke to students in an assembly in the athletic center today during lunch about his journey through psychology and the importance of cooperation to success. Dr. Mattu produces a YouTube channel, The Psych Sho...

Mock midterm election lets students experience voting

Mock midterm election lets students experience voting

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive

Students voted in a mock midterm election held in history teacher Carol Green's room and staffed by AP U.S. Government students all day last Thursday. All upper school students could participate regardless of age, filling out ballots and receiving "I Voted" stickers from the California Secretary of State...

Annual TEDx event features speakers who “dare to differentiate”

Annual TEDx event features speakers who “dare to differentiate”

by Shreya Srinivasan, TALON Reporter

October 24, 2018


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Students, teachers and other members of the Harker community heard talks from several speakers and interacted with local companies and industry mentors at the annual TEDxHarkerSchool event in Nichols Auditorium on Saturday. This year’s event theme, Dare to Differentiate, highlighted professionals...

School meeting recap 10/22/18

School meeting recap 10/22/18

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive, School Meeting

Chatter engulfed the student body as students sat by advisory and settled down in their seats for the eighth school meeting of the year. ASB President Neil Ramaswamy (12) spoke first, giving details about the upcoming Quebec trip. All interested students were asked to attend an informational meeting ...

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