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Language honor societies sell traditional snacks and drinks for club week

Members of the French National Honor Society (FNHS) make crepes and sell a variety of French goods to students after school. FNHS joined the Chinese and Japanese National Honor Societies in hosting club week during the week. of Dec. 2, selling food and drinks during lunch and after school to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders.

by Saurav Tewari, Reporter

December 12, 2019

The French National Honor Society (FNHS), Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS) and National Chinese Honor Society (NCHS) sold traditional snacks last week during lunch and afterschool during their shared club week, with all proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders.  FNHS sold customizable crepes and other past...

Jazz band performs Christmas renditions at lunch

Jazz band performs Christmas songs outside the auxiliary gym today during lunch. Some of their songs included Christmas classics

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

December 11, 2019

Members of jazz band performed renditions of Christmas songs during long lunch today outside the auxiliary gym. Songs they performed included Dizzy Gillespie’s “Manteca,” Michael Buble’s “Santa Claus is Coming to Town and “Winter Wonderland” and Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground.”...

School meeting recap 12/6/19: Eagle Update on basketball teams’ trip to Maui, mock science finals, and 2,000 donut holes

Sarah Baicher (11), Emma Boyce (11), Aria Wong (11) and Ashley Barth (10) announce Kicks Against Cancer, which will take place on Jan. 10, at school meeting last Friday. The boys junior varsity soccer team, girls varsity soccer team and boys varsity soccer team will all be playing home games and selling merchandise to raise money for Camp Okizu, a summer camp for kids affected by cancer.

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

December 9, 2019

David Feng (12) started the school meeting by welcoming Harker Spirit. Grace Hajjar (12), Adhya Hoskote (12), Giovanni Rofa (12), Rohan Varma (11) and Meona Khetrapal (11) performed a short dance to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” Grace announced the winners of the gingerbread...

School meeting recap 12/2/19: Community service spotlight, Harker journalism update and re-opening of Nichols common area

Presidents of the Chinese National Honor Society (CNHS), French National Honor Society (FNHS) and Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS) Sana Pandey (12), Grant Miner (12) and Katie Chang (12), respectively from left to right, announce the three club's upcoming shared club week. The three clubs will take turns selling cultural snacks during lunch and after school this week.

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

December 4, 2019

Avi Gulati (12) started off the first school meeting back from Thanksgiving break by introducing Kerry Enzensperger, director of upper school community service. For the second community service spotlight of the year, Enzensperger introduced Bryan Zhang (11), who gave a speech on his own experience...

Sen. Kamala Harris drops out of presidential race amid limitations in campaign funding and organization

Sen. Kamala Harris looks out at the crowd gathered in her hometown, Oakland, for the official announcement of her 2020 presidential bid. Harris dropped out of the race this morning after publishing announcements on Twitter and Facebook.

by Eric Fang, Kathy Fang, and Gloria Zhang

December 3, 2019

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is dropping her bid for the presidency, according to her announcements this morning on Twitter and on Facebook. Harris, who has served as one of two senators from California since 2016, credited her campaign suspension to limitations in funding, as she elaborated in a blog post on Medium. Recent articles published by The New York Times and The Washington P...

Car Club showcases variety of cars in Harker community

Sports cars such as the BMW i8 line up at the upper school Car Club’s first ever car show, which was held in the Saratoga campus parking lot on Nov. 23. Members of the Harker community were invited to drive in their cars to showcase.

by Brian Chen and Sriya Batchu

December 1, 2019

Harker upper school’s Car Club sported vintage cars and supercars, including a 2020 Drako GTE, at their first ever car show in the front parking lot on Nov. 23 from 9 to 11:00 a.m. Car enthusiasts from all over the Harker community, students, parents, staff and alumni showed off their unique and...

“Hustle for Muscle”: Harker DECA and spirit host fundraiser through volleyball tournament

The juniors cheer after winning a point against the seniors in the final round of the “Hustle for Muscle” volleyball tournament hosted by Harker DECA and spirit on Nov. 21. The tournament and proceeds from food sales were part of a fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

by Emily Tan, Assistant Features Editor

November 28, 2019

During lunch on Nov. 21, Harker DECA and Harker spirit jointly hosted the “Hustle for Muscle” volleyball tournament fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in the Athletic Center. Students and faculty dressed in green in support of the MDA as four teams, each representing a class, face...

Parent-teacher conferences held on first two days of break

Madame Pommier speaks with a student and her father during conferences. By inviting students to conferences, the school hopes to allow both students and parents to discuss questions and concerns in a group format to allow for further academic progress for students.

by Arushi Saxena, News Editor

November 25, 2019

Students and parents convened on the upper school campus today for the first of two days of parent-teacher conferences. This year’s conferences began on Nov. 25 and continued on to Nov. 26, the first two official days of students’ Thanksgiving Break. School was not held on these two days, but stud...

Harker Journalism wins awards at D.C. convention

Harker Journalism earned several awards following the JEA/NSPA national journalism convention in Washington, D.C. from Nov. 19 to 23. The Winged Post won its first Pacemaker in ten years, Harker Aquila won sixth place in Best of Show and four individual stories received honorable mentions in various Story of the Year categories.

by Varsha Rammohan and Arushi Saxena

November 25, 2019

Harker Journalism was recognized at the national level at the JEA/NSPA fall high school journalism convention in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 23. The recognition followed nominations for 2019 Digital Story of the Year, Social Justice Reporting, Local Climate Change Reporting and a Pacemaker on Sept. 19.  ...

“For the change in humanity”: Members from global environment movement participate in hunger strike

Hunger strikers gather in the Longworth office of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in the Capitol on Wednesday. 
The strikers had been in Pelosi's office for three days as a part of the global environmental movement Extinction Rebellion.

by Sara Yen and Saloni Shah

November 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday afternoon, several upper school students gathered in front of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s office, hoping to speak to her. One student knocked on the dark lacquered door, and after a few seconds, a young man emerged in the entrance, peering out.  “Is Nancy P...

Journalism students travel to Washington, D.C. to attend national journalism convention

Humans of Harker (HOH) editor-in-chief Saloni Shah (11), TALON editor-in-chief Anthony Xu (12) and HOH profiler Esha Gohil (10) speak to attendees about the HOH project. More than 240 student journalists and advisers attended the presentation.

by Varsha Rammohan, Managing Editor

November 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Journalism students from TALON, Winged Post and Harker Aquila traveled to Washington, D.C. from Nov. 19 to 23 for the JEA/NSPA fall journalism convention, in which the Winged Post was named as a Pacemaker finalist, and four Individual Award finalists were named: one for social...

Harker performing arts groups dazzle audience at Santana Row tree lighting ceremony

The Harker Dance Company dances to “Jingle Bells” by Gwen Stefani at this year's Santana Row tree lighting ceremony, which was held on Tuesday in the south end of Santana Row. The ceremony opened with a pre-show, followed by a mainstage performance that started at 6:30 p.m.

by Lucy Ge, Assistant News Editor

November 22, 2019

On Tuesday, Nov. 19, upper school performing arts groups Kinetic Krew, Downbeat, and Harker Dance Company all performed at the annual Santana Row tree lighting ceremony. Harker Dance Company danced to “Jingle Bells” by Gwen Stefani, Kinetic Krew danced to “Christmas in Hollis” by Run DMC a...

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