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Humans of Harker: Artistic apotheosis

Humans of Harker: Artistic apotheosis

by Jessie Wang, Reporter

May 24, 2019


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Taylor Vaughan ('19) leans over a plaster-caked table in the sculpture room, gliding an exacto-knife over red sheet paper laid atop her graduation cap. With precise movements, she traces out detailed designs. For Taylor, art offers her a break from academic classes, and gives her a chance to use a...

Class of 2019 celebrates graduation at Mountain Winery

Class of 2019 celebrates graduation at Mountain Winery

by Nicole Tian, Emily Tan, and Sriya Batchu

May 24, 2019


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With a sprawling backdrop of the Stevens Creek Preserve nestled among layers of lush hills, the Class of 2019 graduated yesterday at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga. Starting at 5 p.m, the ceremony lasted for two hours and include multiple performances and speakers, with members of the National Honor...

Humans of Harker: Diving deep

Humans of Harker: Diving deep

by Andrew Chang, TALON Co-Sports Editor

May 24, 2019


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Feeling the rush of the sub-60 degree water through his ScubaPro bodysuit, Jack Dawson ('19) dives deep underwater under the slow-crashing waves of the Monterey Bay, contemplating which direction to go explore with his diving partner. Typically, he’s known for being a rowdy presence on campus, oft...

Sophomore class holds Dippin’ Dots fundraiser

Sophomore class holds Dippin’ Dots fundraiser

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

May 24, 2019


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The sophomore class held a Dippin' Dots fundraiser on yesterday during lunch, raising $535 over the course of long lunch. The goal was $2021. They ended with a total budget of $2162, allowing them to spend more freely over the next year in whichever events they take part in or organize. The sophomore...

Book club wraps books for donation

Book club wraps books for donation

by Irina Malyugina, Photo Editor

May 24, 2019


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Members of the Book Club wrapped donated books to send them to a hospital yesterday during lunch, at a volunteering event held in English teacher Beverly Manning's classroom. Students who attended and helped out were able to earn volunteer hours, and those who participated were greeted by food as th...

Learning balance as a junior

Learning balance as a junior

by David Feng, Guest Writer

May 23, 2019


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Junior year is nothing short of a balancing act. Many students consider their third year of high school the worst and most stressful year, and they are correct to an extent. More things are being dumped onto your plate than you can possibly consume. Classes are becoming increasingly difficult. The loo...

College here I come!

College here I come!

by Erica Cai, Esha Gohil, Saloni Shah, and Alysa Su

May 23, 2019


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In just a few months, a quarter of the Harker Upper School population will be heading off to college, into the great beyond. To prepare our beloved seniors for the next stage of their journeys, seasoned alumni shared some words of wisdom that might enrich soon-to-be freshmen’s college experience. Advice #1...

Perspectives: Community dress standards

Perspectives: Community dress standards

by Nicole Tian and Catherine Feng

May 23, 2019


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Dress choices emphasize expression While faculty and administration play a major role in deciding the community guidelines for dress, student opinion and changing styles are important factors to consider before making decisions. Clothing is a way for students to display their personality, and since the ...

Humans of Harker: Compassion and choice

Humans of Harker: Compassion and choice

by Emma Gurleroglu, TALON

May 23, 2019


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Her lips move a mile a minute as she begins to speak about one of her greatest passions: BTS. Helen Yang (12) closes her eyes, tipping her head back as she lets out a gleeful laugh, spinning into another story about the popular Korean boy band group. “I actually was into them before they were big....

Seniors and juniors celebrate close of school year with annual Baccalaureate ceremony

Seniors and juniors celebrate close of school year with annual Baccalaureate ceremony

by Erica Cai and Anna Vazhaeparambil

May 23, 2019


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Students of the class of 2019 and 2020 gathered in the quad with parents and faculty on yesterday for the annual Baccalaureate ceremony, an event where the current senior class passes down their responsibility as leaders of the school to the junior class. “I think it is important to symbolically...

Conservatory seniors honored at annual Senior Showcase

Conservatory seniors honored at annual Senior Showcase

by Varsha Rammohan and Irene Yuan

May 23, 2019


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Senior members of the upper school conservatory certificate program performed at the annual senior showcase last Friday. This year marks the eighteenth anniversary of the showcase since the first one in 2002, where the inaugural certificate candidates graduated. Senior showcase honors the work and ...

Humans of Harker: Not so quiet after all

Humans of Harker: Not so quiet after all

by Anthony Xu, TALON Editor-In-Chief

May 22, 2019


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When you’re passing by from class to class, you might see Annabelle Perng (12) walking quietly through the hallways, keeping to herself. You might have her in some of your classes, and notice how quiet she is. However, under that veil of silence is a world of ideas and insight swimming around in her...

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