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Humans of Harker: Poems and pulsars

Humans of Harker: Poems and pulsars

by Anthony Xu, TALON Co-Academics Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Class of 2019, Humans of Harker, Online Exclusive

Standing in the middle of Nichols Atrium on a Friday afternoon, Ishani Cheshire’s (12) eyes light up as she begins to explain neutrinos, black holes and red giants, vividly gesturing with her hands as she spills out fact after fact about the cosmos in an erudite manner, occasionally punctured with...

WiSTEM and Harker Horizon host speaker panel

WiSTEM and Harker Horizon host speaker panel

by Srinath Somasundaram, Opinion Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

Four speakers answered questions about their experiences in high school, college and industry as women in STEM as part of a Horizon and WiSTEM club collaborative panel session today during lunch. The four speakers, Anooshree Sengupta, a class of ‘18 Harker alumna currently attending Stanford, Juliana...

Harker performers attend annual Santana Row Tree Lighting

Harker performers attend annual Santana Row Tree Lighting

by Kathy Fang and Nicole Chen

November 14, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive

Upper school choral and dance groups performed at the annual Santana Row Tree Lighting festival, which was hosted last night starting at 5 p.m. Students from Downbeat, Varsity dance, JV dance, Kinetic Krew, Showstoppers, High Voltage and Dance Fusion sung and danced to a number of festive songs. Due...

National Honor Society hosts Service Fair

National Honor Society hosts Service Fair

by Nicole Chen, Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive

Students were introduced to a multitude of volunteer opportunities at the service fair after advisory yesterday. Around 30 volunteer organizations, mostly student-led, presented at booths at the fair hosted by National Honor Society.

WiSTEM holds club week to raise money and awareness for Kenyan non-profit

WiSTEM holds club week to raise money and awareness for Kenyan non-profit

by Varsha Rammohan, Copy Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

Stacks of black shirts emblazoned with the words “STEM saves the world” surround boxes of cookies and boba tea at the WiSTEM club week table as several students crowd the array of goods, searching for something to enjoy after school. Harker’s Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Technol...

Crossing a line

Crossing a line

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

free press: (n.) A press having the freedom to operate without interference or censorship. On Dec. 15, 1791, Congress ratified the first amendment, guaranteeing the freedom of expression and the right of the press to speak freely. For over 200 years, American journalists and citizens have been...

Humans of Harker: Mixing medias

Humans of Harker: Mixing medias

by Irene Yuan, Reporter

November 12, 2018


Filed under Class of 2019, Humans of Harker, Online Exclusive

Sitting cross-legged by herself in front of the senior eagle, Christie Chen (12) is utterly focused on the task at hand. Each stroke is precise, using the perfect blend of whites, blues, and greens to convey the detailed image of the crashing wave on the base of the senior class’ eagle. Completely...

Quadchella talent show features comedy, poetry, music, juggling

Quadchella talent show features comedy, poetry, music, juggling

by Anika Rajamani and Ritika Rajamani

November 11, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Harker’s third Quadchella event attracted many students and faculty to the quad to watch a variety of performances during long lunch on Thursday. The name of the talent show is a play on the annual Southern California music festival Coachella. Senior Ashwin Reddy opened the show with a stand-up...

School meeting recap 11/8/18

School meeting recap 11/8/18

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

November 11, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive

Eagle Update presenters congratulated girls volleyball on their successful CCS run. Girls golf placed seventh in NorCal and second in CCS, and Natalie Vo (10) qualified for the state tournament. Rohan Arora (11) spoke for the year's first community service spotlight. He described how his mother's...

Bay Area air quality on alert due to smoke from Camp Fire

Bay Area air quality on alert due to smoke from Camp Fire

by Ryan Guan, Kathy Fang, and Nicole Chen

November 9, 2018


Filed under Facebook Briefs, News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

The smell of smoke permeated the upper school today as air from the Camp Fire in Butte County, north of Sacramento, blew south toward the campus. As a result of the smoke, sports practices for boys and girls soccer, wrestling, JV boys basketball, tennis, cross country and after school workouts are canc...

At least 12 killed in Thousand Oaks shooting

by Ryan Guan and Katherine Zhang

November 9, 2018


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At least 12 people, including several college students and a county sheriff's sergeant, were shot and killed when a gunman entered the crowded Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks in Ventura County during the bar's "college night" on Wednesday. The gunman, identified by police as 28-year-old Ian Da...

October’s club weeks

October’s club weeks

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive

Make a Birthday Wish Club's week was Oct. 15 to Oct. 19. They sold food during lunch in order to fundraise for their club. Artificial Intelligence Club's week was Oct. 22 to Oct. 26. They sold food and drinks after school every day and invited Dr. George John, who teaches entrepreneurship at Stanford...

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