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College Board discontinues SAT Subject Tests, optional SAT Essay to streamline pandemic services

A stack of SAT-prep books. The College Board announced that administration of SAT Subject Tests and the optional SAT Essay would be eliminated on Tuesday.
January 20, 2021

The College Board announced yesterday that they will eliminate SAT Subject Tests and the optional essay component of the SAT and investing in creating a flexible, online version of the regular SAT examination.  “The...

Learning from legacy

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the upper school is integral to promoting racial equity within our community. Especially at the upper school level, learning about Dr. King’s legacy in a thorough and informed manner allows students to better understand America’s history of racism and examine the nuances of bridging the racial divide of today.
Celebrating MLK Day and recognizing Black leaders will further the upper school’s diversity and inclusion efforts
January 19, 2021

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote in his “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” With these words, Dr. King persevered in his pursuit of racial justice...

Music Monday: Sing Broadway with Aquila

Music Monday is a new installation featuring a different category of songs on a weekly basis.
January 18, 2021

Music Monday features a different category of songs on a weekly basis. Each Monday, Harker Aquila will release seven songs, one song for each day of the week. In tandem with this year's NYC Broadway Week,...

House impeaches Trump for second time, Senate impeachment trial set to take place after inauguration

The House of Representatives voted 232-197 to impeach President Donald Trump for “incitement of insurrection” on Wednesday after a mob of his supporters, incited by his false claims of election fraud, violently breached the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, resulting in several deaths.
January 13, 2021

The House of Representatives voted 232-197 to impeach President Donald Trump for “incitement of insurrection” on Wednesday after a mob of his supporters, incited by his false claims of election fraud,...

Humans of Harker: Behind the scenes

“When I do things, I’m not really thinking about credit in general. Sure, it’s cool to be recognized, but I’m not the type of person who wants to be a celebrity with their name everywhere. I like anonymity. I personally know that I’m important in some way and that’s enough for me,” Angela Cai (12) said.
Angela Cai values the anonymity and fulfillment of technical theater
January 13, 2021

Scene changes don’t happen on their own. Neither do the lighting choreography or audio setup or the development of onstage props. Most shows cannot happen successfully without the diligent students dressed...

Goodbye, 2020. Hello, 2021.

Goodbye, 2020. Hello, 2021.
January 13, 2021

As we say goodbye to 2020, the Harker community reflects on the most exciting, catastrophic and positive events that have affected their lives. Looking into the new year, Harker students share their hopes...

Humans of Harker: Learning from others

“With music, a lot of it is interpretation and making the music that you make into [a] style distinct to yourself. In research, your objective is to solve a problem or find an answer; the creativity plays in the sense of how you approach that, [which is] similar [to] music [in] how you interpret things or how you decide to make the mood of that piece,” Elizabeth Szeto (12) said.
Elizabeth Szeto finds perspective and creativity in research and piano
January 13, 2021

A slight breeze fills the air as senior Elizabeth Szeto slowly flips through the yellow book sitting on her lap. The lines of notes filling the countless pages become a blur, and when she nears the back...

Humans of Harker: A force to be reckoned with

“I'm trying to do the things that others haven't been able to do and take advantage of these opportunities. I [hope to] prove that … deviations from the norm aren't incorrect and they shouldn't be immediately rejected just because they're different. One thing you have to know about me is that I've had so many people who've said I couldn't do it, and here I am … I did the impossible,” Ellis Goldman (12) said.
Ellis Goldman strives to be a trailblazer for others, while staying positive and accepting
January 12, 2021

“Try to be better today than you were yesterday.” “The only wrong question is the question that's not asked.” “I stopped waiting for the light at the end of the tunnel and lit it up myself.”...

Talk around campus: Community response to U.S. Capitol riots

This Talk Around Campus addresses how the situation has impacted both students and teachers, how they believe America can move forward from this moment and what they wish they could say to the community and to the nation.
January 12, 2021

Pro-Trump supporters gathered in mobs outside the walls of Capitol Hill, responding to Trump's "Save America" rally on Jan. 6. With no regard for security measures, the rioters then broke into the Capitol,...

Music Monday: Finding hope through Aquila

Music Monday is a new installation featuring a different category of songs on a weekly basis.
January 11, 2021

Music Monday features a different category of songs on a weekly basis. Each Monday, Harker Aquila will release seven songs, one song for each day of the week. As we step into 2021, we were immediately...

Democrats take control of 117th Congress amid U.S. Capitol riots

Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff defeated Sen. David Perdue (R-G.A.), and Rev. Raphael Warnock defeated Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-G.A.) in the Georgia runoff elections on Wednesday, marking the end of the highly contentious election cycle in Georgia.
January 10, 2021

By securing dual victories in the Georgia runoff elections, Democrats took control of the Senate on Wednesday, paving the path for president-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris to work...

4 seniors named as Regeneron scholars

Seniors Shray Alag, Saloni Shah, Aditya Tadimenti and Sidra Xu were named Regeneron scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS) as part of the top 300 scholars out of 1,760 applicants across 611 schools and 49 states.
January 10, 2021

Seniors Shray Alag, Saloni Shah, Aditya Tadimeti and Sidra Xu were named Regeneron scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS) last week as part of the top 300 scholars out of 1,760 applicants...

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