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Varsity girls soccer defeats Castilleja 2-0

Varsity girls soccer defeats Castilleja 2-0

by Vishnu Kannan, Reporter

January 23, 2019


Filed under Girls Soccer, Online Exclusive, Sports, Winter Sports

The varsity girls soccer team overpowered the Castilleja Gators 2-0 on Wednesday afternoon on Davis Field. 40 minutes of play marked by both teams playing a strong brand of defense left the score tied at 0 - 0 entering halftime. Coming out of halftime, with 36 minutes to left to play, Megha Salvi (9) scored the...

Indian Wedding: A Fusion of Families

Indian Wedding: A Fusion of Families

by Saloni Shah, Lifestyle Columnist and Assistant Humans of Harker Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

From “Crazy Rich Asians” to Instagram posts about the extravagant wedding of the Indian industrialist Ambani and the lavish weddings of Bollywood celebrities like Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, I was unsure of what to expect at my very first Indian wedding. My cousin, Sid, was introduced to his potent...

Humans of Harker: Creativity meets structure

Humans of Harker: Creativity meets structure

by Saloni Shah, Asst. Humans of Harker Editor

January 23, 2019


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

Wearing formal business attire, Timothy “Timmy” Chang (12) stands confidently behind the podium. His eyes narrow with determination as he looks intently at a note passed by one of his teammates. One long, grueling year of physical, theoretical and experimental research flashes through his mind as...

Varsity Girls Basketball narrowly misses win against Mercy SF

Varsity Girls Basketball narrowly misses win against Mercy SF

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

January 22, 2019


Filed under Facebook Briefs, Girls Basketball, Online Exclusive, Sports, Winter Sports

The varsity girls basketball team lost 50-51 against Mercy High School, San Francisco today, bringing their overall record to 10-6 and their league record to 1-3. Despite being down 23-27 at halftime, the girls were able to quickly catch up during the third quarter and tie the game at 49-49 with a mi...

Third year of Women’s March protests takes up variety of current issues

Third year of Women’s March protests takes up variety of current issues

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

January 21, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

As comedian Mona Shaikh ascended the dias and took hold of the microphone before a crowd of marchers and protest signs gathered in San Francisco’s Civic Center, a surge of cheers and shouts rang across the plaza. “This guy being the President, it’s like there’s a horse loose in a hospital,”...

Freshmen researchers reflect on engineering project to test types of biodegradable material

Freshmen researchers reflect on engineering project to test types of biodegradable material

by Arya Maheshwari and Anmol Velagapudi

January 20, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusive, STEM

Attention to research at the upper school often focuses on the achievements of upperclassmen, like with the results of the recent Regeneron Science Talent Search. But research experience and success is not exclusive to only juniors and seniors: freshman Alice Feng, for her part, has already picked up...

Boys basketball falters against King’s Academy

Boys basketball falters against King’s Academy

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

January 20, 2019


Filed under Boys Basketball, Online Exclusive, Sports, Winter Sports

The varsity boys basketball team fell 42-60 to the King’s Academy Knights on Thursday night in a league matchup at home, bringing their overall record to 7-9 and their league record to 2-4. After being tied 5-5 early in the game, the Knights went on an uninterrupted 13-point run to bring the s...

Annual winter concert unites Lab Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra

Annual winter concert unites Lab Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

January 20, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

The upper school’s Lab Band, Jazz Band and Orchestra, directed by music teachers Naoki Taniguchi and Dr. Dave Hart, performed their annual Winter Concert in the Patil Theater on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Lab Band performed "What Do You Say, Dr. J?" by James Williams, "Zigaboogaloo" by Nicholas Payto...

A 125th year in review

A 125th year in review

by Zachary Hoffman, TALON Reporter

January 20, 2019


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive, Showcase

A lot happened in 2018 at the Harker Upper School. Harker welcomed its 125 anniversary in 2018. With that came the opening of the Rothschild Performing Arts Center. The Student Directed Showcase, with its senior directors Haley Keller (‘18), Sameep Mangat (‘18), Anika Banga (‘18) and Jessica Skinner (‘18), and the annual Dance Production, with its theme “Viva La...

Student performers compete in annual Shakespeare monologue contest

Student performers compete in annual Shakespeare monologue contest

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

January 19, 2019


Filed under Facebook Briefs, News, Online Exclusive

Upper school students were invited to perform and compete in the annual Shakespeare monologue competition, held in the Nichols Auditorium yesterday during lunch. Students were asked to choose from a list of monologues posted on Schoology and perform it before a panel of judges, who scored each student's...

Girls varsity soccer faces narrow loss against Crystal Springs Uplands

Girls varsity soccer faces narrow loss against Crystal Springs Uplands

by Shreya Srinivasan, TALON Organizations and Co-Sports Editor

January 19, 2019


Filed under Girls Soccer, Online Exclusive, Sports, Uncategorized, Winter Sports

The varsity girls soccer team faced a narrow 0-1 loss against Crystal Springs at home on Tuesday, bringing their overall record to 4-4-3 and their league record to 2-1-1. Due to strong defense by both teams in the first half, neither team was able to gain a lead, with halftime beginning at a dea...

Humans of Harker: Watercoloring the past

Humans of Harker: Watercoloring the past

by Anoushka Buch, TALON Co-People and Seniors Editor

January 18, 2019


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

A brush makes an organic, watery magenta stroke on thick paper, the first line on an otherwise pristine sheet. As time goes on and the color dries, the brush retraces its strokes on the paper and creates new ones, each swirl of color part of a bigger piece: a woman’s face, her beautiful eyes focused...

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