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Hats off to the Class of 2018: Seniors graduate at Mountain Winery

Hats off to the Class of 2018: Seniors graduate at Mountain Winery

by Kathy Fang and Nicole Chen

May 25, 2018


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Prior to the graduation ceremony, the Class of 2018 and the juniors attended the Baccalaureate ceremony, where Dolan Dworak ('18) and history teacher Julie Wheeler made speeches. ...

Green High Schools Challenge encourages environmental awareness

Green High Schools Challenge encourages environmental awareness

by Vivian Jin, Reporter

May 5, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Showcase, STEM

Upper school students recently participated in the Green High Schools Challenge against Pinewood School and The Nueva Upper School for Green Team’s Club Week. The challenge, implemented through JouleBug’s app, Shine, started at 8:00 a.m. on Apr. 16 and lasted until 12:00 p.m. on Ap. 23. Student...

Upper school community celebrates Spirit Week

Upper school community celebrates Spirit Week

by Eric Fang, Winged Post Global Editor

May 4, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Upper school students showed their Eagle pride this week by wearing creative outfits, putting on performances and participating in class competitions. In the end, the junior class barely ousted the seniors to be crowned the most spirited class of this school year. The week began with the annual regatta after...

School meeting recap 5/2

School meeting recap 5/2

by Tiffany Wong, Aquila News Editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Harker Athletics gave a short update about games this past week and encouraged students and faculty to support the teams at upcoming games this week. The varsity softball and track and field teams played videos inviting students and faculty to attend their senior nights against Castilleja and at th...

Spring musical “42nd Street” taps the night away

Spring musical “42nd Street” taps the night away

by Krishna Bheda and Sydney Takemoto

April 22, 2018


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The cast of “42nd Street,” the first upper school spring musical performed in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center, held four showings from April 19 to 21. A tap-based musical, “42nd Street” is set in New York during the Great Depression and features a small-town girl named Peggy Sawyer, wh...

Harker journalism attends JEA/NSPA conference in San Francisco

Harker journalism attends JEA/NSPA conference in San Francisco

by Kathy Fang, Irina Malyugina, and Nicole Chen

April 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Fourteen student journalists from Harker attended the event to practice with their peers and learn important journalistic skills from experienced educators. Harker Aquila received its award for becoming a Pacemaker Finalist during the convention, and the Winged Post took fifth place in Best of Show. ...

Math teacher moves to the music through tango career

Math teacher moves to the music through tango career

by Rose Guan and Kathy Fang

March 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Winged Post

A singer fills the air with a plaintive melody. Dozens of tango dancers locked in tight embraces sway in time with the rich music, covering the room with intricate series of steps. Among them is upper school mathematics teacher Gabriele Stahl. Argentine tango, the style that Stahl dances,...

Students, faculty join national movement protesting for gun control

Students, faculty join national movement protesting for gun control

by Katherine Zhang, Kathy Fang, and Prameela Kottapalli

March 28, 2018


Filed under Editor's Pick, News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

  “Hey-hey! Ho-ho! The NRA has got to go!” “Enough is enough! Enough is enough!” “Rain rain go away! Take away the NRA!” “No more silence, end gun violence!” The shouts rang out as the wave of brightly colored windbreakers and ponchos surged forward. The air was cluttere...

Not one more: Thousands participate in March for Our Lives protests in Bay Area

Not one more: Thousands participate in March for Our Lives protests in Bay Area

by Nicole Chen and Prameela Kottapalli

March 26, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Over 800 March for Our Lives protests took place on Saturday, pressing for tighter gun control and safer school environments. In the Bay Area, San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland marches, among others, attracted students and teachers to join the fight.   ...

Harker community returns to Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve

Harker community returns to Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve

by Irina Malyugina, Reporter

March 24, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Twenty-five students and staff hiked an exclusive trail at the Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve on March 10. The Santa Clara Open Space Authority invited the freshmen to return to the preserve for their service earlier this year. The invitation was extended to other members of the Harker community a...

Student council hosts annual talent show Hoscars in Patil Theater

Student council hosts annual talent show Hoscars in Patil Theater

by Farah Hosseini, Reporter

March 23, 2018


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Upper school students and faculty attended the return of talent show Hoscars today in the Patil Theater of the Rothschild Performing Arts Center. Due to limited seating in the venue, two showings of Hoscars were held for underclassmen to watch the first round of performances and the upperclassmen...

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