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Aminis death paved the way for a renewed movement of defiance, protest and anger against Iran’s oppressive regime. Thousands of people have taken to the streets, dancing, singing, burning hijabs and defying authorities.

Pulse of the People: Iran’s resistance, one year after Mahsa Amini

by Hima Thota September 16, 2023

Today marks one year since the death of Mahsa Jina Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish Iranian woman who was stopped by the morality police for not wearing her headscarf properly. Three days after her apprehension,...

Students gather in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center (RPAC) back room during the lockdown at around 3:30 pm. Around 50 students waited in the room, dismissed thirty minutes later.

Upper school campus enters lockdown, campus all-clear

by Felix Chen, Desiree Luo, Kinnera Mulam, Gabe Sachse, and Alison Yang September 13, 2023

The upper school campus entered lockdown from 3:25 to 3:59 p.m. today after classes dismissed.   Upper school administration said authorities are investigating the cause of the lockdown. Assistant...

“Affirmative action” has transformed into a buzzword, ironically leaving behind the nuances of the policy and transforming into a reason to blame others.

Editorial: Narratives distort affirmative action

by Editorial Board September 12, 2023

In an environment as dedicated to excelling in the college admissions process as Harker, every policy and factor matters. Affirmative action always stood out, bringing the topic to center stage this June....

Outside hitter Elie Ahluwalia (10) tips the ball over the block of Scotts Valley. Players switched between swinging and tipping in order to take advantage of openings in the opponent’s defense.

Varsity girls volleyball conquers Scotts Valley three sets to none in home opener

by Kevin Zhang, Aquila Co-Managing Editor September 6, 2023

Varsity girls volleyball triumphed over Scotts Valley High School in the Eagles’ home opener on Thursday, winning three consecutive sets 25-22, 25-21 and 25-18. Scotts Valley scored the first point...

A Tesla parks near the charging stations in Harkers front parking lot. “If even 10% of the cars on the road are EVs, and they arent polluting, that would make a big difference,” Siddhi Jain (12) said.

Biden’s electric vehicle plan: Driving toward a greener future

by Victor Gong and Claire Zhao August 29, 2023

President Joe Biden announced plans on April 10 to transition the U.S. to electric vehicles in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  The “EV Acceleration Challenge” strives...

Meet our new teachers: Upper school welcomes six faculty members

Meet our new teachers: Upper school welcomes six faculty members

by Vika Gautham and Alison Yang August 28, 2023

Ambi Bobmanuel   Ambi Bobmanuel joins Harker this year as a math teacher, teaching Geometry, Honors Geometry and Algebra 2. After joining Teach for America, a nonprofit organization that...

The U.S. Women’s National Team’s (USWNT) fame brings benefits to female sports. “It is really inspiring to see that increase in popularity, attention [and] brand deals with female players,” varsity girls soccer player Sara Glusman (11) said.

“I felt really inspired:” Women’s World Cup ushers in new era

by Gabe Sachse, Katerina Matta, and Saahil Herrero August 28, 2023

Your alarm clock blares to life. Its neon digits read “3 a.m.,” the sun has yet to rise and summer vacation is in full swing, but no matter. You rub away the tiredness from your eyes and drag yourself...

Harker Journalism staff members and advisers pose for a photo in front of the Quad mural during Editors Week. TALON, Humans of Harker, Harker Aquila and Winged Post staff met to bond as a team and prepare their publications for the upcoming school year.

Behind the bylines: Harker journalism staff gears up for year ahead with Editors’ Week

by Kinnera Mulam, Winged Post Co-Editor-in-Chief August 26, 2023

39 Harker Journalism staff members, Director of Journalism Whitney Huang and Yearbook Adviser Kevin Oliver attended Editors’ Week from Aug. 8-11 in the journalism room to prepare for the 2023-24 school...

In honor of joining the Harker community, frosh sign the Harker Matriculation Book during the 2023-24 matriculation ceremony on Friday. “I feel that through matriculation and orientation, I was able to meet new people,” Varun Kaushik (9) said.

Matriculation welcomes community to new school year

by Ella Yee, Brandon Zau, and Aishani Singh August 22, 2023

Upper school students, faculty and administration honored the start of the 2023-24 school year through the annual matriculation ceremony featuring speeches, skits and music in the Zhang Gymnasium on Friday. After...

Seniors Jessica Morel, Shanaya Dhawan and Sania Gupta sketch designs in the Zentangle: Doodling for Peace workshop. Campus faculty hosted the workshops to teach seniors a variety of life skills and promote personal well-being.

Seniors unite for inaugural Senior Retreat

by Alena Suleiman, Ananya Sriram, and Kevin Zhang August 21, 2023

The Class of 2024 gathered on the upper school campus from 2:30 to 10 p.m. for Harker’s first Senior Retreat on Wednesday.  The senior class council, Student Activities Board (SAB) and administrators...

The Class of 2023 laughs while listening to Jack Hsiehs (23) valedictorian speech. This year’s graduation marked a school milestone, with the Class of 2023 joining alumni as the 20th graduating class.

Class of 2023 graduates at Mountain Winery

by Aishani Singh, Video/Podcast Editor August 11, 2023

“Clouds by nature are ephemeral, and our time at Harker has been transitory,” valedictorian Jack Hsieh (‘23) said during his speech at the Class of 2023’s graduation ceremony. The Class...

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