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Seniors and juniors celebrate close of school year with annual Baccalaureate ceremony

Seniors and juniors celebrate close of school year with annual Baccalaureate ceremony

by Erica Cai and Anna Vazhaeparambil

May 23, 2019


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Students of the class of 2019 and 2020 gathered in the quad with parents and faculty on yesterday for the annual Baccalaureate ceremony, an event where the current senior class passes down their responsibility as leaders of the school to the junior class. “I think it is important to symbolically...

Behind the Scenes: Students rehearse for annual Senior Showcase performance

Behind the Scenes: Students rehearse for annual Senior Showcase performance

by Esha Gohil and Gloria Zhang

May 21, 2019


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The annual Senior Showcase premiered the performances of graduating Certificate Program seniors and their accompaniments last Friday at 7 p.m. in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center’s Patil Theater (RPAC). The upper school’s conservatory Certificate Program includes a four-year study within a f...

Live Coverage: Boys Volleyball takes on Monta Vista in NorCal finals

Live Coverage: Boys Volleyball takes on Monta Vista in NorCal finals

by Aditya Singhvi, Anna Vazhaeparambil, and Shreya Srinivasan

May 18, 2019


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Monta Vista has won the Division 1 NorCal championship to defend their title 22-25, 25-23, 19-25, 25-19, 15-13. Be sure to catch our game recap, coming soon to Harker Aquila. 4:14 p.m. The CIF Norcal Division awarded Jeffery with the Pursuing Victory with Honor award, and CIF NorCal runner-up medals...

States across the country pass restrictive anti-abortion legislation

States across the country pass restrictive anti-abortion legislation

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

May 17, 2019


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Following a wave of anti-abortion legislation that has recently risen up to challenge federal law, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed the nation’s most controversial abortion bill into law last Tuesday night, creating a near-total ban on abortions, except in the case of a life-threatening situation. A week ...

Live Coverage: Boys Volleyball takes on Bellarmine in NorCal semifinals

Live Coverage: Boys Volleyball takes on Bellarmine in NorCal semifinals

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

May 16, 2019


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The game is now over, with the Eagles winning comfortably 25-15, 25-21, 25-20. Be sure to catch our game recap coming soon to Harker Aquila. 8:19 p.m. Despite a commendable Bellarmine team bringing the score to 23-20, the Eagles, off a  Bellarmine fault and a Jarett hit, have won the third set 2...

Swimmers post strong results at States

Swimmers post strong results at States

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

May 11, 2019


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The four-man Harker swim contingent, comprising of Ethan Hu (11), Matthew Chung (10), Rhys Edwards (10), and Jason Kwok (10), placed fourth at the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Swimming Championships, held yesterday and today in Clovis. Ethan smashed two state meet records, creating...

Boys volleyball wins CCS Division 3, overpowers Carmel

Boys volleyball wins CCS Division 3, overpowers Carmel

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

May 11, 2019


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The varsity boys volleyball team defeated the Carmel Padres 29-27, 25-17, 25-18 to clinch the Central Coast Section (CCS) Division 3 title in a historic game this afternoon. This game marked a rematch of last year's CCS championship final, which the Eagles lost 23-25, 17-25, 25-22, 25-18, 18-16 to...

Students complete first week of AP testing

Students complete first week of AP testing

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

May 9, 2019


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Students completed their first week of AP exams on May 10, ending the week with the United States History and Physics 2 exams. Another week of AP testing lies ahead, with 17 exams being offered next week, including Biology, Calculus AB and BC, Art History, and Music Theory. This past week, 17 exams...

This is Quadchella: Harker’s biannual music festival celebrates talent and “chillaxing”

This is Quadchella: Harker’s biannual music festival celebrates talent and “chillaxing”

by Gloria Zhang, Features Editor

May 8, 2019


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“I don’t care. I don’t care. I don’t care. I don’t care. You’re a square. You’re a square. You’re a square. You’re a square.” The rhythmic beats of lil strype’s, also known as Nathaniel “Nash” Melisso (11), “idc (prod. 408)” reverberates around campus. The chorus of the e...

Volleyball honors seniors, defeats Los Altos

Volleyball honors seniors, defeats Los Altos

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

May 5, 2019


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The varsity boys volleyball team honored seniors Chris Gong, Jarett Anderson and Charlie Molin during a senior night ceremony held on May 1 in the athletic center before a match against Los Altos, which the Eagles won 25-12, 25-12, 25-20. The crowd had an opportunity to write messages on individual...

Upper school orchestra celebrates seniors in annual spring concert

Upper school orchestra celebrates seniors in annual spring concert

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

May 3, 2019


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Wrapping up a year of concerts and performances, the upper school orchestra played their final concert of the school year in the Patil Theater tonight, honoring senior musicians in an expansive collection of pieces that ranged from Harry Potter to Stravinsky. The show, which began at 8 p.m. following...

Upper school vocal ensembles celebrate nature in eco-music choral concert

Upper school vocal ensembles celebrate nature in eco-music choral concert

by Alysa Su, Reporter

May 2, 2019


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Colorful lights illuminate the wide stage as a flood of students briskly step to their places on the multi-leveled risers. With a precise flick of her hand, Susan Nace, upper school vocal teacher and director of Camerata, Cantilena and co-director of Bel Canto, begins to conduct “Turn the World Around”,...

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