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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


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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,”...

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


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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


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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-Directed Showcase presents comedies, dramas under seniors’ direction

Student-Directed Showcase presents comedies, dramas under seniors’ direction

by Jessie Wang, Reporter

January 16, 2019


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This year’s four Student-Directed Showcase (SDS) shows, directed by seniors Dilara Ezer, Emmy Huchley, Ellie Lang-Ree, and Neha Premkumar, were performed last Friday and Saturday in the Patil Theater. SDS is an annual project of the upper school's Conservatory program, giving four seniors the chance...

San Jose City Council approves loan plan for federal airport employees working without pay

San Jose City Council approves loan plan for federal airport employees working without pay

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

January 15, 2019


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San Jose City Council officials have called a special meeting scheduled for tomorrow to address a potential loan plan for airport federal employees at the Norman Y. Mineta International Airport who are currently working without pay as a result of the ongoing government shutdown. The council meeting, which will begin at 2 p.m. tomorrow, will address action plans to provide aid for local federal airport...

Partial government shutdown becomes longest in American history

Partial government shutdown becomes longest in American history

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

January 12, 2019


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The partial government shutdown has surpassed the record for the longest shutdown in American history, extending into its twenty-second day as the fight over government spending between the president and Congress continues. According to a press release issued by the House Committee on Appropriations,...

Seniors named Regeneron scholars

Seniors named Regeneron scholars

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

January 11, 2019


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Seven seniors — Ayush Alag, Cameron Jones, Natasha Maniar, Ruhi Sayana, Katherine Tian, Cindy Wang and Richard Wang — were named Regeneron Science Talent Search scholars on Wednesday. The science research competition selected 300 high school seniors in total from 1,964 entrants, awarding $2,000...

American Party System, Take Six

American Party System, Take Six

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

January 6, 2019


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Nov. 6, 2018—the fated, long anticipated Election Day—came and passed in a flurry of red and blue. Voters around the country trickled into the polls to register and cast their ballots, newspapers and broadcasts ran nonstop programs and the nation held its breath in anticipation of the final results:...

Harker community commemorates legacy of former president George H.W. Bush

Harker community commemorates legacy of former president George H.W. Bush

by Varsha Rammohan, Copy Editor

December 9, 2018


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Representative for Texas’ 7th District, ambassador to the United Nations, chairman of the Republican National Committee, director of the Central Intelligence Agency — George H.W. Bush wore several hats during his life but was most well-known for his role as the 41st president of the United States. Bush...

Arrive Alive tour teaches dangers of distracted driving

Arrive Alive tour teaches dangers of distracted driving

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

December 5, 2018


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The Arrive Alive tour, an organization that brings simulations and information about distracted driving to the likes of school campuses, visited the upper school today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students and faculty could simulate driving on courses such as a city street or a mountainside road while trying...

How to support the Northern California Camp Fire victims from campus

How to support the Northern California Camp Fire victims from campus

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

December 5, 2018


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After the state's deadliest wildfire ravaged several Northern California counties last month and recovery efforts continue, several groups on campus will host fundraisers in order to assist victims. The journalism room and the office of community service director Kerry Enzensperger are accepting donations...

Four choral groups perform songs from around the world in winter concert

Four choral groups perform songs from around the world in winter concert

by Zachary Hoffman, TALON Reporter

December 2, 2018


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Tambourines shake in hand and piano plays in the background; the voices of Harker’s choirs ring inside the theater. The Winter Concert featured performances by Bel Canto, Camerata, Cantilena and SUS4 at the annual non-ticketed event in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center on Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. The...

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