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After four months Mr. Triefenbach returns to campus

After four months Mr. Triefenbach returns to campus

May 31, 2010

Four surgeries, four months. Computer Science teacher Fred Triefenbach came back to school on Monday, May 28, after undergoing surgery and rehabilitation on his knees. Read More »...

2010 College Map

2010 College Map

by Shreya Nathan & Mahum Jamal

May 21, 2010

The traditional map showing where the class of 2010 will matriculate was distributed in this year's final issue of The Winged Post.

Class of 2010 reigns supreme

Class of 2010 reigns supreme

by Shreya Nathan

April 30, 2010

The Class of 2010 finished first in the annual spirit competition with a tally total of 52735 points. In second place were the juniors with 44490 points; in third, the sophomores with 40180 points; and in fourth, the freshmen with 35285 points. Read More »...

Orchestra places first: selected to play encore performance

Orchestra places first: selected to play encore performance

by Aditi Ashok

April 23, 2010

On April 19, the Upper School Orchestra received top honors during their debut recital at the Los Angeles Festival of Gold, earning them an encore performance later that evening. Read More »...

Robotics team competes in annual FIRST event

Robotics team competes in annual FIRST event

by Tiffany Chien & Shreya Nathan

April 4, 2010

Every year for a weekend in March, hundreds of high school students gather at the Event Center at San Jose State University to compete in the Silicon Valley Regional robotics competition, one of many regional tournaments run by For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST). Read More »...

What is a Harker family…

What is a Harker family…

by Shreya Nathan, Nayeon Kim, Alisha Mayor

March 15, 2010

No family is traditional, and in the openness of the 21st century, the American family dynamic is rapidly changing. In this school alone, various students have grown up with same-sex parents, dealt with divorce, and endured having family abroad, among other circumstances. Read More »...

Vandalism hits bathrooms on campus

Vandalism hits bathrooms on campus

by Shannon O'Reilly & Nilesh Murali

March 5, 2010

There has been routine clogging of the toilets of the girls’ bathroom in Main Hall by excessive toilet paper, toiletries, and even food. Students, maintenance, and administration are all flummoxed by this vandalism. Read More »...

Sophomores present at annual Teens in Tech conference

Sophomores present at annual Teens in Tech conference

by Akshay Aggarwal

February 18, 2010

On Saturday, February 6, Google’s offices in San Francisco held the annual Teens in Tech Conference and hosted 13 speakers, two of whom were sophomores Daniela Lapidous and Shreya Indukuri. Read More »...

Second Intel competition finalist in school history

Second Intel competition finalist in school history

by Daniela Lapidous

January 31, 2010

On January 26, Namrata Anand (12) was announced to the school as an Intel Science Talent Search Finalist. Mark Pettinger returned with yet another check to reward her research efforts in the field of astrophysics. Read More »...

A lifetime labor of Love

A lifetime labor of Love

by Rishi Bhatia

January 15, 2010

Ever since she was eight years old, Alexandra Mattraw (English teacher) has been writing poems. Her work will soon reach a major milestone, as Achiote Press is in the process of publishing her chapbook, entitled “Projection.” Mattraw explained that “in the poetry world, a chapbook is a chapter...

Earthquake jolts campus

Earthquake jolts campus

by Tara Hansen & Isha Kawatra

January 7, 2010

Thursday, January 7, at 10:09:35 a.m., an earthquake of magnitude 4.1 on the Richter scale occurred near Milpitas. With a depth of 9 km, the quake was shallow. However, it was still felt at Harker, approximately 17 miles away from the epicenter of the quake. The aftershock that happened 27 minutes later...

Brother and sister set personal bests at swimming nationals

Brother and sister set personal bests at swimming nationals

by Pavitra Rengarajan

December 11, 2009

Last Thursday through Saturday, from December 3 to 5, Jessica Khojasteh (11) and Kevin Khojasteh (10) traveled to Federal Way, Washington to participate in the 2009 AT&T Short Course National Championships for swimming. Read More »...

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