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Varsity boys water polo defeats Cupertino during senior night

Varsity boys water polo defeats Cupertino during senior night

by Heidi Zhang, TALON Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2018


Filed under Boys Water Polo, Fall Sports, Online Exclusive, Sports

The varsity boys water polo team triumphed 15-6 over the Cupertino high school Pioneers with at their senior night at Singh Aquatic Center last Thursday, bringing their overall record to 11-8. The senior night ceremony, which began at 4 p.m., honored seven seniors: Bobby Bloomquist, Joshua Browe...

Social justice transforms sports

Social justice transforms sports

by Varsha Rammohan and Gloria Zhu

October 17, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winged Post

In light of recent events regarding Nike’s campaign featuring former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Serena Williams’ controversial defeat at the 2018 U.S. Open, sports fans and activists worldwide have ignited a conversation regarding athletes’ political and social liberties. Kaeper...

Put your eagles up: eagle mascot and logo amplify spirit on campus

Put your eagles up: eagle mascot and logo amplify spirit on campus

by Ryan Guan, Jessie Wang and Muthu Panchathantham, Executive news editor and reporters

October 17, 2018


Filed under School Meeting, Sports, Winged Post

A school meeting drones on, students slowly slipping into Morpheus’s embrace, when, out of the blue, a shout rends the air, stirring them out of their stupor. “PUT YOUR EAGLES UP!” The sound echoes through the gym, and soon, thumbs are joined together, hands placed in a semblance of wings, rais...

Captains’ Council established, holds first meeting

Captains’ Council established, holds first meeting

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Spring Sports, Winged Post, Winter Sports

The captain’s council, a group of about 50 athletic captains and other emerging team leaders, met for the first time on Sept. 18. The council, led by athletic director Dan Molin, volleyball coach and middle school athletic director Theresa “Smitty” Smith, water polo coach Ted Ujifusa and football ...

Kick back with Kushal: Another season lost for the 49ers?

Kick back with Kushal: Another season lost for the 49ers?

by Kushal Shah, Columnist

October 17, 2018


Filed under Kick back with Kushal, Sports, Winged Post

A few weeks ago, my hopes and dreams were slashed. The unexpected happened. The unforeseen happened. The heart-breaking happened. Jimmy Garoppolo, the young buck who the 49ers were going to ride to the playoffs with, was horribly injured. Well, there goes another season down the drain for the 49ers. Y...

Cheer: Behind the scenes

Cheer: Behind the scenes

by Sara Yen, Asst. Features Editor

October 14, 2018


Filed under Cheerleading, Fall Sports, Online Exclusive, Sports, Winter Sports

“High kicks!” a captain shouts to the three rows of cheerleaders facing her, leading stretches in the mirrored brightly-lit practice room. Following the captain, the cheerleaders rapidly swing their legs up and down ten times, their arms held in a “V” above their heads. In stark contrast to the...

Homecoming 2018: The game in pictures

Homecoming 2018: The game in pictures

by Aditya Singhvi, Kathy Fang, and Nicole Chen

October 6, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Online Exclusive, Showcase, Sports

The Eagles dominated the Lobos from Elsie Allen High for a shutdown 56-0 victory yesterday night in front of a large homecoming crowd, bringing their overall record to 5-2. Defensive back Giovanni Rofa (11) broke a school record by recording four interceptions, three of which he returned for touc...

Varsity Girls Golf wins against Sacred Heart Prep, maintains streak

Varsity Girls Golf wins against Sacred Heart Prep, maintains streak

by Anthony Xu, TALON Co-Academics Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Golf, Golf, Online Exclusive, Sports

The varsity girls golf team won its match 196-261 against Sacred Heart Preparatory at Sharon Heights Country Club last Monday, bringing their overall record to 5-0. The girls were coming off of a 4-0 record and looked to notch another victory against the Gators. Despite not having played on this ...

Upper school hosts Hi5 Youth Fundraiser

Upper school hosts Hi5 Youth Fundraiser

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

September 23, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Sports

An India-based non-profit group hosted a basketball event at Harker last weekend to spread awareness of the organization among local high schoolers. In an effort to broaden their reach to America, the Hi5 Youth Foundation held their first event in the U.S. to gauge local interest in the organizat...

Alternate Sports: The unconventional aspect of non-traditional sports doesn’t make them any less valuable

Alternate Sports: The unconventional aspect of non-traditional sports doesn’t make them any less valuable

by Saloni Shah, Columnist and Assistant Humans of Harker Editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive, Sports

Sweat dripping in a constant stream down their exhausted faces and feet pounding across the lush, green field in an attempt to catch the flying disc, a group of teenage boys and girls laugh while playing Ultimate, also known as Ultimate frisbee, at the Heritage Oaks Park in Los Altos. The teens bask...

Apex: Sophomore fencer plays chess with knives

Apex: Sophomore fencer plays chess with knives

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under Apex, Online Exclusive, Showcase, Sports

On a raised stage in St. Louis, surrounded by referees, cameras and supporters, two fencers, clad in silver and white armor, stand perfectly still, blades raised, in anticipation for the final point of the national championship title. In the Facebook video, the referee shouts, and the two fencers beg...

Varsity girls volleyball defeats Westmont in four sets

Varsity girls volleyball defeats Westmont in four sets

by Nina Gee, Staff Illustrator

September 10, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, Online Exclusive, Sports, Volleyball

The varsity girls volleyball team defeated Westmont in four sets on Friday, the respective scores being 25-22, 18-25, 25-11 and 25-15. This brings their overall record to 5-3. The Eagles started out strong, going head-to-head with Westmont for the first half of the set, before Westmont began pulling ...

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