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Skating the curves

Skating the curves

by Nicole Tian, Co-Lifestyle Editor

December 7, 2019

High schooler Esteban Rodriguez leans against the rails of the Lake Cunningham Actions Sports Park in San Jose, nonchalantly flipping his black board emblazoned with a painted white skull, its bare teeth and exposed gums clenching onto the scales of a red-eyed viper. The azure edges of the board have b...

HarkerDev heads towards future

HarkerDev heads towards future

by Emily Tan, Assistant Features Editor

December 7, 2019

Standing behind the microphone in front of the student body and faculty, Bennett Liu (12), John Lynch (11), Gloria Zhu (10) and Chirag Kaushik (10), the four admins of the upper school’s software development organization HarkerDev, preview applications coming soon to the upper school, like an app ...

“Students, teachers take a stand”: March for Education rallies support for educational funding

“Students, teachers take a stand”: March for Education rallies support for educational funding

by Kathy Fang, Arushi Saxena, and Alysa Suleiman

November 19, 2019

Over 100 people gathered in César Chavez Plaza in downtown San Jose on Nov. 9 as part of the March for Education, an event hosted by GEN-Up, a student-led social justice organization and student-activist coalition. The event featured talks from student speakers and elected officials, as well as a rally...

More than just paint: Street art speaks out on public walls

More than just paint: Street art speaks out on public walls

by Arely Sun, Co-Lifestyle Editor

November 16, 2019

Sandwiched between a hot pink complex and a beige building in San Francisco, a colorful alley decorated from top to bottom with murals hides in plain sight. Painted words, flowers and symbols extend down the concrete of the narrow street and flow into other sentences and designs. Clarion Alley is ju...

Fall Quadchella invites students, faculty to watch performances through informal talent show

Fall Quadchella invites students, faculty to watch performances through informal talent show

by Sriya Batchu, Reporter

November 16, 2019

Harker’s biannual Quadchella talent show invited students and faculty to watch an array of performances in the quad during long lunch on Nov. 7. This Quadchella contained a total of four teacher acts and six student acts. Face painting provided by the art club along with popcorn and tattoos were a...

Heart of Harker: An introduction!

Heart of Harker: An introduction!

by Scott Engelhardt, Guest Writer

November 10, 2019

Hey Eagles, it’s Mr. Engelhardt or Mr. E, the new attendance coordinator! I haven’t had the chance to meet all of you yet, so I wanted to take this chance to introduce myself. I’ve loved the vibrant community here at the Upper School, and I hope that everyone feels totally comfortable coming...

Hurricane Dorian strikes coast: Rebuild process begins after 8 billion dollars in damages

Hurricane Dorian strikes coast: Rebuild process begins after 8 billion dollars in damages

by Anmol Velagapudi and Irene Yuan

November 9, 2019

Dorian, the latest major incident of climate change, was the most intense tropical storm on record to hit the Bahamas. Causing more than seven billion dollars in damages, it is just one of the many hurricanes and cyclones that have occurred this year. As weather changes, storms escalate and the planet ...

Judge rules in favor of Harvard in affirmative action battle

Judge rules in favor of Harvard in affirmative action battle

by Eric Fang and Sara Yen

October 21, 2019

In the midst of college application season, the results of a lawsuit claiming that Harvard University discriminates against Asian American applicants has sparked conversation among upper school students, a majority of whom identify as Asian American. The judge in the trial, Allison Burroughs, ruled on Oct. 1 in fa...

Editorial: Race-conscious admissions maintain diversity in college

Editorial: Race-conscious admissions maintain diversity in college

October 20, 2019

Two weeks ago, Judge Allison Burroughs ruled that Harvard University’s use of race in the college admissions process is legal and not discriminatory against Asian Americans as was alleged by the group Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) in 2014.  In short, the court upheld affirmative action, the ...

Perspectives: Conversation on Columbus Day

Perspectives: Conversation on Columbus Day

by Catherine Feng, Arya Maheshwari, and Aditya Singhvi

October 20, 2019

Day celebrates more than Columbus 1891, New Orleans, 11 Italian-Americans die in the single largest mass lynching in American history. Their killers? “The first, best, and even the most law-abiding, of the citizens,” according to the case’s grand jury.  During the wave of immigration from 1...

In conversation with Congressman Ro Khanna: Khanna weighs in on impeachment, political activism and the housing crisis

In conversation with Congressman Ro Khanna: Khanna weighs in on impeachment, political activism and the housing crisis

by Eric Fang, Arushi Saxena, and Anna Vazhaeparambil

October 18, 2019

Settling into a large suede armchair, Congressman Ro Khanna took a slow sip of his coffee. Over the next half hour, Khanna discussed his work as a representative since 2016 and key issues faced by his constituents, including housing, student debt and climate change.  Khanna represents California’s 17th congressional di...

Campaigning for Canada: Candidates from different parties seek to replace Trudeau

Campaigning for Canada: Candidates from different parties seek to replace Trudeau

by Lucy Ge and Varsha Rammohan

October 18, 2019

Canada’s 43rd general election will take place on Oct. 21 in order to elect members of Parliament. Canadian Governor General Julie Payette dissolved Parliament on Sept. 11, officially marking the start of the election campaign. In the upcoming election, current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau w...

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