Harker Aquila

Memorial to be held for alumnus Sandip Nirmel, remembered as a president, teammate and friend

Memorial to be held for alumnus Sandip Nirmel, remembered as a president, teammate and friend

by Eric Fang and Gloria Zhang

June 17, 2019

Everyone who attended Harker at the same time as Sandip Nirmel (’17) knew who he was. From giving a speech at the class of 2020’s matriculation to running school meetings, Sandip led the student body with a characteristic smile and a baritone announcer’s voice. However, people’s fondest memories of Sand...

Alumnus Sandip Nirmel dies of “extended illness,” the Crimson reports

Alumnus Sandip Nirmel dies of “extended illness,” the Crimson reports

by Gloria Zhang and Eric Fang

May 26, 2019

The Harvard Crimson reported Friday that alumni Sandip Nirmel (’17, Harvard ’21) died on Thursday after “an extended illness,” according to an email sent by Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana to students Friday morning. Sandip was involved in the Harker upper school student council all four ye...

College here I come!

College here I come!

by Erica Cai, Esha Gohil, Saloni Shah, and Alysa Su

May 23, 2019

In just a few months, a quarter of the Harker Upper School population will be heading off to college, into the great beyond. To prepare our beloved seniors for the next stage of their journeys, seasoned alumni shared some words of wisdom that might enrich soon-to-be freshmen’s college experience. Advice #1...

Conservatory seniors honored at annual Senior Showcase

Conservatory seniors honored at annual Senior Showcase

by Varsha Rammohan and Irene Yuan

May 23, 2019

Senior members of the upper school conservatory certificate program performed at the annual senior showcase last Friday. This year marks the eighteenth anniversary of the showcase since the first one in 2002, where the inaugural certificate candidates graduated. Senior showcase honors the work and ...

Bringing Capoeira to Life

Bringing Capoeira to Life

by Mark Hu and Muthu Panchanatham

April 25, 2019

Intense music plays in the background as two students bend down to touch their teacher’s feet, surrounded by their peers. They then proceed to shake hands, acknowledging each other with respect as they were taught. Suddenly, the two cartwheel into the center of the “roda” or circle of people and engage ...

Heart of Harker: Lessons in stress and pressure

Heart of Harker: Lessons in stress and pressure

by Joanna Lin, Alumna Guest Writer

April 25, 2019

You’ll never get there. Right now, all that matters is college. Once you get in (and you WILL get in), it’s internships, grad school, med school. And afterwards, your own lab, your own practice, your own Silicon Valley startup. And suddenly you’ll find yourself signing your kids up for Suzuki violin ...

Head of school Brian Yager hosts first Parent Connect meeting

Head of school Brian Yager hosts first Parent Connect meeting

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

April 11, 2019

In a “town-hall” style meeting today, Brian Yager addressed three topics: Harker’s recent accreditation process, the new middle school campus, and future goals for the Harker community. Speaking in Nichols Auditorium, Yager spoke to approximately 30 parents of students from various grades, answering ...

Reunion welcomes alumni back to campus

Reunion welcomes alumni back to campus

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

January 9, 2019

Upper school alumni attended a reunion held in Nichols Atrium yesterday afternoon, where upper school teachers met and conversed with former students. This piece was originally published on Harker Aquila's Facebook page.

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