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Upper School Math teacher Caren Furtado hosts the Are You Smarter Than a Teacher Event at lunch on Tuesday. Participants were asked questions like “Which college has a Squirrel Club?” and “What is Lord Voldemort’s real name?”

Spirit Week Day 2: Students and teachers dress as “Tacky Tourists,” battle in trivia game

by Anika Maji and Claire Bauschlicher March 26, 2024

Upper school students competed against teachers in a trivia-style competition during Tuesday lunch and dressed up according to a “Tacky Tourist” theme to mark the second day of Spirit Week. The...

Jia Jia Jiang (11) puts the finishing touches on her groups marshmallow-spaghetti tower during lunch on Monday. Jia Jias team built the highest standing tower in the competition.

Homecoming Week Day 1: Classes dress up for musical theme and marshmallow-spaghetti tower building competition

by Tiffany Zhu, Reporter October 2, 2023

Upper school students and faculty commenced Homecoming Week by dressing up in their class themes, and students competed to build marshmallow-spaghetti towers in front of Manzanita Hall on Monday.  Students...

HSLT President Arjun Moogimane (12) catches a football in a game of tag football with new and returning members of HSLT. Tag football was a popular game to play during free time at the HSLT retreat on Aug. 16.

HSLT retreats to Santa Cruz for day of bonding and preparation

by Chayce Milheim, Co-Photo Editor and Co-Organizations Editor August 25, 2023

18 new and returning members of the Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT) bused to Santa Cruz on Aug. 16 to get to know each other and plan events for the upcoming school year.  The retreat began at...

Upper school math teacher Anthony Silk judges one of the LEGO towers during the skyscraper building competition yesterday during lunch. With the sophomore and junior towers reaching the same height, the junior tower narrowly attained victory in a decision based on its design.

HSLT adapts to inclement weather with LEGO skyscraper building competition

by Felix Chen and Emma Gao March 29, 2023

Around 30 students from each class participated in a LEGO skyscraper building competition as part of Spirit Week activities in the Innovation Center during lunch yesterday.  Due to heavy rain, the...

Katie Wang (12), Laurie Jin (12), Zubin Khera (12), Jacob Fernandez (12), Miki Mitarai (11) and Sawyer Lai (12) sing Christmas songs during the Winterfest celebration in front of Manzanita Hall on Thursday after school. “[Winterfest] was a huge success, and thats down to the hard work, the dedication and the creativity of our HSLT,” Director of Student Organizations Eric Kallbrier said. “A lot of our HSLT members
didnt even get to participate in the activities, but they got their joy out of making joy for others.

Winter wonderland: Students and faculty delight in holiday-themed spirit festivities

by Felix Chen and Ella Yee December 17, 2022

Members of the Harker community enjoyed winter spirit activities from elf spaghetti to ice fishing in events organized by the Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT) and Student Activities Board (SAB) throughout...

Jason Yi (10) receives a ballot from Jai Vir Mehta (12) at the Harker Student Mock Election registration desk on Monday. When voting becomes something that we build into our schedules as a responsibility of being a community member, were more likely to turn out to elections, upper school history and social science teacher Carol Green said.

Harker’s Student Mock Election boasts 48.9 percent voter turnout

by Ella Yee, Co-News Editor October 16, 2022

392 upper school students voted in Harker’s Student Mock Election held in history and social science teacher Carol Green’s room on Monday. With California Midterms occurring in less than a month...

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