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John Near and Mitra Family Scholars stand in front of Chen Lin Mentors for a photo after the Scholar Grant Reception on April 25. During the event, five Near and four Mitra scholars shared their research experiences over the past year, with topics ranging from racial injustice in Manilatown to Peru’s “gastronomic revolution.”

Near Mitra reception celebrates nine scholars, gathers schoolwide support

by Shareen Chahal and Alena Suleiman May 8, 2023

John Near and Mitra Family Scholars and Chen Lin Mentors celebrated their projects at the Scholar Grant Reception in Nichols Hall on April 25 from 4:15 to 6 p.m.  Current seniors in the program recently...

A conceptual illustration of a transformer box commonly used by AI. While machine learning text generators like ChatGPT might seem impressive, they rarely understand the content they produce at the same level as humans.

The AI revolution isn’t here yet

by Arjun Barrett, Managing Editor March 13, 2023

Even if you haven’t had a chance to try OpenAI’s ChatGPT model yet, you’ve probably seen the unbelievably convincing text responses it can generate. Whether you ask it to compose a poem, answer an...

“[High school is] finite but not finite. Its finite in the sense that its going to eventually end. If you realize the finiteness of it, you learn to value the experiences you gain from it more, but its somewhat infinite too because the influences you gain from high school and the experiences of your high school journey are not over once you graduate high school, Austina Xu (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Expressing the infinite through the finite

by Isha Moorjani, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 31, 2022

Splashes of blue spiral with swirls of green, sharing a pas de deux on a glossy glass canvas as they effortlessly stream out of a thin paintbrush. This nebula of paint and color, expanding and spreading...

Seniors Pranav Mullappalli, Rigo Gonzales, Zain Vakath, BB Ajlouny and Nikhil Devireddy pose for a picture at the photo booth in the Nichols Rotunda. The upper school hosted its annual Homecoming Dance in Nichols Hall on Oct. 14 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Shimmering and shimmying: Homecoming dance lights up the night

by Kevin Zhang and Isha Moorjani October 27, 2022

The upper school hosted its annual Homecoming Dance in Nichols Hall on Oct. 14 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., featuring music, dancing, food and a variety of recreational activities. All students attending...

Ode to the kitchen god: a poem

Ode to the kitchen god: a poem

by Austina Xu, Guest Writer October 10, 2021

For as long as I remember, my childhood has been filled with tokens of my heritage and ancestry: for nine years I attended a local Chinese-run art studio, like most Chinese kids I took those dreaded language...

Claire Su (9) works at her desk during remote learning. Second semester finals will be delivered virtually over the course of three days during the first week of June.

First finals of school year to be delivered virtually, students prepare for final seven AP exams

by Lucy Ge and Vishnu Kannan June 2, 2021

Upper school students are gearing up to take finals from home this week and their last Advanced Placement (AP) exams next week, marking the first finals of the school year and the end of an extended AP...

26 people attended a joint workshop held by HELM and the Honor Council on Friday. It opened with a casual conversation detailing what is going to be covered.

Honor council and HELM host plagiarism workshop to discuss ethics

by Sarah Mohammed, Isha Moorjani, and Lucy Ge October 5, 2020

26 students and faculty attended a plagiarism workshop organized by honor council and Harker Eclectic Literary Magazine (HELM) on Friday over Zoom, where they learned about different examples of plagiarism...

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