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Madeline Hansen (12) and Ysabel Chen (12) attend the reception for Michelle Liu’s (12) Honors Directed Portfolio exhibition. Five senior students created art work for their own exhibitions in the semester-long Honors Directed Portfolio course.

Honors Directed Portfolio senior student art showcases come to a close

by Alena Suleiman, Asst. A&E Editor March 26, 2022

The Honors Directed Portfolio art showcases started the week of Jan. 31 and continued through the week of March 21, displaying the works of five senior students who are taking the Honors Directed Portfolio...

The Black History Month board in Main hallway is decorated with short biographies and pictures of various influential Black people from around the world in celebration of Black History Month. Notable Black people which the Black Student Union (BSU) included in the Student Diversity Coalition board range from athletes to actors to politicans.

Upper school Black Student Union holds fundraiser celebrating Black History Month

by Ananya Sriram and Ariana Goetting March 10, 2022

Members of Harker’s Black Student Union (BSU) celebrated Black History Month in February by selling desserts from local Black-owned businesses during long lunches outside of Manzanita to promote mental...

“I can remember every show and every dance I’ve been in — maybe not remember the steps to it, but I can definitely remember all the feelings that go into them. [Whenever] I finished a dance, no matter how stressed out I was before or how much my body had hurt before I always came off the stage feeling very happy, Brooklyn Cicero (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Push to perform

by Jessica Tang, Co-Photo Editor March 1, 2022

Brooklyn Cicero (12) recounts her most memorable dance performance at the Santana Row Tree Lighting Ceremony in eighth grade with a smile. Gift bags in hand, festive Christmas shoppers wandered from store...

Student Diversity Coalition representatives Uma Iyer (12) and Brooklyn Cicero (12) introduce Challenge Day on Friday. “[Challenge Day] was truly a transformative experience,” Brooklyn said in her speech. “It brought me a lot closer to my peers and allowed me to get very vulnerable with them, something that was a bit hard to do at first, but eventually I got used to it.”

Student Diversity Coalition announces Challenge Day event for juniors and seniors

by Isha Moorjani, News Editor September 7, 2021

The Student Diversity Coalition (SDC) gave a presentation to juniors and seniors in the Auxiliary Gym on Friday about Challenge Day, which will be held on Friday, Sept. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m....

Marchers attend a rally in San Francisco on June 19, 2020, to commemorate Black history and advocate for investment in education. Last Wednesday, the passage of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act established June 19 as a federal holiday.

Juneteenth celebrated nationwide as a federal holiday

by Sabrina Zhu and Arjun Barrett June 23, 2021

Juneteenth celebrations were in full force Saturday following the passage of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act last Thursday, which officially established June 19 as a federal holiday. The Senate...

Olivia Guo (12) looks on after swinging at the golf ball during the team’s match against Notre-Dame Belmont. The Eagles won the match 210-297.

Weekly recap: Upper school sports drive ahead of competition

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham April 21, 2021

Volleyball Having finished their four game season, the varsity girls volleyball team achieved a 3-1 record, with three wins against Notre Dame, Castilleja and Mercy after suffering a loss in their first...

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