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Extracurricular activities and programs transition to remote learning

Director of Roleplays Anika Muddu (10) teaches how to prepare for and present a roleplay at DECA Launch. “The conference experience was mainly something that we might be missing out [on] because the preparation for DECA can be done over Zoom or you can Facetime, but the in-conference experience is something that I don’t think we’ll get to convey to the freshmen this year,” Harker DECA CEO Lisa Barooah said. Everyone who’s ever done DECA can tell you the conferences are the most fun part.”
September 10, 2020

With the 2020-21 school year beginning remotely, both students and faculty are experiencing the changes that come with having extracurricular activities online. Many of these extracurriculars relied on...

Print to protect

Parts of 15 orange and black masks that Will Yashar (10) 3D-printed lie on a table. “It was nice to see everyone helping for the common good, that was inspiring,” Will said. “Everyone’s helping in their own way, [this] was just the way I could help.”
Student community helps 3D-print masks at home
April 30, 2020

The soft whir of the Prusa I3 Mk3 3D printing machine hums in Will Yashar’s (10) garage-turned-workspace as he pulls up the plastic mask prototype on his laptop. Surrounding the printers are large rolls...

Giving during the holidays

Griffin Crook (12) stands next to the doughnut holes he purchased dressed in a festive blazer and Santa hat. Griffin announced during school meeting on Dec. 6 that he had purchased 2000 doughnut holes for his fellow students to enjoy in the spirit of holiday cheer.
Students and faculty spread joy through generosity
January 5, 2020

After the conclusion of the previous announcement, the projector in front of the school assembly simply flashed to display a single slide introducing Griffin Crook (12). A ripple of chatter spread through...

Fifth annual service fair features volunteer organizations and service opportunities for students

Vaishnavi Murari (11) talks about service opportunities at the intersection of music and computer science as a student representative for the volunteer organization MusiCodes, along with the co-founders Michelle Si (11) and Aarzu Gupta (12), at the annual service fair. The service fair featured booths from 28 volunteer organizations in the Nichols Auditorium on Oct. 30.
November 6, 2019

Student-led and local volunteer organizations presented various community service opportunities to upper school students during the annual service fair, which was held in the Nichols Auditorium on Oct....

Heart of Harker: A positive snowball effect

Heart of Harker: A positive snowball effect
February 24, 2019

Two years ago, I was debating against a talented opponent at the California Debate Tournament. While waiting for the judge’s decision, I asked if I would see him at an upcoming tournament. Shockingly,...

Freshmen travel to Coyote Valley for annual service trip

Members of the class of 2022 clear invasive plant species from the side of a trail at the Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve. The freshmen received five hours of service for their work on the annual community service trip.
October 10, 2018

Freshmen visited the Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve for their annual community service trip, while juniors and sophomores took the PSAT exam today from 8 a.m. to around 11 a.m. and seniors enjoyed a...

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