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The student news site of The Harker School.

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Despite its accolades, warning signs about the Pac-12’s future emerged in June 2022, when powerhouse football schools UCLA and USC announced their imminent departure for the Big Ten. Following various failed attempts to negotiate with networks and bring the conference back together, each school bar two finalized plans to join other conferences in the 2024-2025 season.

And then there were two: Pac-12 dissolution ripples through fans, athletes

by Katerina Matta, Co-Sports Editor February 3, 2024

A bruin, a sun devil and a husky walk into a room. What do they have in common? They each represent a mascot from the Pac-12 Conference, which announced its dissolution earlier this year. Comprised...

The tables in the orchard sit deserted as students remain indoors to escape the heat on Tuesday afternoon, when temperatures reached over 100 degrees. A record-breaking heat wave on the West Coast raised temperatures to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit at the upper school campus, leading to the cancellation of outdoor activities this week.

Temperatures reach record highs in week-long heat wave, upper school cancels outdoor activities

by Felix Chen, Isabella Lo, and Emma Gao September 8, 2022

A record-breaking heat wave on the West Coast raised temperatures to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit at the upper school campus, leading to the cancellation of outdoor activities this week. As per school...

Harker Journalism strategic introduce themselves at Tuesdays school meeting. This years first school meeting included presentations by Model UN, Conservatory, HarkerDev, journalism and athletics.

School meeting recap 8/23/22: First week of school, performing arts and fall sports updates

by Shareen Chahal and Claire Zhao August 26, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Kris Estrada (12) began the first school meeting of the 2022-23 school year on Tuesday.  Model UN Secretary Generals Mir Bahri (12) and Krish Maniar (12) performed...

Quarterback Rohan Gorti (11) speaks with Coach Sidhart Krishnamurthi on the sideline during the varsity football team’s match against Crystal Springs last year. “Sid brings passion, organization, and energy to the program,” upper school athletics director Dan Molin said. “The students are picking up their respect for his passion and the seriousness of the sport, and hes bringing good positive energy.”

From Harker athlete to football head coach: A decade later, alumnus returns to lead from the sidelines

by Emily Tan and Medha Yarlagadda February 11, 2022

harkeraquila · Aquila Audible of "From Harker athlete to football head coach" Rhythmic thuds of varsity football players’ steps fill the air as the students perform ladder agility drills...

Many young athletes struggle to prioritize mental health while juggling academic and athletic commitments. A survey conducted by the University of Wisconsin found that 68% of student-athletes have anxiety high enough to require therapeutic support.

‘No athlete wants to step back’

by Sarah Mohammed and Tiffany Chang November 27, 2021

Basketball and track and field athlete Alexa Lowe (12) remembers the winter and spring seasons when she would arrive home late at night after a tiring day of practice. The pressure to be more efficient...

Rachel Hernandez (10) serves the ball. The varsity girls tennis team defeated Menlo 6-1 on Saturday at Bay Club Los Gatos to repeat as CCS Champions.

Varsity girls tennis team repeats as CCS Champions with 6-1 victory over Menlo

by Alysa Suleiman and Vishnu Kannan November 16, 2021

The varsity girls tennis team defeated Menlo 6-1 on Saturday at Bay Club Los Gatos to win their second consecutive Central Coast Section (CCS) Championship.  Natasha Rajaram (10), Sophie Hernandez...

Instructor Loren Due and Melody Yazdi (12) practice a move during a capoeira session in April 2019. In addition to capoeira, after school PE class offerings include fencing, yoga, fitness for life, and after school fitness.

Registration for after school classes to fill PE credit requirement open to all grade levels

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor September 4, 2021

Registration for after school classes for PE credit opened to seniors this past week on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. and to all other grades the following day at 11:15 am. Students can register for these PE...

Upper school prepares for distribution day and upcoming school year

by Alysa Suleiman and Irene Yuan June 2, 2021

After Santa Clara County entered the yellow tier on May 18, the upper school also moved forward with loosening campus protocols during the last few weeks of the spring semester and outlined plans for...

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