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Keeping up with the Kuehn Klass: Behind the scenes of an after school dance classes

Keeping up with the Kuehn Klass: Behind the scenes of an after school dance classes

by Alysa Su, Reporter

May 27, 2019

Ambient white blocks of fluorescent lights line the angled ceiling, reflecting in the wall-length mirror of the dance room. Spread across the polished wooden floor in two straight rows, dancers in the Tuesday 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 pm. “stretch, leaps and turns” class sit in a straddled stretching position...

Conservatory seniors honored at annual Senior Showcase

Conservatory seniors honored at annual Senior Showcase

by Varsha Rammohan and Irene Yuan

May 23, 2019

Senior members of the upper school conservatory certificate program performed at the annual senior showcase last Friday. This year marks the eighteenth anniversary of the showcase since the first one in 2002, where the inaugural certificate candidates graduated. Senior showcase honors the work and ...

This is Quadchella: Harker’s biannual music festival celebrates talent and “chillaxing”

This is Quadchella: Harker’s biannual music festival celebrates talent and “chillaxing”

by Gloria Zhang, Features Editor

May 8, 2019

“I don’t care. I don’t care. I don’t care. I don’t care. You’re a square. You’re a square. You’re a square. You’re a square.” The rhythmic beats of lil strype’s, also known as Nathaniel “Nash” Melisso (11), “idc (prod. 408)” reverberates around campus. The chorus of the e...

Juniors and seniors make memories at “Frozen in Time” themed prom

Juniors and seniors make memories at “Frozen in Time” themed prom

by Irina Malyugina and Kathy Fang

April 29, 2019

Seventeen floors above the lights of downtown San Jose, upper school students spent the night of April 27th "frozen in time" at this year's prom, hosted in the Silicon Valley Capitol Club from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. On the balcony, students dined, drank mocktails mixed by the venue’s staff, interacted...

Students leap, twirl and jump during annual “Just Dance”

Students leap, twirl and jump during annual “Just Dance”

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

April 15, 2019

As a medley of multicolored lights flush the stage, dancers prance into their starting positions and strike a pose. The music begins, and with a graceful turn, “Just Dance” begins. Six dance groups from the lower, middle and upper schools joined together on the stage of the Rothschild Performing...

School Meeting Recap 4/8

School Meeting Recap 4/8

by Eric Fang, News Editor

April 10, 2019

Avi Gulati (11) began the school meeting on Monday by announcing when the annual Quadchella talent show will take place. The event will be on May 2 and will be held at the Shah patio instead of the quad this year. Because of this, Avi joked that the event would be more appropriately named “Shahchel...

Student choreographer conveys strength and empowerment through her dance

Student choreographer conveys strength and empowerment through her dance

by Emily Chen, TALON Co-Academics Editor

February 22, 2019

Billie Eilish’s “You Should See Me in a Crown” reverberated throughout the Rothschild Performing Arts Center, as hints of gold detailing on the dancers’ regal, black dresses shimmered underneath the stage lights. The lights brightened, revealing a line of dancers posed in a kneeling position....

Lights and action for the holiday season

Lights and action for the holiday season

by Varsha Rammohan, Copy Editor

November 22, 2018

As warm jackets and boots become a common sight around the upper school campus, the holiday season makes its appearance, starting off with the annual Santana Row tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 13, which featured several of Harker’s performing arts groups. Upper school performing arts groups Downbeat,...

Meet Your Teacher: Computer science teacher embraces the culture of Indian dance

Meet Your Teacher: Computer science teacher embraces the culture of Indian dance

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Catherine Feng

October 17, 2018

Cheers erupt from the crowd at the NrityaGuru Annual Show as the curtains slowly open, revealing 11 dancers clad in brightly colored salwar kameezes, which are traditional Indian garments that consist of a loose pair of trousers and a long tunic, and adorned with glittering jewelry and swinging flower...

Harker’s 125th: The picnic in photos

Harker’s 125th: The picnic in photos

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Michael Eng

October 10, 2018

The 68th annual Family and Alumni Picnic, which was held at the middle school on Oct. 7, featured performances by students from all campuses as well as games and arcade booths for entertainment. While some were a part of the dance and singing groups that performed, other high-schoolers volunteered at...

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