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The student news site of The Harker School.

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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

From left to right, upper school science department chair Anita Chetty, upper school chemistry teacher Dr. Mala Raghavan, computer science teacher Anu Datar, attendance coordinator Ritu Raj, upper school mathematics teacher Dr. Anu Aiyer and upper school computer science teacher Marina Peregrino dress in traditional garments to celebrate Diwali. This year, the holiday occurred on Nov. 5.

Triumph of light over darkness: Students, faculty celebrate Diwali

by Emma Gao and Isha Moorjani November 30, 2021

Upper school math teacher Dr. Anu Aiyer wears a sari of wrapped deep purple cloth with a strip of golden embroidery, a piece of the fabric falling behind her shoulder. With her hands lightly pressed together...

Ellis Goldman (12), who celebrates Hanukkah lights a candle on the menorah. The candles of the menorah are lit from right to left, with the shamash burning brightly in the center each night.

Holidays at Harker

by Emily Tan and Michelle Liu December 24, 2020

As the days turn colder and nights grow longer, the festive holidays of Hanukkah, Christmas and Diwali bring light to the Harker community. Despite limitations this year caused by the newest stay-at-home...

As October rolls around the corner, billions of Hindus begin the annual preparations to honor the traditions specific to Navaratri, Dussehra and Diwali, the main Indian festivals during fall.

Family, tradition and celebration: The essence of Indian festivals

by Alysa Suleiman and Varsha Rammohan October 9, 2019

Women adorned in jewelry and draped in yards of colorful silk around the waist and shoulder, known as the traditional saree, vividly complement an assortment of brightly colored Indian sweets and snacks...

Upper School students celebrate Diwali

Upper School students celebrate Diwali

by Aneesha Kumar, Reporter November 16, 2015

Flickering flames in intricately painted oil lamps light up people’s houses and yards as they celebrate Diwali. Lights shine brilliantly all around the world on Wednesday and Thursday as Indian families...

Hindus celebrate Diwali by lighting a candle to commemorate the victory of good over evil. The candle also signifies hope and the belief that good will always triumph.

Indian festival: Lights on for Diwali

by Vineet Kosaraju October 20, 2012

Last week more than 10,000 people gathered in Cupertino to celebrate the popular Indian festival, Diwali. Also known as “the festival of lights”, this holiday celebrates the return of one of the...

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