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Harker journalism program hosts Summit High School journalists for photography class

Director of Journalism Ellen Austin explains the fundamentals of DSLR photography to visiting journalism students from Summit High School. The Summit students arrived during lunch and stayed through third period, where they participated in a photo scavenger hunt with Harker students.

by Arushi Saxena and Sara Yen

March 2, 2020

Encapsulating a fairy tale aura, a colorful gnome figurine stands out in defined focus in contrast to the blurrier leafy surroundings, an effect produced by bokeh, the out-of-focus result in photos using certain lenses. Students captured this mystical woodland scene in a joint scavenger hunt between...

Students and faculty take field trip down to SeaCliff Beach for Coastal Cleanup Day

Freshmen Lexi Nishimura, Vivian Bi, and Alisa Grebin pick up small colorful shiny pieces of confetti stuck in the bush, conversing about whether there was a birthday party earlier.

by Sriya Batchu, Reporter

September 22, 2019

Following Friday’s youth climate strike in downtown San Jose, a group of thirty-five upper school  students and staff took a bus to Seacliff State Beach in Aptos to participate in clearing litter during Coastal Cleanup Day, an annual global beach cleanup volunteer day. A school bus left the upper school around 7:...

Students travel to Great America for annual physics trip

Angela Gao (9) tries to maintain her balance on a ladder course. “I was really unsure about roller coasters last year,” she said. “This time, I went on Railblazer, and it was super fun.”

by Nicole Tian, Reporter

May 10, 2019

Students from all physics courses, mostly comprised of freshmen, traveled to Great America today as part of an annual physics trip. After departure from campus in the morning, students completed a mandatory lab where they determined the gravitational and normal forces acting on the rider at separate...

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