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Freeway fire brings smell of smoke, unhealthy air quality to upper school campus

Freeway fire brings smell of smoke, unhealthy air quality to upper school campus

by Kathy Fang, Muthu Panchanatham, and Irene Yuan

November 14, 2019

During second period today, a fire on the south side of Interstate 280 caused a brief, sudden wave of smoke to sweep across campus, bringing the air quality index (AQI) to unhealthy levels. In a school-wide broadcast, Dean of Students Kevin Williamson informed students and faculty of a fire south...

Fire season in full force as Sonoma fire rages on, wind event pushes smoke into Bay Area and worsens air quality

Fire season in full force as Sonoma fire rages on, wind event pushes smoke into Bay Area and worsens air quality

by Kathy Fang and Nicole Tian

October 27, 2019

This is a developing story. Check Harker Aquila for additional coverage on wildfires and outages. As the Kincade fire in Sonoma County rages on, dry, gusty winds continue to push smoke from the wildfires southward, prompting Spare the Air to issue an alert warning for tomorrow in the San Francisco Bay A...

Modern renovations in store for Notre Dame de Paris

Modern renovations in store for Notre Dame de Paris

by Gloria Zhu, Reporter

May 29, 2019

A little over one month ago, a fire struck Paris’s famed Notre Dame cathedral, damaging the central spire of the church and most of its now-collapsed wooden roof, along with endangering several valuable relics within the building. Immediately, the world swept itself into an uproar, with social ...

Historic Notre Dame cathedral saved after being engulfed in flames

Historic Notre Dame cathedral saved after being engulfed in flames

by Arushi Saxena, Irene Yuan, Nicole Tian, and Erica Cai

April 15, 2019

Four hundred firefighters are currently battling a blaze at the Notre Dame Cathedral, which caught fire earlier today, at around 7 p.m. CEST, due to unknown causes, in Paris, France. The dome collapsed earlier today, with the rest of the building currently alight. As of late Monday night, both of...

School will not be cancelled while unhealthy air quality, Camp Fire persist

School will not be cancelled while unhealthy air quality, Camp Fire persist

by Ryan Guan and Kathy Fang

November 16, 2018

Updated: 12:52 p.m. Nov. 16, 2018 School will not be cancelled Friday despite unhealthy air conditions across the Santa Clara County school district, which includes Harker, according to an email sent this afternoon by the Office of Communications at the upper school. School activities, especial...

Bay Area air quality on alert due to smoke from Camp Fire

Bay Area air quality on alert due to smoke from Camp Fire

by Ryan Guan, Kathy Fang, and Nicole Chen

November 9, 2018

The smell of smoke permeated the upper school today as air from the Camp Fire in Butte County, north of Sacramento, blew south toward the campus. As a result of the smoke, sports practices for boys and girls soccer, wrestling, JV boys basketball, tennis, cross country and after school workouts are canc...

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