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LIFE, Eagle Buddy events build healthy lifestyle, community for students

Maddie Hansen (10) converses with her Eagle Buddy over a lunch of burgers and chips on the Bucknall field. The class of 2022 traveled to the Bucknall campus to meet their Eagle Buddies for the first time yesterday.

by Kathy Fang and Irene Yuan

October 22, 2019

Upper school students engaged in a variety of LIFE and Eagle Buddies activities yesterday, kicking off this year's LIFE and Eagle Buddies program. Freshmen participated in a course planning activity with Academic Dean Kelly Horan, sophomores and seniors spent quality time with their Eagle Buddies and...

Matriculation 2019: Harker welcomes Class of 2023

A member of the incoming Class of 2023 holds the 2019 Matriculation itinerary, smiling as he walks into the quad before the beginning of the ceremony.

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter

August 24, 2019

With welcoming smiles, energetic cheers and thunderous clapping, the upper school community warmly received the Class of 2023 during the 2019 matriculation ceremony on Friday.  Administration adorned in gowns and caps took their seats behind the stage, facing the rows of sophomores, juniors and seniors making their way into their respective rows, the b...

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors begin the new school year with class trips

A freshman advisory tries to make its way across Davis Field while jumping with a tarp. Freshman field day encourages teamwork and friendship.

by Esha Gohil, Humans of Harker Profiler

August 24, 2019

On Thursday, students in ninth through eleventh grade partook in a series of annual class trips, marking the start of Harker’s 2019-2020 school year. While the locations of the events varied, the objectives of each trip remained constant: teamwork, bonding and a welcome to the new school year.  ...

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...

In pictures: Spirit Week one day at a time

Grace Hajjar (11) waves the 2020 class flag in support of her fellow juniors. The juniors lost the volleyball game to the seniors, who went on to participate in the student-faculty volleyball game.

by Nina Gee, Visual Editor

April 17, 2019

Monday: This year's spirit week kicked off with Movie/Music Day, where students dressed up as characters from their favorite movies or wore merch from their favorite artists. The school saw costumes ranging from the iconic white-and-yellow checkered suits of Cher and Dione from Clueless to students...

Harker heats up for spirit week

Kelsey Wu (12) waves the senior class flag while Karen Krause (12), Sahana Narayan (12) and Shania Wang (12) cheer to her left. The seniors earned the most spirit points this year.

by Emily Tan, Reporter

April 14, 2019

For members of the upper school community, the five days after spring break ended weren’t just any few days: it was spirit week, which meant over-the-top costumes, class competitions nearly every day, and an uplifting mood that spread throughout the whole campus. On Monday during lunch, students...

Freshman council candidates deliver speeches before Thursday elections

Class council candidate Kai Burich (9) gives his speech for the position of spirit coordinator.

by Nicole Chen, Editor-in-chief

October 16, 2018

Freshmen listened to speeches from their peers running for student council positions during the school meeting period this morning, in preparation for voting during lunch on Thursday, which will be held in the journalism room. Twenty-nine freshmen ran for the five student council positions. Candidates...

Freshmen travel to Coyote Valley for annual service trip

Members of the class of 2022 clear invasive plant species from the side of a trail at the Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve. The freshmen received five hours of service for their work on the annual community service trip.

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

October 10, 2018

Freshmen visited the Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve for their annual community service trip, while juniors and sophomores took the PSAT exam today from 8 a.m. to around 11 a.m. and seniors enjoyed a day off. Members of the freshmen class participated in various environmental activities in addition...

Homecoming 2018: Spirit rally in pictures

Cheerleaders leap in the air during their routine. After their performance, the classes competed in a scream-off.

by Irina Malyugina, Kathy Fang, and Nicole Chen

October 6, 2018

Upper school students and faculty celebrated homecoming with the annual spirit rally last Friday, during which student and faculty members of each class participated in a variety of spirit events, ranging from skits to relay races, to earn spirit points for their respective classes. The rally opened...

Your how-to guide to high school

Christina Bettink (11) studies in the library. If you prefer quiet locations, the library is a great place to study during free periods, lunch or office hours.

by Gloria Zhang and Sara Yen

September 14, 2018

Freshmen: Whether you’re a lifer or new to Harker, you are still experiencing a fresh start at a new campus and transitioning into high school. Although the cafeteria lines seem endless and the classes long, you’ll adjust to the upper school within the first few weeks and know the way around campu...

Matriculation welcomes class of 2022

Freshman adviser Yumiko Aridomi and members of the class of 2022 recite the matriculation oath at the matriculation ceremony in the upper school’s quad on Aug. 24.

by Eric Fang and Arushi Saxena

August 31, 2018

The 2018-19 school year’s annual matriculation ceremony welcomed incoming freshmen, returning students and faculty with a series of speeches and skits on Aug. 24. After sophomores, juniors, and seniors settled into their seats in the upper school’s quad, the processional of teachers in their gowns took...

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