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Upper school online classes canceled tomorrow for 50th annual Earth Day

A poster describing the daily challenges for each day of Earth Week. “We wanted to still be as engaging as possible this week, even if it wasn’t in person,” upper school Green Team President Anvi Banga (12) said. “Take advantage of tomorrow, because it’s not every day that we get to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.”

by Aditya Singhvi and Arya Maheshwari

April 21, 2020

All upper school online classes will be canceled tomorrow in observance of the 50th annual Earth Day following a virtual webinar at 9:30 a.m., giving members of the community a chance to unplug and spend time outdoors. No classes will be held tomorrow, skipping periods five, six and seven. Classes w...

School meeting recap 2/19/2020: Chef Keller, sandwiches and an abundance of Valentine’s grams

Student council members Calais Poirson (11) and Bennett Liu (12) perform a skit on how to make sandwiches at the sandwich bar at school meeting yesterday. The sandwich bar gives students the opportunity to craft their own soy butter and jelly sandwiches after school.

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

February 20, 2020

Avi Gulati (12) started off the school meeting by announcing a high of 66 degrees and a low of 52 degrees Fahrenheit.  Head of upper school Butch Keller thanked students and faculty for the successful Challenge Day that took place on Feb. 6.  “I heard from a lot of people that participated that...

School meeting recap 1/17/2020: Mercutio, Thirsty Thursday, and free yearbooks

TALON yearbook editors-in-chief Emily Chen (12) and Anthony Xu (12) and TALON managing editor Shreya Srinivasan (11) announce that all yearbooks from this year onwards will be free to all students and faculty at school meeting last Friday.

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

January 22, 2020

Avi Gulati (12) welcomed everyone to the last school meeting of the semester. On behalf of the performing arts program, Annabelle Ju (12) announced the Winter Concert, which was on the night of Friday, Jan. 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Patil Theater. Upper school lab band, jazz band and orchestra all perf...

“No Planet B”: Students, faculty join millions worldwide on strike at rally for climate action

Climate strikers march down Santa Clara Street in downtown San Jose, chanting and shouting for environmental protection policies and governmental action. Last Friday, millions of protestors around the world took to the streets to demand climate action from national governments, most of these strikes led by youth activists.

by Sriya Batchu, Kathy Fang, and Arushi Saxena

September 22, 2019

As a student speaker dressed in a red shirt finishes her speech and steps away from the microphone, the vast crowd of mostly young people erupts in cheers while waving brightly colored handmade signs with slogans such as “I’d be in school if the planet were cool” and “The climate is changing ...

Over 250 students step out of class in climate strike

Green Team members Alex Shing (11), Sachi Bajaj (10), and Anvi Banga (11) led Harker students on a walkout as part of the Youth Climate Strike. Green Team organized the event, which was partaken in by students all around the world in efforts to push lawmakers to focus on climate-related policy.

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

March 16, 2019

Over 250 students participated in a 15-minute walkout organized by Green Team on Friday in solidarity with the Youth Climate Strike. The Youth Climate Strike was participated in by students from around 112 countries according to the website of the organizers of the strike. It was originally orga...

Sense or Style?

Looking back, Kaidi Dai (11) sports a navy blue long sleeve shirt with “it’s what’s inside that counts” embroidered on the back. During her free time, Kaidi enjoys thrifting, and several of her favorite pieces are thrifted.

by Emily Chen, TALON Co-Academics Editor

December 1, 2018

On the hunt for sustainable and eco-friendly clothing? Well, look no further. Sustainable clothing includes all fabrics created from eco-friendly resources, such as recycled and reused materials or organically grown cotton. Not only does this improved process of producing clothes provide better labor...

Green Team hosts screening of environmental documentary

Students enjoy lunch and snacks while watching the environmental documentary. Green Team is hosting the screening of

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

November 17, 2018

The Green Team hosted a screening of the first part of the documentary, Tomorrow, on Nov. 14 in Diane Moss’ classroom to offer a unique outlook on the environmental issues that affect the planet and the feasible solutions people can implement as a response. "It is very different compared to other...

School meeting recap 11/8/18

Forensics representatives Nakul Bajaj (11), Nikki Solanki (11), Maddie Huynh (11) and Anusha Kuppahally (12) announce results from recent competitions.

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

November 11, 2018

Eagle Update presenters congratulated girls volleyball on their successful CCS run. Girls golf placed seventh in NorCal and second in CCS, and Natalie Vo (10) qualified for the state tournament. Rohan Arora (11) spoke for the year's first community service spotlight. He described how his mother's...

School meeting recap 10/9/18

Raphael Sanche (12), GSA president, gives a speech about his experience coming out as transgender in honor of National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11.

by Eric Fang and Ryan Guan

October 11, 2018

Juniors from the girls water polo team presented a video advertising their joint senior night with the boys water polo team on Thursday. The boys will be playing Cupertino High School at 4 p.m., with senior recognition at 3:45. The girls will play at 6:15 p.m. with recognition around 6. The junior varsity...

Assembly teaches students about single-use plastic’s global impact

Jackie Nunez, founder of The Last Plastic Straw, speaks at a school assembly on Thursday about the impact of single-use plastics. Nunez's presentation followed a screening of

by Sara Yen, Assistant Features Editor

September 26, 2018

The first image that comes to mind when you think of the ocean is perhaps a pristine sandy beach shaded by luscious palm trees and surrounded by a sapphire blue sea – likely not the reality of beaches around the world right now. Instead of the expected smooth stones covering the shore, scenes of...

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