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Staff who entered the costume contest pose for a picture in front of Manzanita Hall. Both students and staff dressed up in creative Halloween costumes.

Halloween haunts Harker with spirit contests and mysterious physics phenomena

by Tiffany Zhu, Reporter November 5, 2023

The upper school community engaged in Halloween festivities like a pumpkin carving contest, haunted physics lab and costume contest on Oct. 26 and Oct. 31.  Pumpkin carving contest commences Halloween...

ASB Student Events Committee members Ella Lan (12), Ameera Ramzan (9), Sam Parupudi (11), Amishi Gupta (10) and Shareen Chahal (12) remind students about Chellaween on Tuesday during the school meeting. Chellaween featured singing and dancing acts from students and teachers in the quad during long lunch on Tuesday.

School meeting 10/31/23: Chellaween, DECA kickoff, game night

by Emma Li, Reporter November 5, 2023

Associated Student Body (ASB) Secretary Cynthia Wang (12) broke the news that the projector was broken and that slides and videos could not be projected.  ASB president Daniel Lin (12) wished students...

Music Monday is a new installation featuring a different category of songs on a weekly basis.

Music Monday: Savor spooky season with Aquila

by Gabe Sachse, Sports Columnist October 30, 2023

Music Monday features a different category of songs on a weekly basis. Each Monday, Harker Aquila will release seven songs, one song for each day of the week. From trick-or-treating to costume parties...

Students craft up creative costumes for Halloween. Check out the costumes of Jeremy Ko (12), Isabella Ribeiro (11), Shareen Chahal (11) and Ava Arasan (12) in the video.

Students craft up creative costumes for Halloween

by Sally Zhu, Selina Xu, and Medha Yarlagadda November 8, 2022

Students and faculty donned a variety of costumes from internet memes to childhood show characters and even other community members to celebrate Halloween on Oct. 31. In addition, Harker Spirit Leadership...

Upper School Head Paul Barsky thanks the students involved in various school events, including the cast and crew of the fall play and those in the athletics program. He also delivered announcements about the new crosswalk and the Eagle Store.

School meeting recap 10/28/22: Messages from administration, Halloween festivities and club announcements

by Shareen Chahal, Asst. News Editor November 1, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) Vice President Gordon Chen (12) welcomed students and faculty to the school meeting on Friday and sent the seniors best wishes for their college applications. Upper School...

Music Monday is a new installation featuring a different category of songs on a weekly basis.

Music Monday: Staying spooky with Aquila

by Charlie Folk, TALON Reporter October 31, 2022

Music Monday features a different category of songs on a weekly basis. Each Monday, Harker Aquila will release seven songs, one song for each day of the week. The month of October is coming to a close,...

An illustration of the clown from the popular horror movie It. The film, adapted from Stephen King’s novel and directed by Andy Muschietti, follows a group of children on their endeavor to hunt down a murderous child-killing predator.

Halloween’s haunting horror movies: Entertainment and fright

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor November 5, 2021

Beep beep beep. The electronic tune on a toy rocket starts playing. The noise, seemingly innocent, contrasts the dead silence of the scene. The father runs, but not fast enough, only to see his son get...

A mixture of candy rests in a cauldron from Harker Spirit Leadership Team adviser and Director of Student Organizations Eric Kallbrier. This Friday Five repeater ranks top five brands of Halloween candy.

Friday Five: Halloween Candy

by Muthu Panchanatham, Opinion Editor October 29, 2021

Friday five is our new opinion repeater in which a staff member presents top five items across various categories. Reasoning will be provided, views challenged and debates expected. In spirit of the spooky...

Music Monday is a new installation featuring a different category of songs on a weekly basis.

Music Monday: Boo! Get spooked with Aquila

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor October 25, 2021

Music Monday features a different category of songs on a weekly basis. Each Monday, Harker Aquila will release seven songs, one song for each day of the week.  Welcome to spooky season this week with...

This year, students preserved the Halloween spirit through their costumes, many of which were homemade, transforming themselves into movie characters, fairies, and even a Christmas tree.

Spooky sightings

by Emily Tan, Winged Post Features Editor November 2, 2020

Each year on Halloween, trick-or-treaters laugh as they dash up driveways to front doors, sounding doorbells and sing-songing out, “Trick or treat!” before scrambling for the most coveted pieces of...

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