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Ayla Apsey (12) and Sonya Apseys (11) Haft-seen showcases the seven traditional elements, as well as hyacinth flowers, a bowl of goldfish, colored eggs, a mirror and a candle. The Haft-seen serves as a reminder of the rebirth of the new year.

Nowruz: ‘A holiday that represents togetherness’

by Ariana Goetting, Co-A&E and Lifestyle Editor March 26, 2023

Connecting with my Persian roots has always been somewhat of a struggle. Being half-Iranian, celebrations of my culture mostly come from my “maman,” or mother, who emigrated from her homeland when...

From left to right, upper school science department chair Anita Chetty, upper school chemistry teacher Dr. Mala Raghavan, computer science teacher Anu Datar, attendance coordinator Ritu Raj, upper school mathematics teacher Dr. Anu Aiyer and upper school computer science teacher Marina Peregrino dress in traditional garments to celebrate Diwali. This year, the holiday occurred on Nov. 5.

Triumph of light over darkness: Students, faculty celebrate Diwali

by Emma Gao and Isha Moorjani November 30, 2021

Upper school math teacher Dr. Anu Aiyer wears a sari of wrapped deep purple cloth with a strip of golden embroidery, a piece of the fabric falling behind her shoulder. With her hands lightly pressed together...

Ellis Goldman (12), who celebrates Hanukkah lights a candle on the menorah. The candles of the menorah are lit from right to left, with the shamash burning brightly in the center each night.

Holidays at Harker

by Emily Tan and Michelle Liu December 24, 2020

As the days turn colder and nights grow longer, the festive holidays of Hanukkah, Christmas and Diwali bring light to the Harker community. Despite limitations this year caused by the newest stay-at-home...

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

Music Monday: Happy Holidays from Aquila

by Alysa Suleiman, A&E Editor December 14, 2020

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. During the last school week of the year, we...

After Downbeats performance, the upper school Jazz Band & Lab Band directed by Dave Hart played Happy by Pharrell Williams and arranged by Mike Tomaro.

Conservatory wishes the community happy holidays

by Emily Tan, Features Editor December 13, 2020

On Friday Dec. 11, the upper school community watched Harker’s middle school and upper school performing arts groups during the assembly period. Orchestra members faded in and out of the screen, the...

Kinetic Krew dances outside during a section of their virtual White Flag performance. The video was shown during the school meeting on Dec. 3.

No retreat, no surrender

by Alysa Suleiman, A&E Editor December 11, 2020

In wartime, a white flag represents an ultimate, definite concession. It calls the surrender, requests the truce and cements the defeat. But now, the pandemic has waged a war against normalcy, threatening...

Freshmen Allison Zhu and Alexis Nishimura dress as a devil and angel in classic red and white for the costume.

Trick or treat: Zombies, princesses, and e-boys, oh my!

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter November 1, 2019

As the clock strikes 8 am on a crisp and windy Thursday morning, the perfect Halloween weather, students scramble into class, greeting each other with shouts of laughter as they view each other’s costumes....

Seniors Rohan Cherukuri, Martin Bourdev, Rishi Dange, Arnav Johshi Nikhil Sharma dressed as clowns in matching red suits covered in white polka-dots, flamboyant red wigs, and classic red noses with white face paint. Not only did their costumes receive appreciation and laughter, but the boys themselves learned juggling as well as enjoyed planning for their costumes together.

Students, faculty celebrate Halloween with creative costumes

by Alysa Suleiman October 31, 2019

This year's Halloween showcased a variegated barrage of unique costumes. Either humorous, traditionally terrifying or a classic; simple, complex, or colorful, costumes reflected the personalities and spirit...

Zoey Rosa (11) puts a headband on Ronit Gagneja (11). Students wore Halloween costumes today to celebrate the holiday.

Upper school celebrates Halloween with colorful costumes, spirit contests

by Nicole Chen, Editor-in-chief October 31, 2018

The Harker community celebrated Halloween today, dressing in a vibrant array of costumes. Students as well as faculty checked in with spirit club during lunch to compete in various "best costume" contests,...

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