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Riya Samuel (9) claps for the frosh class as they participate in a family feud competition. The senior class came out on top, followed by the sophomores, juniors and the frosh.

School Meeting 11/14: campus cat ‘Tony,’ Honor week and Family Feud

by Andrew Liang, Co-News Editor November 24, 2023

Associated Student Body President senior Daniel Lin commenced the school meeting on Nov. 14. Head of School Brian Yager acknowledged rising levels of antisemitism in the United States and the hardships...

Students pose with props for a photo at the photo booth. Besides dancing, students could play ping-pong, take photos and enjoy food and drink.

Sparkling in style: Students create memories at annual homecoming dance

by Lily Shi, Ashley Mo, Kairui Sun, and Felix Chen October 28, 2023

Students gathered for the annual Homecoming Dance in the auxiliary gym and quad on Oct. 13 from 7 to 10 p.m.  Due to this year’s location change for the dance from Nichols Hall to the Auxiliary Gym,...

TEDxHarkerSchool Curators Daniel Lin (12) and Alena Suleiman (12) reveal the speakers for TEDxHarker 2023. The event will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m on Friday in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center (RPAC).

School Meeting Recap 10/12/23: Artist in Residence, Chellaween and National Coming Out Day

by Ella Guo, Reporter October 18, 2023

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Daniel Lin (12) opened the fifth school meeting of the year on Thursday.  Winged Post Co-Editors-in-Chief Ariana Goetting (12) and Kinnera Mulam (12) introduced...

Jia Jia Jiang (11) puts the finishing touches on her groups marshmallow-spaghetti tower during lunch on Monday. Jia Jias team built the highest standing tower in the competition.

Homecoming Week Day 1: Classes dress up for musical theme and marshmallow-spaghetti tower building competition

by Tiffany Zhu, Reporter October 2, 2023

Upper school students and faculty commenced Homecoming Week by dressing up in their class themes, and students competed to build marshmallow-spaghetti towers in front of Manzanita Hall on Monday.  Students...

Tara Nemati (10) works to complete the sophomore class eagle during Spirit Night on Friday. The sophomore eagle donned a lab coat and sports jersey to highlight the “High School Musical” theme.

HSLT hosts spirit night, students complete eagle paintings

by Felix Chen, Co-News Editor October 1, 2023

Upper school students celebrated Spirit Night on Thursday outside of Manzanita Hall from 3 to 5:30 p.m. to build class camaraderie and finalize homecoming preparations. Harker Student Leadership Team...

Juniors Sam Parupudi and Sanaa Bhorkar paint the Class of 2025s eagle white. Each grade colored their eagle white ahead of Spirit Week in October, during which classes will decorate their respective eagles to their assigned theme.

Community jumps into year of spirit with Spirit Kickoff

by Felix Chen, Mendy Mao, and Kinnera Mulam September 13, 2023

Around 250 students and faculty attended the Spirit Kickoff on Sept. 1. The event took place in the Quad from 3:30-5 p.m. and featured boardwalk-themed activities to inaugurate another year of Harker spirit. Harker...

Upper school biology teacher Matthew Harley invites students and faculty to vote for Arjun Gurjar (12)s video for the 2023 Breakthrough Junior Challenge during school meeting on Friday. The Breakthrough Junior Challenge is a science video competition, and Arjun could win a $100,000 prize for Harker if his entry advances to the final round.

School meeting recap 9/8/23: Academic updates, Mock Trial and Club Fair

by Shareen Chahal and Lily Shi September 12, 2023

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Daniel Lin (12) opened the third school meeting of the year on Friday. Assistant Upper School Division Head Kelly Horan announced several academic updates, including...

Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT) announces the annual Spirit Kickoff during school meeting on Aug. 28 in the Zhang Gymnasium. The Spirit Kickoff took place on Friday in the Quad from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

School meeting recap 8/28/23: Artist in Residence, Spirit Kickoff and safety protocols

by Charlize Wang September 5, 2023

Associated Student Body (ASB) president Daniel Lin (12) opened the second school meeting of the year on Aug. 28.  Upper school art teacher Brian Caponi announced the Visual Arts Department’s 2023-24...

HSLT President Arjun Moogimane (12) catches a football in a game of tag football with new and returning members of HSLT. Tag football was a popular game to play during free time at the HSLT retreat on Aug. 16.

HSLT retreats to Santa Cruz for day of bonding and preparation

by Chayce Milheim, Co-Photo Editor and Co-Organizations Editor August 25, 2023

18 new and returning members of the Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT) bused to Santa Cruz on Aug. 16 to get to know each other and plan events for the upcoming school year.  The retreat began at...

Fiona Yan (11) strikes a pose in the junior class dance. They danced to “Welcome to New York” by Taylor Swift, “In Ha Mood” by Ice Spice, “Empire State of Mind” by JayZ, Alicia Keys and Kanye West and “Friend Like Me” by Will Smith.

Day of dance and activities: Junior class champions Spirit Week

by Shareen Chahal and Felix Chen April 3, 2023

The juniors took home a victory in the annual spring Spirit Week after Friday's rally, furthering their lead over the other classes with triumphs in four square and other rally day activities.  Harker...

Guest speaker Afsoon Roshanzamir Johnston, world medalist and pioneer in women’s wrestling in the United States, speaks at the school meeting. Johnston spoke about the story of her life and journey as a woman wrestler.

School meeting recap 3/23/23: Diana Nichols’ birthday, FEM Club and ‘Spelling Bee’

by Felix Chen, Assistant News Editor March 26, 2023

Students entered the Zhang gymnasium on Thursday to a slideshow of women throughout history in honor of Women’s History Month, ranging from Margaret Hughes, the first professional English actress, to...

Katie Wang (12), Laurie Jin (12), Zubin Khera (12), Jacob Fernandez (12), Miki Mitarai (11) and Sawyer Lai (12) sing Christmas songs during the Winterfest celebration in front of Manzanita Hall on Thursday after school. “[Winterfest] was a huge success, and thats down to the hard work, the dedication and the creativity of our HSLT,” Director of Student Organizations Eric Kallbrier said. “A lot of our HSLT members
didnt even get to participate in the activities, but they got their joy out of making joy for others.

Winter wonderland: Students and faculty delight in holiday-themed spirit festivities

by Felix Chen and Ella Yee December 17, 2022

Members of the Harker community enjoyed winter spirit activities from elf spaghetti to ice fishing in events organized by the Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT) and Student Activities Board (SAB) throughout...

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