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“A big challenge that I had to overcome for percussion was becoming less afraid of mistakes. When youre the loudest in the room, every mistake you make is going to be amplified a hundredfold. But in order to play your part, youre going to have to just go for it. That spirit has really developed because of percussion, but has carried over to other areas of my life,” Jacob Huang (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Orchestrating community

by Felix Chen, Asst. News Editor February 17, 2023

Staring intently at a small triangle, Jacob Huang (12) strikes it with a metal rod, sending a rich, resonant ring throughout the orchestra room. He wears a look of concentration as a mellifluous rhythm...

Rupert Chen (12) plays the bagpipes during Quadchella on Oct. 19. The bagpipe is a traditional Scottish instrument that is part of the woodwind family.

Quadchella strengthens bond of Harker community

by Alison Yang and Young Min November 5, 2022

Tunes and laughter fill the air as upper school students and faculty gathered to watch Quadchella, a semi-annual showcase that featured 12 members of the Harker community and their talents, in the Quad...

The security of our digital lives has become a more pressing concern in recent years. Recent developments in the field of cybersecurity could disrupt global technology in minutes.

Why cybercriminals don’t ‘hack the mainframe’ anymore

by Arjun Barrett, Managing Editor August 31, 2022

Over the past 30 years, the world has become increasingly dependent upon technology. In particular, the pandemic lockdown forced people to switch to virtual life almost exclusively. In an era where we...

Anwen Hao (9) poses in a dance routine to Albrecht’s Variation from “Giselle at this years Hoscars. The show, themed Oscars this year, took place on March 30 in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center and featured acts in singing, dancing, instrumental and more,

Back with a blast: the Hoscars return triumphantly to center stage

by Emma Gao, Co-Copy Editor April 17, 2022

“Before we start, let me assure you there will be no slaps and no punches thrown today. So sit back, relax and enjoy the show. Let the Hoscars begin!”  Associated Student Body (ASB) treasurer Aaditya...

Dr. Masanori Bando gives a presentation over Zoom on cybersecurity during a speaker event hosted by HarkerCTF last Friday. Dr. Bando leads car cybersecurity research and development at Fortinet, a company providing cybersecurity solutions.

HarkerCTF holds cybersecurity speaker event

by Michelle Wei, Reporter January 28, 2022

Harker Capture the Flag (HarkerCTF) invited Dr. Masanori Bando, who leads car cybersecurity research and development at Fortinet, a company providing cybersecurity solutions, to speak to about 20 students...

Kunal Jain (11) reviews the answers to the silver level questions from the last USACO competition. Kunal has been an officer of Programming Club for the past year.

Programming Club officers host third lecture in ongoing series about competitive computer science

by Sabrina Zhu, STEM Editor January 11, 2022

The Harker Programming Club (HPC) hosted the third installment of their lecture series last Wednesday during long lunch, where officers explained questions and offered problem-solving tips for the United...

Senior Student Activities Board (SAB) representative Kate Olsen fastens a headband with Shrek ears made of polymer clay onto the senior eagle.

Upper school community enjoys eagle painting, karaoke and candy at annual Spirit Night

by Emily Tan, Winged Post Co-Editor-in-Chief October 3, 2021

Approximately 70 students and faculty gathered outside Manzanita Hall and the journalism room for the upper school Spirit Night from 3-6 p.m. on Friday. Hosted by the Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT),...

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