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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...

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...

Upper school history teacher Mark Janda speaks about African American history during an Introduction to Social Justice class on Feb. 2. I hope [students] take away agency [from this class], Janda said. I hope they take away a sense of how they can participate and change their world.

New semester electives offer unique opportunities for students in the 2020-21 academic year

by Isha Moorjani, Asst. News Editor February 10, 2021

The upper school offered eight new semester electives this year, providing students with the opportunity to further explore various interests and hobbies in an academic setting. These new courses include ...

The Shah patio at the upper school. Upper school psychology teacher Dr. Jonathan Sammartino was arrested Sept. 11 on three charges of sexual misconduct at a previous teaching position in San Diego.

Psychology teacher joins upper school faculty after former teacher’s arrest

by Nicole Chen, Kathy Fang, and Arushi Saxena October 17, 2018

A psychology teacher joined the faculty last month and began to teach at the upper school on Oct. 1 in the wake of the arrest of a former teacher due to allegations of sexual misconduct related to a former...

New psychology teacher brings learning experiences with children to the classroom

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor October 5, 2018

A bookshelf sits in the corner of the room, framed by the blank white walls around it. The board is neatly erased, and typing softly at her desk, Dr. Julie Turchin relaxes with a cool demeanor, preparing...

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