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LIFE, Eagle Buddy events build healthy lifestyle, community for students

Maddie Hansen (10) converses with her Eagle Buddy over a lunch of burgers and chips on the Bucknall field. The class of 2022 traveled to the Bucknall campus to meet their Eagle Buddies for the first time yesterday.

by Kathy Fang and Irene Yuan

October 22, 2019

Upper school students engaged in a variety of LIFE and Eagle Buddies activities yesterday, kicking off this year's LIFE and Eagle Buddies program. Freshmen participated in a course planning activity with Academic Dean Kelly Horan, sophomores and seniors spent quality time with their Eagle Buddies and...

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors begin the new school year with class trips

A freshman advisory tries to make its way across Davis Field while jumping with a tarp. Freshman field day encourages teamwork and friendship.

by Esha Gohil, Humans of Harker Profiler

August 24, 2019

On Thursday, students in ninth through eleventh grade partook in a series of annual class trips, marking the start of Harker’s 2019-2020 school year. While the locations of the events varied, the objectives of each trip remained constant: teamwork, bonding and a welcome to the new school year.  ...

Seniors and juniors celebrate close of school year with annual Baccalaureate ceremony

Juniors Simar Bajaj and Jai Bahri read the program, waiting for the ceremony to begin. At Baccalaureate, the school welcomes the rising seniors to be the future leaders on campus next year.

by Erica Cai and Anna Vazhaeparambil

May 23, 2019

Students of the class of 2019 and 2020 gathered in the quad with parents and faculty on yesterday for the annual Baccalaureate ceremony, an event where the current senior class passes down their responsibility as leaders of the school to the junior class. “I think it is important to symbolically...

Near and Mitra scholars announced, beginning research process

Near and Mitra scholars announced, beginning research process

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

May 11, 2019

The 2020 Near/Mitra scholars were announced by the library earlier this month, allowing eight current juniors the opportunity to delve into deep research over the next year with an opportunity to present their final projects to the student body in the form of a completed manuscript. Four juniors were...

Juniors and seniors make memories at “Frozen in Time” themed prom

Junior Delaney Logue dances with friends at prom on Saturday. Prom was held at the Silicon Valley Capitol Club in downtown San Jose.

by Irina Malyugina and Kathy Fang

April 29, 2019

Seventeen floors above the lights of downtown San Jose, upper school students spent the night of April 27th "frozen in time" at this year's prom, hosted in the Silicon Valley Capitol Club from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. On the balcony, students dined, drank mocktails mixed by the venue’s staff, interacted...

In pictures: Spirit Week one day at a time

Grace Hajjar (11) waves the 2020 class flag in support of her fellow juniors. The juniors lost the volleyball game to the seniors, who went on to participate in the student-faculty volleyball game.

by Nina Gee, Visual Editor

April 17, 2019

Monday: This year's spirit week kicked off with Movie/Music Day, where students dressed up as characters from their favorite movies or wore merch from their favorite artists. The school saw costumes ranging from the iconic white-and-yellow checkered suits of Cher and Dione from Clueless to students...

Harker heats up for spirit week

Kelsey Wu (12) waves the senior class flag while Karen Krause (12), Sahana Narayan (12) and Shania Wang (12) cheer to her left. The seniors earned the most spirit points this year.

by Emily Tan, Reporter

April 14, 2019

For members of the upper school community, the five days after spring break ended weren’t just any few days: it was spirit week, which meant over-the-top costumes, class competitions nearly every day, and an uplifting mood that spread throughout the whole campus. On Monday during lunch, students...

Homecoming 2018: Spirit rally in pictures

Cheerleaders leap in the air during their routine. After their performance, the classes competed in a scream-off.

by Irina Malyugina, Kathy Fang, and Nicole Chen

October 6, 2018

Upper school students and faculty celebrated homecoming with the annual spirit rally last Friday, during which student and faculty members of each class participated in a variety of spirit events, ranging from skits to relay races, to earn spirit points for their respective classes. The rally opened...

Your how-to guide to high school

Christina Bettink (11) studies in the library. If you prefer quiet locations, the library is a great place to study during free periods, lunch or office hours.

by Gloria Zhang and Sara Yen

September 14, 2018

Freshmen: Whether you’re a lifer or new to Harker, you are still experiencing a fresh start at a new campus and transitioning into high school. Although the cafeteria lines seem endless and the classes long, you’ll adjust to the upper school within the first few weeks and know the way around campu...

Sophomores and juniors enjoy ropes course, rafting to start the new year

High up in the treetops, a member of the class of 2021 grips a rope for support during the sophomores’ ropes course trip in the Santa Cruz Mountains on Aug. 23. The classes of 2020 and 2021 participated in off-campus trips on Aug. 23.

by Kathy Fang and Ryan Guan

August 31, 2018

Juniors whitewater raft The class of 2020 traveled to OARS American River Output in Coloma, California, for the annual junior class rafting trip on Aug. 23. Students split into groups of six to eight and cruised down the American River, paddling through class one, two and three whitewater rapids. Each ...

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