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Extracurricular activities and programs transition to remote learning

Director of Roleplays Anika Muddu (10) teaches how to prepare for and present a roleplay at DECA Launch. “The conference experience was mainly something that we might be missing out [on] because the preparation for DECA can be done over Zoom or you can Facetime, but the in-conference experience is something that I don’t think we’ll get to convey to the freshmen this year,” Harker DECA CEO Lisa Barooah said. Everyone who’s ever done DECA can tell you the conferences are the most fun part.”

by Isha Moorjani, Winged Post Asst. News Editor

September 10, 2020

With the 2020-21 school year beginning remotely, both students and faculty are experiencing the changes that come with having extracurricular activities online. Many of these extracurriculars relied on in-person interaction and activities, yet each one has thought of unique ways to provide members with si...

STEM Scene: Upper school clubs continue activities in quarantine

STEM Scene: Upper school clubs continue activities in quarantine

by Tiffany Chang, TALON Reporter

May 4, 2020

With COVID-19 pushing everyone to pioneer alternatives for events made unfeasible by shelter-in-place, upper school STEM clubs have risen to the challenge. Despite the inability to continue hands-on activities or hold on-site events, clubs are managing to stay active through a variety of innovative events ...

School meeting recap 3/2/2020: Soccer CCS champions, kissing pigs and solving the squirrel problem

The varsity boys soccer team applauds after senior Andrew Cheplansky finishes speaking about the team's accomplishments this season. The boys won against Saint Francis on Saturday, winning their first CCS championship.

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

March 2, 2020

Avi Gulati (12) started off the meeting yesterday by announcing that the sandwich bar is being shut down due to students being unable to clean up after themselves. Head of upper school Butch Keller encouraged students to not let academic counselor Lori Kohan’s absence deter them from seeing a counselor. Grace...

School meeting recap 1/7/2020: Student directed showcase, new basketball hoop and course selections

Members of the boys soccer team announce that their annual Kicks Against Soccer games are on Friday. The boys junior varsity team plays at 3 p.m. against Pinewood, girls varsity team plays at 4:45 p.m. against Notre Dame and boys varsity team plays at 6:30 against Priory.

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

January 8, 2020

Avi Gulati (12) started off the meeting by welcoming everyone to 2020 and stating his new year resolutions.  Roma Gandhi (12) announced on behalf of the Student Events Committee that the deadline to sign up for Hoscars is Jan. 20. Applicants need to submit their Hoscars submission form and email ...

School meeting recap 12/2/19: Community service spotlight, Harker journalism update and re-opening of Nichols common area

Presidents of the Chinese National Honor Society (CNHS), French National Honor Society (FNHS) and Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS) Sana Pandey (12), Grant Miner (12) and Katie Chang (12), respectively from left to right, announce the three club's upcoming shared club week. The three clubs will take turns selling cultural snacks during lunch and after school this week.

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

December 4, 2019

Avi Gulati (12) started off the first school meeting back from Thanksgiving break by introducing Kerry Enzensperger, director of upper school community service. For the second community service spotlight of the year, Enzensperger introduced Bryan Zhang (11), who gave a speech on his own experience...

Medical Club hosts speakers and interactive activities in inaugural Evening of Medicine

Dr. Lawrence Fung speaks during a panel at the Evening of Medicine event hosted by the upper school Medical Club last Friday. The panel Q&A consisted of three Stanford doctors: Dr. Lawrence Fung, a psychiatrist; Dr. Zachary Vaughn, an orthopedic surgeon; and Dr. Lisa Zaba, a dermatologist.

by Amruta Dharmapurikar and Brian Chen

November 15, 2019

The upper school’s Medical Club held the first-ever Evening of Medicine last Friday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the Nichols Auditorium, featuring a variety of medical professionals as speakers and engaging activities for attendees to immerse themselves in medicine for an evening.  One of the invite...

News briefs: Choir concert, Harker Car Show, and Evening of Medicine

Business and Entrepreneurship teacher Juston Glass assists two freshmen in his class. The fall DECA conference presents an opportunity for freshmen to compete through roleplay interviews and practice for the upcoming SVCDC conference in January.

by Brian Chen, Amruta Dharmapurikar, Varsha Rammohan, Arushi Saxena, Emily Tan, Anna Vazhaeparambil, and Jessie Wang

November 13, 2019

Vocal groups perform in annual Fall Concert Cantilena, Camerata, Signature and Bel Canto performed the Choral Concert on Friday, Nov. 15. This year's theme was “Breaking Down Walls.” The concert was held at 7:00 p.m., and was free, although seats had to be booked in advance. “I think [this theme] is rea...

Medical Club hosts speaker events for club week

Stanford Medical School assistant professor Dr. Al'ai Alvarez speaks at a Medical Club speaker event on Feb. 28. For their club week, the Med Club invited Dr. Alvarez as well as Dr. My Phuong Mitarai to speak to students about medicine.

by Varsha Rammohan, Copy Editor

March 17, 2019

Students crowded around the upper school Anatomage Table, marveling at the layers of skin and muscle that was displayed brightly on the screen. The anatomy tool was just one of the few activities that Medical Club members could partake in during and before their annual club week from March 4 to 8. In...

School meeting recap 1/18/19

Members of junior class council Evan Cheng, Avi Gulati, Roma Gandhi and Alyssa Huang announce the theme,

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

January 22, 2019

As students clamored to their seats at the last school meeting of the first semester, ASB President Neil Ramaswamy attempted to settle the crowd as English teacher Charlie Shuttleworth’s made an announcement about the annual Shakespeare Competition, which invites high school students to perform a me...

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