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Annual winter concert unites Lab Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra

Annual winter concert unites Lab Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

January 20, 2019


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The upper school’s Lab Band, Jazz Band and Orchestra, directed by music teachers Naoki Taniguchi and Dr. Dave Hart, performed their annual Winter Concert in the Patil Theater on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Lab Band performed "What Do You Say, Dr. J?" by James Williams, "Zigaboogaloo" by Nicholas Payto...

Palo Alto Art Center workshops allow students to explore creativity

Palo Alto Art Center workshops allow students to explore creativity

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

December 12, 2018


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The Palo Alto Art Center brought Teen Pop-Up workshops to the upper school's art room on Nov. 16, Dec. 3, Dec. 5 and Dec. 7. Students could explore different mediums and styles.

Miró Quartet brings the strings to upper school Concert Series

Miró Quartet brings the strings to upper school Concert Series

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

December 12, 2018


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This year's Harker Concert Series continued as the Miró Quartet performed in the Patil Theater last Friday at 8 p.m. The string quartet, comprising violinists Daniel Ching and William Fedkenheuer, violist John Largess and cellist Joshua Gindele, was formed in 1995 and is named after the painter Joan...

How to support the Northern California Camp Fire victims from campus

How to support the Northern California Camp Fire victims from campus

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

December 5, 2018


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After the state's deadliest wildfire ravaged several Northern California counties last month and recovery efforts continue, several groups on campus will host fundraisers in order to assist victims. The journalism room and the office of community service director Kerry Enzensperger are accepting donations...

Competition in the holiday spirit

Competition in the holiday spirit

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

December 5, 2018


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Spirit will hold several holiday-themed spirit events this month. In a tree-decorating contest, each class can add festive ornaments and decorations to one of four trees in Manzanita. Classes will also compete to create the best-looking gingerbread house during lunch on Friday. Spirit will also...

George H. W. Bush, nation’s 41st President, dies at 94

George H. W. Bush, nation’s 41st President, dies at 94

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

December 4, 2018


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George H. W. Bush, who served as the 41st U.S. President from 1989 to 1993, died last Friday in his home in Houston at 94, according to his office. Bush's funeral was held at Washington National Cathedral today.

Shah gallery features two seniors’ artwork

Shah gallery features two seniors’ artwork

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

December 1, 2018


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Timmy Chang (12)'s "Neptune and Nymphs" and Catherine Wang (12)'s "The Proximity of Success" exhibited in the student showcase gallery under the staircase in Shah Hall from Oct. 22 to 26 and Nov. 26 to 30, respectively. Timmy's exhibit featured many photographs capturing water in different forms,...

October’s club weeks

October’s club weeks

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

November 8, 2018


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Make a Birthday Wish Club's week was Oct. 15 to Oct. 19. They sold food during lunch in order to fundraise for their club. Artificial Intelligence Club's week was Oct. 22 to Oct. 26. They sold food and drinks after school every day and invited Dr. George John, who teaches entrepreneurship at Stanford...

Mass shooting kills 11 at Pittsburgh synagogue

Mass shooting kills 11 at Pittsburgh synagogue

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

November 5, 2018


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A man shot and killed 11 congregants and wounded seven people at the Tree of Life Congregation, a Pittsburgh synagogue, on Oct. 27. Law enforcement identified the man as 46-year-old Robert Bowers. Bowers, who had previously posted anti-Semitic media on social media, has been charged on 29 federal...

Mock midterm election lets students experience voting

Mock midterm election lets students experience voting

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

October 24, 2018


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Students voted in a mock midterm election held in history teacher Carol Green's room and staffed by AP U.S. Government students all day last Thursday. All upper school students could participate regardless of age, filling out ballots and receiving "I Voted" stickers from the California Secretary of State...

NHS induction welcomes over 70 new members

NHS induction welcomes over 70 new members

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

October 15, 2018


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The upper school's National Honor Society chapter inducted 71 new members from the senior, junior and sophomore classes in the Nichols auditorium on Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. The ceremony featured speeches from this year's NHS officers — president Ryan Guan (12), vice president Hannah Lak (12), secretary...

Seniors named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Seniors named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

September 13, 2018


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Forty-three members of the class of 2019 were named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists last week. Semifinalists were notified at college counseling class Sept. 4. They can submit SAT scores and essays to the National Merit Scholarship program, which will award around 7,500 finalists between March a...

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