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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 ...

Talk around campus: Zoom edition

Since we are all staying at home, it has become difficult to connect and interact with peers and classmates. This talk around campus addresses how the situation has impacted both students and teachers, as well as how they are dealing with the changes.

by Isha Moorjani, Reporter

April 25, 2020

Since we are all staying at home, it has become difficult to connect and interact with peers and classmates. You may be wondering about how the Harker community as a whole is coping with these changes. This talk around campus (or should I say, around Zoom) addresses how the situation has impacted both...

Stories from quarantine: Hiking into the woods

Hiking is a family tradition: whether we are away on vacation or right outside my house, my family and I frequently explore our surroundings. Wildlife takes the opportunity to come out, and I see more creatures than I ever have before.

by Anika Mani, TALON Reporter

April 21, 2020

Surrounded by the tall, lush green redwood trees, I stroll through the empty woods. The sun peeks out of one of few clouds in the sky and warms the crisp air. Swarms of bees buzz, and a soft breeze rustles the leaves producing the familiar sound of spring that I have not heard in a while. It’s the pe...

Stories from quarantine: Our pandemic essentials

A collection of flat lays taken to share the essential items keeping student journalists safe, healthy and happy during their time at home.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Varsha Rammohan, and Irina Malyugina

April 20, 2020

Both yearbook and newspaper staffs spent time creating their own pandemic flat lays, an array of the essentials that are keeping them safe, healthy and happy during this time. Take a peek at student journalists' must-haves during quarantine: these photos include everything from journals and cookbooks...

Stories from quarantine: Euphoria

In quarantine, we just have ourselves. So I used my time in isolation to see if I could do it all: be both model and photographer.

by Anoushka Buch, TALON Student Life and Conservatory Editor

April 19, 2020

Dappled in yellow lighting and adorned with chunky sparkles, a face looks up to a point beyond the camera. The expression is hard-to-read: it’s not emotionless, yet it lacks the extremity of the banal emotions we know — happiness, sadness, anger. The events that transpired over the course of this year’s spri...

Finding a new fun: discovering hobbies during quarantine

Students have found creative outlets to spend their extra time stuck inside during quarantine, ranging from playing an instrument to BMX biking.

by Sabrina Zhu, Reporter

April 17, 2020

As she gently presses on the strings with one hand, Arissa Huda (9) strums her acoustic Hohner guitar with the other, playing a version of Selena Gomez and Kygo’s “It Ain’t Me.” She smiles and nods her head to the music, which has quickly become her new hobby and form of escape during this peri...

Santa Clara County announces shelter-in-place directive

A shelf for soap, bleach and disinfectant is almost cleared out at a local Safeway.  The shelter-in-place order mandates that individuals must remain in their residence unless performing “essential” activities, which include grocery shopping, obtaining healthcare, or performing a job for an “essential business.

by Mark Hu and Aditya Singhvi

March 17, 2020

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department announced a “shelter-in-place” directive for all residences yesterday, joining five other Bay Area counties as the number of COVID-19 cases rose to 155 within the county and 4,226 nationally. Six counties — Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin and Alameda —  issu...

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