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John Near and Mitra Family Scholars stand in front of Chen Lin Mentors for a photo after the Scholar Grant Reception on April 25. During the event, five Near and four Mitra scholars shared their research experiences over the past year, with topics ranging from racial injustice in Manilatown to Peru’s “gastronomic revolution.”

Near Mitra reception celebrates nine scholars, gathers schoolwide support

by Shareen Chahal and Alena Suleiman May 8, 2023

John Near and Mitra Family Scholars and Chen Lin Mentors celebrated their projects at the Scholar Grant Reception in Nichols Hall on April 25 from 4:15 to 6 p.m.  Current seniors in the program recently...

I remember feeling very intimidated, but every round
I progressed in the elimination, I realized that there
isn’t an outside boundary between me and these
ultra-great competitors. If I wanted to be, I could
become one of them. That mindset shift helped me, Rahul Mulpuri (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Winning with words

by Hima Thota, Co-Features Editor April 16, 2023

From the Green Hill Round Robin in Texas to the Damus Hollywood Invitational in Los Angeles, Rahul Mulpuri (12) has traversed the nation participating in debate tournaments. Whether it’s a small-scale...

Akshay Manglik (12), Andrew Lee (12) and speech and debate teacher Greg Achten pose for a photo after learning about the National Debate Coaches Association National Championship results.

Upper school debaters co-champion national tournament in Lincoln Douglas debate

by Lucy Ge, Winged Post News Editor April 18, 2021

Andrew Lee (12), Akshay Manglik (12) and Deven Shah (11) co-championed the National Debate Coaches Association National Championship last weekend in Lincoln Douglas debate.  The upper school debate...

Library director Lauri Vaughan stacks rectangles of cotton into what she calls mask pancakes before sewing them into individual masks. With aid from student volunteers and fabric donors, her sewing project reached 5000 masks, which she announced on Mar. 3 on Schoology.

Mask on: Students and faculty contribute to upper school mask drive

by Arely Sun, Winged Post Lifestyle Editor March 23, 2021

Last spring, when the upper school left campus and switched to remote learning, library director Lauri Vaughan initiated a small-scale sewing project with some friends to make cloth masks to donate. “I...

Bill James, chair of the Santa Clara County Democrat Party, answers a question in a Q&A held after his talk about data privacy. James cautioned students to be mindful of their actions on the web, warning that their digital footprint is tracked by companies.

Ethics in Tech Forum hosts virtual Ethics in Tech Conference

by Mark Hu, STEM Editor October 24, 2020

The upper school Ethics in Technology club held their first virtual Ethics in Tech Conference (ETCON) on Oct. 23, hosting two speakers who discussed security and data privacy. The conference began right...

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