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Rain pours on the lunch tables in front of the journalism room Thursday evening. Heavy rains continued this weekend as a storm hit much of the Bay Area.

Heavy rain falls across Bay Area as storm continues

by Emma Gao, Co-News Editor December 11, 2022

Over two inches of rain have fallen in Santa Clara County since Dec. 1, an amount 21% higher than the average rainfall for this time of year, with strong rains and a storm continuing throughout this weekend. Heavy...

The vaccination site at Santa Clara County Fairgrounds administers COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots on Tuesday. The omicron variant is spreading at a rapid rate across the U.S. as Santa Clara County reported its first case last Thursday, with the variant estimated to constitute three percent of all COVID-19 cases nationwide as of yesterday.

Omicron spreads at rate ‘not seen with any previous variant’ as Santa Clara County detects first case

by Isha Moorjani and Sabrina Zhu December 16, 2021

This article has been updated on Dec. 17, 2021, to reflect COVID-19 updates sent by Head of School Brian Yager.  The omicron variant is spreading at a rapid rate across the U.S. as Santa Clara County...

The sun sets on the back  entrance that leads to the quad at the upper school on Mar. 2. Classes will began a rotation of at least one day per week per grade beginning in mid-April.

Upper school to continue campus reopening efforts for in-person learning

by Alysa Suleiman, A&E Editor April 6, 2021

Santa Clara County entered the orange tier last week, with the new COVID-19 case rate per 100,000 citizens dropping below 10 for the first time since the first week of December. Currently, the upper school...

The upper school does not currently have definite plans for students and teachers to return to campus for in-person learning, but they are proceeding with preparations for the senior trip and graduation over the next few months.

Upper school unlikely to return to campus soon but continues planning for senior activities

by Sara Yen, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2021

Head of upper school Butch Keller wrote in an email with Harker Aquila that as long as Santa Clara County remains in the purple tier, and teachers are not vaccinated, the chances of returning to full in-person...

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.

Santa Clara County announces shelter-in-place directive

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...

The TV screen in downstairs Shah displays tips on staying healthy during the coronavirus outbreak.

Santa Clara County, local schools take additional precautionary measures as COVID-19 countywide case count reaches 66

by Eric Fang and Srinath Somasundaram March 12, 2020

In addition to all four Harker campuses, dozens of schools across the Bay Area are suspending classes and extracurricular events, as Santa Clara County and California public health officials limited the...

Santa Clara County officially confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the county, with no additional cases being confirmed. County health officials did not reveal his name or the city in which the case was confirmed because of privacy concerns.

Santa Clara County announces first case of coronavirus – as infected person in isolation

Santa Clara County confirmed today that an adult male resident, who is currently being held in isolation, has tested positive for the 2019 coronavirus (2019-nCoV), but also noted that no additional cases...

A shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival on June 28 left four dead and at least 15 injured.

Police investigating aftermath of Gilroy shooting

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter July 29, 2019

Adrian Palomares, 15, was volunteering yesterday at the Garlic Ice Cream booth, where he was about to watch a performance. Then he heard the first shots being fired. “I was sitting down near the stage...

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