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Spirit Week bridges upper school community virtually

A flier made by the freshman class summarizing the events taking place throughout Spirit Week. “I was definitely looking forward to the spring spirit rally, but I’m glad HSLT and the student council worked together to ensure a virtual version of spring spirit still would happen,” Michelle Jin (9) said.

by Sarah Mohammed, Reporter

April 26, 2020

Upper school students participated in a virtual spirit week for the first time this year, with various events and dress-up days organized by the Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT) throughout the week of April 13.  Each class made their own virtual “quilts,” collages of drawings students wer...

In pictures: Spirit Week one day at a time

Grace Hajjar (11) waves the 2020 class flag in support of her fellow juniors. The juniors lost the volleyball game to the seniors, who went on to participate in the student-faculty volleyball game.

by Nina Gee, Visual Editor

April 17, 2019

Monday: This year's spirit week kicked off with Movie/Music Day, where students dressed up as characters from their favorite movies or wore merch from their favorite artists. The school saw costumes ranging from the iconic white-and-yellow checkered suits of Cher and Dione from Clueless to students...

Students dance and compete in spirit rally to conclude Spirit Week

Kelsey Wu (12) waves the senior class flag while Karen Krause (12), Sahana Narayan (12) and Shania Wang (12) cheer to her left. The seniors earned the most spirit points this year.

by Eric Fang and Nicole Chen

April 14, 2019

A spirit rally that included class dances and inter-class competitions closed out Spirit Week after sixth period today. At the rally, the spirit team announced that the seniors had earned the most spirit points and won the annual spirit competition, followed by the juniors, sophomores and freshmen in t...

Harker heats up for spirit week

Kelsey Wu (12) waves the senior class flag while Karen Krause (12), Sahana Narayan (12) and Shania Wang (12) cheer to her left. The seniors earned the most spirit points this year.

by Emily Tan, Reporter

April 14, 2019

For members of the upper school community, the five days after spring break ended weren’t just any few days: it was spirit week, which meant over-the-top costumes, class competitions nearly every day, and an uplifting mood that spread throughout the whole campus. On Monday during lunch, students...

Spirit Week Continues: Students dress in “meme” themed clothing, rehearse spirit rally

Michael Eng (10) stands with Irene Yuan (9) and Anna Vazhaeparambil (10) to his right and Arya Maheshwari (10) and Sara Yen (10) to his left.

by Nicole Chen and Eric Fang

April 11, 2019

In the second to last day of spirit week, students dressed in "meme" themed clothing today. Some popular costumes included foam mannequin heads under their hoodies, an allusion to the Mannequin Head Meme, and bright orange shirts, a reference to sophomore Michael Eng's brightly colored orange shirts....

Students make some noise during 1st annual ROAR

Kai Burich (9) opens the freshman class Roar, marching into the gym while playing a large wind instrument. The freshman class placed fourth in the Roar event, behind the juniors, who placed third, the sophomores, who placed second, and the seniors, who placed first.

by Emily Tan, Reporter

April 11, 2019

The entire school, dressed in different themes by advisory, gathered in the Athletic Center at 9:35 this morning to watch the roar competition, as well as the volleyball championship game between the juniors and seniors. Seniors came out on top to win first place for the roar, followed by the sophomore...

Spirit Week Continues: Students dress up in “time travel” themed clothing

The seniors and sophomores face off during volleyball today. The final volleyball games will be played during ROAR tomorrow morning.

by Eric Fang, News Editor

April 9, 2019

Students dressed up in "time travel" themed clothing today, the second day of spirit week. In addition, as part of spirit week, several volleyball matches took place in the athletic center at 11:20 a.m.. The juniors faced off against the freshmen and the seniors played against the sophomores. In the end, t...

Students dive into spirit week

Katie Li (10) pulls herself up onto the inflatable unicorn float during today's regatta race. Katie's class, the sophomores, won the race, followed by the freshmen in second and the seniors and juniors in third.

by Emily Tan, Reporter

April 8, 2019

Today during lunch at the Singh Aquatic Center, members of the Harker community dressed in movie- and music-themed clothing filled up the bleachers they watched their fellow classmates and faculty participate in a series of pool events, inaugurating this year's spirit week. First up was the infla...

Homecoming 2018: The game in pictures

With about two minutes remaining in the first quarter, Siddharth Dudyala (11) catches a 37-yard pass from quarterback Anthony Meissner (12) to advance the ball to the Lobos' 2-yard line. Although a Lobos interception thwarted Harker from converting from the red zone, they still ended the first half with a 21-0 lead.

by Aditya Singhvi, Kathy Fang, and Nicole Chen

October 6, 2018

The Eagles dominated the Lobos from Elsie Allen High for a shutdown 56-0 victory yesterday night in front of a large homecoming crowd, bringing their overall record to 5-2. Defensive back Giovanni Rofa (11) broke a school record by recording four interceptions, three of which he returned for touc...

Freshmen win “Fruit Ninja” spirit activity

A freshman class representative throws a card at the face of a watermelon. The freshmen won the

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

October 4, 2018

The class of 2022 won today’s spirit activity, a game of “Fruit Ninja” in the quad at lunch. Representatives from each grade threw playing cards of their class’s color at propped-up watermelon halves, aiming to stick as many cards as possible into the melon in a limited time. Today's dress-up...

Faculty wins first spirit dodgeball game

Taylor Lam (12) knocks away a ball during today's faculty-student dodgeball game, hosted by Spirit Club. The student team lost the game 2-1 after winning the first round.

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

October 3, 2018

Eight teachers faced off against two representatives from each grade in a best-of-three dodgeball game series after the advisory parade today after sixth period. The teachers won 2-1. Prior to the game, a representative of each advisory marched in the annual homecoming parade. Spirit club will b...

Spirit activities kick off homecoming week

Junior Sejal Krishnan strings a bead onto a friendship bracelet at an activity hosted by spirit club today during lunch. Students are invited to participate in a number of spirit activities this week, including a parade and scream-off tomorrow after fifth period.

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

October 3, 2018

In preparation for the homecoming rally on Friday, Spirit Week began on Monday with movie trivia, which the seniors won with 200 points. Today, students were invited to make friendship bracelets in the quad during lunch. Sophomores and juniors dressed up for their "East Coast" themes on Monday, and seniors...

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