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School meeting recap 12/6/19: Eagle Update on basketball teams’ trip to Maui, mock science finals, and 2,000 donut holes

School meeting recap 12/6/19: Eagle Update on basketball teams’ trip to Maui, mock science finals, and 2,000 donut holes

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

December 8, 2019

David Feng (12) started the school meeting by welcoming Harker Spirit. Grace Hajjar (12), Adhya Hoskote (12), Giovanni Rofa (12), Rohan Varma (11) and Meona Khetrapal (11) performed a short dance to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” Grace announced the winners of the gingerbread...

School meeting recap 12/2/19: Community service spotlight, Harker journalism update and re-opening of Nichols common area

School meeting recap 12/2/19: Community service spotlight, Harker journalism update and re-opening of Nichols common area

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

December 4, 2019

Avi Gulati (12) started off the first school meeting back from Thanksgiving break by introducing Kerry Enzensperger, director of upper school community service. For the second community service spotlight of the year, Enzensperger introduced Bryan Zhang (11), who gave a speech on his own experience...

“Hustle for Muscle”: Harker DECA and spirit host fundraiser through volleyball tournament

“Hustle for Muscle”: Harker DECA and spirit host fundraiser through volleyball tournament

by Emily Tan, Assistant Features Editor

November 28, 2019

During lunch on Nov. 21, Harker DECA and Harker spirit jointly hosted the “Hustle for Muscle” volleyball tournament fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in the Athletic Center. Students and faculty dressed in green in support of the MDA as four teams, each representing a class, face...

Students, faculty celebrate Halloween with creative costumes

Students, faculty celebrate Halloween with creative costumes

by Alysa Suleiman

October 31, 2019

This year's Halloween showcased a variegated barrage of unique costumes. Either humorous, traditionally terrifying or a classic; simple, complex, or colorful, costumes reflected the personalities and spirit of the upper school body.  Students and faculty put their creativity to the test and donne...

From countrysides to cityscapes: Homecoming 2019

From countrysides to cityscapes: Homecoming 2019

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2019

This year’s spirit rally wrapped up this year's homecoming week on Oct. 11, bringing students and faculty together in the athletics center for a series of festivities and competitive events before Oct. 12 homecoming game against St. Vincent De Paul High School. The cheer team kicked off the...

Harker heats up for spirit week

Harker heats up for spirit week

by Emily Tan, Reporter

April 13, 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

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

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....

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

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

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...

School meeting recap 12/13/18

School meeting recap 12/13/18

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

December 14, 2018

Grace Hajjar (11) and Adhya Hoskote (11) began the last meeting of 2018 with the Eagle Update. A meeting for students interested in boys tennis was held today at 1 p.m. in the team room, while students who want to play football next year should attend a meeting in the team room tomorrow at 3:15 p.m. The...

School meeting recap 12/3/18

School meeting recap 12/3/18

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

December 9, 2018

As students scuffled through the bleachers to find their seats at the 2nd to last school meeting before Winter Break, Matthew Hajjar (12) opened with a stentorian chant as Adhya Hoskote (11) and Grace Hajjar (11) took the mic and went over the Eagle Update. Arthur Jakobsson (10) talked about the end...

Competition in the holiday spirit

Competition in the holiday spirit

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

December 5, 2018

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...

DECA club month fundraises for muscular dystrophy relief

DECA club month fundraises for muscular dystrophy relief

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

December 4, 2018

The upper school’s DECA chapter hosted various events and fundraisers during the annual DECA month of November to promote their chapter and to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, or MDA. DECA month began with an ice cream social outside Manzanita on Nov. 2, and continued with an...

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