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Harker heats up for spirit week

Harker heats up for spirit week

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

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...

Upper school celebrates Halloween with colorful costumes, spirit contests

Upper school celebrates Halloween with colorful costumes, spirit contests

by Nicole Chen, Editor-in-chief

October 31, 2018

The Harker community celebrated Halloween today, dressing in a vibrant array of costumes. Students as well as faculty checked in with spirit club during lunch to compete in various "best costume" contests, the winners of which will receive spirit points for their class.  

Harker celebrates 125th anniversary

Harker celebrates 125th anniversary

by Sara Yen, Gloria Zhang, and Anna Vazhaeparambil

October 21, 2018

Harker students, faculty, alumni and parents attended the various events and festivities that were organized during Harker’s 125th Weekend on Oct. 6 to 7 and the week before. All four grade levels in the high school participated in the homecoming rally on Oct. 5 to compete for spirit points on Davis...

Homecoming 2018: The game in pictures

Homecoming 2018: The game in pictures

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...

Homecoming 2018: Spirit rally in pictures

Homecoming 2018: Spirit rally in pictures

by Irina Malyugina, Kathy Fang, and Nicole Chen

October 6, 2018

Upper school students and faculty celebrated homecoming with the annual spirit rally last Friday, during which student and faculty members of each class participated in a variety of spirit events, ranging from skits to relay races, to earn spirit points for their respective classes. The rally opened...

Freshmen win “Fruit Ninja” spirit activity

Freshmen win “Fruit Ninja” spirit activity

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...

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