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Online matriculation ceremony marks the start of 2020-21 school year

Associated Student Body President Jason Lin records his speech for the virtual matriculation ceremony, as head of school Brian Yager looks on. Jason touched upon ways that the Harker community has stayed connected during quarantine.

by Lucy Ge, Winged Post News Editor

August 25, 2020

Upper school students viewed a video put together by Harker administrators, student council and honor council on Friday during the online matriculation ceremony.  Head of school Brian Yager delivered the opening speech, encouraging freshmen to look to upperclassmen for guidance and inspiration. ...

News briefs: National Merit, biscuits and NSPA Photo Exchange

Head of Upper School Butch Keller prepares a biscuit for students after school meeting last week, launching an initiative.

by Nicholas Wei, Alysa Suleiman, and Arushi Saxena

March 5, 2020

62 Harker seniors named National Merit Scholarship finalists 62 seniors were named National Merit Scholarship finalists. Students entered the contest by taking the PSAT/NMSQT® in October 2018 and received their scores in mid-December of the same year.  Those who met the National Merit Scholarship Corporat...

School meeting recap 2/25/2020: Popeyes, ping pong tournament, and art portfolios

Giovanni Rofa (12), Meona Khetrapal (11), Rohan Varma (11) and Adhya Hoskote (12) deliver the Eagle Update during Tuesday's school meeting. They reviewed the results from recent games played by the girls basketball, girls soccer, boys basketball and girls basketball.

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

February 27, 2020

Avi Gulati (12) welcomed everyone to the school meeting. The junior council announced a Popeyes chicken sandwich fundraiser in front of Manzanita during lunch on Tuesday. Giovanni Rofa (12), Meona Khetrapal (11), Rohan Varma (11) and Adhya Hoskote (12) gave the Eagle Update. The boys soccer te...

School meeting recap 1/24/2020: “Little Red Wagon,” Valentine’s grams, and sports senior nights

Eric Kallbrier, director of student organizations and assistant upper school activities coordinator, gives an overview of the Harker summer camp jobs. He invited past summer camp employees Emiko Armstrong (12), Griffin Cook (12), Chance Hewitt (11) and Liza Shchegrov (10) to talk about their experiences.

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

January 30, 2020

David Feng (12) started off the first school meeting of the semester last Friday by congratulating the class of 2020 for being second semester seniors. Giovanni Rofa (12), Rohan Varma (11), Adhya Hoskote (12) and Meona Khetrapal (11) gave the Eagle Update. Boys soccer tied with Sacred Heart Prepara...

School meeting recap 1/17/2020: Mercutio, Thirsty Thursday, and free yearbooks

TALON yearbook editors-in-chief Emily Chen (12) and Anthony Xu (12) and TALON managing editor Shreya Srinivasan (11) announce that all yearbooks from this year onwards will be free to all students and faculty at school meeting last Friday.

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

January 22, 2020

Avi Gulati (12) welcomed everyone to the last school meeting of the semester. On behalf of the performing arts program, Annabelle Ju (12) announced the Winter Concert, which was on the night of Friday, Jan. 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Patil Theater. Upper school lab band, jazz band and orchestra all perf...

School meeting recap 1/7/2020: Student directed showcase, new basketball hoop and course selections

Members of the boys soccer team announce that their annual Kicks Against Soccer games are on Friday. The boys junior varsity team plays at 3 p.m. against Pinewood, girls varsity team plays at 4:45 p.m. against Notre Dame and boys varsity team plays at 6:30 against Priory.

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

January 8, 2020

Avi Gulati (12) started off the meeting by welcoming everyone to 2020 and stating his new year resolutions.  Roma Gandhi (12) announced on behalf of the Student Events Committee that the deadline to sign up for Hoscars is Jan. 20. Applicants need to submit their Hoscars submission form and email ...

Matriculation 2019: Harker welcomes Class of 2023

A member of the incoming Class of 2023 holds the 2019 Matriculation itinerary, smiling as he walks into the quad before the beginning of the ceremony.

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter

August 24, 2019

With welcoming smiles, energetic cheers and thunderous clapping, the upper school community warmly received the Class of 2023 during the 2019 matriculation ceremony on Friday.  Administration adorned in gowns and caps took their seats behind the stage, facing the rows of sophomores, juniors and seniors making their way into their respective rows, the b...

Sophomore class holds Dippin’ Dots fundraiser

Secretary Helen Li (10) enjoys a cone of Dippin Dots as she waits for students to stop by and purchase some ice cream. By the end of lunch, the students sold out of everything but the Rainbow and Banana Split flavors.

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

May 24, 2019

The sophomore class held a Dippin' Dots fundraiser on yesterday during lunch, raising $535 over the course of long lunch. The goal was $2021. They ended with a total budget of $2162, allowing them to spend more freely over the next year in whichever events they take part in or organize. The sophomore...

Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior class council candidates deliver speeches

Thomas Rainow (11) delivers his speech as a candidate for his class's senior council. Several candidates from each class ran for class council this year, with a record number of 28 candidates running for next year's junior class council.

by Nicole Tian, Reporter

April 27, 2019

The freshman, sophomore, and junior class candidates for next year’s student council delivered their speeches in place of morning office hours and class meetings on Apr. 24 and 26 in the Auxiliary Gym, Athletic Center and the Patil Theater, respectively. Freshman speeches began with four out of fiv...

Student council hosts annual school supplies drive

A gray backpack, markers, and other miscellaneous school supplies sit in the corner of upper school math teacher Bradley Stoll's classroom. The contents of each donated backpack usually vary depending on the items and quantity of items that are donated.

by Gloria Zhu, Reporter

March 26, 2019

In the corner of upper school math teacher Bradley Stoll’s classroom, there is a heather gray backpack, brand new, the tag still on. Inside, one can find markers, pencils, and a brand new Five Star™ notebook. These supplies, donated by members of the Stoll advisory, will eventually be loaded onto a bus...

School meeting recap 1/18/19

Members of junior class council Evan Cheng, Avi Gulati, Roma Gandhi and Alyssa Huang announce the theme,

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

January 22, 2019

As students clamored to their seats at the last school meeting of the first semester, ASB President Neil Ramaswamy attempted to settle the crowd as English teacher Charlie Shuttleworth’s made an announcement about the annual Shakespeare Competition, which invites high school students to perform a me...

Freshman council candidates deliver speeches before Thursday elections

Class council candidate Kai Burich (9) gives his speech for the position of spirit coordinator.

by Nicole Chen, Editor-in-chief

October 16, 2018

Freshmen listened to speeches from their peers running for student council positions during the school meeting period this morning, in preparation for voting during lunch on Thursday, which will be held in the journalism room. Twenty-nine freshmen ran for the five student council positions. Candidates...

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