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“Students, teachers take a stand”: March for Education rallies support for educational funding

Saanvi Arora (10) joins other high school students from around the Bay Area in leading last Saturday's March for Education. Saanvi is a member of GEN-Up, a student-led social justice organization and student-activist coalition.

by Kathy Fang, Arushi Saxena, and Alysa Suleiman

November 19, 2019

Over 100 people gathered in César Chavez Plaza in downtown San Jose on Nov. 9 as part of the March for Education, an event hosted by GEN-Up, a student-led social justice organization and student-activist coalition. The event featured talks from student speakers and elected officials, as well as a rally...

Climate change: “The existential crisis of our time”

The logistics team brainstorms how to get students to Diridon, the starting place of the Sept. 20 climate strike.

by Eric Fang, Mark Hu, Nina Gee, and Saloni Shah

August 30, 2019

Youth demand climate action  The sidewalk outside the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel was flooded with yellow. Last Friday, over 250 young people protested outside of the hotel, where the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting was being held. They carried yellow posters with words li...

Gen Z Rises: Mass shootings push students to stand up and speak out

The recent shootings in Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton have inspired students and teenagers to take a stance against guns.

by Alysa Suleiman and Varsha Rammohan

August 28, 2019

Fifteen-year-old Adrian Palomares flees from yet another result of America’s growing gun problem: the Gilroy Garlic Festival mass shooting, which left three dead and 13 injured on July 28. Six days later, a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, was the next victim of gun violence. Less than 24 hours ...

Second Quadchella of the year features student and faculty performers

Teresa Cai (9) plays the guitar during the annual Quadchella. Both students and faculty performed at the event.

by Nicole Tian, Reporter

May 2, 2019

This year’s second Quadchella, organized by student council, was held in the quad during long lunch today and featured performers from all grades as well as from faculty. The goal of this event is to encourage members of the Harker community to display their talents as well as a chance for their p...

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....

Not one more: Thousands participate in March for Our Lives protests in Bay Area

Demonstrators carry vibrant signs inscribed with protest slogans. Bay Area activists organized marches and rallies in San Jose, Oakland and San Francisco.

by Nicole Chen and Prameela Kottapalli

March 26, 2018

Over 800 March for Our Lives protests took place on Saturday, pressing for tighter gun control and safer school environments. In the Bay Area, San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland marches, among others, attracted students and teachers to join the fight.   ...

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