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Certificate seniors Sujith Pakala, Irene Yuan, Teresa Cai, Malar Bala, Richie Amarillas and Ysabel Chen pose with their certificates after Senior Showcase. Friday’s Senior Showcase and Hammies Ceremony recognized this year’s 17 graduating Certificate students as well as other Conservatory members.

Senior performing arts students conclude year at upper school with final showcases and awards

by Aryana Bharali, Kevin Zhang, and Sally Zhu May 22, 2022

Dancers, actors, instrumentalists, vocalists, tech crew, students from all aspects of the performing arts line up on stage, their smiles bright and wide as the stage lights shine down on them. They hold...

Students in Governing Alice played by Sidak Sanghari (9), Leyla Artun (12) and Arianna Weaver (12) wave their hands. Four student-directed plays performed in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center on Jan. 7 and Jan. 8.

Annual Student Directed Showcase production entertains audience amidst COVID-19 pandemic

by Sally Zhu and Kinnera Mulam January 20, 2022

Where can you learn about all of American history and grow inspired by a basketball team’s hunt for new players in one sitting? Or enter a fictitious world of shunned “lefties” and sympathize with...

“I remember being interested and attracted to the idea that I could create something that I didnt see anywhere else. I didnt see anything [that] made adoption easier for the people who are trying to adopt, so that was the idea I was going forward [with] and that I wanted to develop [with Lucky Paw], Ysabel Chen (12) said.

Humans of Harker: A dog’s best friend

by Lavanya Subramanian, TALON Student Life Editor January 14, 2022

Shaking a bowl of treats in her right hand, Ysabel Chen (12) beckons her dogs, Blaze, Tommy and Almond, across her backyard. Immediately, three blurs of white fur rush towards her, eagerly jumping on her...

Saumi Mehta (12), one of the four senior directors, participates in a staged reading of the play Squad Goals on Oct. 1. The student directors posted the cast lists for all the plays on Saturday.

Cast lists for 2022 Student Directed Showcase plays announced

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor October 21, 2021

The Student Directed Showcase (SDS) student directors announced the cast list for the 2022 SDS productions in a Schoology post on Saturday.  Performing Arts Director Laura-Lang Ree uploaded a post...

Namrata Karra (11) looks at a copy of Squad Goals while listening to others read their lines from a scene in “Squad Goals on Friday. The Student Directed Showcase directors this year are seniors Josh Field, Richard Amarillas, Saumi Mehta and Ysabel Chen.

Student Directed Showcase readings take place for a peek into plays

by Ananya Sriram, Reporter October 3, 2021

Students interested in auditioning for Student Directed Showcase (SDS) familiarized themselves with two of the four SDS plays, “Governing Alice” by C. Derby Swanson and “Squad Goals” by Don Zolidis,...

Students attended the 2021 Conservatory Kick-Off on Wednesday in the Patil Theater. Multiple teachers announced upcoming events such as the Fall Play and Dance Production and new classes.

Performing arts students attend the 2021 school year Conservatory Kick-Off

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor August 27, 2021

Students attended the Conservatory Kick-Off for the 2021-22 school year in the Patil Theater on Wednesday, a mandatory event for students interested or involved in any performing arts at Harker. The Kick-Off...

Seniors Ruya Ozveren, Alex Kumar, and Vaishnavi Murari sing in the closing scene of the spring musical Les Misérables with the entire cast on March 19. Unlike the format of the Fall Play and Student Directed Showcase (SDS), Performing Arts Director Laura Lang-Ree converted the musical into a movie, where multiple video angles are used and the audio is recorded beforehand.

It’s a wrap: “Les Miz” cast to release movie production of Spring Musical

by Aastha Mangla and Michelle Liu April 7, 2021

As the third theater performance following the start of the pandemic, "Les Misérables" hints at hope in a time of loss and revolution. To bring this story to life, the cast and crew of the Spring Musical...

Ysabel Chen (11) works on her digital application Lucky Paw, which she designed to centralize the pet adoption process. She is currently enrolled in Harkers Incubator 1 class where students ideate and execute their own businesses.

From an idea to reality: Student entrepreneurs continue to help their community during the pandemic

by Arely Sun, Winged Post Lifestyle Editor February 23, 2021

In the hustle and bustle of a Spanish National Honor Society meeting, an idea was born. Seniors Shreya Srinivasan and Julia Biswas decided to create Luna Y Sol, a bracelet-making nonprofit that raises...

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