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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Rise and grind: preparing for the future

Rise and grind: preparing for the future

by Kinnera Mulam, Copy Editor February 23, 2022

harkeraquila · Aquila Audible of "Rise and grind: preparing for the future" Out of the corner of my eye, I notice a line of students form at the teacher’s desk. They shuffle forward, one...

Grinding to a halt: Pushed past our limits

Grinding to a halt: Pushed past our limits

by Margaret Cartee, Asst. Opinions Editor February 23, 2022

harkeraquila · Aquila Audible of "Grinding to a halt: Pushed past our limits" “I got three hours of sleep last night,” a girl two sofa seats to the right of me whispers to her friend during an...

An illustration of various memes and internet sensations. Social media platforms have guided the evolution of Generation Z’s sense of humor by creating widespread access to topics people find humorous.

‘One big inside joke’: Generation Z uses humor to bond over shared adversity

by Arely Sun, Aquila Co-Managing Editor February 23, 2022

harkeraquila · Aquila Audible of "'One big inside joke’: Generation Z uses humor to bond over shared adversity" If you’ve spent time browsing the Internet, you’ve likely encountered...

Jimmy Garoppolo throws it away, setting up a Rams vs. Bengals Super Bowl

Jimmy Garoppolo throws it away, setting up a Rams vs. Bengals Super Bowl

by Saurav Tewari, Sports Columnist February 12, 2022

harkeraquila · Aquila Audible of "Jimmy Garoppolo throws it away, setting up a Rams vs. Bengals Super Bowl" The San Francisco 49ers were beating the Los Angeles Rams 17-7 in the third quarter...

Quarterback Rohan Gorti (11) speaks with Coach Sidhart Krishnamurthi on the sideline during the varsity football team’s match against Crystal Springs last year. “Sid brings passion, organization, and energy to the program,” upper school athletics director Dan Molin said. “The students are picking up their respect for his passion and the seriousness of the sport, and hes bringing good positive energy.”

From Harker athlete to football head coach: A decade later, alumnus returns to lead from the sidelines

by Emily Tan and Medha Yarlagadda February 11, 2022

harkeraquila · Aquila Audible of "From Harker athlete to football head coach" Rhythmic thuds of varsity football players’ steps fill the air as the students perform ladder agility drills...

Michelle Liu (12) reads Maus, a graphic novel by Art Spiegelman about the Holocaust. A Tennessee school board banned the book for eighth graders in January, a move that threatens to erase the real history of the Holocaust.

‘Maus’: Banning what challenges you doesn’t change you

by Michelle Liu and Sally Zhu February 1, 2022

harkeraquila · Aquila Audible of "‘Maus’: Banning what challenges you doesn’t change you" A Tennessee school district board unanimously voted to ban the Pulitzer-winning graphic novel...

A redwood tree grows at the Bear Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve in Los Gatos. These long-living organisms can reach heights of over 300 feet.

Global Reset: Hero of climate change

by Sabrina Zhu and Lavanya Subramanian January 28, 2022

harkeraquila · Aquila Audible of "Hero of climate change" Leafy branches, suspended dozens of feet up in the air, cast a gentle shadow on the trodden dirt path below. Small squirrels and birds scurry...

These characters made the movie Marvel’s most diverse release yet, and I am grateful that Zhao chose to increase the inclusivity of the film when adapting it from the comics. However, the diverse characters lack sufficient portrayal as exemplified by the poor memorability of Kingo’s character. It’s not enough to simply include these characters, Marvel needs to represent them properly.

Marvel’s ‘Eternals’ falls flat in portrayal of diverse characters

by Kinnera Mulam, Reporter January 22, 2022

 harkeraquila · Aquila Audible of "Marvel’s ‘Eternals’ falls flat in portrayal of diverse characters" There they were. All 10 of them, capes undulating in the wind, heads held high as they...

You have to be able to take those [equations] and develop your own mindset and your own perspective, and be able to take those in ways that other people might not expect, because thats what makes you unique. Thats what creativity is, Rishab Parthasarathy (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Curiosity, creation and community

by Sabrina Zhu, STEM Editor January 5, 2022

harkeraquila · Aquila Audible of "Humans of Harker: Curiosity, creation and community" Dozens of smooth, cream-colored tiles spill onto the bare floor, and a pair of young hands frantically...

Upper school students prepare for final exams in the library on Monday, Dec. 13. During finals week, librarians enforced a completely silent study zone in the library for students to focus on their studying.

In-person final exams return for fall semester

by Selina Xu and Michelle Wei December 15, 2021

harkeraquila · Aquila Audible of "In-person final exams return for fall semester" Students took 90-minute in-person final exams yesterday, which will continue until Friday of this week. This...

Seniors Andrea Thia, Esther Wu and Tina Xu hold gifts, posters and flowers during the Senior Night ceremony. The varsity girls golf teams Senior Night was held on Nov. 12 at the Los Lagos Golf Course in San Jose.

Varsity girls golf team celebrates Senior Night at Los Lagos Golf Course

by Brandon Zau, Reporter November 24, 2021

harkeraquila · Aquila Audible of "Varsity girls golf team celebrates Senior Night at Los Lagos Golf Course" The varsity girls golf team held their Senior Night at the Los Lagos Golf Course...

Orchestra member Alex Zhong (9) receives a COVID-19 test. The upper school COVID-19 policy currently requires unvaccinated students and those in the instrumental music or indoor athletic programs to undergo weekly testing after a sophomore and a freshman tested positive in October.

Upper school enforces frequent COVID-19 testing after two students test positive

by Desiree Luo and Kinnera Mulam November 19, 2021

harkeraquila · Aquila Audible of "Upper school enforces frequent COVID-19 testing after two students test positive" The upper school COVID-19 policy currently requires unvaccinated students...

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