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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

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Upper school director of instrumental music Dr. David Hart conducts Jazz Band at the instrumental concert on Jan. 14. The winter vocal concert took place on Jan. 13, both in the Patil Theater of the Rothschild Performing Arts Center.

Choral and instrumental ensembles kick off the year with first concerts of 2022

by Ella Yee and Julie Shi January 25, 2022

Upper school choral and instrumental ensemble members performed in the annual winter choral concert and winter instrumental concert, which took place in the Patil Theater at 7:00 p.m. on Jan. 13 and Jan....

Music Monday is a new installation featuring a different category of songs on a weekly basis.

Music Monday: Throwback to childhood theme songs with Aquila

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor January 24, 2022

Music Monday features a different category of songs on a weekly basis. Each Monday, Harker Aquila will release seven songs, one song for each day of the week. “Hey, Jessie! It feels like a party every...

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...

This is the first installment of Musical Musings, a podcast where Aquila staff members review and discuss music albums. In this episode, Arely and Michelle share their thoughts on singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey’s latest album “Blue Banisters,” released Oct. 22.

Musical Musings Episode 1: “Blue Banisters” by Lana Del Rey

by Arely Sun and Michelle Liu January 15, 2022

This is the first installment of Musical Musings, a podcast where Aquila staff members review and discuss music albums. In this episode, Arely and Michelle share their thoughts on singer and songwriter...

Photos provided by Teresa Cai, Anya Warrier, Alan Jiang, Aniket Singh, Anya Chauhan, Miki Mitarai, Aria Jain, Ava Arasan, Kris Estrada, Anika Pandey, Shayla He, Katelyn Hsu and Varun Bhupathi. National, All-State and Regional Honor Choirs welcomed 13 upper school students in December, the highest number of Harker acceptances yet.

13 upper school students accepted into National and All-State Honor Choirs

by Kinnera Mulam and Sally Zhu January 9, 2022

National, All-State and Regional Honor Choirs welcomed 13 upper school students in December, the highest number of Harker acceptances yet. Seniors Teresa Cai and Anya Warrier, juniors Alan Jiang and...

Richard Zhang (11) plays with the orchestra during the Big Assembly Day opening number, Sleigh Ride. Big Assembly Day occurred on Friday, Dec. 9.

K-12 performing arts students shine at in-person Big Assembly Day

by Alysa Suleiman and Sally Zhu January 9, 2022

Crack!  Heads turn, and the audience erupts into peals of laughter.  The infamous slapstick, two wooden boards that upper school orchestra percussionist Yejin Song (12) clapped together to imitate...

Immediately after its release on Sept. 17, the show encountered overwhelming success. In fact, “Squid Game” is the only Korean series to reach first place on Netflix’s top 10 most-viewed global chart, surpassing the combined views on any other streaming network according to content analytics research firm Diesel Labs.

‘Squid Game’ rolls dice on life

by Alena Suleiman, Reporter December 15, 2021

“Hello, sir.” A man in a suit holding a briefcase settles down in the empty spot next to you. “Would you like to play a game with me?” You give the man a once-over, questioning his profession....

Downbeat members Kris Estrada (11), Samvita Gautham (11) and Shayla He (10) smile as they introduce the performances at Santana Row on Tuesday. Upper school performing arts groups Downbeat, Kinetic Krew and Harker Dance Company traveled to Santana Row on Tuesday evening to perform festive routines filled with holiday cheer.

Harker performing arts groups dazzle at ‘Spirit of The Row’ show

by Sally Zhu and Alena Suleiman December 11, 2021

Three high school students, two jazzed up in glittery gold dresses and the other adorned in a navy-blue collared shirt with a gold tie and scarf, chatter animatedly on a stage in front of a 40-foot-tall...

Kathy Xu (11) holds out her phone, which displays the final page of her 2021 Spotify Wrapped statistics. Spotify Wrapped released this year on Dec. 1 and showed user statistics from the past year in a multi-page story format.

2021 Spotify Wrapped summarizes users’ listening experiences over past year

by Emma Gao, Reporter December 10, 2021

Spotify released its 2021 Spotify Wrapped feature, which allows users to explore their unique listening patterns and statistics over the past year, on Dec. 1. According to Spotify’s website, the personalized...

Senior Spencer Cha performs his composition Rhythmic Etude No. 5 on the piano during Music Creation Clubs showcase on Friday, Dec. 3. The showcase featured performances or recordings from five students.

Music Creation Club hosts student musical showcase event

by Sally Zhu and Ella Yee December 7, 2021

Music Creation Club hosted an open showcase event on Friday during long lunch to present the musical compositions and works of five different students.  During Friday’s school meeting, Richard Zhang...

The androgynous children seem to belong to their own world, mirroring Nara’s own experiences of reconciling with himself. Nara’s paintings project a strong sense of solitary introspection, as if they hail from an entirely different mind—one alive with the childlike ability to lose oneself completely in a state of flow.

Off The Walls: Yoshitomo Nara builds sweet and sinister world

by Michelle Liu, Winged Post Co-Editor-in-Chief December 2, 2021

Why does Yoshitomo Nara’s work hold such an enchanting power to stick in the mind? Although at first glance the faces of his bulbous-faced, doe-eyed children may seem sweet and innocent, there’s something...

Nageena Singh (12) and other students from the AP art classes listen to artist Shawn Hibmacronan explain his work. The students learned about Hibmacronan’s creative process as a professional artist on a trip on Nov. 15.

AP Art classes visit artist studio in San Francisco

by Michelle Liu, Winged Post Co-Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2021

Students from the AP Studio Art and Honors Directed Portfolio classes visited the former Naval Air Station in Alameda to explore artist Shawn Hibmacronan’s studio, taking in the sight of hundreds of...

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