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Creativity during COVID-19: Writers reflect on quarantine

A collection of the winning submissions for the Creativity during COVID-19 writing contest.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

May 10, 2020

Hopeful reflections. Brooding thoughts. Nostalgic memories. The upper school writing contest, Creativity during COVID-19, gave students the chance to record these feelings about living during a worldwide pandemic and responding to this new reality. Hosted by English teacher Jennifer Siraganian, the contes...

Jock of All Trades: Episode 3

A play on the familiar phrase “Jack Of All Trades”, Harker Aquila's sports podcast “Jock Of All Trades” is intended to give listeners the latest and most pertinent information regarding a variety of sports.

by Vishnu Kannan, Kushal Shah, and Muthu Panchanatham

February 1, 2020

From Harker Aquila, Jock of All Trades is a sports podcast by Kushal Shah (11), Muthu Panchanatham (10), and Vishnu Kannan (10). This edition features an in-depth discussion regarding the NFL playoffs thus far, a glance at the fast approaching Super Bowl, and a tribute to Kobe Bryant, his daughter,...

Jock of All Trades: Episode 2

Jock of All Trades: Episode 2

by Vishnu Kannan, Muthu Panchanatham, and Kushal Shah

April 21, 2019

From Harker Aquila, Jock of All Trades is a sports podcast by Kushal Shah (10), Muthu Panchanatham (9), and Vishnu Kannan (9). This edition features an in-depth discussion regarding the NBA playoffs, predictions for the top-five picks of the NFL Draft, and an exclusive interview with Harker Athletics...

That’s a Wrap: Coachella fashion trends steal from elements of Native American cultures

That's a Wrap: Coachella fashion trends steal from elements of Native American cultures

by Melina Nakos, Reporter

April 26, 2016

Coachella, an annual music and arts festival in Indio, California, is a showcase of new fashion trends which often include versions of Native American cultural garments. The usage of Native American symbols in white fashion may seem innocent, but if people do not make efforts to understand their privilege...

That’s a Wrap: Chris Rock came off as racist and sexist at the Oscars

That's a Wrap: Chris Rock came off as racist and sexist at the Oscars

by Melina Nakos, Reporter

March 5, 2016

Chris Rock, the renown comedian and actor, emceed the Academy Awards Show on Feb. 28. As a host, he focused on the topic of #oscarssowhite. He used a skillful mixture of satire, comedy, and opinionated seriousness to bring racism against Black people in Hollywood into the foreground. The issue arose when...

Looking back on 2014

Sophomore and Junior boys prepare for their highly memorable Powderpuff routine of the year.

by Kaity Gee, Multimedia Editor

May 26, 2014

As this year comes to a close, we take a look back at this year. Throughout the first and second semesters, records have been broken, bonds have been strengthened, and the Harker community has grown as a family and as a school.  ...

Read it Or Weep: Loveletter to Dad: From Your Passenger Seat

Read it Or Weep: Loveletter to Dad: From Your Passenger Seat

by Kaity Gee, Video/Broadcast Editor

May 17, 2014

I remember it like it was yesterday. I was five years, eight months, and if you asked me- I would have lied and said I was already six. I had an obsession with the Barbie Diaries, strawberry-everything, and the way sand felt underneath bare feet. To this very day, my dad owns a ‘99 GMC truc...

Read it Or Weep: Get Away

Read it Or Weep: Get Away

by Kaity Gee, Assistant Multimedia Editor

May 3, 2014

I first considered the idea of running away when I was ten- a “spontaneous vacation,” if you will. It was infused into the music I lived and breathed, sewn in the fibers of my acid-wash “rebel” denim jacket I so proudly donned, and infected in my third grade brain. I was ten years old, and I alre...

Life with Lizzy: Real Friends

by Elisabeth Siegel, Winged Post Copy Editor

March 28, 2014

Through my experiences both in school and out of school, there’s one thing that I just can’t seem to get totally right. I’m either the unluckiest person in the regard of making friends, or the luckiest—I guess it can go both ways. With the bitter comes the sweet: I happen to meet some of the ...

Varsity boys’ basketball loses at NorCals

Srivinay Irrinki (11) dribbles the ball down the court during the first round of the NorCal tournament. The Eagles lost 60-42 against St. Patrick-St.Vincent.
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by Mariam Sulakian, Aquila News Editor

March 13, 2014

The Varsity Boys' Basketball team lost 60-42 in the first round of the division IV CIF State Basketball Northern California championships (NorCal) today against St. Patrick-St. Vincent. The team made school history, becoming the first boys’ sports team to advance to the CCS finals and the NorCal ch...

Lunch grading

The Upper School received a C for its clean-up after lunch today due to the large amounts of napkins left out. The prize for earning six A's in a two week time span has not been determined yet.

by Shannon Su

February 21, 2014

Upper School students received a C today from the kitchen staff as a reflection of the leftover trash, a new grading system implemented a month ago. Last year, ASB tried raising awareness on the problem of leaving food and trays after lunch but failed to make an impact. After talking with Chef Steve...

School meeting recap 2/18

ASB treasurer Rohith Bhethanabotla (12) wishes school President Arjun Goyal (12) a happy birthday through a comical presentation during the weekly school meeting.

by Mariam Sulakian, Aquila News Editor

February 18, 2014

Students and faculty were reunited after a weeklong break at today’s school meeting, which encapsulated a review of upcoming events and analysis of affairs from the past two weeks. Director of Harker CareerConnect Sarah Bean (11) opened the meeting with an announcement about upcoming activities ...

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