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Jock of All Trades: #2

Jock of All Trades: #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

Looking back on 2014

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

Varsity boys’ basketball loses at NorCals
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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

Lunch grading

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

School meeting recap 2/18

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 ...

School meeting recap – 2/3

School meeting recap – 2/3

by Maya Jeyendran, Global Editor

February 3, 2014

The Upper School’s chapter of the Triple Helix, an international undergraduate science publication, opened the meeting by announcing that the journal is accepting submissions until Feb. 14. Questions can be directed to [email protected] Members attending the Tanzania trip have placed donation...

The Benefits of having Good Posture

The Benefits of having Good Posture

by Samar Malik and Shannon Su

February 3, 2014

The next time someone says “sit up straight,” it may be worthwhile to heed the lecture. Beyond the evident change in physical appearance when proper posture is maintained, there are numerous health benefits of having a properly aligned spine. According to Dr. Faggiano of Faggiano Chiropractic who h...

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