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Zooming through Zoom

Zooming through Zoom

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Co-Sports Editor

March 25, 2020

It’s been a week since we made the transition to online learning on the beautiful Zoom campus, and I think it’s safe to say that we haven’t seen this much confusion over a software change since the controversial shift to Infinite Campus of 2019. Regardless, the upper school community has started ad...

Fun, food and flamenco: Students and faculty celebrate Spanish culture with “La Noche Cultural”

Fun, food and flamenco: Students and faculty celebrate Spanish culture with “La Noche Cultural”

by Amruta Dharmapurikar and Sally Zhu

March 19, 2020

Vibrant banners line the walls of the auxiliary gym, circling around the multi-colored round tables topped with toy maracas, sombreros and balloons that float nearby. As preparations and decorations are finalized, the bustle of excited students and beats of lively Spanish music starts to fill the air as...

Album review: “Changes” for the worse or the better?

Album review: “Changes” for the worse or the better?

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter

March 12, 2020

The year is 2010. In a Youtube video online, stage lights flood the arena, filling the screen, as electric guitars, bases and drums crash to the beat of the swelling music. The beat drops, and the arena pulses with the heartbeat of the thousands of fans in the audience, belting out the lyrics in uniso...

Novel coronavirus: How to prepare for potential local outbreak

Novel coronavirus: How to prepare for potential local outbreak

by Kathy Fang, Varsha Rammohan, and Arushi Saxena

March 3, 2020

With the rise of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Santa Clara County last week, as well as the report of the first possible case of community spread in the U.S. in California last Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health agencies encourage residents...

Hungry? Ready to MOD?

Hungry? Ready to MOD?

by Lauren Liu and Amruta Dharmapurikar

March 2, 2020

In the midst of a bustling street — cars blurring past, people scurrying to and fro, high heels clacking like ice cubes in a glass — a pop of red illuminates the gray hue of buildings. This red belongs to the sign of MOD Pizza, emblazoned with large white letters spelling out the name of the restaurant....

Best of year: Movies from the past, present and future

Best of year: Movies from the past, present and future

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter

February 20, 2020

Looking Forward to in 2020 To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You Following Netflix’s extremely popular “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” this sequel follows the unintended mailing of love letters and explores Lara Jean and Peter’s blossoming relationship. Hilarious and with all the r...

What to know about the 2019 novel coronavirus

What to know about the 2019 novel coronavirus

by Kathy Fang, Eric Fang, and Alysa Suleiman

January 30, 2020

As the 2019 novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, continues to spread across the world, Harker Aquila breaks down what you need to know about the outbreak. What is the 2019-nCoV?  The 2019-nCoV is a respiratory disease that causes respiratory illness, according to the World Health Organization. It belongs in...

Harker Aquila’s guide to the escalations between the U.S. and Iran

Harker Aquila’s guide to the escalations between the U.S. and Iran

by Lucy Ge and Arushi Saxena

January 16, 2020

To clarify the time difference between Iran and California, all dates and times are reported in PST. Iran is 11 hours and 30 minutes ahead of California. Prompted by U.S. President Donald Trump authorizing an American airstrike that killed prominent Iranian general Qasem Soleimani on Jan. 2, a maj...

Giving during the holidays

Giving during the holidays

by Nicole Tian and Arely Sun

January 5, 2020

After the conclusion of the previous announcement, the projector in front of the school assembly simply flashed to display a single slide introducing Griffin Crook (12). A ripple of chatter spread through the crowd as he stepped up to the microphone dressed in a brightly patterned festive blazer and a ...

Harker Aquila’s guide to tomorrow’s House vote on articles of impeachment

Harker Aquila’s guide to tomorrow’s House vote on articles of impeachment

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on impeachment tomorrow in the culmination of a historic series of investigations, trials and testimonies.  Tomorrow, a full House of 233 Democratic, 197 Republican and one independent representatives are expected to vote on two articles of impe...

Skating the curves

Skating the curves

by Nicole Tian, Co-Lifestyle Editor

December 7, 2019

High schooler Esteban Rodriguez leans against the rails of the Lake Cunningham Actions Sports Park in San Jose, nonchalantly flipping his black board emblazoned with a painted white skull, its bare teeth and exposed gums clenching onto the scales of a red-eyed viper. The azure edges of the board have b...

Awake at night: D.C. monuments honor nation’s history

Awake at night: D.C. monuments honor nation’s history

by Tiffany Chang, Lakshmi Mulgund, Smrithi Sambamurthy, Pelin Unsal, Anna Vazhaeparambil, and Helen Zhu

November 23, 2019

Students participated in a Monuments by Moonlight Tour of the capital’s monuments, visiting the U.S. Capitol, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and the Korean War memorial. Against the dark sky of the city, monuments twinkle brightly, a ...

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