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Stories from quarantine: Our pandemic workspaces

My pandemic workspace consists of my table, binders, laptop, earbuds, water bottle, pens and pencils, pencil case, my iPad that I use for drawing, my journal to keep me organized, whichever book I'm reading and other various small items.
December 2, 2020

From when the Harker community first left campus in March until now, students have adapted to the challenges of remote learning, such as long hours of screen time and sitting, by modifying or even completely...

Music Monday: Stay positive with Aquila

Music Monday is a new installation featuring a different category of songs on a weekly basis.
November 30, 2020

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. As we enter the first week of December, the...

Music Monday: Give thanks with Aquila

Music Monday is a new installation featuring a different category of songs on a weekly basis.
November 16, 2020

Music Monday is a new installation featuring 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. As Thanksgiving draws...

Talent transcends distance: Zoomchella talent show brings community together

Members of the Student Council Student Events Committee introduce the upper school community to Zoomcella, kicking off the performances. “Especially for freshmen who don't know everyone around campus very much, I think it was a good way to introduce the diversity of the talents in our community,” Student Events Committee co-head Yejin Song (11) said.
November 15, 2020

One-by-one, students jumped into their advisors’ Zoom rooms on Tuesday Nov. 10 to experience this year’s virtual talent show, Zoomchella. As advisories began viewing, the members of the Student Council’s...

Music Monday: De-stress with Aquila

Music Monday is a new installation featuring a different category of songs on a weekly basis.
November 9, 2020

Music Monday is a new installation featuring 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. After a week of tension...

Podcasting from home

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November 4, 2020

Four students crouch in the back of the journalism room, their heads close together. A Blue Yeti microphone is barely visible, hidden at the center of their tight huddle. A voice speaks up. “Hey everyone!...

Spooky sightings

This year, students preserved the Halloween spirit through their costumes, many of which were homemade, transforming themselves into movie characters, fairies, and even a Christmas tree.
Students adjust Halloween traditions while preserving spirit of dress-up
November 2, 2020

Each year on Halloween, trick-or-treaters laugh as they dash up driveways to front doors, sounding doorbells and sing-songing out, “Trick or treat!” before scrambling for the most coveted pieces of...

Music Monday: Get political with Aquila

Music Monday is a new installation featuring a different category of songs on a weekly basis.
November 2, 2020

Music Monday is a new installation featuring 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. In light of the 2020...

Staying Healthy with Saloni: Election edition

Take a step back from the chaos of the election. Limit your intake of news and social media pre-and-post election. Encourage positive conversations rather than heated debates over partisan topics. Practice relaxation techniques, be it yoga, meditation or anything else.
November 1, 2020

How many times a day do you read political tweets? How many times do you scroll through Instagram posts encouraging you to vote one way or the other? How many times have your conversations with friends...

Pulse of the People: Local restaurant adapts to pandemic

Hand sanitizer and COVID-19 guidelines at The Table in San Jose. “I thought that people would be really excited to come and eat here, but even from the get-go you still have people that were going to be unhappy. Unfortunately, sometimes it is taken out on people like essential workers,” manager Alisha Lorenz said. 
Staff at "The Table" in Willow Glen work through financial strain, stress and restrictive protocol
November 1, 2020

Across the Bay Area, restaurants that previously boasted boisterous crowds of energetic parties conversing over delicious food now stand empty, spare the few individuals dining at the spaced-out tables...

The rise of K-pop: crossing over to the Western market

In the next few years, K-pop’s popularity can be expected to attain even greater heights worldwide: wider recognition of the K-pop industry and more meaningful interactions between both Western and Korean artists will follow.
October 28, 2020

BTS and Nicki Minaj. Blackpink and Cardi B. These artists hail from opposite sides of the world, yet their names stand right next to each other under the titles of a recent series of crossovers between...

So you want to be a poll worker?

Judi Souza, who first began volunteering as a poll worker in the election of 1980, has helped voters at the polls for more than 20 years, gaining a valuable and extensive amount of experience along the way. “I have always been civic-minded and I thought it'd be something to do. There were ads in the paper saying that they needed help and I was intrigued,” Souza recalls.
October 28, 2020

Anyone who has ever cast a ballot in-person has been helped by a poll worker, individuals who dedicate their time and energy to the impressive and difficult task of staffing the election. From checking...

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