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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Shayla He (10) and Ella Lan (10) purchase an item from the new vending machine in Manzanita Hall. The new vending machine contains a total of 35 different items, ranging from chips and energy bars to drinks and even hand sanitizer.

Campus Compass: Manzanita Hall’s new and improved vending machine

by Michelle Wei and Julie Shi November 10, 2021

With a sleek white design and modern finish, Manzanita Hall’s new vending machine sits proudly adjacent to the lunch tables under the back awning. Fluorescent light illuminates the colorful packaging...

A pair of bronze eagles stand in a fountain in front of Shah Hall. The sculpture, a gift from the Class of 2021, had previously been installed in Dobbins Hall.

Graduates’ gift: Class of 2021 funds new eagle fountain, places near Shah Hall

by Sabrina Zhu and Nicholas Wei August 17, 2021

A pair of sparring bronze eagles grasp at a flowing American flag, suspended over a glassy pool of water. The birds of prey lock claws in the air, their talons gleaming in the sunlight. Two rings of stone...

The sophomore Class of 2017 eagle stands in front of the journalism room. “It allows a group of students who are often not as gregarious and outgoing … to have different ways of showing spirit, and that’s my favorite aspect of it,” Jeffrey Draper, freshman class dean and performing arts teacher at the upper school, said.

Campus Compass: Painting Homecoming eagles

by Isha Moorjani, Asst. News Editor October 16, 2020

Laughter and overlapping voices fill Manzanita and the quad as students chat with friends while eating lunch. Four majestic, bright white eagles stand on tarp in a straight line in front of the round tables...

Campus Compass is a feature column that dives into the history and significance behind the places and objects that have made Harker what it is today. This edition of Campus Compass takes a look at the history of the Matriculation book and oath.

Campus compass: The Matriculation Book

by Isha Moorjani and Sally Zhu August 21, 2020

Since 1998, crowds of students each year have signed the Matriculation Book on their first day of high school to start their legacy as a true Harker student. Today, the book is proudly displayed in Dobbins...

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