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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

An illustration of a robotic hand writing Say hello to ChatGPT. ChatGPT’s almost uncanny ability to use information from the internet and present it in human-like forms has led to its rapid popularity, gaining over 1 million users in less than a week after release.

Say hello to ChatGPT: The ultimate conversational AI assistant

by Edward Huang, Co-STEM Editor February 8, 2023

“OpenAI has released ChatGPT, a state-of-the-art language model designed to make it easier for developers to create conversational AI systems that can understand and respond to human inputs in a more...

Talk around campus: Favorite study spots

by Selina Xu, Medha Yarlagadda, and Sally Zhu December 8, 2022

From the library to the orchard to all the different academic buildings, the upper school campus offers a variety of places for students to work and study during the day. Whether you're looking for a quieter...

Being able to have a physical product from my art kind of gives it a sense of permanence, Ashley Ruan (12) said. Its something I can give to my family and my friends as a gift, and I feel like it feels more personal because its something that, I guess reminds them of either me or just my art.

Humans of Harker: From figure skater to figure creator

by Sally Zhu, Co-Editor in Chief November 29, 2022

Ashley Ruan (12): I started skating when I was five or six, after my first lesson. I mean, it was hard, but it was really fun. So I guess I just continued skating since I really enjoyed the feeling...

Stripe Club stripes up masterpiece with Artist in Residence

by Alison Yang and Selina Xu November 28, 2022

It began with a yolk-yellow wall.  Nearly four weeks later, the Dickinson Visual Arts Endowment Artist in Residence, Leah Rosenberg, perches on a ladder in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center (RPAC),...

Students craft up creative costumes for Halloween. Check out the costumes of Jeremy Ko (12), Isabella Ribeiro (11), Shareen Chahal (11) and Ava Arasan (12) in the video.

Students craft up creative costumes for Halloween

by Sally Zhu, Selina Xu, and Medha Yarlagadda November 8, 2022

Students and faculty donned a variety of costumes from internet memes to childhood show characters and even other community members to celebrate Halloween on Oct. 31. In addition, Harker Spirit Leadership...

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Talk Around Campus: Reflecting on Holocaust Remembrance Day

by Sarah Mohammed and Sydney Ling April 28, 2022

Holocaust Remembrance Day, called Yom Hashoah in Hebrew, took place this year on April 28, according to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The day commemorates the survivors of the Holocaust,...

Students discuss their opinions on Wordle, which has grown in popularity over the past few months. Fans try to guess a five-letter word updated daily in under six tries, and solving the puzzle has become an entertaining routine for many.

Talk Around Campus: What’s your Wordle?

by Irene Yuan and Arely Sun April 21, 2022

In just a few months, what began as a personal project for a software engineer catapulted into popularity, becoming the sensational game with over 300,000 players known as Wordle. Fans try to guess a five-letter...

Head chef of Korean fusion joint K’grill Kyung Yoon points at the menu board. K’grill is located on the fourth floor of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.

Hotel hotspots: LA hotel features food and hospitality

by Alysa Suleiman, Irene Yuan, Sally Zhu, and Erica Cai April 9, 2022

LOS ANGELES — Take a stroll down South Figueroa Street and you will find a towering 367-foot conference hotel boasting 35 stories and 40 meeting rooms: Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites. The largest...

One of the journalism editors cats sits on the table. A day in the life of cats showcases the various cats at the upper school and what they do when their owners are not at home.

A day in the life of cats

by Irene Yuan and Erica Cai February 9, 2022

Have two minutes? Take a listen to cat stories from three journalism editors and watch clips submitted by the upper school community. Erica: So, Taro is my almost two-year-old shorthair black cat....

Is art ever truly original?

Talk around campus: Is art ever truly original?

by Ella Yee, Reporter November 10, 2021

Is any work of art truly original, or are all creations simply extensions of what has already been made? Does the influence of an artist's individual emotions, experiences and biases make their work unique,...

A freshly baked batch of lemon bars sits in a tray with parchment paper. Follow along with this lemon bar recipe that is perfect for the fall.

When life gives you lemons, make lemon bars for the fall

by Anika Mani, Talon Co-Editor-in-Chief October 10, 2021

Looking for a way to use leftover summer lemons? Lemon bars are the perfect solution! The bars take about an hour to make, and they are a perfect treat for an afterschool snack, dessert or even sweet breakfast. Find...

Explore the variety of jean styles that students love and wear around campus as well as the great ripped versus unripped jeans controversy. 

Denim for days: Jeans hit the campus catwalk!

by Trisha Iyer, Reporter September 28, 2021

Denim has come a long way from being the sturdy pant material of choice for gold miners in the mid-eighteenth century. The fabric is now so pervasive that not wearing denim is an identifying personality...

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