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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

Upper school National Honor Society (NHS) inductees stand and raise their right hand as they recite an oath committing themselves to the values and responsibilities of NHS. Established in 1921, the national association honors students demonstrating excellence in academic achievement, service, leadership and character.

National Honor Society induction ceremony welcomes new members

by Olivia Xu and Trisha Iyer October 19, 2021

The upper school's National Honor Society (NHS) chapter welcomed new members in its annual induction ceremony that took place in the Nichols auditorium at 6 p.m. on Tuesday Oct. 12. Established in 1921,...

A Commercial Tree Care truck is stands in front of the tree outside Dobbins as students and maintenance faculty walk around yellow caution tape around the truck. Yellow caution tape was placed around the tree in Dobbins to ensure the safety of faculty and students during the branch removal.

Upper school maintenance removes teetering branch from tree outside Dobbins Hall

by Ananya Sriram, Asst. News Editor October 13, 2021

The upper school campus maintenance staff oversaw the removal of an unsteady branch near the top of the largest tree in front of Dobbins Hall for one hour on Tuesday after school. By barricading the...

GSA club adviser Abel Olivas holds sheets of rainbow smiley face stickers in his hands in front of Manzanita. Members of GSA handed out stickers during lunch as a way to support the LGBTQ+ community.

Upper school celebrates National Coming Out Day to honor LGBTQ+ community

by Ananya Sriram and Michelle Liu October 13, 2021

Members of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) handed out stickers emblazoned with a rainbow smiley face in front of Manzanita Hall and the quad as a way during lunch to support the LGBTQ+ community...

Medini Halepete (10) adjusts the Green Team booth, which featured a spin-the-wheel with environmental questions and potted succulents in front of Nichols Hall. Fourteen different upper school clubs hosted booths in or in front of Nichols and in the quad, with posters and interactive games or activities, many designed for lower or middle school students.

Upper school campus hosts first ever Harker Day

by Sally Zhu and Selina Xu October 13, 2021

From the giant rainbow inflatable arching over the quad to the math building transformed into kitten central, Harker Day on Saturday brought together community members from across campuses and ages, to...

Upper school nurse Jennifer Olson handles a COVID test kit on April 23. All seventh and 10th-graders will receive a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test this Friday, Oct. 15.

10th and 7th-grader test positive for COVID-19, both grades to undergo testing on Friday

by Lucy Ge and Alysa Suleiman October 12, 2021

This is a developing story. Check Harker Aquila for future updates. A 10th-grader and a seventh-grader tested positive for COVID-19, according to emails sent from Harker Director of Health Services...

Eileen Ma (11) dances to One Direction during the junior lip sync, themed new-school music. The one-hour event featured lip sync skits from all four classes, performances by the cheer team and Harker Dance Company (HDC), “Name that Tune” with faculty participants and a relay with Homecoming Court representatives.

Spirit Rally returns full force, brings Homecoming Week to a lively close

by Emma Gao, Reporter October 9, 2021

“Hello students and faculty, and welcome to Homecoming Rally 2021! Who’s ready to win points for their class?” Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT) president Alysa Suleiman exclaimed to cheers...

HSLT representatives Kris Estrada (11), Paulina Gicqueau (11), Ashley Ma (11), and Kai Burich (12) stand in front of the Trivia Day game board during lunch yesterday.

HSLT hosts Jeopardy-style Trivia Day competition

by Olivia Xu and Alena Suleiman October 8, 2021

“Billie Eilish is obsessed with this early 2000s hit TV series.” Buzz! Students and advisors representing the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes participated in a jeopardy-style Trivia...

The junior class advisory representatives, led by class dean Karl Kuehn waving a yellow flag, marches in the parade during the spirit rally, decked in their class color, yellow. Each class embellished their outfits to show class pride during the rally by wearing their according class colors: white, black, yellow and green for freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, respectively.

Upper school joins annual advisory parade and tug-of-war prelims

by Desiree Luo and Ananya Sriram October 6, 2021

Spirit week activities continued with students and faculty participating in the annual parade and tug-of-war preliminary rounds, in which the freshmen and seniors pulled their way to victory over the juniors...

Reporter Ella Yee (10) reviews photos taken of a table tennis match between Director of Journalism Ellen Austin and Winged Post Managing Editor Mark Hu (12). All periods of news-based journalism students engaged in action photography practice today.

Journalism classes practice action photography during class

by Edward Huang, Reporter October 6, 2021

Journalism students in all three news periods sharpened their photography skills today by shooting action photography of their classmates outside Nichols Hall during the second half of class. Sophomore...

Angelina Hu (10) paints the Backstreet Boys album Millenium on the side of the sophomores class eagle.

Students celebrate first day of Homecoming Week activities

by Kinnera Mulam, Reporter October 5, 2021

Students participated in spirit activities organized by the Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT) yesterday including Sudoku, class eagle judging, an online word search and riddles.  The Sudoku competition...

Senior Student Activities Board (SAB) representative Kate Olsen fastens a headband with Shrek ears made of polymer clay onto the senior eagle.

Upper school community enjoys eagle painting, karaoke and candy at annual Spirit Night

by Emily Tan, Winged Post Co-Editor-in-Chief October 3, 2021

Approximately 70 students and faculty gathered outside Manzanita Hall and the journalism room for the upper school Spirit Night from 3-6 p.m. on Friday. Hosted by the Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT),...

Freshmen Rajas Apte, Eva Li and Lindsey Tuckey cast their vote during student council elections on Friday. Freshman candidates campaigned to be representatives for their class through video speeches during the school meeting slot on Wednesday and delivered short written prompt responses.

Class of 2025 elects their representatives for the school year

by Medha Yarlagadda, Reporter October 3, 2021

Freshmen voted on Friday to elect Rushil Jaiswal, Sam Parupudi, Jason Shim and Eric Zhang for this year’s freshman student council and Daniel Chen, Jia Jia Jiang and Gabe Li for the freshman student...

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