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Sutherland Springs massacre of 26 horrifies rural Texas community

Sutherland Springs massacre of 26 horrifies rural Texas community

by Kathy Fang, Kaitlin Hsu, and Tiffany Wong

November 16, 2017


Filed under News, Winged Post

A gunman opened fire at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas during the facility's weekly song and prayer service, killing at least 26 and wounding at least 20 on Nov. 5. The shooting victims range in age from 5 to 72 years old. The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified...

Women’s health discussions held

Women’s health discussions held

by Rose Guan and Sahana Srinivasan

November 16, 2017


Filed under News, Winged Post

Psychology teacher Kelly Horan and biology teacher Dr. Kate Schafer led the second iteration of the women's health discussion yesterday during long lunch in the Nichols CyberLoft. The discussion centered around relationships and self-esteem. These forums have been held since September of this year,...

Spirit and DECA host dodgeball finals

Spirit and DECA host dodgeball finals

by Michael Eng and Aditya Singhvi

November 16, 2017


Filed under News, Winged Post

Members of the senior and junior classes will compete in the first upper school dodgeball finals in three years tomorrow in the athletics center during long lunch. The seniors and juniors beat the sophomores and the freshmen, respectively, during the first round of dodgeball games on Nov. 9 in the...

Cast of fall play performs annual show to fundraise for recent natural disasters

Cast of fall play performs annual show to fundraise for recent natural disasters

by Karina Chen, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under News, Winged Post

The cast of the fall play performed Shakespeare's play “The Comedy of Errors” from Oct. 26 through Oct. 28 and fundraised for the recent natural disasters. “The Comedy of Errors” uses misunderstanding and wordplay to tell the story of two sets of twins separated at birth. The play describes A...

Brexit negotiations continue amid Russia investigation

Brexit negotiations continue amid Russia investigation

by Meena Gudapati and Srinath Somasundaram

November 16, 2017


Filed under News, Winged Post

Over a year after the British population voted to secede from the European Union (EU), the government has yet to complete the scandal-riddled journey of completely going through with Brexit. English teacher John Docherty, who previously lived in Ipswich, a town in Suffolk, United Kingdom (UK), believes tha...

DECA members to attend first conference of the school year

DECA members to attend first conference of the school year

by Kaidi Dai and Nina Gee

November 16, 2017


Filed under News, Winged Post

DECA members are attending their first conference of the year, the Western Region Leadership Conference (WRLC), in Phoenix, Arizona today and this weekend. Unlike in previous years, the students will not be attending the Leadership and Competitive Excellence (LACE) conference due to the fact that the ...

Students, advisors meet for one-on-one advisee review sessions

Students, advisors meet for one-on-one advisee review sessions

by Aditya Singhvi, Reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under News, Online Exclusive

Students and their advisors met for individual, 10-minute advisee review sessions in their respective advisors rooms today. Students met during the time usually allocated to school meetings, advisory and morning office hours. Advisee reviews are intended to help students reflect on their year so...

HELM holds club week

HELM holds club week

by Jessie Wang, Reporter

November 10, 2017


Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Harker Eclectic Literature Magazine (HELM) sold boba tea and hosted art and writing workshops this week for their club week. Club members sold boba tea at lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday and after school on Friday in front of Manzanita for $5 each. The money earned from the boba sales will be used in part...

Junior Certificate candidates voice their passion for music in annual solo recital

Junior Certificate candidates voice their passion for music in annual solo recital

by Kathy Fang, Photo Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Autumn Song, the annual solo recital for junior Certificate candidates majoring in vocal music, musical theater and piano, invited students, faculty and family to enjoy a diverse performance of vocal and piano music today at 4 p.m. in the Nichols Auditorium. While Autumn Song is typically called Winter...

School meeting recap 11/9

School meeting recap 11/9

by Anvi Banga, Aquila Asst. News Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

WiSTEM announced that their club week is next week. They will be selling boba tea after school every day for $5 and homemade brownies after school on Nov. 14 and Nov. 16 for $2. The next monthly female sex talk will be on Nov. 15 at 12:45 p.m. in the CyberLoft. More information about the sessions...

Junior class meets with Eagle Buddies at Bucknall campus

Junior class meets with Eagle Buddies at Bucknall campus

by Nicole Chen, Aquila Features Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

The junior class travelled to the Bucknall campus to meet their Eagle Buddies today for the first time this school year. Juniors left campus at approximately 11:10 a.m. for the lower school, where they ate lunch with their fourth grade Eagle Buddies and enjoyed various activities on the field. L...

Freshmen, sophomores, seniors participate in LIFE assemblies

Freshmen, sophomores, seniors participate in LIFE assemblies

by Zoe Sanders and Jin Tuan

November 7, 2017


Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Freshmen discuss digital citizenship The freshman class gathered for a LIFE assembly to discuss digital citizenship with Learning, Innovation and Design Director Diane Main today in Nichols Atrium. Main introduced discussion topics including the teenage brain, proper sleep, screen time, cyberbul...

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