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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

Elvis Han (12) adds a chair to the barricade of Upper School Science Department Chair Anita Chettys period 6 Honors Human Anatomy and Physiology class on Monday. Upper school students and staff participated in a “Run, Hide and Defend” drill to practice emergency response protocol from 10:20 to 10:50 a.m. on Monday.

Upper school community practices lockdown drill

by Isha Moorjani, News Editor April 20, 2022

Additional reporting by Kinnera Mulam.  Upper school students and staff participated in a “Run, Hide and Defend” drill to practice emergency response protocol during sixth period on Monday from...

The Harker Aquila staff and co-advisers Whitney Huang and Ellen Austin, MJE, receive a Pacemaker award at the National High School Journalism Convention today. Harker Aquila also placed sixth in the Best of Show competition as an online news site.

Harker Journalism attends National High School Journalism Convention in LA, receives national recognition

by Sabrina Zhu, STEM Editor April 9, 2022

LOS ANGELES — Thirteen Harker Journalism members traveled to Los Angeles to attend the National High School Journalism Convention (NHSJC) from Wednesday to Saturday. The National Student Press Association...

A sticker commemorating the Harker journalism programs FAPFA win on Feb. 24 decorates sophomore reporter Julie Shis laptop. The FAPFA recognizes schools that uphold the First Amendment by supporting freedom of speech and freedom of the press in student media.

Harker recognized as 2022 First Amendment Press Freedom Awardee

by Ella Yee, Co-Asst. Multimedia Editor March 26, 2022

harkeraquila · Winged Post Audible: Journalism program wins press freedom award The Journalism Education Association (JEA) announced Harker as a First Amendment Press Freedom Award (FAPFA) winner on...

Winchester Mystery House sits on S Winchester Blvd around two miles away from the upper school campus. Prom for juniors and seniors will take place at Winchester Mystery House from 8-11 p.m. on April 23, according to an announcement sent out by Community Service Director and Activities Coordinator Kerry Enzensperger last Thursday.

Prom to take place April 23

by Katie Reed and Angelina Hu March 17, 2022

Prom for juniors and seniors will take place at Winchester Mystery House from 8-11 p.m. on April 23, according to an announcement sent out by community service director and activities coordinator Kerry...

Key club members Ethan Liu (10), Andrew Liang (9), Lucy Ge (12), Jacqueline Soraire (10) and Olivia Xu (10) measure and mark fabric before cutting it into scarves. All scarves will be given to the homeless through The Toiletri Project.

Harker Key Club hosts scarf-making event for homeless shelters

by Ariana Goetting, Reporter March 17, 2022

Key Club hosted an event in which attendees made scarves for homeless shelters from 12:50 to 1:20 p.m. during long lunch on Feb. 24 in upper school English teacher Beverley Manning’s room. Club members,...

Members of leadership from The Winged Post, Harker Aquila, Humans of Harker and TALON Yearbook publications pose for a picture in August 2021. The last time all three (Winged Post, Aquila, TALON) publications were awarded the CSPA crown award was in the spring of 2019.

Harker journalism announced as CSPA crown finalists

by Dilsher Dhaliwal, Reporter February 23, 2022

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) announced The Winged Post, Harker Aquila and TALON Yearbook publications as Crown finalists in the print news, digital news and print yearbook categories,...

Kaden Kapadia (12)  poses in a dress shirt and tie. Students could select additional outfits based on the photo package they chose.

Class of 2022 suits up for senior portraits

by Muthu Panchanatham, Opinion Editor September 18, 2021

The Class of 2022 took their senior portraits at the upper school today from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with Prestige Portraits, a photography company for high schools. The shoot will continue throughout tomorrow,...

Intro to Journalism teacher Whitney Huang speaks to parents during sixth period in Main 5. Back to School Day was held on Saturday to give faculty the opportunity to introduce parents to their childrens classes this school year.

Upper school welcomes parents on Back to School Day

by Mark Hu, Winged Post Managing Editor September 15, 2021

Upper school faculty, teachers and student leadership hosted the annual Back to School Day at the Saratoga campus on Saturday for parents to attend abbreviated classes and meet with teachers. Student...

Head of Upper School Butch Keller prepares a biscuit for students after school meeting last week, launching an initiative.

News briefs: National Merit, biscuits and NSPA Photo Exchange

by Nicholas Wei, Alysa Suleiman, and Arushi Saxena March 5, 2020

62 Harker seniors named National Merit Scholarship finalists 62 seniors were named National Merit Scholarship finalists. Students entered the contest by taking the PSAT/NMSQT® in October 2018 and received...

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