The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Catherine Wong (10) tips the ball over the net. The freshman and sophomore girls volleyball team will play Mercy High School this Friday at 3:00 p.m. at home.

Freshman and sophomore girls volleyball team falls to Menlo

by Katelyn Zhao and Margaret Cartee October 20, 2021

The freshman and sophomore girls volleyball team fell to Menlo yesterday at home 13-25, 17-25. Menlo jumped out to an early lead with aggressive serves, and the Eagles called a timeout early in the...

Sydney Ling (10) doodles on the Art Wall on Oct. 15. That day, the prompt was: “In one word, how are you feeling today?”

Art Wall’s return brings smiles to campus

by Alena Suleiman, Reporter October 19, 2021

Taking the shortcut to Main from Shah, Katelyn Zhao (10) wanders through two pillars engulfed in vines as she comes face to face with a large, rectangular chalkboard almost completely covered in colorful...

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,...

Andrea Thia (12) stretches some rainbow-colored slime, produced by her small business. Andrea started a slime business, Slimee Coffee in eighth grade, now with over 3,000 sales.

Slime and stickers for sale: Students take charge through small businesses

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor October 18, 2021

Andrea Thia (12) started her slime business at the age of 13, a mere eighth grader in a world of massive firms and experienced corporations. She had been selling hand-made slimes to her friends and classmates...

Music Monday is a new installation featuring a different category of songs on a weekly basis.

Music Monday: Get into the autumn groove with Aquila

by Alena Suleiman, Reporter October 18, 2021

Music Monday features a different category of songs on a weekly basis. Each Monday, Harker Aquila will release seven songs, one song for each day of the week.  With the expectation of intermittent...

Chess master Beth Harmon concentrates over a chess board of pieces and pills. Netflix limited series The Queens Gambit broke numerous viewership records and won 11 Emmy awards.

“The Queen’s Gambit” television show breaks records, blending glamour with genius

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor October 17, 2021

When Netflix’s original series “The Queen’s Gambit” launched on Oct. 23, 2020, I didn’t watch the show right away. Over the following weeks, the cover image of a young woman with bright orange...

Game 1 of the National League Division Series (NLDS) between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers was held at Oracle Park. The Giants won 4-0.

A series for the ages: Giants and Dodgers face off in National League Division Series

by Mark Hu, Winged Post Managing Editor October 14, 2021

Here we are. Game 5 of the 2021 National League Division Series (NLDS) begins tonight and with it comes the fall of one of the top two teams in baseball this year: the San Francisco Giants, the Major League...

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...

A play on the familiar phrase “Jack Of All Trades”, Harker Aquilas sports podcast “Jock Of All Trades” is intended to give listeners the latest and most pertinent information regarding a variety of sports.

Jock of All Trades: Episode 12, Talking Giants vs. Dodgers, Trey Lance and Harker Day

by Vishnu Kannan, Muthu Panchanatham, and Desiree Luo October 13, 2021

Jock of All Trades is a sports podcast hosted by Aquila Co-Managing Editor Vishnu Kannan (12), Opinions Editor Muthu Panchanatham (12) and Assistant Sports Editor Desiree Luo (10). In this episode,...

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...

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