Harker Aquila

Humans of Harker: On par with life

Humans of Harker: On par with life

by Arushi Saxena, Winged Post News Editor

November 11, 2019

Amazing golfer. Warm and charismatic teammate. Resilient and focused athlete. When asked about Katelyn, these are common responses. While Katelyn’s skills on the golf course are undeniable, it’s the application of what she’s learned from the game in the world around her that makes her unique. T...

School meeting recap 11/7/19: Choral concert, DECA club week, and math competitions

School meeting recap 11/7/19: Choral concert, DECA club week, and math competitions

by Lucy Ge, Assistant News Editor

November 10, 2019

Avi Gulati (12) started off the school meeting yesterday by welcoming back those who were absent from school on Wednesday. “Tuesday’s announcement was definitely unsettling for our community,” he said. “But we’re all coming together — we have each other, our advisors, our teachers, pa...

Two golfers qualify to State Championships

Two golfers qualify to State Championships

by Aditya Singhvi, Aquila Co-Sports Editor

November 9, 2019

Two members of the girls' golf team, Natalie Vo (11) and Claire Chen (9), qualified as individuals to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Golf Championships by placing in the top nine at the NorCal Regional Championships. Natalie and Claire both shot 75 (+3) at NorCals, held last Mon...

Cross Country honors seniors at league finals as girls qualify to CCS

Cross Country honors seniors at league finals as girls qualify to CCS

by Aditya Singhvi and Erica Cai

November 9, 2019

The Cross Country team honored 15 seniors as the girls' team qualified to the CCS Championships at the last league meet of the season, held at Crystal Springs Cross Country Course on Friday. The girls' team — led by 3rd-place Anna Weirich (11), 19th-place Ritika Rajamani (10) and 33rd-place Eric...

Humans of Harker: Presence on and off the stage

Humans of Harker: Presence on and off the stage

by Emily Tan, Asst. Features Editor

November 9, 2019

Clad in a spring green polo and suspender set, Joel Morel (12) bounces across the stage, raising his eyebrows and smiling from ear to ear during upper school choir Downbeat’s performance of “Na na na” by Pentatonix at the 69th Annual Family and Alumni Picnic. Energy and excitement flow through his...

Freshmen council elected with new voting and leadership system

Freshmen council elected with new voting and leadership system

by Arely Sun, Co-Lifestyle Editor

November 8, 2019

Inaugurating a new system of student leadership, the results of the freshmen student council election were announced today, naming Alexander Lan, Kris Estrada, Michelle Jin, Rupert Chen and Zubin Khera as members of the council. Freshmen voted following candidates’ speeches during class meetings on Monday...

Humans of Harker: The Good Host

Humans of Harker: The Good Host

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter

November 8, 2019

Absentmindedly twisting the thin gold jewelry adorning her fingers and neck in delicate chains and swirling roses, Grace Hajjar (12) recalls the story behind each piece: the baptism necklace from her aunt and the simple thin ring from a close friend are all gifts from the loving Lebanese community t...

Humans of Harker: Calling the shots

Humans of Harker: Calling the shots

by Srinath Somasundaram, Opinion Editor

November 7, 2019

Henry Wiese (12) leans forward, aligning his back parallel to the sides of his computer screen, poised to call his team’s final strategy in a game of Overwatch. A mash of keys and a flurry of mouse clicks ensue, and, with repeated micro-adjustments to the plan voiced through his headset, his team c...

Humans of Harker: Stringing together

Humans of Harker: Stringing together

by Arya Maheshwari, Aquila Co-Managing Editor

November 6, 2019

The neon Penn tennis ball rebounds sharply between the flat racket and the ground, its every movement guided by a rapid impulse from the vibrating Wilson strings. With his headphones on and his head swaying, Mihir Sharma (12) carefully lowers the racket, speeding up the ball’s bouncing, before raisi...

Lockdown drill canceled after discovery of threatening graffiti message leads many students to stay home from school

Lockdown drill canceled after discovery of threatening graffiti message leads many students to stay home from school

by Kathy Fang and Arushi Saxena

November 6, 2019

This story was updated at 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 6. This is a developing story. Check Harker Aquila for future updates. Following the discovery of a threatening graffiti message in a Dobbins boys bathroom, tomorrow’s lockdown drill has been canceled, and the school day will follow a normal B-day sch...

Editorial: No joke has bullets as a punchline

Editorial: No joke has bullets as a punchline

November 5, 2019

A threat is never a joke.  In the downstairs Dobbins boys’ bathroom this morning, an as-yet-unidentified student graffitied two lines from a J. Cole song: “I'm counting my bullets / I'm loading my clips.” They added a third: “Don’t come to school tomorrow.”  That threat led to the f...

Upper school administration calls sudden, mandatory all-school meeting after students reported threatening graffiti message

Upper school administration calls sudden, mandatory all-school meeting after students reported threatening graffiti message

by Harker News Staff

November 5, 2019

Upper school administration called students and faculty to a sudden and mandatory all-school meeting in the athletics center at 2:45 p.m. today after students reported a threatening graffiti message in the downstairs Dobbins boys bathroom this morning.  At the meeting, Head of School Brian Yager a...

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