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Harker journalism lands in London to attend photography course, report on street life

Harker journalism lands in London to attend photography course, report on street life

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Esha Gohil

June 18, 2019

LONDON - Journalism students from Talon, Winged Post and Harker Aquila visited London from June 7 to June 18 for an opportunity to learn about and practice documentary photography while also meeting with professionals in the field. The trip was chaperoned by director of journalism program Ellen Austin,...

Memorial to be held for alumnus Sandip Nirmel, remembered as a president, teammate and friend

Memorial to be held for alumnus Sandip Nirmel, remembered as a president, teammate and friend

by Eric Fang and Gloria Zhang

June 17, 2019

Everyone who attended Harker at the same time as Sandip Nirmel (’17) knew who he was. From giving a speech at the class of 2020’s matriculation to running school meetings, Sandip led the student body with a characteristic smile and a baritone announcer’s voice. However, people’s fondest memories of Sand...

The Butterfly Effect: A metamorphosis on manhood, movies and “Minding the Gap”

The Butterfly Effect: A metamorphosis on manhood, movies and “Minding the Gap”

by Nina Gee, Visuals Editor

June 10, 2019

Fifteen years ago, 2004. Rockford, Illinois. A tall, lanky Asian boy, all limbs and joints, dark hair down past his ears, stands in front of the camera. The scene around him is warped outwards in its fish-eyed lens, almost as if the world is exploding out of him, fracturing around him. Yet he is all...

Blue Wave Rolling: Democratic presidential hopefuls reach out to voters in California Democratic State Convention

Blue Wave Rolling: Democratic presidential hopefuls reach out to voters in California Democratic State Convention

by Eric Fang, Kathy Fang, Arushi Saxena, and Anna Vazhaeparambil

June 1, 2019

More than a dozen Democratic presidential hopefuls travelled to San Francisco this week to attend the California Democrats’ State Convention at the Moscone Center. 11 of those candidates addressed an audience of more than 3,000 at the morning and afternoon general sessions, presenting highlights of...

“Dream big, fight harder”: Elizabeth Warren has a plan for American families

“Dream big, fight harder”: Elizabeth Warren has a plan for American families

by Kathy Fang and Eric Fang

June 1, 2019

With the American flag behind her and a crowd of several thousand Bay Area voters and supporters before her, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) stepped into the spotlight in the middle of a soccer field, both arms outstretched to welcome the cheers of her audience. Before...

Alumnus Sandip Nirmel dies of “extended illness,” the Crimson reports

Alumnus Sandip Nirmel dies of “extended illness,” the Crimson reports

by Gloria Zhang and Eric Fang

May 26, 2019

The Harvard Crimson reported Friday that alumni Sandip Nirmel (’17, Harvard ’21) died on Thursday after “an extended illness,” according to an email sent by Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana to students Friday morning. Sandip was involved in the Harker upper school student council all four ye...

Class of 2019 celebrates graduation at Mountain Winery

Class of 2019 celebrates graduation at Mountain Winery

by Nicole Tian, Emily Tan, and Sriya Batchu

May 24, 2019

With a sprawling backdrop of the Stevens Creek Preserve nestled among layers of lush hills, the Class of 2019 graduated yesterday at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga. Starting at 5 p.m, the ceremony lasted for two hours and include multiple performances and speakers, with members of the National Honor...

Seniors and juniors celebrate close of school year with annual Baccalaureate ceremony

Seniors and juniors celebrate close of school year with annual Baccalaureate ceremony

by Erica Cai and Anna Vazhaeparambil

May 23, 2019

Students of the class of 2019 and 2020 gathered in the quad with parents and faculty on yesterday for the annual Baccalaureate ceremony, an event where the current senior class passes down their responsibility as leaders of the school to the junior class. “I think it is important to symbolically...

Behind the Scenes: Students rehearse for annual Senior Showcase performance

Behind the Scenes: Students rehearse for annual Senior Showcase performance

by Esha Gohil and Gloria Zhang

May 21, 2019

The annual Senior Showcase premiered the performances of graduating Certificate Program seniors and their accompaniments last Friday at 7 p.m. in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center’s Patil Theater (RPAC). The upper school’s conservatory Certificate Program includes a four-year study within a f...

Live Coverage: Boys Volleyball takes on Monta Vista in NorCal finals

Live Coverage: Boys Volleyball takes on Monta Vista in NorCal finals

by Aditya Singhvi, Anna Vazhaeparambil, and Shreya Srinivasan

May 18, 2019

Monta Vista has won the Division 1 NorCal championship to defend their title 22-25, 25-23, 19-25, 25-19, 15-13. Be sure to catch our game recap, coming soon to Harker Aquila. 4:14 p.m. The CIF Norcal Division awarded Jeffery with the Pursuing Victory with Honor award, and CIF NorCal runner-up medals...

States across the country pass restrictive anti-abortion legislation

States across the country pass restrictive anti-abortion legislation

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

May 17, 2019

Following a wave of anti-abortion legislation that has recently risen up to challenge federal law, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed the nation’s most controversial abortion bill into law last Tuesday night, creating a near-total ban on abortions, except in the case of a life-threatening situation. A week ...

Live Coverage: Boys Volleyball takes on Bellarmine in NorCal semifinals

Live Coverage: Boys Volleyball takes on Bellarmine in NorCal semifinals

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

May 16, 2019

The game is now over, with the Eagles winning comfortably 25-15, 25-21, 25-20. Be sure to catch our game recap coming soon to Harker Aquila. 8:19 p.m. Despite a commendable Bellarmine team bringing the score to 23-20, the Eagles, off a  Bellarmine fault and a Jarett hit, have won the third set 2...

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