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Red Cross Club and Harker UNICEF hold joint club week

Red Cross Club and Harker UNICEF hold joint club week

by Zoe Sanders, Reporter

December 8, 2017


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Red Cross Club and Harker UNICEF promoted different causes by organizing fundraisers throughout their joint club week this week. Red Cross Club collaborated with the American Red Cross organization to host a blood drive for students and staff over the age of 16 on Monday. In total, 35 participants each...

School meeting recap 12/4

School meeting recap 12/4

by Anvi Banga, Aquila Asst. News Editor

December 4, 2017


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Computer science department chair Dr. Eric Nelson announced the AP CS A screening exam on Jan. 4. This exam is for students who have not taken either Programming or Advanced Programming at Harker and wish to take AP CS A next fall. To register for the exam, send an email to [email protected] with the su...

Student council-run snack bar provides breakfast items for students

Student council-run snack bar provides breakfast items for students

by Anjay Saklecha, Winged Post Copy Editor

December 1, 2017


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Student council’s snack bar officially opened on Nov. 13 to all students during morning office hours, selling a large variety of treats and refreshments including Belgian waffles, Cup Noodles, Pop-Tarts and other popular snacks. This marks the first year that a snack bar has been staffed by student coun...

Make a Birthday Wish Club holds club week

Make a Birthday Wish Club holds club week

by Nina Gee, Reporter

December 1, 2017


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Make a Birthday Wish Club held their club week and sold cookies, brownies and baked goods during office hours, long lunch and after school this week. Funds from their sales will all go towards overall club funding to help buy decorations and future supplies for the parties they hold. “We w...

WiSTEM holds club week

WiSTEM holds club week

by Rose Guan and Katherine Zhang

November 17, 2017


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The Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (WiSTEM) club hosted its club week this week, utilizing a variety of events and fundraising activities to promote female involvement in STEM fields. “We really want to support women who don’t necessarily have the opportunities that are afforded...

Did you know: Ethan Choi’s journey through filmmaking

Did you know: Ethan Choi’s journey through filmmaking

by Tiffany Wong, Aquila News Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Ethan Choi (9) first began entertaining his classmates by acting in a short comedy sketch with his friends for Harker’s third grade talent show. Now putting up posters and spreading the word in preparation for the premiere of his movie “Crystal Heist 2,” a project he started earlier this year in...

Senior Swapnil Garg and junior Katherine Tian named Siemens national finalists

Senior Swapnil Garg and junior Katherine Tian named Siemens national finalists

by Sara Yen, Reporter

November 13, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusive, Showcase, STEM

The Siemens Foundation named senior Swapnil Garg and junior Katherine Tian as national finalists in this year’s Siemens competition on Monday at 9 a.m. In each of six regions, up to ten projects were selected as regional finalists, and from there, one individual project and one team project move...

HELM holds club week

HELM holds club week

by Jessie Wang, Reporter

November 10, 2017


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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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