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Fitness Fridays #1

Fitness Fridays is a new weekly repeater featuring five bodyweight exercises you can perform to stay healthy during quarantine.
January 22, 2021

Back in the day, it was no problem for us to get some steps in – all we had to do was walk from one class to the next, from Dobbins to Shah. Nowadays, it’s fair to say that it’s been more challenging...

Conditioning sessions and cross country resume while other sports remain on hold

(Left) Alex Hu (11) sprints at a cross country meet last year. (Right) Rigo Gonzales (10) lunges with a medicine ball during a workout session in July.
January 21, 2021

The upper school’s strength and conditioning program will resume this Thursday after a brief hiatus in December due to the new regulations implemented by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH)...

Jock of All Trades: Episode 8

Jock of All Trades: Episode 8
January 9, 2021

From Harker Aquila, Jock of All Trades is a sports podcast hosted by Kushal Shah (12), Muthu Panchanatham (11), Vishnu Kannan (11) and Saurav Tewari (11). In this episode, hear the crew discuss and...

NFL Week 17 game picks

Co-sports editors Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchantham predict the winners of each of the games in Week 17 of the NFL season.
December 31, 2020

Co-sports editors Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchantham predict the winners of each of the games in Week 17 of the NFL season. Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills  Muthu: The Dolphins are up against...

Apex: Built for the game

Claire Chen (10) intently examines the target hole before her shot. Last year, Claire finished 3rd in CCS and 5th in NorCal for girls golf.
December 22, 2020

A silence settles on the rich green grass as the golfer steps up to putt on the last hole of the course. With her eyes fixed on the pristine cylindrical divot, she measures the distance between the hole...

Kick Back with Kushal: Why I am a Dubs believer

Kick Back with Kushal: Why I am a Dubs believer
December 15, 2020

After a record-breaking 2015 - 2016 season, the Golden State Warriors and their fans were both shocked by the team’s first three performances in Western Conference Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder.  When...

Season 1 sports postponed to January at the earliest

Daniel Lin (9) cleans a weight ball in a water cooler after a workout. In order to reduce spread of COVID-19, all equipment must be cleaned after workouts before being used again.
December 7, 2020

The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) announced in a press release on Dec. 1 that the start of Season 1 sports will be postponed to Jan. 1, 2021 at the earliest. Season 1 sports, which include...

Jock of All Trades: Episode 7

From Harker Aquila, Jock of All Trades is a sports podcast hosted by Kushal Shah (12), Muthu Panchanatham (11), Vishnu Kannan (11) and Saurav Tewari (11). In this episode, hear the crew discuss the San Franscisco 49ers’ disappointing season up to this point and also their early predictions for Super Bowl LV.
November 20, 2020

From Harker Aquila, Jock of All Trades is a sports podcast hosted by Kushal Shah (12), Muthu Panchanatham (11), Vishnu Kannan (11) and Saurav Tewari (11). In this episode, hear the crew discuss the...

The NBA GOAT debate: LeBron James or Michael Jordan?

Michael Jordan has long held the title of the greatest basketball player of all time (GOAT), with a slight edge over LeBron James, but does LeBron's 4th championship change the debate at all? SportsMan Kushal gives his take.
November 11, 2020

Regardless of which generation a person is from, regardless of whether they are a basketball, much less, a sports fan, ask anybody who Michael Jordan or LeBron James are, and they certainly won’t hesitate...

Apex: Dancing at dawn on a stage of ice

Alice Feng (11) performs her skate routine with a flowing red fan as a prop. Her bejeweled dress recalls elements of Chinese culture, an inspiration to the routine.
October 31, 2020

If there’s one thing Alice Feng (11) has learned after nearly ten years of figure skating, it’s how to wake up early in the morning. Driving into the Solar4America Ice parking lot at 5:20 a.m. on...

Across the virtual board

Quarantined by an unfortunate pandemic, Harker students have turned to new and surprising hobbies to quash their frequent boredom. Among these new hobbies is chess, a well known board game that originated nearly 1500 years ago in India.
Online chess becomes increasingly popular during quarantine
October 17, 2020

Black and white pieces dance across the digital board at the direction of two unseen players, attacking and defending in complex maneuvers. The junior class watches through Zoom as a white knight jumps...

Four alumni inducted into Harker Athletics Hall of Fame

A.J. Reid (‘04), Candace Silva-Martin (‘09), Chris Davis (‘03), and Isabelle Connell (‘13) (clockwise from top right) were inducted into the Harker Athletics Hall of Fame at 6 p.m. on Friday.
October 17, 2020

Four alumni were inducted to the Harker Athletics Hall of Fame at 6 p.m. on Friday in a virtual ceremony with approximately 60 people in attendance. The four inductees were A.J. Reid (‘04), Chris...

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