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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Charlie Major, owner of Bay Area cheesecake store Charlies Cheesecake Works, poses with a classic cheesecake. Major, who started the store 20 years ago, still runs the shop to this day, selling three varieties of cheesecakes in 40 unique flavors.
So you want to be a... cheesecake baker?
by Lavanya Subramanian, TALON Student Life Editor • May 12, 2022

After Bay Area local Charlie Major retired 20 years ago, he didn’t take a conventional route of retiring. Instead, he started a new cheesecake...

LA restaurant recommendations: Food that fulfills and decor that delights
LA restaurant recommendations: Food that fulfills and decor that delights
by Sally Zhu and Lakshmi Mulgund April 9, 2022

LOS ANGELES – Harker Aquila visited three Los Angeles-based restaurants during a trip to the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention....

Stand-up 
comedian Crystal Lambert performs a set 
at Google in May 2020. Remembering how she had to overcome both self-doubt and a broken microphone at her first set, Lambert credited her willingness to take a chance on her beloved hobby as the reason she has grown so much as a performer.
So you want to be a . . . comedian?
by Trisha Iyer and Alena Suleiman March 25, 2022

When Crystal Lambert performed comedy for the first time nearly two years ago, she had to push herself into following through on delivering her...

Pacific Catchs Japanese Wasabi Original Ahi Poke ($16 for small, $19 for regular), which includes a wakame seaweed salad, sushi rice and Ahi poke, sits on a table. The restaurants Cupertino Main Street location operates from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
A fusion of Pacific flavors and fares
by Olivia Xu, Reporter • January 28, 2022

Are you craving the soft tortilla and juicy fillings of a taco? Or do you hunger for some simple yet appetizing rolls of sushi? Or both?  At...

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Varsity boys volleyball huddles in a group cheer before the game to excite the team. The eagles beat Saratoga High School 25-21, 25-23, 21-25, 25-19.
Varsity boys volleyball team celebrates senior night, sweeps Saratoga 3-0
by Chayce Milheim, Reporter • May 12, 2022

The varsity boys volleyball team defeated Saratoga High School 25-21, 25-23, 21-25, 25-19 on Senior Night at home last Friday at 6:45 p.m.  Head...

Jason Shim (9) applauds after seniors Caden Lin and Kailash Ranganathans yoga ball performance at Quadchella: Spring into Climate Action. The event, which occurred on Earth Day, concluded a series of events hosted by Green Team during Earth Week, including the Buy Better Boba initiative.
Earth-Day themed Quadchella returns for spring
by Desiree Luo, Co-Assistant Sports Editor • May 3, 2022

Additional reporting by Selina Xu. Upper school students and faculty gathered in the quad to watch musical, dance and comedic acts by their...

Zubin Khera (11) and Vivian Bi (11) read writing in the latest issue of the Harker Eclectic Literary Magazine (HELM), which was produced by students and focused on the theme of renaissance this year. HELM often features student-written poetry, creative writing and miscellaneous forms of art.
Poem in your pocket: Celebrating National Poetry Month
by Sydney Ling, Reporter • April 30, 2022

It’s hard to define what poetry exactly is. Poetry can be reading Shel Silverstein’s poems in second grade, black-out poetry with sharpies...

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Talk Around Campus: Reflecting on Holocaust Remembrance Day
by Sarah Mohammed and Sydney Ling April 28, 2022

Holocaust Remembrance Day, called Yom Hashoah in Hebrew, took place this year on April 28, according to the United States Holocaust Memorial...

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Upper school mathematics teacher Caren Furtado observes several works of photography and art at the Artstravaganza exhibits. Campus art and writing exhibition Artstravaganza displayed student artwork and literature from the past year.
Artstravaganza arts and writing show exhibits student works and talent
by Alena Suleiman, Assistant A&E Editor • May 7, 2022

A gingerly cut wooden butterfly perches on a black stand. A few feet away, crawling vines wrap around the neck of a glossy pine green vase. These...

Members of Bel Canto perform at a dress rehearsal for the Choirs In Concert. The concert, themed Peace, Hope, Love, took place in the Patil Theater on April 21.
Bel Canto, Camerata, Cantilena, Downbeat dazzle in Peace, Hope, Love concert
by Ella Yee, Co-Asst. Multimedia Editor • May 3, 2022

A song inspired by South African melodies, another dedicated to the war in Ukraine and a melody accompanied on the erhu, a Chinese stringed instrument....

Juniors Hita Thota and Karina Chen watch the screen as Robin Ha presents. Upper school students gathered in the library classroom to meet the author, while middle school students attended over Zoom.
Cartoonist Robin Ha speaks to upper school community about comics, cooking and culture
by Trisha Iyer, Reporter • May 3, 2022

Learning to speak English after an abrupt move across the globe. Drawing page layouts and lettering comics. Finding a group of friends to serve...

This is the third installment of “Working Title,” a podcast where staff member Rachel Ning shares her thoughts on select films and the film industry. In this episode, Rachel discusses the hidden gem The Double, a 2013 film, and its connection with the duality of man. 
Working Title: 'The Double' and the duality of man
by Rachel Ning, TALON Organizations Editor • May 2, 2022

This is the fourth installment of “Working Title,” a podcast where staff member Rachel Ning shares her thoughts on select films and the film...

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