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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

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A group of friends hold up peace signs. Being kind to myself is knowing and accepting that at times, we might be perceived as falling short, and thats okay, upper school Assistant Academic Dean and LIFE Board Adviser Kelly Horan said. Were all human, and we only have so much time and so much bandwidth.”
Building kindness and gratitude
by Sabrina Zhu, Winged Post Co-Editor-in-Chief • November 15, 2022
Camera in hand, photographer Ben Green prepares to shoot a National Football League (NFL) game. Green works as the team photographer for the Buffalo Bills.
So you want to be a … sports photographer?
by Brandon Zau and Alena Suleiman November 11, 2022
Students craft up creative costumes for Halloween. Check out the costumes of Jeremy Ko (12), Isabella Ribeiro (11), Shareen Chahal (11) and Ava Arasan (12) in the video.
Students craft up creative costumes for Halloween
by Sally Zhu, Selina Xu, and Medha Yarlagadda November 8, 2022
An illustration representing an online chess match. Online chess site Chess.com released a 72-page report on Oct. 4 accusing Chess Grandmaster Hans Niemann of unfair play in over 100 online chess games in his career.
Shattering the integrity of a centuries-old sport
by Edward Huang and Felix Chen November 7, 2022
Upper school mathematics teacher Bradley Stoll holds a heart shaped paper cut-out with the word share painted over it. Ever since becoming vegan in 2014, Stoll has discovered new ways of cooking and sharing his baked goods with others.
Meet your teacher: Cooking for community
by Alena Suleiman and Edward Huang March 28, 2022
Upper school Latin and world history teacher Clifford Hull examines excavated fossils that he has collected and stores in his room, Main 1. Hull is passionate about archaeology, collecting and the past, as evinced by objects atop his cabinet such as the bust of Caesar pencil holder and the American flag he was given when he first came to the country.
Meet your teacher: Excavating upper school history teacher's world
by Sarah Mohammed and Tiffany Chang December 10, 2021
Upper school Principles of Business teacher Patrick Kelly is the creator of Corporis, a Youtube channel that supplies educational science-related content. Kelly first founded Corporis in 2017 and is also a contributor to SciShow, a subsidiary of internet phenomenon Hank Greens CrashCourse.
Meet your teacher: Business teacher navigates the ins and outs of content creation
by Tiffany Chang and Shinjan Ghosh November 8, 2021
Upper school Intro to Journalism teacher Whitney Huang sits at her desk in the back room of the journalism classroom, holding her Harker Journalism mug. Huang, a 2008 alumna and Harker lifer, returned to Harker due to her deep connection to the schools culture and environment.
Meet your teacher: A return to Harker, 20 years later
by Sarah Mohammed, Features Editor • October 3, 2021
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An illustration of some of our communitys favorite fall foods. Read the article and following recipes to see what fall foods three community members love to cook.
Pick of the patch: Community members share their favorite fall foods and recipes
by Young Min and Sabrina Zhu September 28, 2022
Visual Artist Ta-coumba Aiken poses with one of his works. Aiken was awarded a 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship Award recognizing him for his work in dynamic art, specifically spirit writing and rhythm patterns.
So you want to be a... Guggenheim award-winning artist?
by Sally Zhu and Sarah Mohammed September 19, 2022
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
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
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Rupert Chen (12) plays the bagpipes during Quadchella on Oct. 19. The bagpipe is a traditional Scottish instrument that is part of the woodwind family.
Quadchella strengthens bond of Harker community
by Alison Yang and Young Min November 5, 2022

Tunes and laughter fill the air as upper school students and faculty gathered to watch Quadchella, a semi-annual showcase that featured 12 members...

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Tasks forces deploy a search and rescue team in Palm Island. Currently, FEMA has provided more than $420 million to assist survivors.
Hurricane Ian strikes coast of Florida, wrecking homes and ravaging communities
by Vika Gautham and Victor Gong November 3, 2022

Harker Aquila · Aquila Audible of "Hurricane Ian strikes coast of Florida, wrecking homes and ravaging communities"   Hurricane Ian,...

JNHS co-Vice President Maryam Zehra (11) hands a membership certificate to Bella Chen (10) at the induction ceremony on Oct. 17. Each new member of the organization received a certificate after taking an oath to serve the community through JNHS.
Greetings, games and goodies: JNHS welcomes new members at induction ceremony
by Shareen Chahal, Asst. News Editor • October 30, 2022

Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS) greeted new members at their annual induction ceremony on Oct. 17 during long lunch in Room 30 of the...

The upper school celebrates its 25th anniversary this year after its founding in 1998. It began with 90 students who comprised the first graduating class of 2002 and a small-sized faculty of 12 to 15 members.
Happy birthday, Eagles: Commemorating 25 years of upper school history
by Ananya Sriram, Co-Features Editor • October 30, 2022

Baggy sweatshirts and pants with large pockets. Frosh playing at a pool table. A volleyball team posing with cones of ice cream. A class of 90...

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