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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

Downbeat members Isabella Ribeiro (12), Shayla He (12), Varun Bhupathi (11), Simon Kirjner (10), Ian Ogden (12) and Ethan Liu (12) perform Levitating by Dua Lipa during the school meeting. The performance served as a goodbye for Downbeats seniors.
School Meeting 5/1: New leadership, Walk for Water and Downbeat
by Jessica Hu, Co-News Editor • May 5, 2024

Associated Student Body president Daniel Lin (12) opened the last school meeting of the year on Wednesday.  He played a video from the newly...

 Daphne Avkarogullari (12) presents her research at the Near Mitra reception.
Daphne explored W. E. B. Du Bois’ idea of double consciousness in Black Americans.
Near Mitra Scholars honor past and present of program
by Margaret Cartee and Aishani Singh May 4, 2024

Five Near Mitra Scholars presented their year-long research projects to an audience of over 40 students, teachers and family members and honored...

Spanish teachers Diana Moss and Isabel Garcia dance the cumbia to Baila Esta Cumbia by Selena. Attendees also danced the salsa at the end of the night in a competition.
La Noche Cultural celebrates diverse Hispanic culture
by Lily Shi and Ashley Mo April 26, 2024

Students and faculty gathered to celebrate La Noche Cultural, Spanish Culture Night, on April 19. Hosted by the Spanish National Honor Society,...

Alum Simar Mangat (’13) describes his efforts to resolve the climate crisis through cryptocurrency and business. He emphasized the decline of biodiversity as a result of the Earths rapid warming.
School Meeting 4/19: Earth Day, dual identities and Artstravaganza
by Isabella Lo, Aquila Co-Managing Editor • April 23, 2024

Upper School Division Head Paul Barsky opened the school meeting on April 19 by introducing Green Team co-president Siddhi Jain (12). Siddhi...

Juniors Sam Parupudi, Alicia Ran, Jia Jia Jiang and Daniel Chen and sophomore Ananya Pradhan took on the positions of president, vice president, secretary, spirit coordinator and treasurer, respectively, during last weeks ASB election. This marks the first time in nine years that a non-male candidate takes on the role of ASB president.
ASB elections conclude with non-male majority council
by Lily Shi and Jessica Hu April 20, 2024

Upper school students elected juniors Sam Parupudi, Alicia Ran, Jia Jia Jiang and Daniel Chen and sophomore Ananya Pradhan for the positions...

Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs Jennifer Gargano speaks about the mission of the school. Gargano also mentioned Harkers awards, where teachers select students based on three categories.
School Meeting 4/15: Academic awards, Green Team and Earthchella
by Ella Guo April 18, 2024

Associated Student Body Secretary Cynthia Wang (12) opened the school meeting on April 15.  Upper School Division Head Paul Barsky congratulated...

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