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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

As we come back, we’re questioning what we used to consider “normal.” Sometimes, it all feels like too much.
Editorial: Changing our meaning of 'normal'
by Editorial Board November 16, 2021

We've been back for 11 weeks on our upper school campus at Saratoga, finally back to lunches with friends, back to commuting in the morning,...

Over the past three weeks, discussions of the enforcement of dress code have spilled over to lunch tables, taken over Instagram posts and generated polarizing conversations in class. 
Students argued that their commitment to embrace diversity, love of learning and obligations to foster kindness and integrity, as stated in Harker’s mission statement, ought to be the metric for respect, not apparel.
Trust in transparency
September 25, 2021
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Ode to the kitchen god: a poem
Ode to the kitchen god: a poem
by Austina Xu, Guest Writer • October 10, 2021

For as long as I remember, my childhood has been filled with tokens of my heritage and ancestry: for nine years I attended a local Chinese-run...

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Winged Post
As we come back, we’re questioning what we used to consider “normal.” Sometimes, it all feels like too much.
Editorial: Changing our meaning of 'normal'
by Editorial Board November 16, 2021

We've been back for 11 weeks on our upper school campus at Saratoga, finally back to lunches with friends, back to commuting in the morning,...

Sofia Mohammed, Sarah Mohammeds little sister, chooses a bright assortment of emojis to send in a text to her mother. This weeks Friday Five presents Sarahs top five emojis.
Friday Five: Emojis
by Sarah Mohammed, Features Editor • November 13, 2021

Emojis pepper my texts. Whether I’m chatting with a friend, talking to my parents, or communicating with classmates for a group project, I...

As a Chinese-American, I initially admired BTS as a beacon of Asian representation in America. But with “Dynamite,” BTS directly negated these ideas, and I could no longer see them as positive figures for Asian representation.
“Dynamite” disappointment: Rise of English songs by BTS hurts Asian representation in the west
by Emma Gao, Reporter • November 10, 2021

Blinding white lights illuminate the backs of the seven still silhouettes on stage, creating an almost halo-like glow. As the crowd chants their...

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