The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

In the aftermath of countless mass shootings and an intrusion on our own campus, we cannot be passive bystanders and wait for a more dangerous situation to happen to us in order to enact change. Our system for responding to school shootings needs an update.
Editorial: Responses for school safety require an update
by Editorial Board September 14, 2022

This June, Harker encountered an unarmed intruder on campus — one of the rare times when a shelter-in-place was not a drill. With this incident...

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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
Three students and two teachers discuss their thoughts on the mask mandate lift at the upper school. The lift began on Monday, and students and faculty are no longer required to wear masks indoors.
Talk around campus: Mask mandate lift
by Selina Xu and Sally Zhu April 25, 2022

Additional reporting by Edward Huang. With the upper school's mask mandate lifting last Monday, April 18, students and faculty are no longer...

Despite the arguments for and against changing to daylight saving time year-round, right now, it is not an option due to federal law, which requires states to either continue with the biannual time change or stay on standard time. Currently, Arizona, with the exception of the Navajo Nation, and Hawaii are the only two states which observe standard time for the full year.
Standardize sleep with year round standard time
by Margaret Cartee, Asst. Opinion Editor • April 21, 2022

Although daylight saving time started on March 13, I still feel the after effects much later — my sleep cycle has not adjusted to the forward...

Learning sign language offers the same benefits as any spoken language such as advanced communication skills, increased memory span and improved academic performance. In this illustration, the teacher is signing the word for help in American Sign Language.
A sign for change: Learning sign language increases accessibility and inclusivity
by Kinnera Mulam, Copy Editor • March 28, 2022

harkeraquila · Winged Post Audible: A sign for change Moving a finger to your lips to shush others; giving someone a thumbs-up; wagging a...

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