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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

Anvi Banga, Assistant News Editor

Anvi Banga is a sophomore and the Assistant News editor for Harker Aquila. This is her second year on staff and in her free time she enjoys baking, painting her nails and obsessing over holographic stuff.

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Harker FPS delegation to this years FPS State Bowl poses for a group photo by the state banner. The event was held at Design39 in San Diego from April 20 to 22.

Future Problem Solvers members attend annual State Bowl

by Anvi Banga, Aquila Asst. News Editor
April 22, 2018
Philosophy Club member Alex Young (11) shares details of the organizations speaker series featuring professor of philosophy at Stanford University Dr. Barry Maguire. Dr. Maguire will speak about the influence of popular media in modern society and politics.

School meeting recap 4/20

by Anvi Banga, Aquila Asst. News Editor
April 20, 2018
History department chair Donna Gilbert and Library Director Sue Smith direct students interested in applying for a Near or Mitra scholar grant for the next school year to the programs information hub and LibGuide. Applications and a parent permission form were due by 6 p.m. on April 24.

School meeting recap 4/10

by Anvi Banga, Aquila Asst. News Editor
April 10, 2018
Production Manager Brian Larsen encourages students interested in teching this years spring musical 42nd Street to email him regarding availability. Three students are still needed to join the tech crew for the production.

School meeting recap 3/28

by Anvi Banga, Aquila Asst. News Editor
March 28, 2018
Gun debate participants Andy Semenza (12), Serena Lu (12), Sophia Gottfried (9), Sachin Shah (10), Edgar Lin (12) and Jason Huang (11) take audience questions about their speeches. Todays event in Nichols Auditorium was moderated by Aliesa Bahri (12), Dolan Dworak (12), Sahana Srinivasan (12) and Jai Bahri (10).

Students discuss gun control in after school nonpartisan gun debate, town hall

by Rose Guan, Wingspan Senior Staff Writer and Designer
March 23, 2018
Student council members  Alycia Cary (11), David Wen (12), Avi Gulati (10), Akshay Manglik (9) and Kat Zhang (11) announce details about the upper schools upcoming support and advocacy initiatives in response to the recent Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) shooting. Among these efforts include an optional vigil in the athletics center this Wednesday and a gun debate and town hall at 3:15 p.m. in Nichols Auditorium on March 23.

School meeting recap 3/12

by Anvi Banga, Aquila Asst. News Editor
March 12, 2018
Seniors Anika Banga, Sameep Mangat and Markus Wong and sophomore Kenya Aridomi dance to “Boogie Woogie
Bugle Boy.” Downbeat was one of four upper school vocal groups performing in United Voices.

Choral groups perform in RPAC’s inaugural show

by Anvi Banga, Aquila Asst. News Editor
March 8, 2018
Winged Post Co-Editors-in-Chief Kaitlin Hsu (12) and Sahana Srinivasan (12) and Harker Aquila Editor-in-Chief Meena Gudapati (12) announce the release of Issue 5 of the Winged Post and a Harker Aquila package about the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Harker Journalism conducted interviews with MSD students Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg as well as MSD journalism teacher Melissa Falkowski for coverage of the shooting.

School meeting recap 3/6

by Anvi Banga, Aquila Asst. News Editor
March 6, 2018
History Club members Andrew Skrobak (11) and Aryana Far (11) announce the next Shah Salon. This Salon will be the third installment of the series of this school year.

School meeting recap 2/28

by Anvi Banga, Aquila Asst. News Editor
February 28, 2018
Performing arts director Laura Lang-Ree reminds students about theater protocol. The Rothschild Performing Arts Center opened on Feb. 3.

School meeting recap 2/22

by Anvi Banga, Aquila Asst. News Editor
February 22, 2018
TALON managing and business editor Sharon Yan (12) announces that a free yearbook lottery will take place at each grade’s next class meeting. One member from each class will receive a free yearbook.

School meeting recap 1/29

by Anvi Banga, Aquila Asst. News Editor
January 29, 2018
Members of Amnesty International Lauren Napier (12) and Isabella Spradlin (12) share details about the organizations club week next week. The club will be selling donuts and bagels before school on Jan. 23 and Jan. 25 as well as baked goods all week during lunch.

School meeting recap 1/17

by Anvi Banga, Aquila Asst. News Editor
January 17, 2018
Head of School Brian Yager informs students and faculty of the assault that occurred at the middle school campus on Tuesday morning. He assured the students that the priority of the school is safety and announced that there will be increased security on campus.

School meeting recap 1/4

by Anvi Banga, Aquila Asst. News Editor
January 4, 2018
Mathematics department chair Anthony Silk announces signups for the AMC 10, 12 and the annual Tests of Engineering, Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) competition. Students can view the flyers posted around Dobbins for more information about these events.

School meeting recap 12/4

by Anvi Banga, Aquila Asst. News Editor
December 4, 2017
Previous “Shark Tank” contestants Romy Taormina of PsiBands, Julie Goldman of The Original Runner Co., Julie Busha of Slawsa and Amy Baxter of MMJ Labs partake in a panel. They spoke about their experiences in business and entrepreneurship after appearing on the show.

Students attend Quickbooks Connect Conference

by Anvi Banga, Aquila Asst. News Editor
November 16, 2017
Global Reset

Global Reset

by Anvi Banga and Anika Rajamani
November 18, 2017
Students reflect on gender assembly

Students reflect on gender assembly

by Anvi Banga and Nerine Uyanik
November 16, 2017
Student councils food committee announced the opening of the snack bar. The snack bar will be open during morning office hours at the Chowda House starting next week.

School meeting recap 11/9

by Anvi Banga, Aquila Asst. News Editor
November 9, 2017
Linguistics Club representatives Derek Yen (12) and Andy Semenza (12) encourage students to sign up for the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO). Linguistics Club helped students prepare for the NACLO by offering presentations and practice problems.

School meeting recap 11/3

by Anvi Banga, Aquila Asst. News Editor
November 3, 2017
Anthony Meissner (11) raises his chosen pumpkin into the air during todays school meeting. Pumpkins for this Fridays pumpkin carving contest were chosen by representatives from each grade level in order of seniority.

School meeting recap 10/23

by Anvi Banga, Aquila Asst. News Editor
October 23, 2017
Academic Dean Evan Barth delivers a short speech about former Head of School Howard Nichols life during todays school meeting. He was the Head of School that would stop and pick up a gum wrapper from the floor, Barth said.

School meeting recap 10/10

by Anvi Banga, Aquila Asst. News Editor
October 10, 2017
Larsen and Main, along with Director of Upper School Clubs Eric Kallbrier and competition buzzers Matt Kennedy (12) and Wynter Chaverst (11), jam out to Vanessa Carltons A Thousand Miles. Main correctly named three songs, while Larsen correctly named one song in todays match of Name That Tune.

School meeting recap 9/27

by Anvi Banga, Winged Post Copy Editor
September 27, 2017
A group of sophomores stand up and cheer as Director of Upper School Clubs Eric Kallbrier announces this weeks spirit competition results. The upper school will hold its first spirit rally of the 2017-2018 school year tomorrow on Davis Field.

School meeting recap 9/21

by Anvi Banga, Winged Post Copy Editor
September 21, 2017
Director of Upper School Clubs Eric Kallbrier and charades team Meena Gudapati (12) and Akshay Manglik (9) laugh as Elizabeth Yang (11) attempts to act something out for teammate Mihir Sharma (10). Elizabeth and Mihir won the charades game.

School meeting recap 9/15

by Anvi Banga, Winged Post Copy Editor
September 15, 2017
Jared Anderson (11), Mahi Gurram (11), Anthony Meissner (11) and Matthew Hajjar (11) deliver Harker Athletics weekly Eagle Update at todays school meeting. They played a video of the varsity girls volleyball teams game against Lynbrook High School on Aug. 29.

School meeting recap 9/11

by Anvi Banga, Winged Post Copy Editor
September 11, 2017
Students listen as Assistant Head of School Greg Lawson discusses campus drop-off points during todays school meeting. Lawson also reminded students and faculty of an upcoming emergency drill and reviewed proper evacuation protocol.

School meeting recap 9/5

by Anvi Banga, Winged Post Copy Editor
September 5, 2017
Students and faculty gather outside the athletic center before the start of todays school meeting. The next school meeting of the year will be on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

School meeting recap 8/29

by Anvi Banga, Winged Post Copy Editor
August 29, 2017
Stage crew members Tamar Sasson (10) and Logan Frank (10) spin cheerleading coach Jill Bettencourt on a wheel at the beginning of the teachers dance You Spin Me Right Round. This years production featured nine teachers and more than 160 students.

Performing arts update (Issue 5)

by Anvi Banga, Reporter
February 21, 2017
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