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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Brandon Zau

Brandon Zau, Photo Editor

Brandon Zau (12) is the photo editor for Harker Aquila, and this is his fourth year on staff. This year, Brandon hopes to celebrate his senior Class of 2024 peers and to tell the stories of the Harker community through meaningful photos and coverage. In his free time, Brandon enjoys taking candid pictures of his friends, listening to music and playing baseball.

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Seniors Claire Bauschlicher, Harshini Chaturvedula and Mina Okamoto cheer on their classmates during the cheer senior night ceremony. This years squad featured six graduating members.

Cheer team honors seniors

by Katerina Matta, Co-Sports Editor
February 15, 2024
“Last year, I became a mentor in DECA, so I got to work with freshmen and help them build their project. In my ninth grade, I had a mentor and she helped me a lot to succeed at conferences. Its a full-circle moment to be able to mentor freshmen myself. I got so excited when one of them went on stage at the Silicon Valley Conference. I was really proud, Metrica Shi (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Shining on stage

by Jessica Wang, Co-Opinions Editor
November 28, 2023
“I love losing. I love messing things up. I love failing. As cliche as it sounds, that is the fastest way for me to learn things, to get better at things. If you’re doing things wrong, and no one ever tells you, or you never lose, you think you’re doing everything right but you might not be, Adrian Liu (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Setting up success

by Katerina Matta, Co-Sports Editor
November 15, 2023
Varun Fuloria (12) poses with a squash racket. Varun will continue his squash career at Columbia University in the fall of 2024.

Apex: Playing the game of patience

by Emma Milner, Co-Sports Editor
October 18, 2023
Safety Daniel Lin (12) hits a wheel during a tackling drill. Daniel has played for the Harker football program since his freshman year, and he is a co-captain of the team this year.

Athletes ramp up skills during off-season

by Emma Milner, Co-Sports Editor
September 12, 2023
“[When] youre driving by and you find something interesting, you have to find the perspective. Even if you dont have much time, you still have to figure [it] out. There is this mixture of not having enough time, but still wanting to find something thats going to be memorable that I find really interesting,” Keesha Gondipalli (23) said.

Humans of Harker: Road of empathy

by Brandon Zau, Photo Editor
August 17, 2023
Cybersecurity is going to be one of the most important things. I have one opportunity to make the world
a better place. If I jump on that, I would have succeeded, Andrew Fox (23) said.

Humans of Harker: Chaotic coding

by Brandon Zau, Photo Editor
August 17, 2023
“Something I really value about people is their character, not their accomplishments or what they do. I try my best to be kind to others, especially teachers and those that are younger than me, because I don’t want to be remembered as someone who isn’t kind,” Emily Novikov (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Serving up success

by Heidi Lu, TALON People and Seniors Editor
March 16, 2023
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