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

Desiree Luo

Desiree Luo, Aquila Co-Managing Editor

Desiree Luo (12) is a co-managing editor for Harker Aquila, and this is her fourth year on staff. This year, Desiree hopes to interview new sources and sharpen her writing. In her free time, she enjoys watching black and white movies, following Bay Area sports teams and browsing bookshelves at Barnes and Noble .

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Illustration for the A crow eats a corn dog piece in this installment of Life’s Tiny Treasures.  I realize that I have been staring at the crow and its corn dog for the past several minutes, but for some reason, the view outside doesn’t seem so gray anymore.

A crow eats a corn dog

by Desiree Luo, Co-Features Editor
March 28, 2023
“I want to be remembered as someone who, every time they were given a job to do or a role to fulfill, always did more than just that role. In a lot of the things that I do, Im very passionate about them, and so Im always expanding on the duties I already have. Im always trying to do more than whats strictly given to me because I feel like it just makes life more interesting,” Aastha Mangla (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Directing change

by Desiree Luo, Co-Features Editor
February 26, 2023
“Art classes create a community with other artists. Its much easier for me to talk and be more outgoing when Im talking about something Im passionate about. Even when we’re working on projects, everyone’s talking or having conversations. Looking at art also starts conversations. Its a way to start talking, Avery Olson (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Symphony of colors

by Desiree Luo, Co-Features Editor
January 28, 2023
Jason Shim (9) applauds after seniors Caden Lin and Kailash Ranganathans yoga ball performance at Quadchella: Spring into Climate Action. The event, which occurred on Earth Day, concluded a series of events hosted by Green Team during Earth Week, including the Buy Better Boba initiative.

Earth-Day themed Quadchella returns for spring

by Desiree Luo, Co-Assistant Sports Editor
May 3, 2022
“The golden rule is important — treat others the way you want to be treated. But [we] also need to understand that sometimes, people act out of anger. People have things going on in their own lives that they don’t talk about. [We] all deserve to be respected the same way and all need to respect other people in the same way,” Saumi Mehta (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Taking center and back stage

by Desiree Luo, Assistant Sports Editor
March 13, 2022
“[Baseballs] a game of failure. Theres always going to be off-days or off-weeks or months. I try to enjoy what Im doing and how I get to wherever I end up. As long as the journey is enjoyable, even if some things dont go right, itll still be worth it, Bobby Wang (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Flying through time

by Mark Hu, Winged Post Managing Editor
February 2, 2022
From his years as a promising rookie to recent ones as a seasoned veteran, Buster Posey was the heart and soul  of the Giants. Since the start of his career in 2009, Posey played 1093 games as a catcher, one of the hardest defensive positions in baseball, and was also a very offensive player, hitting a batting average of .302.

Celebrating Buster Posey: the backbone of San Francisco

by Desiree Luo, Assistant Sports Editor
November 22, 2021
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