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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

Vika Gautham

Vika Gautham, Co-Features Editor

Vika Gautham (11) is the co-features editor for Harker Aquila and the Winged Post, and this is her third year on staff. This year, Vika wishes to provide unique perspectives throughout her articles while engaging and informing readers. In her free time, she likes painting and hanging out with friends.

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Social media anonymity creates toxic comment sections through deindividuation, which explains how individuals perceive themselves as one among the masses and tend to exhibit behaviors they might never engage in otherwise. The internet amplifies this effect.

A digital abyss

by Vika Gautham and Emma Li
February 8, 2024
Sweaters arent just about keeping warm; theyre the epitome of winter fashion. Whether its a chunky cable-knit or a sleek cashmere, sweaters are versatile.

A warm winter hug

by Vika Gautham, Co-Features Editor
January 14, 2024
The media we consume also serves as an educator. The world is a diverse place, and movies and television shows should strive to reflect the ways in which it is distinct.

Complexity of diversity in media

by Yifan Li, Co-Conservatory Editor
August 25, 2023
Music Monday is a new installation featuring a different category of songs on a weekly basis.

Music Monday: A shining start with Aquila

by Vika Gautham, Co-Features Editor
May 22, 2023
For some, the feeling of stress helps motivate them into studying more. For me, it’s a ticking time bomb that’s ready to explode at any moment, which is why I look for ways to relax and reduce any nervousness.

Friday Five: Ways to relax before APs

by Vika Gautham, Co-Features Editor
April 28, 2023
Illustration for The sound of water piece in this installment of Life’s Tiny Treasures. As the storms in California cover the roads and plants, I find myself concentrating on how the showers form a song, each different, and more beautiful than the last.

The sound of water

by Vika Gautham, Assistant Features Editor
March 28, 2023
“My mom says when life gives you lemons, you make lemon meringue pie. One of my strengths is definitely seeing the better side of situations. I make the best out of situations when things dont go well. Its about giving myself that room to breathe,” Gwen Yang (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Practical optimism

by Vika Gautham, Asst. Features Editor
March 19, 2023
“Singing is a catharsis for me. When I sing, I’m able to bond with the people I sing with, and I’m able to forget about the daily stresses of everything. At school, I don’t think I’ve felt more free than when I’m singing. It’s the way I express myself: sing with friends and have fun, Anthony Zhao (12) said.

Humans of Harker: From chorus to course

by Vika Gautham, Assistant Features Editor
November 8, 2022
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