Harker Aquila

Nicole Chen (12) is Harker Aquila's Editor-in-Chief. She joined the journalism program in her freshman year as a reporter and became features editor as a sophomore. Nicole enjoys working with other members on staff to produce relevant content for Aquila, writing for Harker Journalism’s multiple publications and pursuing her interests in photojournalism. Outside of her role as an editor, Nicole is Curator of TEDxHarkerSchool, President of Japanese National Honor Society, and President of Harker's Econ club. Outside of school, Nicole loves playing with her dog, Brownie, and watching The Office's cold opens.

Nicole Chen, Harker Aquila Editor-in-Chief

Jun 17, 2019
Memorial to be held for alumnus Sandip Nirmel, remembered as a president, teammate and friend (Media)
Jun 04, 2019
Humans of Harker: Moving to the beat (Media)
May 26, 2019
Alumnus Sandip Nirmel dies of “extended illness,” the Crimson reports (Media)
May 21, 2019
Humans of Harker: Accept and improve (Media)
May 19, 2019
Humans of Harker: A helping hand (Media)
May 13, 2019
Humans of Harker: Balance (Story/Media)
May 12, 2019
Humans of Harker: Kindness and character (Story)
May 09, 2019
Humans of Harker: Disruption (Story)
Apr 14, 2019
Students dance and compete in spirit rally to conclude Spirit Week (Story/Media)
Apr 11, 2019
Spirit Week Continues: Students dress in “meme” themed clothing, rehearse spirit rally (Story)
Mar 13, 2019
Justice Department indicts fifty people in nationwide college admissions bribery scandal (Story)
Feb 22, 2019
Soccer teams host Kicks Against Cancer event, raise funds for Camp Okizu (Media)
Feb 05, 2019
Trump celebrates his administration’s accomplishments in State of the Union address, sending mixed message (Story)
Jan 30, 2019
Varsity girls basketball celebrates senior night, edges out win over Mercy (Media)
Jan 27, 2019
“For the People:” Kamala Harris to run for president in 2020 (Media)
Jan 26, 2019
Longest government shutdown in history ends as Trump reaches temporary deal (Media)
Jan 26, 2019
Soccer teams host Kicks Against Cancer event (Media)
Jan 21, 2019
Third year of Women’s March protests takes up variety of current issues (Media)
Jan 20, 2019
Annual winter concert unites Lab Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra (Media)
Dec 06, 2018
Humans of Harker: Embodying the “bigger picture” (Story/Media)
Nov 19, 2018
Parents, students and teachers meet for first semester conferences (Media)
Nov 14, 2018
Harker performers attend annual Santana Row Tree Lighting (Story/Media)
Nov 13, 2018
National Honor Society hosts Service Fair (Story)
Nov 11, 2018
Quadchella talent show features comedy, poetry, music, juggling (Media)
Nov 09, 2018
Bay Area air quality on alert due to smoke from Camp Fire (Story)
Nov 06, 2018
Midterms 2018: The race is on (Story)
Nov 05, 2018
Varsity girls volleyball loses CCS finals, still qualifies for NorCals (Media)
Oct 31, 2018
Shah Salon kicks off second year of discussions (Story)
Oct 31, 2018
Cast performs annual fall play, first in RPAC (Media)
Oct 31, 2018
Student competitors advance in spirit club pingpong tournament (Story)
Oct 31, 2018
Upper school celebrates Halloween with colorful costumes, spirit contests (Story)
Oct 26, 2018
Fog machine sets off fire alarm, students and faculty evacuate (Story)
Oct 22, 2018
In memory of Diana Nichols (Story)
Oct 21, 2018
Students beat the heat as ice cream truck visits campus (Media)
Oct 21, 2018
Harker celebrates 125th anniversary (Media)
Oct 17, 2018
Psychology teacher joins upper school faculty after former teacher’s arrest (Story)
Oct 16, 2018
Freshman council candidates deliver speeches before Thursday elections (Story)
Oct 14, 2018
Cheer: Behind the scenes (Media)
Oct 06, 2018
Harker community celebrates life of Diana Nichols (Story/Media)
Oct 06, 2018
Homecoming 2018: Spirit rally in pictures (Story/Media)
Oct 06, 2018
Homecoming 2018: The game in pictures (Story/Media)
Oct 04, 2018
Freshmen win “Fruit Ninja” spirit activity (Media)
Oct 03, 2018
Faculty wins first spirit dodgeball game (Media)
Oct 02, 2018
Humans of Harker: When 110 percent effort comes with smiles all around (Story/Media)
Sep 13, 2018
Fire drill held between first and second periods (Story)
Sep 12, 2018
Upper school teacher arrested on charges of sexual misconduct at previous teaching position (Story)
Sep 08, 2018
Former board of trustees chair Diana Nichols dies (Story/Media)
Sep 02, 2018
Class of 2022 attends upper school orientation (Story)
Sep 01, 2018
Former upper school music teacher arrested on misconduct charges (Story)
Aug 26, 2018
Matriculation and class trips welcome students back to school (Story/Media)
Aug 22, 2018
Former upper school teacher faces charges for misconduct involving a student (Story)
Aug 22, 2018
Cohen pleads guilty, Manafort found guilty: A night of legal reckoning for President Trump (Story)
Jun 16, 2018
Humans of Harker: Angel Cervantes chases his goals (Story)
May 25, 2018
Hats off to the Class of 2018: Seniors graduate at Mountain Winery (Story/Media)
May 07, 2018
Upper school orchestra performs Spring Concert in RPAC (Media)
May 04, 2018
Upper school community celebrates Spirit Week (Media)
Apr 29, 2018
Just Dance: Annual dance showcase features six Harker dance troupes (Story/Media)
Apr 18, 2018
Harker journalism attends JEA/NSPA conference in San Francisco (Story)
Mar 31, 2018
Taking it to the streets: Thousands march in youth-organized rallies for gun control legislation (Story)
Mar 28, 2018
Students, faculty join national movement protesting for gun control (Media)
Mar 26, 2018
Not one more: Thousands participate in March for Our Lives protests in Bay Area (Story/Media)
Mar 23, 2018
Student council hosts annual talent show Hoscars in Patil Theater (Media)
Mar 23, 2018
Humans of Harker: Jacqueline He embraces magical realism (Story)
Mar 15, 2018
Upper school community extends support to recovering MSD students and faculty through vigil, advocacy initiatives (Media)
Mar 08, 2018
Dialectic: AP Tests (Story/Media)
Mar 08, 2018
Student Spotlight: Students audition for 2018’s Hoscars show (Media)
Mar 06, 2018
#NeverAgain: Three weeks after the MSD High School shooting, Florida students and teachers take a stand on gun control, sparking debate and catalyzing renewed political activism (Story)
Feb 09, 2018
Harker community celebrates opening of new performing arts facility (Media)
Feb 06, 2018
Annual dance production features upper school students and faculty (Story/Media)
Feb 06, 2018
Students begin classes in RPAC facilities following its inauguration (Story/Media)
Feb 05, 2018
Another year bites the dust (Story)
Feb 03, 2018
“Welcome Home:” Opening of Rothschild Center invites Harker community to celebrate new performing arts space (Story/Media)
Jan 12, 2018
Upper and middle school groups perform in annual Winter Concert (Media)
Jan 03, 2018
Varsity boys basketball wins against Crystal Springs (Story)
Dec 08, 2017
Students perform in annual holiday concert (Media)
Nov 19, 2017
Blindly donating to relief organizations may not benefit target populations (Story)
Nov 16, 2017
So you want to be a ballroom dancer? (Media)
Nov 07, 2017
Junior class meets with Eagle Buddies at Bucknall campus (Story/Media)
Nov 01, 2017
Humans of Harker: Gracean Linthacum-Janker dances to her own rhythm (Story/Media)
Oct 30, 2017
Memoir Monday: The power of music (Story)
Oct 12, 2017
Drawing away the curtains: Upper school performing arts prepares upcoming fall play (Story/Media)
Oct 12, 2017
Harker to host annual family picnic (Media)
Oct 10, 2017
Upper school debaters compete at Presentation Invitational (Story)
Oct 05, 2017
Small fire breaks out in robotics supply room, classes moved and robotics meeting cancelled (Story/Media)
Sep 24, 2017
Football prevails over Rio Vista High school during homecoming game (Media)
Sep 22, 2017
Homecoming highlights: This week’s best moments (Story/Media)
Sep 22, 2017
Upper school holds first spirit rally of 2017-2018 school year (Media)
Sep 14, 2017
Trump threatens DACA, 800,000 undocumented immigrants at risk (Story)
Sep 06, 2017
Varsity girls’ volleyball inaugurates athletic center in opening ceremony (Story/Media)
Sep 06, 2017
Audition dates, workshop announced for 42nd Street spring musical (Media)
Aug 28, 2017
Completed campus athletic center opens for new school year (Media)
May 19, 2017
Class of 2017 graduates in Saratoga Mountain Winery ceremony (Media)
May 11, 2017
Hearts in the song (Story/Media)
May 11, 2017
Hats off to the Class of 2017: Seniors graduate in Mountain Winery ceremony (Media)
Apr 11, 2017
Varsity baseball loses game 0-4 to Mills High School (Story)
Mar 28, 2017
NASA announces discovery of seven-exoplanet system (Story)
Mar 28, 2017
Orchestra performs at Carnegie Hall (Media)
Mar 28, 2017
Joie de vivre: Prom takes on Parisian night theme (Story/Media)
Mar 18, 2017
Upper and middle school jazz groups perform at An Evening of Jazz (Media)
Mar 09, 2017
Students find enjoyment in collecting sports “swag” (Story)
Mar 02, 2017
Red Cross Club hosts annual blood drive (Media)
Mar 02, 2017
National Honor Society hosts documentary screening and Q&A session (Media)
Feb 24, 2017
March for Science to be held (Story)
Feb 24, 2017
Berkeley economist speaks at upper school (Media)
Feb 23, 2017
Trump’s executive orders: a recap (Story)
Feb 22, 2017
Trump vs. media: Media’s role shifts in the Trump administration (Story)
Feb 02, 2017
Humans of Harker: Jordan Thompson incorporates basketball into her everyday life (Story/Media)
Jan 29, 2017
Welcome to the circus: Annual dance show features students, faculty (Media)
Jan 29, 2017
Global Reset: Holocene Extinction threatens biodiversity (Story)
Jan 27, 2017
Saying Goodbye: Head of school Christopher Nikoloff announced resignation (Media)
Jan 24, 2017
Bay Area exits historic drought (Story)
Jan 24, 2017
Conservatory finishes winter performances (Media)
Jan 24, 2017
Pieology: DIY Pizza (Media)
Jan 24, 2017
Capitol Hill: What You Missed (Volume 18, Issue 4) (Story)
Jan 24, 2017
Indian government demonetizes 500- and 1,000- rupee notes (Story)
Jan 15, 2017
Upper school musicians perform at annual Winter Concert (Media)
Jan 14, 2017
Humans of Harker: Mia Giammona develops confidence through performing arts (Media)
Jan 09, 2017
Humans of Harker: Emaad Raghib finds the humor in situations (Story)
Dec 07, 2016
The Electoral College explained (Story)
Nov 21, 2016
Bringing the spirit to every game (Story/Media)
Nov 20, 2016
Football Fall Season Recap (Media)
Nov 17, 2016
Humans of Harker: Sandip Nirmel develops new hobbies (Story/Media)
Nov 17, 2016
Performing arts groups light up Santana Row (Media)
Nov 16, 2016
Presidential election sparks disillusionment in millennial generation (Story)
Nov 16, 2016
Students assist in political campaigns nationwide (Story)
Nov 16, 2016
Students perform at Santana Row Tree Lighting Ceremony (Media)
Nov 16, 2016
Pulse of the People: Election Memories (Story/Media)
Nov 08, 2016
Donald Trump wins 2016 presidential election (Story)
Nov 07, 2016
Eagles lose 7-42 on homecoming night (Story/Media)
Nov 04, 2016
Students participate in first spirit rally of school year (Media)
Nov 01, 2016
Freshman and sophomore classes dress up to resemble TV channel characters (Media)
Oct 18, 2016
Obama’s Legacy: A look back at the Obama administration’s key events and legislature (Story)
Oct 17, 2016
TEDxHarkerSchool 2016 features speakers, booths and mentors (Story)
Oct 11, 2016
Students express themselves and spread personal insight through individual blogs (Story)
Oct 11, 2016
Activist Emily Lindin takes a stand against sexual shaming (Media)
Oct 11, 2016
Humans of Harker: Sravya Cherukuri’s love for dance grows into a passion for theater (Story)
Sep 26, 2016
Candidates participate in first presidential debate of election season (Story/Media)
Sep 07, 2016
Loss of safe spaces and trigger warnings ceases to encourage free speech and diversity (Story)
Aug 29, 2016
Construction of athletics and performing arts buildings starts (Story)
Aug 28, 2016
Performing arts department holds various activities for the start of a new school year (Story)
Aug 26, 2016
Sophomore Future Problem Solvers place second at international conference (Story)
Aug 19, 2016
Matriculation welcomes students and faculty to new school year (Media)
May 19, 2016
Class of 2016 graduates at Saratoga Mountain Winery (Story/Media)
May 09, 2016
Anti-transgender bathroom law causes controversy (Story)
May 05, 2016
Students participate in Hackathons (Story)
May 05, 2016
Seniors travel to Southern California for class trip (Story)
May 05, 2016
11th research symposium introduces workshops (Media)
May 04, 2016
Six sides of a Greek coin (Story/Media)
Apr 10, 2016
Harker holds 11th annual research symposium (Story/Media)
Apr 06, 2016
Newspaper starts transition to new leadership team (Story/Media)
Apr 03, 2016
Programming club holds annual invitational (Story/Media)
Mar 24, 2016
Deconstructing happiness: How well-being fits into high school (Story)
Mar 23, 2016
The secret history of egg hunting (Story)
Mar 14, 2016
Junior varsity softball scores blowout win 21-2 against Gunderson High School (Media)
Mar 11, 2016
Freshmen attend LIFE assembly in Nichols (Story/Media)
Mar 03, 2016
Students and faculty audition for HOSCARS (Story/Media)
Mar 03, 2016
Presidential race continues with primaries and caucuses (Story)
Feb 04, 2016
Varsity girls soccer loses 0-1 to Notre Dame (Story/Media)
Jan 31, 2016
Scientists discover new elements (Story)
Jan 28, 2016
Freshmen attend LIFE assembly regarding digital citizenship (Story/Media)
Jan 28, 2016
Upper school instrumental groups perform in annual Winter Concert (Story/Media)
Nov 28, 2015
An SDS director’s journey (Story)
Nov 28, 2015
Performing arts light up Santana Row (Media)
Nov 21, 2015
Performing arts light up Santana Row (Media)
Nov 04, 2015
Winter sports practices begin this week (Story)
Oct 18, 2015
Journalism receives awards from CSPA (Story)
Oct 01, 2015
Students take part in annual “Panoply of Chaos” parade (Story)
Sep 04, 2015
Donald Trump races ahead of Republican rivals (Story)
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Nicole Chen