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

As journalists, one of our primary goals is to honor the people we report on. If we omit compassion, our articles lose life and color, and we fail to do justice to their stories. 

Editor’s Note: Empathy in subjectivity

by Alena Suleiman, Aquila Co-Editor-in-Chief May 22, 2024

Deliver the facts, maintain neutrality. There exists a flawed perspective that journalists should strive for objectivity when reporting the news. Yet objectivity gives the impression of detachment and...

 Daphne Avkarogullari (12) presents her research at the Near Mitra reception.
Daphne explored W. E. B. Du Bois’ idea of double consciousness in Black Americans.

Near Mitra Scholars honor past and present of program

by Margaret Cartee and Aishani Singh May 4, 2024

Five Near Mitra Scholars presented their year-long research projects to an audience of over 40 students, teachers and family members and honored incoming Near Mitra Scholars on April 24 in the Nichols...

Humans of Harker: Network of love

Humans of Harker: Network of love

by Ella Yee, Aquila Co-Editor-in-Chief January 30, 2024

PVC pipes. Old keyboards. Chicken wire. These often forgotten items inspire senior Alena Suleiman's (12) art. From bending wooden skewers into rings connected by iridescent threads, to repurposing...

Unlike older makeup trends often geared towards Western features, many recent makeup trends originate from Asian beauty trends and specifically compliment Asian features. Asian beauty’s rise in popularity also reflects the growing popularity of Asian culture as a whole in Western media.

East Asian makeup trends gain TikTok spotlight

by Charlize Wang, Co-Assistant Opinions Editor December 10, 2023

Spiky false lashes. Bright eye glitter. Heavy pink blush. These East Asian makeup trends have taken over TikTok in the past months. With over one billion users, the app’s influence creates a platform...

Harker Journalism staff members and advisers pose for a photo in front of the Quad mural during Editors Week. TALON, Humans of Harker, Harker Aquila and Winged Post staff met to bond as a team and prepare their publications for the upcoming school year.

Behind the bylines: Harker journalism staff gears up for year ahead with Editors’ Week

by Kinnera Mulam, Winged Post Co-Editor-in-Chief August 26, 2023

39 Harker Journalism staff members, Director of Journalism Whitney Huang and Yearbook Adviser Kevin Oliver attended Editors’ Week from Aug. 8-11 in the journalism room to prepare for the 2023-24 school...

I then realized that I, an insignificant 7-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Silicon Valley, could not do anything to stop the divine powers and way of the universe. The song of life would not pause for me just because I wanted it to, nor would it replay, and the best I could do was to live in the moment and appreciate the people I spend time with.

This I Believe: The moment between sunset and dusk

by Alena Suleiman, Reporter March 21, 2021

Sometimes, when a rare gust of cold wind ripples through my sweat-drenched hair as my sister and I bike on a hot summer day, or when my lǎo lao (grandma) and I meticulously fold sticky rice cake around...

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