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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

“That exchange of information is to me the purest form of human connection, and that communication makes humans, humans. When Im on stage giving a performance to an auditorium of people, or when Im in a classroom in front of a group of kids teaching them something, that exchange of information is multiplied. Every single person in that audience and I are exchanging energy, feeding off of each other,” Alex Kumar (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Breaking the fourth wall

by Esha Gohil, Humans of Harker Co-Managing Editor May 26, 2021

Clad in a crisp officer’s suit, Alex Kumar (12) reaches out into the audience as he confidently belts out a note that resounds throughout the Patil Theater during the 2019 spring musical “Urinetown.”...

Seniors Ruya Ozveren, Alex Kumar, and Vaishnavi Murari sing in the closing scene of the spring musical Les Misérables with the entire cast on March 19. Unlike the format of the Fall Play and Student Directed Showcase (SDS), Performing Arts Director Laura Lang-Ree converted the musical into a movie, where multiple video angles are used and the audio is recorded beforehand.

It’s a wrap: “Les Miz” cast to release movie production of Spring Musical

by Aastha Mangla and Michelle Liu April 7, 2021

As the third theater performance following the start of the pandemic, "Les Misérables" hints at hope in a time of loss and revolution. To bring this story to life, the cast and crew of the Spring Musical...

From left to right, Jasmine Li (10), Sarah Raymond (12) and Aastha Mangla (10) rehearse lines in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center on Nov. 18. All three students are performing in senior director Vaishnavi Muraris play Its Our Town, Too.

The show must go on: Student directors prepare plays to be shown virtually

by Alysa Suleiman, A&E Editor December 18, 2020

Ever since joining the performing arts community at the upper school in freshman year, Topaz Gao (12) knew they found their place of inspiration. Their journey in theater inspired them to dabble in playwriting,...

Kinetic Krew dances outside during a section of their virtual White Flag performance. The video was shown during the school meeting on Dec. 3.

No retreat, no surrender

by Alysa Suleiman, A&E Editor December 10, 2020

In wartime, a white flag represents an ultimate, definite concession. It calls the surrender, requests the truce and cements the defeat. But now, the pandemic has waged a war against normalcy, threatening...

Creativity in the kitchen: students’ and teachers’ quarantine culinary adventures

Creativity in the kitchen: students’ and teachers’ quarantine culinary adventures

by Sarah Mohammed, Assistant Features Editor October 11, 2020

During quarantine, many Harker students and teachers have been baking and cooking more as a way to pass the time, connect with family members, and replace Harker lunches. Here are some of the dishes students...

Student producer and director Ethan Choi (10) watches the premiere of his third movie, Operation Strikesite, which was screened yesterday in the Nichols Auditorium for students, faculty and parents to watch.

Student-produced film premieres in the Nichols Auditorium

by Irina Malyugina, Photo Editor February 23, 2019

"Operation Strikesite," the third movie directed and produced by sophomore Ethan Choi premiered yesterday in the Nichols Auditorium. The movie’s cast is comprised of students from Harker and other schools...

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