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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

Andrew Fu (11) runs with the baton in hand towards relay race teammate Rigo Gonzales (11). The boys relay team placed seventeenth at the State Championships on May 28.

Upper school track and field athletes clutch top awards at State Championships

by Katelyn Zhao, Sports Editor June 4, 2022

Andrew Fu (11), Rigo Gonzales (11), Alexa Lowe (‘22), Armaan Thakker (11), Zain Vakath (11) and Anjali Yella (10) participated in various track events at the State Championship Finals on May 28. The...

Students from the classes of 2022 and 2023 listen as Cantilena performs an arrangement of Youre My Best Friend by John Deacon during baccalaureate on Davis Field. “[Performing at baccalaureate] is definitely a very bittersweet occasion,” Cantilena leader Teresa Cai (‘22) said. “I’ll definitely miss being at high school and the people Im with, but Im excited to go off and make the people here proud.”

Annual baccalaureate transfers leadership from graduating to rising senior class

by Desiree Luo and Olivia Xu May 27, 2022

As the sun began to set on Davis Field, the classes of 2022 and 2023 filed onto the field in advisory clusters, dressed in formal attire. As their peppered conversations faded away, an arrangement of “Café...

Eighth-grader Tiffany Zhu listens to the panel event during the Harker Programming Invitational (HPI) on Mar. 13. Middle and high school students participated in HPI virtually.

Programming Club hosts annual Harker Programming Invitational with ‘Space & CS’ theme

by Sabrina Zhu, STEM Editor March 25, 2022

The Harker Programming Club hosted the annual Harker Programming Invitational (HPI) on March 13. The event consisted of a two-hour-long algorithmic coding contest followed by a presentation by Dr....

“I want to be remembered as someone who hopefully helped other people be better. I want to be a good influence on [people]. I want to be a friend who makes you a better person, Alexa Lowe (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Team player

by Isha Moorjani, News Editor February 23, 2022

Shoes squeaking on the gym floor, Alexa Lowe (12) charges forward as she swiftly dribbles the ball. Her eyes focused on the white net ahead, she stops smoothly, carefully calculating her throw. Power courses...

With her eyes on the players in front of her, Grace Hoang (11) runs while dribbling the basketball down the court. The varsity girls basketball team defeated Lincoln High School 50-15 at home on Tuesday, Nov. 30.

Varsity girls basketball team dominates Lincoln 50-15

by Alysa Suleiman, Co-Editor-In-Chief December 7, 2021

The varsity girls basketball team won 50-15 against Lincoln High School on Tuesday, Nov. 30 during their second game of the season. The girls also won 44-31 against Sobrato High School on Nov. 23 over...

Many young athletes struggle to prioritize mental health while juggling academic and athletic commitments. A survey conducted by the University of Wisconsin found that 68% of student-athletes have anxiety high enough to require therapeutic support.

‘No athlete wants to step back’

by Sarah Mohammed and Tiffany Chang November 27, 2021

Basketball and track and field athlete Alexa Lowe (12) remembers the winter and spring seasons when she would arrive home late at night after a tiring day of practice. The pressure to be more efficient...

Gary Ding, one of the junior Honor Council representatives, shares his thoughts on a sticky note to display in Manzanita Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 21.

Honor Council hosts annual Honor Week activities

by Isha Moorjani, News Editor September 28, 2021

What does respect sound like? What does respect feel like? What does respect look like? Amid the hustle and bustle of lunchtime in Manzanita Hall, students wrote their answers to these prompts about...

Upper school prepares for distribution day and upcoming school year

by Alysa Suleiman and Irene Yuan June 2, 2021

After Santa Clara County entered the yellow tier on May 18, the upper school also moved forward with loosening campus protocols during the last few weeks of the spring semester and outlined plans for...

Talk around campus: Last day of school outfits

Talk around campus: Last day of school outfits

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor June 1, 2021

Over the last week of school, which spanned from May 24 to May 28, students and faculty on campus shared the variety of colors, accessories and styles of clothing they wore. Some people dressed for utility...

Arjun Virmani (12) fights with a defender for the basketball in the team’s match 50-44 victory against Crystal Springs on April 21. The team’s next match is against Sacred Heart at home at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Weekly recap: Upper school sports teams continue to dominate their competition

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Sports Editor May 3, 2021

Soccer The varsity boys soccer team fell to King’s Academy in their season opener on April 20, but bounced back in a big way two days later, dominating Crystal Springs Uplands 6-0. This past week, the...

Kara Kister (10) runs during a cross country meet last year. Kara was one of four athletes to participate in last Saturday’s meet at The King’s Academy, which was Harker’s first athletic competition since the school shut down in March last year due to COVID-19.

Athletic competitions resume, cross country team participates in first meet

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham March 1, 2021

The cross country team participated in their first meet of the season last Saturday, facing off against The King’s Academy and Notre Dame. Alexa Lowe (11), Alex Liou (11), Kara Kister (10) and Adam Sayed...

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