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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

“There are some ways where impact is tangible, like through the Model UN program or through publishing the history journal. But really, I think what’s most meaningful is my legacy. The most meaningful part is something intangible: bringing joy into people’s lives and creating a community that values growth learning, or energy, or enthusiasm and humor. That’s something people can carry on further in life, not just for their time in high school,” Andrew Lu (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Leading with vigor

by Tiffany Chang, TALON Academics Editor April 27, 2021

As the lunch bell is about to ring, your bags are packed up, and you wait anxiously at the door to rush to Manzanita. Why? Because student council is hosting a Popeyes fundraiser. As you shove past peers...

John Near scholar Saloni Shah (12) shares her research on the Nuclear Freeze Movement in the 20th century during her scholar salon on March 10. “The Near Mitra Chen Lin program is really impactful because it gives you the harmony between being a scholar and a student,” Saloni said in an interview before her salon.

Near Mitra Chen Lin scholars present results in inaugural virtual salons

by Isha Moorjani, Assistant News Editor April 7, 2021

Attendees’ faces glow with anticipation as Donna Gilbert and Lauri Vaughan, co-directors of the Near Mitra Chen Lin research program, introduce Sophia Gottfried (12), a Mitra scholar. Sophia begins to...

Turning off unnecessary lights at night illuminates the natural glow and beauty of the stars and galaxies visible in the night sky.

Global Reset: Bright lights tarnish dark starry nights

by Mark Hu, STEM Editor February 23, 2021

Traveling hours away from the Bay Area’s brightly lit sky to take photos of the galaxies in our universe, one finds oneself in a vast wilderness as stars twinkle above across the night sky. A swarm of...

STEM Spotlight is a new Aquila repeater showcasing STEM clubs and their initiatives.

STEM Spotlight: Astronomy Club

by Mark Hu, STEM Editor January 29, 2021

STEM Spotlight is a new repeater exploring what clubs at Harker have been doing during remote learning. This week’s featured club is the Astronomy Club, whose goal is to spread knowledge and increase...

Upper school students elect ASB for 2020-2021 school year

by Irene Yuan, Asst. Photo Editor April 17, 2020

Upper school students elected five juniors to the 2020-2021 Associated Student Body (ASB) council on Tuesday.  Current junior class president Jason Lin (11) won the position of ASB President against...

The Harker Herald is a new publication about research essays created by junior Andrew Lu.

Herald of a new era: Harker’s new history journal

by Michelle Liu and Tessa Muhle November 14, 2019

Everyone knows of Harker’s student-run magazines Horizon and Harker Eclectic Literature and Media (HELM), but junior Andrew Lu has added a third magazine to this list: the Herald, a history journal that...

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