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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

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Eileen Ma (12) writes on Honor Council representative Gwen Yang’s (12) box on Sept. 27. The council organized activities and goals for each day last week to remind students of the four tenets of the upper school.

Students reflect on honesty, respect, accountability in annual Honor Week

by Jonathan Xue and Vika Gautham October 6, 2022

Honor week started last Tuesday, with members of the upper school Honor Council hosting a variety of events throughout the week that encapsulate the community’s core values: honesty, respect and accountability. Activities...

Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT), led by president Sawyer Lai (12) and vice president Paulina Gicqueau (12), entered to the song Classic by MKTO.  Mondays school meeting included announcements by HSLT, TedX, Dance Club and other organizations.

School meeting recap 8/29/22: Student Diversity Leadership Conference, math competitions and spirit kickoff

by Ella Yee, Co-News Editor August 31, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) president Kris Estrada (12) opened the second school meeting of the year in the Zhang Athletic Center on Monday. Performing Arts Production Manager Brian Larsen reminded...

The American and California flag fly at full-staff in the quad. Veterans Day, a federal holiday observed today, honors everyone who has served in the U.S. military through a variety of homages across the country.

Veterans Day celebrates those who served across the country

by Medha Yarlagadda, Reporter November 11, 2021

The nation honored those who have served in the U.S. military through a variety of homages across the country today for Veterans Day. Originally called Armistice Day, President Woodrow Wilson first...

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...

Associated Student Body (ASB) Vice President Ayan Nath speaks after he and other members of student council presented a video on cleanliness on campus during lunch. The other day, I was walking by, I heard someone say, Oh, my God, we go to Harker, we cant afford to buy more forks? Theres such a shortage of forks. And thats because youre throwing the forks away.

School meeting recap 9/10/21: 9/11 remembrance, self-study APs and Eagle Update

by Rachel Ning, TALON Organizations Editor September 13, 2021

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Dawson Chen (12) began the school meeting by introducing upper school Academic Dean Kelly Horan.  Horan discussed the importance of communication with teachers,...

The sun sets on the back  entrance that leads to the quad at the upper school on Mar. 2. Classes will began a rotation of at least one day per week per grade beginning in mid-April.

Upper school to continue campus reopening efforts for in-person learning

by Alysa Suleiman, A&E Editor April 6, 2021

Santa Clara County entered the orange tier last week, with the new COVID-19 case rate per 100,000 citizens dropping below 10 for the first time since the first week of December. Currently, the upper school...

Seniors Bayden Yazalina and Ryan Tobin work on building a stable plastic bridge as math teacher Anthony Silk gives feedback.

Back in action: Engineering students conduct outdoor and indoor bridge labs

by Lucy Ge and Sara Yen March 23, 2021

Masked and working in small groups, seven Introduction to Engineering students carefully connected K’NEX building pieces to form plastic bridges between tables outside of Nichols on Feb. 26. Nearly two...

Harker cancelled classes on Nov. 11 to give the community time to honor veterans both in and out of the Harker community.

In honor of Veterans Day, upper school veterans share their stories

by Sarah Mohammed, Assistant Features Editor November 13, 2020

The upper school did not hold any classes on Nov. 11 to observe Veterans Day, a holiday that honors the service of those who have served in the various branches of the military. Harker has roots in military...

“Happening at Harker” is a new Aquila repeater which offers compilations of events occurring in the Harker community a few times a week.

Happening at Harker 11/3: Pick-up day, Green Team book drive and Día de Los Muertos art contest

by Lucy Ge, Winged Post News Editor November 3, 2020

“Happening at Harker” is a new Aquila repeater to be published a couple times a week with a compilation of upcoming events and opportunities. Through this repeater, Aquila hopes to provide a one-stop-shop...

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...

Juniors Simar Bajaj and Jai Bahri read the program, waiting for the ceremony to begin. At Baccalaureate, the school welcomes the rising seniors to be the future leaders on campus next year.

Seniors and juniors celebrate close of school year with annual Baccalaureate ceremony

by Erica Cai and Anna Vazhaeparambil May 23, 2019

Students of the class of 2019 and 2020 gathered in the quad with parents and faculty on yesterday for the annual Baccalaureate ceremony, an event where the current senior class passes down their responsibility...

Thomas Rainow (11) delivers his speech as a candidate for his classs senior council. Several candidates from each class ran for class council this year, with a record number of 28 candidates running for next years junior class council.

Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior class council candidates deliver speeches

by Nicole Tian, Reporter April 26, 2019

The freshman, sophomore, and junior class candidates for next year’s student council delivered their speeches in place of morning office hours and class meetings on Apr. 24 and 26 in the Auxiliary Gym,...

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