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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

Alicia Ran (10) answers a prompt to the Finish the Lyrics game. Junior Luke Mehta emerged as the first place winner and earned a Starbucks gift card as his prize.

School meeting recap 11/3/22: Youth Activism Club, Student Diversity Coalition and Halloween costume contest results

by Emma Milner, Assistant Sports Editor November 6, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Kris Estrada (12) opened the first school meeting of November by welcoming students and faculty on Thursday.  Youth Activism Club president Mir Bahri (12), vice...

Upper School Head Paul Barsky thanks the students involved in various school events, including the cast and crew of the fall play and those in the athletics program. He also delivered announcements about the new crosswalk and the Eagle Store.

School meeting recap 10/28/22: Messages from administration, Halloween festivities and club announcements

by Shareen Chahal, Asst. News Editor November 1, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) Vice President Gordon Chen (12) welcomed students and faculty to the school meeting on Friday and sent the seniors best wishes for their college applications. Upper School...

Divya Venkat (11) explains the goals of Make Our Schools Safe, a nonprofit organization devoted to combating gun violence. “The personalities of the people running the stands [were what drew me in],” Ryder Hewitt (9) said. “I got the vibe of the whole club. When I saw very invested, excited people, it made me more invested in their clubs.

75 clubs share new initiatives at annual Club Fair

by Shiv Deokar and Ella Yee September 19, 2022

Students visited different booths set up by clubs and organizations at this year’s Club Fair, which took place in front of the Rothschild Performing Arts Center (RPAC) during lunch on Thursday. The...

Upper school mathematics teacher Caren Furtado observes several works of photography and art at the Artstravaganza exhibits. Campus art and writing exhibition Artstravaganza displayed student artwork and literature from the past year.

Artstravaganza arts and writing show exhibits student works and talent

by Alena Suleiman, Assistant A&E Editor May 7, 2022

A gingerly cut wooden butterfly perches on a black stand. A few feet away, crawling vines wrap around the neck of a glossy pine green vase. These are just some of the creations on display at Artstravaganza,...

Members of the Wilt advisory watch an announcement from Art Club during the school meeting last Friday. The meeting covered topics including the Ukraine Task Force Fundraising Initiative, upcoming spring musical and Quad mural.

School meeting recap 3/18/22: Ukraine fundraiser, Spirit painting kickoff and Drowsy Chaperone

by Selina Xu, Co-Asst. Multimedia Editor March 24, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) Secretary Spencer Cha (12) opened the last Zoom school meeting of the year last Friday.   Spencer began with an update on the Ukraine Task Force Fundraiser initiative,...

Art Club town hall attendees listen to the presentation of potential ideas and designs for the Quad mural. The Art Club plans to open voting of the final design for students and faculty on Feb. 28 through March 4.

Art Club hosts second town hall for community discussion of Quad mural designs

by Isha Moorjani, News Editor February 8, 2022

The Art Club hosted their second town hall on Jan. 24 to discuss visuals for the mural they plan to paint in the Quad on the wall to the right of the auxiliary gym entrance and to give feedback on sketches...

Medha Yarlagadda (10) and Ashley Hong (10) watch the Multimedia Club video during the school meeting last Friday. During the meeting, students announced upcoming activities such as the Lunar New Year dragon dance competition and the Emerald Brass Quintet concert.

School meeting recap 2/4/22: Black History Month, dragon dance competition and Emerald Brass Quintet

by Selina Xu, Co-Asst. Multimedia Editor February 7, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) president Dawson Chen (12) started the school meeting on Feb. 3. Multimedia Club played a video profile displaying senior Arianna Weaver’s new art exhibition, “Memories...

Upper school’s first artist-in-residence Britta Clausnitzer advises students via Zoom on the Jan. 11 art workshop. Students had the opportunity to create painted paper masks at two workshops held by Art Club which they wore during the Tiger on the Loose performance on Jan. 19.

Upper school launches new visual arts endowment with first artist-in-residence

by Anika Maji and Catherine Wong February 6, 2022

Wearing brightly-colored decorative masks fashioned out of paper shapes, a cohort of students strides out of the art building. As they make their way across campus, stopping occasionally to pose for pictures...

Upper school biology teacher Jeff Suttons advisory watch the school meeting via Zoom this Tuesday. After the meeting, students underwent the first iteration of weekly COVID-19 testing.

School meeting recap 1/25/22: Culture Week, Valentine’s Grams and Chinese New Year festivities

by Julie Shi, Reporter January 28, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) president Dawson Chen (12) started the school meeting this Tuesday. The Student Diversity Coalition (SDC) announced Culture Week would be held from Feb. 21 to Feb. 25 and...

Michelle Liu (12), Eric Zhang (9), Cynthia Wang (10), Alex Lan (11), Gloria Zhu (12) and Kailash Ranganathan (12) from Art Club and ASB announced a town hall about a planned mural in the Quad that took place on Tuesday at lunch. A second town hall will take place in December, with the planned installation of the art mural in March.

School meeting recap 11/16/21: TEDx, town halls and Thanksgiving grams

by Anika Maji, Reporter November 24, 2021

Associated Student Body (ASB) Vice President Ayan Nath (12) began the school meeting last Tuesday and reminded students to not to bring water bottles or beverages into school meetings. Trisha Iyer (10)...

Art Club members stand behind their work after the completion of the Love Not Hate mural in Downtown Palo Alto on June 12. Club members painted the mural in support of the Stop AAPI movement and to show solidarity with the AAPI community.

Pulse of the People: Where color and paintbrushes meet local issues

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor June 21, 2021

If you were to walk down University Avenue in Downtown Palo Alto the summer afternoon of June 12, the streets would be filled with tables outside restaurants, families and many large canopy tents to block...

Sarah Baicher (11), Emma Boyce (11), Aria Wong (11) and Ashley Barth (10) announce Kicks Against Cancer, which will take place on Jan. 10, at school meeting last Friday. The boys junior varsity soccer team, girls varsity soccer team and boys varsity soccer team will all be playing home games and selling merchandise to raise money for Camp Okizu, a summer camp for kids affected by cancer.

School meeting recap 12/6/19: Eagle Update on basketball teams’ trip to Maui, mock science finals, and 2,000 donut holes

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor December 8, 2019

David Feng (12) started the school meeting by welcoming Harker Spirit. Grace Hajjar (12), Adhya Hoskote (12), Giovanni Rofa (12), Rohan Varma (11) and Meona Khetrapal (11) performed a short dance to...

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