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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

Spirit is definitely one of the biggest parts of my life at Harker, especially last year on HSLT. I really like being involved in spirit because you get to interact with your classmates and just take your mind off of academics for a bit. I don’t want to sound cliche, but its high school. Enjoy it while it lasts, Ashley Ma (23) said.

Humans of Harker: From a spark to a flame

by Hima Thota, Co-Features Editor August 17, 2023

A passionate advocate for social issues, an ardent Taylor Swift fan and a spirited student leader, Ashley Ma ('23) never shied away from showing her passion for the things she loves. From her love for...

JNHS co-Vice President Maryam Zehra (11) hands a membership certificate to Bella Chen (10) at the induction ceremony on Oct. 17. Each new member of the organization received a certificate after taking an oath to serve the community through JNHS.

Greetings, games and goodies: JNHS welcomes new members at induction ceremony

by Shareen Chahal, Asst. News Editor October 30, 2022

Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS) greeted new members at their annual induction ceremony on Oct. 17 during long lunch in Room 30 of the Dance Building with heartfelt speeches from the club officers,...

Christy Ma (9) and Leana Zhou (9) participate in an activity at the Future Problem Solvers launch on Sept. 17. At the event, the upper school FPS club introduced their central problem-solving process in different activities.

FPS Launch introduces students to problem-solving process

by Olivia Xu, Humans of Harker Managing Editor September 27, 2022

Imagine a world where small artificial intelligence-powered robots can instantly destroy weeds and fertilize plants and farmers can trace apples to their roots through edible tags imprinted in the fruits....

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...

Students discuss their opinions on Wordle, which has grown in popularity over the past few months. Fans try to guess a five-letter word updated daily in under six tries, and solving the puzzle has become an entertaining routine for many.

Talk Around Campus: What’s your Wordle?

by Irene Yuan and Arely Sun April 21, 2022

In just a few months, what began as a personal project for a software engineer catapulted into popularity, becoming the sensational game with over 300,000 players known as Wordle. Fans try to guess a five-letter...

A sweatshirt sleeve of Taylor Swifts Red (Taylors Version) merchandise rests on a vinyl disc and jacket of the album. Swift re-recorded Red, and released it as Red (Taylors Version) on Nov. 12, containing a total of 30 tracks.

‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’: Bringing back a true breakup album

by Michelle Wei, Humans of Harker Profiler February 10, 2022

Sitting in a vintage red car, Taylor Swift gazes thoughtfully into the distance as her hand grasps the burgundy velvet fisherman cap on her head. A diamond-shaped ring with the word “Red” spelled out...

HSLT representatives Kris Estrada (11), Paulina Gicqueau (11), Ashley Ma (11), and Kai Burich (12) stand in front of the Trivia Day game board during lunch yesterday.

HSLT hosts Jeopardy-style Trivia Day competition

by Olivia Xu and Alena Suleiman October 8, 2021

“Billie Eilish is obsessed with this early 2000s hit TV series.” Buzz! Students and advisors representing the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes participated in a jeopardy-style Trivia...

Talk around campus: Students react to the Tokyo Olympics

Talk around campus: Students react to the Tokyo Olympics

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor August 21, 2021

The 2021 Tokyo Olympics wrapped up on Aug. 8 after 16 days of fierce competition across 33 different sports. Students share their thoughts on the once-every-four-year event, ranging from their favorite...

In the face of the pandemic, Rodrigo appealed to a listeners heart with her exploration of loneliness and hardship. “Drivers License” has opened up what the music industry could have in stock for audiences in 2021: not only how artists can market their music, but also how they can speak to their listeners. 

A ballad of empathy

by Sarah Mohammed, Winged Post Asst. Features Editor February 20, 2021

Along a sleek and quiet road, a girl drives past empty fields in her small white vintage Mercedes car. Illuminated by soft purple light, she begins to sing a song of love and loss, of heartbreak and healing....

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