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Going pro: From high school to the big leagues

Both paths yield entirely different benefits –– the path to the big leagues brings potential fame and glory, while the academic path hauls in a steadier lifestyle. So perhaps Shakespeare had it wrong, after all. To sport or not to sport  –– now, that is the real question.

by Kushal Shah, Sports Reporter

March 19, 2020

In the world of sports, it is fair to say that an athlete’s journey to the professional leagues, more often than not, begins in high school. This is how it’s been for years—since back when Stephen Curry graduated from Charlotte Christian High School in 2006 and even further back, when Lebron James...

School meeting recap 3/6/2020: Soccer semifinals, Downbeat performance and basketball competition

Senior class dean Karl Kuehn takes a shot at the basket during the knock out game at last Friday's school meeting. In the game, students from all grade levels and faculty members competed for a bag of gummy worms.

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

March 10, 2020

Avi Gulati (12) welcomed everyone to school meeting. Adhya Hoskote (12), Meona Khetrapal (11) and Rohan Varma (11) gave the Eagle Update. Boys soccer won NORCAL semifinals. Upper school director of student organizations Eric Kallbrier asked the boys soccer team to come up to the front and had a photo...

Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant among 9 killed in helicopter crash

An illustration of Kobe Bryant, 41, and his daughter Gianna “Gigi” Maria-Onore Bryant, 13. They were among the nine passengers who died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA, Sunday morning

by Aditya Singhvi, Anna Vazhaeparambil, and Alysa Suleiman

January 26, 2020

As more information is released about Kobe Bryant’s death, this article will be updated with the latest news. Check Harker Aquila for more updates. Kobe Bryant, former NBA superstar, died at the age of 41 in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA, this morning shortly before 10 a.m., according to major news outlets The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. Although the Los Angeles County Sheriff...

Winter sports practices kick off

Senior Asmit Kumar evades a steal attempt by Ryan Tobin (11) during 
practice. There are three boys soccer teams this year.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Aditya Singhvi

November 15, 2019

As fall sports conclude their playoff runs, four winter sports — boys basketball, girls basketball, boys soccer and girls soccer — began practices last week. The athletic department discontinued wrestling this year, citing a lack of student interest.  “There’s not enough interest to make it ...

Varsity boys, girls basketball fall in first round of CCS playoffs

Varsity girls basketball captain Akhila Ramgiri (12) tries to score over a James Lick defender. The girls end their season with an overall record of 13-10.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

February 20, 2019

The varsity girls basketball team fell to James Lick High School with a final score of 64-55 last Friday, while the varsity boys fell 63-52 to Palma High School last Saturday. This represented the first round of Central Coast Section (CCS) play for both teams, and their respective losses eliminated...

Varsity boys basketball falls to Menlo

Trevor Thompson (12) scores in the paint. The boys next host The King's Academy at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

January 16, 2019

Varsity boys basketball lost to Menlo 61-40 at home in a league matchup on Tuesday, bringing their overall record to 7-8 and their league record to 2-3. After falling behind 13-4 at the end of the first quarter, the Eagles were unable to overcome the Menlo lead despite a small comeback in the second....

Upper school hosts Hi5 Youth Fundraiser

Zachary Wong (right) dribbles past an opposing defender as Maria Vazhaeparambil (10), #80, sets a screen. Seven Harker high-schoolers played together on one of the eight teams in the tournament: seniors Prameela Kottapalli, Akhila Ramigiri and Zach Wong; juniors Haley Arena, Kaidi Dai and Sara Lynn Sullivan; and sophomore Maria Vazhaeparambil.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

September 23, 2018

An India-based non-profit group hosted a basketball event at Harker last weekend to spread awareness of the organization among local high schoolers. In an effort to broaden their reach to America, the Hi5 Youth Foundation held their first event in the U.S. to gauge local interest in the organizat...

I Promise: LeBron James opens school for at-risk youth in hometown of Akron, OH

The interior of the I Promise School in Akron, OH. The school was created through a partnership between the LeBron James Family Foundation and the Akron public school district.

by Gloria Zhang and Varsha Rammohan

August 31, 2018

"Nothing is given. Everything is earned” is the motto of LeBron James’ I Promise School. Closely linked to his I Promise initiative that tackles high school dropout rates, the motto serves as a reminder for the Akron youth to never give up on their academics and finish school. The LeBron Ja...

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