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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

Imogene Leneham (12) poses on Davis Field with gold pom-poms. As captain of Harkers cheerleading team this year, Imogene is in charge of choreographing sections of new routines and teaching them to her fellow cheerleaders.

Apex: Cheerleader defines grit of sport through commitment

by Julie Shi, Reporter December 4, 2021

Upbeat music pumps through the air as Imogene Leneham (12), captain of Harker’s varsity cheerleading team, performs with her cheer members at Harker’s 2021 Spirit Rally. Imogene leaps into the air...

Upper school community unites through Spirit Rally activities and performances

October 9, 2021

Director of Student Organizations and HSLT adviser Eric Kallbrier and Director of Upper School Community Service and Student Activities Coordinator Kerry Enzensperger began the rally by announcing the...

Eileen Ma (11) dances to One Direction during the junior lip sync, themed new-school music. The one-hour event featured lip sync skits from all four classes, performances by the cheer team and Harker Dance Company (HDC), “Name that Tune” with faculty participants and a relay with Homecoming Court representatives.

Spirit Rally returns full force, brings Homecoming Week to a lively close

by Emma Gao, Reporter October 9, 2021

“Hello students and faculty, and welcome to Homecoming Rally 2021! Who’s ready to win points for their class?” Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT) president Alysa Suleiman exclaimed to cheers...

In 2017, after Brandi Levy failed to make the varsity cheer team, she released her thoughts in a vulgar statement sent to around 250 friends on Snapchat. Though Levy’s unabashed profanity on social media after failing to make the varsity cheer squad might seem trivial, her case highlights the censorship threat of student free speech and more punitive measures in the future for all students, both on and off campus, if the court did not rule in her favor.

Court ruling serves as severe reminder of the significance of protecting free speech

by Alysa Suleiman, Co-Editor-In-Chief August 31, 2021

In 2017, after Brandi Levy failed to make the varsity cheer team, she released her thoughts in a vulgar statement sent to around 250 friends on Snapchat. The school discovered the statement through word...

Jason Yi (9) jukes out a defender during football practice on August 13. The football team placed second in a 7 vs. 7 passing tournament in July.

Fall sports kickoff with preseason training

by Anika Mani and Lakshmi Mulgund August 22, 2021

The upper school girls tennis, football, water polo, cheerleading, girls golf, girls volleyball and cross country teams began training in early August on campus to prepare for their upcoming matches. Girls...

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