The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

As the 2023 holiday season concludes and families remove the festive twinkling lights from the roof and the delicate ornaments from the tree, now is a better time than ever to consider future environmental footprints.

Global Reset: Preserve holiday magic

by Eva Cheng, Asst. Sports Editor January 17, 2024

In the midst of the winter season, the age-old debate between real and artificial Christmas trees surfaces yet again: the nostalgic scent of pine and rustic charm of a real tree versus the glossy, truly...

As the Holiday season arrives, many students celebrate a variety of different holidays. “Its less of the religious aspects behind it, or the traditional meaning of Christmas,” Zubin Khera (12) said. “Its more so a reason to meet up with family, have a good time and spread the cheer to your friends.”

Dashing into the season of celebration

by Vika Gautham and Isabella Lo December 25, 2022

The chilly December breeze, the smell of hot chocolate, and the sound of carolers— signs that point to the start of the holiday season. For Zubin Khera (12), he recalls spending one Christmas in Truckee,...

Ellis Goldman (12), who celebrates Hanukkah lights a candle on the menorah. The candles of the menorah are lit from right to left, with the shamash burning brightly in the center each night.

Holidays at Harker

by Emily Tan and Michelle Liu December 24, 2020

As the days turn colder and nights grow longer, the festive holidays of Hanukkah, Christmas and Diwali bring light to the Harker community. Despite limitations this year caused by the newest stay-at-home...

With red flowers in the background, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” plays on an iPhone. According to Billboard, it was the top Holiday Song for 30 weeks last winter.

Too Yule for school: The treble with Christmas music

by Nilisha Baid, TALON Asst. Business and Social Media Editor December 12, 2018

During the holidays, verses of Christmas music can be heard ringing through households across the country. Everyone knows the tune to “Jingle Bells” or “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” While Halloween...

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