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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

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Members of the Class of 2022 clap during their graduation ceremony. The ceremony took place at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga on May 19 at 5 p.m.

Class of 2022 graduates at Mountain Winery

by Kinnera Mulam, Ananya Sriram, and Olivia Xu May 28, 2022

The class of 2022 concluded their high school careers at their graduation ceremony at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga on May 19 at 5 p.m. Graduates and faculty arrived at the winery at 3 p.m., followed...

Students from the classes of 2022 and 2023 listen as Cantilena performs an arrangement of Youre My Best Friend by John Deacon during baccalaureate on Davis Field. “[Performing at baccalaureate] is definitely a very bittersweet occasion,” Cantilena leader Teresa Cai (‘22) said. “I’ll definitely miss being at high school and the people Im with, but Im excited to go off and make the people here proud.”

Annual baccalaureate transfers leadership from graduating to rising senior class

by Desiree Luo and Olivia Xu May 27, 2022

As the sun began to set on Davis Field, the classes of 2022 and 2023 filed onto the field in advisory clusters, dressed in formal attire. As their peppered conversations faded away, an arrangement of “Café...

Victoria Kheyfets holds up a poster in the colors of the Ukrainian flag at the Peace Crossroads in San Jose on March 6 in a demonstration advocating for a ceasefire in Ukraine after Russia invaded the country on Feb. 24. Kheyfets family lives in Kharkiv, the second-largest city in Ukraine.

‘I couldn’t believe that I made it’

by Alysa Suleiman and Dilsher Dhaliwal March 23, 2022

 harkeraquila · Winged Post Audible: ‘That's my country, and they're destroying it’ This is a developing story. Check harkeraquila.com for continuous updates on the development of the Russian-Ukrainian...

Gary Ding, one of the junior Honor Council representatives, shares his thoughts on a sticky note to display in Manzanita Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 21.

Honor Council hosts annual Honor Week activities

by Isha Moorjani, News Editor September 28, 2021

What does respect sound like? What does respect feel like? What does respect look like? Amid the hustle and bustle of lunchtime in Manzanita Hall, students wrote their answers to these prompts about...

Student Diversity Coalition representatives Uma Iyer (12) and Brooklyn Cicero (12) introduce Challenge Day on Friday. “[Challenge Day] was truly a transformative experience,” Brooklyn said in her speech. “It brought me a lot closer to my peers and allowed me to get very vulnerable with them, something that was a bit hard to do at first, but eventually I got used to it.”

Student Diversity Coalition announces Challenge Day event for juniors and seniors

by Isha Moorjani, News Editor September 7, 2021

The Student Diversity Coalition (SDC) gave a presentation to juniors and seniors in the Auxiliary Gym on Friday about Challenge Day, which will be held on Friday, Sept. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m....

Anishka Raina (12) takes a selfie with her friends on Davis Field. Senior Sunrise began at 6 a.m. on Monday on Davis Field.

Class of 2022 partakes in annual Senior Sunrise tradition

by Irene Yuan, Co-Managing Editor August 24, 2021

The Class of 2022 convened on Davis Field at 6 a.m. Monday morning to participate in the annual senior tradition of watching the sunrise together on the first day of classes. The senior council worked...

Upper school history teacher Mark Janda speaks about African American history during an Introduction to Social Justice class on Feb. 2. I hope [students] take away agency [from this class], Janda said. I hope they take away a sense of how they can participate and change their world.

New semester electives offer unique opportunities for students in the 2020-21 academic year

by Isha Moorjani, Asst. News Editor February 10, 2021

The upper school offered eight new semester electives this year, providing students with the opportunity to further explore various interests and hobbies in an academic setting. These new courses include ...

The upper school Main office building.

English teacher leaves upper school, handing over classes

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief January 26, 2020

English teacher Dr. Anne Douglas will not be returning to the upper school for the second semester. Her two sections of AP English Literature will be taught by English teacher Nikolai Slivka, and her sophomore...

Alyssa Tomberg (10) looks over the food options laid out on the long, foldable table that one family brought. Sophomores and their families gathered at Vasona Park this past Sunday for a BBQ potluck.

Families gather at park for first-ever Class of 2022 picnic

by Emily Tan, Winged Post Assistant Features Editor September 27, 2019

As Liza Shchegrov (10) and her brother threw a foam missile football back-and-forth at the top of a lush green hill that overlooked a sparkling lake, a group of elementary and middle schoolers fawned over...

Spanish teacher Diana Moss presents her opening argument in the life raft debate, held in Nichols Auditorium on Jan. 29. The debate, organized by juniors Grant Miner and Evan Cheng, asked five teachers from five different subjects to persuade audience members that their respective discipline is the most practical in a life-or-death situation.

First life raft debate puts five teachers’ fields of study to the test

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor January 29, 2019

In the first "life raft debate" hosted by juniors Grant Miner and Evan Cheng during lunch on Jan. 29, upper school teachers Christopher Hurshman, Anthony Silk, Diana Moss, Andrew Irvine and Julie Wheeler...

English teacher Christopher Hurshman listens keenly as a student offers a question.

English teacher hosts session on Adulting 101

by Eric Fang, News Editor January 23, 2019

English teacher Christopher Hurshman hosted an Adulting 101 session at 12:45 pm during long lunch today. Among other topics, they discussed friendships, interpersonal boundaries, and the support of those...

Christopher Hurshman accepts role as freshman dean

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor January 23, 2019

English teacher Christopher Hurshman will become dean of the freshman Class of 2022 next school year as current freshman dean Jeffrey Draper will shift to heading the Class of 2023. After the Class of...

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