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

Committed senior athletes pose for a picture at signing day, wearing their respective college apparel. They took photos with family, friends and audience members after the ceremony.

Student athletes sign off to future in ceremony

by Emma Milner, Co-Sports Editor May 3, 2023

Nine seniors were honored by the upper school athletic department during the college signing ceremony in the Zhang Gymnasium at 12:45 p.m. on April 25.  Upper School Athletic Director Dan Molin started...

“Golf is a controversial sport with stereotypes attached to it. Growing up, I was always embarrassed to say I [play] golf because of that. Being an Asian girl in the sport is my way of trying to change the game and inspiring other people to hopefully get into golf. Its interesting when I have to play with others and I can hit further than any of them, and that’s when they start thinking that I’m somebody worthy to be their competition,” Claire Chen (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Swinging with style

by Katelyn Zhao, Sports Editor February 14, 2023

On any given day, Claire Chen (12) could be spotted wearing a neutral-colored knit, baggy pants and leather jacket paired with a messenger bag and black leather boots. Or a babydoll dress with cream and...

TEDx co-curator Medha Yarlagadda (11) and TEDx Public Relations Director Daniel Lin (11) speak to a parent. The upper school hosted Back to School day yesterday for parents to explore the campus and classes.

Back to School Day offers glimpse of student life

by Desiree Luo and Medha Yarlagadda September 11, 2022

Upper school parents attended the annual Back to School Day to familiarize themselves with classes, teachers and extracurriculars yesterday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Saratoga campus.  “[The...

Claire Chen (10) intently examines the target hole before her shot. Last year, Claire finished 3rd in CCS and 5th in NorCal for girls golf.

Apex: Built for the game

by Muthu Panchanatham, Co-Sports Editor December 22, 2020

A silence settles on the rich green grass as the golfer steps up to putt on the last hole of the course. With her eyes fixed on the pristine cylindrical divot, she measures the distance between the hole...

Golfers Natalie Vo (11) and Claire Chen (9) pose together during the state championships on Nov. 19. Claire tied for third place in the tournament, earning a final score of 73, two strokes over par.

Girls golf makes history at state championships

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor November 19, 2019

Varsity girls golfers Claire Chen (9) and Natalie Vo (11) made school history at the 2019 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Golf Championships on Tuesday, Nov. 19, marking an impressive...

Natalie Vo (11) putts during the girls matchup against Castilleja on Oct. 7.  Natalie and Claire Chen (9) qualified for the State Championship as individuals.

Two golfers qualify to State Championships

by Aditya Singhvi, Aquila Co-Sports Editor November 9, 2019

Two members of the girls' golf team, Natalie Vo (11) and Claire Chen (9), qualified as individuals to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Golf Championships by placing in the top nine...

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