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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

Volunteer Jonny Xue (11) calls on an HMI participant during a Fermi estimation contest before the awards ceremony. All of the questions had to do with Om Nom, the green monster from the Cut the Rope mobile game and HMIs unofficial mascot.

Record-high 405 participants attend student-run Harker Math Invitational

by Jessica Hu, Assistant Copy Editor March 18, 2024

Four hundred and five students from 19 schools competed in the 23rd Diana Nichols Harker Math Invitational, a student-run math contest for middle schoolers, on March 9 at the Harker middle school campus. HMI...

Attendees of the research club take part in a mock-science fair in preparation for Synopsys on March 7. Synopsys is the Santa Clara County regional research championship.

Research Club holds Synopsys Championship preparation meeting

by Vivek Moorjani, HoH Profiler March 18, 2024

Research Club held a mock science fair on March 7 in upper school physics and science research teacher Chris Spenner’s room in preparation for the Synopsys Science and Technology Championship. Around...

Tap Club members learn the Shim Sham, a classic tap routine. The Shim Sham was first introduced by tap dancers Willie Bryant and Leonard Reed in 1928.

Tapping into tradition: Tap Club explores Shim Sham

by Ashley Mo, Assistant STEM Editor February 28, 2024

Tap Club president Sanaa Bhorkar (11) introduced four members to a tap combination called the Shim Sham in the dance room on Thursday during long lunch.  Sanaa started off by going over the basic steps,...

Samuel Tong (10) fills out his answer form for the 2024 NACLO competition in Nichols Auditorium on Jan. 25. “It was a fun experience even though the questions were a little challenging, and I got the opportunity to do some critical thinking, Samuel said.

Students compete in annual national linguistics competition

by Jonathan Szeto, Assistant News Editor February 3, 2024

Twenty-nine students participated in the North American Computational Linguistics Open Competition in the Nichols Auditorium from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Jan. 25. The three-hour exam, which included eight...

Ethan Guan (11) writes out the roles that club members could volunteer for at the film club meeting. The intricacies of making film makes it such a beautiful process, Ethan said. Its a combination of so many art forms, and because of that, you can have so many different emotional tones involved.

Club Corner: Film club hosts second annual short film selection

by Mendy Mao, Assistant Copy Editor December 6, 2023

Film Club officers picked a to-be-titled drama by Sophie Pellet (10) for their second film production in English teacher Christopher Hurshman’s room during lunch on Monday.  This is the second year...

Harker Junior Classical League members sit in bleachers during the Ludi General Assembly on Nov. 4 at Saint Francis Catholic High School. Students participated in a variety of activities like certamen, a classics-themed quiz bowl, and art competitions. (Provided by Lisa Masoni)

Club Corner: Harker Junior Classical League attends Northern California Latin Convention

by Felix Chen, Co-News Editor November 27, 2023

Harker Latin students and Junior Classical League (JCL) members attended the 2023 annual Northern California JCL gathering ​Ludi Novembres at St. Francis Catholic High School on Nov. 4.  At Ludi,...

Ritu Belani (12) discusses the Language and Linguistics Club with Anoushka Chakravarty (10) outside the Athletic Center (AC) during Club Fair on Tuesday. The Language and Linguistics Club hosts activities like the North American Computational Linguistics Open (NACLO) competition and language puzzles.

Club Fair connects students with new opportunities

by Margaret Cartee, Katie Tcheng, and Ram Batchu September 19, 2023

Upper school students showcased their student-run organizations to prospective members during Club Fair on Tuesday outside the Rothschild Performing Arts Center (RPAC). This year’s Club Fair featured...

A parent converses with athletics department representative Vyom Vidyarthi (11) at the Harker athletics booth during Back-to-School Day on Saturday. Club and organization representatives, including faculty and students, set up booths outside the Rothschild Performing Arts Center (RPAC) Saturday morning.

Annual upper school Back to School Day bridges parent to teacher connections

by Ashley Mo, Vivek Moorjani, and Ananya Sriram September 10, 2023

Upper school faculty, students and parents attended the annual Back to School Day to take a glimpse at daily student life at the Saratoga campus on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Back to School...

Divya Venkat (11) explains the goals of Make Our Schools Safe, a nonprofit organization devoted to combating gun violence. “The personalities of the people running the stands [were what drew me in],” Ryder Hewitt (9) said. “I got the vibe of the whole club. When I saw very invested, excited people, it made me more invested in their clubs.

75 clubs share new initiatives at annual Club Fair

by Shiv Deokar and Ella Yee September 19, 2022

Students visited different booths set up by clubs and organizations at this year’s Club Fair, which took place in front of the Rothschild Performing Arts Center (RPAC) during lunch on Thursday. The...

Harker Journalism strategic introduce themselves at Tuesdays school meeting. This years first school meeting included presentations by Model UN, Conservatory, HarkerDev, journalism and athletics.

School meeting recap 8/23/22: First week of school, performing arts and fall sports updates

by Shareen Chahal and Claire Zhao August 26, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Kris Estrada (12) began the first school meeting of the 2022-23 school year on Tuesday.  Model UN Secretary Generals Mir Bahri (12) and Krish Maniar (12) performed...

Talk around campus: Club showcase

Talk around campus: Club showcase

by Jessica Tang and Katie Wang August 19, 2021

In light of a new year, club officers are looking to take advantage of an in-person campus after adapting to an online setting during the 2020-21 school year. Some have used the summer to explore, improve...

Director of Roleplays Anika Muddu (10) teaches how to prepare for and present a roleplay at DECA Launch. “The conference experience was mainly something that we might be missing out [on] because the preparation for DECA can be done over Zoom or you can Facetime, but the in-conference experience is something that I don’t think we’ll get to convey to the freshmen this year,” Harker DECA CEO Lisa Barooah said. Everyone who’s ever done DECA can tell you the conferences are the most fun part.”

Extracurricular activities and programs transition to remote learning

by Isha Moorjani, Winged Post Asst. News Editor September 10, 2020

With the 2020-21 school year beginning remotely, both students and faculty are experiencing the changes that come with having extracurricular activities online. Many of these extracurriculars relied on...

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