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A stack of SAT-prep books. The College Board announced that administration of SAT Subject Tests and the optional SAT Essay would be eliminated on Tuesday.

College Board discontinues SAT Subject Tests, optional SAT Essay to streamline pandemic services

by Aditya Singhvi, Aquila Co-Managing Editor January 20, 2021

The College Board announced yesterday that they will eliminate SAT Subject Tests and the optional essay component of the SAT and investing in creating a flexible, online version of the regular SAT examination.  “The...

SAT and ACT prep books lie on a shelf. A judge in Alameda County ruled that the University of California must immediately cease considering SAT and ACT scores in admissions and scholarship decisions.

UCs must go test-blind, Alameda judge rules

by Arushi Saxena and Aditya Singhvi September 4, 2020

An Alameda County Superior Court judge ruled in a preliminary injunction on Sept. 1 that the University of California system must immediately bar all use of SAT and ACT test scores for scholarship and...

Boston University is one of several colleges offering extensive online resources for prospective and admitted students.  These involve interactive video chats through Zoom or other platforms that involve Q&A sessions.

Senior spring online: making the most out of virtual college visits

by Gloria Zhang, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief April 19, 2020

Congratulations! *Cue the confetti* After months of waiting for “an update to your application status”, seniors, we finally reached the moment to embark on our college adventure. Yet, instead...

Columbia University last February. Columbia is one of several schools that has decided to cancel its admissions events as a part of new procedures that have emerged after the ongoing spread of the coronavirus.

Colleges cancel classes and international travel to minimize risk of coronavirus

by Varsha Rammohan, Managing Editor March 11, 2020

As more information is released about the closure of universities and colleges around the United States, this article will be updated with the latest news. Check Harker Aquila for continuous coverage. This...

Stephen Hughes ('12), Nick Nguyen ('15), Sheridan Tobin ('15) and Raghav Jain ('16) talk about their college lifestyles during a LIFE meeting for the seniors last Wednesday. The discussion was moderated by seniors Radhika Jain and Adhya Hoskote.

Students attend LIFE assemblies, meet with Eagle Buddies

by Saahil Thoppay, Reporter November 19, 2019

 Freshmen, sophomore and seniors attended LIFE assemblies on Wednesday while the juniors went to the Bucknall campus for Eagle Buddies.  The freshman assembly in Nichols Auditorium was a presentation...

Harvard running back DeMarkes Stradford makes a move before carrying the ball past blockers on the line of scrimmage.

Up close and personal: On the sidelines of a college football game

by Muthu Panchanatham, Sports Reporter November 19, 2019

As my brother, my cousin and I walked through the tall black gates protecting Princeton University’s stadium, an eruption of wild cheering emerged, signaling a Princeton first down. A sea of orange filled...

In the verdict of a lawsuit claiming that Harvard University discriminates against Asian American applicants, the judge in the trial ruled on Oct. 1 in favor of Harvard’s admissions practices and defended the use of race-conscious admissions in ensuring diversity on college campuses.

Judge rules in favor of Harvard in affirmative action battle

by Eric Fang and Sara Yen October 21, 2019

In the midst of college application season, the results of a lawsuit claiming that Harvard University discriminates against Asian American applicants have sparked conversation among upper school students,...

Editorial: Race-conscious admissions maintain diversity in college

Editorial: Race-conscious admissions maintain diversity in college

by Editorial Board October 20, 2019

Two weeks ago, Judge Allison Burroughs ruled that Harvard University’s use of race in the college admissions process is legal and not discriminatory against Asian Americans as was alleged by the group...

Kick Back with Kushal: California does right by collegiate athletes

Kick Back with Kushal: California does right by collegiate athletes

by Kushal Shah, Sports Columnist October 16, 2019

On Sept. 30, free labor in California’s college athletics programs finally came to a close with California’s newly instituted “Fair Pay to Play Act,” also known as Senate Bill 206. Of course, while...

This College Starter Pack lists items seniors might want for college. In this article, alumni offer advice to the seniors about what they wish they knew before coming to college.

College here I come!

by Erica Cai, Esha Gohil, Saloni Shah, and Alysa Suleiman May 23, 2019

In just a few months, a quarter of the Harker Upper School population will be heading off to college, into the great beyond. To prepare our beloved seniors for the next stage of their journeys, seasoned...

Juniors Simar Bajaj and Jai Bahri read the program, waiting for the ceremony to begin. At Baccalaureate, the school welcomes the rising seniors to be the future leaders on campus next year.

Seniors and juniors celebrate close of school year with annual Baccalaureate ceremony

by Erica Cai and Anna Vazhaeparambil May 23, 2019

Students of the class of 2019 and 2020 gathered in the quad with parents and faculty on yesterday for the annual Baccalaureate ceremony, an event where the current senior class passes down their responsibility...

Heart of Harker: Lessons in stress and pressure

Heart of Harker: Lessons in stress and pressure

by Joanna Lin, Alumna Guest Writer April 25, 2019

You’ll never get there. Right now, all that matters is college. Once you get in (and you WILL get in), it’s internships, grad school, med school. And afterwards, your own lab, your own practice, your...

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