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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Downbeat members Isabella Ribeiro (12), Shayla He (12), Varun Bhupathi (11), Simon Kirjner (10), Ian Ogden (12) and Ethan Liu (12) perform Levitating by Dua Lipa during the school meeting. The performance served as a goodbye for Downbeats seniors.

School Meeting 5/1: New leadership, Walk for Water and Downbeat

by Jessica Hu, Co-News Editor May 5, 2024

Associated Student Body president Daniel Lin (12) opened the last school meeting of the year on Wednesday.  He played a video from the newly elected ASB leadership, who expressed their excitement for...

Academic counselor Jonah Alves guards an opponent in a teacher-student basketball match during the school meeting on Feb. 22. The faculty team Alves was a member of, Below the Rim, placed third overall.

School Meeting 2/22: Make Our Schools Safe, DECA advocacy month and basketball

by Margaret Cartee and Felix Chen March 2, 2024

Associated Student Body President Daniel Lin opened the school meeting on Feb. 22. Make Our Schools Safe Treasurer Anoushka Chakravarty announced that Feb. 14 marked the sixth year since the Parkland...

Conservatory representatives announce the dance productions show times on Friday and Saturday and encourage students to attend. They also highlighted the Orchestra performance at the Green Music Center in Sonoma County on Thursday.

School Meeting 1/23: Kicks Against Cancer, CareerConnect, student exhibitions

by Jessica Wang, Co-Opinions Editor January 29, 2024

Associated Student Body President Daniel Lin (12) opened the school meeting on Jan. 23 and apologized for technical difficulties regarding the projector, which was unable to play videos and made the slides...

Harker Conservatory representatives present Conservatory Student of the Month Cantilena singer Juhi Madala (12) with a crown. Conservatory representatives also invited everyone to attend the 2024 Dance Production.

School meeting 1/17: Campus animals, Winter Ball, lockdown protocol

by Felix Chen, Co-News Editor January 22, 2024

Associated Student Body Vice President Ella Lan (12) opened the first school meeting of the second semester on Wednesday.  Sophomores Ashley Mo and Aline Grinspan of Students for Ethical Treatment...

Middle school dance team High Voltage performs to a remix of Wham!s Last Christmas. A total of seven groups from Harker performed at Spirit of the Row.

Harker performing arts groups shine bright at ‘Spirit of the Row’ celebration

by Ariana Goetting, Alison Yang, and Gabe Sachse December 31, 2023

Lights strewn across the Santana Row Christmas tree bathe spectators’ faces. Murmuring in anticipation, the crowd surrounds the stage as two students clad in sparkling gold dresses and black scarves...

Sergeant Hing, portrayed by Thomas Campisi (10), gives a monologue to to other members of the Tectonic Theater Project in this years fall play The Laramie Project. The production performed in three shows and presented the murder of gay student Matthew Shepard and its aftermath.

A murder and a message

by Jessica Wang and Jonathan Szeto November 7, 2023

Trigger warning: This article involves topics including assault and death. We advise readers who may be sensitive about these topics to reconsider reading this piece. A pale-yellow spotlight illuminates...

Iris Fu (12) performs the emergency room scene for The Laramie Project. This years fall play will perform from Oct. 26 to 28.

Conservatory kicks off new year with audition action

by Alison Yang and Claire Yu October 5, 2023

The frenzy of audition season brought actors, singers and dancers back to the Rothschild Performing Arts Center (RPAC). Fall Play auditions for Moises Kaufman and the Members of the Tectonic Theater’s...

Upper school biology teacher Matthew Harley invites students and faculty to vote for Arjun Gurjar (12)s video for the 2023 Breakthrough Junior Challenge during school meeting on Friday. The Breakthrough Junior Challenge is a science video competition, and Arjun could win a $100,000 prize for Harker if his entry advances to the final round.

School meeting recap 9/8/23: Academic updates, Mock Trial and Club Fair

by Shareen Chahal and Lily Shi September 12, 2023

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Daniel Lin (12) opened the third school meeting of the year on Friday. Assistant Upper School Division Head Kelly Horan announced several academic updates, including...

Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT) announces the annual Spirit Kickoff during school meeting on Aug. 28 in the Zhang Gymnasium. The Spirit Kickoff took place on Friday in the Quad from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

School meeting recap 8/28/23: Artist in Residence, Spirit Kickoff and safety protocols

by Charlize Wang September 5, 2023

Associated Student Body (ASB) president Daniel Lin (12) opened the second school meeting of the year on Aug. 28.  Upper school art teacher Brian Caponi announced the Visual Arts Department’s 2023-24...

Conservatory members Jason Shim (11), Luke Mehta (12), Shareen Chahal (12), Sam Parupudi (11) and Iris Cai (11) announce the Conservatory Kickoff during the school meeting on Tuesday. I will be giving you your fresh, funky musical theater and theater news along with my colleague Shareen! Jason said.

School meeting recap 8/22/23: Athletics, Conservatory Kickoff and “Guess the song”

by Isabella Lo and Alison Yang August 28, 2023

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Daniel Lin (12) opened the first school meeting of the year on Tuesday. Performing Arts Production Manager Brian Larsen began the meeting by discussing the basics...

Downbeat performs a set during the school meeting on Monday as a preview of their concert yesterday. The group recently placed fourth at the International Championship of High School A Capella quarter finals, with Dance captain Samvita Gautam (12) winning Best Student Choreographer.

School meeting recap 4/17/23: Earth Week, Downbeat and new ASB council

by Anika Maji, Copy Editor April 22, 2023

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Kris Estrada (12) opened the school meeting on Monday, noting it was the last school meeting members of the class of 2023 would attend in high school. Kris then...

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