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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

Art Club officers Emma Li (10) and Laurel Davies (12) and Student Diversity Coalition Leader Dina Ande (12) draw in chalk outside of the Rothschild Performing Arts Center on Friday. Students responded in chalk to the prompt What do you hope to see in the future?

Culture Week Days 4 and 5: Students collaborate on chalk mural, mark countries of origin

by Janam Chahal and Lily Shi March 2, 2024

Upper school students contributed to a school-wide collaborative art piece outside of the Rothschild Performing Arts Center during lunch on Friday, marking the end of Culture Week’s activities. Student...

Alicia Ran (11), Mina Okamoto (12), Yifan Li (11) and Harshini Chaturvedula (12) smile and pose for a photo together. Many students wore traditional attire from their cultures to celebrate Culture Day.

Culture Week Day 3: Students explore culture and cuisine through booths and food trucks

by Janam Chahal and Lily Shi February 29, 2024

Upper school students and faculty visited student-run culture booths inside the Auxiliary Gym and tasted various cuisines from food trucks outside the Rothschild Performing Arts Center for Wednesday’s...

Spencer Mak (12) orders food at Fresh Catch Poke outside of the Rothschild Performing Arts Center. Fresh Catch Poke ran out of ingredients at 12:40 p.m. and made 57 more orders than initially planned.

Culture week food trucks close early due to food shortage

by Margaret Cartee and Felix Chen February 28, 2024

All four food trucks offered to students and faculty at Culture Week on Wednesday ran out of food during lunch, resulting in some students not receiving food in time or eating at Manzanita instead. Culture...

Riya Samuel (9) and Ivanya Sadana (9) dance to a Bollywood routine during Mondays assembly. The Student Diversity Coalition opened the showcase by introducing culture week and promoting events later in the week like a chalk art activity.

Culture Week Days 1 and 2: Students showcase diverse performances in cultural assembly

by Janam Chahal and Lily Shi February 28, 2024

Upper school students commenced Culture Week by sharing their cultural traditions through song, dance and poetry during an assembly in the Athletic Center on Monday.  Student Diversity Coalition leaders...

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...

Over 100 students and faculty attended the second Challenge Day of the year, a community-building event that took place last Friday in the Zhang Gym. “Challenge Day represents values that I think are important, including the idea that the most important parts of our lives are things we don’t often share,” upper school English teacher Christopher Hurshman said.

Community connections strengthen during underclassmen Challenge Day

by Emma Gao, Co-News Editor March 11, 2023

Over 100 students and faculty attended the second Challenge Day of the year, a community-building event that took place March 3 in the Zhang Gym. The upper school held this month’s Challenge Day,...

Student Diversity Coalition (SDC) representatives Ariana Gauba (10) and Fern Biswas (10) speak about Culture Week, which took place from Feb. 27 to March 3. Culture Week featured cultural performances from members of the Harker community, cultural visual arts and culture booths.

School meeting recap 2/23/23: United Voices, ReCreate Reading and Culture Week

by Felix Chen, Asst. News Editor March 9, 2023

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Kris Estrada (12) opened the school meeting on Feb. 23 by remarking on the date's resemblance to the senior class’s year of graduation.  Dean of Students Kevin...

Members of the Wilt advisory watch an announcement from Art Club during the school meeting last Friday. The meeting covered topics including the Ukraine Task Force Fundraising Initiative, upcoming spring musical and Quad mural.

School meeting recap 3/18/22: Ukraine fundraiser, Spirit painting kickoff and Drowsy Chaperone

by Selina Xu, Co-Asst. Multimedia Editor March 24, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) Secretary Spencer Cha (12) opened the last Zoom school meeting of the year last Friday.   Spencer began with an update on the Ukraine Task Force Fundraiser initiative,...

Music Monday is a new installation featuring a different category of songs on a weekly basis.

Music Monday: Celebrate Culture Week with Aquila

by Sabrina Zhu, STEM Editor February 28, 2022

Music Monday features a different category of songs on a weekly basis. Each Monday, Harker Aquila will release seven songs, one song for each day of the week The Student Diversity Committee is hosting...

Upper school biology teacher Jeff Suttons advisory watch the school meeting via Zoom this Tuesday. After the meeting, students underwent the first iteration of weekly COVID-19 testing.

School meeting recap 1/25/22: Culture Week, Valentine’s Grams and Chinese New Year festivities

by Julie Shi, Reporter January 28, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) president Dawson Chen (12) started the school meeting this Tuesday. The Student Diversity Coalition (SDC) announced Culture Week would be held from Feb. 21 to Feb. 25 and...

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