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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

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...

Caden Ruan (10) holds a container of ice cream syrup outside of Manzanita Hall during the DECA Ice Cream Social on Nov. 3. DECA month celebrations continue with the final Hustle for Muscle volleyball games happening in the Athletic Center on Tuesday.

DECA celebrates participation in DECA through ice cream social and more

by Vivek Moorjani, Katie Tcheng, and Gabe Sachse November 13, 2023

Harker DECA held an ice cream social in honor of DECA month outside of Manzanita Hall on Nov. 3 after school.  Every November, DECA affiliates throughout North America celebrate their membership in...

ASB Student Events Committee members Ella Lan (12), Ameera Ramzan (9), Sam Parupudi (11), Amishi Gupta (10) and Shareen Chahal (12) remind students about Chellaween on Tuesday during the school meeting. Chellaween featured singing and dancing acts from students and teachers in the quad during long lunch on Tuesday.

School meeting 10/31/23: Chellaween, DECA kickoff, game night

by Emma Li, Reporter November 6, 2023

Associated Student Body (ASB) Secretary Cynthia Wang (12) broke the news that the projector was broken and that slides and videos could not be projected.  ASB president Daniel Lin (12) wished students...

DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) competitors roam the convention center hallways and exhibit booths on April 23. During the conference, many schools and organizations set up booths to network with students from around the globe.

Business enthusiasts attend DECA International Career Development Conference in Orlando

by Edward Huang, Winged Post Co-Managing Editor May 11, 2023

Five chaperones and 42 upper school students participated in the 2023 DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Orlando, Florida from April 21 to 26.  The conference featured over...

Upper School Head Paul Barsky thanks the students involved in various school events, including the cast and crew of the fall play and those in the athletics program. He also delivered announcements about the new crosswalk and the Eagle Store.

School meeting recap 10/28/22: Messages from administration, Halloween festivities and club announcements

by Shareen Chahal, Asst. News Editor November 1, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) Vice President Gordon Chen (12) welcomed students and faculty to the school meeting on Friday and sent the seniors best wishes for their college applications. Upper School...

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...

Spencer Mak (10) and Adrian Liu (10) block a hit from Vishnu Kannan (12) during the sophomores versus senior match in the “Hustle for Muscle” volleyball tournament. The seniors won the game 15-11.

‘Hustle for Muscle’ raises awareness of muscular dystrophy

by Katelyn Zhao and Ananya Sriram November 22, 2021

Freshman, sophomore, junior, senior and faculty teams faced off in the annual “Hustle for Muscle” volleyball tournament hosted by Harker DECA and Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT) during lunch last...

Alex Lan (11), Cynthia Wang (10), Eric Li (9) and Kailash Ranganathan (12) from the ASB Community Service Committee introduced Thanksgiving grams, which were sold on Thursday and Friday, with a short skit. Each gram includes chocolate, stickers, stationery and a personalized message for $3 as a way to show gratitude throughout the community.

School meeting recap 11/4/21: DECA Month, Thanksgiving grams and spirit standings

by Medha Yarlagadda, Reporter November 7, 2021

Associated Student Body (ASB) president Dawson Chen (12) started off the school meeting on Thursday by introducing DECA officers Catherine He (12), Shreeya Merchia (10) and Claire Luo (10), who talked...

The sophomore class sits on the gym floor while members of the junior class, senior class and faculty sit on the bleachers during school meeting yesterday. The freshmen were absent from the school meeting due to freshman student council speeches taking place at the same time.

School meeting recap 9/29/21: Homecoming week, Student Directed Showcase and CareerConnect

by Anika Maji, Reporter September 30, 2021

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Dawson Chen (12) began the meeting. The freshman class was not present in order to listen to freshman class council election speeches held in the Patil Theater....

Freshmen mentees listen to mentor Sujith Pakala (12) discuss how to edit their executive plan. DECA Launch began on Saturday afternoon and continued throughout Sunday.

DECA kicks off school year with DECA Launch

by Tiffany Chang, TALON Academics Editor August 18, 2021

Designed to expose incoming freshmen to the Harker DECA, DECA officers brought together 67 freshmen for the annual DECA launch, which was held at the upper school over the weekend of Aug. 14. The launch...

“Happening at Harker” is a new Aquila repeater which offers compilations of events occurring in the Harker community a few times a week.

Happening at Harker 11/6: ‘Carstume’ Contest, fire relief fundraiser videos and letters to COVID-19 responders

by Lucy Ge, Winged Post News Editor November 6, 2020

“Happening at Harker” is a new Aquila repeater to be published a couple times a week with a compilation of upcoming events and opportunities. Through this repeater, Aquila hopes to provide a one-stop-shop...

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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