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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

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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...

Clarice Wang (10) and Melody Luo (10) chat about past experiences at DECA conferences while waiting for the opening ceremony to start last Friday evening.

Harker DECA attends Silicon Valley conference, second conference of 2019-2020 season

by Emily Tan, Asst. Features Editor January 15, 2020

After months of preparation, 116 upper school students, accompanied by 8 faculty chaperones, competed at this year’s Silicon Valley District Career Development Conference (SVCDC) at the Santa Clara Marriott...

The juniors cheer after winning a point against the seniors in the final round of the “Hustle for Muscle” volleyball tournament hosted by Harker DECA and spirit on Nov. 21. The tournament and proceeds from food sales were part of a fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

“Hustle for Muscle”: Harker DECA and spirit host fundraiser through volleyball tournament

by Emily Tan, Assistant Features Editor November 28, 2019

During lunch on Nov. 21, Harker DECA and Harker spirit jointly hosted the “Hustle for Muscle” volleyball tournament fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in the Athletic Center. Students...

Sophia Gottfried (11) spoke on behalf of Harker Philosophy club, announcing a screening of “Monty Python’s Life of Brian” next Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Charles Shuttleworth’s room.

School meeting recap 11/7/19: Choral concert, DECA club week, and math competitions

by Lucy Ge, Assistant News Editor November 10, 2019

Avi Gulati (12) started off the school meeting yesterday by welcoming back those who were absent from school on Wednesday. “Tuesday’s announcement was definitely unsettling for our community,”...

Glass presents the new officer team, lined up onstage in the Nichols auditorium. The 2019-2020 officer team consisted of 12 members.

Harker DECA concludes 2018-2019 season with banquet celebration

by Alysa Suleiman, Reporter June 3, 2019

Harker DECA hosted one of their two annual end-of-the-year events, the banquet celebration, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. last Thursday in the Nichols Atrium. DECA parent night, the other end-of-the-year event...

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