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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

An illustration of some of our communitys favorite fall foods. Read the article and following recipes to see what fall foods three community members love to cook.

Pick of the patch: Community members share their favorite fall foods and recipes

by Young Min and Sabrina Zhu September 28, 2022

A slice of apple pie with a crispy, golden crust and a gooey, cinnamon-y filling. A perfectly tart and rich huckleberry sauce, spread atop a piece of pumpkin bread. A juicy chicken roast, surrounded by...

Charlie Major, owner of Bay Area cheesecake store Charlies Cheesecake Works, poses with a classic cheesecake. Major, who started the store 20 years ago, still runs the shop to this day, selling three varieties of cheesecakes in 40 unique flavors.

So you want to be a… cheesecake baker?

by Lavanya Subramanian, TALON Student Life Editor May 12, 2022

After Bay Area local Charlie Major retired 20 years ago, he didn’t take a conventional route of retiring. Instead, he started a new cheesecake business, setting up Charlie’s Cheesecake Works right...

Upper school mathematics teacher Bradley Stoll holds a heart shaped paper cut-out with the word share painted over it. Ever since becoming vegan in 2014, Stoll has discovered new ways of cooking and sharing his baked goods with others.

Meet your teacher: Cooking for community

by Alena Suleiman and Edward Huang March 28, 2022

harkeraquila · Winged Post Audible: Cooking for community Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus BC and vegan desserts may appear an unlikely combination, but upper school mathematics teacher Bradley Stoll...

Nestled in the far corner of Cupertino Main Street Plaza, SomiSomi sells taiyaki, a Japanese fish shaped waffle with a red bean filling. However, SomiSomi blends American and Japanese desserts, offering a wider range of taiyaki fillings, including Nutella, custard or red bean, along with soft serve ice cream. 

Sweet treats to eat: the influence of Asian desserts

by Arely Sun and Emily Tan August 28, 2019

The Bay Area is a hub of immigrants, leading to a fusion of cultures in every aspect of life. One noticeable example of this “melting-pot” is the popularity of Asian desserts among people of all backgrounds....

The watermelon sago, mango tofu pudding and red bean soup with glutinous rice balls in their bright yellow bowls exemplify SweetHoneys theme of blending traditional with trendy. Each dish was priced at around $5 to $7.

SweetHoney puts a trendy spin on traditional Cantonese desserts

by Arely Sun, Reporter May 5, 2019

Nestled between Creamistry and an abandoned suite around the outside ring of buildings of Cupertino Village is SweetHoney, a trendy Cantonese dessert cafe. The playlist of the cafe consists of American...

A traditional blend of flavors, the matcha and red bean Taiyaki ice cream is the perfect treat for a warm day–or even a cold one. The fruity pebbles and rainbow sprinkles provide a photo-savvy burst of color.

SomiSomi creates a trendy twist on a traditional Korean dessert

by Alysa Suleiman and Arely Sun April 15, 2019

Nestled in the far corner of Cupertino Main Street Plaza, SomiSomi is a small, simple nook in a row of tall beige buildings that sells a mouthwatering treat known as taiyaki, an originally Japanese fish...

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