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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Michael Chang (11) drives the play across the floor flanked by his teammates. Varsity boys basketball kicked off their season with a strong home win over Yerba Buena High School, scoring 83-28 in their first unofficial league game on Tuesday.

Varsity boys basketball team dominates Yerba Buena High School 83-28

by Jessica Tang and Brandon Zau November 27, 2022

Varsity boys basketball kicked off their season with a strong home win over Yerba Buena High School, scoring 83-28 in their first unofficial league game on Tuesday.  The Eagles opened the first quarter...

Bowen Xia dribbles through Aptos High School defenders at the varsity boys basketball teams scrimmage on Nov. 19. Point guard Bowen Xia (10) made multiple two pointers in the second quarter.

Varsity boys basketball wins two quarters in season’s second scrimmage

by Isabella Lo and Katerina Matta November 26, 2022

Boys varsity basketball won two out of four quarters against Aptos High School at home on Nov. 19.  Aptos started strong in the first quarter, scoring the first six points and ending the quarter up...

The upper school celebrates its 25th anniversary this year after its founding in 1998. It began with 90 students who comprised the first graduating class of 2002 and a small-sized faculty of 12 to 15 members.

Happy birthday, Eagles: Commemorating 25 years of upper school history

by Ananya Sriram, Co-Features Editor October 30, 2022

Baggy sweatshirts and pants with large pockets. Frosh playing at a pool table. A volleyball team posing with cones of ice cream. A class of 90 students posing for a photo with bright smiles on their faces....

Rohan Gorti (12) rushes past a defender at the varsity football teams Homecoming Game on Saturday. Rohan ran the ball from the left sideline to score the Eagles first touchdown of the night.

Live Coverage: Harker football faces Delta Charter for Homecoming game

FINAL SCORE: Eagles 48, Dragons 20 8: 45 p.m. The Dragons kneel out the clock. The Eagles win 48-20.   8: 40 p.m. Dragons' touchdown and successful 2 point conversion brings the score...

Eyes trained on the ball, Sydney Adler (12) swims towards a Wildcat. Varsity girls water polo fell to Los Gatos 8-13 at home on Sept. 22.

Varsity girls water polo team concedes 8-13 match to Los Gatos

Varsity girls water polo fell to Los Gatos 8-13 at home on Sept. 22, initiating a second half comeback but ultimately falling short of victory to bring their league record to 5-3. “We definitely did...

Emily Mitnick (10) tips a ball over the net in the varsity girls volleyball teams game on Thursday. The team defeated Eastside in three sets.

Varsity girls volleyball team triumphs over Eastside in three sets

by Felix Chen, Vika Gautham, Andrew Liang, and Aishani Singh September 27, 2022

The girls varsity volleyball team defeated Eastside on Thursday in a home game, winning all three sets 25-7, 25-10 and 25-9. Harker quickly took the advantage in the first set, with Claire Kampmeier...

Pressured by a Castilleja gator, senior Kyra Hawk passes the ball to a fellow teammate to allow Harker to be in a scoring position. The varsity girls water polo team fell to Castilleja in a close match on Tuesday.

Varsity girls water polo team falls just short to Castilleja in 13-14 loss

by Brandon Zau and Kevin Zhang September 25, 2022

The varsity girls water polo team lost a close match to Castilleja 13-14 in a fourth quarter thriller at home on Tuesday. Harker trailed by two points at the end of the first quarter, but the girls’...

Norah Mehanna (10) crouches to return the opponents serve at the varsity girls volleyball game against Westmont High School on Sept. 15. The girls lost in a close five-set game.

Varsity girls volleyball team loses to Westmont High School in close five-set game

by Shareen Chahal, Reporter September 25, 2022

The varsity girls volleyball team fell to Westmont High School on Sept. 15 at home 21-25, 25-19, 20-25, 25-12 and 7-15. The Eagles began the first set with a strong lead and initially pulled ahead with...

Anushka Mehrotra (12) and Medini Halepete (11) fist bump each other after finishing practice sets during tennis practice. Following the girls tennis teams Northern California Section I championships last year, the team faces lofty expectations for the coming season.

Varsity girls tennis team looks to repeat historic wins

by Katerina Matta and Gemma Chan September 22, 2022

Following their success last year, where they won not only California Central Coast Section league but also the Northern California Section I championships, the upper school Girls Varsity Tennis team faces...

Harker stands at the line of scrimmage before the start of a play. The upper school football team defeated Burton High School with a score of 58-0 on Friday at Davis Field.

Eagles defeat Burton High 58-0 in ‘blackout’ home game

by Emma Milner, Hima Thota, Young Min, Sidak Sanghari, and Edward Huang September 19, 2022

The upper school varsity football team dominated Burton High School with a score of 58-0 at their “blackout” home game on Friday. The Eagles took the lead in the first quarter, scoring three touchdowns....

Junior varsity girls volleyball libero Aline Grinespan (9) waits for the ball during their game on Thursday. The Eagles defeated Pinewood in two sets, starting their league record at 1-0.

Junior varsity girls volleyball team bests Pinewood in two sets

by Emma Milner, Hima Thota, Young Min, and Margaret Cartee September 19, 2022

The junior varsity girls volleyball team defeated Pinewood School 25-21, 25-10 at a home game on Thursday, starting their league record at 1-0. The girls began the match with the serve, but lost the...

Harker defenders tackle a San Jose High School player at the football game on Friday. The Eagles defeated the San Jose Bulldogs in their home opener, 27-16.

Football team wins in home opener against San Jose High

by Aishani Singh, Sidak Sanghari, Sally Zhu, and Kinnera Mulam September 12, 2022

The varsity football team dominated San Jose High School 27-16 in their first home game on Friday at 7:30 p.m., bringing their season record to 2-1.  With this highly-anticipated first home game of...

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