The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

A house finch pinches a cherry blossom in its beak at the Washington Park Arboretum. The Washington Park Arboretum borders Lake Washington and is home to finches, ducks, turtles and other wildlife.

3 days in Seattle: Glass, crab, blossoms and more

by Claire Zhao, Co-STEM Editor May 31, 2023

It’s my first time in Seattle, Washington –– the bustling city of coffee, greenery, planes, cherry blossoms, Pike Place, the Space Needle and tempestuous weather. All it took was a simple itinerary...

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...

Despite their small number, Harker’s Latinx population continues to display the rich layers of their culture. Through hosting events such as La Noche Cultural on March 11 and celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 with special dishes at Fresh Mex and paper decorations on bulletin boards around campus, they’ve allowed the larger Harker community to sample the vibrant art and accomplishments of Latinx and Hispanic people.

‘It’s about the culture, it’s about all we bring to this country’

by Kinnera Mulam, Emma Gao, Trisha Iyer, and Sarah Mohammed June 2, 2022

“Let’s head over to Manzanita!” As the last note of the bell rings, students pour out of second period, rushing from buildings across campus to the cafeteria. Chatter fills the air as a long column...

LA restaurant recommendations: Food that fulfills and decor that delights

LA restaurant recommendations: Food that fulfills and decor that delights

by Sally Zhu and Lakshmi Mulgund April 9, 2022

LOS ANGELES – Harker Aquila visited three Los Angeles-based restaurants during a trip to the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention. From Pasadena to Downtown LA to West Hollywood, these...

Head chef of Korean fusion joint K’grill Kyung Yoon points at the menu board. K’grill is located on the fourth floor of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.

Hotel hotspots: LA hotel features food and hospitality

by Alysa Suleiman, Irene Yuan, Sally Zhu, and Erica Cai April 9, 2022

LOS ANGELES — Take a stroll down South Figueroa Street and you will find a towering 367-foot conference hotel boasting 35 stories and 40 meeting rooms: Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites. The largest...

Pacific Catchs Japanese Wasabi Original Ahi Poke ($16 for small, $19 for regular), which includes a wakame seaweed salad, sushi rice and Ahi poke, sits on a table. The restaurants Cupertino Main Street location operates from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

A fusion of Pacific flavors and fares

by Olivia Xu, Reporter January 28, 2022

Are you craving the soft tortilla and juicy fillings of a taco? Or do you hunger for some simple yet appetizing rolls of sushi? Or both?  At the heart of Cupertino’s Main Street Plaza resides Pacific...

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, Green Team hosted the multi-day long Harker EcoChallenge. Students and faculty members completed environmentally responsible tasks, like consuming meatless meals or travelling by bike, and submitted their accomplishments for points.

Global Reset: Food waste contributes to climate change

by Sabrina Zhu and Mark Hu May 19, 2021

Every year, $936 billion worth of food is wasted, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). These 1.3 billion tonnes, equivalent to one third of all food produced,...

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....

In lowercase serif font, Bone Kettle’s simple yet modern sign hangs in front of the restaurant. The eatery is located on 67 N Raymond Ave in Old Town Pasadena nearby the California Institute of Technology and the Metro Gold Line.

Bone Kettle serves fresh, bold Southeast Asian flavors

by Sara Yen, Assistant Features Editor March 9, 2019

As soon as you walk into Bone Kettle, the first thing that most likely catches your attention is the modern design of the restaurant. Thin wooden panels and bold artwork pad the walls of the eatery, which...

5 mothers sit at the table, sporting cultural garb and sitting behind plates symbolizing their native cultures. From left to right, the cultures represented are Chinese, Indian, Persian, Peruvian, and African American.

Embracing our mother culture

by Lucy Ge, Sriya Batchu, and Esha Gohil February 22, 2019

Peking duck wrapped in pancake. Shirin polo. Gulab jamun. Whether it’s crispy, sweet, fried, or cheesy, food can be found in family traditions and history of cultures all around the world. For April...

The seasonal Winter Pasta, consists of penne pasta, spicy sausage, mushrooms and tomatoes sauteed in a garlic butter sauce. It has a zesty taste with a light hint of pepper.

Tomatina brings modern twist on traditional Italian Cuisine

by Heidi Zhang, TALON Editor-in-Chief January 26, 2019

Located at 5245 Prospect Road in the Westgate West Plaza, Tomatina provides a modern and innovative take on classic Italian dishes. Customers eating at Tomatina have the convenience of stopping by at many...

Onigiri filings range from eight seafood options, to three meat options, to a eight vegetarian options.
The sets of onigiri range from around $7.25 to $12.15.

Onigilly brings modern fast food and Japanese tradition together in Palo Alto

by Arya Maheshwari, STEM Editor October 25, 2018

When it comes to the most popular bustling streets infused with eateries and stores in the Bay Area, Palo Alto downtown’s University Ave is undoubtedly perched at the top of the list. There’s always...

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