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Students, parents, staff and alumni celebrate third annual Harker Day at upper school campus

by Lily Shi and Ashley Mo October 13, 2023

Over 3,000 members of the Harker community gathered for the third Harker Day at the upper school on Saturday, with food, performances, sporting events and activities for all ages. The day commenced...

The Harker football team runs through the banner onto Davis Field for the 2023 Homecoming Football Game. The game took place on Saturday at the end of Harker Day.

Live coverage: Harker faces Crystal Springs Uplands for Homecoming game

All content in this coverage was reported within the duration of the Homecoming game on Davis Field on Oct. 7, 2023. Final Score — Eagles 30, Gryphons 52  9:51 p.m. The Gryphons’ quarterback...

Running back Jackson Powell (10) powers through a Turlock Christian defender in the first quarter. Jackson ran for 62 yards against Turlock Christian, scoring 2 touchdowns.

Back with a bang: Varsity football dominates Turlock Christian 62-14 in home opener

by Brandon Zau, Kinnera Mulam, and Mendy Mao September 10, 2023

Varsity football won their home opener game against Turlock Christian 62-14 on Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. Harker set the tone for the game with a rushing touchdown from running back Pedro Castro III (9), bringing...

Game Talk with Gabe: Predicting the NFL MVP through history

Game Talk with Gabe: Predicting the NFL MVP through history

by Gabe Sachse, Sports Columnist August 25, 2023

It’s a tale as old as time. As the summer draws to a close and football season begins, fans and analysts alike start speculating which teams and players will be most successful in the coming campaign....

An illustration depicting Rihannas half-time performance during Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12. Her jumpsuit revealed her pregnancy, with a baby bump visible through the layers of red.

Light up the sky: A review of Rihanna’s half-time performance

by Emma Milner and Hima Thota March 8, 2023

After seven years away from the stage, Rihanna is back, at least for the Super Bowl.  Performing in an all-red jumpsuit, Rihanna’s performance to her hits also served as a pregnancy reveal with the...

In todays professional sports column Game Talk with Gabe, Aquila Assistant Sports Editor Gabe Sachse (10) discusses his predictions for the upcoming Super Bowl. This biggest game in American sports is set to occur in one week, on Feb. 12 in Phoenix, Arizona, where the Philadelphia Eagles will face the Kansas City Chiefs to compete for this years National Football League title.

Game Talk with Gabe: Super Bowl LVII preview

by Gabe Sachse, Assistant Sports Editor February 5, 2023

The biggest game in American sports is set to occur in one week, on Feb. 12 in Phoenix, Arizona, where the Philadelphia Eagles will face the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl LVII.  Philadelphia...

Camera in hand, photographer Ben Green prepares to shoot a National Football League (NFL) game. Green works as the team photographer for the Buffalo Bills.

So you wanna be a sports photographer?

by Brandon Zau and Alena Suleiman November 11, 2022

Sports: one of the most ubiquitous and well-known forms of entertainment filled with action, tension and drama. But behind-the-scenes of each game and event is a dedicated group of people pursuing to capture...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Research Club officers Brian Chen (12) and Alex Lan (12) introduce the Synopsys Information Session at yesterdays school meeting. The meeting also included information about the Dance Production, a sports recap, and several club announcements.

School meeting recap 9/9/22: Quadchella, Dance Production and emergency drills

by Shareen Chahal, Reporter September 10, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Kris Estrada (12) opened the school meeting yesterday. The ASB Student Events Committee, led by Ella Lan (11), Jacob Huang (12) and Sam Parupudi (10), started...

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