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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

An illustration representing various motifs in some of Edgar Allan Poes most famous poems. Many regard Poe as the greatest poet to ever live.

Friday Five: Poe(ms)

by Jonathan Xue, Humans of Harker Profiler March 8, 2023

Edgar Allan Poe died of consumption. But even a century and a half later, his works continue to gnaw at me; their biting twists and subtle nuance are truly captivating. Each poem he writes is layered with...

An illustration of a can of Harkers Condensed Tomato Soup. Harker Aquilas assistant opinions editor Jessica Wang shares a ranking of the best five soups.

Friday Five: A definitive soup ranking

by Jessica Wang, Assistant Opinions Editor January 20, 2023

It's believed that the first bowl of soup was prepared around 20,000 B.C. However, my most poignant memory regarding soup is closer to 2022 A.D. It was a fateful Tuesday. For lunch that day, we were served...

Here are some of my favorite childhood Disney channel shows ranked mainly on nostalgia. While I always poke fun at the poor special effects, awkward scenes and underdeveloped plots in Disney shows, I would love nothing more than to rewind time and sit on the ground of my living room to watch these shows again for the first time.

Friday Five: Disney channel shows

by Kinnera Mulam, Reporter January 28, 2022

“And you’re watching Disney Channel!” My eyes remained glued to the screen as various actors and actresses traced out the Disney logo with a sparkly blue wand, my ears blocking out the pots and...

Santa, Cant You Hear Me plays on Spotify as a wrap on the holiday season. Assistant news editor Ananya Sriram offers her top five holiday song picks.

Friday Five: Holiday songs

by Ananya Sriram, Assistant News Editor January 7, 2022

“10, nine, eight, seven, six …” I hear, as the broadcast of the famous Times Square New Years eve ball drop plays on my television screen. When the clock hits zero, a wave of cheers erupts, prompting...

I flip through an array of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. Although some of the films lack top-notch, logical writing and center around almost all white male heroes, the continuity between them make the MCU immersive and somewhat addictive.

Friday Five: Marvel Cinematic Universe movies

by Arely Sun, Aquila Co-Managing Editor December 3, 2021

I’ve been a huge Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) fan since my friend persuaded me to start a MCU marathon with “Iron Man” in eighth grade. Within the next few months, I powered through all the movies,...

Sofia Mohammed, Sarah Mohammeds little sister, chooses a bright assortment of emojis to send in a text to her mother. This weeks Friday Five presents Sarahs top five emojis.

Friday Five: Emojis

by Sarah Mohammed, Features Editor November 13, 2021

Emojis pepper my texts. Whether I’m chatting with a friend, talking to my parents, or communicating with classmates for a group project, I find myself returning to these bite-sized morsels of love, laughter...

In honor of Taylor Swift’s recording of her album “Red” next Friday, today I will present my top five Taylor Swift songs of all time — from debut to “evermore” and “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” and everything in between.

Friday Five: Taylor Swift

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor November 5, 2021

In honor of Taylor Swift’s recording of her album “Red” next Friday, today I will present my top five Taylor Swift songs of all time — from debut to “evermore” and :Fearless (Taylor’s Version)"...

A mixture of candy rests in a cauldron from Harker Spirit Leadership Team adviser and Director of Student Organizations Eric Kallbrier. This Friday Five repeater ranks top five brands of Halloween candy.

Friday Five: Halloween Candy

by Muthu Panchanatham, Opinion Editor October 29, 2021

Friday five is our new opinion repeater in which a staff member presents top five items across various categories. Reasoning will be provided, views challenged and debates expected. In spirit of the spooky...

Eric Kallbrier, director of student organizations and assistant upper school activities coordinator, gives an overview of the Harker summer camp jobs. He invited past summer camp employees Emiko Armstrong (12), Griffin Cook (12), Chance Hewitt (11) and Liza Shchegrov (10) to talk about their experiences.

School meeting recap 1/24/2020: “Little Red Wagon,” Valentine’s grams, and sports senior nights

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor January 30, 2020

David Feng (12) started off the first school meeting of the semester last Friday by congratulating the class of 2020 for being second semester seniors. Giovanni Rofa (12), Rohan Varma (11), Adhya Hoskote...

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