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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Upper school biology teacher Eric Johnson shares an anecdote on when they gave up shiny red shoes they saw at the store under family pressure that the shoes were too girly. Teacher Johnson, who goes by they/them and he/him pronouns, explained that part of his journey was forgiving his past self during a Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) meeting in Main room 21 on Feb. 10.

Upper school biology teacher shares insights on gender and sexual identity at club meeting

by Emma Gao, Co-Copy Editor March 2, 2022

Upper school biology teacher Eric Johnson presented on how biology supports the existence of diverse and nuanced gender and sexual identities at a Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) meeting in Main room...

Redefining masculinity: What this means to all of us

Redefining masculinity: What this means to all of us

by Gloria Zhang, Features Editor October 10, 2018

Haris Hosseini (12) is clear that we've got a 'man problem' to deal with. Pacing across the grey carpeted section of the Howard Nichols Court, he performed an original oratory, “The Man Problem”. His...

Students reflect on gender assembly

Students reflect on gender assembly

by Anvi Banga and Nerine Uyanik November 16, 2017

Harker invited guest speaker Maureen Johnston, a licensed marriage and family therapist with a practice in San Jose, to present to the upper school on Oct. 18. In the presentations that she gave to the...

Senior Adele Li, Vice President of WiSTEM and Co-Preisdent of Research Club, holds up a poster with a ILookLikeAScientist hashtag, mimicking the Internet viral campaign of #ILookLikeAnEngineer. The viral hashtag first appeared to combat stereotypes and the gender gap in STEM fields.

#ILookLikeAnEngineer: Fighting the gender gap

by Vineet Kosaraju and Brian Park September 6, 2015

When Isis Wenger, a 22-year-old software engineer at San Francisco-based tech company OneLogin, appeared in a company recruitment ad on Aug. 1, she probably did not expect to become a part of a viral campaign. After...

Fighting the Gender Gap at the Upper School

September 6, 2015

At the Upper School, STEM related fields often also experience a “gender gap” where specific classes that are related to science, mathematics, engineering and computer science are predominantly taken...

The Gender Gap: Why women in STEM get lost along the pipeline

The Gender Gap: Why women in STEM get lost along the pipeline

by Kacey Fang and Elisabeth Siegel February 3, 2015

She sits down in the last open seat of the Neural Networks computer science classroom in Nichols Hall—middle table, last row. The two adjacent tables and the three in front each have two to three of...

Editorial: Shifting the scale towards gender balance

Editorial: Shifting the scale towards gender balance

by Winged Post Editorial Staff March 12, 2014

Feminism may seem like a fight of the past, but in reality, it can’t be cast aside or taken for granted. Just last week, a female WestJet pilot received a note on her seat from a male passenger that...

Upper School debaters discuss their arguments after five rounds of alternating stances on the issue of having single gender classrooms for public schools. The state-qualifying tournament for public forum was held yesterday and today at Leland High School.

Public forum teams debate in state qualifier on the issue of single gender classrooms

by Kacey Fang March 10, 2014

Three Upper School teams debated today in the public forum state qualifier at Leland High School, arguing both sides of the issue concerning whether single gender classrooms would improve the quality of...

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