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

Charlize Wang (10) holds her racket in preparation for the ball. “I was pretty consistent with my backhands, and me and my partner Olivia kept our energy up no matter if we were down or up, and I think that really helped us win today,” Charlize said.

Girls tennis team triumphs over Menlo in momentous win

by Hima Thota, Asst. Sports Editor October 30, 2022

Harker’s girls tennis team played Menlo High School a second time on Tuesday, ending the matches 6-1 with a sweeping victory.  The girls' team initially fell to Menlo, who are also CCS champions,...

Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT) members speak to upper school students at the school meeting on Oct. 21. They announced the pumpkin carving competition on Oct. 28 during long lunch and invited all students to dress up for Halloween.

School meeting recap 10/21/22: Fall play, GSA panel and lockdown drill

by Felix Chen, Reporter October 26, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Kris Estrada (12) opened the school meeting on Friday after students entered Zhang Gymnasium to songs from Taylor Swift’s new “Midnights” album and the Harker...

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...

Abby Lim (10) raises an arm to block Kyra Hawk (12) in a passing drill. Girls water polo practiced on the morning of Aug. 13, one of two Saturday practices.

Fall sports kick off preseason in early August

by Jessica Tang, Photo Editor August 26, 2022

Upper school fall sports, boys water polo, cheerleading, cross country, football, girls tennis, girls volleyball and girls water polo, kicked off preseason in early August. Afternoon practices began...

Michelle Liu (12), Eric Zhang (9), Cynthia Wang (10), Alex Lan (11), Gloria Zhu (12) and Kailash Ranganathan (12) from Art Club and ASB announced a town hall about a planned mural in the Quad that took place on Tuesday at lunch. A second town hall will take place in December, with the planned installation of the art mural in March.

School meeting recap 11/16/21: TEDx, town halls and Thanksgiving grams

by Anika Maji, Reporter November 24, 2021

Associated Student Body (ASB) Vice President Ayan Nath (12) began the school meeting last Tuesday and reminded students to not to bring water bottles or beverages into school meetings. Trisha Iyer (10)...

Anandita Arun (9) swings at the ball during the varsity girls tennis teams win over Notre Dame Belmont on Sept. 28.

Weekly Previews: Nov. 8-12

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor November 8, 2021

Winter sports seasons kicked off last week, with the basketball and soccer teams practicing in preparation for their first league matches next week. Tennis Seeded first in CCS with a record of 14-1,...

Dylan Parikh (11) rushes during the varsity football teams match against the California School for the Deaf this past Thursday, Oct. 21.

Weekly Previews: Oct. 25-29

by Desiree Luo, Asst. Sports Editor October 24, 2021

Football The varsity football team concluded their season with a 68-40 victory over the California School for the Deaf last Thursday on Senior Night. Water Polo The varsity boys and girls water...

Anishka Raina (12) swings at the tennis ball during the varsity girls tennis teams win over Notre Dame Belmont.

Weekly Previews: Oct. 18-22

by Desiree Luo, Assistant Sports Editor October 17, 2021

Football After the cancellation of their away game against Watsonville High School last week, the varsity football team will face the California School For The Deaf at home this Thursday at 6:00 p.m....

Sydney Adler (11) reaches for the ball during the water polo teams match against Mountain View on Sept. 9.

Weekly Previews: Sept. 20-26

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor September 20, 2021

Water Polo The varsity girls, junior varsity boys and varsity boys water polo teams will all play Los Gatos at home tomorrow. The junior varsity boys will kick off the action with their match at 4:30...

Associated Student Body (ASB) Vice President Ayan Nath speaks after he and other members of student council presented a video on cleanliness on campus during lunch. The other day, I was walking by, I heard someone say, Oh, my God, we go to Harker, we cant afford to buy more forks? Theres such a shortage of forks. And thats because youre throwing the forks away.

School meeting recap 9/10/21: 9/11 remembrance, self-study APs and Eagle Update

by Rachel Ning, TALON Organizations Editor September 13, 2021

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Dawson Chen (12) began the school meeting by introducing upper school Academic Dean Kelly Horan.  Horan discussed the importance of communication with teachers,...

Captain Maddux Carlisle (12) tackles a Lynbrook player. The football team has a record of 1-2 in league.

Weekly recap: Fall sports blaze through start of seasons

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor September 10, 2021

Football The varsity football team lost to Valley Christian Academy Roseville at home today, bringing their overall league record to 1-2. The football team kicked off their season two weeks ago in...

Load More Stories