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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

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Sisters pairs Summer Adler (10) and Sydney Adler (12) and Jasmine Hansra (9) and Jasleen Hansra (12) pose together in the swimming pool. Both pairs of sisters play together on Harkers girls water polo team.

Sister Act: Two pairs of sisters make memories on the varsity girls water polo team

by Emma Milner and Isabella Lo November 11, 2022

One team. Two pairs of sisters. Together in the pool, they pass the ball around to each other as teammates. After practice, they go home as sisters, bonding over the moments in practice and games. Sydney...

Senior Sydney Adler holds a bouquet of flowers in the ceremony honoring the seniors on the girls water polo team. The two water polo teams held their senior night on Oct. 18, winning both their games.

Victorious water polo teams honor ten seniors on senior night

by Hima Thota and Kevin Zhang October 26, 2022

The boys and girls varsity water polo teams hosted their senior nights, which honored the graduating members of their teams, alongside their victorious games against Palo Alto High School, with boys ending...

Eyes trained on the ball, Sydney Adler (12) swims towards a Wildcat. Varsity girls water polo fell to Los Gatos 8-13 at home on Sept. 22.

Varsity girls water polo team concedes 8-13 match to Los Gatos

Varsity girls water polo fell to Los Gatos 8-13 at home on Sept. 22, initiating a second half comeback but ultimately falling short of victory to bring their league record to 5-3. “We definitely did...

Pressured by a Castilleja gator, senior Kyra Hawk passes the ball to a fellow teammate to allow Harker to be in a scoring position. The varsity girls water polo team fell to Castilleja in a close match on Tuesday.

Varsity girls water polo team falls just short to Castilleja in 13-14 loss

by Brandon Zau and Kevin Zhang September 25, 2022

The varsity girls water polo team lost a close match to Castilleja 13-14 in a fourth quarter thriller at home on Tuesday. Harker trailed by two points at the end of the first quarter, but the girls’...

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...

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,...

Deeya Kumar (11) attempts to block Palo Alto players pass attempt. The varsity girls water polo team is now ranked fourth in league with a record of 6-6.

Varsity girls water polo team dominates Palo Alto 11-1

by Ariana Goetting, Reporter October 16, 2021

The varsity girls water polo team beat Palo Alto 11-1 at home on Thursday. The Eagles scored five goals in the first quarter and were up 9-0 by halftime. Palo Alto scored their only goal in the fourth...

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,...

Alex Shing (12) hypes up the team ahead of their matchup against Cupertino. The boys came back in the second half to win 12-8.

Water polo teams notch wins on senior night against Cupertino

by Aditya Singhvi and Anna Vazhaeparambil October 26, 2019

The varsity boys and girls water polo teams both defeated the Cupertino High Pioneers during a pair of senior night games on Tuesday. The boys played first at 4:30 p.m., hosting a short ceremony ahead...

Cassandra Ruedy (12) passes during a varsity girls practice last week.

Weekly recap: Fall sports ace the week

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Aditya Singhvi September 10, 2019

Cross Country The high school cross country team competed in their first meet of the school year this weekend, at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.  In the varsity girls division, Anna Weirich (11)...

Running back Devin Keller (12) evades a defensive player as he carries the ball downfield during the Eagles matchup against Burton High on Aug. 30.  The Eagles lost 57-22.

Weekly Recap: Fall sports come out swinging

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Aquila Co-Sports Editor September 2, 2019

Cross Country For the past few months, ever since pre-season workouts began in the summer, the cross country team has been training extensively for upcoming meets this year. With a grueling exercise regimen,...

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