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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Green Team co-president Camilla Lindh (12) talks about protecting Coyote Valley from industrial development during the clubs meeting last Wednesday during long lunch. This local place is a location Green Team has been working on saving since the beginning of the year.

Harker Green Team discusses upcoming sustainability goals

by Kinnera Mulam and Ananya Sriram December 7, 2021

Harker Green Team gathered for their sixth meeting to discuss updates regarding their goals for the school year in upper school Spanish teacher Diana Moss’ room on Wednesday, Dec. 1, during lunch.  Co-president...

Hygrangea macrophylla (hygrangea) flowers bloom as groundskeepers Urdelin Justo and Jose Hernandez prune shrubs in the quad on Sept. 16.

Our garden, our home

by Emily Tan, Julie Shi, and Edward Huang December 3, 2021

For the grounds team, the workday starts early — pre-sunrise, 6:00 a.m. early, when the sun's fingers just start creeping over the horizon and the campus lies still, fast asleep. That is when Director...

Smoke fills the sky ahead of upper school Spanish teacher and Green Team adviser Diana Moss’s car as she is about to drive past the Dixie Fire. The fire has burnt over 963,309 acres.

‘It burns and it burns and it burns’: California wildfires raze 2.4 million acres in midst of climate emergency, community members recover and reflect

by Sabrina Zhu and Arely Sun October 10, 2021

“It was like driving into hell.” A pitch black sky surrounded upper school Spanish teacher Diana Moss as she neared the Dixie fire, while she passed through the small city of Red Bluff in ​​Tehama...

Emma Biswas (11) reads written responses from Green Teams EcoChallenge bulletin board. Honor Week launched today with a focus on the environment and will continue with different daily themes throughout the rest of the week.

Honor Week begins with environment, Green Team encourages sustainability through bulletin board

by Sabrina Zhu, STEM Editor September 20, 2021

The upper school Honor Council launched Honor Week today with the theme of environment, urging students to spend time in nature and protect our campus. The coming three days will focus on the tenets of...

Language and Linguistics Club President Clarice Wang (12) introduces the club to prospective members. While most juniors and seniors were familiar with the format and structure of Club Fair from their underclassmen years, both freshmen and sophomores experienced the fair in person for the first time.

Student-led organizations welcome prospective members in annual Club Fair

by Lavanya Subramanian, Ariana Goetting, and Katelyn Zhao September 12, 2021

The annual Club Fair, which took place during the long lunch period on Wednesday, allowed students to connect with their passions by visiting club booths located at the donor plaza and RPAC lobby and signing...

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, Green Team hosted the multi-day long Harker EcoChallenge. Students and faculty members completed environmentally responsible tasks, like consuming meatless meals or travelling by bike, and submitted their accomplishments for points.

Global Reset: Food waste contributes to climate change

by Sabrina Zhu and Mark Hu May 19, 2021

Every year, $936 billion worth of food is wasted, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). These 1.3 billion tonnes, equivalent to one third of all food produced,...

The Green Team invited Daniel Quilter to speak about his plastic upcycling project in Malaysia on April 26. Quilter’s project uses the Precious Plastic machine, which can convert used plastic into upcycled objects like coasters, clocks, utensils, and more.

Green Team hosts Daniel Quilter, whose project upcycles used plastic into new products

by Sabrina Zhu, Asst. STEM Editor May 4, 2021

The Green Team invited Daniel Quilter to speak about his plastic upcycling project in Malaysia on April 26. As part of the club’s Earth day activities, Quilter explained the effects of plastic on our...

Current Green Team officers led a Q&A session with Anvi Banga (20), Alex Shing (20) and Anthony Shing (20), freshmen at Barnard, Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) and Pitzer College, respectively, who talked to current club members about their environment work in college.

Green Team holds college speaker panel on sustainability

by Mark Hu, Winged Post STEM Editor March 8, 2021

The upper school Green Team hosted a college panel with club alumni on creating sustainable change in a university setting last Friday. Current club officers led a Q&A session with Anvi Banga ('20),...

“Happening at Harker” is a new Aquila repeater which offers compilations of events occurring in the Harker community a few times a week.

Happening at Harker 11/3: Pick-up day, Green Team book drive and Día de Los Muertos art contest

by Lucy Ge, Winged Post News Editor November 3, 2020

“Happening at Harker” is a new Aquila repeater to be published a couple times a week with a compilation of upcoming events and opportunities. Through this repeater, Aquila hopes to provide a one-stop-shop...

POLL-itics: Climate change and the environment

POLL-itics: Climate change and the environment

by Nicholas Wei and Sally Zhu November 2, 2020

With Harker Aquila’s new 2020 election repeater, POLL-itics, hear from members of the Harker community on various political issues ahead of the 2020 election on Nov. 3. This installment of POLL-itics...

A poster describing the daily challenges for each day of Earth Week. “We wanted to still be as engaging as possible this week, even if it wasn’t in person,” upper school Green Team President Anvi Banga (12) said. “Take advantage of tomorrow, because it’s not every day that we get to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.”

Upper school online classes canceled tomorrow for 50th annual Earth Day

by Aditya Singhvi and Arya Maheshwari April 21, 2020

All upper school online classes will be canceled tomorrow in observance of the 50th annual Earth Day following a virtual webinar at 9:30 a.m., giving members of the community a chance to unplug and spend...

Student council members Calais Poirson (11) and Bennett Liu (12) perform a skit on how to make sandwiches at the sandwich bar at school meeting yesterday. The sandwich bar gives students the opportunity to craft their own soy butter and jelly sandwiches after school.

School meeting recap 2/19/2020: Chef Keller, sandwiches and an abundance of Valentine’s grams

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor February 20, 2020

Avi Gulati (12) started off the school meeting by announcing a high of 66 degrees and a low of 52 degrees Fahrenheit.  Head of upper school Butch Keller thanked students and faculty for the successful...

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