Harker Aquila

Online publication receives top journalism award: Live coverage, political work leads staff to first Gold Crown

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced last Friday that Harker Aquila was one of eight high school sites nationwide to receive the Gold Crown award in digital news.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Sarah Mohammed

March 25, 2020

Harker Aquila, the journalism program’s online news site, was one of eight high school sites to receive the Gold Crown award in digital news from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) last Friday, the highest honor given to student publications by the organization. “It’s really nic...

Harker Journalism wins awards at D.C. convention

Harker Journalism earned several awards following the JEA/NSPA national journalism convention in Washington, D.C. from Nov. 19 to 23. The Winged Post won its first Pacemaker in ten years, Harker Aquila won sixth place in Best of Show and four individual stories received honorable mentions in various Story of the Year categories.

by Varsha Rammohan and Arushi Saxena

November 25, 2019

Harker Journalism was recognized at the national level at the JEA/NSPA fall high school journalism convention in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 23. The recognition followed nominations for 2019 Digital Story of the Year, Social Justice Reporting, Local Climate Change Reporting and a Pacemaker on Sept. 19.  ...

Iyer on Fire

Niki runs in her Cupertino neighborhood on Dec. 17.

by Rose Guan, Wingspan Senior Staff Writer and Designer

June 11, 2017

It’s a cool afternoon in mid-December, the off-season for a cross-country or track runner. Nikitha “Niki” Iyer (‘17) wears a gray hoodie over black track pants, to ward against the cold. She adjusts a USA Track Foundation sweatband, checks her watch as she walks out of her Cupertino house—an...

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