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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Harker Journalisms Quiz Bowl team competed this morning in the finalists round at 8 a.m. in the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. The team consisted of Shinjan Ghosh (12), Tiffany Chang (11), Lakshmi Mulgund (11) and Lavanya Subramanian (11).

Harker Journalism advances to National Journalism Quiz Bowl finalist round

by Alysa Suleiman, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 9, 2022

LOS ANGELES — Four Harker Journalism staff members competed in a live buzzer round in the National Journalism Quiz Bowl competition today at 8 a.m. after passing the preliminary written test held yesterday....

Keynote speaker at the JEA/NSPA journalism conference Hilde Lysiak speaks to a crowd of 2,131 high school journalists. Lysiak started a news site Orange Street News at age seven and is the feature of the Apple TV+ series Home Before Dark.

15-year-old journalist delivers keynote speech at national journalism convention

by Erica Cai and Sally Zhu April 9, 2022

LOS ANGELES – A series uncovering the expansive drug usage at a local middle school. A story that exposed corruption in a city’s firefighter department that caused top officers to lose their jobs....

Head chef of Korean fusion joint K’grill Kyung Yoon points at the menu board. K’grill is located on the fourth floor of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.

Hotel hotspots: LA hotel features food and hospitality

by Alysa Suleiman, Irene Yuan, Sally Zhu, and Erica Cai April 9, 2022

LOS ANGELES — Take a stroll down South Figueroa Street and you will find a towering 367-foot conference hotel boasting 35 stories and 40 meeting rooms: Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites. The largest...

Members of leadership from The Winged Post, Harker Aquila, Humans of Harker and TALON Yearbook publications pose for a picture in August 2021. The last time all three (Winged Post, Aquila, TALON) publications were awarded the CSPA crown award was in the spring of 2019.

Harker journalism announced as CSPA crown finalists

by Dilsher Dhaliwal, Reporter February 23, 2022

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) announced The Winged Post, Harker Aquila and TALON Yearbook publications as Crown finalists in the print news, digital news and print yearbook categories,...

Reporter Ella Yee (10) reviews photos taken of a table tennis match between Director of Journalism Ellen Austin and Winged Post Managing Editor Mark Hu (12). All periods of news-based journalism students engaged in action photography practice today.

Journalism classes practice action photography during class

by Edward Huang, Reporter October 6, 2021

Journalism students in all three news periods sharpened their photography skills today by shooting action photography of their classmates outside Nichols Hall during the second half of class. Sophomore...

South Berkeley photographer Orin Orie Rutchick came to speak on his work with Harker Journalism last Friday, Sept. 25. Rutchick presented photographs from both his earlier projects focusing on the landscape around him and from his most recent portraiture projects that feature the people of his neighborhood.

South Berkeley photographer speaks to members of Harker Journalism

by Emily Tan and Sarah Mohammed October 3, 2020

From inside a small black photo booth decorated on the outside with old-style, glossy photographs and a sign saying, “Free Pictures from 12 pm - 3 pm,” a woman traces a detailed and artistic black-and-white...

Filmmaker Bing Liu spoke to upper school journalism students over Zoom. He talked about his journey into filmmaking and gave advice for those interested in producing films.

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Bing Liu speaks to members of Harker Journalism

by Lucy Ge, Assistant News Editor May 25, 2020

The scene opens in a skateboarding park in Rockford, Illinois. A shirtless, scrawny teenage boy in blue denim jeans, black shoes and a pink belt attempts to land a kickflip onto a platform. When he fails,...

Students of third period journalism were able to ask Representative Anna Eshoo questions. Eshoo talked about issues regarding the pandemic such as mental health and eviction moratoriums.

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo speaks to upper school journalism program with message of encouragement

by Lucy Ge, Assistant News Editor May 22, 2020

In a Zoom visit with upper school journalism students on May 7, Representative Anna Eshoo of California’s 18th congressional district delivered a message of optimism amidst the current pandemic and encouraged...

Freelance photographer Stephen Lam. Lam came to speak to journalism students today during second and third period, staying through lunch to answer students questions about photojournalism and photography.

Freelance photojournalist speaks to Harker journalism

by Eric Fang, News Editor May 21, 2019

Freelance photojournalist Stephen Lam visited Harker journalism today during period two and period three to speak about his path to becoming a professional photographer and to give advice for how student-journalists...

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