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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

Downbeat takes the stage with an a cappella arrangement of TV show “Euphoria”’s song “All for Us. Spring Choral Concert took place last Thursday at 6:30 p.m., with performances by upper school singing groups Bel Canto, Camerata, Cantilena and Downbeat.

School meeting recap 4/18/22: Downbeat performance, lockdown drill and Green Team club week

by Selina Xu, Asst. Multimedia Editor April 25, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Dawson Chen (12) opened the school meeting last Monday in the Athletics Center. Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT) Co-Secretary of Athletic Affairs BB Ajlouny...

Upper school biology teachers Eric Johnson and Matthew Harley sport Star Wars outfits for Disney day. Students and faculty who chose to participate wore a variety of Disney merchandise, including T-shirts, sweatshirts and Minnie Mouse ears.

Upper school kicks off Spirit Week with Disney-themed day

by Ananya Sriram, Asst. News Editor April 11, 2022

Upper school community members returned to campus decked in Disney-inspired outfits for Disney dress-up day, planned by Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT) for today. Students and faculty who chose...

Junior and sophomore dragon dance teams line up next to the Main parking lot and practice their choreography before the official dragon dance competition begins. Seniors placed first in the Class Dragon spirit competition, sophomores second, juniors third, and freshman fourth.

Chinese National Honor Society celebrates Chinese New Year with upper school community

by Katie Wang, TALON Co-Photo Editor February 23, 2022

In celebration of Chinese New Year, National Chinese Honor Society (CNHS) collaborated with the International Outlook Foundation to sell “hong bao” and with the Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT)...

Medha Yarlagadda (10) and Ashley Hong (10) watch the Multimedia Club video during the school meeting last Friday. During the meeting, students announced upcoming activities such as the Lunar New Year dragon dance competition and the Emerald Brass Quintet concert.

School meeting recap 2/4/22: Black History Month, dragon dance competition and Emerald Brass Quintet

by Selina Xu, Co-Asst. Multimedia Editor February 7, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) president Dawson Chen (12) started the school meeting on Feb. 3. Multimedia Club played a video profile displaying senior Arianna Weaver’s new art exhibition, “Memories...

TALON Yearbook Organizations Editor Rachel Ning (11) announces that club photo day will be next Tuesday as the Olivas advisory looks on through Zoom last Tuesday. Class and school meetings will take place over Zoom until further notice.

School meeting recap 1/11/22: National Chocolate Cake Day, stress level and new dress code

by Lucy Ge January 18, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Dawson Chen (12) started the school meeting, which advisories watched together through Zoom, last Tuesday. Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT) Vice President...

Upper school community unites through Spirit Rally activities and performances

October 9, 2021

Director of Student Organizations and HSLT adviser Eric Kallbrier and Director of Upper School Community Service and Student Activities Coordinator Kerry Enzensperger began the rally by announcing the...

Eileen Ma (11) dances to One Direction during the junior lip sync, themed new-school music. The one-hour event featured lip sync skits from all four classes, performances by the cheer team and Harker Dance Company (HDC), “Name that Tune” with faculty participants and a relay with Homecoming Court representatives.

Spirit Rally returns full force, brings Homecoming Week to a lively close

by Emma Gao, Reporter October 9, 2021

“Hello students and faculty, and welcome to Homecoming Rally 2021! Who’s ready to win points for their class?” Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT) president Alysa Suleiman exclaimed to cheers...

HSLT representatives Kris Estrada (11), Paulina Gicqueau (11), Ashley Ma (11), and Kai Burich (12) stand in front of the Trivia Day game board during lunch yesterday.

HSLT hosts Jeopardy-style Trivia Day competition

by Olivia Xu and Alena Suleiman October 8, 2021

“Billie Eilish is obsessed with this early 2000s hit TV series.” Buzz! Students and advisors representing the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes participated in a jeopardy-style Trivia...

The junior class advisory representatives, led by class dean Karl Kuehn waving a yellow flag, marches in the parade during the spirit rally, decked in their class color, yellow. Each class embellished their outfits to show class pride during the rally by wearing their according class colors: white, black, yellow and green for freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, respectively.

Upper school joins annual advisory parade and tug-of-war prelims

by Desiree Luo and Ananya Sriram October 6, 2021

Spirit week activities continued with students and faculty participating in the annual parade and tug-of-war preliminary rounds, in which the freshmen and seniors pulled their way to victory over the juniors...

Angelina Hu (10) paints the Backstreet Boys album Millenium on the side of the sophomores class eagle.

Students celebrate first day of Homecoming Week activities

by Kinnera Mulam, Reporter October 5, 2021

Students participated in spirit activities organized by the Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT) yesterday including Sudoku, class eagle judging, an online word search and riddles.  The Sudoku competition...

Juniors Karina Chen, Jessica Zhou and Anika Pandey pose with a cardboard cutout of Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci. The cutout traversed through the different areas of the event as various people took photos, posed with it or in some cases even danced with cardboard Fauci.

Spirit Kickoff launches celebration of Harker spirit through games and competitions

by Kinnera Mulam, Reporter September 7, 2021

A crowd of students conversed while enjoying the snacks and drinks provided by the Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT). They wore radiant smiles as they waited to participate in activities such as the...

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