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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

Sophomore tug of war participants Aaron Bao and Leo Sobczyn rally the crowd, preparing to pull the rope. The sophomore class defeated the seniors in tug of war preliminaries during Spirit Week this Tuesday.

Homecoming Week Day 2: Students cheer in spirit parade, battle in tug-of-war preliminaries

by Katerina Matta and Felix Chen October 4, 2022

Students participated in the spirit parade, tug of war preliminary rounds and class color-themed dress-up today, the second day of Homecoming Week. In the annual spirit parade organized by the Harker...

Jai Vir Mehta (12) rides on the mechanical shark, one of the main attractions at Fridays Spirit Kickoff. Harker Spirit Leadership Team hosted the kickoff, themed Spirit of Summer, on Friday afternoon.

Surf, swim and summer sun: Annual Spirit Kickoff excites with beach-themed activities

by Felix Chen and Kinnera Mulam September 7, 2022

Over 200 students and faculty attended the Spirit Kickoff event themed Spirit of Summer in the quad on Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT), who organized the event, distributed...

Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT), led by president Sawyer Lai (12) and vice president Paulina Gicqueau (12), entered to the song Classic by MKTO.  Mondays school meeting included announcements by HSLT, TedX, Dance Club and other organizations.

School meeting recap 8/29/22: Student Diversity Leadership Conference, math competitions and spirit kickoff

by Ella Yee, Co-News Editor August 31, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) president Kris Estrada (12) opened the second school meeting of the year in the Zhang Athletic Center on Monday. Performing Arts Production Manager Brian Larsen reminded...

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...

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