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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’s efforts and projects to improve Latinx inclusivity and representation

June 2, 2022

“Sí, se puede!” exclaims a medley of green, orange and yellow student-made posters scattered across a bulletin board. Swooping calligraphy and bold fonts on each poster draw the attention of viewers...

Diya Mukherjee (10) reads a note from her Eagle Buddy during lunch at the upper school on Nov. 12. The cards, written by third graders in response to notes sophomores had sent two weeks prior, were delivered to sophomores that morning after a LIFE session.

Across campus and age differences: Eagle Buddy program unites Harker community

by Trisha Iyer, Asst. Features Editor December 8, 2021

Heated discussions vying for possession of colored pencils and markers crowded the air of many classrooms during a special Oct. 20 hour-long advisory period. During this time, the sophomore class took...

Mr. Irvine prepares to throw the ball at a recent Kayak Polo tournament.

From kayak polo to archery, students and faculty get involved in niche sports

by Ariana Goetting, Reporter December 6, 2021

When upper school chemistry teacher Andrew Irvine played kayak polo for the first time 11 years ago, as per his wife’s landlord’s recommendation, he wasn’t expecting to find a passion that would...

An illustrated box containing a medal, a team photo and standard wrestling gear. For the first time, the upper school will not have a wrestling team for its 2020 winter season.

It wasn’t just a sport: wrestling was a family

by Eric Fang, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief December 21, 2019

Kobe Howard (‘19) lay face down on the wrestling mat, his arm trapped behind his back by his opponent’s knee. I hovered above my seat, praying that he wouldn’t give up. “Throw him off your back,”...

A police officer takes a photograph of the damage done to one of the cars involved in the collision on Friday. Despite a popped tire and various dents on the vehicles, no passengers were injured in the incident.

Two-car collision causes traffic outside of campus, no injuries sustained

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Mark Hu November 2, 2019

A car accident outside of the upper school campus resulted in heavy traffic yesterday afternoon, as police and medical personnel blocked off a section of Saratoga Avenue to provide assistance to the victims...

The Saratoga campus Eagle Store. The store opened yesterday and contains a selection of Harker merchandise for purchase.

Eagle Store brings Harker merchandise to upper school

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief September 11, 2019

The Eagle Store officially opened yesterday, bringing a selection of Harker-themed gear for students, faculty and parents to purchase at the upper school campus. The store, located in the corner of...

Piper White (11) scoops the ball during the game against Mountain View last Wednesday. The girls face Sacred Heart on Tuesday, Mar. 5.

Lacrosse faces first loss of season against Mountain View

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor March 5, 2019

The girl's lacrosse team lost to the Mountain View Spartans 13-6 on Wednesday, Feb. 27 on Davis Field. The loss brought the girls' overall record to 2-1. The Eagles next face Sacred Heart on Mar. 5...

“At Harker, every year, I just really enjoy coaching everybody, enjoy having the people around, we don’t have a lot of pains in the [butts],” Chisam said.

Cross country, track and field coach retires

by Erica Cai and Eric Fang February 22, 2019

Standing in the center of Blackford’s track with a baseball cap over his head, Scott Chisam chats with a few seniors as the other runners finish their warm-up lap and sit cross-legged in front of him...

Aria Wong (10) and a Castilleja player fight for possession of the ball. The girls next play against Pinewood on Friday at 4:30 p.m. at home.

Varsity girls soccer defeats Castilleja 2-0

by Vishnu Kannan, Reporter January 23, 2019

The varsity girls soccer team overpowered the Castilleja Gators 2-0 on Wednesday afternoon on Davis Field. 40 minutes of play marked by both teams playing a strong brand of defense left the score tied...

Jack Connors hits a mid-range jumper in the second quarter. 	The Eagles travel to Pinewood next Tuesday, with their matchup against the 9-6 Panthers scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.

Boys basketball falters against King’s Academy

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor January 20, 2019

The varsity boys basketball team fell 42-60 to the King’s Academy Knights on Thursday night in a league matchup at home, bringing their overall record to 7-9 and their league record to 2-4. After...

We really owe it to [her], assistant head of school Jennifer Gargano said. It is hard to say what she has contributed because it is hard to say what she has not.

In memory of Diana Nichols

Diana Nichols, former chair of the board of trustees and school leader, died on Sept. 2 in her home in Carmel due to pancreatic cancer. Family members, faculty, staff and students attended a memorial service...

Harker celebrates 125th anniversary

Harker celebrates 125th anniversary

by Sara Yen, Gloria Zhang, and Anna Vazhaeparambil October 21, 2018

Harker students, faculty, alumni and parents attended the various events and festivities that were organized during Harker’s 125th Weekend on Oct. 6 to 7 and the week before. All four grade levels...

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