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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Seniors Pranav Mullappalli, Rigo Gonzales, Zain Vakath, BB Ajlouny and Nikhil Devireddy pose for a picture at the photo booth in the Nichols Rotunda. The upper school hosted its annual Homecoming Dance in Nichols Hall on Oct. 14 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Shimmering and shimmying: Homecoming dance lights up the night

by Kevin Zhang and Isha Moorjani October 27, 2022

The upper school hosted its annual Homecoming Dance in Nichols Hall on Oct. 14 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., featuring music, dancing, food and a variety of recreational activities. All students attending...

Seniors Rohan Gorti and Zubin Khera (pictured on the right) present TuffToy, a dog toy business they co-founded with senior Arin Jain, at a Harker Day booth. All across campus, a variety of stations promoted clubs, organizations and student-run businesses.

Harker community unites in second annual Harker Day

by Ella Yee, Co-News Editor October 12, 2022

Staff, alumni, parents and students across all four Harker campuses gathered at the upper school to enjoy food, games, performances, sporting events and more for the second Harker Day event held on Saturday. Last...

Rohan Gorti (12) rushes past a defender at the varsity football teams Homecoming Game on Saturday. Rohan ran the ball from the left sideline to score the Eagles first touchdown of the night.

Live Coverage: Harker football faces Delta Charter for Homecoming game

FINAL SCORE: Eagles 48, Dragons 20 8: 45 p.m. The Dragons kneel out the clock. The Eagles win 48-20.   8: 40 p.m. Dragons' touchdown and successful 2 point conversion brings the score...

Senior lip sync participants Kris Estrada and Gordon Chen pose together in a heart shape. The seniors routine described some of the horrors of Harker, in line with their theme of the horror movie It.

Homecoming Week Day 4: Homecoming Rally closes Spirit Week with a bang

by Vika Gautham and Aishani Singh October 6, 2022

Students and faculty gathered in the Zhang Athletic Center for the annual Homecoming Rally today, which featured various competitions, lip-syncs and performances from Jazz Band and Kinetic Krew. The...

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...

The senior dodgeball team prepares to throw balls at the sophomores at the preliminary homecoming dodgeball tournament. The class of 2025 defeated the seniors in the game and will advance to the finals against the juniors on Wednesday.

Homecoming Week Day 1: Sophomore and junior dress up for theme day, dodgeball prelims determine finals game

by Shareen Chahal, Reporter October 3, 2022

Students kicked off the first day of Homecoming Week today with the sophomores’ and juniors’ themed dress-up day and the annual preliminary dodgeball tournament in the Zhang Athletic Center during...

Senior class dean Brian Larsen adjusts the red beach ball-balloon to the seniors eagle. The different eagles had various props including this balloon, a skateboard and a scarf.

Spirit Night hosts festivities in anticipation of Homecoming Week

by Sally Zhu October 3, 2022

Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT) hosted various activities at Spirit Night after school on Friday for students in anticipation of Homecoming Spirit Week.  Starting from 3:30 pm, students could...

Harker Spirit Leadership Team officers, some donning dinosaur costumes, discuss Homecoming week activities at yesterdays school meeting. Other topics included Student Directed Showcase announcements, CareerConnect opportunities and Honor Week activities.

School meeting recap: 09/21/22: CareerConnect, Student Directed Showcase and “Guess That Song”

by Katerina Matta, Reporter September 22, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Kris Estrada (12) opened the school meeting yesterday.  History club President Rupert Chen (12) and Vice President Sarah Mohammed (12) introduced their trip...

Medini Halepete (10) adjusts the Green Team booth, which featured a spin-the-wheel with environmental questions and potted succulents in front of Nichols Hall. Fourteen different upper school clubs hosted booths in or in front of Nichols and in the quad, with posters and interactive games or activities, many designed for lower or middle school students.

Upper school campus hosts first ever Harker Day

by Sally Zhu and Selina Xu October 13, 2021

From the giant rainbow inflatable arching over the quad to the math building transformed into kitten central, Harker Day on Saturday brought together community members from across campuses and ages, to...

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...

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...

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