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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

Anwen Hao (9) poses in a dance routine to Albrecht’s Variation from “Giselle at this years Hoscars. The show, themed Oscars this year, took place on March 30 in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center and featured acts in singing, dancing, instrumental and more,

Back with a blast: the Hoscars return triumphantly to center stage

by Emma Gao, Co-Copy Editor April 17, 2022

“Before we start, let me assure you there will be no slaps and no punches thrown today. So sit back, relax and enjoy the show. Let the Hoscars begin!”  Associated Student Body (ASB) treasurer Aaditya...

Publicity committee members Daniel Lin (10) and Sasvath Ramachandran (12) announce the upcoming Hoscars show tomorrow. Dressed as security, sophomores Adi Jain, Om Tandon and Veyd Patil accompanied the two presenters.

School meeting recap 3/24/22: Diana Nichols’ birthday, Hoscars and support for Haiti

by Katelyn Zhao, Co-Asst. Sports Editor March 29, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) president Dawson Chen (12) started the school meeting by welcoming everyone back to in-person meetings in the Zhang athletics center on Thursday. A video about the surplus...

Anoushka Khatri (12) and Samvita Gautham (11) rehearse on Feb. 4 in the Patil Theater for the Spring Musical. This years Spring Musical will be The Drowsy Chaperone, performed yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Upcoming upper school performances

by Kinnera Mulam, Alena Suleiman, and Sally Zhu March 25, 2022

Spring Musical: “The Drowsy Chaperone”  March 24-26 This year’s Spring Musical, “The Drowsy Chaperone,” will take place today and tomorrow at 7 p.m. and a 2 p.m. show tomorrow in the Patil...

Upper school Dean of Students Kevin Williamson introduces upper school security guard Josh Conti, who followed Williamson with more advice about parking lot safety, reminding students to not risk their safety when rushing to class in the morning and to walk on the sidewalks. Conti also urged both students and faculty to not text and drive, sharing a personal anecdote from when he was hit by a driver who was texting while driving.

School meeting recap 1/5/22: Traffic and safety, Kicks Against Cancer and Student Directed Showcase

by Isha Moorjani, News Editor January 11, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) Treasurer Aaditya Gulati (12) began the school meeting last Wednesday. Aaditya introduced Dean of Students Kevin Williamson, who gave an announcement about parking and...

Upper School Division Head Butch Keller joins in on student councils dance skit, performed to to Lil Nas X’s “HOLIDAY. Last Thursdays school meeting marked the last school meeting of 2021.

School meeting recap 12/9/21: Culture Day, Kicks Against Cancer and 1,500 donut holes

by Lucy Ge, Co-Managing Editor December 14, 2021

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Dawson Chen (12) welcomed everyone to the last school meeting before winter break last Thursday.  Upper school English teacher Jennifer Siraganian announced...

Vance Hirota (12) jumps over Chloe Chen (12) as a part of their contemporary dance to Work Song by Hozier. More than 50 students in total performed in Hoscars, the upper school annual talent show, held on Feb. 7 in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center.

Annual Hoscars showcases singing, dancing and tableau talents

by Sally Zhu and Brian Chen February 18, 2020

More than 50 students performed in Hoscars, the upper school’s annual talent show, showcasing the musical and artistic skills of the students, on Feb. 7 during a special schedule.  Themed “Summer...

Members of the boys soccer team announce that their annual Kicks Against Soccer games are on Friday. The boys junior varsity team plays at 3 p.m. against Pinewood, girls varsity team plays at 4:45 p.m. against Notre Dame and boys varsity team plays at 6:30 against Priory.

School meeting recap 1/7/2020: Student directed showcase, new basketball hoop and course selections

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor January 8, 2020

Avi Gulati (12) started off the meeting by welcoming everyone to 2020 and stating his new year resolutions.  Roma Gandhi (12) announced on behalf of the Student Events Committee that the deadline to...

Charlotte Blanc (11) executed a stag leap with her arms out while performing a self choreographed jazz-contemporary piece for Hoscars. In just 14 acts and one hour, around 80 student performers sang, danced and magicked their way into the hearts and memories of the Harker community during Hoscars on March 8.

A backstage look of Harker’s most diverse and well-loved performance

by Esha Gohil, Reporter March 24, 2019

Swarms of singers from various choral groups exit the stage, having finished a playful Harker themed rendition of the song “Seasons of Love” from the musical “Rent”. As the show ended,  senior...

The performers at Hoscars close the show with a rendition of Seasons of Love from the musical Rent to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Harker School.

Annual Hoscars performance returns for second year in RPAC

by Nina Gee, Visual Editor March 12, 2019

Upper school students performed in the annual talent show, dubbed Hoscars, last Friday during lunch, with the likes of card magic, musical performances and group dances. Having been in the works since...

Amy Pelman will join the program as a librarian next semester with the retirement of K-12 Library Director Sue Smiths this Friday.

School meeting recap 1/14/19

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor January 16, 2019

The second meeting of the year began with Eagle Update. Various spring sports interest meetings will be taking place this week. The History and Languages Departments announced a lecture by Celine Glon...

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