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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

The Japan Self-Defense Forces scout around a damaged road, looking for an evacuation route, in the city of Wajima, Ishikawa on Jan. 6. Some people who dont live in the area would like to help, but they dont welcome trucks or food because the roads are destroyed, Japanese teacher Noriyo Ikeda said. (Provided by the Japanese Ministry of Defense)

7.6-magnitude earthquake strikes Japan on New Year’s Day

by Jessica Hu, Assistant Copy Editor January 24, 2024

A 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit the western coast of Japan at around 4:10 p.m. on Jan. 1, killing 232 people, setting off tsunami waves and causing widespread damage.  The earthquake, which struck the...

Downbeat performs a set during the school meeting on Monday as a preview of their concert yesterday. The group recently placed fourth at the International Championship of High School A Capella quarter finals, with Dance captain Samvita Gautam (12) winning Best Student Choreographer.

School meeting recap 4/17/23: Earth Week, Downbeat and new ASB council

by Anika Maji, Copy Editor April 22, 2023

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Kris Estrada (12) opened the school meeting on Monday, noting it was the last school meeting members of the class of 2023 would attend in high school. Kris then...

Upper School Head Paul Barsky speaks to students about traffic safety during Tuesdays school meeting. He encouraged both drivers and pedestrians to wait three seconds before crossing Saratoga Avenue.

School meeting recap 11/15/22: Traffic safety, Books with Barsky and holiday spirit

by Gabe Sachse, Asst. Sports Editor November 17, 2022

Upper School Head Paul Barsky opened the school meeting and encouraged students to sit with their advisors during both school and class meetings after Harker Aquila’s photo slideshow on Tuesday. Barsky...

JNHS co-Vice President Maryam Zehra (11) hands a membership certificate to Bella Chen (10) at the induction ceremony on Oct. 17. Each new member of the organization received a certificate after taking an oath to serve the community through JNHS.

Greetings, games and goodies: JNHS welcomes new members at induction ceremony

by Shareen Chahal, Asst. News Editor October 30, 2022

Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS) greeted new members at their annual induction ceremony on Oct. 17 during long lunch in Room 30 of the Dance Building with heartfelt speeches from the club officers,...

Members of the French National Honor Society (FNHS) make crepes and sell a variety of French goods to students after school. FNHS joined the Chinese and Japanese National Honor Societies in hosting club week during the week. of Dec. 2, selling food and drinks during lunch and after school to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders.

Language honor societies sell traditional snacks and drinks for club week

by Saurav Tewari, Reporter December 12, 2019

The French National Honor Society (FNHS), Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS) and National Chinese Honor Society (NCHS) sold traditional snacks last week during lunch and afterschool during their shared...

Presidents of the Chinese National Honor Society (CNHS), French National Honor Society (FNHS) and Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS) Sana Pandey (12), Grant Miner (12) and Katie Chang (12), respectively from left to right, announce the three clubs upcoming shared club week. The three clubs will take turns selling cultural snacks during lunch and after school this week.

School meeting recap 12/2/19: Community service spotlight, Harker journalism update and re-opening of Nichols common area

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor December 4, 2019

Avi Gulati (12) started off the first school meeting back from Thanksgiving break by introducing Kerry Enzensperger, director of upper school community service. For the second community service spotlight...

Vijay Vyas and Deven Parikh (10) sing during their performance of “Un Poco Loco” at Spanish Cultural Night.

Language clubs honor international cultures

by Alysa Suleiman, Jessie Wang, and Irene Yuan April 26, 2019

Ni hao. Konnichiwa. Salve. Bonjour. Hola. You’ve heard of them before: Junior Classical League and the four Language National Honor Societies. Each of these organizations are extremely populated...

Students play in the Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate video game tournament on Friday of their club week. JNHS organized thee tournament and sold traditional Japanese snacks throughout the week.

Language National Honor Societies host joint club week

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter March 15, 2019

The Chinese, French, Japanese, and Latin national honor societies hosted various activities and fundraisers for the school community during the week of Feb. 25, in order to spread awareness of their clubs...

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