The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The Harker Aquila staff and co-advisers Whitney Huang and Ellen Austin, MJE, receive a Pacemaker award at the National High School Journalism Convention today. Harker Aquila also placed sixth in the Best of Show competition as an online news site.

Harker Journalism attends National High School Journalism Convention in LA, receives national recognition

by Sabrina Zhu, STEM Editor April 9, 2022

LOS ANGELES — Thirteen Harker Journalism members traveled to Los Angeles to attend the National High School Journalism Convention (NHSJC) from Wednesday to Saturday. The National Student Press Association...

Harker Journalisms Quiz Bowl team competed this morning in the finalists round at 8 a.m. in the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. The team consisted of Shinjan Ghosh (12), Tiffany Chang (11), Lakshmi Mulgund (11) and Lavanya Subramanian (11).

Harker Journalism advances to National Journalism Quiz Bowl finalist round

by Alysa Suleiman, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 9, 2022

LOS ANGELES — Four Harker Journalism staff members competed in a live buzzer round in the National Journalism Quiz Bowl competition today at 8 a.m. after passing the preliminary written test held yesterday....

Keynote speaker at the JEA/NSPA journalism conference Hilde Lysiak speaks to a crowd of 2,131 high school journalists. Lysiak started a news site Orange Street News at age seven and is the feature of the Apple TV+ series Home Before Dark.

15-year-old journalist delivers keynote speech at national journalism convention

by Erica Cai and Sally Zhu April 9, 2022

LOS ANGELES – A series uncovering the expansive drug usage at a local middle school. A story that exposed corruption in a city’s firefighter department that caused top officers to lose their jobs....

Head chef of Korean fusion joint K’grill Kyung Yoon points at the menu board. K’grill is located on the fourth floor of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.

Hotel hotspots: LA hotel features food and hospitality

by Alysa Suleiman, Irene Yuan, Sally Zhu, and Erica Cai April 9, 2022

LOS ANGELES — Take a stroll down South Figueroa Street and you will find a towering 367-foot conference hotel boasting 35 stories and 40 meeting rooms: Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites. The largest...

Members of leadership from The Winged Post, Harker Aquila, Humans of Harker and TALON Yearbook publications pose for a picture in August 2021. The last time all three (Winged Post, Aquila, TALON) publications were awarded the CSPA crown award was in the spring of 2019.

Harker journalism announced as CSPA crown finalists

by Dilsher Dhaliwal, Reporter February 23, 2022

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) announced The Winged Post, Harker Aquila and TALON Yearbook publications as Crown finalists in the print news, digital news and print yearbook categories,...

New York-stationed journalist Isabelia Herrera smiles, tucking her hair behind her ears. Herrera writes about music and Latinx culture as an Arts Critic Fellow at The New York Times.

So you wanna be a … music and arts critic?

by Sally Zhu and Sarah Mohammed November 27, 2021

2021-22 New York Times Arts Critic Fellow and 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 Media honoree Isabelia Herrera never thought she would be a critic. She always loved music, especially music that reminded her of home,...

Reporter Ella Yee (10) reviews photos taken of a table tennis match between Director of Journalism Ellen Austin and Winged Post Managing Editor Mark Hu (12). All periods of news-based journalism students engaged in action photography practice today.

Journalism classes practice action photography during class

by Edward Huang, Reporter October 6, 2021

Journalism students in all three news periods sharpened their photography skills today by shooting action photography of their classmates outside Nichols Hall during the second half of class. Sophomore...

Junior class council representative and head of the Campus Life Committee Kris Estrada (11), senior class council representative Sujith Pakala (12) and sophomore class council representative Anaya Mandal (10) provided reminders to the school community, such as putting bowls, plates, trays and utensils away properly.

School meeting recap 8/31/21: Dress code, carpooling and casting

by Isha Moorjani, News Editor September 5, 2021

ASB President Dawson Chen (12) began the meeting and introduced head of school Brian Yager. Yager addressed the upper school students and faculty and spoke about expectations for the upper school campus...

As Student Press Freedom Week is taking place during Feb. 21 to Feb. 27, I have been thinking about the work our journalism staff has been doing. We have been holding the theme for this year in our hands: “journalism against the odds.” We have pushed past the boundaries to do what we have always done: served the community, provided an avenue towards truth, giving voice to the voiceless.

Open hands and truth

by Sarah Mohammed, Winged Post Asst. Features Editor March 17, 2021

I joined the journalism staff as a freshman — new to high school and unfamiliar with what student journalism meant. I loved to write and choosing to take journalism felt simple: I was excited by the...

Elizabeth J. Smith, the Director of Pepperdine Graphic Media, discussed COVID-19 coverage and equitable reporting in a visit with Harker Journalism on Dec. 9.

Pepperdine journalism advisor gives tips on covering diversity and inclusion in a visit to Harker Journalism

by Lucy Ge, News Editor December 13, 2020

Director of Pepperdine Graphic Media (PGM) Elizabeth R. Smith visited period four Harker journalism on Dec. 9, speaking about her experience advising Pepperdine University’s journalism staff and giving...

“I have a habit to live in the moment, whether thats taking a bunch of photos or writing down in my journals specific little moments that I thought were really nice,” Roberts said. “I think more and more now, really trying to live in the moment and trying to appreciate every single aspect of whats going on around me is definitely something I try [to] live by.”

Meet your teacher: Journalism teacher finds confidence through skiing

by Sally Zhu, Humans of Harker Profiler October 11, 2020

Imagine looking out at the beautiful Colorado mountains, which rise high above the rest of the world, covered in a blanket of snow. Imagine standing at the top of a slope with hundreds of feet of snow...

An illustration depicting  the reassuring power of being informed in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Editorial: Response to outbreak calls for corroboration

by Editorial Board March 7, 2020

With over 75,000 cases across 26 countries, as of Feb. 19 according to the World Health Organization (WHO), a novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has raised health concerns, caused city-wide shutdowns and made...

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