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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

Senior Makayla Aguilar-Zuniga (wearing white skirt) and junior Mariana Ryder (wearing red skirt) face each other during the Latinx Affinity Groups performance of Baile Folklorico for the Cultural Performance Assembly on Feb. 27. Organized by the Student Diversity Coalition (SDC), the Cultural Performance Assembly featured dance, music and poetry from around the world.

Cultural performance assembly features dance, music and poetry by students and faculty

by Ella Yee, Co-News Editor March 16, 2023

Students, faculty and special guests shared aspects of their cultures through dance, music and poetry during the Cultural Performance Assembly on Feb. 27. Planning for the event began months beforehand,...

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, which takes place in May, originated as a way to celebrate the different ethnicities that make up the American nation. Asian culture is commonly seen appearing at the upper school, especially with the large Asian population of the Bay Area.

Welcoming cultural differences with Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

When Karina Chen (11) immigrated from Shanghai in fifth grade, she had the unique experience of remembering life before America, keeping in touch with her Chinese side as well as immersing herself in American...

Nageena Singh (12) and other students from the AP art classes listen to artist Shawn Hibmacronan explain his work. The students learned about Hibmacronan’s creative process as a professional artist on a trip on Nov. 15.

AP Art classes visit artist studio in San Francisco

by Michelle Liu, Winged Post Co-Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2021

Students from the AP Studio Art and Honors Directed Portfolio classes visited the former Naval Air Station in Alameda to explore artist Shawn Hibmacronan’s studio, taking in the sight of hundreds of...

“Being able to convey my emotions to an audience and being vulnerable to a group of people are aspects that Ive grown in regarding dance. Learning how to take risks is a skill that has followed me outside of dance. There have been a lot of struggles throughout my years of dancing, but it has really taught me how to be persistent and resilient even when things get tough,” Karina Chen (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Dual discoveries

by Helen Zhu, TALON Managing Editor April 15, 2021

Minutes before her number is called, Karina Chen (12) puts on her headphones and presses “play.” Listening to the music of her upcoming routine, she envisions herself on stage, deliberately selecting...

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