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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Students attended the 2021 Conservatory Kick-Off on Wednesday in the Patil Theater. Multiple teachers announced upcoming events such as the Fall Play and Dance Production and new classes.

Performing arts students attend the 2021 school year Conservatory Kick-Off

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor August 27, 2021

Students attended the Conservatory Kick-Off for the 2021-22 school year in the Patil Theater on Wednesday, a mandatory event for students interested or involved in any performing arts at Harker. The Kick-Off...

Talk around campus: Returning to in-person school

Talk around campus: Returning to in-person school

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor August 15, 2021

As the 2021-22 school year approaches, students and faculty discuss returning to school in person on campus. They share their excitement to see their peers and teachers after a year of virtual learning...

Dancers in the Harker Dance Company stand on props in the first few measures of the 2021 dance production. After the senior members of Harker Dance Company opened the number, the rest of Harker Dance Company and Kinetic Crew joined for their segments.

Leaping “Outside the Box”

by Emily Tan, Winged Post Features Editor May 20, 2021

From breaking free of Zoom squares that have confined dancers all year to thinking creatively in terms of choreography, students and faculty involved in this year’s upper school dance show have had breakthroughs...

Junior Zoe Kister jumps into a crowd of dancers. Zoe is one of eight student choreographers.

“Remixed and Reimagined”: Students and faculty prepare for the annual dance production

by Esha Gohil and Sabrina Zhu January 31, 2020

The stage lights up in a purple hue, silhouetting a group of dancers in the background. They pose as the music begins, before gracefully leaping towards the audience during Thursday’s dress rehearsal. The...

Charlotte Blanc (12) performs during the Homecoming rally. Both varsity and junior varsity dance teams joined this year to form the Harker Dance Company.

Dance teams combine into Harker Dance Company

by Esha Gohil, Humans of Harker December 20, 2019

The junior varsity and varsity dance teams merged together for the first time ever to form the Harker Dance Company at the start of this school year. The choreographers, Karl Kuehn, who previously coached...

Upper school dance teacher Karl Kuehn looks on as students audition for the annual dance production. Auditions took place on Sept. 14.

Dance show auditions launch preparation for annual production

by Catherine Feng, Asst. Copy Editor September 16, 2019

Auditions for the annual dance production took place on Saturday, Sept. 14. Students of all ability levels from all four grades were encouraged to audition, even if they had never danced before. This year,...

Dancers stretch out their splits in the stretches, leaps and turns after school class. This class, which started after the end of the annual dance show, was held on Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Keeping up with the Kuehn Klass: Behind the scenes of after school dance classes

by Alysa Suleiman, Reporter May 27, 2019

Ambient white blocks of fluorescent lights line the angled ceiling, reflecting in the wall-length mirror of the dance room. Spread across the polished wooden floor in two straight rows, dancers in the...

Joel Morel (11) grins at the audience as he dances in perfect coordination with his fellow members of Kinetic Krew. Kinetic Krew, 
an all-boys group directed by Rachelle Haun, features dancers from 9th to 12th grade.

Students leap, twirl and jump during annual “Just Dance”

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor April 15, 2019

As a medley of multicolored lights flush the stage, dancers prance into their starting positions and strike a pose. The music begins, and with a graceful turn, “Just Dance” begins. Six dance groups...

Christopher Hurshman accepts role as freshman dean

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor January 23, 2019

English teacher Christopher Hurshman will become dean of the freshman Class of 2022 next school year as current freshman dean Jeffrey Draper will shift to heading the Class of 2023. After the Class of...

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