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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

By normalizing these insults and comments and allowing them to circulate, we normalize casual homophobia and ableism and allow the seeds of prejudice to grow in our environment.

Derogatory slang perpetuates prejudice

by Margaret Cartee, Asst. Opinion Editor March 23, 2022

Standing in the lunch line outside of Manzanita Hall, I stare intently at my phone, focused on the daily Wordle puzzle. Even though I’m mostly absorbed in thought, I can make out the sound of a senior...

STEM Spotlight is a new Aquila repeater showcasing STEM clubs and their initiatives.

STEM Spotlight: Language and Linguistics Club

by Mark Hu, STEM Editor January 11, 2021

"STEM Spotlight" is a new repeater exploring what STEM clubs at Harker have been doing during remote learning. This week’s featured club is the Language and Linguistics Club, which strives to share the...

A torch representing the Latin language. The regenerative power of flames symbolizes truth, life–the part of Latin that lives on forever. The smoke radiates outwards and dissipates, symbolizing the dead aspect of Latin, one that isnt spoken anymore or included directly in vernacular literature.

A minore ad maius: the importance of Latin in the 21st century

by Lauren Liu, Reporter April 15, 2020

Towards the end of fifth grade, my mother handed me a manila clasp envelope. Inside were two sheets of paper. One for electives. The other, for language. As much as my dad emphasized taking a “useful...

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...

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