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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

Ritu Belani (12), Anna Lee (12) and Caden Ruan (10) choose food options from the LIFE Boards snack bar after school on March 14. The board set up the snacks as a healthier alternative option with orange juice, donuts and more.

LIFE nutrition month encourages healthy eating through speaker event and snack bars

by Jonathan Szeto, Assistant News Editor March 25, 2024

The Living with Intent, Focus and Enthusiasm (LIFE) Board held a speaker event on March 11 and two snack bars, one on March 14 and the other on March 27, as part of their Nutrition Month initiative. Dietitian...

Academic counselor Jonah Alves guards an opponent in a teacher-student basketball match during the school meeting on Feb. 22. The faculty team Alves was a member of, Below the Rim, placed third overall.

School Meeting 2/22: Make Our Schools Safe, DECA advocacy month and basketball

by Margaret Cartee and Felix Chen March 2, 2024

Associated Student Body President Daniel Lin opened the school meeting on Feb. 22. Make Our Schools Safe Treasurer Anoushka Chakravarty announced that Feb. 14 marked the sixth year since the Parkland...

LIFE speaker Julie Lythcott-Haims gestures during the LIFE Assembly in the Zhang Gym on April 19. Students learned the importance of pursuing their passions and living authentically.

Former Stanford Dean speaks to upper school students in LIFE assembly

by Felix Chen, Katerina Matta, and Katie Reed May 4, 2023

Former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford University and TedX speaker Julie Lythcott-Haims presented to upper school students about living with purpose in a Living With Intent, Focus and Enthusiasm (LIFE) program...

Cards with encouraging messages were displayed around campus during Wellness Week. “We all wrote down some kind of encouraging phrases on notecards to put around school,” Sonya Apsey (11) said. “It was really nice to see our advisory bonding over something [we] normally wouldn’t get an opportunity to talk about, and I think Wellness Week gave [us] that opportunity.”

Wellness Week: LIFE lessons with LIFE Board

by Shareen Chahal and Isha Moorjani December 14, 2022

The Living With Intent, Focus and Enthusiasm (LIFE) Board hosted their annual Wellness Week from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2 with activities dedicated to reframing, nutrition, exercise, sleep, relaxation and more...

Head of upper school Paul Barsky claps after reading excerpts from English teacher Charles Shuttleworths recently published book “Desolation Peak: Collected Writings. Barsky read from number 11 of 12 choruses and thanked Shuttleworth for his scholarship.

School meeting recap 11/28/22: Winterfest, “Desolation Peak” and Middle Eastern Student Association

by Felix Chen, Assistant News Editor December 6, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Kris Estrada (12) opened the school meeting on Nov. 28 after students entered Zhang Gymnasium to the tune of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You”...

Harker Spirit Leadership Team officers, some donning dinosaur costumes, discuss Homecoming week activities at yesterdays school meeting. Other topics included Student Directed Showcase announcements, CareerConnect opportunities and Honor Week activities.

School meeting recap: 09/21/22: CareerConnect, Student Directed Showcase and “Guess That Song”

by Katerina Matta, Reporter September 22, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Kris Estrada (12) opened the school meeting yesterday.  History club President Rupert Chen (12) and Vice President Sarah Mohammed (12) introduced their trip...

Charis Denison, expert in adolescent development and community involvement, gives an in-person presentation to the junior class about Relationships, Substances, Sex, Communication, and Your Rights.” She previously spoke to the class two years ago, when they were freshmen.

Students attend class-respective LIFE speaker events

by Kinnera Mulam, Edward Huang, Arely Sun, and Sabrina Zhu November 29, 2021

Content warning: This article mentions the topic of suicide. “There was a 17-year-old girl who texted her boyfriend, encouraging him to act on his suicidal thoughts. Was this criminal?” Skadden...

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