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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

As paparazzi photographed them together repeatedly on private outings and Swift began attending Chiefs games, the quasi-couple captured the focus of football fans and Swifties alike. 

Kelce-Swift romance tackles media

by Katerina Matta and Aishani Singh December 3, 2023

Sparks flew one night in Arrowhead Stadium as Taylor Swift wowed attendees at her famed Eras Tour. Current Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and two-time Super Bowl champion himself, was no exception...

Ethan Lei (9) dribbles the ball down the court. The Eagles jumped to an early lead and grew it through a barrage of two-pointers and free throws.

Frosh and sophomore boys basketball open season with 45-18 Stratford win

by Alison Yang, Assistant A&E Editor November 30, 2022

The frosh and sophomore boys basketball team defeated Stratford San Jose 45-18 in their first game of the season on Nov. 22.  Jumping to 11-3 early into the first quarter, the Eagles maintained and...

Students from the classes of 2022 and 2023 listen as Cantilena performs an arrangement of Youre My Best Friend by John Deacon during baccalaureate on Davis Field. “[Performing at baccalaureate] is definitely a very bittersweet occasion,” Cantilena leader Teresa Cai (‘22) said. “I’ll definitely miss being at high school and the people Im with, but Im excited to go off and make the people here proud.”

Annual baccalaureate transfers leadership from graduating to rising senior class

by Desiree Luo and Olivia Xu May 27, 2022

As the sun began to set on Davis Field, the classes of 2022 and 2023 filed onto the field in advisory clusters, dressed in formal attire. As their peppered conversations faded away, an arrangement of “Café...

“Compared to taking a test at school, cellos are difficult to quantify. If you get a good grade at school, then thats that good grade. But if youre playing the cello, you cant give yourself a number grade, so theres always things that you can work on and youre always hearing different things that you can change, Lucas Chen (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Bows, bridges and boba

by Gemma Chan and Erica Cai May 14, 2022

Clasping the bow of his cello, Lucas Chen (12) recalls bowing the instrument’s strings gently and beginning to perform his worries away, note after note. Every note is a worry gone, a stress gone, a...

Anwen Hao (9) poses in a dance routine to Albrecht’s Variation from “Giselle at this years Hoscars. The show, themed Oscars this year, took place on March 30 in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center and featured acts in singing, dancing, instrumental and more,

Back with a blast: the Hoscars return triumphantly to center stage

by Emma Gao, Co-Copy Editor April 17, 2022

“Before we start, let me assure you there will be no slaps and no punches thrown today. So sit back, relax and enjoy the show. Let the Hoscars begin!”  Associated Student Body (ASB) treasurer Aaditya...

Harrison Chang (12) plays the marimba with two wooden bars in each hand at the Chamber Music Concert on Feb. 25. A total of 13 students performed in small instrumental ensembles in the Patil Theater to live and virtual audiences.

Student instrumental ensembles host Chamber Music Concert

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor March 5, 2022

13 upper school students performed a total of five instrumental pieces during the Chamber Music Concert on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Patil Theater, with instruments ranging from piano to violin to marimba.  Chamber...

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