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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

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...

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...

“Im thankful for jazz because it brought me back to the violin in a roundabout way. Everything youre singing, if youre truly in the moment, its coming out of your music and what you think is right in that moment, and no one can take that away [from] you and no one can be the best at it technically. So that reminded me that I might not be technically the best [at] the violin, but Im the best at my interpretation of music,” Malar Bala (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Getting in tune

by Isha Moorjani, News Editor November 7, 2021

Malar Bala’s (12) eyes light up with joy as she recounts interviewing Leland Blue, an alternative rock band, for an episode of her music podcast, Getting in Tune Pod, which she hosts with close friend...

Each year, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation hosts the National Merit Scholarship Program, a national high school competition meant to acknowledge academically gifted students across the country. 52 Harker seniors from the class of 2022 received the honour of National Merit semifinalist on Sept. 15 after scoring in the top 1% on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) they had taken the previous school year.

52 Harker seniors recognized as National Merit semifinalists

by Emma Gao and Julie Shi October 2, 2021

52 Harker seniors from the class of 2022 received the honour of National Merit semifinalist on Sept. 15 after scoring in the top 1% on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) they had taken the...

In the face of the pandemic, Rodrigo appealed to a listeners heart with her exploration of loneliness and hardship. “Drivers License” has opened up what the music industry could have in stock for audiences in 2021: not only how artists can market their music, but also how they can speak to their listeners. 

A ballad of empathy

by Sarah Mohammed, Winged Post Asst. Features Editor February 20, 2021

Along a sleek and quiet road, a girl drives past empty fields in her small white vintage Mercedes car. Illuminated by soft purple light, she begins to sing a song of love and loss, of heartbreak and healing....

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