The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Brendon Hayes (9) and Akul Goyal (9), members of Harker Robotics mechanical and machining team, wear masks inside Nichols as they run the router during Robotics weekend work session today. As of April 18, Harker will no longer require middle and upper school community members to wear masks indoors.

BREAKING: Harker announces end of indoor masking requirement starting April 18

by Isha Moorjani and Ananya Sriram March 5, 2022

Harker will no longer require wearing masks indoors for middle and upper school students starting on April 18, according to an email sent by Head of School Brian Yager on Thursday.  This announcement...

An illustration of the COVID-19 virus.
This article addresses common myths surrounding COVID-19, the delta variant and vaccines and provides accurate answers from the CDC and The New England Journal of Medicine.

Myth-busting COVID-19 and the vaccines

by Arjun Barrett and Nicole Tian August 28, 2021

Do I still need to wear a mask if I’m vaccinated? Yes. Though the CDC only requires unvaccinated individuals to wear a mask, all vaccinated individuals are encouraged to continue wearing masks. Unvaccinated...

The sun shines through wildfire smoke over Davis Field today. Air quality index (AQI) levels passed 150 on all four campuses today, according to the second of two emails sent at 12:44 p.m. by Director of Health Services Debra Nott, cancelling or moving all after school activities and sports practices inside.

BREAKING: Sudden decline in air quality from wildfires alters outdoor activity protocol

by Alysa Suleiman and Nicole Tian August 27, 2021

This is a developing story. Check Harker Aquila for future updates. Air quality index (AQI) levels passed 150 on all four campuses today, canceling or moving all after school activities and sports practices...

Library director Lauri Vaughan stacks rectangles of cotton into what she calls mask pancakes before sewing them into individual masks. With aid from student volunteers and fabric donors, her sewing project reached 5000 masks, which she announced on Mar. 3 on Schoology.

Mask on: Students and faculty contribute to upper school mask drive

by Arely Sun, Winged Post Lifestyle Editor March 23, 2021

Last spring, when the upper school left campus and switched to remote learning, library director Lauri Vaughan initiated a small-scale sewing project with some friends to make cloth masks to donate. “I...

Freshmen Allison Zhu and Alexis Nishimura dress as a devil and angel in classic red and white for the costume.

Trick or treat: Zombies, princesses, and e-boys, oh my!

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter November 1, 2019

As the clock strikes 8 am on a crisp and windy Thursday morning, the perfect Halloween weather, students scramble into class, greeting each other with shouts of laughter as they view each other’s costumes....

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