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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Meet your teacher: Teachings of a thespian

Meet your teacher: Teachings of a thespian

by Jonathan Xue, HoH Co-Editor-in-Chief May 3, 2024

A scintillating soliloquy punctuates the stage, marking the ending number to a theatrical adaptation of Antigone. As the lights fade to black and the curtains draw close, a resounding applause fills the...

Math Club members Juliana Li (10) and Lily Shi (9) work on problems during the Jan. 9 lecture. Math Club hosted a speaker event with alumnus and former Math Club President Jeffrey Kwan ‘20, where he discussed math problems and held a Q&A to answer questions about math.

Math Club hosts speaker event and wins Arete Competition

by Steven Jiang, TALON Reporter January 25, 2023

Math Club hosted a speaker event with alumnus and former Math Club President Jeffrey Kwan (‘20), where he discussed math problems and answered questions from participants on Jan. 9 during lunch. During...

Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT), led by president Sawyer Lai (12) and vice president Paulina Gicqueau (12), entered to the song Classic by MKTO.  Mondays school meeting included announcements by HSLT, TedX, Dance Club and other organizations.

School meeting recap 8/29/22: Student Diversity Leadership Conference, math competitions and spirit kickoff

by Ella Yee, Co-News Editor August 31, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) president Kris Estrada (12) opened the second school meeting of the year in the Zhang Athletic Center on Monday. Performing Arts Production Manager Brian Larsen reminded...

Assistant professor Anand Natarajan (09) teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technologys (MIT) Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) department. He first discovered his love for science as a child and explored his passion at the high school level with clubs and advanced classes.

Blooming from the STEM: Anand Natarajan (‘09) dives into quantum computing

by Olivia Xu and Brandon Zau March 28, 2022

harkeraquila · Winged Post Audible: Blooming from the STEM: Anand Natarajan (‘09) Imagine that you and I are on the opposite sides of the galaxy, and you perform an operation on yourself. Now, imagine...

The classroom of upper school math teacher Gabriele Stahl. All upper school math teachers prepared their classrooms by separating desks before the AMC 10 and 12 exams on Nov. 10. The contests were administered in-person this year, though students still took the exams on their laptops.

Annual AMC 10 and 12 exams return to in-person testing

by Catherine Wong, Reporter November 27, 2021

More than 150 upper school students participated in the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) 10 exam and 12 A exam on Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. in Dobbins Hall.  The AMC 10 was only available...

STEM Scene showcases briefs to update our community on the STEM world.

STEM Scene: Aug. 17

by Sabrina Zhu and Arjun Barrett August 17, 2021

SpaceX SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by Elon Musk in 2002, successfully launched the GPS III Space Vehicle 05 mission on June 17. The vehicle was supported by a Falcon 9 rocket that had...

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

STEM Spotlight: Math Club

by Mark Hu, STEM Editor January 22, 2021

STEM Spotlight is a new repeater exploring what clubs at Harker have been doing during remote learning. This week’s featured club is the Math Club, which encourages out-of-the-box problem solving and...

Jeffrey Kwan (’20) has been involved in math ever since he was in elementary school, frequently competing in olympiads and serving as math club president. He especially enjoys problem solving and finding patterns between different areas of math.

Jeffrey Kwan (‘20) participates in the 2020 International Math Olympiad

by Sabrina Zhu, Assistant STEM Editor October 9, 2020

On Sept. 21 and 22, the 61st annual International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) was held virtually, with Jeffrey Kwan (‘20) participating as one of six students representing the United States. Jeffrey...

Last years AMC 10 and 12 exams were held at 8 a.m. in Nichols Atrium on Feb. 20. According to Dr. Aiyer, around 120 students will be taking one of the exams this year, which will both be held next Thursday.

Upper school students prepare for the AMC

by Erica Cai, Reporter February 3, 2019

About 120 students will flow into the Nichols Atrium just before 8 a.m. next Thursday, finding their prescribed seat amid a wide array of the green fold-up chairs and wooden tables notoriously associated...

Competitive math draws participants of all ages

Competitive math draws participants of all ages

by Aditya Singhvi and Saurav Tewari October 18, 2018

Rows and rows of seats in a college lecture hall fill up with anxious students, armed with yellow #2 pencils, fully charged TI-84s and blank sheets of paper. Proctors distribute tests, making their way...

Stahl dances the evening away with tango partner Sam Safadi. “If you want something challenging, then challenge yourself with Tango,” Stahl said.

Meet your teacher: Math teacher moves to the music through tango career

by Rose Guan and Kathy Fang March 31, 2018

A singer fills the air with a plaintive melody. Dozens of tango dancers locked in tight embraces sway in time with the rich music, covering the room with intricate series of steps. Among them is...

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