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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

Meet your teacher: Ace of all trades

Meet your teacher: Ace of all trades

by Aryana Bharali and Tiffany Chang May 1, 2023

Cross country athletes surround Kevin Oliver as he reviews techniques and invigorates them with advice for an upcoming competition. His expertise as a runner enables him to devise proper strategies...

Upper school mathematics teacher Bradley Stoll holds a heart shaped paper cut-out with the word share painted over it. Ever since becoming vegan in 2014, Stoll has discovered new ways of cooking and sharing his baked goods with others.

Meet your teacher: Cooking for community

by Alena Suleiman and Edward Huang March 28, 2022

harkeraquila · Winged Post Audible: Cooking for community Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus BC and vegan desserts may appear an unlikely combination, but upper school mathematics teacher Bradley Stoll...

Upper school Latin and world history teacher Clifford Hull examines excavated fossils that he has collected and stores in his room, Main 1. Hull is passionate about archaeology, collecting and the past, as evinced by objects atop his cabinet such as the bust of Caesar pencil holder and the American flag he was given when he first came to the country.

Meet your teacher: Excavating upper school history teacher’s world

by Sarah Mohammed and Tiffany Chang December 10, 2021

Bright green, pink and yellow orange squeezers; teapots from Finland from the 50s and 60s and mid 19th century Victorian Age relics of urinals are a combination of objects you’ll most likely never find...

Meet your teacher: History teacher strives for inner balance

Meet your teacher: History teacher strives for inner balance

by Mahika Halepete and Helen Yang May 14, 2018

Silence seeps into the air as a group of people sit together, meditating—then, chants begin to echo as they recite the names of gods in Hebrew through a harmony of songs. When the clock strikes exactly...

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...

Allersma demonstrates her frisbee skills. Allersma has played both competitively and recreationally.

Meet your teacher: Physics teacher plays in tight-knit Ultimate Frisbee community

by Helen Yang, STEM Editor March 8, 2018

Aside from being a full-time mom and physics teacher, Dr. Miriam Allersma is also an ultimate frisbee lover. Having participated in the sport for over fifteen years, she has had many exciting experiences...

Theater teacher Jeffrey Draper in his classroom.

Meet your teacher: Theater teacher reflects on his performing arts career

by Kathy Fang, Photo Editor December 5, 2017

Beyond his work as a theater teacher and a director at the upper school, Jeffrey Draper also performs as four vastly different characters in Center REPertory Company’s annual production of Charles Dickens’...

English teacher Ohad Paran poses for the camera each day of the week. No matter what you choose to wear, be yourself, he said.

Meet your teacher: English teacher flaunts colorful, unique style

by Tiffany Wong, Aquila News Editor November 16, 2017

With his color-coordinated dress shirts, endless drawer of patterned socks and rainbow of Apple Watch wristbands, English teacher Ohad Paran takes on every day in style. Whether he’s sporting his...

Agüero-Esparza uses a sewing machine to fashion traditional Mexican sandals,
known as Huaraches.

Meet your teacher: Art teacher features original work at Getty-sponsored exhibition

by Neil Bai and Jessie Wang October 12, 2017

When she was a child, upper school visual arts teacher Pilar Agüero-Esparza would always receive art supplies as holiday gifts and birthday presents, leading to a lasting passion for drawing, painting,...

Charles Shuttleworth at Monarch Pass, Colorado, on the 39th day of the trip. The ride, lasting a total of 62 days, started in Yorktown, Virginia, and spanned across America, ending in San Francisco.

Meet your teacher: English teacher completes summer charity ride across US, raising $5595 for MS

by Kathy Fang and Nina Gee September 6, 2017

 After two months of biking through lush farmlands dotted with livestock and llamas, arid canyons dotted with wildlife and forested mountain ranges, upper school English teacher Charles Shuttleworth has...

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