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

The Office of Communication notified parents today that the Harker Outlook email accounts are currently inaccessible. Faculty will be notified when Outlook is restored.

Breaking: Harker Outlook temporarily unavailable for faculty

by Alysa Suleiman, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 8, 2022

This is a developing story. Check Harker Aquila for future updates. Jan. 9, 11:19 a.m. The Harker website and portal have been restored this morning, according to an email Office of Communication...

The American and California flag fly at full-staff in the quad. Veterans Day, a federal holiday observed today, honors everyone who has served in the U.S. military through a variety of homages across the country.

Veterans Day celebrates those who served across the country

by Medha Yarlagadda, Reporter November 11, 2021

The nation honored those who have served in the U.S. military through a variety of homages across the country today for Veterans Day. Originally called Armistice Day, President Woodrow Wilson first...

A digital clock displays the time 2 a.m. The time fell back one hour in observance of standard time on Sunday at 2 a.m., marking the end of daylight saving time until it returns again on March 13 of next year.

Standard time begins as daylight saving time ends

by Margaret Cartee, Reporter November 10, 2021

The time fell back one hour in observance of standard time on Sunday at 2 a.m., marking the end of daylight saving time until it returns again on March 13 of next year. Students enjoy having brighter days,...

A Commercial Tree Care truck is stands in front of the tree outside Dobbins as students and maintenance faculty walk around yellow caution tape around the truck. Yellow caution tape was placed around the tree in Dobbins to ensure the safety of faculty and students during the branch removal.

Upper school maintenance removes teetering branch from tree outside Dobbins Hall

by Ananya Sriram, Asst. News Editor October 13, 2021

The upper school campus maintenance staff oversaw the removal of an unsteady branch near the top of the largest tree in front of Dobbins Hall for one hour on Tuesday after school. By barricading the...

Student dancers extend one arm together while practicing part of their routine. The dancers started rehearsals on Wednesday.

Student choreographers begin Dance Production rehearsals

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor October 6, 2021

Dance Production rehearsals began this week for student-choreographed dances that will be performed in the “Blast from the Past” show in January of next year. Six dances, taught by 10 choreographers...

Reporter Ella Yee (10) reviews photos taken of a table tennis match between Director of Journalism Ellen Austin and Winged Post Managing Editor Mark Hu (12). All periods of news-based journalism students engaged in action photography practice today.

Journalism classes practice action photography during class

by Edward Huang, Reporter October 6, 2021

Journalism students in all three news periods sharpened their photography skills today by shooting action photography of their classmates outside Nichols Hall during the second half of class. Sophomore...

Mark Murray speaks to Director of Journalism Ellen Austins seventh period Yearbook class yesterday regarding how to effectively organize coverage. During his presentation, he also gave tips on sports photography and suggested naming conventions to keep uploads organized.

Executive Director of the Association of Texas Photography Instructors visits journalism classes

by Isha Moorjani, News Editor September 30, 2021

Mark Murray, Executive Director of the Association of Texas Photography Instructors, visited the upper school yesterday to teach journalism students about photography techniques and offer advice and feedback...

Emma Biswas (11) reads written responses from Green Teams EcoChallenge bulletin board. Honor Week launched today with a focus on the environment and will continue with different daily themes throughout the rest of the week.

Honor Week begins with environment, Green Team encourages sustainability through bulletin board

by Sabrina Zhu, STEM Editor September 20, 2021

The upper school Honor Council launched Honor Week today with the theme of environment, urging students to spend time in nature and protect our campus. The coming three days will focus on the tenets of...

Kaden Kapadia (12)  poses in a dress shirt and tie. Students could select additional outfits based on the photo package they chose.

Class of 2022 suits up for senior portraits

by Muthu Panchanatham, Opinion Editor September 18, 2021

The Class of 2022 took their senior portraits at the upper school today from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with Prestige Portraits, a photography company for high schools. The shoot will continue throughout tomorrow,...

Intro to Journalism teacher Whitney Huang speaks to parents during sixth period in Main 5. Back to School Day was held on Saturday to give faculty the opportunity to introduce parents to their childrens classes this school year.

Upper school welcomes parents on Back to School Day

by Mark Hu, Winged Post Managing Editor September 15, 2021

Upper school faculty, teachers and student leadership hosted the annual Back to School Day at the Saratoga campus on Saturday for parents to attend abbreviated classes and meet with teachers. Student...

Anishka Raina (12) takes a selfie with her friends on Davis Field. Senior Sunrise began at 6 a.m. on Monday on Davis Field.

Class of 2022 partakes in annual Senior Sunrise tradition

by Irene Yuan, Co-Managing Editor August 24, 2021

The Class of 2022 convened on Davis Field at 6 a.m. Monday morning to participate in the annual senior tradition of watching the sunrise together on the first day of classes. The senior council worked...

The Orchestra performs Andrew Greenes accompaniment to Buster Keatons silent film The Haunted House at the Winter Concert on Friday. The orchestra had previously rehearsed this piece in November.

Annual winter concert unites Lab Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor January 20, 2019

The upper school’s Lab Band, Jazz Band and Orchestra, directed by music teachers Naoki Taniguchi and Dr. Dave Hart, performed their annual Winter Concert in the Patil Theater on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The...

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