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

Model United Nations (MUN) officers and new club members gather in Shah Hall to go over MUN procedures before beginning mock conferences on Sept. 22. “I liked seeing the unique ideas and interpretations of the prompts,” Director-General Marketing: Social Media Sophia Ou (10) said. “The discussions were nice to witness, and the atmosphere was lively.”

Harker Model United Nations club ushers in new school year with kickoff event

by Andrew Liang and Katie Tcheng October 20, 2023

Upper school students gathered in history teacher Carol Green’s room for Harker Model United Nations (MUN) Club’s kickoff event on Sept. 22 from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Officers first introduced the basic...

Students line up to get cookies outside of Manzanita Hall on Tuesday. In celebration of former Harker president Howard Nichols birthday, students and faculty enjoyed chocolate chip cookies, one of Nichols favorite desserts.

Upper school honors Howard Nichols’ birthday through chocolate chip cookie tradition

by Vivian Chen and Anika Maji October 15, 2023

The upper school celebrated former Harker president Howard Nichols’ birthday through the annual tradition of serving chocolate chip cookies to students and faculty during lunch on Tuesday. In a Schoology...

Upper school speech and debate chair Jenny Achten speaks to the frosh class about time management in the Auxiliary Gym on Sept. 22. “Think about yourself a little bit scientifically,” Achten said during the assembly. “Think, ‘What stresses me out and what helps me.’ Be really cognizant of those things.”

Be on-time and addiction-free: frosh and juniors attend first LIFE assemblies of school year

by Felix Chen and Andrew Liang October 1, 2023

Frosh and juniors attended Living with Intent, Focus and Enthusiasm (LIFE) assemblies about time management and substance abuse on Friday in the Auxiliary Gym and the Rothschild Performing Arts Center...

Associated Student Body (ASB) Spirit Coordinator Luke Mehta (12) asks fall sports captains to guess a song during the spirit event. on Wednesday in the Athletic Center (AC). The game included songs such as Barbie World (With Aqua) by Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice and Night Changes by One Direction.

Spirit event brings students together through “Guess the Song” and raffle drawing

by Charlie Wang and Jonathan Szeto September 27, 2023

Sophomores, juniors and seniors gathered in the Athletic Center (AC) for a schoolwide spirit event from 9:35 to 9:50 a.m. on Wednesday.  Associated Student Body (ASB) Spirit Coordinator Luke Mehta...

Ritu Belani (12) discusses the Language and Linguistics Club with Anoushka Chakravarty (10) outside the Athletic Center (AC) during Club Fair on Tuesday. The Language and Linguistics Club hosts activities like the North American Computational Linguistics Open (NACLO) competition and language puzzles.

Club Fair connects students with new opportunities

by Margaret Cartee, Katie Tcheng, and Ram Batchu September 19, 2023

Upper school students showcased their student-run organizations to prospective members during Club Fair on Tuesday outside the Rothschild Performing Arts Center (RPAC). This year’s Club Fair featured...

Juniors Sam Parupudi and Sanaa Bhorkar paint the Class of 2025s eagle white. Each grade colored their eagle white ahead of Spirit Week in October, during which classes will decorate their respective eagles to their assigned theme.

Community jumps into year of spirit with Spirit Kickoff

by Felix Chen, Mendy Mao, and Kinnera Mulam September 13, 2023

Around 250 students and faculty attended the Spirit Kickoff on Sept. 1. The event took place in the Quad from 3:30-5 p.m. and featured boardwalk-themed activities to inaugurate another year of Harker spirit. Harker...

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...

Members of leadership from The Winged Post, Harker Aquila, Humans of Harker and TALON Yearbook publications pose for a picture in August 2021. The last time all three (Winged Post, Aquila, TALON) publications were awarded the CSPA crown award was in the spring of 2019.

Harker journalism announced as CSPA crown finalists

by Dilsher Dhaliwal, Reporter February 23, 2022

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) announced The Winged Post, Harker Aquila and TALON Yearbook publications as Crown finalists in the print news, digital news and print yearbook categories,...

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 12, 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...

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