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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Camera in hand, photographer Ben Green prepares to shoot a National Football League (NFL) game. Green works as the team photographer for the Buffalo Bills.

So you want to be a … sports photographer?

by Brandon Zau and Alena Suleiman November 11, 2022

Sports: one of the most ubiquitous and well-known forms of entertainment filled with action, tension and drama. But behind-the-scenes of each game and event is a dedicated group of people pursuing to capture...

Jock of All Trades, Episode 13: Talking Wild Card Weekend and Winter Sports

Jock of All Trades, Episode 13: Talking Wild Card Weekend and Winter Sports

by Desiree Luo, Vishnu Kannan, and Muthu Panchanatham January 15, 2022

Jock of All Trades is a sports podcast hosted by Aquila Co-Managing Editor Vishnu Kannan (12), Opinions Editor Muthu Panchanatham (12) and Assistant Sports Editor Desiree Luo (10). In this episode,...

A play on the familiar phrase “Jack Of All Trades”, Harker Aquilas sports podcast “Jock Of All Trades” is intended to give listeners the latest and most pertinent information regarding a variety of sports.

Jock of All Trades, Episode 12: Talking Giants vs. Dodgers, Trey Lance and Harker Day

by Vishnu Kannan, Muthu Panchanatham, and Desiree Luo October 13, 2021

Jock of All Trades is a sports podcast hosted by Aquila Co-Managing Editor Vishnu Kannan (12), Opinions Editor Muthu Panchanatham (12) and Assistant Sports Editor Desiree Luo (10). In this episode,...

Jock Of All Trades: Episode 10

Jock Of All Trades: Episode 10

by Vishnu Kannan, Muthu Panchanatham, and Saurav Tewari April 11, 2021

From Harker Aquila, Jock of All Trades is a sports podcast hosted by Kushal Shah (12), Muthu Panchanatham (11), Vishnu Kannan (11) and Saurav Tewari (11). In this episode, hear Vishnu, Muthu, and Saurav...

Brian Flores, Ron Rivera, Robert Saleh, Mike Tomlin, and David Culley (all pictured above) are the only five minority head coaches in the NFL, heading in to the 2021 - 2022 NFL season. This translates to just 13% of the league’s 32 head coaches, which is surprising considering that over 70% of the NFL’s players are of color, according to The Institute For Diversity and Ethics in Sports’ 2020 NFL Gender and Racial Report Card.

Racial disparity persists in NFL coaching and ownership despite league’s efforts to promote diversity

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Sports Editor April 7, 2021

Mike Tomlin. Ron Rivera. Brian Flores. Robert Saleh. David Culley. The names of the only non-white head coaches in the NFL. In a league where minorities make up the majority of the player pool, one would...

Jock of All Trades: Episode 9

Jock of All Trades: Episode 9

by Vishnu Kannan, Muthu Panchanatham, Kushal Shah, and Saurav Tewari February 17, 2021

From Harker Aquila, Jock of All Trades is a sports podcast hosted by Kushal Shah (12), Muthu Panchanatham (11), Vishnu Kannan (11) and Saurav Tewari (11). In this episode, hear the crew discuss their...

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs will take on Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV. Kickoff will be at 3:30 p.m. PST this Sunday.

Super Bowl Sunday: 5 tips to help you maximize your watching experience

by Kushal Shah, Sports Reporter February 5, 2021

With COVID-19 forcing both friends and family alike to remain separated from one another, sports like football continue to behave as a uniting influence, bringing the spirits of fans all around the country...

Jock of All Trades: Episode 8

Jock of All Trades: Episode 8

From Harker Aquila, Jock of All Trades is a sports podcast hosted by Kushal Shah (12), Muthu Panchanatham (11), Vishnu Kannan (11) and Saurav Tewari (11). In this episode, hear the crew discuss and...

Co-sports editors Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchantham predict the winners of each of the games in Week 17 of the NFL season.

NFL Week 17 game picks

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham December 31, 2020

Co-sports editors Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchantham predict the winners of each of the games in Week 17 of the NFL season. Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills  Muthu: The Dolphins are up against...

Elizabeth J. Smith, the Director of Pepperdine Graphic Media, discussed COVID-19 coverage and equitable reporting in a visit with Harker Journalism on Dec. 9.

Pepperdine journalism advisor gives tips on covering diversity and inclusion in a visit to Harker Journalism

by Lucy Ge, News Editor December 13, 2020

Director of Pepperdine Graphic Media (PGM) Elizabeth R. Smith visited period four Harker journalism on Dec. 9, speaking about her experience advising Pepperdine University’s journalism staff and giving...

From Harker Aquila, Jock of All Trades is a sports podcast hosted by Kushal Shah (12), Muthu Panchanatham (11), Vishnu Kannan (11) and Saurav Tewari (11). In this episode, hear the crew discuss the San Franscisco 49ers’ disappointing season up to this point and also their early predictions for Super Bowl LV.

Jock of All Trades: Episode 7

by Vishnu Kannan, Muthu Panchanatham, Kushal Shah, and Saurav Tewari November 20, 2020

From Harker Aquila, Jock of All Trades is a sports podcast hosted by Kushal Shah (12), Muthu Panchanatham (11), Vishnu Kannan (11) and Saurav Tewari (11). In this episode, hear the crew discuss the...

An empty 49ers stadium on Feb. 1. At this time,  the team was in Miami, finishing their last practice before the Super Bowl LIV game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Status report: Sports leagues prepare to reopen

by Vishnu Kannan, Muthu Panchanatham, and Saurav Tewari May 20, 2020

Many professional sports leagues across the United States have suspended their seasons indefinitely in light of COVID-19’s continued spread, and in this dormant time for the world of sports, fans are...

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