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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

From left to right, Jasmine Li (10), Sarah Raymond (12) and Aastha Mangla (10) rehearse lines in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center on Nov. 18. All three students are performing in senior director Vaishnavi Muraris play Its Our Town, Too.

The show must go on: Student directors prepare plays to be shown virtually

by Alysa Suleiman, A&E Editor December 18, 2020

Ever since joining the performing arts community at the upper school in freshman year, Topaz Gao (12) knew they found their place of inspiration. Their journey in theater inspired them to dabble in playwriting,...

Ellie Lang-Ree (12), in the role of Mrs. Gibbs, mimes stringing beans with Marina Logue (12), who plays Mrs. Webb. Our Town, this years fall play, portrays a pre-industrial small town at the cusp of the 20th century, with machinery and cars appearing as the plays timeline progresses.

Cast performs annual fall play, first in RPAC

by Michael Eng, Global Columnist October 31, 2018

The faint smell and sizzle of bacon circulates throughout the audience while Mrs. Webb, played by Marina Logue (12), prepares breakfast on stage. Her daughter, Emily, played by Dilara Ezer (12), travels...

Junior spirit representative Vance Hirota (10) picks a number from a basket to draw for a pumpkin in preparation for a pumpkin carving competition later this week.

School meeting recap 10/22/18

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor October 23, 2018

Chatter engulfed the student body as students sat by advisory and settled down in their seats for the eighth school meeting of the year. ASB President Neil Ramaswamy (12) spoke first, giving details...

Science teachers Dr. Kate Schafer and Chris Spenner and former students talk about their experiences with the 2017 Human Ecology class, which will be offered again next summer. The summer 2019 class is open to all rising sophomores, juniors and seniors.

School meeting recap 10/16/ 18

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor October 19, 2018

Freshmen did not attend today's school meeting, as they were listening to speeches given by their peers running for student council. The elections will be held on Thursday during lunch in the journalism...

Costume designer Caela Fujii helps junior Joel Morel put on clothing for the fall play. The fall play, Our Town, is set in New Hampshire in the early 1900s.

Fall play music and costumes evoke small-town life

by Sara Yen and Alyssa Tomberg October 17, 2018

All lined up on a metal rack on wheels, thin wire hangers bear an array of muted neutral-toned clothing, ranging from a lace-embroidered long-sleeve linen dress to a country-like red, white and blue checkered...

Senior Raphael Sanche performs a line at a Sept. 17 rehearsal for the upcoming fall play, Our Town. Early rehearsals, which began this month, have focused on character development, actor movements and line run-throughs.

Fall play cast begins rehearsals

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter September 21, 2018

Rehearsals have officially begun for the upcoming fall production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” after months of behind-the-scenes planning and preparation. The play tells the story of the...

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