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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

Upper school mathematics teacher Caren Furtado observes several works of photography and art at the Artstravaganza exhibits. Campus art and writing exhibition Artstravaganza displayed student artwork and literature from the past year.

Artstravaganza arts and writing show exhibits student works and talent

by Alena Suleiman, Assistant A&E Editor May 7, 2022

A gingerly cut wooden butterfly perches on a black stand. A few feet away, crawling vines wrap around the neck of a glossy pine green vase. These are just some of the creations on display at Artstravaganza,...

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...

South Berkeley photographer Orin Orie Rutchick came to speak on his work with Harker Journalism last Friday, Sept. 25. Rutchick presented photographs from both his earlier projects focusing on the landscape around him and from his most recent portraiture projects that feature the people of his neighborhood.

South Berkeley photographer speaks to members of Harker Journalism

by Emily Tan and Sarah Mohammed October 3, 2020

From inside a small black photo booth decorated on the outside with old-style, glossy photographs and a sign saying, “Free Pictures from 12 pm - 3 pm,” a woman traces a detailed and artistic black-and-white...

Director of Journalism Ellen Austin explains the fundamentals of DSLR photography to visiting journalism students from Summit High School. The Summit students arrived during lunch and stayed through third period, where they participated in a photo scavenger hunt with Harker students.

Harker journalism program hosts Summit High School journalists for photography class

by Arushi Saxena and Sara Yen March 2, 2020

Encapsulating a fairy tale aura, a colorful gnome figurine stands out in defined focus in contrast to the blurrier leafy surroundings, an effect produced by bokeh, the out-of-focus result in photos using...

The metal fossil of a dinosaur lined in rainbow flags stands outside a biology complex at Cambridge University. The university, the second oldest in England, is composed of 31 colleges, each containing 100 departments.

Moments of London: A walk through my memories

by Nicole Tian June 18, 2019

Paddington Station After an unknown descent into the London Underground, I am met with streams of tourists converging like the river delta gathers at its mouth, all flowing out to unknown routes. I lug...

Eleven students traveled with director of journalism Ellen Austin to London for ten days of photography course and practice.

Harker journalism lands in London to attend photography course, report on street life

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Esha Gohil June 18, 2019

LONDON - Journalism students from Talon, Winged Post and Harker Aquila visited London from June 7 to June 18 for an opportunity to learn about and practice documentary photography while also meeting with...

Freelance photographer Stephen Lam. Lam came to speak to journalism students today during second and third period, staying through lunch to answer students questions about photojournalism and photography.

Freelance photojournalist speaks to Harker journalism

by Eric Fang, News Editor May 21, 2019

Freelance photojournalist Stephen Lam visited Harker journalism today during period two and period three to speak about his path to becoming a professional photographer and to give advice for how student-journalists...

Cubs Mark Hu (9) and Catherine Feng (9), News Editor Eric Fang (11) and Global Columnist Michael Eng (10) review a photo with reporter Anna Vazhaeparambil (10). Throughout the lessons, returners and cubs helped each other improve their knowledge of the camera.

Behind the scenes: Keeping up with student photographers

by Irina Malyugina, Photo Editor December 3, 2018

This year, the news side of the journalism program altered the way newcomers are taught photography skills, adding more hands-on exercises and a couple of days dedicated exclusively to Humans of Harker...

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