Harker Aquila

As Wajahat Ali continued on his path of storytelling as a Pakistani-American and Muslim, the lack of representation he has found along the way with has sometimes been difficult to overcome. But because of his love for and his interest in expressing and documenting stories and moments that unveil the richness of the stories of America, he found it fulfilling to keep doing what he does.

Wajahat Ali tells the real stories of America

by Sarah Mohammed, Asst. Features Editor December 11, 2020

Wajahat Ali remembers working on his first short story in Harker’s fifth-grade English and art classroom. His teacher, Ms. Peterson, had instructed him to write a page-long narrative—and Ali’s piece...

President-elect Joseph R. Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris’ win on Nov. 7 brought about the possibility of increased representation for marginalized communities. The last four years have exacerbated discrimination and underrerpesentation for groups such as Latinx, Black and LGBTQ+ communities, but Biden’s administration signals potential changes for the better.

Pulse of the People: Biden-Harris and the promise for change

by Alysa Suleiman and Arely Sun November 16, 2020

On Election Night, Jeannette Fernandez, a Latina and upper school math teacher, recalls sitting in her living room, watching with bated breath alongside millions of other Americans as the nation collectively...

Katherine Ho sings on stage. Her music journey started at age five when she began a tradition of performing every year in her local Lunar New Year show dancing and singing in Mandarin.

Inside a Crazy Rich Asians singer’s quest to mix the best of both worlds

by Jin Tuan, Lifestyle Editor November 1, 2018

Neat rows of mahjong tiles shuffle around on the movie screen. Quick cuts between shots of Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) and Eleanor Sung-Young (Michelle Yeoh) reveal their poker faces, strained with tight...

Impacts of increased ethnic representation in the entertainment industry

Impacts of increased ethnic representation in the entertainment industry

by Jessie Wang, Reporter October 25, 2018

This September, I went to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon, and saw Snow in Midsummer, a play based off of an ancient Chinese operatic performance. What was special about this show...

Crazy Rich RepresentAsian: Crazy Rich Asians sets a new benchmark for Asian portrayal in popular media

Crazy Rich RepresentAsian: Crazy Rich Asians sets a new benchmark for Asian portrayal in popular media

by Gloria Zhang and Nina Gee September 3, 2018

Before the classic high school plot of “The D.U.F.F” was “Mean Girls”, and before “Mean Girls” was “Clueless”. Before the romantic musical of “La La Land” was “Singin’ In the Rain”....

Load More Stories
Activate Search
The student news site of The Harker School.
representation