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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

Certificate seniors Sujith Pakala, Irene Yuan, Teresa Cai, Malar Bala, Richie Amarillas and Ysabel Chen pose with their certificates after Senior Showcase. Friday’s Senior Showcase and Hammies Ceremony recognized this year’s 17 graduating Certificate students as well as other Conservatory members.

Senior performing arts students conclude year at upper school with final showcases and awards

by Aryana Bharali, Kevin Zhang, and Sally Zhu May 22, 2022

Dancers, actors, instrumentalists, vocalists, tech crew, students from all aspects of the performing arts line up on stage, their smiles bright and wide as the stage lights shine down on them. They hold...

Members of Bel Canto perform at a dress rehearsal for the Choirs In Concert. The concert, themed Peace, Hope, Love, took place in the Patil Theater on April 21.

Bel Canto, Camerata, Cantilena, Downbeat dazzle in Peace, Hope, Love concert

by Ella Yee, Co-Asst. Multimedia Editor May 3, 2022

A song inspired by South African melodies, another dedicated to the war in Ukraine and a melody accompanied on the erhu, a Chinese stringed instrument. Members of upper school choirs Bel Canto, Camerata,...

“Be a winner. That’s the thing, I’m not some STEM god, I’m not a Stanford admittee, I’m certainly not the top of my class. But win sometimes in life, it feels good. That’s my thing, Richie Amarillas (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Thriving in the spotlight

by Hima Thota, Reporter April 6, 2022

Remembering his middle school days, Richie Amarillas (12) recounts the thrill of performing as Sonny Malone, the male lead of his eighth grade musical, “Xanadu.” Speaking fondly about the memory, he...

Students in Governing Alice played by Sidak Sanghari (9), Leyla Artun (12) and Arianna Weaver (12) wave their hands. Four student-directed plays performed in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center on Jan. 7 and Jan. 8.

Annual Student Directed Showcase production entertains audience amidst COVID-19 pandemic

by Sally Zhu and Kinnera Mulam January 20, 2022

Where can you learn about all of American history and grow inspired by a basketball team’s hunt for new players in one sitting? Or enter a fictitious world of shunned “lefties” and sympathize with...

Saumi Mehta (12), one of the four senior directors, participates in a staged reading of the play Squad Goals on Oct. 1. The student directors posted the cast lists for all the plays on Saturday.

Cast lists for 2022 Student Directed Showcase plays announced

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor October 21, 2021

The Student Directed Showcase (SDS) student directors announced the cast list for the 2022 SDS productions in a Schoology post on Saturday.  Performing Arts Director Laura-Lang Ree uploaded a post...

Students attended the 2021 Conservatory Kick-Off on Wednesday in the Patil Theater. Multiple teachers announced upcoming events such as the Fall Play and Dance Production and new classes.

Performing arts students attend the 2021 school year Conservatory Kick-Off

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor August 27, 2021

Students attended the Conservatory Kick-Off for the 2021-22 school year in the Patil Theater on Wednesday, a mandatory event for students interested or involved in any performing arts at Harker. The Kick-Off...

Members of the S@TC Intensive Cast rehearse the musical scene of their show Star Crossed Lovers. Unlike last summer, the upper school held in-person activities on campus for Conservatory Intensive and Summer Institute courses in the past couple of months.

A year later, Summer Institute and Conservatory reawaken on-campus life

by Aastha Mangla, Asst. A&E and Lifestyle Editor August 16, 2021

The Summer Institute and Summer @ the Conservatory ([email protected]) returned to the upper school in person with a variety of courses, including supplemental courses such as Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry, AP...

Seniors Ruya Ozveren, Alex Kumar, and Vaishnavi Murari sing in the closing scene of the spring musical Les Misérables with the entire cast on March 19. Unlike the format of the Fall Play and Student Directed Showcase (SDS), Performing Arts Director Laura Lang-Ree converted the musical into a movie, where multiple video angles are used and the audio is recorded beforehand.

It’s a wrap: “Les Miz” cast to release movie production of Spring Musical

by Aastha Mangla and Michelle Liu April 7, 2021

As the third theater performance following the start of the pandemic, "Les Misérables" hints at hope in a time of loss and revolution. To bring this story to life, the cast and crew of the Spring Musical...

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