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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Throughout comedy’s history, humor has been used as a way to reinforce power dynamics, with women usually being the target of sexist jokes. Despite strides in gender equality in the entertainment industry, the belief that “men are funnier than women” persists, solidifying comedy as a male-dominated field where women struggle to gain visibility.

More than just a punchline

by Ashley Mo March 28, 2024

“It’s just a joke.” “You’re too soft.” “Stop being so sensitive.” These commonly heard phrases dismiss the effects of hurtful humor and imply that it’s normal to “laugh off” problematic...

The Language and Linguistics Club meet in upper school French teacher Galina Tchourilovas room on Feb. 27. The presentation focused on sociolinguistics and the diversity of dialects.

Discussing dialects: Language and Linguistics Club discovers sociolinguistics

by Vivek Moorjani, Humans of Harker Profiler March 6, 2024

Language and Linguistics Club held a meeting on Feb. 27 discussing sociolinguistics and how it connects to modern day life after school from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. in upper school French teacher Galina Tchourilova’s...

Anwen Hao (11) celebrates his Best exit for a ballet dance Hoscar. 40 students performed in the 12th annual Hoscars on Feb. 8.

From comedy to K-pop: Annual Hoscars shows off student talent

by Tiffany Zhu, Mendy Mao, and Emma Milner February 23, 2024

Best four-person co-ed dance to Rihanna. Best and largest gossip session. Best rap song. Best exit for a ballet dance. Best original song and best person on the piano. The “I love Barbie award.” Where...

Om Tandon (12) smiles as he answers a question during the senior panel at the eighth grade introduction to the upper school. Om was one of the eight seniors selected to participate in the panel.

Eighth grade families explore upper school through performances, presentations and panelists

by Ashley Mo, Reporter December 1, 2023

Eighth grade students and their families assembled in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center for an introduction to the upper school from 6 to 7:15 p.m on Nov. 14 at the Saratoga campus. The annual upper...

Rupert Chen (12) plays the bagpipes during Quadchella on Oct. 19. The bagpipe is a traditional Scottish instrument that is part of the woodwind family.

Quadchella strengthens bond of Harker community

by Alison Yang and Young Min November 5, 2022

Tunes and laughter fill the air as upper school students and faculty gathered to watch Quadchella, a semi-annual showcase that featured 12 members of the Harker community and their talents, in the Quad...

Upper school students prepare for final exams in the library on Monday, Dec. 13. During finals week, librarians enforced a completely silent study zone in the library for students to focus on their studying.

In-person final exams return for fall semester

by Selina Xu and Michelle Wei December 15, 2021

harkeraquila · Aquila Audible of "In-person final exams return for fall semester" Students took 90-minute in-person final exams yesterday, which will continue until Friday of this week. This...

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