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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

Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT) members demonstrate how to play the hula hoop game. This game required teams to step through a hula hoop one at a time while holding hands.

Spirit Week starts strong with Spring Sports Rally featuring 7 athletic teams

by Michelle Wei and Ella Yee March 28, 2023

Spring Spirit Week kicked off with the Spring Sports Rally featuring athletes from girls lacrosse, boys volleyball, boys golf, boys tennis, baseball, swimming and track and field, who competed in a series...

California Republican House Representative Kevin McCarthy was elected House Speaker on Jan. 7 after an unprecedented 15 rounds of voting. McCarthy finally achieved the win with 216 out of 428 votes.

Kevin McCarthy elected House Speaker after unprecedented 15 rounds of voting

by Shareen Chahal and Katerina Matta January 28, 2023

California Republican House Representative Kevin McCarthy was elected House Speaker on Jan. 7 after an unprecedented 15 rounds of voting. Following the recent midterm elections, the Republican Party...

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...

Senior lip sync participants Kris Estrada and Gordon Chen pose together in a heart shape. The seniors routine described some of the horrors of Harker, in line with their theme of the horror movie It.

Homecoming Week Day 4: Homecoming Rally closes Spirit Week with a bang

by Vika Gautham and Aishani Singh October 6, 2022

Students and faculty gathered in the Zhang Athletic Center for the annual Homecoming Rally today, which featured various competitions, lip-syncs and performances from Jazz Band and Kinetic Krew. The...

A Blue Tang fish swims in the fish tank in Nichols Hall. The tank’s current fish residents also include African Blue Spotted Rabbitfish, Flame Angels, Atlantic Blue Tangs and Yellow Damsels among many other living creatures such as sea urchins and a red and green brittle starfish.

Fishing into the depths of Nichols: Decade-old fish tank brings vitality to building

by Yifan Li and Alison Yang October 4, 2022

They are watching. Students might spare them a glance on the way to class or tap on the glass to watch them scatter or stare at them during a class break. Maybe they start to wonder about their names,...

Rahul Sundaresan (9) raises a card with the name China during the Model U.N. kickoff yesterday. The kickoff, with over 30 student attendees, included a mock conference about several topics.

Upper school Model U.N. kicks off the school year with mock conference

by Felix Chen and Katerina Matta September 17, 2022

Over 30 middle and high school students attended the upper school Model U.N. Kickoff, an introductory event which replicates typical Model U.N. proceedings in a mock conference, from 4 to 8 p.m. yesterday...

Upper school mathematics teacher Jeanette Fernandez sways her blue skirt to a Mexican folk dance, “Las Abajeñas.” Fernandez performs this dance every year at Spanish Cultural Night, which made a return in-person this year on March 11.

¡Música, comida, baile!: Spanish National Honor Society hosts return of Spanish Cultural Night

by Isha Moorjani, News Editor March 26, 2022

Spanish National Honor Society (SNHS) hosted La Noche Cultural, the annual event in which past and current Spanish students gather to celebrate the language and culture through dance, performances and...

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