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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Beaming with bulbs: San Francisco Tulip Day draws crowds

Beaming with bulbs: San Francisco Tulip Day draws crowds

by Katerina Matta and Young Min March 18, 2024

Amidst the monotony of San Francisco's concrete jungle, red, orange, yellow, purple and white hues sprawl across Union Square as long lines of people snake around the center endlessly. People flood the...

How much do you really know about San Francisco and one of its famed neighborhoods?

San Fun-cisco trivia: Test your knowledge with 15 questions

by Jessica Wang and Claire Zhao April 22, 2023

SAN FRANCISCO — We’ve all heard of San Francisco and the Tenderloin. Perhaps you’ve talked about it amongst your peers, been there or even stayed there. But how much do you really know about the...

Tourists and locals walk along the sidewalks of the Tenderloin, taking in the warm afternoon weather and crowded streets. Harker journalism staff members attended the Spring JEA/NSPA Convention in the Tenderloin district from Thursday to Saturday.

“The best the city has to offer”

by Desiree Luo and Ananya Sriram April 22, 2023

SAN FRANCISCO — “Turn right, don’t turn left.” Security guards stand outside of the Hilton San Francisco Union Square and repeat these words as guests exit the doors, according to San Francisco...

Students and advisors find seats at the NHSJC Opening Ceremony on Thursday night. The ceremony featured San Francisco Chronicle critic Peter Hartlaub, who spoke about uncovering truths and breaking stereotypes as journalists.

History of high school journalism’s most historical convention

by Jonathan Xue and Grant Yang April 22, 2023

SAN FRANCISCO — Students and staff clad in bright orange lanyards fill the San Francisco Union Square Hilton, attending a culmination of the year’s achievements in high school journalism. Hailing from...

At the center of Japantown towers the five-story concrete Peace Pagoda. The Buddhist stupa was a gift from the former sister city of Osaka, Japan and now serves as an iconic landmark and gathering spot of Japantown.

Out of the nest: A day in Japantown, San Francisco

by Katerina Matta and Alison Yang February 18, 2023

San Francisco’s Japantown, or “Nihonmachi,” boasts a wealth of delicious restaurants, family-owned businesses and vestiges of the hidden history of the Japanese-American community. Despite the once...

Class of 2021 alumni Arusha Patil and Michelle Si speak with writer Jody Brady during a field trip to the Beat Museum on June 26. Organized by upper school English teacher Charles Shuttleworth, the field trip included 13 alumni from Shuttleworths senior English elective courses, Postmodernism and Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation.

Class of 2021 alumni discover Beat Generation poetry roots in San Francisco

by Sarah Mohammed, Features Editor June 30, 2021

Wooden bookcases line the warm red walls, each shelf brimming with poetry books—yellow-tinted pages lovingly dog-eared at the corners. Hanging from the ceiling, musicians and writers fill a black-and-white...

Kansas City Chiefs defeat San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV

Kansas City Chiefs defeat San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV

by Muthu Panchanatham and Aditya Singhvi February 11, 2020

As the game clock wound down in the final seconds of Superbowl LIV, San Francisco 49ers fans across the nation sat dejectedly back into their chairs, in disbelief of the 31-20 score in favor of the Kansas...

Kick Back with Kushal: Chiefs take dub over 49ers in Super Bowl

Kick Back with Kushal: Chiefs take dub over 49ers in Super Bowl

by Kushal Shah, Sports Reporter February 8, 2020

Us Niner faithful have just received some of the most tragic and devastating news in the history of the Niners since Colin Kaepernick threw that awful interception on a hail mary play to Michael Crabtree...

A crowd of 30,000 gathers for the fourth annual Womens March rally in San Francisco last Saturday. Later that afternoon, about 12,000 demonstrators marched down Market Street to the Embarcadero, according to estimates provided by the marchs press team.

“Together, We Rise”: Women’s rights, civil rights activists around Bay Area call for change at fourth annual Women’s March

Upper school students joined the 37,000 demonstrators who filled the streets of San Jose and San Francisco last Saturday for the fourth annual nation-wide series of Women’s Marches. Originally sparked...

2020 Democratic primary candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) addresses a crowd of over four hundred at his happy hour fundraiser yesterday. The fundraiser, hosted prior to the Democratic National Committee summer meetings this weekend, was held at the Folsom Street Foundry in San Francisco to popularize Bookers campaign.

“Saving democracy”: Cory Booker taps into the “moral imagination” of supporters, voters

by Kathy Fang and Nicole Tian August 23, 2019

Against two neon projections spelling out “CORY 2020” in bold letters, New Jersey Senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker led the crowd in an emphatic chant to conclude his speech...

Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson spoke to a crowd of over 300 people at Mannys in San Francisco last night as part of her four-day campaign swing in California this week. Williamsons plans to repair, restore and renew the country included reparations to African Americans and Native Americans and investments in the nations children.

‘Repair, restore and renew America’: Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson brings her vision to the Bay Area

by Eric Fang, News Editor August 16, 2019

Over 300 people gathered for a town hall meeting in the restaurant and community space Manny’s in San Francisco on Thursday night. Some of the people fanned themselves with navy and pink “Marianne...

Former Rep. Beto ORourke addresses a crowd of supporters and voters at a town hall event in San Francisco this afternoon. ORourke announced his bid for the presidency on March 14 and made his first stop in the Bay Area today.

Starting from the bottom: Beto O’Rourke builds momentum at town hall in San Francisco

by Kathy Fang and Eric Fang April 28, 2019

Presidential candidate and Democratic rising star Beto O’Rourke traveled to the Bay Area to host a town hall at the United Irish Cultural Center in San Francisco this afternoon. Introduced by Rep....

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