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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

Downbeat takes the stage with an a cappella arrangement of TV show “Euphoria”’s song “All for Us. Spring Choral Concert took place last Thursday at 6:30 p.m., with performances by upper school singing groups Bel Canto, Camerata, Cantilena and Downbeat.

School meeting recap 4/18/22: Downbeat performance, lockdown drill and Green Team club week

by Selina Xu, Asst. Multimedia Editor April 25, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Dawson Chen (12) opened the school meeting last Monday in the Athletics Center. Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT) Co-Secretary of Athletic Affairs BB Ajlouny...

Publicity committee members Daniel Lin (10) and Sasvath Ramachandran (12) announce the upcoming Hoscars show tomorrow. Dressed as security, sophomores Adi Jain, Om Tandon and Veyd Patil accompanied the two presenters.

School meeting recap 3/24/22: Diana Nichols’ birthday, Hoscars and support for Haiti

by Katelyn Zhao, Co-Asst. Sports Editor March 29, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) president Dawson Chen (12) started the school meeting by welcoming everyone back to in-person meetings in the Zhang athletics center on Thursday. A video about the surplus...

Members of the Wilt advisory watch an announcement from Art Club during the school meeting last Friday. The meeting covered topics including the Ukraine Task Force Fundraising Initiative, upcoming spring musical and Quad mural.

School meeting recap 3/18/22: Ukraine fundraiser, Spirit painting kickoff and Drowsy Chaperone

by Selina Xu, Co-Asst. Multimedia Editor March 24, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) Secretary Spencer Cha (12) opened the last Zoom school meeting of the year last Friday.   Spencer began with an update on the Ukraine Task Force Fundraiser initiative,...

Upper School Division Head Butch Keller joins in on student councils dance skit, performed to to Lil Nas X’s “HOLIDAY. Last Thursdays school meeting marked the last school meeting of 2021.

School meeting recap 12/9/21: Culture Day, Kicks Against Cancer and 1,500 donut holes

by Lucy Ge, Co-Managing Editor December 14, 2021

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Dawson Chen (12) welcomed everyone to the last school meeting before winter break last Thursday.  Upper school English teacher Jennifer Siraganian announced...

Michelle Liu (12), Eric Zhang (9), Cynthia Wang (10), Alex Lan (11), Gloria Zhu (12) and Kailash Ranganathan (12) from Art Club and ASB announced a town hall about a planned mural in the Quad that took place on Tuesday at lunch. A second town hall will take place in December, with the planned installation of the art mural in March.

School meeting recap 11/16/21: TEDx, town halls and Thanksgiving grams

by Anika Maji, Reporter November 24, 2021

Associated Student Body (ASB) Vice President Ayan Nath (12) began the school meeting last Tuesday and reminded students to not to bring water bottles or beverages into school meetings. Trisha Iyer (10)...

Alex Lan (11), Cynthia Wang (10), Eric Li (9) and Kailash Ranganathan (12) from the ASB Community Service Committee introduced Thanksgiving grams, which were sold on Thursday and Friday, with a short skit. Each gram includes chocolate, stickers, stationery and a personalized message for $3 as a way to show gratitude throughout the community.

School meeting recap 11/4/21: DECA Month, Thanksgiving grams and spirit standings

by Medha Yarlagadda, Reporter November 7, 2021

Associated Student Body (ASB) president Dawson Chen (12) started off the school meeting on Thursday by introducing DECA officers Catherine He (12), Shreeya Merchia (10) and Claire Luo (10), who talked...

Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) co-presidents Aastha Mangla (11) and Aniket Singh (11) spoke about the importance of National Coming Out Day, which took place on Oct. 11. “While most people know National Coming Out Day has the duty to remind queer people of the impact of being more open about their identity, it also serves as an awareness day for allies and members of our community to learn about queer history and politics,“ Aniket said.

School meeting recap 10/28/21: National Coming Out Day announcement, pumpkin carving and ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

by Olivia Xu and Anika Maji October 29, 2021

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Dawson Chen (12) began the school meeting by introducing Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) co-presidents Aastha Mangla (11) and Aniket Singh (11).  Aastha...

ASB Secretary Spencer Cha (12) announced the lunch line protocol on rainy days. Students can eat lunch in Manzanita (capacity 220-240 inside and outside the building), Dobbins (capacity 100-150), Nichols (capacity 300-350, including the outside of the building), the Auxiliary Gym (capacity 100-125) or other overhangs (capacity 50-75) such as those outside the Rothschild Performing Arts Center (RPAC) and the Athletic Center.

School meeting recap 10/22/21: Senior nights, ‘Squid Game’ and snack bar

by Olivia Xu and Anika Maji October 24, 2021

Associated Student Body (ASB) Vice President Ayan Nath (12) began the school meeting with introducing ASB Secretary Spencer Cha (12), who announced the lunch line protocol on rainy days.  The protocol...

Upper school English teacher Christopher Hurshman delivered a speech as a faculty speaker for Honor Week about the vulnerability associated with behaving honorably. In a sense, every time I offer respect or honesty to someone, Im taking a risk, Hurshman said. Every time I receive it, Im receiving a gift.

School meeting recap 9/22/21: Nuclear nonproliferation, honor and Outlook Pals

by Lucy Ge, Co-Managing Editor September 22, 2021

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Dawson Chen (12) welcomed the upper school community to the meeting. A varsity girls volleyball video made by BB Ajlouny (11) played on the screen before Elvis...

Senior honor council representatives Rohan Thakur, Alexa Lowe and Arely Sun announce Honor Week. An underclassman and an upperclassman can pair up, find a similarity with each other and submit a selfie together throughout the week for spirit points.

School meeting recap 9/16/21: Honor Week, Herald and Homecoming themes

by Isha Moorjani and Lucy Ge September 21, 2021

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Dawson Chen (12) began the school meeting. ASB Vice President Ayan Nath (12) gave students reminders about driving onto the Saratoga campus, emphasizing that...

Head of Upper School Butch Keller delivers a talk at school meeting about recent incidents of students using disrespectful language and racial slur. Keller presented an initiative called Challenge Day that aims to encourage diversity of perspective and break down barriers between students and faculty.

School meeting recap 1/13/2020: Eagle Update, new semester electives, and a Night of Nostalgia

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor January 14, 2020

Avi Gulati (12) started off yesterday’s school meeting by welcoming everyone. On behalf of ASB, he announced that students should submit slides through the form instead of email. On behalf of upper school...

Diversity Committee faculty members Dr. Lola Muldrew, Pilar Aguero-Esparza and Tyeshia Brown speak to the upper school community about an upcoming assembly featuring Jay Smooth, a cultural commentator. To introduce Smooth, Diversity Committee played his YouTube video about race at school meeting yesterday.

School meeting recap 9/3/19: Self-study APs, Spirit Kickoff and upcoming auditions

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief September 4, 2019

The second school meeting of the year kicked off yesterday with an announcement from National Honors Society (NHS) by NHS president Jai Bahri (12). NHS is now taking new applicants and will send an application...

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