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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

Upper School Head Paul Barsky speaks to students about traffic safety during Tuesdays school meeting. He encouraged both drivers and pedestrians to wait three seconds before crossing Saratoga Avenue.

School meeting recap 11/15/22: Traffic safety, Books with Barsky and holiday spirit

by Gabe Sachse, Asst. Sports Editor November 17, 2022

Upper School Head Paul Barsky opened the school meeting and encouraged students to sit with their advisors during both school and class meetings after Harker Aquila’s photo slideshow on Tuesday. Barsky...

Writers Advocate club officers Sarah Mohammed (12), Felix Chen (10) and Sydney Ling (11) announce their Scholastic Writing workshop, which took place after school on Friday. Using a Google form, students sent in work they hoped to submit to the contest.

School meeting recap 11/9/22: Writer’s Advocate, lunch etiquette and Music from the Eastern Hemisphere

by Andrew Liang, Asst. STEM Editor November 13, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Kris Estrada (12) opened the school meeting by welcoming the Harker community after the photo slideshow on Wednesday. Writer’s Advocate club officers Sarah...

Alicia Ran (10) answers a prompt to the Finish the Lyrics game. Junior Luke Mehta emerged as the first place winner and earned a Starbucks gift card as his prize.

School meeting recap 11/3/22: Youth Activism Club, Student Diversity Coalition and Halloween costume contest results

by Emma Milner, Assistant Sports Editor November 6, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Kris Estrada (12) opened the first school meeting of November by welcoming students and faculty on Thursday.  Youth Activism Club president Mir Bahri (12), vice...

Upper School Head Paul Barsky thanks the students involved in various school events, including the cast and crew of the fall play and those in the athletics program. He also delivered announcements about the new crosswalk and the Eagle Store.

School meeting recap 10/28/22: Messages from administration, Halloween festivities and club announcements

by Shareen Chahal, Asst. News Editor November 1, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) Vice President Gordon Chen (12) welcomed students and faculty to the school meeting on Friday and sent the seniors best wishes for their college applications. Upper School...

Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT) members speak to upper school students at the school meeting on Oct. 21. They announced the pumpkin carving competition on Oct. 28 during long lunch and invited all students to dress up for Halloween.

School meeting recap 10/21/22: Fall play, GSA panel and lockdown drill

by Felix Chen, Reporter October 26, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Kris Estrada (12) opened the school meeting on Friday after students entered Zhang Gymnasium to songs from Taylor Swift’s new “Midnights” album and the Harker...

Harker Spirit Leadership Team officers, some donning dinosaur costumes, discuss Homecoming week activities at yesterdays school meeting. Other topics included Student Directed Showcase announcements, CareerConnect opportunities and Honor Week activities.

School meeting recap: 09/21/22: CareerConnect, Student Directed Showcase and “Guess That Song”

by Katerina Matta, Reporter September 22, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Kris Estrada (12) opened the school meeting yesterday.  History club President Rupert Chen (12) and Vice President Sarah Mohammed (12) introduced their trip...

Research Club officers Brian Chen (12) and Alex Lan (12) introduce the Synopsys Information Session at yesterdays school meeting. The meeting also included information about the Dance Production, a sports recap, and several club announcements.

School meeting recap 9/9/22: Quadchella, Dance Production and emergency drills

by Shareen Chahal, Reporter September 10, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Kris Estrada (12) opened the school meeting yesterday. The ASB Student Events Committee, led by Ella Lan (11), Jacob Huang (12) and Sam Parupudi (10), started...

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)...

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