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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

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...

The sophomore class sits on the gym floor while members of the junior class, senior class and faculty sit on the bleachers during school meeting yesterday. The freshmen were absent from the school meeting due to freshman student council speeches taking place at the same time.

School meeting recap 9/29/21: Homecoming week, Student Directed Showcase and CareerConnect

by Anika Maji, Reporter September 30, 2021

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Dawson Chen (12) began the meeting. The freshman class was not present in order to listen to freshman class council election speeches held in the Patil Theater....

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...

Junior class council representative and head of the Campus Life Committee Kris Estrada (11), senior class council representative Sujith Pakala (12) and sophomore class council representative Anaya Mandal (10) provided reminders to the school community, such as putting bowls, plates, trays and utensils away properly.

School meeting recap 8/31/21: Dress code, carpooling and casting

by Isha Moorjani, News Editor September 5, 2021

ASB President Dawson Chen (12) began the meeting and introduced head of school Brian Yager. Yager addressed the upper school students and faculty and spoke about expectations for the upper school campus...

The varsity boys soccer team applauds after senior Andrew Cheplansky finishes speaking about the teams accomplishments this season. The boys won against Saint Francis on Saturday, winning their first CCS championship.

School meeting recap 3/2/2020: Soccer CCS champions, kissing pigs and solving the squirrel problem

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor March 2, 2020

Avi Gulati (12) started off the meeting yesterday by announcing that the sandwich bar is being shut down due to students being unable to clean up after themselves. Head of upper school Butch Keller...

Giovanni Rofa (12), Meona Khetrapal (11), Rohan Varma (11) and Adhya Hoskote (12) deliver the Eagle Update during Tuesdays school meeting. They reviewed the results from recent games played by the girls basketball, girls soccer, boys basketball and girls basketball.

School meeting recap 2/25/2020: Popeyes, ping pong tournament, and art portfolios

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor February 27, 2020

Avi Gulati (12) welcomed everyone to the school meeting. The junior council announced a Popeyes chicken sandwich fundraiser in front of Manzanita during lunch on Tuesday. Giovanni Rofa (12), Meona...

Student council members Calais Poirson (11) and Bennett Liu (12) perform a skit on how to make sandwiches at the sandwich bar at school meeting yesterday. The sandwich bar gives students the opportunity to craft their own soy butter and jelly sandwiches after school.

School meeting recap 2/19/2020: Chef Keller, sandwiches and an abundance of Valentine’s grams

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor February 20, 2020

Avi Gulati (12) started off the school meeting by announcing a high of 66 degrees and a low of 52 degrees Fahrenheit.  Head of upper school Butch Keller thanked students and faculty for the successful...

Eric Kallbrier, director of student organizations and assistant upper school activities coordinator, gives an overview of the Harker summer camp jobs. He invited past summer camp employees Emiko Armstrong (12), Griffin Cook (12), Chance Hewitt (11) and Liza Shchegrov (10) to talk about their experiences.

School meeting recap 1/24/2020: “Little Red Wagon,” Valentine’s grams, and sports senior nights

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor January 30, 2020

David Feng (12) started off the first school meeting of the semester last Friday by congratulating the class of 2020 for being second semester seniors. Giovanni Rofa (12), Rohan Varma (11), Adhya Hoskote...

TALON yearbook editors-in-chief Emily Chen (12) and Anthony Xu (12) and TALON managing editor Shreya Srinivasan (11) announce that all yearbooks from this year onwards will be free to all students and faculty at school meeting last Friday.

School meeting recap 1/17/2020: Mercutio, Thirsty Thursday, and free yearbooks

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor January 22, 2020

Avi Gulati (12) welcomed everyone to the last school meeting of the semester. On behalf of the performing arts program, Annabelle Ju (12) announced the Winter Concert, which was on the night of Friday,...

Members of the boys soccer team announce that their annual Kicks Against Soccer games are on Friday. The boys junior varsity team plays at 3 p.m. against Pinewood, girls varsity team plays at 4:45 p.m. against Notre Dame and boys varsity team plays at 6:30 against Priory.

School meeting recap 1/7/2020: Student directed showcase, new basketball hoop and course selections

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor January 8, 2020

Avi Gulati (12) started off the meeting by welcoming everyone to 2020 and stating his new year resolutions.  Roma Gandhi (12) announced on behalf of the Student Events Committee that the deadline to...

Presidents of the Chinese National Honor Society (CNHS), French National Honor Society (FNHS) and Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS) Sana Pandey (12), Grant Miner (12) and Katie Chang (12), respectively from left to right, announce the three clubs upcoming shared club week. The three clubs will take turns selling cultural snacks during lunch and after school this week.

School meeting recap 12/2/19: Community service spotlight, Harker journalism update and re-opening of Nichols common area

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor December 4, 2019

Avi Gulati (12) started off the first school meeting back from Thanksgiving break by introducing Kerry Enzensperger, director of upper school community service. For the second community service spotlight...

Sophia Gottfried (11) spoke on behalf of Harker Philosophy club, announcing a screening of “Monty Python’s Life of Brian” next Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Charles Shuttleworth’s room.

School meeting recap 11/7/19: Choral concert, DECA club week, and math competitions

by Lucy Ge, Assistant News Editor November 10, 2019

Avi Gulati (12) started off the school meeting yesterday by welcoming back those who were absent from school on Wednesday. “Tuesday’s announcement was definitely unsettling for our community,”...

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