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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Anwen Hao (9) poses in a dance routine to Albrecht’s Variation from “Giselle at this years Hoscars. The show, themed Oscars this year, took place on March 30 in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center and featured acts in singing, dancing, instrumental and more,

Back with a blast: the Hoscars return triumphantly to center stage

by Emma Gao, Co-Copy Editor April 17, 2022

“Before we start, let me assure you there will be no slaps and no punches thrown today. So sit back, relax and enjoy the show. Let the Hoscars begin!”  Associated Student Body (ASB) treasurer Aaditya...

Seniors Alice Feng, Arely Sun and Erica Cai watch Quadchella acts on Oct. 20 during long lunch. This years fall Quadchella has been divided into two parts, with the nine performances on Wednesday completing only the first Quadchella event of the 2021-2022 school year. Students and faculty can anticipate another Quadchella to come Nov. 4.

Fall Quadchella attracts students and faculty to enjoy music and talent

by Claire Bauschlicher, Reporter October 28, 2021

harkeraquila · Aquila Audible of "Fall Quadchella attracts students and faculty to enjoy music and talent" “How many of you check your grades every time you open your laptop?” Ritu Belani...

Members of the Student Council Student Events Committee introduce the upper school community to Zoomcella, kicking off the performances. “Especially for freshmen who dont know everyone around campus very much, I think it was a good way to introduce the diversity of the talents in our community,” Student Events Committee co-head Yejin Song (11) said.

Talent transcends distance: Zoomchella talent show brings community together

by Emily Tan, Winged Post Features Editor November 15, 2020

One-by-one, students jumped into their advisors’ Zoom rooms on Tuesday Nov. 10 to experience this year’s virtual talent show, Zoomchella. As advisories began viewing, the members of the Student Council’s...

Downbeat senior Joel Morel solos during a performance of the song Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho at a performance on Dec. 6 in The Patil Theater. This performance was a part of Downbeats tour, which takes the choral group around the Bay Area every year.

Downbeat advances to Varsity Vocals a cappella semifinals

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief February 25, 2020

The upper school’s vocal ensemble, Downbeat, placed third in Varsity Vocals’ International Championship of High School Acapella (ICHSA) regional quarterfinals this weekend, earning the ensemble a spot...

Vance Hirota (12) jumps over Chloe Chen (12) as a part of their contemporary dance to Work Song by Hozier. More than 50 students in total performed in Hoscars, the upper school annual talent show, held on Feb. 7 in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center.

Annual Hoscars showcases singing, dancing and tableau talents

by Sally Zhu and Brian Chen February 18, 2020

More than 50 students performed in Hoscars, the upper school’s annual talent show, showcasing the musical and artistic skills of the students, on Feb. 7 during a special schedule.  Themed “Summer...

Downbeat wraps up their tour last Friday with their final show of the day, at the upper schools Patil Theater. Their closing number, pictured here, was a dance number, Boogie Woogie Santa Claus, featuring soloist Henry Wiese (12).

Downbeat travels around the Bay Area during their annual Winter Tour

by Sriya Batchu , Reporter December 12, 2019

Last Friday, Downbeat went on their annual winter tour where they sang and spread cheer at six different stops. The group left the upper school around 9 a.m. and visited the preschool campus, where...

The Princeton Roaring 20 sings at school meeting last Friday. Harker alumni Ishanya Anthapur (‘15) is a part of the group, which was touring the Bay Area during Princetons fall break.

Princeton choir group performs at school meeting

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

The Princeton Roaring 20, a co-ed a capella group at Princeton, performed at Harker upper school school meeting last Friday, as part of their tour around the Bay Area. Songs they performed included Queen’s...

Computer science teacher Anu Datar and her advisory performs a Bollywood dance. This Quadchella showcased mainly dance, vocal music and instrumental music.

This is Quadchella: Harker’s biannual music festival celebrates talent and “chillaxing”

by Gloria Zhang, Features Editor May 8, 2019

“I don’t care. I don’t care. I don’t care. I don’t care. You’re a square. You’re a square. You’re a square. You’re a square.” The rhythmic beats of lil strype’s, also known as...

Teresa Cai (9) plays the guitar during the annual Quadchella. Both students and faculty performed at the event.

Second Quadchella of the year features student and faculty performers

by Nicole Tian , Reporter May 2, 2019

This year’s second Quadchella, organized by student council, was held in the quad during long lunch today and featured performers from all grades as well as from faculty. The goal of this event is to...

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