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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

Junior Harriss Miller gives a thumbs up to senior varsity boys soccer team member Ben Cha during the Kicks Against Cancer bake sale on Feb. 31 in Manzanita Hall. Fundraiser proceeds go to Camp Okizu, a nonprofit organization that organizes camp sessions for children with cancer and their families in Northern California.

Soccer fundraiser kicks cancer

by Desiree Luo and Gabe Sachse February 10, 2024

The varsity soccer teams sold baked goods and merchandise for the annual Kicks Against Cancer fundraiser from Jan. 29 to Feb. 2. Proceeds go to Camp Okizu, a nonprofit organization that organizes camp...

Director of Student Organizations Eric Kallbrier announces the winner of the 49ers Nick Bosa cutout. Cynthia Wang (12) won the cutout after guessing the result of the 49ers game against the Lions correctly.

School Meeting 1/29: Parchment accounts, Holocaust Day of Remembrance, Lunar New Year celebrations

by Ella Guo, Humans of Harker Profiler February 6, 2024

Associated Student Body President Daniel Lin (12) opened the school meeting on Jan. 29.  Director of Standardized Testing and Scheduling Troy Thiele talked about student transcripts and Parchment accounts,...

Conservatory representatives announce the dance productions show times on Friday and Saturday and encourage students to attend. They also highlighted the Orchestra performance at the Green Music Center in Sonoma County on Thursday.

School Meeting 1/23: Kicks Against Cancer, CareerConnect, student exhibitions

by Jessica Wang, Co-Opinions Editor January 29, 2024

Associated Student Body President Daniel Lin (12) opened the school meeting on Jan. 23 and apologized for technical difficulties regarding the projector, which was unable to play videos and made the slides...

Originally released in 1949, Adidas Sambas became an important shoe because of their history. Soccer culture helped the shoe reach a wide audience in the 70s and 90s.

Adidas Sambas: Staple shoe or short-lived trend?

by Shaina Cohen and Claire Su September 22, 2023

Scrolling through outfits on TikTok, Instagram or Pinterest, you’re bound to see a pair of Adidas Sambas. They are inescapable both through a screen and in the real world, often dubbed the most popular...

The U.S. Women’s National Team’s (USWNT) fame brings benefits to female sports. “It is really inspiring to see that increase in popularity, attention [and] brand deals with female players,” varsity girls soccer player Sara Glusman (11) said.

“I felt really inspired:” Women’s World Cup ushers in new era

by Gabe Sachse, Katerina Matta, and Saahil Herrero August 28, 2023

Your alarm clock blares to life. Its neon digits read “3 a.m.,” the sun has yet to rise and summer vacation is in full swing, but no matter. You rub away the tiredness from your eyes and drag yourself...

Zachary Blue (11) leaps up for a jump serve during varsity boys volleyball practice on March 6. The boys won their season opener against Menlo Atherton.

Winter sports come to a close, spring sports dive into season openers

by Emma Milner, Co-Assistant Sports Editor March 8, 2023

Varsity boys basketball, varsity girls basketball and varsity girls soccer closed out their seasons with Central Coast Section (CCS) games, while varsity boys soccer fell short of qualifying, losing 0-4...

Cassie May (12) prepares to receive the ball from a Harker teammate. With less than 14 minutes left in the first half, Cassie managed to dribble past the Tigers’ defense and landed a powerful shot into the upper left corner of the opposing net for Harker’s first goal.

Varsity girls soccer team loses to Notre Dame-Belmont 1-3 in hard-fought match

by Victor Gong and Andrew Liang January 21, 2023

The varsity girls soccer team lost to Notre Dame-Belmont 1-3 on Tuesday after a tough and hard-fought match. The game began with Harker moving the ball downfield, with Cynthia Wang (11) taking an on-target...

Nikhil Pesati (10) dribbles past two Yerba Buena defenders during the junior varsity boys soccer game on Dec. 16. The team drew 0-0 against Yerba Buena.

Junior varsity boys soccer team draws with Yerba Buena High School 0-0

by Emma Gao, Co-News Editor January 10, 2023

The junior varsity boys soccer team played hard in a scoreless draw against Yerba Buena High School at home on Dec. 16. From the moment the game started at 4:30 p.m. on Davis Field, the Eagles launched...

Watch the following video to hear five upper school soccer fans share their hopes and predictions for the World Cup.

Students share World Cup hopes and predictions

by Sally Zhu, Jessica Tang, and Gabe Sachse December 2, 2022

This year's World Cup has taken the sports world by a storm, taking place in Qatar and with games lasting through Dec. 18. The United States defeated Iran in a high-profile game on Tuesday, advancing to...

Anjali Yella (10) dribbles the ball between her legs while watching out for the opponent players around her.

Weekly Previews: Jan. 10-14

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor January 11, 2022

Looking to support Harker Athletics? Check out this week's slate of basketball and soccer games below!

Arjun Virmani (12) fights with a defender for the basketball in the team’s match 50-44 victory against Crystal Springs on April 21. The team’s next match is against Sacred Heart at home at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Weekly recap: Upper school sports teams continue to dominate their competition

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Sports Editor May 3, 2021

Soccer The varsity boys soccer team fell to King’s Academy in their season opener on April 20, but bounced back in a big way two days later, dominating Crystal Springs Uplands 6-0. This past week, the...

Ishaan Mantripragada (11) began playing soccer at the age of five. As a striker, Ishaan relies on his physical attributes as well as his awareness to bypass his defenders and score goals.

Apex: Work hard, play hard

by Muthu Panchanatham, Co-Sports Editor February 16, 2021

A complacent defender watches as the ball arrives at his feet, believing he has time to control it and pass to someone else. Seemingly out of nowhere, a figure clad in dark green flies at him with incredible...

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