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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Class of 2021 alumni Arusha Patil and Michelle Si speak with writer Jody Brady during a field trip to the Beat Museum on June 26. Organized by upper school English teacher Charles Shuttleworth, the field trip included 13 alumni from Shuttleworths senior English elective courses, Postmodernism and Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation.

Class of 2021 alumni discover Beat Generation poetry roots in San Francisco

by Sarah Mohammed, Features Editor June 30, 2021

Wooden bookcases line the warm red walls, each shelf brimming with poetry books—yellow-tinted pages lovingly dog-eared at the corners. Hanging from the ceiling, musicians and writers fill a black-and-white...

“Philosophy and fiction make a beautiful couple. There are a lot of philosophers who are notoriously dry, but their ideas are incredibly interesting. If you can package those ideas in a more digestible and more interesting way, then why wouldn’t you? I often try and aim to do that. Humans are creatures of stories, they’d rather have a story of that idea put into action, and that’s the beauty of how fiction serves philosophy,” Sophia Gottfried (12) said.

Humans of Harker: A beautiful blend of philosophy and fiction

by Erica Cai, Humans of Harker Co-Managing Editor April 23, 2021

Sophia Gottfried (12) hoards tiny notebooks. These thin, worn journals, collected from a local library over the years, frequent the depths of her iconic black trench coat pocket. Hasty left-handed scribbles...

John Near scholar Saloni Shah (12) shares her research on the Nuclear Freeze Movement in the 20th century during her scholar salon on March 10. “The Near Mitra Chen Lin program is really impactful because it gives you the harmony between being a scholar and a student,” Saloni said in an interview before her salon.

Near Mitra Chen Lin scholars present results in inaugural virtual salons

by Isha Moorjani, Assistant News Editor April 7, 2021

Attendees’ faces glow with anticipation as Donna Gilbert and Lauri Vaughan, co-directors of the Near Mitra Chen Lin research program, introduce Sophia Gottfried (12), a Mitra scholar. Sophia begins to...

At last years TEDx event, cancer immunotherapy researcher Priti Hegde talked to attendees about her work in cancer genomics.

Preview of TEDx’s 2020 annual speaker event

by Alysa Suleiman, A&E Editor November 2, 2020

TEDxHarkerSchool will be virtually hosting a weeklong speaker event for its 2020 TEDx event. Starting on Nov. 4 and ending on Nov. 7, each day will feature one speaker. The speaker videos will be released...

26 people attended a joint workshop held by HELM and the Honor Council on Friday. It opened with a casual conversation detailing what is going to be covered.

Honor council and HELM host plagiarism workshop to discuss ethics

by Sarah Mohammed, Isha Moorjani, and Lucy Ge October 5, 2020

26 students and faculty attended a plagiarism workshop organized by honor council and Harker Eclectic Literary Magazine (HELM) on Friday over Zoom, where they learned about different examples of plagiarism...

Bobby Wang (9) wrestles a competitor at the Del Mar tournament. Bobby won 4th place in his weight class.

Wrestling competes at Del Mar tournament

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor January 30, 2019

The Harker wrestling team traveled to Del Mar High School for its annual invitational wrestling tournament last weekend. The team roster included 122-pound weight class Bobby Wang (9), 140-pound weight...

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