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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Upper school biology teachers Eric Johnson and Matthew Harley sport Star Wars outfits for Disney day. Students and faculty who chose to participate wore a variety of Disney merchandise, including T-shirts, sweatshirts and Minnie Mouse ears.

Upper school kicks off Spirit Week with Disney-themed day

by Ananya Sriram, Asst. News Editor April 11, 2022

Upper school community members returned to campus decked in Disney-inspired outfits for Disney dress-up day, planned by Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT) for today. Students and faculty who chose...

The freshmen step into formation while rehearsing their dance routine on April 1 on Davis Field for spirit week. The dance was choreographed by freshmen Maya Affaki, Yasmin Sudarsanam and Sonia Yu.

Spirit week activities to begin tomorrow

by Ananya Sriram, Asst. News Editor April 10, 2022

This is a developing story. Check harkeraquila.com for more updates throughout the week. Additional reporting by Kinnera Mulam and Isha Moorjani Upper school students will take part in spirit week...

The junior class advisory representatives, led by class dean Karl Kuehn waving a yellow flag, marches in the parade during the spirit rally, decked in their class color, yellow. Each class embellished their outfits to show class pride during the rally by wearing their according class colors: white, black, yellow and green for freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, respectively.

Upper school joins annual advisory parade and tug-of-war prelims

by Desiree Luo and Ananya Sriram October 6, 2021

Spirit week activities continued with students and faculty participating in the annual parade and tug-of-war preliminary rounds, in which the freshmen and seniors pulled their way to victory over the juniors...

Music Monday is a new installation featuring a different category of songs on a weekly basis.

Music Monday: Bop to old school, new school movies and songs with Aquila

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor September 20, 2021

Music Monday features a different category of songs on a weekly basis. Each Monday, Harker Aquila will release seven songs, one song for each day of the week.  The announcement of this year’s Homecoming...

Freshmen class council officer Ella Lan (9) offers individually packaged donuts to a student on April 22 during the morning class spirit activity.

Spirit Week brings community together for on-campus excitement

by Michelle Liu, Winged Post Design Editor May 5, 2021

Splash! Head of School Brian Yager dropped into the water of a dunk tank as upper school seniors, gathered in front of Manzanita Hall with their masked faces beaming under the sunlight, cheered amidst...

A flier made by the freshman class summarizing the events taking place throughout Spirit Week. “I was definitely looking forward to the spring spirit rally, but I’m glad HSLT and the student council worked together to ensure a virtual version of spring spirit still would happen,” Michelle Jin (9) said.

Spirit Week bridges upper school community virtually

by Sarah Mohammed, Reporter April 26, 2020

Upper school students participated in a virtual spirit week for the first time this year, with various events and dress-up days organized by the Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT) throughout the week...

Grace Hajjar (11) waves the 2020 class flag in support of her fellow juniors. The juniors lost the volleyball game to the seniors, who went on to participate in the student-faculty volleyball game.

In pictures: Spirit Week one day at a time

by Nina Gee, Visual Editor April 17, 2019

Monday: This year's spirit week kicked off with Movie/Music Day, where students dressed up as characters from their favorite movies or wore merch from their favorite artists. The school saw costumes ranging...

Kelsey Wu (12) waves the senior class flag while Karen Krause (12), Sahana Narayan (12) and Shania Wang (12) cheer to her left. The seniors earned the most spirit points this year.

Students dance and compete in spirit rally to conclude Spirit Week

by Eric Fang and Nicole Chen April 14, 2019

A spirit rally that included class dances and inter-class competitions closed out Spirit Week after sixth period today. At the rally, the spirit team announced that the seniors had earned the most spirit...

Kelsey Wu (12) waves the senior class flag while Karen Krause (12), Sahana Narayan (12) and Shania Wang (12) cheer to her left. The seniors earned the most spirit points this year.

Harker heats up for spirit week

by Emily Tan, Reporter April 14, 2019

For members of the upper school community, the five days after spring break ended weren’t just any few days: it was spirit week, which meant over-the-top costumes, class competitions nearly every day,...

Michael Eng (10) stands with Irene Yuan (9) and Anna Vazhaeparambil (10) to his right and Arya Maheshwari (10) and Sara Yen (10) to his left.

Spirit Week Continues: Students dress in “meme” themed clothing, rehearse spirit rally

by Nicole Chen and Eric Fang April 11, 2019

In the second to last day of spirit week, students dressed in "meme" themed clothing today. Some popular costumes included foam mannequin heads under their hoodies, an allusion to the Mannequin Head Meme,...

Kai Burich (9) opens the freshman class Roar, marching into the gym while playing a large wind instrument. The freshman class placed fourth in the Roar event, behind the juniors, who placed third, the sophomores, who placed second, and the seniors, who placed first.

Students make some noise during 1st annual ROAR

by Emily Tan, Reporter April 11, 2019

The entire school, dressed in different themes by advisory, gathered in the Athletic Center at 9:35 this morning to watch the roar competition, as well as the volleyball championship game between the juniors...

The seniors and sophomores face off during volleyball today. The final volleyball games will be played during ROAR tomorrow morning.

Spirit Week Continues: Students dress up in “time travel” themed clothing

by Eric Fang, News Editor April 9, 2019

Students dressed up in "time travel" themed clothing today, the second day of spirit week. In addition, as part of spirit week, several volleyball matches took place in the athletic center at 11:20 a.m.....

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