The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

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...

Upper school community unites through Spirit Rally activities and performances

October 9, 2021

Director of Student Organizations and HSLT adviser Eric Kallbrier and Director of Upper School Community Service and Student Activities Coordinator Kerry Enzensperger began the rally by announcing the...

Angelina Hu (10) paints the Backstreet Boys album Millenium on the side of the sophomores class eagle.

Students celebrate first day of Homecoming Week activities

by Kinnera Mulam, Reporter October 5, 2021

Students participated in spirit activities organized by the Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT) yesterday including Sudoku, class eagle judging, an online word search and riddles.  The Sudoku competition...

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

Music Monday: Hype up school spirit with Aquila

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor October 4, 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.  Welcome to Homecoming 2021! School spirit...

Samvita Gautham 10), a member of the community events branch in HSLT, speaks with fellow member Alysa Suleiman (11) on some holiday baked goods she made over winter break in her new series Harker Good News (HGN).

“We can still be together”

by Sarah Mohammed, Asst. Features Editor January 24, 2021

Shots of farm goats and pigs accompanied with pop-up banners of fun facts fill the main page of the Harker Spirit Club YouTube channel. This new and recurring series, “Kerry’s Farm Time,” is produced...

“Happening at Harker” is a new Aquila repeater which offers compilations of events occurring in the Harker community a few times a week.

Happening at Harker 11/6: ‘Carstume’ Contest, fire relief fundraiser videos and letters to COVID-19 responders

by Lucy Ge, Winged Post News Editor November 6, 2020

“Happening at Harker” is a new Aquila repeater to be published a couple times a week with a compilation of upcoming events and opportunities. Through this repeater, Aquila hopes to provide a one-stop-shop...

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...

Senior class dean Karl Kuehn takes a shot at the basket during the knock out game at last Fridays school meeting. In the game, students from all grade levels and faculty members competed for a bag of gummy worms.

School meeting recap 3/6/2020: Soccer semifinals, Downbeat performance and basketball competition

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor March 10, 2020

Avi Gulati (12) welcomed everyone to school meeting. Adhya Hoskote (12), Meona Khetrapal (11) and Rohan Varma (11) gave the Eagle Update. Boys soccer won NORCAL semifinals. Upper school director of...

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...

Sarah Baicher (11), Emma Boyce (11), Aria Wong (11) and Ashley Barth (10) announce Kicks Against Cancer, which will take place on Jan. 10, at school meeting last Friday. The boys junior varsity soccer team, girls varsity soccer team and boys varsity soccer team will all be playing home games and selling merchandise to raise money for Camp Okizu, a summer camp for kids affected by cancer.

School meeting recap 12/6/19: Eagle Update on basketball teams’ trip to Maui, mock science finals, and 2,000 donut holes

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor December 9, 2019

David Feng (12) started the school meeting by welcoming Harker Spirit. Grace Hajjar (12), Adhya Hoskote (12), Giovanni Rofa (12), Rohan Varma (11) and Meona Khetrapal (11) performed a short dance 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...

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