Harker Aquila

School meeting recap 12/13/18

School meeting recap 12/13/18

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive

Grace Hajjar (11) and Adhya Hoskote (11) began the last meeting of 2018 with the Eagle Update. A meeting for students interested in boys tennis was held today at 1 p.m. in the team room, while students who want to play football next year should attend a meeting in the team room tomorrow at 3:15 p.m. The...

School meeting recap 12/3/18

School meeting recap 12/3/18

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

December 9, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive

As students scuffled through the bleachers to find their seats at the 2nd to last school meeting before Winter Break, Matthew Hajjar (12) opened with a stentorian chant as Adhya Hoskote (11) and Grace Hajjar (11) took the mic and went over the Eagle Update. Arthur Jakobsson (10) talked about the end...

Competition in the holiday spirit

Competition in the holiday spirit

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive

Spirit will hold several holiday-themed spirit events this month. In a tree-decorating contest, each class can add festive ornaments and decorations to one of four trees in Manzanita. Classes will also compete to create the best-looking gingerbread house during lunch on Friday. Spirit will also...

DECA club month fundraises for muscular dystrophy relief

DECA club month fundraises for muscular dystrophy relief

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive

The upper school’s DECA chapter hosted various events and fundraisers during the annual DECA month of November to promote their chapter and to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, or MDA. DECA month began with an ice cream social outside Manzanita on Nov. 2, and continued with an...

Upper school celebrates Halloween with colorful costumes, spirit contests

Upper school celebrates Halloween with colorful costumes, spirit contests

by Nicole Chen, Editor-in-chief

October 31, 2018


Filed under Facebook Briefs, News, Online Exclusive

The Harker community celebrated Halloween today, dressing in a vibrant array of costumes. Students as well as faculty checked in with spirit club during lunch to compete in various "best costume" contests, the winners of which will receive spirit points for their class.  

Harker celebrates 125th anniversary

Harker celebrates 125th anniversary

by Sara Yen, Gloria Zhang, and Anna Vazhaeparambil

October 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Winged Post

Harker students, faculty, alumni and parents attended the various events and festivities that were organized during Harker’s 125th Weekend on Oct. 6 to 7 and the week before. All four grade levels in the high school participated in the homecoming rally on Oct. 5 to compete for spirit points on Davis...

Homecoming 2018: The game in pictures

Homecoming 2018: The game in pictures

by Aditya Singhvi, Kathy Fang, and Nicole Chen

October 6, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Online Exclusive, Showcase, Sports

The Eagles dominated the Lobos from Elsie Allen High for a shutdown 56-0 victory yesterday night in front of a large homecoming crowd, bringing their overall record to 5-2. Defensive back Giovanni Rofa (11) broke a school record by recording four interceptions, three of which he returned for touc...

Homecoming 2018: Spirit rally in pictures

Homecoming 2018: Spirit rally in pictures

by Irina Malyugina, Kathy Fang, and Nicole Chen

October 6, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Upper school students and faculty celebrated homecoming with the annual spirit rally last Friday, during which student and faculty members of each class participated in a variety of spirit events, ranging from skits to relay races, to earn spirit points for their respective classes. The rally opened...

Freshmen win “Fruit Ninja” spirit activity

Freshmen win “Fruit Ninja” spirit activity

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Facebook Briefs, News, Online Exclusive

The class of 2022 won today’s spirit activity, a game of “Fruit Ninja” in the quad at lunch. Representatives from each grade threw playing cards of their class’s color at propped-up watermelon halves, aiming to stick as many cards as possible into the melon in a limited time. Today's dress-up...

Faculty wins first spirit dodgeball game

Faculty wins first spirit dodgeball game

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Facebook Briefs, News, Online Exclusive

Eight teachers faced off against two representatives from each grade in a best-of-three dodgeball game series after the advisory parade today after sixth period. The teachers won 2-1. Prior to the game, a representative of each advisory marched in the annual homecoming parade. Spirit club will b...

Spirit activities kick off homecoming week

Spirit activities kick off homecoming week

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Facebook Briefs, News, Online Exclusive

In preparation for the homecoming rally on Friday, Spirit Week began on Monday with movie trivia, which the seniors won with 200 points. Today, students were invited to make friendship bracelets in the quad during lunch. Sophomores and juniors dressed up for their "East Coast" themes on Monday, and seniors...

Spirit kickoff starts off year with after-school activities

Spirit kickoff starts off year with after-school activities

by Irina Malyugina, Vivian Jin, and Ryan Guan

September 9, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive

This year's spirit kickoff was held in the auxiliary gym on Friday at 3:30 p.m. The event included dodgeball and other opportunities to earn spirit points.

The student news site of The Harker School.
Spirit