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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

Seniors Katelyn Hsu, Emi Fujimura and Metrica Shi smile with their coach Ie-Chen Cheng. The team plays in a lighthearted nine-hole round at Los Lagos golf course every year.

Varsity girls golf send seniors off with gifts and goodbyes

by Ashley Mo, Co-STEM Editor May 17, 2024

Varsity girls golf celebrated seniors Emi Fujimura, Katelyn Hsu and Metrica Shi at Los Lagos golf course on May 11. Per the team’s tradition, the girls commemorated senior night with a lighthearted...

Andrew Smith (12) cheers from the sidelines as teammate Veyd Patil (12) races down the track in the varsity boys 1600-meter. Veyd placed second in his event with a time of 4:21.72.

Track and field runners race at WBAL Championship on senior night

by Aishani Singh, Felix Chen, and Aryana Bharali May 11, 2024

Varsity and junior varsity track and field teams celebrated senior night during the West Bay Athletic League Championship meet at Gunn High School on May 3. Gunn hosted schools like King’s Academy, Menlo...

Senior Lachlan Rossi spoke of his plan to play water polo at UC San Diego. He reflected on his years at Harker, which have shaped him into the athlete and person he is today.

Recruited athletes sign college commitments

by Eva Cheng and Tiffany Zhu May 9, 2024

Eleven seniors celebrated their dedication to college athletics during the annual signing ceremony on May 2 in the Athletic Center.  Varun Fuloria, Rachel Hernandez, Ashley Hong, Kyle Johnson, Veyd...

Varsity boys volleyball seniors pose with their coaches for a photo during the senior night ceremony. The team concluded their regular season with a 25-9 record and the first-place spot in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza division.

Varsity boys volleyball conquers Cupertino in three sets on senior night

by Ashley Mo and Margaret Cartee May 8, 2024

Varsity boys volleyball swept Cupertino High School 25-23, 27-25, 27-25 on their senior night on May 1.  Seniors Zachary Blue, Kyle Johnson, Jordan Labio, Adrian Liu, Spencer Mak, Edis Mesic and Jack...

Senior recap: spring sports highlights

Senior recap: spring sports highlights

by Tiffany Zhu and Eva Cheng May 3, 2024

The eight spring season sports teams — track and field, girls lacrosse, boys tennis, softball, boys volleyball, swim, baseball and boys golf — have begun celebrating their senior athletes, who are...

Seniors Angelina Hu, Olivia Xu, Katherine Fields, Anika Mantripragada and Ellie Schmidt line up with assistant coaches Doug Hawk and Andrew Irvine for a picture during the team’s senior night ceremony. Irvine gave a speech for each senior, honoring their time with the team.

Varsity girls lacrosse team comes up short 3-5 on senior night

by Tiffany Zhu, Co-Sports Editor April 27, 2024

The varsity girls lacrosse team succumbed to Sacred Heart Preparatory 3-5 in their senior night game on April 20.  Before the game, the team honored seniors Katherine Fields, Angelina Hu, Anika Mantripragada,...

Junior varsity boys soccer goalkeeper Cameron Jones (9), varsity softball player Grace Fu (9) and varsity girls volleyball player Aline Grinspan (10) each utilize unique hairstyles to perform with confidence on game day. Intricate braids and comfortable head bands help control stray hairs, letting athletes play with more focus.

Styling for success

by Eva Cheng, Co-Sports Editor April 26, 2024

Basic ponytails, boring crew cuts — your go-to game day style might just be what is leaving you feeling flat on the field. In a world ruled by triumph and trophies, athletes utilize every tool in their...

Varsity swimmer Ipsita Mandal (12) walks through the tunnel made up of her teammates during the senior night ceremony. Each senior passed through the tunnel before receiving a bouquet of flowers from head coach Sachi Ujifusa.

Varsity swimming team secures top finishes in senior night meet

by Tiffany Zhu, Jessica Hu, and Emma Li April 26, 2024

Varsity swimming celebrated senior night during the West Bay Athletic League Jamboree 6B meet at the Singh Aquatic Center on April 17. Harker hosted competitors from Crystal Springs Uplands, Design Tech,...

Head coach John Fruterro and senior Thomas Liu smile after Fruterro gave a speech celebrating Thomas Liu during the varsity boys tennis teams senior night. “I’ve met so many amazing people here, and it’s been a good four years,” Thomas said.

Varsity boys tennis team suffers 2-5 loss to Menlo on senior night

by Tiffany Zhu, Co-Sports Editor April 26, 2024

Varsity boys tennis came up short against Menlo 2-5 on their senior night at Del Mar High School on April 17.  The team honored senior Thomas Liu, who has played on Harker's tennis team since sixth...

Stepping into the world of shoe culture

Stepping into the world of shoe culture

by Kevin Zhang, Co-Managing Editor April 24, 2024

Wander into the back of a Nike store, and you’ll find yourself amidst a labyrinth of shelves filled to the brim with bright orange shoe boxes. Take one step into a Foot Locker, and you’ll see sneakers...

Varsity boys volleyball succumbs to Archbishop Mitty 0-3

Varsity boys volleyball succumbs to Archbishop Mitty 0-3

by Eva Cheng and Suhani Gupta April 21, 2024

The varsity boys volleyball team succumbed to Archbishop Mitty 23-25, 21-25, 19-25 in a three set loss on April 16. Mitty opened the game with the first serve, winning the point by blocking a Harker...

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