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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

Tej Aswani (9) and Rohit Yalla (9) vote for ASB members on March 28. Voting took place in the journalism room during long lunch, and results were announced on Monday evening.

Students elect Associated Student Body (ASB) members for 2022-23 school year

by Margaret Cartee, Asst. Opinions Editor March 30, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Dawson Chen (12) announced the 2022 to 2023 ASB members on Monday through a Schoology post: juniors Zubin Khera for spirit coordinator, Abhi Namala for treasurer,...

Freshmen Rajas Apte, Eva Li and Lindsey Tuckey cast their vote during student council elections on Friday. Freshman candidates campaigned to be representatives for their class through video speeches during the school meeting slot on Wednesday and delivered short written prompt responses.

Class of 2025 elects their representatives for the school year

by Medha Yarlagadda, Reporter October 3, 2021

Freshmen voted on Friday to elect Rushil Jaiswal, Sam Parupudi, Jason Shim and Eric Zhang for this year’s freshman student council and Daniel Chen, Jia Jia Jiang and Gabe Li for the freshman student...

Attendees laugh at upper school Director of Learning, Innovation and Design Diane Main’s joke during a Zoom cook-off held by junior class council, where contestants gave presentations and taste tests of their dishes.

Upper school student council connects community virtually

by Anmol Velagapudi and Arjun Barrett February 23, 2021

The upper school Associated Student Body (ASB) and class councils aim to continue events like Zoomchella, previously known as Quadchella before quarantine, in order to emulate a more realistic school environment...

“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...

Associated Student Body President Jason Lin records his speech for the virtual matriculation ceremony, as head of school Brian Yager looks on. Jason touched upon ways that the Harker community has stayed connected during quarantine.

Online matriculation ceremony marks the start of 2020-21 school year

by Lucy Ge, Winged Post News Editor August 25, 2020

Upper school students viewed a video put together by Harker administrators, student council and honor council on Friday during the online matriculation ceremony.  Head of school Brian Yager delivered...

Head of Upper School Butch Keller prepares a biscuit for students after school meeting last week, launching an initiative.

News briefs: National Merit, biscuits and NSPA Photo Exchange

by Nicholas Wei, Alysa Suleiman, and Arushi Saxena March 5, 2020

62 Harker seniors named National Merit Scholarship finalists 62 seniors were named National Merit Scholarship finalists. Students entered the contest by taking the PSAT/NMSQT® in October 2018 and received...

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...

Eric Kallbrier, director of student organizations and assistant upper school activities coordinator, gives an overview of the Harker summer camp jobs. He invited past summer camp employees Emiko Armstrong (12), Griffin Cook (12), Chance Hewitt (11) and Liza Shchegrov (10) to talk about their experiences.

School meeting recap 1/24/2020: “Little Red Wagon,” Valentine’s grams, and sports senior nights

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor January 30, 2020

David Feng (12) started off the first school meeting of the semester last Friday by congratulating the class of 2020 for being second semester seniors. Giovanni Rofa (12), Rohan Varma (11), Adhya Hoskote...

TALON yearbook editors-in-chief Emily Chen (12) and Anthony Xu (12) and TALON managing editor Shreya Srinivasan (11) announce that all yearbooks from this year onwards will be free to all students and faculty at school meeting last Friday.

School meeting recap 1/17/2020: Mercutio, Thirsty Thursday, and free yearbooks

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor January 22, 2020

Avi Gulati (12) welcomed everyone to the last school meeting of the semester. On behalf of the performing arts program, Annabelle Ju (12) announced the Winter Concert, which was on the night of Friday,...

Members of the boys soccer team announce that their annual Kicks Against Soccer games are on Friday. The boys junior varsity team plays at 3 p.m. against Pinewood, girls varsity team plays at 4:45 p.m. against Notre Dame and boys varsity team plays at 6:30 against Priory.

School meeting recap 1/7/2020: Student directed showcase, new basketball hoop and course selections

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor January 8, 2020

Avi Gulati (12) started off the meeting by welcoming everyone to 2020 and stating his new year resolutions.  Roma Gandhi (12) announced on behalf of the Student Events Committee that the deadline to...

A member of the incoming Class of 2023 holds the 2019 Matriculation itinerary, smiling as he walks into the quad before the beginning of the ceremony.

Matriculation 2019: Harker welcomes Class of 2023

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter August 24, 2019

With welcoming smiles, energetic cheers and thunderous clapping, the upper school community warmly received the Class of 2023 during the 2019 matriculation ceremony on Friday.  Administration adorned...

Secretary Helen Li (10) enjoys a cone of Dippin Dots as she waits for students to stop by and purchase some ice cream. By the end of lunch, the students sold out of everything but the Rainbow and Banana Split flavors.

Sophomore class holds Dippin’ Dots fundraiser

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor May 23, 2019

The sophomore class held a Dippin' Dots fundraiser on yesterday during lunch, raising $535 over the course of long lunch. The goal was $2021. They ended with a total budget of $2162, allowing them to...

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