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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

Students in Governing Alice played by Sidak Sanghari (9), Leyla Artun (12) and Arianna Weaver (12) wave their hands. Four student-directed plays performed in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center on Jan. 7 and Jan. 8.

Annual Student Directed Showcase production entertains audience amidst COVID-19 pandemic

by Sally Zhu and Kinnera Mulam January 20, 2022

Where can you learn about all of American history and grow inspired by a basketball team’s hunt for new players in one sitting? Or enter a fictitious world of shunned “lefties” and sympathize with...

Upper school Dean of Students Kevin Williamson introduces upper school security guard Josh Conti, who followed Williamson with more advice about parking lot safety, reminding students to not risk their safety when rushing to class in the morning and to walk on the sidewalks. Conti also urged both students and faculty to not text and drive, sharing a personal anecdote from when he was hit by a driver who was texting while driving.

School meeting recap 1/5/22: Traffic and safety, Kicks Against Cancer and Student Directed Showcase

by Isha Moorjani, News Editor January 11, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) Treasurer Aaditya Gulati (12) began the school meeting last Wednesday. Aaditya introduced Dean of Students Kevin Williamson, who gave an announcement about parking and...

Saumi Mehta (12), one of the four senior directors, participates in a staged reading of the play Squad Goals on Oct. 1. The student directors posted the cast lists for all the plays on Saturday.

Cast lists for 2022 Student Directed Showcase plays announced

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor October 21, 2021

The Student Directed Showcase (SDS) student directors announced the cast list for the 2022 SDS productions in a Schoology post on Saturday.  Performing Arts Director Laura-Lang Ree uploaded a post...

Namrata Karra (11) looks at a copy of Squad Goals while listening to others read their lines from a scene in “Squad Goals on Friday. The Student Directed Showcase directors this year are seniors Josh Field, Richard Amarillas, Saumi Mehta and Ysabel Chen.

Student Directed Showcase readings take place for a peek into plays

by Ananya Sriram, Reporter October 3, 2021

Students interested in auditioning for Student Directed Showcase (SDS) familiarized themselves with two of the four SDS plays, “Governing Alice” by C. Derby Swanson and “Squad Goals” by Don Zolidis,...

The sophomore class sits on the gym floor while members of the junior class, senior class and faculty sit on the bleachers during school meeting yesterday. The freshmen were absent from the school meeting due to freshman student council speeches taking place at the same time.

School meeting recap 9/29/21: Homecoming week, Student Directed Showcase and CareerConnect

by Anika Maji, Reporter September 30, 2021

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Dawson Chen (12) began the meeting. The freshman class was not present in order to listen to freshman class council election speeches held in the Patil Theater....

Students attended the 2021 Conservatory Kick-Off on Wednesday in the Patil Theater. Multiple teachers announced upcoming events such as the Fall Play and Dance Production and new classes.

Performing arts students attend the 2021 school year Conservatory Kick-Off

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor August 27, 2021

Students attended the Conservatory Kick-Off for the 2021-22 school year in the Patil Theater on Wednesday, a mandatory event for students interested or involved in any performing arts at Harker. The Kick-Off...

From left to right, Jasmine Li (10), Sarah Raymond (12) and Aastha Mangla (10) rehearse lines in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center on Nov. 18. All three students are performing in senior director Vaishnavi Muraris play Its Our Town, Too.

The show must go on: Student directors prepare plays to be shown virtually

by Alysa Suleiman, A&E Editor December 18, 2020

Ever since joining the performing arts community at the upper school in freshman year, Topaz Gao (12) knew they found their place of inspiration. Their journey in theater inspired them to dabble in playwriting,...

Peter Galen, played by Alex Kumar (11) in Booby Trap leans against a piece of wood as he ponders his fate and reflects upon his past. Another soldier, acted by Shray Alag (11), examines the area surrounding him.

Performing arts presents annual Student Directed Showcase

by Sriya Batchu and Lauren Liu January 14, 2020

After a semester of preparation and hours upon hours of rehearsals, the Student Directed Showcase (SDS), featuring four plays, took the stage last Friday and Saturday night. in the Rothschild Performing...

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...

Sarah Raymond (10), who plays the character Miriam, shows a bag to Lisa Barooah (10), playing Olivia, and Joel Morel (11), playing Cody. In And Action, Miriam is a high schooler who plays a French villain in her friends movie.

Behind the Scenes: Student Directed Showcase in pictures

by Nicole Tian, Reporter January 13, 2019

Student performers presented the annual Student Directed Showcase, a performing arts event directed by seniors, this Friday and Saturday evening from 7 to 9 pm. Performed in the Rothschild Performing...

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