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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Members of the Wilt advisory watch an announcement from Art Club during the school meeting last Friday. The meeting covered topics including the Ukraine Task Force Fundraising Initiative, upcoming spring musical and Quad mural.

School meeting recap 3/18/22: Ukraine fundraiser, Spirit painting kickoff and Drowsy Chaperone

by Selina Xu, Co-Asst. Multimedia Editor March 24, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) Secretary Spencer Cha (12) opened the last Zoom school meeting of the year last Friday.   Spencer began with an update on the Ukraine Task Force Fundraiser initiative,...

Facilitator Danny Midborn runs through a crowd of student leaders on March 4 during Challenge Day. The upper school held Challenge Day for underclassmen, and upperclassmen who attended the Challenge Day in the fall volunteered to help out.

Harker underclassmen forge community bonds during second Challenge Day of the year

by Michelle Wei March 21, 2022

 harkeraquila · Winged Post Audible: Upper school hosts second Challenge Day Around 100 students and faculty engaged in community-bonding activities during Challenge Day, which took place Friday,...

Nationally-recognized diversity practitioner and consultant and adult session speaker Toni Graves Williamson presents on turning fragility into agility through steps such as self-reflection and being willing to listen to others. More than 50 people attended this years Student Diversity Leadership Gathering, and attendees from the Harker community were joined by students and teachers from other schools such as Menlo High School and the Kirby School in Santa Cruz.

Student Diversity Coalition holds fourth annual Student Diversity Leadership Gathering

by Julie Shi and Isha Moorjani March 21, 2022

Warning: The following story contains an image with headlines mentioning violence and suicide and may be upsetting to some readers. Student, teacher and faculty attendees begin piling into the Zoom...

Upper school biology teacher Jeff Suttons advisory watch the school meeting via Zoom this Tuesday. After the meeting, students underwent the first iteration of weekly COVID-19 testing.

School meeting recap 1/25/22: Culture Week, Valentine’s Grams and Chinese New Year festivities

by Julie Shi, Reporter January 28, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) president Dawson Chen (12) started the school meeting this Tuesday. The Student Diversity Coalition (SDC) announced Culture Week would be held from Feb. 21 to Feb. 25 and...

Upper School Division Head Butch Keller joins in on student councils dance skit, performed to to Lil Nas X’s “HOLIDAY. Last Thursdays school meeting marked the last school meeting of 2021.

School meeting recap 12/9/21: Culture Day, Kicks Against Cancer and 1,500 donut holes

by Lucy Ge, Co-Managing Editor December 14, 2021

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Dawson Chen (12) welcomed everyone to the last school meeting before winter break last Thursday.  Upper school English teacher Jennifer Siraganian announced...

Faculty and students listen to privilege walk prompts. During the privilege walk, students and faculty took steps forward as SDC co-leaders KJ Williams (11) and Dina Ande (10) read out prompts ranging from “if your sex or race is widely represented in the U.S. Congress” to “if you had more than 20 books in your home as a child.”

Students and faculty explore meaning of privilege, participate in discussions at SDC kickoff

by Lucy Ge, Co-Managing Editor November 4, 2021

Over 60 students and faculty participated in a privilege walk and fishbowl discussion at the Student Diversity Coalition (SDC) open meeting kickoff on Davis Field on Tuesday. During the privilege walk,...

ASB Secretary Spencer Cha (12) announced the lunch line protocol on rainy days. Students can eat lunch in Manzanita (capacity 220-240 inside and outside the building), Dobbins (capacity 100-150), Nichols (capacity 300-350, including the outside of the building), the Auxiliary Gym (capacity 100-125) or other overhangs (capacity 50-75) such as those outside the Rothschild Performing Arts Center (RPAC) and the Athletic Center.

School meeting recap 10/22/21: Senior nights, ‘Squid Game’ and snack bar

by Olivia Xu and Anika Maji October 24, 2021

Associated Student Body (ASB) Vice President Ayan Nath (12) began the school meeting with introducing ASB Secretary Spencer Cha (12), who announced the lunch line protocol on rainy days.  The protocol...

Samvita Gautham (11) dances with a partner during one of the bonding activities. After upper school participants linked arms and danced to music, they turned around and shared their answers to a prompting question introduced by a Challenge Day facilitator.

Strength in community: Challenge Day embraces growth with return to in-person format

by Anika Maji and Alena Suleiman September 25, 2021

“I love my neighbor, especially the ones who… go to Harker!” A commotion fills the Blackford gym as all students and faculty leap up from their seats and jog to an empty chair across the room....

Student Diversity Coalition representatives Uma Iyer (12) and Brooklyn Cicero (12) introduce Challenge Day on Friday. “[Challenge Day] was truly a transformative experience,” Brooklyn said in her speech. “It brought me a lot closer to my peers and allowed me to get very vulnerable with them, something that was a bit hard to do at first, but eventually I got used to it.”

Student Diversity Coalition announces Challenge Day event for juniors and seniors

by Isha Moorjani, News Editor September 7, 2021

The Student Diversity Coalition (SDC) gave a presentation to juniors and seniors in the Auxiliary Gym on Friday about Challenge Day, which will be held on Friday, Sept. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m....

Stanford Neurodiversity Project Program Coordinator Isabelle Morris talks about the wide range of conditions in the neurodiversity spectrum during her speaker event on March 11.

Students work to break down stigma surrounding neurodiversity, educate community through interactive events

by Lucy Ge, Winged Post News Editor March 26, 2021

Screen sharing her presentation and addressing over 780 upper school students and faculty, Stanford Neurodiversity Project Program Coordinator Isabelle Morris shared her experiences as an Autistic young...

Dr. Bettina Love of University of Georgia kicked off Black History Month at the upper school with her talk on issues including structural racism, the evolution of Black culture and the history of African American oppression and its lasting impacts.

Pulse of the People: “Call out injustice, call out racism”

by Lucy Ge, Nicole Tian, Emily Tan, and Sarah Mohammed February 19, 2021

“Shut it Down, Ferguson is Everywhere,” read a framed portrait in the background of University of Georgia Professor Dr. Bettina Love’s Zoom screen in reference to the 2014-2015 protests after the...

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the upper school is integral to promoting racial equity within our community. Especially at the upper school level, learning about Dr. King’s legacy in a thorough and informed manner allows students to better understand America’s history of racism and examine the nuances of bridging the racial divide of today.

Learning from legacy

by Erica Cai, Humans of Harker Managing Editor January 19, 2021

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote in his “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” With these words, Dr. King persevered in his pursuit of racial justice...

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