The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

An illustration of various memes and internet sensations. Social media platforms have guided the evolution of Generation Z’s sense of humor by creating widespread access to topics people find humorous.

‘One big inside joke’: Generation Z uses humor to bond over shared adversity

by Arely Sun, Aquila Co-Managing Editor February 23, 2022

harkeraquila · Aquila Audible of "'One big inside joke’: Generation Z uses humor to bond over shared adversity" If you’ve spent time browsing the Internet, you’ve likely encountered...

Students and faculty fall fashion bring new shopping and styles to this school year. Some have explored thrifting and trends from social media.

Fall fashion: Rise in the realm of thrifting

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor September 7, 2021

Fashion, by definition ever-changing and transitory, inevitably continues to evolve in the form of trends or individual styles. After more than a year of shelter-in-place, thrifting and secondhand shopping,...

Twenty-five-year-old JJ Niemann is a Broadway performer who has appeared in The Book of Mormon and the recent TikTok musical Ratatouille the Musical.” After Broadway shut down March 2020 due to the pandemic, Niemann turned towards TikTok to continue showcasing his acting, singing and dancing as well as behind-the-scenes of Broadway life. Niemann has rose to popularity on the platform, with over 660 thousand followers on TikTok.

Where Broadway meets TikTok: A performer’s journey from stage to screen

by Sally Zhu, Humans of Harker Profiler May 12, 2021

“Remy, the ratatouille, the rat of all my dreams. I praise you, my ratatouille. May the world remember your name.”  The original movie “Ratatouille,” featuring the loveable and wholesome Remy...

Music Monday is a new installation featuring a different category of songs on a weekly basis.

Music Monday: Scroll through TikTok with Aquila

by Varsha Rammohan, Co-Editor-in-Chief February 22, 2021

Music Monday features a different category of songs on a weekly basis. Each Monday, Harker Aquila will release seven songs, one song for each day of the week. TikTok's taken the Gen Z world by storm...

In the face of the pandemic, Rodrigo appealed to a listeners heart with her exploration of loneliness and hardship. “Drivers License” has opened up what the music industry could have in stock for audiences in 2021: not only how artists can market their music, but also how they can speak to their listeners. 

A ballad of empathy

by Sarah Mohammed, Winged Post Asst. Features Editor February 20, 2021

Along a sleek and quiet road, a girl drives past empty fields in her small white vintage Mercedes car. Illuminated by soft purple light, she begins to sing a song of love and loss, of heartbreak and healing....

Clicking #rollerskating on any social media platform is sure to conjure lively videos of agile roller skaters navigating the concrete mazes of skate parks, ebullient dancers jamming out on their wheels and the hiss of toe stops with “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac playing in the background. Many have fallen for the dreamy aesthetic of quad skating depicted online, myself included.

Let’s (sc)roll: Roller skating community finds new members during quarantine

by Arely Sun, Lifestyle Editor October 12, 2020

Clicking #rollerskating on any social media platform is sure to conjure lively videos of agile roller skaters navigating the concrete mazes of skate parks, ebullient dancers jamming out on their wheels...

National security concerns prompted President Trump to issue two executive orders banning U.S. citizens or permanent residents from transaction with the owners of WeChat and TikTok. The orders go into effect on Sept. 15.

WeChat and TikTok to be banned from the United States

by Irene Yuan, Multimedia Editor September 11, 2020

On Aug. 6, President Trump issued two executive orders that prohibit U.S. citizens or permanent residents from transacting with the owners of WeChat or TikTok, citing national security concerns as the...

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