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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Navya Samuel (10) and Juhi Madala (11) block an Andrew Hill High School hitter. The front row players were able to successfully stuff many hitters during the day.

Varsity girls volleyball swings it away at second annual Spikefest

by Yifan Li, TALON Reporter October 31, 2022

Varsity girls volleyball attended the Milpitas Spikefest II Tournament away at Lincoln High School San Jose and Wilcox High School, finishing with a record of 2-3 on Oct. 22.  The tournament spanned...

Seniors Claire Kampmeier and Rachel Ning pose with their friends after the game ends. The team lost in five sets to Crystal Springs.

Varsity girls volleyball team falls to Crystal Springs at Senior Night game in close five-set battle

by Emma Milner and Kevin Zhang October 27, 2022

The varsity girls volleyball team lost to Crystal Springs during their Senior Night on Thursday with set scores of 24-26, 17-25, 25-22, 25-21 and 8-15.  The volleyball team held a ceremony before their...

The junior varsity girls volleyball team huddles during their game on Thursday. The varsity and junior varsity teams hosted their annual Dig Pink fundraiser to raise money for the Side Out Foundation, aimed to raise awareness for breast cancer.

Girls volleyball promotes breast cancer awareness through Dig Pink fundraiser

by Hima Thota, Reporter October 18, 2022

The girls volleyball teams held their annual Dig Pink fundraiser on Thursday alongside its junior varsity and varsity volleyball games against Priory. Admission to the games cost five dollars, and players...

Emily Mitnick (10) tips a ball over the net in the varsity girls volleyball teams game on Thursday. The team defeated Eastside in three sets.

Varsity girls volleyball team triumphs over Eastside in three sets

by Felix Chen, Vika Gautham, Andrew Liang, and Aishani Singh September 27, 2022

The girls varsity volleyball team defeated Eastside on Thursday in a home game, winning all three sets 25-7, 25-10 and 25-9. Harker quickly took the advantage in the first set, with Claire Kampmeier...

Norah Mehanna (10) crouches to return the opponents serve at the varsity girls volleyball game against Westmont High School on Sept. 15. The girls lost in a close five-set game.

Varsity girls volleyball team loses to Westmont High School in close five-set game

by Shareen Chahal, Reporter September 25, 2022

The varsity girls volleyball team fell to Westmont High School on Sept. 15 at home 21-25, 25-19, 20-25, 25-12 and 7-15. The Eagles began the first set with a strong lead and initially pulled ahead with...

Junior varsity girls volleyball libero Aline Grinespan (9) waits for the ball during their game on Thursday. The Eagles defeated Pinewood in two sets, starting their league record at 1-0.

Junior varsity girls volleyball team bests Pinewood in two sets

by Emma Milner, Hima Thota, Young Min, and Margaret Cartee September 19, 2022

The junior varsity girls volleyball team defeated Pinewood School 25-21, 25-10 at a home game on Thursday, starting their league record at 1-0. The girls began the match with the serve, but lost the...

Yena Yu (9) bounces the volleyball as she prepares to serve the ball. The frosh and sophomore girls volleyball team fell to Milpitas High School on Wednesday after losing their first set 19-25, winning their second set 25-19 and losing their third set 9-15.

Frosh and sophomore girls volleyball team defeated by Milpitas in three sets

by Vika Gautham, Kevin Zhang, and Edward Huang September 10, 2022

The frosh and sophomore girls volleyball team fell to Milpitas High School on Wednesday after losing their first set 19-25, winning their second set 25-19 and losing their third set 9-15. In the first...

Alicia Ran (10) sets the ball in the frosh and sophomore girls volleyball game on Tuesday. The team fell to Harbor High School in two sets, 21-25 and 12-25 at their away game.

Frosh and sophomore girls volleyball team loses to Harbor in two sets

by Margaret Cartee and Yifan Li September 1, 2022

The frosh and sophomore girls volleyball team fell to Harbor High School in two sets, 21-25 and 12-25, away at Harbor this Tuesday.  Harker started the first set with strong serves, but Harbor was...

Spencer Mak (10) and Adrian Liu (10) block a hit from Vishnu Kannan (12) during the sophomores versus senior match in the “Hustle for Muscle” volleyball tournament. The seniors won the game 15-11.

‘Hustle for Muscle’ raises awareness of muscular dystrophy

by Katelyn Zhao and Ananya Sriram November 22, 2021

Freshman, sophomore, junior, senior and faculty teams faced off in the annual “Hustle for Muscle” volleyball tournament hosted by Harker DECA and Harker Spirit Leadership Team (HSLT) during lunch last...

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...

Veyd Patil (10) sprints to the finish at the Artichoke Invitational cross country meet on Oct. 2.

Weekly Previews: Oct. 11-15

by Desiree Luo, Reporter October 11, 2021

Football Coming off a 26-42 loss to Marina High School on Saturday at the annual Homecoming Game, the varsity football team, which now has a record of 2-4, will play against Watsonville High School in...

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....

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