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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Sisters pairs Summer Adler (10) and Sydney Adler (12) and Jasmine Hansra (9) and Jasleen Hansra (12) pose together in the swimming pool. Both pairs of sisters play together on Harkers girls water polo team.

Sister Act: Two pairs of sisters make memories on the varsity girls water polo team

by Emma Milner and Isabella Lo November 11, 2022

One team. Two pairs of sisters. Together in the pool, they pass the ball around to each other as teammates. After practice, they go home as sisters, bonding over the moments in practice and games. Sydney...

Senior Sydney Adler holds a bouquet of flowers in the ceremony honoring the seniors on the girls water polo team. The two water polo teams held their senior night on Oct. 18, winning both their games.

Victorious water polo teams honor ten seniors on senior night

by Hima Thota and Kevin Zhang October 26, 2022

The boys and girls varsity water polo teams hosted their senior nights, which honored the graduating members of their teams, alongside their victorious games against Palo Alto High School, with boys ending...

Eyes trained on the ball, Sydney Adler (12) swims towards a Wildcat. Varsity girls water polo fell to Los Gatos 8-13 at home on Sept. 22.

Varsity girls water polo team concedes 8-13 match to Los Gatos

Varsity girls water polo fell to Los Gatos 8-13 at home on Sept. 22, initiating a second half comeback but ultimately falling short of victory to bring their league record to 5-3. “We definitely did...

Pressured by a Castilleja gator, senior Kyra Hawk passes the ball to a fellow teammate to allow Harker to be in a scoring position. The varsity girls water polo team fell to Castilleja in a close match on Tuesday.

Varsity girls water polo team falls just short to Castilleja in 13-14 loss

by Brandon Zau and Kevin Zhang September 25, 2022

The varsity girls water polo team lost a close match to Castilleja 13-14 in a fourth quarter thriller at home on Tuesday. Harker trailed by two points at the end of the first quarter, but the girls’...

Senior Indigo Lee hypes up his teammates before the start of the fourth quarter. The varsity boys water polo team secured a 21-9 home game win over Skyline on Sept. 2.

Varsity boys water polo team opens season with 21-9 victory over Skyline

by Brandon Zau and Kevin Zhang September 10, 2022

The varsity boys water polo team secured a 21-9 home game win over Skyline last Friday. Harker gained momentum early on in the game, establishing a 4-point lead before Skyline scored a goal, and the...

Research Club officers Brian Chen (12) and Alex Lan (12) introduce the Synopsys Information Session at yesterdays school meeting. The meeting also included information about the Dance Production, a sports recap, and several club announcements.

School meeting recap 9/9/22: Quadchella, Dance Production and emergency drills

by Shareen Chahal, Reporter September 10, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Kris Estrada (12) opened the school meeting yesterday. The ASB Student Events Committee, led by Ella Lan (11), Jacob Huang (12) and Sam Parupudi (10), started...

Alex Lan (11), Cynthia Wang (10), Eric Li (9) and Kailash Ranganathan (12) from the ASB Community Service Committee introduced Thanksgiving grams, which were sold on Thursday and Friday, with a short skit. Each gram includes chocolate, stickers, stationery and a personalized message for $3 as a way to show gratitude throughout the community.

School meeting recap 11/4/21: DECA Month, Thanksgiving grams and spirit standings

by Medha Yarlagadda, Reporter November 7, 2021

Associated Student Body (ASB) president Dawson Chen (12) started off the school meeting on Thursday by introducing DECA officers Catherine He (12), Shreeya Merchia (10) and Claire Luo (10), who talked...

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...

Dylan Parikh (11) rushes during the varsity football teams match against the California School for the Deaf this past Thursday, Oct. 21.

Weekly Previews: Oct. 25-29

by Desiree Luo, Asst. Sports Editor October 24, 2021

Football The varsity football team concluded their season with a 68-40 victory over the California School for the Deaf last Thursday on Senior Night. Water Polo The varsity boys and girls water...

Anishka Raina (12) swings at the tennis ball during the varsity girls tennis teams win over Notre Dame Belmont.

Weekly Previews: Oct. 18-22

by Desiree Luo, Assistant Sports Editor October 17, 2021

Football After the cancellation of their away game against Watsonville High School last week, the varsity football team will face the California School For The Deaf at home this Thursday at 6:00 p.m....

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...

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