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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

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I have this philosophy with theater. I wholeheartedly believe that my life was made for the stage, and all my make or break moments have happened there. While some people learn best through lectures or visuals, I learn best from having a spotlight on me, Zubin Khera (23) said.

Humans of Harker: Scripts to success

by Aryana Bharali, Humans of Harker Profiler August 17, 2023

A dynamic actor and director. A spirit coordinator. A debater. An entrepreneur. Zubin Khera ('23) approaches each of these roles with ambition and audacity, always putting his community first. As his journey...

Ariana Goetting (11) receives her NHS certificate from NHS adviser Chris Davies. Altogether, NHS members accumulated 2,523 volunteer hours over the course of the year.

National Honor Society welcomes new members in induction ceremony

by Anwen Hao and Sidak Sanghari May 2, 2023

Harker’s Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) inducted new members in a formal ceremony in Nichols Auditorium on April 12.  NHS leadership kicked off by introducing themselves to the students,...

Shareen Chahal (11) as Leaf Coneybear. The eccentric homeschooled speller becomes an underdog of the bee.

Conservatory brings pandemonium with Spring Musical

by Alison Yang, Jonathan Xue, and Young Min April 12, 2023

In thirty minutes, Rona Lisa Peretti, played by Samvita Gautham (12), will take the stage, pink pumps and purple power suit bursting out from the beige set. “Syzygy,” she spells, as the cheers in her...

Performers unveil work in the arts during Student Directed Showcase productions

by Sidak Sanghari, Hima Thota, Alison Yang, and Sally Zhu January 18, 2023

A misshapen blob of students, dressed in costumes ranging from floral shirts to ski boots to construction vests, gather onstage. Wrapping their arms around each other, they squat down, heads bowed in anticipation....

As the Holiday season arrives, many students celebrate a variety of different holidays. “Its less of the religious aspects behind it, or the traditional meaning of Christmas,” Zubin Khera (12) said. “Its more so a reason to meet up with family, have a good time and spread the cheer to your friends.”

Dashing into the season of celebration

by Vika Gautham and Isabella Lo December 25, 2022

The chilly December breeze, the smell of hot chocolate, and the sound of carolers— signs that point to the start of the holiday season. For Zubin Khera (12), he recalls spending one Christmas in Truckee,...

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...

Seniors Zubin Khera, Arin Jain and Rohan Gorti hold up a check of $20,000 written to TuffToy after winning the National Pitch Competition in Chicago in July. The three founded TuffToy in their junior year to sell customizable and durable dog toys.

Want to start a business? It’s pawsible.

by Desiree Luo and Ananya Sriram August 30, 2022

How do high school students start their own businesses? This question echoes inside the minds of many budding teenage entrepreneurs with ambitious dreams and diligent spirits. Age, limited resources and...

Anoushka Khatri (12), who plays Janet Van De Graff, answers questions from curious reporters about her upcoming wedding. The musical followed the wedding of Janet and Robert Martin and the chaos that ensues.

‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ spring musical returns in-person with 4 standing ovations

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor April 12, 2022

The lights blink on, the curtains fall and the show draws to a close. Audience members return to reality, after a two-hour long, distant adventure full of laughter, anticipation, drama and, most importantly,...

An illustration of an Oscar. The 94th Academy Awards will take place on March 27, honoring films released in 2021.

Academy Awards 2022: Predictions and hopes

by Sally Zhu and Alena Suleiman March 27, 2022

Today, the nation’s largest, most prestigious film award show approaches: the Oscars in the 94th Academy Awards. Taking place in the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center, the Oscars will...

Seniors Ruya Ozveren, Alex Kumar, and Vaishnavi Murari sing in the closing scene of the spring musical Les Misérables with the entire cast on March 19. Unlike the format of the Fall Play and Student Directed Showcase (SDS), Performing Arts Director Laura Lang-Ree converted the musical into a movie, where multiple video angles are used and the audio is recorded beforehand.

It’s a wrap: “Les Miz” cast to release movie production of Spring Musical

by Aastha Mangla and Michelle Liu April 7, 2021

As the third theater performance following the start of the pandemic, "Les Misérables" hints at hope in a time of loss and revolution. To bring this story to life, the cast and crew of the Spring Musical...

Newly elected freshman class council member Kris Estrada (9) addresses his class at freshman election speeches on Monday. This freshman class inaugurated a new system of elections in which students voted for general class representatives as opposed to specific positions.

Freshmen council elected with new voting, leadership system

by Arely Sun, Co-Lifestyle Editor November 9, 2019

Inaugurating a new system of student leadership, the results of the freshmen student council election were announced today, naming Alexander Lan, Kris Estrada, Michelle Jin, Rupert Chen and Zubin Khera...

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