A guide to the Gaza conflict

A guide to the Gaza conflict

by Raveena Kapatkar and Trisha Dwivedi
September 4, 2014
Filed under Global, Winged Post

Fighting resumed between Israel and Gaza, a region of Palestine, on July 8, when Israel retaliated to rockets fired by Palestinian political group Hamas. Israel and Palestine’s hostility towards each other has continued for more than 50 years, centering on border disagreements and religious incongruity.... Read more »

Ebola outbreak: A public health emergency

Ebola outbreak: A public health emergency

by Elisabeth Siegel, Winged Post News Editor
September 3, 2014
Filed under Features, Global, Winged Post

The latest outbreak of Ebola, spanning African countries Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, started in March and has progressed to an official human case count of nearly 1300, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Ebola virus disease, otherwise known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever... Read more »

Around the world in 72 days: students explore the globe on school trips

Around the world in 72 days: students explore the globe on school trips

by Anokhi Saklecha and Melina Nakos
September 1, 2014
Filed under Global, Winged Post

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Captured freelance journalist James Foley beheaded in Syria

Captured freelance journalist James Foley beheaded in Syria

by Megy Appalaraju, Tiara Bhatacharya
September 1, 2014
Filed under Global, Winged Post

American journalist James Foley was beheaded in a video released on Aug. 19 by The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a Sunni jihadist group, after being held hostage since Nov. 2012. Foley, who was covering the Syrian uprising, was originally detained while traveling to the Turkish border with... Read more »

Ukraine/Russia dispute reverberates on a global stage

Ukraine/Russia dispute reverberates on a global stage

by Sheridan Tobin, Shay Lari-Hosain, and Megy Appalaraju
August 31, 2014
Filed under Features, Global, Winged Post

A Malaysia Airlines jet en route to Kuala Lumpur International via Schiphol Airport was shot down over eastern Ukraine on July 17, where pro-separatist rebels currently operate. Having taken off from Amsterdam at 12:15 p.m. local time with 298 people on board, Flight 17 disappeared from air traffic... Read more »

Mother’s Day celebrations around the world

Mother’s Day celebrations around the world

by Tara Parimi, Reporter
May 19, 2014
Filed under Global, Winged Post

For some, it’s a card and breakfast in bed. For others, it’s a day-long celebration filled with numerous traditions. Every year, during the month of May in most countries, Mother’s Day celebrations commence across the globe. Mother’s Day serves as a day of appreciation... Read more »

Taipei American School Wins Journalism Award

Taipei American School Wins Journalism Award

by Trisha Dwivedi, Reporter
May 19, 2014
Filed under Global, Winged Post

The Taipei American School (TAS), Harker’s sister school in Taiwan, won a pacemaker for their online publication at the last NSPA journalism conference in San Diego that took place from Apr. 10 to 13. Pacemakers are awards given at high school journalism conventions,... Read more »

Los Angeles students commemorate the Armenian Genocide

Los Angeles students commemorate the Armenian Genocide

by Mariam Sulakian, Aquila News Editor
April 26, 2014
Filed under Global, News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

In commemoration of the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) protested in Los Angeles Thursday afternoon to raise awareness and recognition for its cause. The Armenian... Read more »

Crisis in Crimea

Crisis in Crimea

by Tiara Bhatacharya and Ria Gandhi
April 10, 2014
Filed under Global, Winged Post

Russian President Vladmir Putin annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula on March 18, in a move spurring international discussion over the validity of Putin’s actions. Crimea belonged to Russia until 1954, when the peninsula was gifted to Ukraine under the direction of the Soviet Union. Protests against... Read more »

The Mystery of Malaysia 370

The Mystery of Malaysia 370

by Shay Lari-Hosain
April 4, 2014
Filed under Global, Winged Post

“Good night Malaysian three seven zero” were the last known words spoken by MH370’s crew to Malaysian air traffic control, nearly forty minutes after the Malaysia Airlines flight departed Kuala Lumpur International at 12:41 a.m. local time on March 8. A red-eye, routine... Read more »

The Perfect Remedy for Rainy Day Blues

The Perfect Remedy for Rainy Day Blues

by Ashi Gautam, Aquila Opinion Editor
April 2, 2014
Filed under Global, Lifestyle

As rain drops pitter and patter, people may begin to feel lazy, gloomy. Bollywood movies make rainy day blues disappear with over-the-top dance numbers and a plethora of romance. Here is a list of the top three Bollywood movies to watch in this gloomy weather. ... Read more »

GEO Multicultural Fair lures students

GEO Multicultural Fair lures students

by Jonathan Dai
March 26, 2014
Filed under Global, Online Exclusive

Strange notes, foreign sights, and unfamiliar aromas filled the Nichols Atrium as the Multicultural Fair kicked off. Global Empowerment and Outreach (GEO) held their annual event during long lunch today. Ten booths were set up, including major countries like Britain and... Read more »