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Blue Wave Rolling: Democratic presidential hopefuls reach out to voters in California Democratic State Convention

Blue Wave Rolling: Democratic presidential hopefuls reach out to voters in California Democratic State Convention

by Eric Fang, Kathy Fang, Arushi Saxena, and Anna Vazhaeparambil

June 1, 2019


Filed under Editor's Pick, Multimedia, News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

More than a dozen Democratic presidential hopefuls travelled to San Francisco this week to attend the California Democrats’ State Convention at the Moscone Center. 11 of those candidates addressed an audience of more than 3,000 at the morning and afternoon general sessions, presenting highlights of...

Measles Outbreak: What You Need to Know

Measles Outbreak: What You Need to Know

by Lucy Ge, Reporter

May 26, 2019


Filed under Editor's Pick, Online Exclusive, STEM

The first version of the measles vaccine was developed over half a century ago by John Enders who, in 1963, successfully created the vaccine out of a specific strain of measles. Measles was reported eliminated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2000. Yet with upward...

Live Coverage: Boys Volleyball takes on Monta Vista in NorCal finals

Live Coverage: Boys Volleyball takes on Monta Vista in NorCal finals

by Aditya Singhvi, Anna Vazhaeparambil, and Shreya Srinivasan

May 18, 2019


Filed under Boys Volleyball, Editor's Pick, Facebook Briefs, Multimedia, Online Exclusive, Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports, Volleyball

Monta Vista has won the Division 1 NorCal championship to defend their title 22-25, 25-23, 19-25, 25-19, 15-13. Be sure to catch our game recap, coming soon to Harker Aquila. 4:14 p.m. The CIF Norcal Division awarded Jeffery with the Pursuing Victory with Honor award, and CIF NorCal runner-up medals...

States across the country pass restrictive anti-abortion legislation

States across the country pass restrictive anti-abortion legislation

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

May 17, 2019


Filed under Editor's Pick, News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Following a wave of anti-abortion legislation that has recently risen up to challenge federal law, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed the nation’s most controversial abortion bill into law last Tuesday night, creating a near-total ban on abortions, except in the case of a life-threatening situation. A week ...

Live Coverage: Boys Volleyball takes on Bellarmine in NorCal semifinals

Live Coverage: Boys Volleyball takes on Bellarmine in NorCal semifinals

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

May 16, 2019


Filed under Boys Volleyball, Editor's Pick, Multimedia, Online Exclusive, Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports, Uncategorized, Volleyball

The game is now over, with the Eagles winning comfortably 25-15, 25-21, 25-20. Be sure to catch our game recap coming soon to Harker Aquila. 8:19 p.m. Despite a commendable Bellarmine team bringing the score to 23-20, the Eagles, off a  Bellarmine fault and a Jarett hit, have won the third set 2...

Swimmers break CCS records, advance to States

Swimmers break CCS records, advance to States

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

May 11, 2019


Filed under Editor's Pick, Sports, Spring Sports, Swimming, Uncategorized

Five Harker swimmers competed in the Central Coast Section (CCS) championships last Saturday, placing third and moving onto the State Championships, held in Clovis yesterday and today. The swimmers — Rhys Edwards (10), Matthew Chung (10), Jason Kwok (10), Ethan Hu (11) and Alex Yu (12) — broke...

Starting from the bottom: Beto O’Rourke builds momentum at town hall in San Francisco

Starting from the bottom: Beto O’Rourke builds momentum at town hall in San Francisco

by Kathy Fang and Eric Fang

April 28, 2019


Filed under Editor's Pick, News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Presidential candidate and Democratic rising star Beto O’Rourke traveled to the Bay Area to host a town hall at the United Irish Cultural Center in San Francisco this afternoon. Introduced by Rep. Jared Huffman (D) of California’s 2nd district, O’Rourke opened the event with an overarching campaign...

“Not me, us”: Bernie Sanders calls for unity, anti-corporate reform at San Francisco rally

“Not me, us”: Bernie Sanders calls for unity, anti-corporate reform at San Francisco rally

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

March 24, 2019


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In a growing 2020 primary field, Sen. Bernie Sanders draws a crowd of thousands across the Bay Area

“For the People:” Kamala Harris to run for president in 2020

“For the People:” Kamala Harris to run for president in 2020

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

January 28, 2019


Filed under Editor's Pick, News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Sen. Kamala Harris (D.-Calif.) announced her bid for the 2020 presidential election this afternoon at a launch rally in the Frank Ogawa Plaza of her hometown, Oakland. Standing at a podium beneath the towering city hall, Harris addressed a large crowd of people waving yellow and blue “Kamala Harris...

Midterms 2018: The race is on

Midterms 2018: The race is on

by Nicole Chen, Kathy Fang, and Ryan Guan

November 6, 2018


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10:50 p.m. Democrats secure control over the House with a total of 207 declared seats so far, winning all of the 23 GOP-held seats needed to flip the party majority, according to reports by The Associated Press. Meanwhile, the Senate is forecasted to stay under the GOP's control, with 51 se...

Inside a Crazy Rich Asians singer’s quest to mix the best of both worlds

Inside a Crazy Rich Asians singer’s quest to mix the best of both worlds

by Jin Tuan, Lifestyle Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Editor's Pick, Features, Online Exclusive

Neat rows of mahjong tiles shuffle around on the movie screen. Quick cuts between shots of Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) and Eleanor Sung-Young (Michelle Yeoh) reveal their poker faces, strained with tight lips and calculating stares. A pivotal scene in the box office darling Crazy Rich Asians strings on...

Meet your teacher: Biology teacher experiences joy of beekeeping

Meet your teacher: Biology teacher experiences joy of beekeeping

by Jessie Wang, Reporter

September 2, 2018


Filed under Editor's Pick, Features, Multimedia, Showcase, Winged Post

A low buzzing fills the air as Dr. Thomas Artiss approaches his beehive. Clad in traditional beekeeper wear — wide brimmed hat, mesh faceguard, white full-body suit and all — Dr. Artiss is the image of an accomplished apiarist. “I dabbled in entomology for my doctoral thesis, and I've been interested...

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