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Hungry? Ready to MOD?

Two MOD Classics, the Tristan and Jasper. With pizzas

by Lauren Liu and Amruta Dharmapurikar

March 2, 2020

In the midst of a bustling street — cars blurring past, people scurrying to and fro, high heels clacking like ice cubes in a glass — a pop of red illuminates the gray hue of buildings. This red belongs to the sign of MOD Pizza, emblazoned with large white letters spelling out the name of the restaurant....

Best of year: Movies from the past, present and future

From top to bottom: Movie posters from the films

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter

February 20, 2020

Looking Forward to in 2020 To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You Following Netflix’s extremely popular “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” this sequel follows the unintended mailing of love letters and explores Lara Jean and Peter’s blossoming relationship. Hilarious and with all the r...

What to know about the 2019 novel coronavirus

An illustration of the 2019 novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

by Kathy Fang, Eric Fang, and Alysa Suleiman

January 30, 2020

As the 2019 novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, continues to spread across the world, Harker Aquila breaks down what you need to know about the outbreak. What is the 2019-nCoV?  The 2019-nCoV is a respiratory disease that causes respiratory illness, according to the World Health Organization. It belongs in...

Harker Aquila’s guide to the escalations between the U.S. and Iran

After a sequence of targeted attacks between the U.S. and Iran, tensions between the two countries are escalating.

by Lucy Ge and Arushi Saxena

January 16, 2020

To clarify the time difference between Iran and California, all dates and times are reported in PST. Iran is 11 hours and 30 minutes ahead of California. Prompted by U.S. President Donald Trump authorizing an American airstrike that killed prominent Iranian general Qasem Soleimani on Jan. 2, a maj...

Giving during the holidays

Griffin Crook (12) stands next to the doughnut holes he purchased dressed in a festive blazer and Santa hat. Griffin announced during school meeting on Dec. 6 that he had purchased 2000 doughnut holes for his fellow students to enjoy in the spirit of holiday cheer.

by Nicole Tian and Arely Sun

January 5, 2020

After the conclusion of the previous announcement, the projector in front of the school assembly simply flashed to display a single slide introducing Griffin Crook (12). A ripple of chatter spread through the crowd as he stepped up to the microphone dressed in a brightly patterned festive blazer and a ...

Harker Aquila’s guide to tomorrow’s House vote on articles of impeachment

Members of the press and the Capitol stand outside the Longworth Office Building on Capitol Hill, where impeachment testimonies were held over the past month. After a monthslong process, the House is expected to vote on two articles of impeachment tomorrow.

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on impeachment tomorrow in the culmination of a historic series of investigations, trials and testimonies.  Tomorrow, a full House of 233 Democratic, 197 Republican and one independent representatives are expected to vote on two articles of impe...

Skating the curves

Skating the curves

by Nicole Tian, Co-Lifestyle Editor

December 7, 2019

High schooler Esteban Rodriguez leans against the rails of the Lake Cunningham Actions Sports Park in San Jose, nonchalantly flipping his black board emblazoned with a painted white skull, its bare teeth and exposed gums clenching onto the scales of a red-eyed viper. The azure edges of the board have b...

Awake at night: D.C. monuments honor nation’s history

Washington Monument. In front of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, the Washington Monument is the tallest structure in the area, built to commemorate George Washington.

by Tiffany Chang, Lakshmi Mulgund, Smrithi Sambamurthy, Pelin Unsal, Anna Vazhaeparambil, and Helen Zhu

November 23, 2019

Students participated in a Monuments by Moonlight Tour of the capital’s monuments, visiting the U.S. Capitol, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and the Korean War memorial. Against the dark sky of the city, monuments twinkle brightly, a ...

Moments in Washington

Moments in Washington

by Erica Cai, Kathy Fang, Catherine Feng, Lauren Liu, Arely Sun, Nicole Tian, and Gloria Zhang

November 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As our reporters explored Washington, D.C., we collected memories and experiences from various places around the city. Here are some of the moments that our reporters found around the capital.

From San Jose to Capitol Hill: Upper school alumnus gives back to his home district as congressional staffer

Legislative Assistant Eric Henshall (‘12) speaks to Harker Journalism reporters about his experience working in the office of U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo in the House Cannon Building in Washington, D.C. Eshoo represents California’s 18th Congressional District and is currently running for re-election against Saratoga Councilman Rishi Kumar.

by Eric Fang and Anthony Xu

November 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Standing next to a glass display case of U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo’s personal memorabilia and achievements, Legislative Assistant Eric Henshall (‘12) recounted how he came to work for the Representative for California’s 18th District on Capitol Hill after graduating only seven yea...

Hustle and bustle: Capturing the street life in Washington, D.C.

Winged Post Editor-in-Chief Gloria Zhang (12)  and Aquila Managing Editor Varsha Rammohan (11) take a  selfie in front of a display of newspapers on Nov. 20 outside of the Newseum. The Newseum, the only national museum dedicated solely to journalism, will be shut down as of Dec. 31, 2019.

by Helen Zhu, Emma Gurleroglu, and Anna Vazhaeparambil

November 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Red taxis zoom through the busy streets, honking noisily as drivers hurry during rush hour. Brisk winds creep underneath the scarves and coat sleeves of pedestrians roaming the streets of the city. Fall leaves drift to the ground, joining the layer of orange and yellow blanketin...

Free speech activist Mary Beth Tinker inspires student journalists at annual NSPA convention

Mary Beth Tinker holds up a signed black armband to an audience of student journalists at the JEA/NSPA convention, a similar piece to the original black armbands she wore to protest the resulting casualties of American involvement in the Vietnam War.

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter

November 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bathed in a dim warm orange glow, the expansive convention room exploded in a deafening round of applause as activist Mary Beth Tinker stepped onto the podium. To an audience of hundreds of student journalists from across the nation who were gathered at the annual NSPA convention yesterday,...

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