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“Cultural genocide”: Uyghur Muslims face oppression, internment by Chinese Communist Party

Clad in dark blue shirts, Uyghur protestors gather in Washington D.C. on Oct. 1 on the Global Day of Action. The Chinese government has detained between 1 million and 3 million Uyghurs, a Muslim Turkic minority native to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, also known as East Turkestan, in Northwest China, in over 380 internment camps since 2017.

by Sara Yen, Winged Post Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 14, 2020

Clad in matching light blue hats, the color of the East Turkestan flag, and dark blue shirts, a multitude of Uyghur protestors posed in front of the Capitol, some holding up pictures of family members taken by the Chinese government, as shown in one photo of the Global Day of Action.  The Chinese Co...

Celebrating Jewish holidays: Students and faculty celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Bright red apples dipped in rich, golden honey and a spiraling challah, or type of bread, sit on a table as part of a celebration of Rosh Hashanah, a Jewish holiday where observers celebrate the start of a new year. Both of these foods are intrinsic traditions of this holiday.

by Isha Moorjani, Asst. News Editor

October 3, 2020

Bright red apples dipped in rich, golden honey and spiraling challah, a type of bread, sit on a table as part of a celebration of Rosh Hashanah, a Jewish holiday where observers celebrate the start of a new year. Both of these foods are intrinsic traditions of this holiday. Jewish people welcome the Jewish New Year on...

WeChat and TikTok to be banned from the United States

National security concerns prompted President Trump to issue two executive orders banning U.S. citizens or permanent residents from transaction with the owners of WeChat and TikTok. The orders go into effect on Sept. 15.

by Irene Yuan, Multimedia Editor

September 11, 2020

On Aug. 6, President Trump issued two executive orders that prohibit U.S. citizens or permanent residents from transacting with the owners of WeChat or TikTok, citing national security concerns as the reason for the orders that would take effect on Sept. 15.  This essentially gave American companies 45 days...

Rescue efforts underway after deadly blast destroys Port of Beirut

On Aug. 4, a deadly blast destroyed the port of the city of Beirut, killing over 170 people and wounding over 6,500 more. The explosion was prompted by a fire which ignited 2,750 pounds of incorrectly stored ammonium nitrate, a chemical compound used in fertilizer and the production of bombs.

by Arushi Saxena, Managing Editor

September 6, 2020

On Aug. 4, a deadly blast destroyed the port of the city of Beirut, killing over 170 people and wounding over 6,500 more. The explosion was prompted by a fire which ignited 2,750 pounds of incorrectly stored ammonium nitrate, a chemical compound used in fertilizer and the production of bombs. The ammonium nitrate...

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...

Campaigning for Canada: Candidates from different parties seek to replace Trudeau

Justin Trudeau, current prime minister of Canada who is seeking reelection.

by Lucy Ge and Varsha Rammohan

October 18, 2019

Canada’s 43rd general election will take place on Oct. 21 in order to elect members of Parliament. Canadian Governor General Julie Payette dissolved Parliament on Sept. 11, officially marking the start of the election campaign. In the upcoming election, current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau w...

Modern renovations in store for Notre Dame de Paris

ABH architect Alexandre Chassang's idea calls for a magnificent glass spire in place of the previous, traditional wooden one.

by Gloria Zhu, Reporter

May 29, 2019

A little over one month ago, a fire struck Paris’s famed Notre Dame cathedral, damaging the central spire of the church and most of its now-collapsed wooden roof, along with endangering several valuable relics within the building. Immediately, the world swept itself into an uproar, with social ...

British PM Theresa May steps down, leaving fate of Brexit uncertain

Protestors hold anti-May signs at a rally in 2017 in London's Parliament Square. May has been shielding criticism for her adamant push for Brexit over the past three years.

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

May 25, 2019

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation as leader on Friday, citing her failure to deliver Brexit. Standing outside of No. 10 Downing Street in London, May announced that she will resign on June 7, allowing the Conservative Party to choose a new leader who will resume her position...

Narendra Modi clinches win in Indian elections

Prime Minister signs an autograph for a supporter following his victory last Thursday. Modi secured a landslide victory over his opponents, securing his second term in office.

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

May 25, 2019

Indian Prime Minister achieved a landslide victory in the country's general elections on May 23, gaining 63.6% of the vote according to a Nielsen poll. Dedicating his victory to the Indian people, Modi earned himself a second term in office, leading the Bharatiya Janata Party to a victory. Following...

Everything you need to know about Brexit

Following the first referendum on June 23, 2016, Brexit has undergone three failed votes, and continues to be held in contention by the British Parliament. Prime Minister Theresa May continues to push for Brexit, and it is scheduled for a fourth, and most likely, final, vote on June 3.

by Sara Yen, Assistant Features Editor

May 16, 2019

With new updates left and right, the current Brexit situation can be a bit confusing to understand. Is Brexit actually happening? By the end of this article, I hope to have answered all of your questions and concerns about the topic. Let’s start from the origin of the word “Brexit”. Accordin...

Language clubs honor international cultures

Vijay Vyas and Deven Parikh (10) sing during their performance of “Un Poco Loco” at Spanish Cultural Night.

by Alysa Suleiman, Jessie Wang, and Irene Yuan

April 26, 2019

Ni hao. Konnichiwa. Salve. Bonjour. Hola. You’ve heard of them before: Junior Classical League and the four Language National Honor Societies. Each of these organizations are extremely populated in our school, but how many people really know what their purpose is? Currently, Harker’s upper scho...

New Zealand students tour Harker for a day

Students from New Zealand toured the Harker campus today during a visit organized by Harker's wiSTEM club. The students were here on a ten-day visit, touring major attractions in and around the Bay Area.

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

April 16, 2019

A group of students from New Zealand visited the Harker campus on Tuesday and toured classes, participated in lab activities, and socialized with Harker students. The students, all girls, all attend various schools, but attended the “Innovative Young Minds” summer camp last summer in Hutt City, New...

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