Harker Aquila

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...

Historic Notre Dame cathedral saved after being engulfed in flames

A photo of the Notre Dame cathedral. The cathedral, which is 865 years old, caught fire today due to unknown reasons.

by Arushi Saxena, Irene Yuan, Nicole Tian, and Erica Cai

April 15, 2019

Four hundred firefighters are currently battling a blaze at the Notre Dame Cathedral, which caught fire earlier today, at around 7 p.m. CEST, due to unknown causes, in Paris, France. The dome collapsed earlier today, with the rest of the building currently alight. As of late Monday night, both of...

Millions prevented from travel due to ‘social credit’ offenses in China

Dalian International Airport, such as several other airports in China have imposed restrictions on travelers with

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

February 27, 2019

Chinese travelers were barred from traveling 17.5 million times last year due to minor legal infractions such as unpaid fines and taxes according to the National Public Credit Information Center. 5.5 million were barred from train ticket purchases as well, complementary to a new policy being pushed by...

Embracing our mother culture

5 mothers sit at the table, sporting cultural garb and sitting behind plates symbolizing their native cultures. From left to right, the cultures represented are Chinese, Indian, Persian, Peruvian, and African American.

by Lucy Ge, Sriya Batchu, and Esha Gohil

February 22, 2019

Peking duck wrapped in pancake. Shirin polo. Gulab jamun. Whether it’s crispy, sweet, fried, or cheesy, food can be found in family traditions and history of cultures all around the world. For April Sun (9), Peking duck covered in hoisin sauce and green onion and wrapped in pancake is a tasty trea...

Drug lord cartel leader El Chapo convicted on 10 charges


by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

February 15, 2019

Following a grueling three-month trial, the Mexican crime lord, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, was convicted on 10 straight guilty verdicts on drug and conspiracy charges last Tuesday. The 61-year-old is famous for leading Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel, the world’s largest drug trafficking...

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