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Modern renovations in store for Notre Dame de Paris

Modern renovations in store for Notre Dame de Paris

by Gloria Zhu, Reporter

May 29, 2019


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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

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

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

May 25, 2019


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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

Narendra Modi clinches win in Indian elections

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

May 25, 2019


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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

Everything you need to know about Brexit

by Sara Yen, Assistant Features Editor

May 16, 2019


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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

Language clubs honor international cultures

by Alysa Su, Jessie Wang, and Irene Yuan

April 26, 2019


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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

New Zealand students tour Harker for a day

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

April 16, 2019


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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

Historic Notre Dame cathedral saved after being engulfed in flames

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

April 15, 2019


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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

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

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

February 27, 2019


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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

Embracing our mother culture

by Lucy Ge, Sriya Batchu, and Esha Gohil

February 22, 2019


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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

Drug lord cartel leader El Chapo convicted on 10 charges

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

February 15, 2019


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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...

Shanghai World Foreign Language Academy exchange students visit Harker

Shanghai World Foreign Language Academy exchange students visit Harker

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

January 25, 2019


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A group of 18 students from one of Harker's sister schools, the Shanghai World Foreign Language Academy, arrived in the United States on Saturday morning. After arriving, students and their three chaperones spent MLK weekend exploring the Bay Area. Their itinerary also contained sightseeing in San...

Opposition leader seizes power in Venezuela

Opposition leader seizes power in Venezuela

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

January 24, 2019


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Amidst anti-government demonstrations on Jan. 23, Juan Guaido, the leader of the opposition party in Venezuela, the National Assembly, declared himself interim president before demonstrators in Caracas. Though current President Nicolas Maduro has expressed no intent on stepping down, he has historically...

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