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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced in a press release on Oct. 28 an additional $275 million of aid for Ukraine to help in the country’s resistance against Russia. “[I think that the U.S. should be] increasing aid, providing more refugee opportunities,” Stefan Maxim (10), who has observed the evolution of the war over its duration, said.

United States sends $275 million more in aid to Ukraine

by Felix Chen, Assistant News Editor November 25, 2022

Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced in a press release on Oct. 28 an additional $275 million of aid for Ukraine to help in the country’s resistance against Russia. This additional military...

Silicon chip sale to China has been restricted with the CHIPS and Science Act passed by the Biden administration. “[The Biden administration] is doing this to buy time for the U.S. to get a large enough advance [so] that they can accomplish their strategic objectives, get whatever security threshold they want and maybe get some concessions [from China],” upper school history and social science teacher Matt McCorkle said.

US bars selling of certain chips to China amid rising tensions

by Andrew Liang, Assistant STEM Editor November 13, 2022

The Biden administration tightened restrictions on the sale of computer chips to China on Oct. 7, extending a previous August ban. Along with the CHIPS and Science Act, which President Joe Biden signed...

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen wave to Taiwanese officials at a press conference in Taipei on Aug. 2. During the conference, Pelosi stated that she was dedicated to supporting Taiwan and promoting further collaboration between the two countries.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan, holds press release with President Tsai Ing-Wen

by Selina Xu and Medha Yarlagadda September 21, 2022

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi flew to Taiwan on Aug. 2 to meet with lawmakers and President Tsai Ing-Wen to reinforce U.S-Taiwan relations, heightening tensions between the U.S. and China.  The Chinese...

Prime Minister Kishida speaks with President Biden from inside the prime minister’s official Tokyo residence.

Global Headlines (Issue 4)

by Dilsher Dhaliwal, Reporter February 10, 2022

President Biden and Fumio Kishida hold virtual meeting, discuss China and North Korean missiles U.S. President Joe Biden had a virtual meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Jan....

Former Japanese Foreign Minister and current Prime Minister Fumio Kishida shakes hands with former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

Global Headlines (Issue 3)

by Margaret Cartee, Reporter November 30, 2021

COP26 concludes discussions on future climate action for this year Climate negotiations at the UN Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, concluded on Nov. 13 as world leaders finalized their future...

Third-grader Sofia Mohammed received her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Nov. 12. The FDA officially authorized the emergency use of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children from 5-11 years old with a 91% efficacy rate on Oct. 29.

COVID-19 vaccination mandates enforced in New Zealand, Italy and United States

by Ananya Sriram and Brandon Zau November 30, 2021

New Zealand and Italy placed new vaccine mandates and authorized more vaccines in October to increase vaccination amongst education and healthcare workers. As of Nov. 3, the United States has reported...

More than 400,000 Catalonian separatists rally on Sept. 11, the National Day of Catalonia.

Global Headlines (Issue 2)

by Desiree Luo, Reporter September 30, 2021

Trudeau re-elected as Prime Minister in Canadian federal election Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won in the federal election on Sept. 20, earning a victory for the Liberal Party, yet failed...

Global Headlines (Issue 1)

Global Headlines (Issue 1)

by Smrithi Sambamurthy, TALON People & Seniors Editor August 26, 2021

Afghanistan falls to Taliban control The Afghan government crumbled on Aug. 15 as the Taliban took charge of Afghanistan. Afghanistan's fall came nearly 20 years after the U.S. invaded the country...

A fire broke out at the largest vaccine manufacturer in the world, the Serum Institute of India, on Jan. 21, leaving at least five people dead.

Global Headlines (Issue 4)

by Isha Moorjani, Asst. News Editor February 15, 2021

London approves removal of statues related to city’s role in slavery The removal of the statues of William Beckford and Sir John Cass from the Guildhall home of statues was approved by the Policy...

Yemenis play music at a cultural club in Aden, Yemen. The conflict between the Houthis and the Saudi Arabian coalition has largely affected the civilian population of Yemen, with many facing famine, disease, poverty and a lack of access to education.

Yemenis face poverty, famine as ongoing civil war leaves 112,000 dead

by Isha Moorjani, Asst. News Editor December 21, 2020

Yemeni civilians continue to be affected by the conflict between the Saudi Arabian coalition and the Houthis, with an estimated 12,000 civilians dead and an additional 100,000 soldiers according to a report...

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.

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

by Sara Yen, Winged Post Co-Editor-in-Chief October 13, 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...

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.

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

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...

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