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School meeting recap 1/17/2020: Mercutio, Thirsty Thursday, and free yearbooks

School meeting recap 1/17/2020: Mercutio, Thirsty Thursday, and free yearbooks

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

January 22, 2020

Avi Gulati (12) welcomed everyone to the last school meeting of the semester. On behalf of the performing arts program, Annabelle Ju (12) announced the Winter Concert, which was on the night of Friday, Jan. 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Patil Theater. Upper school lab band, jazz band and orchestra all perf...

Daily updates: Senate begins impeachment trial proceedings

Daily updates: Senate begins impeachment trial proceedings

by Kathy Fang and Arushi Saxena

January 21, 2020

As the Senate proceeds with the historic impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump, this article will be updated with the latest news. Check Harker Aquila for more updates. Jan. 22 The U.S. Senate convened for the first day of President Donald J. Trump’s impeachment trial, debating procedur...

“Together, We Rise”: Women’s rights, civil rights activists around Bay Area call for change at fourth annual Women’s March

“Together, We Rise”: Women’s rights, civil rights activists around Bay Area call for change at fourth annual Women’s March

by Kathy Fang, Lauren Liu, Arushi Saxena, Alysa Suleiman, Emily Tan, Nicole Tian, Anna Vazhaeparambil, Sara Yen, and Eric Fang

January 21, 2020

Upper school students joined the 37,000 demonstrators who filled the streets of San Jose and San Francisco last Saturday for the fourth annual nation-wide series of Women’s Marches. Originally sparked in response to the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, the Women’s March movement has since...

Harker DECA attends Silicon Valley conference, second conference of 2019-2020 season

Harker DECA attends Silicon Valley conference, second conference of 2019-2020 season

by Emily Tan, Asst. Features Editor

January 15, 2020

After months of preparation, 116 upper school students, accompanied by 8 faculty chaperones, competed at this year’s Silicon Valley District Career Development Conference (SVCDC) at the Santa Clara Marriott from Friday to Sunday. Harker DECA faced off chapters from high schools all around Silicon Vall...

Youth Activism Club to host voter registration during long lunches this week

Youth Activism Club to host voter registration during long lunches this week

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief

January 15, 2020

Students can register or preregister to vote in front of Manzanita today and Friday during long lunch. Youth Activism Club will be helping students ensure their registration for the upcoming primary elections on March 3 and the general election on Nov. 3. To register, students will need to know the ...

Performing arts presents annual Student Directed Showcase

Performing arts presents annual Student Directed Showcase

by Sriya Batchu and Lauren Liu

January 14, 2020

After a semester of preparation and hours upon hours of rehearsals, the Student Directed Showcase (SDS), featuring four plays, took the stage last Friday and Saturday night. in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center. From comedic stories of interrogation to tales of love and loss, this year’s plays w...

School meeting recap 1/13/2020: Eagle Update, new semester electives, and a Night of Nostalgia

School meeting recap 1/13/2020: Eagle Update, new semester electives, and a Night of Nostalgia

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

January 14, 2020

Avi Gulati (12) started off yesterday’s school meeting by welcoming everyone. On behalf of ASB, he announced that students should submit slides through the form instead of email. On behalf of upper school security, he urged students to limit their use of Doordash, especially during school hours. Followi...

School meeting recap 1/7/2020: Student directed showcase, new basketball hoop and course selections

School meeting recap 1/7/2020: Student directed showcase, new basketball hoop and course selections

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

January 8, 2020

Avi Gulati (12) started off the meeting by welcoming everyone to 2020 and stating his new year resolutions.  Roma Gandhi (12) announced on behalf of the Student Events Committee that the deadline to sign up for Hoscars is Jan. 20. Applicants need to submit their Hoscars submission form and email ...

After struggling for wider voter base appeal, Julián Castro ends bid for presidency

After struggling for wider voter base appeal, Julián Castro ends bid for presidency

by Eric Fang, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

January 7, 2020

Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro, 45, ended his campaign for the presidency Thursday morning, as he announced in a nearly four minute video on Twitter.  His message failed to resonate with a wider voter base. Between Dec. 11 and 31, Castro polled at just 1.1 percent n...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins hands with Bernie Sanders in her first public endorsement of his campaign

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins hands with Bernie Sanders in her first public endorsement of his campaign

by Kathy Fang and Nicole Tian

December 23, 2019

An ocean of blue signs promoting “Bernie 2020” floods Venice Beach as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) runs upstage and greets the crowd members with an enthusiastic “What’s up Los Angeles!” Shouting back their affirmations, tightly packed crowd members drown out one another, wildly waving ...

Local perspectives on impeachment: Students and political groups divided in predictions of impeachment’s impact on presidency

Local perspectives on impeachment: Students and political groups divided in predictions of impeachment’s impact on presidency

by Eric Fang, Varsha Rammohan, and Srinath Somasundaram

December 21, 2019

When the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday, upper school students and local political groups expressed mixed support. Few reacted with surprise.  Many local residents have followed the impeachment proceedings since the House launched a formal inquiry ...

Dance teams combine into Harker Dance Company

Dance teams combine into Harker Dance Company

by Esha Gohil, Humans of Harker

December 20, 2019

The junior varsity and varsity dance teams merged together for the first time ever to form the Harker Dance Company at the start of this school year. The choreographers, Karl Kuehn, who previously coached varsity, and Rachelle Haun, who coached junior varsity, decided that the timing was right to proceed...

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