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Santa Clara County announces shelter-in-place directive

Santa Clara County announces shelter-in-place directive

by Mark Hu and Aditya Singhvi

March 17, 2020

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department announced a “shelter-in-place” directive for all residences yesterday, joining five other Bay Area counties as the number of COVID-19 cases rose to 155 within the county and 4,226 nationally. Six counties — Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin and Alameda —  issu...

College Board closes SAT testing centers due to safety concerns over coronavirus

College Board closes SAT testing centers due to safety concerns over coronavirus

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Co-Sports Editor

March 13, 2020

As more information is released about College Board closing centers due to the coronavirus, this article will be updated with the latest news. Check Harker Aquila for continuous coverage. This story was last updated March 14 to reflect new information about the number of nations, U.S. states and indiv...

All four campuses likely to close through spring break after parent of non-teaching staff member tests positive for COVID-19

All four campuses likely to close through spring break after parent of non-teaching staff member tests positive for COVID-19

by Sara Yen, Anna Vazhaeparambil, Varsha Rammohan, Alysa Suleiman, Kathy Fang, Arushi Saxena, Aditya Singhvi, Esha Gohil, and Eric Fang

March 12, 2020

All four of Harker’s campuses will be closed for students after classes today after a parent of a non-teaching staff member in the upper school, with whom that staff member lives, tested positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19.  At the moment, it is not clear who the staff member is. Classes ...

Santa Clara County, local schools take additional precautionary measures as COVID-19 countywide case count reaches 66

Santa Clara County, local schools take additional precautionary measures as COVID-19 countywide case count reaches 66

by Eric Fang and Srinath Somasundaram

March 12, 2020

In addition to all four Harker campuses, dozens of schools across the Bay Area are suspending classes and extracurricular events, as Santa Clara County and California public health officials limited the size of gatherings to reduce community spread of COVID-19.  The Santa Clara County Public Heal...

“Give to grow”: Nanoseed Benefit Concert aims to alleviate poverty in rural China

“Give to grow”: Nanoseed Benefit Concert aims to alleviate poverty in rural China

by Lauren Liu, Reporter

March 11, 2020

After months of planning, dozens of audition files and weeks of promotion, the Nanoseed Benefit Concert will bring music and dance to the Rothschild Performing Arts Center this Friday starting at 7 pm.  Tickets for this year’s concert are available at tiny.cc/nsconcert and can also be bought at b...

Colleges cancel classes and international travel to minimize risk of coronavirus

Colleges cancel classes and international travel to minimize risk of coronavirus

by Varsha Rammohan, Managing Editor

March 11, 2020

As more information is released about the closure of universities and colleges around the United States, this article will be updated with the latest news. Check Harker Aquila for continuous coverage. This article was last updated on March 11 at 7:30 p.m. As the United States sees more cases of...

School meeting recap 3/6/2020: Soccer semifinals, Downbeat performance and basketball competition

School meeting recap 3/6/2020: Soccer semifinals, Downbeat performance and basketball competition

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

March 10, 2020

Avi Gulati (12) welcomed everyone to school meeting. Adhya Hoskote (12), Meona Khetrapal (11) and Rohan Varma (11) gave the Eagle Update. Boys soccer won NORCAL semifinals. Upper school director of student organizations Eric Kallbrier asked the boys soccer team to come up to the front and had a photo...

Democratic primary field narrows as Joe Biden gathers endorsements from former presidential candidates

Democratic primary field narrows as Joe Biden gathers endorsements from former presidential candidates

by Nicole Tian, Co-Lifestyle Editor

March 10, 2020

Before the first Democratic primary debates, 24 candidates made up the primary pool; at the start of this month, that number had dropped to seven. After Super Tuesday last week, the field is down to three candidates, former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders (I.-V.T.) and Representative Tu...

Upper school takes precautionary measures against COVID-19 as California governor Gavin Newsom declares state of emergency

Upper school takes precautionary measures against COVID-19 as California governor Gavin Newsom declares state of emergency

by Mark Hu, Winged Post STEM Editor

March 7, 2020

Governor of California Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on March 4 to increase medical resources and standardize guidance in mitigating the spread of the virus in response to the concerns over COVID-19 in California, which has 60 confirmed cases as of March 6 and includes one death of an elderly adult with underlying health conditions i...

Elizabeth Warren suspends her presidential campaign with a message to keep fighting

Elizabeth Warren suspends her presidential campaign with a message to keep fighting

by Nicole Tian, Co-Lifestyle Editor

March 5, 2020

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D.-M.A.) ended her 2020 presidential election campaign today after announcing her candidacy last February, following former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D.-M.N.) and former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg, who are all now endorsing forme...

News briefs: National Merit, biscuits and NSPA Photo Exchange

News briefs: National Merit, biscuits and NSPA Photo Exchange

by Nicholas Wei, Alysa Suleiman, and Arushi Saxena

March 5, 2020

62 Harker seniors named National Merit Scholarship finalists 62 seniors were named National Merit Scholarship finalists. Students entered the contest by taking the PSAT/NMSQT® in October 2018 and received their scores in mid-December of the same year.  Those who met the National Merit Scholarship Corporat...

Biden and Sanders score big wins on Super Tuesday as voters in 14 states cast their ballots

Biden and Sanders score big wins on Super Tuesday as voters in 14 states cast their ballots

by Varsha Rammohan and Arushi Saxena

March 4, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders (I.-V.T.) both secured several key states on Super Tuesday as fourteen states held their primaries yesterday. Biden overwhelmingly won the primaries in Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. Sanders clinched a lead in Vermont, California, Colorado, and Utah.  In order to clinch the party nominat...

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