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California sues Trump administration over national emergency declaration

California sues Trump administration over national emergency declaration

by Arushi Saxena and Kathy Fang

February 15, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusive

California governor Gavin Newsom and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced an upcoming lawsuit against the Trump Administration over the President’s declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.–Mexico border in a press conference. Newsom denounced Trump’s actions as unconstitutional...

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...

PROJECT Trio performance finishes Concert Series season

PROJECT Trio performance finishes Concert Series season

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

February 14, 2019


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The PROJECT Trio played in the final Concert Series performance this season in the Patil Theater last Friday at 8 p.m. Greg Pattillo on flute, Peter Seymour on double bass and Eric Stephenson on cello performed a mix of original songs such as “The Bodega” and classic songs, like the finale to...

Trump celebrates his administration’s accomplishments in State of the Union address, sending mixed message

Trump celebrates his administration’s accomplishments in State of the Union address, sending mixed message

by Kathy Fang and Nicole Chen

February 5, 2019


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President Donald Trump delivered the State of the Union Address in the House of Representatives tonight, using the speech– which was expected to encourage compromise after a week-long delay due to a tense, 35-day-long government shutdown– to boast American economic growth and emphasize American ...

Teachers host second Shah Salons of the year

Teachers host second Shah Salons of the year

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

January 30, 2019


Filed under News

The second Shah Salon took place on Jan. 23 from 3:15-4:30, with five sessions held by various history and art teachers. Students were invited to attend all of the sessions whic covered different topics: Byron Stevens held a session on “Historical Perspectives of Impeachment,” Mark Janda and Pilar...

“For the People:” Kamala Harris to run for president in 2020

“For the People:” Kamala Harris to run for president in 2020

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

January 27, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Sen. Kamala Harris (D.-Calif.) announced her bid for the 2020 presidential election this afternoon at a launch rally in the Frank Ogawa Plaza of her hometown, Oakland. Standing at a podium beneath the towering city hall, Harris addressed a large crowd of people waving yellow and blue “Kamala Harris...

Longest government shutdown in history ends as Trump reaches temporary deal

Longest government shutdown in history ends as Trump reaches temporary deal

by Kathy Fang and Arushi Saxena

January 26, 2019


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Thirty-five days into the longest government shutdown in history, President Donald Trump reached a deal to reopen the federal government until Feb. 15. The deal came amidst tensions between Republicans and Democrats over funding for Trump’s proposed southwest border wall, which would require billions...

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


Filed under Global, News, Online Exclusive

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...

Pope Francis offers words on migration

Pope Francis offers words on migration

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

January 24, 2019


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Pope Francis is currently in Central America amidst the longest government shutdown in American history. Though Francis is making the trip to attend the World Youth Day, the trip occurs as a new caravan of migrants heads towards the border and tensions over the border wall crisis increase in the United...

Three students named Regeneron finalists

Three students named Regeneron finalists

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

January 24, 2019


Filed under News, STEM

Of the 7 students named Regeneron scholars (a complete list can be found here: https://harkeraquila.com/45582/showcase/seniors-named-regeneron-scholars/), 3 of the students, seniors Ayush Alag, Natasha Maniar and Ruhi Sayana were named Regeneron 2019 Finalists on Jan. 23. Out of the 300 students who...

English teacher hosts session on Adulting 101

English teacher hosts session on Adulting 101

by Eric Fang, News Editor

January 23, 2019


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English teacher Christopher Hurshman hosted an Adulting 101 session at 12:45 pm during long lunch today. Among other topics, they discussed friendships, interpersonal boundaries, and the support of those going through trouble or crisis. The goal of the sessions is to prepare students for adulthood, whether...

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