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Green Team fundraises for environmental non-profit, hosts Green High Schools Challenge for club week

Green Team fundraises for environmental non-profit, hosts Green High Schools Challenge for club week

by Arya Maheshwari, Reporter

April 20, 2018


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Green Team held numerous events and sales to promote eco-friendly actions and raise environmental awareness as a part of its club week this week.  Throughout the week, the club sold baked goods and smoothies in reusable mason jars to fundraise for environmental action. “All of the proceeds ...

Speech and debate team holds annual speech showcase

Speech and debate team holds annual speech showcase

by Tiffany Wong, Aquila News Editor

April 18, 2018


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Six members of the speech and debate team performed in this year’s Speech Showcase from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Nichols Auditorium today. Featured students included original oratory speakers junior Alycia Cary (“Play Like a Girl”), junior Nikhil Dharmaraj (“Magical Thoughts and Where to Find Them”...

Students vote in annual class council elections

Students vote in annual class council elections

by Kathy Fang, Photo Editor

April 18, 2018


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Students cast their votes for next year’s sophomore, junior and senior class councils in the journalism room and Shah 404 during long lunch today after hearing the candidates’ speeches at separate class meetings this morning and Monday morning. Like in previous years, this year’s elections were conducted v...

School meeting recap 4/10

School meeting recap 4/10

by Anvi Banga, Aquila Asst. News Editor

April 10, 2018


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Kaitlyn Nguyen (12) announced that today's school bells were changed to the Mii Channel theme to celebrate the 10th anniversary of "Mario Kart Wii."  Harker Athletics gave a short update about games this past week and encouraged students and faculty to support the teams at upcoming games this week....

Interact sells Pinkberry and Pizookies during club week

Interact sells Pinkberry and Pizookies during club week

by Julia Huang, TALON Academics Editor

March 30, 2018


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Interact sold mango, chocolate hazelnut and tart flavored frozen yogurt from Pinkberry with unlimited toppings for $5 and Pizookies for $3 this week for their club week, raising about $1,600 for education for girls in Burkina Faso. Members of the club participate in community service events. The...

Artstravaganza displays Scholastic Art and Writing pieces in Nichols Atrium

Artstravaganza displays Scholastic Art and Writing pieces in Nichols Atrium

by Sara Yen, Reporter

March 29, 2018


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Artstravaganza, the upper school's annual art and writing exhibition, will be on display in Nichols Atrium starting April 9. The gallery will include the works of this year's Scholastic Art and Writing Awards winners as well as the works of any Harker student currently taking art classes. "What I...

Global headlines (Issue 6)

by Eric Fang, Winged Post Global Editor

March 29, 2018


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Vladimir Putin wins election in landslide Russian president Vladimir Putin won his country's presidential election, winning 76% of the vote. He will continue to lead Russia for at least another six-year term as his main opponent in the election, Alexei Navalny, was barred from running in December. Former Russian spy ...

Capitol Hill: What You Missed (Issue 6)

Capitol Hill: What You Missed (Issue 6)

by Kaitlin Hsu and Sahana Srinivasan

March 29, 2018


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Jessica Dickinson Goodman '07, in her new capacity as a San Jose Human Services Commissioner, is tackling the impact that Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has on San Jose families. Dickinson Goodman was sworn into the Human Services Commission (HSC), a voluntary advisory body for San Jose,...

Evening melodies: Harker hosts An Evening of Jazz and Santa Monica concerts at Rothschild Performing Arts Center

Evening melodies: Harker hosts An Evening of Jazz and Santa Monica concerts at Rothschild Performing Arts Center

by Saloni Shah, Reporter

March 29, 2018


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The upper school orchestra hosted their first performance in the new Patil Theater with the Santa Monica High School Wind Symphony in the Santa Monica exchange concert on March 8. A week after, Jazz Band and Lab Band performed in annual jazz concert An Evening of Jazz. According to instrumental music...

Shots heard around the world: How do American gun laws compare to those of other developed nations

Shots heard around the world: How do American gun laws compare to those of other developed nations

by Varsha Rammohan, Reporter

March 29, 2018


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Following the recent mass shootings in the United States, advocates have spoken out against the leniency of American gun regulations compared to those of other countries. Americans make up five percent of the world's population and own nearly half of civilian-owned guns worldwide. The country has...

Tariffs imposed on imported steel and aluminum

Tariffs imposed on imported steel and aluminum

by Arya Maheshwari, Reporter

March 29, 2018


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President Trump affirmed the establishment of tariffs on imported steel and aluminum on March 8 in an effort to bolster American companies that struggle to compete with foreign companies. The tariffs were passed amid pushback from Trump's own cabinet and party due to fears that they may begin a trade...

Students, faculty join national movement protesting for gun control

Students, faculty join national movement protesting for gun control

by Katherine Zhang, Kathy Fang, and Prameela Kottapalli

March 28, 2018


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  “Hey-hey! Ho-ho! The NRA has got to go!” “Enough is enough! Enough is enough!” “Rain rain go away! Take away the NRA!” “No more silence, end gun violence!” The shouts rang out as the wave of brightly colored windbreakers and ponchos surged forward. The air was cluttere...

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