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Hats off to the Class of 2018: Seniors graduate at Mountain Winery

Hats off to the Class of 2018: Seniors graduate at Mountain Winery

by Kathy Fang and Nicole Chen

May 25, 2018


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Prior to the graduation ceremony, the Class of 2018 and the juniors attended the Baccalaureate ceremony, where Dolan Dworak ('18) and history teacher Julie Wheeler made speeches. ...

Kim Jong Un makes surprise visit to China

Kim Jong Un makes surprise visit to China

by Anvi Banga and Anika Rajamani

May 14, 2018


Filed under News, Winged Post

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made an unannounced visit to Beijing to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping just months before the 2018 North Korea-United States Summit. His visit to China marks his first time leaving North Korea since he assumed power in 2011 and his first meeting with another...

Music Around the World hosts mini-concert to encourage self-expression

Music Around the World hosts mini-concert to encourage self-expression

by Karina Chen, Reporter

May 7, 2018


Filed under News, Winged Post

Music Around the World (MAW) hosted a concert featuring unique music styles from student performers on April 24. Students performed pieces of music outside the mainstream, and music genres ranging from cultural music to video game music were encouraged. Club leaders Divija Bhimaraju (12) and Millie...

Global headlines (Issue 7)

by Eric Fang, Winged Post Global Editor

May 7, 2018


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Geologists say North Korean nuclear test site has collapsed In early April, North Korea said that its missile testing site Punggye-ri would be closing. Many believed this action was meant to improve international relations, but a group of geologists at the University of Science and Technology of China...

Harker Journalism visits San Francisco

Harker Journalism visits San Francisco

by Eric Fang and Maya Kumar

May 7, 2018


Filed under News, Winged Post

Fourteen Harker Journalism students traveled to San Francisco from April 11 to 14 for the JEA/NSPA conference, in which online publication Harker Aquila received their Pacemaker finalist award and print publication the Winged Post achieved fifth in Best of Show. At the event, students listened to...

Capitol Hill: What You Missed (Issue 7)

Capitol Hill: What You Missed (Issue 7)

by Michael Eng and Saloni Shah

May 7, 2018


Filed under News, Winged Post

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced the reintroduction of the citizenship question on the upcoming 2020 decennial census on March 26. This marks the first time the question has been in the census since 1950. As a result, the State of California is suing the Trump administration over the controversial...

Syrian chemical facilities hit by airstrike: President Trump launches missiles in response to civilian chemical attack

Syrian chemical facilities hit by airstrike: President Trump launches missiles in response to civilian chemical attack

by Eric Fang, Winged Post Global Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under News, Winged Post

The United States, supported by France and the United Kingdom, launched airstrikes reportedly on several Syrian chemical weapons facilities on April 14. The assault comes as a response to the alleged chemical attack on Syrian civilians living in the town of Douma by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The...

Moving on: Staff transitions

Moving on: Staff transitions

by Arushi Saxena, Reporter

May 7, 2018


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AP and Honors Biology teacher, Synopsys advisor retires Gary Blickenstaff will be retiring. He is currently a biology teacher and has taught AP Biology, Honors Biology, Evolution and summer AP Biology courses. He also served as the advisor for the annual Synopsys competition, Science Bowl and the Red ...

Cambridge Analytica data breach of Facebook sparks outrage

Cambridge Analytica data breach of Facebook sparks outrage

by Srinath Somasundaram, Reporter

May 7, 2018


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The U.K. affiliate of Cambridge Analytica, a political firm founded by large Republican donor Robert Mercer and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, used surveys conducted through an app and Facebook to profile an estimated 87 million users to better target President Trump's message and...

Upper school community celebrates Spirit Week

Upper school community celebrates Spirit Week

by Eric Fang, Winged Post Global Editor

May 4, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Upper school students showed their Eagle pride this week by wearing creative outfits, putting on performances and participating in class competitions. In the end, the junior class barely ousted the seniors to be crowned the most spirited class of this school year. The week began with the annual regatta after...

School meeting recap 5/2

School meeting recap 5/2

by Tiffany Wong, Aquila News Editor

May 2, 2018


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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. The varsity softball and track and field teams played videos inviting students and faculty to attend their senior nights against Castilleja and at th...

School meeting recap 4/26

School meeting recap 4/26

by Tiffany Wong, Aquila News Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive

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. There will be a college athletic signing ceremony honoring seniors Jalen Clark, Nate Kelly, Jin Kim, Kristin LeBlanc, Jadan McDermott, James Pauli, Ro...

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