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FEM Club holds Fem Forum discussing intersectional feminism

FEM Club officer Julia Biswas discusses intersectional feminism at the second Fem Forum of the semester.

by Irene Yuan, Asst. Photo Editor

February 20, 2020

Students and faculty attended the FEM club’s forum about intersectional feminism yesterday during long lunch at 12:50 p.m. in upper school history teacher Donna Gilbert’s room. The forum focused on intersections between identities such as gender, race, class, sexuality and disability, and how those f...

Upper school Red Cross Club invites American Red Cross to conduct annual blood drive

K-12 Production Manager Brian Larsen and Anna Arnaudova (11) prepare to have their blood drawn. Blood collected from Monday's blood drive will be sent to a Red Cross blood bank in Pomona, California to distribute to hospitals around the state.

by Sriya Batchu, Reporter

February 19, 2020

The upper school Red Cross Club hosted their annual blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross on Tuesday in the Nichols Atrium, where registered nurses drew blood from a variety of volunteers. The blood collected will be sent to a Red Cross blood bank in Pomona, California to distribute to hos...

Annual Hoscars showcases singing, dancing and tableau talents

Vance Hirota (12) jumps over Chloe Chen (12) as a part of their contemporary dance to

by Sally Zhu and Brian Chen

February 18, 2020

More than 50 students performed in Hoscars, the upper school’s annual talent show, showcasing the musical and artistic skills of the students, on Feb. 7 during a special schedule.  Themed “Summer Olympics 2020,” the show is being held for the third year in the Rothschild Performing Arts Cen...

Challenge Day bridges gaps with emphasis on empathy

Teachers line up at the end of the faculty meeting in the morning and practice their favorite dance moves. Whenever a Challenge Day leader shouted

by Nicole Tian and Sarah Mohammed

February 12, 2020

The double doors on the far side of the auxiliary swung open to welcome a stream of students who jumbled their way through a tunnel of dancing faculty members, the upbeat music mixing with laughter and high-fives. Despite the early morning, all the participants of Challenge Day joined in, pumping their fi...

Activist group Moms 4 Housing wins right to stay in Oakland house, protests Bay Area housing crisis

Supporters of Moms4Housing hold a rally outside of the disputed house on Jan. 14. The mothers reached an agreement with Wedgewood Properties, who agreed to sell the house to the Oakland Community Land Trust, a nonprofit that will rent the house to the mothers at an affordable price.

by Eric Fang, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2020

A group of homeless mothers called Moms 4 Housing reached an agreement with Wedgewood Properties on Jan. 20 to buy the Oakland home they had illegally occupied from Nov. 18 to Jan. 14. Their fight to stay in the vacant house drew national attention to the housing crisis in the Bay Area.  Watch t...

Daily updates: Senate prepares for final vote on articles of impeachment

President Donald J. Trump addresses the crowd at Target Center in Minneapolis, MN, for his 2020 presidential campaign rally on Oct. 10, 2019. Trump's Senate impeachment trial began today.

by Kathy Fang, Arushi Saxena, and Varsha Rammohan

February 5, 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. Feb. 5 President Donald Trump was acquitted today of abuse of power and obstruction of congress, officially marking the...

After night of chaos, Buttigieg, Sanders, Trump score wins at Iowa caucuses

From left to right: Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Republican presidential candidate President Donald Trump

by Kathy Fang, Varsha Rammohan, Arushi Saxena, and Eric Fang

February 4, 2020

After a 21-hour delay due to inconsistencies in voting results, the Iowa Democratic Party’s caucus results indicate that Democratic presidential candidates former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are currently leading the race, with 62 percent of precincts reporting. ...

Second case of coronavirus confirmed in Santa Clara County, unrelated to first case

Two women, both wearing protective masks, select vegetables at 99 Ranch Market in Cupertino on Sunday evening. Due to the global novel coronavirus outbreak and the recent confirmation of cases in Santa Clara County, stores around the Bay Area have been experiencing shortages of masks.

by Varsha Rammohan and Gloria Zhang

February 2, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed a second case of the new coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, in Santa Clara County today to the Santa Clara County Public Health Department.  This second case, an adult female, is a visitor to the county who recently traveled to Wuhan, China, and ...

Santa Clara County announces first case of coronavirus – as infected person in isolation

Santa Clara County officially confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the county, with no additional cases being confirmed. County health officials did not reveal his name or the city in which the case was confirmed because of privacy concerns.

by Eric Fang, Mark Hu, Arushi Saxena, Srinath Somasundaram, Arely Sun, and Nicole Tian

January 31, 2020

Santa Clara County confirmed today that an adult male resident, who is currently being held in isolation, has tested positive for the 2019 coronavirus (2019-nCoV), but also noted that no additional cases have been confirmed. County health officials did not reveal his name or the city in which the case w...

Novel coronavirus continues to spread, nations escalate safety measures to combat outbreak

Emergency masks in the upper school office of nurse Clare Elchert. Masks like these are being used in China in public areas, where a novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, is rapidly spreading.

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the first person-to-person transmission of the novel 2019 coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, in the U.S., according to a press release yesterday. This case involved the husband of a patient who had recently returned to Illinois from Wuhan, China, ...

“Remixed and Reimagined”: Students and faculty prepare for the annual dance production

Junior Zoe Kister jumps into a crowd of dancers. Zoe is one of eight student choreographers.

by Esha Gohil and Sabrina Zhu

January 31, 2020

The stage lights up in a purple hue, silhouetting a group of dancers in the background. They pose as the music begins, before gracefully leaping towards the audience during Thursday’s dress rehearsal. The upper school will present its ninth annual dance show tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 an...

School meeting recap 1/24/2020: “Little Red Wagon,” Valentine’s grams, and sports senior nights

Eric Kallbrier, director of student organizations and assistant upper school activities coordinator, gives an overview of the Harker summer camp jobs. He invited past summer camp employees Emiko Armstrong (12), Griffin Cook (12), Chance Hewitt (11) and Liza Shchegrov (10) to talk about their experiences.

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

January 30, 2020

David Feng (12) started off the first school meeting of the semester last Friday by congratulating the class of 2020 for being second semester seniors. Giovanni Rofa (12), Rohan Varma (11), Adhya Hoskote (12) and Meona Khetrapal (11) gave the Eagle Update. Boys soccer tied with Sacred Heart Prepara...

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