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Student-produced film premieres in the Nichols Auditorium

Student-produced film premieres in the Nichols Auditorium

by Irina Malyugina, Photo Editor

February 23, 2019

"Operation Strikesite," the third movie directed and produced by sophomore Ethan Choi premiered yesterday in the Nichols Auditorium. The movie’s cast is comprised of students from Harker and other schools nearby it. The event began around 4:00 pm with a reception, during which parents of the cast,...

Embracing our mother culture

Embracing our mother culture

by Lucy Ge, Sriya Batchu, and Esha Gohil

February 22, 2019

Peking duck wrapped in pancake. Shirin polo. Gulab jamun. Whether it’s crispy, sweet, fried, or cheesy, food can be found in family traditions and history of cultures all around the world. For April Sun (9), Peking duck covered in hoisin sauce and green onion and wrapped in pancake is a tasty trea...

School meeting recap 2/20/19

School meeting recap 2/20/19

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

February 21, 2019

The Eagle Update kicked off the first school meeting after February Break with a game of Simon Says. Boys soccer gained their first CCS win in history, while the boys and girls basketball teams both made it to CCS but lost in the first round. Seniors won against freshmen in a game of dodgeball across...

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

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

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

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

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

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...

First life raft debate puts five teachers’ fields of study to the test

First life raft debate puts five teachers’ fields of study to the test

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

January 29, 2019

In the first "life raft debate" hosted by juniors Grant Miner and Evan Cheng during lunch on Jan. 29, upper school teachers Christopher Hurshman, Anthony Silk, Diana Moss, Andrew Irvine and Julie Wheeler argued for the practicality of their respective disciplines in the situation that after a global...

“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 28, 2019

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

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

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...

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