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Opposition leader seizes power in Venezuela

Opposition leader seizes power in Venezuela

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

January 24, 2019

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

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

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

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...

Christopher Hurshman accepts role as freshman dean

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

January 23, 2019

English teacher Christopher Hurshman will become dean of the freshman Class of 2022 next school year as current freshman dean Jeffrey Draper will shift to heading the Class of 2023. After the Class of 2019 graduates, math teacher Dr. Victor Adler will be stepping down from his position as a dean to focus...

School meeting recap 1/18/19

School meeting recap 1/18/19

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

January 22, 2019

As students clamored to their seats at the last school meeting of the first semester, ASB President Neil Ramaswamy attempted to settle the crowd as English teacher Charlie Shuttleworth’s made an announcement about the annual Shakespeare Competition, which invites high school students to perform a me...

Third year of Women’s March protests takes up variety of current issues

Third year of Women’s March protests takes up variety of current issues

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

January 21, 2019

As comedian Mona Shaikh ascended the dias and took hold of the microphone before a crowd of marchers and protest signs gathered in San Francisco’s Civic Center, a surge of cheers and shouts rang across the plaza. “This guy being the President, it’s like there’s a horse loose in a hospital,”...

Annual winter concert unites Lab Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra

Annual winter concert unites Lab Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

January 20, 2019

The upper school’s Lab Band, Jazz Band and Orchestra, directed by music teachers Naoki Taniguchi and Dr. Dave Hart, performed their annual Winter Concert in the Patil Theater on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Lab Band performed "What Do You Say, Dr. J?" by James Williams, "Zigaboogaloo" by Nicholas Payto...

Student performers compete in annual Shakespeare monologue contest

Student performers compete in annual Shakespeare monologue contest

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

January 19, 2019

Upper school students were invited to perform and compete in the annual Shakespeare monologue competition, held in the Nichols Auditorium yesterday during lunch. Students were asked to choose from a list of monologues posted on Schoology and perform it before a panel of judges, who scored each student's...

K-12 Library Director honored at retirement party

K-12 Library Director honored at retirement party

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

January 17, 2019

K-12 Library Director Sue Smith plans to retire tomorrow, after 13 years at Harker including teaching, improving the library program and guiding student research. A retirement party was held for Smith today in the Nichols Rotunda, to which faculty members were invited to honor Smith's career. Current...

Crucial decisions made over Brexit

Crucial decisions made over Brexit

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

January 17, 2019

In a vote on Jan. 29, members of the British Parliament were allowed to vote on seven amendments to Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit Plan, while suggesting their own amendments. This vote came following the rejection of May's original Brexit deal, as well as her surviving a no-confidence vote. While...

School meeting recap 1/14/19

School meeting recap 1/14/19

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

January 16, 2019

The second meeting of the year began with Eagle Update. Various spring sports interest meetings will be taking place this week. The History and Languages Departments announced a lecture by Celine Glon about the French Revolution in French teacher Agnes Pommier's room during lunch on Monday. Career...

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