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Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant among 9 killed in helicopter crash

Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant among 9 killed in helicopter crash

by Aditya Singhvi, Anna Vazhaeparambil, and Alysa Suleiman

January 26, 2020

Kobe Bryant, former NBA superstar, died at the age of 41 in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA, this morning shortly before 10 a.m., according to major news outlets The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. Bryant’s daughter, Gianna “Gigi” Maria-Onore Bryant, 13, and Orange Coast College baseball coach John Al...

Daily updates: Senate continues impeachment trial proceedings, president’s defense team begins argument

Daily updates: Senate continues impeachment trial proceedings, president’s defense team begins argument

by Kathy Fang and Arushi Saxena

January 26, 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. Jan. 25 The impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump continues with the beginning of the defense presentation, in which...

New coronavirus outbreak spreads globally, raising public health concerns

New coronavirus outbreak spreads globally, raising public health concerns

by Kathy Fang and Eric Fang

January 24, 2020

The outbreak of a new coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan, China, has elevated public health concerns as it spread globally to countries as far as the U.S. and France. The spread of this virus has also complicated travel plans locally as upper school students and families prepare for Lunar New Year festi...

Inside the fishbowl: Students explore diversity and race at the Student Diversity Leadership Gathering

Inside the fishbowl: Students explore diversity and race at the Student Diversity Leadership Gathering

by Isha Moorjani and Irene Yuan

January 23, 2020

The Diversity Committee hosted the second Student Diversity Leadership Gathering at the upper school on January 20 from 8 a.m. from 4 p.m., and it was also Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day on which people reflect on the civil rights activist’s work during the Civil Rights Movement and his hopes f...

“Together, We Rise”: Women’s rights, civil rights activists around Bay Area call for change at fourth annual Women’s March

“Together, We Rise”: Women’s rights, civil rights activists around Bay Area call for change at fourth annual Women’s March

by Kathy Fang, Lauren Liu, Arushi Saxena, Alysa Suleiman, Emily Tan, Nicole Tian, Anna Vazhaeparambil, Sara Yen, and Eric Fang

January 21, 2020

Upper school students joined the 37,000 demonstrators who filled the streets of San Jose and San Francisco last Saturday for the fourth annual nation-wide series of Women’s Marches. Originally sparked in response to the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, the Women’s March movement has since...

Harker Aquila’s guide to the escalations between the U.S. and Iran

Harker Aquila’s guide to the escalations between the U.S. and Iran

by Lucy Ge and Arushi Saxena

January 15, 2020

To clarify the time difference between Iran and California, all dates and times are reported in PST. Iran is 11 hours and 30 minutes ahead of California. Prompted by U.S. President Donald Trump authorizing an American airstrike that killed prominent Iranian general Qasem Soleimani on Jan. 2, a maj...

Performing arts presents annual Student Directed Showcase

Performing arts presents annual Student Directed Showcase

by Sriya Batchu and Lauren Liu

January 14, 2020

After a semester of preparation and hours upon hours of rehearsals, the Student Directed Showcase (SDS), featuring four plays, took the stage last Friday and Saturday night. in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center. From comedic stories of interrogation to tales of love and loss, this year’s plays w...

Live Updates: Soccer teams host last annual Kicks Against Cancer

Live Updates: Soccer teams host last annual Kicks Against Cancer

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Vishnu Kannan, and Alysa Suleiman

January 10, 2020

8:15 p.m. Coming out of the half following a dominant first half showing for the Eagles, the Eagles and the Woodside Priory Panthers’s defenses held strong, causing both teams to remain scoreless for the first 25 minutes of the second half. The Eagles offense wasn’t to be contained for long tho...

Two seniors named as Regeneron scholars

Two seniors named as Regeneron scholars

by Varsha Rammohan and Arushi Saxena

January 8, 2020

Seniors Cynthia Chen and Joshua Zhou were selected as top scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS) from a pool of 1,993 applicants from 659 schools in 49 states. The 300 scholars chosen and their respective schools will be awarded 2,000 dollars each.   Cynthia’s research focused on using comput...

After struggling for wider voter base appeal, Julián Castro ends bid for presidency

After struggling for wider voter base appeal, Julián Castro ends bid for presidency

by Eric Fang, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

January 7, 2020

Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro, 45, ended his campaign for the presidency Thursday morning, as he announced in a nearly four minute video on Twitter.  His message failed to resonate with a wider voter base. Between Dec. 11 and 31, Castro polled at just 1.1 percent n...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins hands with Bernie Sanders in her first public endorsement of his campaign

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins hands with Bernie Sanders in her first public endorsement of his campaign

by Kathy Fang and Nicole Tian

December 23, 2019

An ocean of blue signs promoting “Bernie 2020” floods Venice Beach as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) runs upstage and greets the crowd members with an enthusiastic “What’s up Los Angeles!” Shouting back their affirmations, tightly packed crowd members drown out one another, wildly waving ...

President Donald Trump becomes third president impeached by House

President Donald Trump becomes third president impeached by House

by Kathy Fang and Eric Fang

December 18, 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives approved two articles of impeachment today against President Donald Trump this evening, marking the third time in American history that a president has been impeached. After nearly 12 hours of debates across both sides of the House and months of testimonies from ...

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