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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Upper School Head Paul Barsky speaks to students about traffic safety during Tuesdays school meeting. He encouraged both drivers and pedestrians to wait three seconds before crossing Saratoga Avenue.
School meeting recap 11/15/22: Traffic safety, Books with Barsky and holiday spirit
by Gabe Sachse, Asst. Sports Editor • November 17, 2022
Writers Advocate club officers Sarah Mohammed (12), Felix Chen (10) and Sydney Ling (11) announce their Scholastic Writing workshop, which took place after school on Friday. Using a Google form, students sent in work they hoped to submit to the contest.
School meeting recap 11/9/22: Writer’s Advocate, lunch etiquette and Music from the Eastern Hemisphere
by Andrew Liang, Asst. STEM Editor • November 13, 2022
Silicon chip sale to China has been restricted with the CHIPS and Science Act passed by the Biden administration. “[The Biden administration] is doing this to buy time for the U.S. to get a large enough advance [so] that they can accomplish their strategic objectives, get whatever security threshold they want and maybe get some concessions [from China],” upper school history and social science teacher Matt McCorkle said.
US bars selling of certain chips to China amid rising tensions
by Andrew Liang, Assistant STEM Editor • November 13, 2022
This is the second installment of Midterms Mayhem, a podcast where Aquila staff members discuss the 2022 midterm elections with upper school community members. In this episode, Aquila reporters Ella, Emma and Anika talk with history teacher Byron Stevens, Kashish Priyam (10) and Naiya Daswani (10) about some of the key races in the upcoming elections. 
Midterms Mayhem Episode 2: Key Congressional races to track in the midterms
by Emma Gao, Ella Yee, and Anika Maji November 8, 2022
Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced in a press release on Oct. 28 an additional $275 million of aid for Ukraine to help in the country’s resistance against Russia. “[I think that the U.S. should be] increasing aid, providing more refugee opportunities,” Stefan Maxim (10), who has observed the evolution of the war over its duration, said.
United States sends $275 million more in aid to Ukraine
by Felix Chen, Assistant News Editor • November 25, 2022
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen wave to Taiwanese officials at a press conference in Taipei on Aug. 2. During the conference, Pelosi stated that she was dedicated to supporting Taiwan and promoting further collaboration between the two countries.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan, holds press release with President Tsai Ing-Wen
by Selina Xu and Medha Yarlagadda September 21, 2022
Prime Minister Kishida speaks with President Biden from inside the prime minister’s official Tokyo residence.
Global Headlines (Issue 4)
by Dilsher Dhaliwal, Reporter • February 10, 2022
Former Japanese Foreign Minister and current Prime Minister Fumio Kishida shakes hands with former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
Global Headlines (Issue 3)
by Margaret Cartee, Reporter • November 30, 2021
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Harker Aquilas guide to the 2022 Midterm Elections. This years midterms were held on Nov. 8.
Harker Aquila's Guide to the 2022 Midterms
by Sally Zhu, Isha Moorjani, Ella Yee, Emma Gao, Felix Chen, and Kinnera Mulam November 8, 2022

The 2022 midterm election results will begin rolling in this evening and in the coming days, with elections for Congressional seats, local and...

Alicia Ran (10) answers a prompt to the Finish the Lyrics game. Junior Luke Mehta emerged as the first place winner and earned a Starbucks gift card as his prize.
School meeting recap 11/3/22: Youth Activism Club, Student Diversity Coalition and Halloween costume contest results
by Emma Milner, Assistant Sports Editor • November 6, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Kris Estrada (12) opened the first school meeting of November by welcoming students and faculty on Thursday.  Youth...

Harker seniors Sara Bhowmick, KJ Williams and Kris Estrada pose with San Jose mayoral candidate Matt Mahan. Harker and Yerba Buena High School students hosted a youth campaign forum for the mayors on Oct. 25.
Harker students host San Jose Mayoral Campaign in collaboration with Yerba Buena High School
by Sidak Sanghari, Humans of Harker Profiler • November 6, 2022

Harker and Yerba Buena High School students hosted representatives of San Jose mayoral candidates Cindy Chavez and Matt Mahan’s political team...

This is the first installment of Midterms Mayhem, a podcast where Aquila staff members discuss the 2022 midterm elections with upper school community members. In this episode, Aquila reporters Ella, Emma and Anika talk with U.S. history teacher James Tate, Emmett Chung (12) and Trisha Variyar (12) about some of the key issues in the upcoming elections. 
Midterms Mayhem Episode 1: Key issues precede upcoming elections
by Ella Yee, Emma Gao, and Anika Maji November 3, 2022

This is the first installment of Midterms Mayhem, a podcast where Aquila staff members discuss the 2022 midterm elections with upper school community...

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