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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

With speculation and rumors spreading faster than the omicron variant itself, tension permeates the campus atmosphere, as empty seats dot classrooms and lunchtime conversations detail the friends who are quarantining in their rooms. In total, 48 students and 16 staff members have tested positive since the start of the school year. 
Editorial: We need answers
by Editorial Board January 15, 2022

In a survey sent out to members of the Harker Journalism news staff, 96.9% of the 32 responders indicated that they agreed with the stance of...

Over the past three weeks, discussions of the enforcement of dress code have spilled over to lunch tables, taken over Instagram posts and generated polarizing conversations in class. 
Students argued that their commitment to embrace diversity, love of learning and obligations to foster kindness and integrity, as stated in Harker’s mission statement, ought to be the metric for respect, not apparel.
Trust in transparency
September 25, 2021
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Ode to the kitchen god: a poem
Ode to the kitchen god: a poem
by Austina Xu, Guest Writer • October 10, 2021

For as long as I remember, my childhood has been filled with tokens of my heritage and ancestry: for nine years I attended a local Chinese-run...

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On nuanced issues such as abortion, labelling people one of two ways is more harmful than helpful, because it implies so many unsaid words.
Pro-nuance: More than just a label
by Irene Yuan, Co-Managing Editor • March 26, 2022

The first time I “officially declared” my stance on abortion was in the pages of the Winged Post in the second semester of my sophomore year....

By grounding ourselves in the reality of the situation in Ukraine, we can work towards concrete actions to help those affected. Even though the conflict takes place overseas, we can still make a difference from here.
Editorial: Fighting from home with support and action
by Editorial Board March 25, 2022

harkeraquila · Winged Post Audible: Fighting from home with support and action  A Ukrainian mother who worked for a Palo Alto start-up and...

By normalizing these insults and comments and allowing them to circulate, we normalize casual homophobia and ableism and allow the seeds of prejudice to grow in our environment.
Derogatory slang perpetuates prejudice
by Margaret Cartee, Asst. Opinion Editor • March 23, 2022

Standing in the lunch line outside of Manzanita Hall, I stare intently at my phone, focused on the daily Wordle puzzle. Even though I’m mostly...

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