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Goodbye, 2020. Hello, 2021.

Goodbye, 2020. Hello, 2021.
January 13, 2021

As we say goodbye to 2020, the Harker community reflects on the most exciting, catastrophic and positive events that have affected their lives. Looking into the new year, Harker students share their hopes...

Music Monday: New beginnings with Aquila

Music Monday is a new installation featuring a different category of songs on a weekly basis.
January 4, 2021

Music Monday features a different category of songs on a weekly basis. Each Monday, Harker Aquila will release seven songs, one song for each day of the week. Whether you've "gotta feeling" for what will...

Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States, defeating Trump

Joseph R. Biden won the 2020 presidential election, defeating incumbent President Donald. J. Trump as he crossed the threshold of 270 electoral votes with a win in the key battleground state of Pennsylvania (20 electoral votes).
Kamala Harris to be first female vice president of color
November 7, 2020

Joseph R. Biden won the 2020 presidential election, defeating incumbent President Donald. J. Trump as he crossed the threshold of 270 electoral votes with a win in the key battleground state of Pennsylvania...

Election 2020: Live coverage

After months of campaign stops, policy proposals and debates, Election Day is finally upon us. Harker Aquila is launching our Election Day coverage on Nov. 3 with regular live updates and community reactions starting at 4:30 p.m. as polls begin closing on the East Coast and results start coming in. Check in with this package to stay informed tonight as incumbent President Donald Trump battles former Vice President Joe Biden in this historic presidential election.
November 3, 2020

Keep reloading to see live updates.  Current electoral vote count: Biden 306-232 Wednesday, Nov. 11 7:45 a.m. Alaska (three electoral votes) has been called for Trump, who won 56.9% of the votes...

What you need to know on Election Day 2020

Although we might not know who our next president will be tonight, the United States needs its voters all the more to truly embrace the historical democratic processes of this nation. We urge our readers to follow us along with our live coverage tonight and to continue to be informed, civically engaged citizens.
November 2, 2020

After months of campaign stops, policy proposals and debates, Election Day is finally upon us. Harker Aquila is launching our Election Day coverage tomorrow with regular live updates and community reactions...

Democratic primary field narrows as Joe Biden gathers endorsements from former presidential candidates

The field of former and current Democratic presidential candidates, with candidates who dropped out in black and white and candidates who are still running in color.
March 9, 2020

Before the first Democratic primary debates, 24 candidates made up the primary pool; at the start of this month, that number had dropped to seven. After Super Tuesday last week, the field is down to three...

Elizabeth Warren suspends her presidential campaign with a message to keep fighting

Sen. Elizabeth Warren waves to the crowd at (D.-M.A.) at her first campaign rally in Oakland on May 31. Warren, who was one of the previous front runners of the Democratic primary race, dropped out today after falling short of expectations on Super Tuesday.
March 5, 2020

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D.-M.A.) ended her 2020 presidential election campaign today after announcing her candidacy last February, following former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator...

After night of chaos, Buttigieg, Sanders, Trump score wins at Iowa caucuses

From left to right: Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Republican presidential candidate President Donald Trump
February 4, 2020

After a 21-hour delay due to inconsistencies in voting results, the Iowa Democratic Party’s caucus results indicate that Democratic presidential candidates former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and...

Striving for social justice

Upper school students join thousands gathered at the San Jose Women’s March, tackling a variety of social issues
January 21, 2020

“Show me what democracy looks like!” Behind the banner emblazoned with “Women’s March 2020,” loudspeakers blared from the event’s organizers as they led the enthusiastic protestors in a...

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

A crowd of 30,000 gathers for the fourth annual Women's March rally in San Francisco last Saturday. Later that afternoon, about 12,000 demonstrators marched down Market Street to the Embarcadero, according to estimates provided by the march's press team.
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...

Youth Activism Club to host voter registration during long lunches this week

A voting sign outside the journalism room during freshman elections in 2017.
January 15, 2020

Students can register or preregister to vote in front of Manzanita today and Friday during long lunch. Youth Activism Club will be helping students ensure their registration for the upcoming primary elections...

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

Julián Castro brings up his concerns with the current administration's immigration policy during the California Democrats’ State Convention in June 2019. He was formerly the mayor of San Antonio, Texas, and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
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...

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