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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Ayla Apsey (12) and Sonya Apseys (11) Haft-seen showcases the seven traditional elements, as well as hyacinth flowers, a bowl of goldfish, colored eggs, a mirror and a candle. The Haft-seen serves as a reminder of the rebirth of the new year.

Nowruz: ‘A holiday that represents togetherness’

by Ariana Goetting, Co-A&E and Lifestyle Editor March 26, 2023

Connecting with my Persian roots has always been somewhat of a struggle. Being half-Iranian, celebrations of my culture mostly come from my “maman,” or mother, who emigrated from her homeland when...

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

The Biden administration tightened restrictions on the sale of computer chips to China on Oct. 7, extending a previous August ban. Along with the CHIPS and Science Act, which President Joe Biden signed...

Brian Chen (11), Kevin Wang (12) and Alice Feng (12) stand by Research Club and Medical Clubs fundraiser during lunch on Tuesday. Various organizations held fundraisers to raise money for the UN Refugee Agency.

Ukraine FAQ: Current situation, major players, ways to help

by Selina Xu and Trisha Iyer March 25, 2022

This is a developing story. Check for continuous updates on the development of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. 1. What’s the current situation in Ukraine, and what has led up to it? Russia...

A family waves signs with the colors of the Ukraine flag. A Russian airstrike hit a maternity hospital in Mariupol yesterday, wounding at least 17 individuals.

San Jose protesters advocate for ceasefire in Ukraine

by Nicole Tian, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2022

The San Jose Peace and Justice Center and San Jose Friday Peace Vigil held a demonstration at the Peace Crossroads on Sunday with around 30 protesters to call for a ceasefire in Ukraine after Russia invaded...

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

President Biden and Fumio Kishida hold virtual meeting, discuss China and North Korean missiles U.S. President Joe Biden had a virtual meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Jan....

Global Headlines (Issue 1)

Global Headlines (Issue 1)

by Smrithi Sambamurthy, TALON People & Seniors Editor August 26, 2021

Afghanistan falls to Taliban control The Afghan government crumbled on Aug. 15 as the Taliban took charge of Afghanistan. Afghanistan's fall came nearly 20 years after the U.S. invaded the country...

Marchers attend a rally in San Francisco on June 19, 2020, to commemorate Black history and advocate for investment in education. Last Wednesday, the passage of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act established June 19 as a federal holiday.

Juneteenth celebrated nationwide as a federal holiday

by Sabrina Zhu and Arjun Barrett June 23, 2021

Juneteenth celebrations were in full force Saturday following the passage of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act last Thursday, which officially established June 19 as a federal holiday. The Senate...

More than 1000 protestors gather at San Jose City Hall to protest hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) on Sunday March 21. The protest was just one of many happening across the nation after the recent spotlight of Asian-directed attacks.

Pulse of the People: Not a new issue

by Alysa Suleiman and Nicole Tian March 22, 2021

This article has been updated on March 26 to reflect additional resources provided for the upper school community. What does an “Asian American” represent? A computer engineer at a Silicon Valley...

As we reaffirm our commitment to our mis- sion as a publication, we will bring this improved perspective of inspired action to our reporting — not despairing what might await us, but hoping, and fighting, for what could.

Editor’s Note: Building on this moment of hope

by Arya Maheshwari, Srinath Somasundaram, and Sara Yen February 11, 2021

Two months ago, we were counting down the days to a new year — hoping that a changed calendar would bring a blank slate, free from the stains of 2020. But 2021 didn’t start that way. Just six days...

Flags of different countries stand outside a 2016 meeting of the International Syria Support Group. “I think we can all come together and agree that Bidens vision of America is a fundamentally more optimistic one.” Youth Activism Club president Ethan Choi (12) said. “And its one that values the impact of immigrants so much more so than [former President] Trump.”

President Biden signs executive orders regarding immigration

by Irene Yuan, Multimedia Editor February 1, 2021

In the first days of his presidency, President Biden signed several executive orders regarding immigration, including defending the DACA program, ending the "Muslim-travel ban," changing immigration enforcement...

Only the beginning.

Editorial Cartoon: Only the beginning

by Emily Tan, Winged Post Features Editor January 22, 2021

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