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More than 1000 protestors gather at San Jose City Hall to protest hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) on Sunday Mar. 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 Mar. 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 Biden's vision of America is a fundamentally more optimistic one.” Youth Activism Club president Ethan Choi (12) said. “And it's 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

At 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday during the Senate confirmation of election results, a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump broke into the Capitol. Members of Congress who met to count electoral votes in the 2020 presidential elections evacuated and sheltered in place, and the U.S. Capitol Police failed to prevent rioters, some of whom were armed, from storming the building.

“Enough is enough is enough”

by Nicole Tian, Opinions Editor January 9, 2021

“Enough is enough is enough.”  With these words, President-elect Joe Biden, in a speech from Delaware on Wednesday, declared democracy under “unprecedented assault.”  At 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday...

Republicans are currently leading in the Senate 50-48 with two Georgia seats remaining undecided.

Election update: Senate control up for grabs, Democrats retain thin margin in House

by Lucy Ge and Isha Moorjani November 18, 2020

Democrats will keep their majority in the House of Representatives for the next two years, and control of the Senate depends on the outcome of the Georgia runoff elections on Jan. 5, according to the Associated...

Editorial: Defend our democracy

by Editorial Board November 12, 2020

In a survey sent out to members of the Harker Journalism news staff, 25 of the 26 respondees indicated that they agreed with the stance of this editorial. Nearly two years ago, Harker Aquila drove up...

Election survey results: How upper school members are feeling about the 2020 election

Election survey results: How upper school members are feeling about the 2020 election

by Lucy Ge, Winged Post News Editor November 2, 2020

This Tuesday, Harker Aquila sent out an anonymous survey to all upper school students to gather information about how students are feeling about the upcoming election, which is two days away. Here are...

Editorial: Ousting Trump is the only choice

Editorial: Ousting Trump is the only choice

by Editorial Board October 30, 2020

Over 221,000 Americans dead from coronavirus. The killing of unarmed Black men and women prompting protests across the nation. Unemployment shooting up to 14.7% in April. Leaders are defined by their...

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