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The Black History Month board in Main hallway is decorated with short biographies and pictures of various influential Black people from around the world in celebration of Black History Month. Notable Black people which the Black Student Union (BSU) included in the Student Diversity Coalition board range from athletes to actors to politicans.

Upper school Black Student Union holds fundraiser celebrating Black History Month

by Ananya Sriram and Ariana Goetting March 10, 2022

Members of Harker’s Black Student Union (BSU) celebrated Black History Month in February by selling desserts from local Black-owned businesses during long lunches outside of Manzanita to promote mental...

An illustration of the character Chiron in the 2016 film Moonlight. Oscar-winning movie “Moonlight” tells the breathtaking child-to-adulthood story of a Black man in Miami.

Recommended films in honor of February’s Black History Month

by Sydney Ling, Reporter February 23, 2022

The dichotomy between Black trauma and joy has arisen as a discussion of forms of resistance within Black representation. Stories of slavery, segregation and struggle sometimes overshadow the nuanced aspects...

Medha Yarlagadda (10) and Ashley Hong (10) watch the Multimedia Club video during the school meeting last Friday. During the meeting, students announced upcoming activities such as the Lunar New Year dragon dance competition and the Emerald Brass Quintet concert.

School meeting recap 2/4/22: Black History Month, dragon dance competition and Emerald Brass Quintet

by Selina Xu, Co-Asst. Multimedia Editor February 7, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) president Dawson Chen (12) started the school meeting on Feb. 3. Multimedia Club played a video profile displaying senior Arianna Weaver’s new art exhibition, “Memories...

Dr. Bettina Love of University of Georgia kicked off Black History Month at the upper school with her talk on issues including structural racism, the evolution of Black culture and the history of African American oppression and its lasting impacts.

Pulse of the People: “Call out injustice, call out racism”

by Lucy Ge, Nicole Tian, Emily Tan, and Sarah Mohammed February 19, 2021

“Shut it Down, Ferguson is Everywhere,” read a framed portrait in the background of University of Georgia Professor Dr. Bettina Love’s Zoom screen in reference to the 2014-2015 protests after the...

We call upon the upper school to address our lack of racial diversity, while continuing to work toward fostering a more welcoming environment for Black and Hispanic students, faculty and staff. We must not only acknowledge and honor the contributions of minorities in our curricula, but also ensure that our campus actively represents the world in which we live.

Editorial: Equity and inclusion require showing up

by Editorial Board February 17, 2021

In a survey sent out to members of the Harker Journalism news staff, 21 of the 22 respondees indicated that they agreed with the stance of this editorial. Two years before performing her poem last month...

Music Monday is a new installation featuring a different category of songs on a weekly basis.

Music Monday: Celebrating Black History Month with Aquila

by Arely Sun, Winged Post Lifestyle Editor and Social Media Editor February 15, 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. In honor of Black History Month, we have...

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 10, 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...

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