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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the upper school is integral to promoting racial equity within our community. Especially at the upper school level, learning about Dr. King’s legacy in a thorough and informed manner allows students to better understand America’s history of racism and examine the nuances of bridging the racial divide of today.

Learning from legacy

by Erica Cai, Humans of Harker Managing Editor January 19, 2021

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote in his “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” With these words, Dr. King persevered in his pursuit of racial justice...

 Congress officially certified the electoral votes of the 2020 presidential election in a joint session early today morning, ratifying Biden’s victory after pro-Trump rioters breached the U.S. Capitol yesterday in an unprecedented rampage of violence and destruction.

Trump acknowledges Biden’s electoral victory after violent, pro-Trump riots erupt at U.S. Capitol

by Varsha Rammohan and Anna Vazhaeparambil January 7, 2021

President Trump condemned yesterday’s riots and announced his new focus on “ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power” to the Biden-Harris administration in a video statement released...

Speak with the goal of making your voice heard, not with the goal of changing someone’s opinions. Speak with the facts at the forefront, not emotions. Speak with a clear message and listen with an open mind.

Politics over dinner

by Erica Cai, Humans of Harker Managing Editor November 2, 2020

In the midst of a pandemic, a racial justice movement and a historical presidential election, young people across the nation are experiencing a political awakening. Those eligible for voting cast their...

As a Black man, I strive to be an idealist, yet I am limited by my system of reality, which places me in the firm grasp of invisibility. When I was brought into this world, I had no choice whether I would be seen as the normative, or forever be hyphenated.

Heart of Harker: The necessity of activism

by Brian Pinkston, Guest Writer September 22, 2020

In this day and age, it seems nearly impossible to be an active citizen in our world without being exposed to many types of media promoting some form of activism. As our signatures are requested for petitions,...

Washington Wizards point guard Rui Hachimura warms up his jumpshot prior to the team's game against the Charlotte Hornets earlier this season. Athletes in professional sports leagues across the nation have boycotted their games in light of the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Professional sports leagues boycott games in wake of Jacob Blake shooting

by Vishnu Kannan and Muthu Panchanatham August 29, 2020

Athletes in professional sports leagues across the nation have boycotted their games in light of the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The NBA was the first league to do so, temporarily postponing...

Brought to you by Harker Aquila, Funny You Should Mention It is a pop culture-based video podcast created by Rachel Ning (10) and Lakshmi Mulgund (10). 

Funny You Should Mention It: Episode 1

by Lakshmi Mulgund and Rachel Ning August 20, 2020

Brought to you by Harker Aquila, Funny You Should Mention It is a pop culture-based video podcast created by Rachel Ning (10) and Lakshmi Mulgund (10).  We wanted to create the podcast as a way...

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