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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

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...

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...

“Becoming is a 421 page memoir by former first lady Michelle Obama that was first published on Nov. 13, 2018. Obama is also the author of “American Grown.

Politics, race, family: Michelle Obama shares her challenges and triumphs in “Becoming”

by Lucy Ge, Winged Post News Editor April 9, 2021

Lucy's ranking: ★★★★★ As I flipped through the first pages of Michelle Obama’s memoir, “Becoming,” I felt as if Obama herself was sitting next to me, speaking directly to me in a candid,...

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...

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...

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president today. His vice president, Kamala Harris, made history by becoming the first woman and person of color to hold the office.

Biden and Harris begin duties as president and vice president, sign 17 executive orders undoing Trump policies

by Lucy Ge, Winged Post News Editor January 20, 2021

Wearing a Ralph Lauren suit in his signature campaign color of navy blue, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. stood today in front of the Capitol where, just two weeks ago, protestors seeking to undermine democracy violently...

Members of the upper school Art Club stand behind their artwork, part of a Black Lives Matter street mural organized in Palo Alto on June 30.

Pulse of the People: Youth activism stands out in Black Lives Matter movement

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Editor-in-chief September 20, 2020

“Tell me why they want to beat us black and blue and bloody red. Keep us stagnant working for a system with no damn respect. Politicians committing illegal crimes with no arrest, out of breath, hoping...

Washington Wizards point guard Rui Hachimura warms up his jumpshot prior to the teams 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...

Attendees at the virtual Solidarity and Fellowship Vigil used images of candles as their Zoom backgrounds to symbolize their support and solidarity. The hosts provided the photo of the candle in the Zoom chat for participants to download.

Harker community holds vigil to discuss racism and current Black Lives Matter protests

by Lucy Ge and Isha Moorjani June 7, 2020

Over 250 Harker students, faculty, staff and alumni attended the virtual Solidarity and Fellowship Vigil event on Thursday evening to speak about issues of racial inequality and community exclusion in...

In response to the protests in the Bay Area, Harkers administration and Diversity Committee are hosting a virtual community vigil and town hall meeting for students and faculty in the upcoming week.

Community vigil and town hall meeting regarding protests to take place

by Lucy Ge, Winged Post News Editor June 3, 2020

In response to civil unrest breaking out across America and Black Lives Matter (BLM) protestors calling for reform of the police system, Harker administration and the Harker Diversity Committee is hosting...

Members of the Bellarmine football team knelt this past weekend at this game as well as at the game the week before.

Taking a knee: Athletes and activists across nation kneel to take a stand

by Rose Guan and Vivian Jin October 12, 2017

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick dropped his contract with the San Francisco 49ers after last season, when he began to kneel during performances of the national anthem before games in order to protest...

An activist holds up a sign at a demonstration held in Minneapolis to protest the officer-involved killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. The shootings sparked protests and vigils all over the country, from Oakland to New York City.

Pulse of the people: Black Lives Matter responds to summer shootings

by Prameela Kottapalli, Asst. Features Editor August 31, 2016

In this repeating Features segment, the Winged Post will explore a social issue relevant to both the community and the time. Baton Rouge and St. Paul, Baltimore and Chicago. These cities may seem unrelated,...

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