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“I love you,” my dad said, radiating warmth and alacrity before his cheery smile, with the scruffy beginnings of a beard, disappeared from the screen. In those short minutes, he never once mentioned the demoralizing experience of complete isolation for two weeks, pacing back and forth each day in less than 300 square feet of space with just a small window overlooking a measly freeway.  

Pandemic journal: Heart to heart, mind to mind 

by Alysa Suleiman, A&E Editor January 15, 2021

“Qi Qi!” My dad’s beaming face fills up my small phone screen, a tiny beacon in the post-sunset gloom of an early November evening.  “Hello?” I said, happy to see him, but nonetheless surprised....

Clad in dark blue shirts, Uyghur protestors gather in Washington D.C. on Oct. 1 on the Global Day of Action. The Chinese government has detained between 1 million and 3 million Uyghurs, a Muslim Turkic minority native to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, also known as East Turkestan, in Northwest China, in over 380 internment camps since 2017.

“Cultural genocide”: Uyghur Muslims face oppression, internment by Chinese Communist Party

by Sara Yen, Winged Post Co-Editor-in-Chief October 13, 2020

Clad in matching light blue hats, the color of the East Turkestan flag, and dark blue shirts, a multitude of Uyghur protestors posed in front of the Capitol, some holding up pictures of family members...

National security concerns prompted President Trump to issue two executive orders banning U.S. citizens or permanent residents from transaction with the owners of WeChat and TikTok. The orders go into effect on Sept. 15.

WeChat and TikTok to be banned from the United States

by Irene Yuan, Multimedia Editor September 11, 2020

On Aug. 6, President Trump issued two executive orders that prohibit U.S. citizens or permanent residents from transacting with the owners of WeChat or TikTok, citing national security concerns as the...

My Asian American identity is composed of traditions from both my heritage and nationality. Whether it be watching fireworks on the Fourth of July, eating dumplings on Lunar New Year or spending summers in my grandparents' complex in Xi'an, I carry both cultures with me.

This land was made for you and me?

by Nicole Tian, Opinion Editor September 6, 2020

Whenever I travel to a foreign country, my American passport tells my identity. Gold eagle stamped on navy blue. Carrying it to visit relatives in China for weeks at a time, I spoke English with my sister...

Emergency masks in the upper school office of nurse Clare Elchert. Masks like these are being used in China in public areas, where a novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, is rapidly spreading.

Novel coronavirus continues to spread, nations escalate safety measures to combat outbreak

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief January 31, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the first person-to-person transmission of the novel 2019 coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, in the U.S., according to a press release yesterday. This...

An illustration of the 2019 novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

What to know about the 2019 novel coronavirus

by Kathy Fang, Eric Fang, and Alysa Suleiman January 30, 2020

As the 2019 novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, continues to spread across the world, Harker Aquila breaks down what you need to know about the outbreak. What is the 2019-nCoV?  The 2019-nCoV is a respiratory...

Emergency masks in the upper school office of nurse Clare Elchert. Masks like these are being used in China in public areas, where a novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, is rapidly spreading.

As 2 cases of new coronavirus confirmed in Southern California, public health measures ramp up worldwide

by Eric Fang and Kathy Fang January 28, 2020

Three new cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have been confirmed in California and Arizona yesterday, as health departments around the world increase disease control measures and as Harker recommends...

Emergency masks in the upper school office of nurse Clare Elchert. Masks like these are being used in China in public areas, where a novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, is rapidly spreading.

New coronavirus outbreak spreads globally, raising public health concerns

by Kathy Fang and Eric Fang January 24, 2020

The outbreak of a new coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan, China, has elevated public health concerns as it spread globally to countries as far as the U.S. and France. The spread of this virus has also...

An extradition bill proposed by the Hong Kong government has led to a series of demonstrations and protests against it.

Flame of liberty: How Hong Kong’s riots burned through the city’s economy

by Nina Gee and Emily Tan August 28, 2019

It started off peaceful: hundreds of thousands of people marching the streets of Hong Kong, fighting for their right to a due democratic process and for the identity of a nation.  And then, suddenly,...

Dalian International Airport, such as several other airports in China have imposed restrictions on travelers with

Millions prevented from travel due to ‘social credit’ offenses in China

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor February 27, 2019

Chinese travelers were barred from traveling 17.5 million times last year due to minor legal infractions such as unpaid fines and taxes according to the National Public Credit Information Center. 5.5 million...

Against the Current: The refugee story

Against the Current: The refugee story

by Mahika Halepete, Special Story Writer September 1, 2018

On September 2, 2015, Maria Tran saw a photograph depicting three-year-old Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi washed up on a shore near Bodrum, Turkey. The photo had circulated in the news, altering the perspective...

China retaliates as U.S. increases tariffs

China retaliates as U.S. increases tariffs

by Michael Eng, Global Columnist August 31, 2018

For the past year, the United States and China have been slugging it out in one of the largest trade wars in history, in terms of the value of tariffed goods.  The U.S. enacted 25 percent tariffs, that...

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