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

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.

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 case involved the husband of a patient who had recently returned to Illinois from Wuhan, China, ...

What to know about the 2019 novel coronavirus

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

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 disease that causes respiratory illness, according to the World Health Organization. It belongs in...

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

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.

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 additional safety initiatives to limit the virus’ spread.  As of today, the Centers for Disease Control...

New coronavirus outbreak spreads globally, raising public health concerns

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.

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 complicated travel plans locally as upper school students and families prepare for Lunar New Year festi...

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

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

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, it took a turn for the worst. Spirits clashed, fires flew, the streets filled with tear gas and rubb...

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

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

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 were barred from train ticket purchases as well, complementary to a new policy being pushed by...

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 and conversation on refugees. Millions around the world had seen and been affected by the image,...

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 would affect $16 billion worth of Chinese goods on Aug. 23. Immediately, China responded with a 25 per...

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