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The student news site of The Harker School.

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A fire broke out at the largest vaccine manufacturer in the world, the Serum Institute of India, on Jan. 21, leaving at least five people dead.

Global Headlines (Issue 4)

by Isha Moorjani, Asst. News Editor February 15, 2021

London approves removal of statues related to city’s role in slavery The removal of the statues of William Beckford and Sir John Cass from the Guildhall home of statues was approved by the Policy...

Smoke fills the sky near the property of middle school math teacher Margaret Huntleys sister on the outskirts of the capital city of Canberra. Bushfire smoke consists of water vapor, various-sized particles and toxic gases like nitrous oxide and carbon monoxide.

Global Reset: Australia battles blazing bushfires in war against climate change

by Emily Tan and Brian Chen February 4, 2020

26.9 million acres burned. More than 3,000 homes destroyed. 33 deaths, including nine firefighters, as of Jan. 31, according to the Crisis Coordination Center of the Australian government. And over one...

The location of the small fire that broke out today on the south side of Interstate 280. The fire, which burned briefly before the San Jose Fire Department extinguished it, released smoke that spread across campus and lowered air quality levels.

Freeway fire brings smell of smoke, unhealthy air quality to upper school campus

by Kathy Fang, Muthu Panchanatham, and Irene Yuan November 14, 2019

During second period today, a fire on the south side of Interstate 280 caused a brief, sudden wave of smoke to sweep across campus, bringing the air quality index (AQI) to unhealthy levels. In a school-wide...

Spare the Air forecast for tomorrows air quality in the San Francisco Bay Area

Fire season in full force as Sonoma fire rages on, wind event pushes smoke into Bay Area and worsens air quality

by Kathy Fang and Nicole Tian October 27, 2019

This is a developing story. Check Harker Aquila for additional coverage on wildfires and outages. As the Kincade fire in Sonoma County rages on, dry, gusty winds continue to push smoke from the wildfires...

ABH architect Alexandre Chassangs idea calls for a magnificent glass spire in place of the previous, traditional wooden one. However, history cannot be frozen in time, he explains. Notre Dame must write its own future.

Modern renovations in store for Notre Dame de Paris

by Gloria Zhu, Reporter May 29, 2019

A little over one month ago, a fire struck Paris’s famed Notre Dame cathedral, damaging the central spire of the church and most of its now-collapsed wooden roof, along with endangering several valuable...

A photo of the Notre Dame cathedral. The cathedral, which is 865 years old, caught fire today due to unknown reasons.

Historic Notre Dame cathedral saved after being engulfed in flames

by Arushi Saxena, Irene Yuan, Nicole Tian, and Erica Cai April 15, 2019

Four hundred firefighters are currently battling a blaze at the Notre Dame Cathedral, which caught fire earlier today, at around 7 p.m. CEST, due to unknown causes, in Paris, France. The dome collapsed...

Daniel Wu (9) wears a mask to protect from the unhealthy air quality today during lunch.

School will not be cancelled while unhealthy air quality, Camp Fire persist

by Ryan Guan and Kathy Fang November 16, 2018

Updated: 12:52 p.m. Nov. 16, 2018 School will not be cancelled Friday despite unhealthy air conditions across the Santa Clara County school district, which includes Harker, according to an email sent...

Hazy air lingers over campus as smoke from the Camp Fire north of Sacramento travelled throughout the Bay Area today. The current Air Quality Index is 152, which is categorized as Unhealthy.

Bay Area air quality on alert due to smoke from Camp Fire

by Ryan Guan, Kathy Fang, and Nicole Chen November 9, 2018

The smell of smoke permeated the upper school today as air from the Camp Fire in Butte County, north of Sacramento, blew south toward the campus. As a result of the smoke, sports practices for boys and...

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