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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 Kathy Fang and Eric 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...

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...

Embracing our mother culture

5 mothers sit at the table, sporting cultural garb and sitting behind plates symbolizing their native cultures. From left to right, the cultures represented are Chinese, Indian, Persian, Peruvian, and African American.

by Lucy Ge, Sriya Batchu, and Esha Gohil

February 22, 2019

Peking duck wrapped in pancake. Shirin polo. Gulab jamun. Whether it’s crispy, sweet, fried, or cheesy, food can be found in family traditions and history of cultures all around the world. For April Sun (9), Peking duck covered in hoisin sauce and green onion and wrapped in pancake is a tasty trea...

Pope Francis offers words on migration

As migrants try to enter the U.S., Pope Francis is in Central America. Historically, in support of helping migrants, the Pope suggested that our fear of immigration is driven by irrational thought.

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

January 24, 2019

Pope Francis is currently in Central America amidst the longest government shutdown in American history. Though Francis is making the trip to attend the World Youth Day, the trip occurs as a new caravan of migrants heads towards the border and tensions over the border wall crisis increase in the United...

India passes historic legislation allowing constitutional freedoms for gay citizens

India passes historic legislation allowing constitutional freedoms for gay citizens

by Arushi Saxena and Irene Yuan, Global Editor and Reporter

October 17, 2018

Rainbow flags draped the streets as happy couples, surrounded by clouds of multi-colored confetti, danced, embraced and kissed on the steps of courthouses across India following the landmark decision by its Supreme Court to strike down Section 377, a ban on consensual gay sex. Following years of ...

Global headlines (Volume 20, Issue 1)

Global headlines (Volume 20, Issue 1)

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

August 31, 2018

Wikimedia Commons 13 rescued from Thai cave On June 23, a birthday party excursion into Thailand’s Tham Luang Nang Non cave complex turned into a deadly rescue mission for Navy SEALs across the world. Twelve youth soccer players and their coach were trapped in the cave for 18 days and later were ev...

Trump meets with Putin and Kim Jong Un

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un shake hands at the beginning of their summit in Singapore.

by Saloni Shah, Lifestyle Columnist

August 31, 2018

From allying with Russia to reinstituting an amicable relationship with North Korea, Trump’s actions have influenced U.S. international relations drastically. Summit with North Korea  June 12, 2018, was a historic day. President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to meet face-to-fa...

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