The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

California Republican House Representative Kevin McCarthy was elected House Speaker on Jan. 7 after an unprecedented 15 rounds of voting. McCarthy finally achieved the win with 216 out of 428 votes.

Kevin McCarthy elected House Speaker after unprecedented 15 rounds of voting

by Shareen Chahal and Katerina Matta January 28, 2023

California Republican House Representative Kevin McCarthy was elected House Speaker on Jan. 7 after an unprecedented 15 rounds of voting. Following the recent midterm elections, the Republican Party...

Jason Yi (10) receives a ballot from Jai Vir Mehta (12) at the Harker Student Mock Election registration desk on Monday. When voting becomes something that we build into our schedules as a responsibility of being a community member, were more likely to turn out to elections, upper school history and social science teacher Carol Green said.

Harker’s Student Mock Election boasts 48.9 percent voter turnout

by Ella Yee, Co-News Editor October 16, 2022

392 upper school students voted in Harker’s Student Mock Election held in history and social science teacher Carol Green’s room on Monday. With California Midterms occurring in less than a month...

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen wave to Taiwanese officials at a press conference in Taipei on Aug. 2. During the conference, Pelosi stated that she was dedicated to supporting Taiwan and promoting further collaboration between the two countries.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan, holds press release with President Tsai Ing-Wen

by Selina Xu and Medha Yarlagadda September 21, 2022

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi flew to Taiwan on Aug. 2 to meet with lawmakers and President Tsai Ing-Wen to reinforce U.S-Taiwan relations, heightening tensions between the U.S. and China.  The Chinese...

AP Government student Riva Saksena helps Shray Alag (11) turn in his ballot during fifth period on Monday. Students were able to cast their ballot for presidential candidates from all parties as well as vote on California’s Proposition 13, which regulates funding for education.

AP U.S. Government and Politics holds mock primary elections

by Nicole Tian, Co-Lifestyle Editor March 4, 2020

The AP U.S. Government and Politics classes held the 2020 Harker Primary elections on Monday ahead of California primary elections this Tuesday, which allows students of all grades to participate in mock...

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