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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Known for canvases dripping with emotion and depth, artist Hung Liu gave voice to those who have been forgotten—immigrants, migrant workers and laborers—and made their stories beautiful. Through Liu’s eyes, we see a humble shoemaker woman illuminated as the subject of an ethereal composition.

Off The Walls: In memoriam, life and legacy of artist Hung Liu

by Michelle Liu, Winged Post Co-Editor-in-Chief September 16, 2021

Known for canvases dripping with emotion and depth, artist Hung Liu gave voice to those who have been forgotten—immigrants, migrant workers and laborers—and made their stories beautiful. A pillar of...

Flags of different countries stand outside a 2016 meeting of the International Syria Support Group. “I think we can all come together and agree that Bidens vision of America is a fundamentally more optimistic one.” Youth Activism Club president Ethan Choi (12) said. “And its one that values the impact of immigrants so much more so than [former President] Trump.”

President Biden signs executive orders regarding immigration

by Irene Yuan, Multimedia Editor January 31, 2021

In the first days of his presidency, President Biden signed several executive orders regarding immigration, including defending the DACA program, ending the "Muslim-travel ban," changing immigration enforcement...

This map illustrates the locations of recent ICE raids nationwide.

ICE raids sweep immigrant communities

by Arely Sun, Co-Lifestyle Editor August 30, 2019

Immigrant communities have faced losses from ICE raids throughout the nation starting from July 14. President Trump’s administration has exacerbated fears and brought a resurgence in the raids. ICE...

Four Harker students share their stories of living and learning abroad. “You get to experience different cultures and learn more about the world through doing things rather than learning about other places at school. Even though it’s a difficult transition process, in the end, I think [living internationally] really helped me as a person,” Caden Lin (9) said.

The international student journey

by Gloria Zhang, Jessie Wang, and Erica Cai February 23, 2019

International Student Nemo “Li Zhi” Yang (12) found himself in a predicament with the most bothersome adulthood chore: tax return. After filing his documents, Nemo did not notice their disqualification...

Governor Gavin Newsom holds a press conference to announce the lawsuit. Newsom claimed President Donald Trumps actions as unconstitutional and not based on legitimate grounds.

California sues Trump administration over national emergency declaration

by Arushi Saxena and Kathy Fang February 15, 2019

California governor Gavin Newsom and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced an upcoming lawsuit against the Trump Administration over the President’s declaration of a national emergency...

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.

Pope Francis offers words on migration

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...

Perspectives: Does the Honduran migrant caravan pose a threat to the US?

Perspectives: Does the Honduran migrant caravan pose a threat to the US?

by Srinath Somasundaram and Eric Fang December 9, 2018

Caravan may cause immigration issues Contrary to the political rhetoric of many prominent right-wing politicians, the caravan does not pose an immediate threat to the U.S. However, the precedent the...

The Jaap, Ou, and Melissa Bongers are moving to Botswana after this school year. They went through a lengthy immigration process.

Coming home: For art teacher, there’s no place like home

by Gloria Zhang and Arely Sun December 7, 2018

Upper school art teacher Jaap Bongers and his wife, Orebotse “Ou” Bongers, fumbles with a gray stuffed bunny, as they tried—unsuccessfully—to make their baby Melissa smile. They came a long way,...

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