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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

Celebrated during the month of May, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month recognizes and celebrates AAPI history and their impact on the history and culture of the United States.

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

by Michelle Liu, Winged Post Co-Editor-in-Chief May 27, 2021

Throughout history, the experiences of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have been surrounded with grief, loss and violence. But there have also been moments of joy, resilience and progress...

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president today. His vice president, Kamala Harris, made history by becoming the first woman and person of color to hold the office.

Biden and Harris begin duties as president and vice president, sign 17 executive orders undoing Trump policies

by Lucy Ge, Winged Post News Editor January 20, 2021

Wearing a Ralph Lauren suit in his signature campaign color of navy blue, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. stood today in front of the Capitol where, just two weeks ago, protestors seeking to undermine democracy violently...

President-elect Joseph R. Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris’ win on Nov. 7 brought about the possibility of increased representation for marginalized communities. The last four years have exacerbated discrimination and underrerpesentation for groups such as Latinx, Black and LGBTQ+ communities, but Biden’s administration signals potential changes for the better.

Pulse of the People: Biden-Harris and the promise for change

by Alysa Suleiman and Arely Sun November 16, 2020

On Election Night, Jeannette Fernandez, a Latina and upper school math teacher, recalls sitting in her living room, watching with bated breath alongside millions of other Americans as the nation collectively...

The Senate Judiciary Committee wrapped up three days of confirmation hearings today for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. The committee will meet again tomorrow to vote on Barrett’s nomination before a fourth day of hearings with outside testimony.

Daily updates: Senate holds confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett

by Varsha Rammohan and Alysa Suleiman October 14, 2020

As the Senate proceeds with the confirmation hearings and vote of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, this article will be updated with the latest news. Check Harker Aquila for more updates. Day...

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris speaks at a General Assembly during the California Democrats 2019 State Convention on Saturday morning. There have been only two female major party vice presidential nominees in U.S. history; Sen. Kamala Harris (D-C.A.) is the third.

Kamala Harris “has changed the landscape”: Nomination paves way for women of color in politics

by Sarah Mohammed and Varsha Rammohan September 9, 2020

According to the United States Census Bureau, women make up 50.8 percent of the country’s population, Black people make up 13.4 percent and Asian people make up 5.9 percent. In addition to only one...

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate for the 2020 election. She is makes history as the first Black and South Asian-American woman on any major party ballot.

Kamala Harris chosen as Joe Biden’s vice presidential candidate

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Varsha Rammohan August 11, 2020

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden named Sen. Kamala Harris (D-C.A.) as his running mate for the 2020 presidential election today, making her the first Black and South Asian-American woman to be...

Sen. Kamala Harris looks out at the crowd gathered in her hometown, Oakland, for the official announcement of her 2020 presidential bid. Harris dropped out of the race this morning after publishing announcements on Twitter and Facebook.

Sen. Kamala Harris drops out of presidential race amid limitations in campaign funding and organization

by Eric Fang, Kathy Fang, and Gloria Zhang December 3, 2019

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is dropping her bid for the presidency, according to her announcements this morning on Twitter and on Facebook. Harris, who has served as one of two senators from California...

Presidential Hopeful Bernie Sanders raises concerns about economic injustices. He pledged to combat large corporations if elected president.

Candidates face off in debates over the summer

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Sports Editor August 28, 2019

Although the 2020 presidential election is more than a year away, political events for candidates have already kicked off, especially during this past summer. The two debates and the several forums that...

Tom Perez, chairman of the DNC, addresses DNC members and their guests during one of the Meet the Candidates sessions, when presidential candidates delivered eight-minute speeches. DNC members convened in San Francisco to participate in caucuses and committee meetings and hear speeches by Democratic candidates.

Presidential candidates, climate protesters and DNC members convene at summer meeting in San Francisco

by Eric Fang, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief August 26, 2019

Outside the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel on Friday, supporters of presidential candidate Tom Steyer cheered and waved blue “Tom 2020” posters. Dispersed throughout the lobby, people of all...

A shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival on June 28 left four dead and at least 15 injured.

Police investigating aftermath of Gilroy shooting

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter July 29, 2019

Adrian Palomares, 15, was volunteering yesterday at the Garlic Ice Cream booth, where he was about to watch a performance. Then he heard the first shots being fired. “I was sitting down near the stage...

Sen. Kamala Harris (D.-Calif.) waves to a crowd in her hometown, Oakland, to officially announce her 2020 presidential bid.

“For the People:” Kamala Harris to run for president in 2020

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor January 27, 2019

Sen. Kamala Harris (D.-Calif.) announced her bid for the 2020 presidential election this afternoon at a launch rally in the Frank Ogawa Plaza of her hometown, Oakland. Standing at a podium beneath the...

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