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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Harker seniors Sara Bhowmick, KJ Williams and Kris Estrada pose with San Jose mayoral candidate Matt Mahan. Harker and Yerba Buena High School students hosted a youth campaign forum for the mayors on Oct. 25.

Harker students host San Jose Mayoral Campaign in collaboration with Yerba Buena High School

by Sidak Sanghari, Humans of Harker Profiler November 6, 2022

Harker and Yerba Buena High School students hosted representatives of San Jose mayoral candidates Cindy Chavez and Matt Mahan’s political team in a youth campaign forum at the Cambrian Branch Library...

This is the first installment of Midterms Mayhem, a podcast where Aquila staff members discuss the 2022 midterm elections with upper school community members. In this episode, Aquila reporters Ella, Emma and Anika talk with U.S. history teacher James Tate, Emmett Chung (12) and Trisha Variyar (12) about some of the key issues in the upcoming elections. 

Midterms Mayhem Episode 1: Key issues precede upcoming elections

by Ella Yee, Emma Gao, and Anika Maji November 3, 2022

This is the first installment of Midterms Mayhem, a podcast where Aquila staff members discuss the 2022 midterm elections with upper school community members. In this episode, Aquila reporters Ella, Emma...

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...

In Congress, everything is a party-line vote these days. Impeachment, COVID stimulus packages, the infrastructure bill, increasing the debt ceiling, voting rights, you name it.

Guest opinion: In defense of civil discourse

by Neo Alpha, Guest Writer February 23, 2022

In Congress, everything is a party-line vote these days. Impeachment, COVID stimulus packages, the infrastructure bill, increasing the debt ceiling, voting rights, you name it. Regardless of how popular...

POLL-itics: Faculty perspectives

POLL-itics: Faculty perspectives

by Isha Moorjani and Sarah Mohammed November 3, 2020

With Harker Aquila’s new 2020 election repeater, POLL-itics, hear from members of the Harker community on various political issues ahead of the 2020 election on Nov. 3. This installment of POLL-itics...

Music Monday is a new installation featuring a different category of songs on a weekly basis.

Music Monday: Get political with Aquila

by Alysa Suleiman, A&E Editor November 2, 2020

Music Monday features a different category of songs on a weekly basis. Each Monday, Harker Aquila will release seven songs, one song for each day of the week. In light of the 2020 presidential election...

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...

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...

Protestors cross De Anza Boulevard and wave signs at cars that call for the House to pass two articles of impeachment tomorrow.

Demonstrators call for impeachment on street corners around Bay Area on the eve of historic impeachment vote

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief December 17, 2019

On the eve of a historic House vote on two articles of impeachment, activists voice their support for impeachment at demonstrations around the Bay Area, joining over 600 rallies and protests nationwide...

Members of the press and the Capitol stand outside the Longworth Office Building on Capitol Hill, where impeachment testimonies were held over the past month. After a monthslong process, the House is expected to vote on two articles of impeachment tomorrow.

Harker Aquila’s guide to tomorrow’s House vote on articles of impeachment

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief December 17, 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on impeachment tomorrow in the culmination of a historic series of investigations, trials and testimonies.  Tomorrow, a full House of 233 Democratic,...

Longworth 1100 in the Longworth House Office Building, where Gordon Sondland testified before the House Intelligence Committee today. Sondland answered questions about his knowledge of alleged arrangements between U.S. President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, starting at 9 a.m. this morning.

Ambassador Gordon Sondland confirms “quid pro quo” in impeachment hearings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland testified today before the House Intelligence Committee and confirmed a “quid pro quo” between U.S. President Donald Trump and...

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...

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