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

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 elections that mimicked real life polling stations.  After setting up in the morning in upper sch...

Daily updates: Senate prepares for final vote on articles of impeachment

Daily updates: Senate prepares for final vote on articles of impeachment

by Kathy Fang, Arushi Saxena, and Varsha Rammohan

February 5, 2020

As the Senate proceeds with the historic impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump, this article will be updated with the latest news. Check Harker Aquila for more updates. Feb. 5 President Donald Trump was acquitted today of abuse of power and obstruction of congress, officially marking the...

Local perspectives on impeachment: Students and political groups divided in predictions of impeachment’s impact on presidency

Local perspectives on impeachment: Students and political groups divided in predictions of impeachment’s impact on presidency

by Eric Fang and Varsha Rammohan

December 21, 2019

When the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday, upper school students and local political groups expressed mixed support. Few reacted with surprise.  Many local residents have followed the impeachment proceedings since the House launched a formal inquiry ...

President Donald Trump becomes third president impeached by House

President Donald Trump becomes third president impeached by House

by Kathy Fang and Eric Fang

December 18, 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives approved two articles of impeachment today against President Donald Trump this evening, marking the third time in American history that a president has been impeached. After nearly 12 hours of debates across both sides of the House and months of testimonies from ...

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

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 since 2016, credited her campaign suspension to limitations in funding, as she elaborated in a blog post on Medium. Recent articles published by The New York Times and The Washington P...

Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior class council candidates deliver speeches

Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior class council candidates deliver speeches

by Nicole Tian, Reporter

April 27, 2019

The freshman, sophomore, and junior class candidates for next year’s student council delivered their speeches in place of morning office hours and class meetings on Apr. 24 and 26 in the Auxiliary Gym, Athletic Center and the Patil Theater, respectively. Freshman speeches began with four out of fiv...

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

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

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

January 28, 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 towering city hall, Harris addressed a large crowd of people waving yellow and blue “Kamala Harris...

Longest government shutdown in history ends as Trump reaches temporary deal

Longest government shutdown in history ends as Trump reaches temporary deal

by Kathy Fang and Arushi Saxena

January 26, 2019

Thirty-five days into the longest government shutdown in history, President Donald Trump reached a deal to reopen the federal government until Feb. 15. The deal came amidst tensions between Republicans and Democrats over funding for Trump’s proposed southwest border wall, which would require billions...

Harker community commemorates legacy of former president George H.W. Bush

Harker community commemorates legacy of former president George H.W. Bush

by Varsha Rammohan, Copy Editor

December 9, 2018

Representative for Texas’ 7th District, ambassador to the United Nations, chairman of the Republican National Committee, director of the Central Intelligence Agency — George H.W. Bush wore several hats during his life but was most well-known for his role as the 41st president of the United States. Bush...

Editorial: We are not “the enemy of the people”

Editorial: We are not “the enemy of the people”

September 3, 2018

What would America look like without the press? At first, this question seems too far-fetched to merit consideration. America is a country founded on the freedom of the press, which is not only an intrinsic aspect of our culture but also a fundamental right enshrined in the First Amendment of our...

Cohen pleads guilty, Manafort found guilty: A night of legal reckoning for President Trump

Cohen pleads guilty, Manafort found guilty: A night of legal reckoning for President Trump

by Kathy Fang and Nicole Chen

August 22, 2018

A months-long series of F.B.I. investigations came to its climax yesterday night in what seemed to be a theatrically choreographed moment, as two men closely affiliated with the President Trump were convicted almost simultaneously of financial felonies. Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded...

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