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The student news site of The Harker School.

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California Rep. Adam Schiff speaks about the Protecting our Democracy Act, which he introduced to the House in 2021. Schiff, who is a Democrat, advanced in the primary for Californias special Senate election on March 5 along with former professional baseball player and Republican Steve Garvey. (Provided by

Candidates advance in California Senate race, Trump and Biden clinch nominations

by Jonathan Szeto, Assistant News Editor March 18, 2024

Rep. Adam Schiff and former professional baseball player Steve Garvey advanced in the primary for the special Senate election in California on March 5. Garvey, a Republican, and Democrats Schiff, Rep....

Former President Donald Trump delivers an update on the United States foreign policy in December 2017. Trump won a record majority of the votes cast and half of the states 40 delegates to the Republican National Convention in July. (Provided by

Trump dominates Iowa caucuses, DeSantis narrowly outperforms Haley for second place

by Disha Gupta and Jonathan Szeto January 28, 2024

Former president Donald Trump won the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 15, defeating Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who placed second and third respectively. Only...

Republican candidates Asa Hutchinson, Chris Christie, Mike Pence, Ron DeSantis, Vivek Ramaswamy, Nikki Haley, Tim Scott and Doug Burgum stand together before a Republican primary debate on Aug. 23. An estimated 9.5 million Americans tuned in to watch the second Republican presidential primary debate on Sept. 27. (Provided by AP News/Morry Gash)

Republican presidential candidates lock horns in second primary debate

by Jonathan Szeto, Reporter October 18, 2023

Seven candidates vying to become the Republican nominee in the 2024 presidential election clashed on stage at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California on Sept. 27. An estimated 9.5 million...

At the start of his speech, presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders joins hands with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as the crowd shows their support. This rally was the conclusion of Sanders campaign across Southern California over the past week.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins hands with Bernie Sanders in her first public endorsement of his campaign

by Kathy Fang and Nicole Tian December 23, 2019

An ocean of blue signs promoting “Bernie 2020” floods Venice Beach as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) runs upstage and greets the crowd members with an enthusiastic “What’s up Los Angeles!”...

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...

In his speech at a fundraiser in Morgan Hill yesterday, Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang called himself “the opposite of Trump: an Asian man who likes math.” Of people who voted for Trump in 2016, 10 percent have said that they support Yang.

“Not left, not right, forward”: Presidential candidate Andrew Yang solicits the support of tech workers and Asian Americans in the Bay Area

by Eric Fang, Editor-in-Chief August 22, 2019

“How many of you work in technology?” Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang asked the over 150 people having lunch at circular tables around him.  About half the people in the room raised...

Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson spoke to a crowd of over 300 people at Mannys in San Francisco last night as part of her four-day campaign swing in California this week. Williamsons plans to repair, restore and renew the country included reparations to African Americans and Native Americans and investments in the nations children.

‘Repair, restore and renew America’: Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson brings her vision to the Bay Area

by Eric Fang, News Editor August 16, 2019

Over 300 people gathered for a town hall meeting in the restaurant and community space Manny’s in San Francisco on Thursday night. Some of the people fanned themselves with navy and pink “Marianne...

Sen. Bernie Sanders rallies supporters of his 2020 presidential bid at Great Meadow Park, gesturing at a podium against a backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Sanders completed his California tour this afternoon, after making stops at San Diego and Los Angeles in the past weekend.

“Not me, us”: Bernie Sanders calls for unity, anti-corporate reform at San Francisco rally

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor March 24, 2019
In a growing 2020 primary field, Sen. Bernie Sanders draws a crowd of thousands across the Bay Area
Sen. Kamala Harris (D.-Calif.) waves to a crowd in her hometown, Oakland, to officially announce her 2020 presidential bid.

Editorial: Female president could fuel culture shift

February 24, 2019

In the recent weeks, a number of Democrats have announced their bids for the 2020 presidential election, hoping for a chance to lead the party and oust the current administration. Although the race is...

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