Harker Aquila

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

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.

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!” Shouting back their affirmations, tightly packed crowd members drown out one another, wildly waving ...

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

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

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 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 organized by the advocacy group MoveOn. The rallies and demonstrations took place across the nation, in various public areas and c...

“Students, teachers take a stand”: March for Education rallies support for educational funding

Saanvi Arora (10) joins other high school students from around the Bay Area in leading last Saturday's March for Education. Saanvi is a member of GEN-Up, a student-led social justice organization and student-activist coalition.

by Kathy Fang, Arushi Saxena, and Alysa Suleiman

November 19, 2019

Over 100 people gathered in César Chavez Plaza in downtown San Jose on Nov. 9 as part of the March for Education, an event hosted by GEN-Up, a student-led social justice organization and student-activist coalition. The event featured talks from student speakers and elected officials, as well as a rally...

From countrysides to cityscapes: Homecoming 2019

Rosh Roy (11) cheers for the Class of 2021 at the annual homecoming spirit rally on Oct. 11. The rally featured a series of events that invited the four classes to compete for spirit points, such as a lip sync competition and a relay race.

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2019

This year’s spirit rally wrapped up this year's homecoming week on Oct. 11, bringing students and faculty together in the athletics center for a series of festivities and competitive events before Oct. 12 homecoming game against St. Vincent De Paul High School. The cheer team kicked off the r...

“No Planet B”: Students, faculty join millions worldwide on strike at rally for climate action

Climate strikers march down Santa Clara Street in downtown San Jose, chanting and shouting for environmental protection policies and governmental action. Last Friday, millions of protestors around the world took to the streets to demand climate action from national governments, most of these strikes led by youth activists.

by Sriya Batchu, Kathy Fang, and Arushi Saxena

September 22, 2019

As a student speaker dressed in a red shirt finishes her speech and steps away from the microphone, the vast crowd of mostly young people erupts in cheers while waving brightly colored handmade signs with slogans such as “I’d be in school if the planet were cool” and “The climate is changing ...

In pictures: Spirit Week one day at a time

Grace Hajjar (11) waves the 2020 class flag in support of her fellow juniors. The juniors lost the volleyball game to the seniors, who went on to participate in the student-faculty volleyball game.

by Nina Gee, Visual Editor

April 17, 2019

Monday: This year's spirit week kicked off with Movie/Music Day, where students dressed up as characters from their favorite movies or wore merch from their favorite artists. The school saw costumes ranging from the iconic white-and-yellow checkered suits of Cher and Dione from Clueless to students...

Harker heats up for spirit week

Kelsey Wu (12) waves the senior class flag while Karen Krause (12), Sahana Narayan (12) and Shania Wang (12) cheer to her left. The seniors earned the most spirit points this year.

by Emily Tan, Reporter

April 14, 2019

For members of the upper school community, the five days after spring break ended weren’t just any few days: it was spirit week, which meant over-the-top costumes, class competitions nearly every day, and an uplifting mood that spread throughout the whole campus. On Monday during lunch, students...

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

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.

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

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

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

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...

The student news site of The Harker School.
rally