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All four campuses likely to close through spring break after parent of non-teaching staff member tests positive for COVID-19

All four campuses likely to close through spring break after parent of non-teaching staff member tests positive for COVID-19

by Sara Yen, Anna Vazhaeparambil, Varsha Rammohan, Alysa Suleiman, Kathy Fang, Arushi Saxena, Aditya Singhvi, Esha Gohil, and Eric Fang

March 12, 2020

All four of Harker’s campuses will be closed for students after classes today after a parent of a non-teaching staff member in the upper school, with whom that staff member lives, tested positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19.  At the moment, it is not clear who the staff member is. Classes ...

Second case of coronavirus confirmed in Santa Clara County, unrelated to first case

Second case of coronavirus confirmed in Santa Clara County, unrelated to first case

by Varsha Rammohan and Gloria Zhang

February 2, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed a second case of the new coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, in Santa Clara County today to the Santa Clara County Public Health Department.  This second case, an adult female, is a visitor to the county who recently traveled to Wuhan, China, and ...

What to know about the 2019 novel coronavirus

What to know about the 2019 novel coronavirus

by Kathy Fang, Eric Fang, and Alysa Suleiman

January 30, 2020

As the 2019 novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, continues to spread across the world, Harker Aquila breaks down what you need to know about the outbreak. What is the 2019-nCoV?  The 2019-nCoV is a respiratory disease that causes respiratory illness, according to the World Health Organization. It belongs in...

Upper school administration calls sudden, mandatory all-school meeting after students reported threatening graffiti message

Upper school administration calls sudden, mandatory all-school meeting after students reported threatening graffiti message

by Harker News Staff

November 5, 2019

Upper school administration called students and faculty to a sudden and mandatory all-school meeting in the athletics center at 2:45 p.m. today after students reported a threatening graffiti message in the downstairs Dobbins boys bathroom this morning.  At the meeting, Head of School Brian Yager a...

Fire season in full force as Sonoma fire rages on, wind event pushes smoke into Bay Area and worsens air quality

Fire season in full force as Sonoma fire rages on, wind event pushes smoke into Bay Area and worsens air quality

by Kathy Fang and Nicole Tian

October 27, 2019

This is a developing story. Check Harker Aquila for additional coverage on wildfires and outages. As the Kincade fire in Sonoma County rages on, dry, gusty winds continue to push smoke from the wildfires southward, prompting Spare the Air to issue an alert warning for tomorrow in the San Francisco Bay A...

PG&E to shut off power in 17 Northern California counties in second public safety power shutoff of the month

PG&E to shut off power in 17 Northern California counties in second public safety power shutoff of the month

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2019

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) officials announced today that the utility will be moving forward with this month's second round of public safety power shutoffs (PSPS) today, turning off power to parts of 17 counties in Northern California, in response to warnings of dry, hot and windy weather...

Editorial: Channeling our anger to effect change

Editorial: Channeling our anger to effect change

September 28, 2018

After the recent events involving two former Harker teachers’ inappropriate interactions with students and their subsequent arresting, we’ve seen, among other warranted responses, some knee-jerk reactions to the news. The news is absolutely important, and as the national situation with Supreme...

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