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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

President Donald Trump addresses the crowd at Target Center in Minneapolis, MN, for his 2020 presidential campaign rally on October 10, 2019. The Senate is currently holding Trumps second impeachment trial on charges of incitement of insurrection.

Daily updates: Senate votes on article of impeachment against former president Trump

by Varsha Rammohan and Anna Vazhaeparambil February 13, 2021

As the Senate proceeds with the second impeachment trial of former president Donald J. Trump, this article will be updated with the latest news. Check Harker Aquila for more updates. Saturday, Feb. 13 The...

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president today. His vice president, Kamala Harris, made history by becoming the first woman and person of color to hold the office.

Biden and Harris begin duties as president and vice president, sign 17 executive orders undoing Trump policies

by Lucy Ge, Winged Post News Editor January 20, 2021

Wearing a Ralph Lauren suit in his signature campaign color of navy blue, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. stood today in front of the Capitol where, just two weeks ago, protestors seeking to undermine democracy violently...

Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff defeated Sen. David Perdue (R-G.A.), and Rev. Raphael Warnock defeated Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-G.A.) in the Georgia runoff elections on Wednesday, marking the end of the highly contentious election cycle in Georgia.

Democrats take control of 117th Congress amid U.S. Capitol riots

by Lucy Ge and Irene Yuan January 10, 2021

By securing dual victories in the Georgia runoff elections, Democrats took control of the Senate on Wednesday, paving the path for president-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris to work...

 Congress officially certified the electoral votes of the 2020 presidential election in a joint session early today morning, ratifying Biden’s victory after pro-Trump rioters breached the U.S. Capitol yesterday in an unprecedented rampage of violence and destruction.

Trump acknowledges Biden’s electoral victory after violent, pro-Trump riots erupt at U.S. Capitol

by Varsha Rammohan and Anna Vazhaeparambil January 7, 2021

President Trump condemned yesterday’s riots and announced his new focus on “ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power” to the Biden-Harris administration in a video statement released...

Republicans are currently leading in the Senate 50-48 with two Georgia seats remaining undecided.

Election update: Senate control up for grabs, Democrats retain thin margin in House

by Lucy Ge and Isha Moorjani November 18, 2020

Democrats will keep their majority in the House of Representatives for the next two years, and control of the Senate depends on the outcome of the Georgia runoff elections on Jan. 5, according to the Associated...

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...

Judge Amy Coney Barrett gives a speech after President Trump announces her as Supreme Court nominee on Sept. 26. The Senate is expected to confirm her nomination on Monday due to its Republican majority.

Senate Judiciary Committee votes to move Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination forward

by Irene Yuan, Multimedia Editor October 23, 2020

With the vote of 12 yeas and 10 abstentions in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Oct. 22 moving the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett forward, the Senate plans to vote on her confirmation on Monday....

President Donald J. Trump addresses the crowd at Target Center in Minneapolis, MN, for his 2020 presidential campaign rally on Oct. 10, 2019. Trumps Senate impeachment trial began today.

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...

A demonstrator at a Cupertino pro-impeachment rally on Tuesday holds out an electric candle at cars turning onto Stevens Creek Boulevard. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in various locations around the Bay Area to voice their support of the articles of impeachment, which the House voted to pass on Wednesday, making President Donald Trump the third ever U.S. president to be impeached.

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...

Moments in Washington

Moments in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As our reporters explored Washington, D.C., we collected memories and experiences from various places around the city. Here are some of the moments that our reporters found around the...

The San Francisco City Hall lit up in the colors of the American flag. Government workers across multiple federal agencies are without pay due to a government shutdown that has lasted 22 days.

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...

The newly confirmed 114th Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh takes the Constitutional Oath, administered by Chief Justice John Roberts, accompanied by Kavanaughs wife, Ashley Estes Kavanaugh, and his two daughters, Liza and Margaret. The Senate confirmed Kavanaughs nomination in a 50-48 today.

Kavanaugh sworn in as 114th Supreme Court justice after 50-48 Senate vote

by Ryan Guan and Kathy Fang October 6, 2018

The Senate voted 50-48 to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court today. Kavanaugh, the second justice nominated by President Donald Trump, will fill a vacant spot left by the retirement of...

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