The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

A Rotten Robbie gas station sign displays the increased prices for gas in San Jose, California, on March 25. Californias current average gas price is $5.689 and had a price peak on March 29 at $5.919.

Global Reset: Escalating Russia-Ukraine conflict takes heavy toll on environment, calls attention to security of clean energy

by Kinnera Mulam and Sabrina Zhu April 25, 2022

The war between Russia and Ukraine poses threats to the environment in both the war zones and in countries with economic ties to Russia as nations scramble to compensate for the lack of Russian materials. The...

Hacking groups have attacked both Ukrainian and Russian government websites, bringing a new era of cyber warfare. Along with other misinformation on the internet, cyber warfare tactics pose a rising threat to civilian lives.

A new generation of warfare

by Arjun Barrett, Asst. STEM Editor April 12, 2022

In a room lit only by the glow of my laptop, I stare intently at a dark terminal window full of tiny white text. Esoteric phrases like “ncat” and “ssh” clutter the screen alongside various scripts...

Brian Chen (11), Kevin Wang (12) and Alice Feng (12) stand by Research Club and Medical Clubs fundraiser during lunch on Tuesday. Various organizations held fundraisers to raise money for the UN Refugee Agency.

Ukraine FAQ: Current situation, major players, ways to help

by Selina Xu and Trisha Iyer March 25, 2022

This is a developing story. Check for continuous updates on the development of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. 1. What’s the current situation in Ukraine, and what has led up to it? Russia...

By grounding ourselves in the reality of the situation in Ukraine, we can work towards concrete actions to help those affected. Even though the conflict takes place overseas, we can still make a difference from here.

Editorial: Fighting from home with support and action

by Editorial Board March 25, 2022

harkeraquila · Winged Post Audible: Fighting from home with support and action  A Ukrainian mother who worked for a Palo Alto start-up and her children mark one of the most infamous scenes of death...

Members of the Wilt advisory watch an announcement from Art Club during the school meeting last Friday. The meeting covered topics including the Ukraine Task Force Fundraising Initiative, upcoming spring musical and Quad mural.

School meeting recap 3/18/22: Ukraine fundraiser, Spirit painting kickoff and Drowsy Chaperone

by Selina Xu, Co-Asst. Multimedia Editor March 24, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) Secretary Spencer Cha (12) opened the last Zoom school meeting of the year last Friday.   Spencer began with an update on the Ukraine Task Force Fundraiser initiative,...

Victoria Kheyfets holds up a poster in the colors of the Ukrainian flag at the Peace Crossroads in San Jose on March 6 in a demonstration advocating for a ceasefire in Ukraine after Russia invaded the country on Feb. 24. Kheyfets family lives in Kharkiv, the second-largest city in Ukraine.

‘I couldn’t believe that I made it’

by Alysa Suleiman and Dilsher Dhaliwal March 23, 2022

 harkeraquila · Winged Post Audible: ‘That's my country, and they're destroying it’ This is a developing story. Check for continuous updates on the development of the Russian-Ukrainian...

A family waves signs with the colors of the Ukraine flag. A Russian airstrike hit a maternity hospital in Mariupol yesterday, wounding at least 17 individuals.

San Jose protesters advocate for ceasefire in Ukraine

by Nicole Tian, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2022

The San Jose Peace and Justice Center and San Jose Friday Peace Vigil held a demonstration at the Peace Crossroads on Sunday with around 30 protesters to call for a ceasefire in Ukraine after Russia invaded...

Demonstrators at the Global Day of Action Sidewalk Vigil hold up signs supporting a ceasefire in Ukraine. The San Jose Peace and Justice Center organized the event yesterday at the intersection of the Winchester and Stevens Creek Boulevards in San Jose and provided signs to participants.

ASB initiates Ukrainian aid fundraiser effort

by Isha Moorjani and Nicole Tian March 7, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) announced the establishment of a Ukraine Fundraiser Task Force on March 1 for humanitarian aid and to help support the Ukrainian people.  “Over the past week, ASB has...

After a sequence of targeted attacks between the U.S. and Iran, tensions between the two countries are escalating.

Harker Aquila’s guide to the escalations between the U.S. and Iran

by Lucy Ge and Arushi Saxena January 16, 2020

To clarify the time difference between Iran and California, all dates and times are reported in PST. Iran is 11 hours and 30 minutes ahead of California. Prompted by U.S. President Donald Trump authorizing...

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