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Editorial: Striking down the gavel on the First Amendment

by Editorial Board January 11, 2021

In a survey sent out to members of the Harker Journalism news staff, 100% of the 27 respondees indicated that they agreed with the stance of this editorial. “Account suspended. Twitter suspends accounts...

At 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday during the Senate confirmation of election results, a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump broke into the Capitol. Members of Congress who met to count electoral votes in the 2020 presidential elections evacuated and sheltered in place, and the U.S. Capitol Police failed to prevent rioters, some of whom were armed, from storming the building.

“Enough is enough is enough”

by Nicole Tian, Opinions Editor January 9, 2021

“Enough is enough is enough.”  With these words, President-elect Joe Biden, in a speech from Delaware on Wednesday, declared democracy under “unprecedented assault.”  At 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday...

Editorial: Defend our democracy

by Editorial Board November 12, 2020

In a survey sent out to members of the Harker Journalism news staff, 25 of the 26 respondees indicated that they agreed with the stance of this editorial. Nearly two years ago, Harker Aquila drove up...

Joseph R. Biden won the 2020 presidential election, defeating incumbent President Donald. J. Trump as he crossed the threshold of 270 electoral votes with a win in the key battleground state of Pennsylvania (20 electoral votes).

Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States, defeating Trump

by Varsha Rammohan, Arushi Saxena, and Anna Vazhaeparambil November 7, 2020

Joseph R. Biden won the 2020 presidential election, defeating incumbent President Donald. J. Trump as he crossed the threshold of 270 electoral votes with a win in the key battleground state of Pennsylvania...

After months of campaign stops, policy proposals and debates, Election Day is finally upon us. Harker Aquila is launching our Election Day coverage on Nov. 3 with regular live updates and community reactions starting at 4:30 p.m. as polls begin closing on the East Coast and results start coming in. Check in with this package to stay informed tonight as incumbent President Donald Trump battles former Vice President Joe Biden in this historic presidential election.

Election 2020: Live coverage

by Harker News Staff November 3, 2020

Keep reloading to see live updates.  Current electoral vote count: Biden 306-232 Wednesday, Nov. 11 7:45 a.m. Alaska (three electoral votes) has been called for Trump, who won 56.9% of the votes...

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...

Although we might not know who our next president will be tonight, the United States needs its voters all the more to truly embrace the historical democratic processes of this nation. We urge our readers to follow us along with our live coverage tonight and to continue to be informed, civically engaged citizens.

What you need to know on Election Day 2020

by Alysa Suleiman, Lucy Ge, and Varsha Rammohan November 2, 2020

After months of campaign stops, policy proposals and debates, Election Day is finally upon us. Harker Aquila is launching our Election Day coverage tomorrow with regular live updates and community reactions...

Speak with the goal of making your voice heard, not with the goal of changing someone’s opinions. Speak with the facts at the forefront, not emotions. Speak with a clear message and listen with an open mind.

Politics over dinner

by Erica Cai, Humans of Harker Managing Editor November 2, 2020

In the midst of a pandemic, a racial justice movement and a historical presidential election, young people across the nation are experiencing a political awakening. Those eligible for voting cast their...

We are running out of time, year by year, month by month. The world we inherit is shaped
by the decisions and problems of previous elections. For a generation watching as the climate rapidly fluctuates and the ocean creeps into cities, we
don’t have the luxury to wait.

Editorial: Proposition 18, our generation’s next step

by Editorial Board October 31, 2020

For the first month of school, we woke up to dim orange skies and the smell of smoke in the air. Some of us packed bags for evacuation, others faced permanent loss and the unforgiving raze of wildfires....

Political scientists and researchers have refuted the president’s argument, saying that voting by mail neither increases election fraud nor gives either political party an advantage. Data from the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, and analyzed by the Brookings Institution shows that there have only been 15 cases of voter fraud over a period of 19 years in Oregon, the first state to adopt a universal vote-by-mail foundation.

The USPS controversy explained

by Varsha Rammohan and Arushi Saxena September 25, 2020

Recent changes in the leadership to the United States Postal Service (USPS) caused shockwaves across the country as postal workers and voters scrambled to manage widespread mail delays and concerns about...

From left to right: Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Republican presidential candidate President Donald Trump

After night of chaos, Buttigieg, Sanders, Trump score wins at Iowa caucuses

by Eric Fang, Kathy Fang, Varsha Rammohan, and Arushi Saxena February 4, 2020

After a 21-hour delay due to inconsistencies in voting results, the Iowa Democratic Party’s caucus results indicate that Democratic presidential candidates former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and...

A voting sign outside the journalism room during freshman elections in 2017.

Youth Activism Club to host voter registration during long lunches this week

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief January 15, 2020

Students can register or preregister to vote in front of Manzanita today and Friday during long lunch. Youth Activism Club will be helping students ensure their registration for the upcoming primary elections...

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