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

Tej Aswani (9) and Rohit Yalla (9) vote for ASB members on March 28. Voting took place in the journalism room during long lunch, and results were announced on Monday evening.

Students elect Associated Student Body (ASB) members for 2022-23 school year

by Margaret Cartee, Asst. Opinions Editor March 30, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Dawson Chen (12) announced the 2022 to 2023 ASB members on Monday through a Schoology post: juniors Zubin Khera for spirit coordinator, Abhi Namala for treasurer,...

A voting sign stands outside the journalism room for elections for the Class of 2025 on Oct. 1. Voting for ASB elections will take place in the journalism room tomorrow from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Associated Student Body (ASB) election speeches to take place tomorrow

by Isha Moorjani, News Editor March 27, 2022

The upper school will follow a special schedule tomorrow with Associated Student Body (ASB) candidate speeches taking place at 9:35 a.m. in the Athletic Center (AC) in place of morning office hours. Following...

Trisha Variyar (11) looks at the Recreate Reading book board in Manzanita. Recreate Reading voting opened yesterday for upper school students.

Students vote for Recreate Reading book choice

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor March 11, 2022

The annual Recreate Reading registration opened yesterday for students in grades nine to 11 at 9:35 am on Infinite Campus, presenting a selection of 70 books or topics to be read over the summer.  Recreate...

After a year upended by a relentless pandemic, the violent Capitol attack delivered a gut-wrenching blow to America’s battered morale. It was based in the false imagination of a stolen election, a story strengthened by those in public office who promoted the narrative and backed Trump in his disturbing rhetoric.

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...

President-elect Biden is not a panacea for all our ailments, but he is a step in the right direction. Biden has promised to be a president for all Americans, regardless of political affiliation, and he brings with him a history of bipartisanship in his nearly 50 years serving the American people.

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....

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