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Washington Wizards beat Charlotte Hornets: An NBA game in photos

The Capital One Arena bustles with energy 30 minutes before the game between the Washington Wizards and Charlotte Hornets.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Muthu Panchanatham

November 24, 2019

An overwhelming rush of color and noise filled the Capital One Arena on Friday night, such a great onslaught to the senses that it was difficult to take in everything that was happening. Bright lights from several projecting screens illuminated the court below, as they flashed the names of both adver...

Awake at night: D.C. monuments honor nation’s history

Washington Monument. In front of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, the Washington Monument is the tallest structure in the area, built to commemorate George Washington.

by Tiffany Chang, Lakshmi Mulgund, Smrithi Sambamurthy, Pelin Unsal, Anna Vazhaeparambil, and Helen Zhu

November 23, 2019

Students participated in a Monuments by Moonlight Tour of the capital’s monuments, visiting the U.S. Capitol, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and the Korean War memorial. Against the dark sky of the city, monuments twinkle brightly, a ...

Moments in Washington

Moments in Washington

by Erica Cai, Kathy Fang, Catherine Feng, Lauren Liu, Arely Sun, Nicole Tian, and Gloria Zhang

November 23, 2019

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 capital.

Hustle and bustle: Capturing the street life in Washington, D.C.

Winged Post Editor-in-Chief Gloria Zhang (12)  and Aquila Managing Editor Varsha Rammohan (11) take a  selfie in front of a display of newspapers on Nov. 20 outside of the Newseum. The Newseum, the only national museum dedicated solely to journalism, will be shut down as of Dec. 31, 2019.

by Helen Zhu, Emma Gurleroglu, and Anna Vazhaeparambil

November 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Red taxis zoom through the busy streets, honking noisily as drivers hurry during rush hour. Brisk winds creep underneath the scarves and coat sleeves of pedestrians roaming the streets of the city. Fall leaves drift to the ground, joining the layer of orange and yellow blanketin...

“For the change in humanity”: Members from global environment movement participate in hunger strike

Hunger strikers gather in the Longworth office of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in the Capitol on Wednesday. 
The strikers had been in Pelosi's office for three days as a part of the global environmental movement Extinction Rebellion.

by Sara Yen and Saloni Shah

November 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday afternoon, several upper school students gathered in front of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s office, hoping to speak to her. One student knocked on the dark lacquered door, and after a few seconds, a young man emerged in the entrance, peering out.  “Is Nancy P...

Journalism students travel to Washington, D.C. to attend national journalism convention

Humans of Harker (HOH) editor-in-chief Saloni Shah (11), TALON editor-in-chief Anthony Xu (12) and HOH profiler Esha Gohil (10) speak to attendees about the HOH project. More than 240 student journalists and advisers attended the presentation.

by Varsha Rammohan, Managing Editor

November 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Journalism students from TALON, Winged Post and Harker Aquila traveled to Washington, D.C. from Nov. 19 to 23 for the JEA/NSPA fall journalism convention, in which the Winged Post was named as a Pacemaker finalist, and four Individual Award finalists were named: one for social...

Ambassador Gordon Sondland confirms “quid pro quo” in impeachment hearings

Longworth 1100 in the Longworth House Office Building, where Gordon Sondland testified before the House Intelligence Committee today. Sondland answered questions about his knowledge of alleged arrangements between U.S. President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, starting at 9 a.m. this morning.

by Kathy Fang, Arya Maheshwari, Varsha Rammohan, and Anna Vazhaeparambil

November 20, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland testified today before the House Intelligence Committee and confirmed a “quid pro quo” between U.S. President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in the fourth day of public impeachment hearings.  The Ho...

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