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All four campuses likely to close through spring break after parent of non-teaching staff member tests positive for COVID-19
Coronavirus

Sara Yen | March 16, 2020

All four of Harker’s campuses will be closed for students after classes today after a parent of a non-teaching staff member in the upper school, with whom that staff member lives, tested positive for…

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Upper school takes precautionary measures against COVID-19 as California governor Gavin Newsom declares state of emergency
Coronavirus

Mark Hu | March 10, 2020

Governor of California Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on March 4 to increase medical resources and standardize guidance in mitigating the spread of the virus in response to the concerns over…

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Novel coronavirus: How to prepare for potential local outbreak
Coronavirus

Kathy Fang | March 5, 2020

With the rise of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Santa Clara County last week, as well as the report of the first possible case of community spread in the U.S. in California last…

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Community spread, local outbreaks of coronavirus impacts countries around the world
Coronavirus

Kathy Fang | March 5, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the first possible cases of community spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. last week in California, Oregon and Washington as well as the first six…

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Demonstrators call for impeachment on street corners around Bay Area on the eve of historic impeachment vote
Impeachment, At Home

Kathy Fang | February 20, 2020

On the eve of a historic House vote on two articles of impeachment, activists voice their support for impeachment at demonstrations around the Bay Area, joining over 600 rallies and protests nationwide…

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As 2 cases of new coronavirus confirmed in Southern California, public health measures ramp up worldwide
Coronavirus

Kathy Fang | February 13, 2020

Three new cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have been confirmed in California and Arizona yesterday, as health departments around the world increase disease control measures and as Harker recommends…

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Free speech activist Mary Beth Tinker inspires student journalists at annual NSPA convention
Features

Alysa Suleiman | February 12, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bathed in a dim warm orange glow, the expansive convention room exploded in a deafening round of applause as activist Mary Beth Tinker stepped onto the podium. To an audience of hundreds…

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What to know about the 2019 novel coronavirus
Coronavirus

Kathy Fang | February 10, 2020

As the 2019 novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, continues to spread across the world, Harker Aquila breaks down what you need to know about the outbreak.
What is the 2019-nCoV? 
The 2019-nCoV is a respiratory…

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Activist group Moms 4 Housing wins right to stay in Oakland house, protests Bay Area housing crisis
Video

Eric Fang | February 10, 2020

A group of homeless mothers called Moms 4 Housing reached an agreement with Wedgewood Properties on Jan. 20 to buy the Oakland home they had illegally occupied from Nov. 18 to Jan. 14. Their fight to stay…

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Fighting fire: Australia battles blazing bushfires in war against climate change
News

Emily Tan | February 7, 2020

26.9 million acres burned. More than 3,000 homes destroyed. 33 deaths, including nine firefighters, as of Jan. 31, according to the Crisis Coordination Center of the Australian government. And over one…

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“Together, We Rise”: Women’s rights, civil rights activists around Bay Area call for change at fourth annual Women’s March
News

Kathy Fang | February 6, 2020

Upper school students joined the 37,000 demonstrators who filled the streets of San Jose and San Francisco last Saturday for the fourth annual nation-wide series of Women’s Marches.

Originally sparked…

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Santa Clara County announces first case of coronavirus – as infected person in isolation
Coronavirus

Eric Fang | February 5, 2020

Santa Clara County confirmed today that an adult male resident, who is currently being held in isolation, has tested positive for the 2019 coronavirus (2019-nCoV), but also noted that no additional cases…

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