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Humans of Harker: Vienna Wang discovers golf and a new outlook on life

Humans of Harker: Vienna Wang discovers golf and a new outlook on life

by Heidi Zhang, TALON Asst. Photo Editor
April 23, 2017
Filed under Class of 2017, Features, Humans of Harker, Online Exclusive

The school courtyard during lunch is a frenzy of hungry students and constant chatter. Senior Vienna Wang sits casually on a bench with her legs crossed in the middle of the quad, unfazed by the commotion. She laughs frequently and tells jokes, displaying her lively personality as she explains how playing gol...

Humans of Harker: Nina Levy gives back to her community

Humans of Harker: Nina Levy gives back to her community

by Jenna Sadhu, Reporter
April 22, 2017
Filed under Class of 2017, Features, Humans of Harker, Online Exclusive

After rescuing her own dog from a shelter, Nina Levy (12) found a love for the rest of the dogs that she was unable to adopt. So, she found a volunteering opportunity to find rescued dogs a home. “Working with dogs for me was very ‘in the moment,’” Nina said. “I saw adoptions going on an...

Honoring our mentors: Upper school celebrates Teacher Appreciation Day

Honoring our mentors: Upper school celebrates Teacher Appreciation Day

by Tiffany Wong, Aquila News Editor
April 21, 2017
Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

Festivities for Teacher Appreciation Day at Harker begin early in the day, with ASB and student council hosting a Teacher Appreciation Breakfast for Harker’s faculty and staff in Manzanita the morning of the holiday. The event, which ran today from 7:15 to 7:50 a.m., invited teachers to share a mor...

Can you pass the U.S. Citizenship Test?

Can you pass the U.S. Citizenship Test?

by Nina Gee, Reporter
April 21, 2017
Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

Click here to take the quiz to find out! ...

Humans of Harker: KJ Mulam’s lifelong journalistic journey

Humans of Harker: KJ Mulam’s lifelong journalistic journey

by Meilan Steimle, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief
April 21, 2017
Filed under Class of 2017, Features, Humans of Harker, Online Exclusive

On campus, Kshithija “KJ” Mulam (12) makes a distinctive figure. Just over five feet tall, she can usually be spotted pounding up and down hallways in a sassy tee-shirt, camera slung around her neck, mouth open to shout a salutation or order. She is, in a word, loud, hard to miss and impossible to ...

Humans of Harker: Edward Tischler finds his passions for tennis and chemistry

Humans of Harker: Edward Tischler finds his passions for tennis and chemistry

by Eric Fang, Reporter
April 20, 2017
Filed under Class of 2017, Features, Humans of Harker, Online Exclusive

For many years now, Edward Tischler (12) has had a passion for two things: tennis and chemistry. Edward began playing tennis in the summer of sixth grade and was instantly hooked. He had previously liked playing soccer but loved the strategy involved in tennis. “I’ve played soccer for the l...

DIY Burger: The Counter

DIY Burger: The Counter

by Ruhi Sayana, Winged Post Copy Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

A satisfying crunch resounds as the crinkly texture of onion rings combines with a soft brioche bun and refreshing cucumbers. Flavors combine in a mix of jalapeño jack cheese and pesto, leaving the perfect aftertaste. Golden-brown, slender French fries top off the burger. The Counter, located on Blaney Avenue a coup...

Humans of Harker: Ashwin Rao develops his interest in performing arts

Humans of Harker: Ashwin Rao develops his interest in performing arts

by Mahika Halepete, Reporter
April 15, 2017
Filed under Class of 2017, Features, Humans of Harker, Online Exclusive

Senior Ashwin Rao’s high school journey consisted of finding and following his passion. Ashwin wound down the path of performing arts, from his early roots in Indian classical music to his work in Harker’s performing arts groups. “My sister and my mom have been learning Indian classical musi...

Humans of Harker: Brendan Tobin lives his life as a creator

Humans of Harker: Brendan Tobin lives his life as a creator

by Maya Kumar, Winged Post Features Editor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Class of 2017, Features, Humans of Harker, Online Exclusive

For as long as he can remember, Brendan Tobin (12) has been a creator. Regardless of the medium - carving, writing, graphic design - Brendan finds joy in building things with his hands. “[Success is] being able to do what I want without restriction, so either being in a place where I'm financi...

Journalism students attend national convention in Seattle

Journalism students attend national convention in Seattle

by Jenna Sadhu, Cameron Zell, Heidi Zhang, and Tiffany Wong
April 13, 2017
Filed under Features, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Wondering how Harker Journalism spent our Spring Break? 22 Harker journalists from across all four staff publications learned more journalistic skills and sight-sea-ing in the city of Seattle for the JEA/NSPA Spring National Journalism Convention! #nhsjc https://youtu.be/oyIrnm3h7f4

Fifty years later: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Vietnam War address

Fifty years later: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Vietnam War address

by Prameela Kottapalli, Winged Post Asst. Features Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

Rev. Martin Luther King is widely renowned for being on the forefront of the fight for civil rights, a movement that contributed to the implementation of directives such as the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. He’s acknowledged by historians and modern-day activists alike for his distinc...

Flash Food: Lavender Honey Scones

Flash Food: Lavender Honey Scones

by Ria Gupta and Anika Rajamani
April 11, 2017
Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

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