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Humans of Harker: Alex Youn is passionate about his faith

Humans of Harker: Alex Youn is passionate about his faith

by Rashmi Iyer, Reporter
May 29, 2017
Filed under Class of 2017, Features, Humans of Harker, Online Exclusive

Being born into a Catholic family, faith has always been an important part of Alex Youn’s (‘17) life, but his religious journey only truly started when he visited Medjugorje in Bosnia-Herzegovina where Catholics come from around the world to grow their faith. “I didn't really experience faith ...

Good Fortune Friday: Our interpretations of what sits inside a fortune cookie

Good Fortune Friday: Our interpretations of what sits inside a fortune cookie

by Vijay Bharadwaj, Kathy Fang, Kaitlin Hsu, Prameela Kottapalli, Nisha Shankar, Sahana Srinivasan, Jin Tuan, Helen Yang, and Derek Yen
May 26, 2017
Filed under Features, Online Exclusive, Showcase

I have a rather distinct and perhaps uncommon view on fortune and luck. First, I believe thinking about good/ bad luck is counterproductive. It absolves you from responsibility over your actions and circumstances, and can thus induce despair or complacency. I believe one should always take pride forging your own fate. Somewhat related to this, this viewpoint a...

Humans of Harker: Molly Wancewicz speaks out through debate

Humans of Harker: Molly Wancewicz speaks out through debate

by Ashley Jiang, Photo Editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under Class of 2017, Features, Humans of Harker, Online Exclusive

Always with a bright, joyous smile on her face, Molly Wancewicz (12) is not afraid to speak out. Standing confidently in front of the podium, she prepares to counteract the argument presented by her opponent. As someone who used to be timid and shy, Molly has grown out of her shy self and become mo...

Humans of Harker: Alex Mo’s perception of the world stems from his interest in photography

Humans of Harker: Alex Mo’s perception of the world stems from his interest in photography

by Alex Youn and Nicole Chen
May 24, 2017
Filed under Class of 2017, Features, Humans of Harker, Online Exclusive

Ever since Alexander “Alex” Mo (12) learned how to use a camera in the 7th grade, his perspective of everything around him has come from the lens of his own camera. Through photography, Alex has learned to appreciate the little details in life and enjoy the moments that he many never experience a...

Plinder: Which TRAPPIST-1 planet matches your soul?

Plinder: Which TRAPPIST-1 planet matches your soul?

by Kathy Fang and Jin Tuan
May 19, 2017
Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

Click here to take the quiz to find out!  Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons...

Humans of Harker: Colt McNealy finds a passion for golf

Humans of Harker: Colt McNealy finds a passion for golf

by Maya Kumar, Winged Post Features Editor
May 13, 2017
Filed under Class of 2017, Features, Humans of Harker, Online Exclusive

When Colt McNealy (12) has a free day, you can probably find him at the golf course, where he spent upwards of nine hours daily during winter break. Even during hockey season, no matter how busy he is, Colt still finds time to golf. Golf isn’t just a sport for him: it's a way to bond with his family a...

Humans of Harker: Varun Haltore finds new passions in high school

Humans of Harker: Varun Haltore finds new passions in high school

by Anya Weaver, Reporter
May 12, 2017
Filed under Class of 2017, Features, Humans of Harker, Online Exclusive

While most enjoy listening to upbeat music before a sports game, Varun Haltore (12) prepares for his games by dressing up and listening to relaxing music. “I know a lot of guys like to listen to pumped up music, that’s not really my style,” he said. The most important decision he ever ma...

Q&A with Jennifer Geller, Hamilton’s “Bullet”

Q&A with Jennifer Geller, Hamilton’s “Bullet”

by Prameela Kottapalli, Winged Post Asst. Features Editor
May 12, 2017
Filed under Features, Winged Post

Winged Post: How do you personally connect with characters that lived in a bygone era? Jennifer Geller: The people in this story embody the same qualities that we have today. They go through similar things. They experience envy, rage, heartbreak; there is political tension, a love story, friendship,...

SF MOMA modernizes

SF MOMA modernizes

by Katherine Zhang, Asst. STEM Editor
May 11, 2017
Filed under Features, Winged Post

The bright red letters pop out from the white and gray exterior of the building, beckoning you in as you walk through the glass doors and into the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s (SFMOMA’s) maze of exhibitions and galleries. The contrast between the warm red and the stark white can be seen in ...

Sanctuary policies spark debate

Sanctuary policies spark debate

by Prameela Kottapalli, Winged Post Asst. Features Editor
May 11, 2017
Filed under Features, Winged Post

When most people think of the word “sanctuary,” they think of safety, a place to take refuge in the midst troubled times. But for some, sanctuary is much more than that–it’s a policy, one that enables undocumented immigrants to receive an education, to hold jobs and to contribute to society. ...

Hearts in the song

Hearts in the song

by Nicole Chen and Jenna Sadhu
May 11, 2017
Filed under Features, Winged Post

The audience’s quiet chatters silence and as the curtains are drawn back and the dimmed lights slowly illuminate the stage. The instrumental music of the opening song starts playing in the background, and the story of basketball star Troy Bolton (Kayvon Solaimonpour) and academic whiz Gabriella Mon...

Humans of Harker: Saketh Gurram develops a passion for football

Humans of Harker: Saketh Gurram develops a passion for football

by Zachary Hoffman, Multimedia Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Class of 2017, Features, Humans of Harker, Online Exclusive

Most days, Saketh Gurram (12) is itching to get on the field and play football. However, it was not always this way. Freshman year, green to the Harker football team, Saketh was not the seasoned player he is today, and often, he did not want to try at the sport. “I wasn't the best player,” Saketh said....

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