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The new wave of R-rated superhero movies – why it works.

The new wave of R-rated superhero movies – why it works.

by Anjay Saklecha, Sports Editor
March 20
Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

The blood-drenched, claw-ripping final chapter in the Wolverine saga, “Logan,” was released on March 3 to the public with a rare R-rating by Twentieth Century Fox, in addition with Marvel Studios, and mandated by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). Aside from “Deadpool,” released in 2016,...

Heart of Harker: Facing our past to move to the future

Heart of Harker: Facing our past to move to the future

by Anonymous, Guest writer
March 17
Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

Outside the tent, I lie on the ground and gaze at the night sky. The stars are bright and dense. As they weave into a beautiful curtain and enclose onto me, I have never felt so close to the ground. In fact, I have never felt so close to myself. I could hear my heart beating, catch shooting stars diving...

Staying on track: A perspective on personal wellness

Staying on track: A perspective on personal wellness

by Meilan Steimle, Editor in Chief
March 17
Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

Second semester of senior year has arrived, which means it's time for me to start writing columns where I look back on my high school journey and wax poetic about the lessons I've learned. And hey, I've always been a sheep at heart, so why stop now? I'm sure almost every other senior has some pseudo-pr...

Stripping ‘quiet’ of its negative connotations

Stripping ‘quiet’ of its negative connotations

by Sahana Srinivasan, Managing editor
March 17
Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

One person at a table near the front rises to her feet, and the room follows. The applause is thunderously loud, almost deafening, as claps and cheers intermingle in the massive conference hall. Viola Davis smiles at the front of the room, her deeply personal keynote speech having moved many in the room t...

Editorial: After a month of political actions and peaceable protests, what comes next in our democracy?

Editorial: After a month of political actions and peaceable protests, what comes next in our democracy?

March 16
Filed under Opinion

In last month’s issue, Winged Post provided practical suggestions for those wanting to participate in the planned Women’s Marches across the country on Jan. 21: Arrive early. Follow march organizers’ directions. Wear comfortable shoes. Bring water and snacks. The weekend protests exceeded the expectatio...

March, scientists, march

March, scientists, march

by Derek Yen, STEM Editor
March 6
Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion, Showcase

President Trump's first month in office has been more than a little concerning to those interested in the sciences. From the dissolution of the EPA to the approval of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education to the removal of nearly all mentions of climate change on the White House website, the Trump administration has already done much to hinde...

Finding my place: Another way to look at dance

Finding my place: Another way to look at dance

by Kathy Fang, Reporter
February 27
Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

The lights shift into a hazy cerulean blue as the music climbs up a sloping crescendo, glazing the stage with an aura reminiscent of sunlight beneath the ocean waves. Dappled lights flicker across the back of my hand, like the scales of fish rippling in deep waters, so mesmerizing that I almost forge...

Going against the grain: the benefits of accepting alternatives to traditional methods of food production

Going against the grain: the benefits of accepting alternatives to traditional methods of food production

by Tiffany Wong, Aquila News Editor
February 27
Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

Since Green Team’s announcement of a trial run of Meatless Mondays, a program which limits meat options from the lunch menu in exchange for a larger variety of vegetarian dishes, a sizable population of students have taken to expressing their disappointment with the change with food on campus in a...

Tempering the impact of “alternative facts,” a month later

Tempering the impact of “alternative facts,” a month later

by Rose Guan, Winged Post Copy Editor
February 21
Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion, Showcase

The day after President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration, his press secretary, Sean Spicer, stated in a briefing that the crowd in Washington was “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration.” Both photography analysis and television viewership statistics disproved Spicer’s assertion,...

The danger of Calexit in a politically desensitized world

The danger of Calexit in a politically desensitized world

by Adrian Chu, Aquila Opinions Editor
January 31
Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

Following his inauguration, Trump showed no hesitation making his influence felt, promptly executing many of his campaign promises. Banning entry for citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, announcing plans to build the Mexico border wall, withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, reviving the Keyst...

Aggressive politicians inflame aggression

Aggressive politicians inflame aggression

by Derek Yen, STEM Editor
January 24
Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

Actress Meryl Streep criticized President Donald Trump in her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. Demille Award at the Golden Globes Awards on Jan. 8, recalling when Trump mocked a disabled reporter at a rally in November 2015. “The person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitate...

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