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The exorbitant prices that Apple charges for basic upgrades to memory and storage mean that Windows devices often offer superior performance at a more affordable price.
The Apple ain’t so green: Windows laptops take a bite out of Apple
by Mihir Kotbagi, Assistant STEM Editor • February 19, 2024

As I walk around the upper school campus, I see hundreds of space-gray, silver and rose-gold Macbooks being used for tasks ranging from writing...

Outside Dobbins or in the Main hallway, friends huddle together in groups, exchanging information on an imminent exam. Most students would not consider this cheating, despite clearly violating the honor code.
Editorial: Cheating shapes culture of unhealthy competition
by Editorial Board February 9, 2024

A calculus test question for an English one, or an AP United States History multiple choice answer for the physics free response. Outside Dobbins...

Social media and online trends’ growing popularity isolates Generation Alpha from the childhoods of generations before and instills a desire to appear older than one’s true age.
10-year-olds at Sephora reveal dangers of social media
by Charlize Wang, Assistant Opinions Editor • February 3, 2024

When I look back on my childhood, certain precious and routine moments spring to mind. American Girl dolls wrapped neatly under the Christmas...

Remembering George Monack: Harker’s grandfather figure
Remembering George Monack: Harker’s grandfather figure
by Hima Thota and Kairui Sun February 21, 2024

A sleek, black Harley-Davidson motorcycle roars down the street. A beaming man with a neatly groomed handlebar mustache revs the engine,...

The Winged Post sent out a Schoology survey to upper school students asking them to explain situations in their love lives or friendships so that the Winged  Post strategic team could offer advice. We chose five out of 62 responses to answer in this column.
Call to cupid: Your questions, answered
by Ananya Sriram and Ariana Goetting February 14, 2024

The Winged Post sent out a Schoology survey to upper school students asking them to explain situations in their love lives or friendships so...

Brendan Carroll signals to an exiting car that they may proceed onto Saratoga Avenue. Carroll arrived on campus at 6:30 a.m. to prepare campus.
From dawn to dusk: a security guard’s workday
by Brandon Zau and Kevin Zhang February 10, 2024

As the time nears 8 a.m., cars flow in and out of the upper school’s front gates, as if guided by the tracks of a continuous conveyor belt....

Illustration by Emily Tan and Claire Zhao. Design by Victor Gong.
STEM Scene: Feb. 22
by Mihir Kotbagi and Claire Zhao February 22, 2024

Brendon Hayes (11) holds a warm mug. With extreme cold climates in
recent times, warm drinks have become more and more popular ways to warm up.
Stirring the science behind hot beverages
by Victor Gong and Kevin Zhang February 21, 2024

Raindrops roll down the pane of windows, pitter-pattering along the streets and sidewalks. Heavy winds rush through the darkened skies, howling...

The Apple Vision Pro carries hyper-immersive experiences to the world of virtual reality. The headset released to all Apple stores on Feb. 2.
Apple of your eye: Vision Pro surges into the metaverse
by Victor Gong and Mihir Kotbagi February 20, 2024

Apple’s newest virtual reality headset, the Vision Pro, released in all Apple stores on Feb. 2. Priced at $3,499, the headset projects a stylistic...

Anwen Hao (11) celebrates his Best exit for a ballet dance Hoscar. 40 students performed in the 12th annual Hoscars on Feb. 8.
From comedy to K-pop: Annual Hoscars shows off student talent
by Tiffany Zhu, Mendy Mao, and Emma Milner February 23, 2024

Best four-person co-ed dance to Rihanna. Best and largest gossip session. Best rap song. Best exit for a ballet dance. Best original song and...

Singles Inferno 3 contestants Kim Minkyu, Choi Hyeseon and Lee Gwanhee pose for the shows poster. A whirlwind of romance and drama, the series took viewers on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. (Illustration by Young Min and Suhani Gupta)
Single’s Inferno 3 stirs up love and drama
by Young Min and Charlize Wang February 18, 2024

A subtle wind blows as Choi Hyeseon, a tall woman wearing a white linen dress, walks towards a campsite. She settles into her seat, glancing...

Ishan Mysore (10) sings a solo as a part of Festival Choruss performance. The choir performed the songs Tshotsholoza and I Dream a World at the end of the MLK Evening Celebration.
Inaugural MLK Evening explores diversity and equity
by Emma Li and Angelina Burrows February 17, 2024

A soulful message delivered through song. A passionate speech connecting A.I. to the struggles of today’s youth. A calming orchestra ensemble...

Music Monday is a new installation featuring a different category of songs on a weekly basis.
Music Monday: Love classics with Aquila
by Selina Xu, Aquila Co-Managing Editor • February 12, 2024
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