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Volunteering impact also does not need to be confined to a set amount of time or awards. If we encourage students to approach their nonprofit work with longevity in mind, they are more likely to carry on their work, furthering acts of volunteerism in their community.
Editorial: Resume-building diminishes commitment to community service
by Editorial Board May 16, 2024

Scrolling through Instagram, numerous abandoned nonprofit accounts emerge. Initiatives that were once active during a student’s time in high...

Friday Five: Childhood cartoons
Friday Five: Childhood cartoons
by Mendy Mao, Co-Features Editor • May 11, 2024

A little girl sits on the sofa, eyes glued to the screen. The hero, clad in bright orange clothes, jumps up and defeats the scowling villain....

This I Believe: Measured in moments
This I Believe: Measured in moments
by Katerina Matta, Winged Post Co-Editor-in-Chief • May 4, 2024

Beads of sweat dot our brows as my grandmother and I labor over a pot of tabikh, a classic Egyptian stew made primarily from meat, tomatoes...

A former English teacher, Vaughan treasures the impact of teachers inside and outside the classroom, citing it as “real magic going on.” She values them as the communitys foundation, facilitating student learning and growth. 
Meet your staff: Re-creating reading with passion and vision
by Emma Milner, Ella Yee, and Minal Jalil June 11, 2024

Students flock to classrooms all across campus. But unlike every other school day, they are not stressing about their looming deadlines full...

Departing staff reflect on their years of service
Departing staff reflect on their years of service
by Aryana Bharali, Humans of Harker Co-Managing Editor • May 24, 2024

This year, Harker bids farewell to four staff members: Library Director Lauri Vaughan, Speech and Debate teacher Scott Odekirk, Computer Science...

Talk Around Campus: Mothers Day
Talk Around Campus: Mother's Day
by Charlize Wang and Claire Yu May 12, 2024

Cameron Jones (9): Every Mother's Day, me and my sister and my dad make breakfast in bed for my mother, and we give it to her. And we make French...

Benjamin Xia (10) savors his ice cream with his friends after watching the classs hydrogen rockets. The ice cream lab reinforced concepts of thermodynamics and energy transfer.
Chemistry students conclude school year with a blast
by Ashley Mo and Kairui Sun May 22, 2024

Students from Honors and AP Chemistry classes closed out the year with a hands-on hydrogen rocket lab on Davis Field on Monday and Tuesday. Some...

Green Team co-president Kinnera Mulam draws raffle winners. Prizes included vegan baked goods from Bradley Stoll, vegan chapsticks and succulents.
Global Reset: A peek at Earth Week
by Victor Gong, Emma Li, Alison Yang, and Claire Zhao May 3, 2024

As the Bay Area has largely returned to in-person pre-pandemic norms, corporations now grapple with the employment of more workers than they can provide for. Reductions in the tech workforce pose a significant challenge for both current engineers and recent college graduates looking to enter the field.
Tech industry layoffs incite uncertainty in post-pandemic world
by Tiffany Zhu, Co-Sports Editor • May 3, 2024

Since the start of the year, tech companies across the globe have extinguished approximately 75,000 jobs according to layoffs tracker

After focusing much of her career on creating chart-topping pop singles, Swift now embraces synth-pop styles. It’s difficult to pigeonhole TTPD into a singular category, and Swift, who has tackled almost every genre throughout her career, would probably uphold that sense of ambiguity.
Taylor Swift shares poetic poignancy in “The Tortured Poet’s Department”
by Ashley Mo, Tiffany Zhu, and Kairui Sun May 11, 2024

31 tracks, two hours — the longest album singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has ever released. Swift dropped “The Tortured Poet’s Department”...

Maggie Rogers new album “Don’t Forget Me” largely hinges on experiencing a complicated relationship with love itself. Outside of her lyrics, Rogers unites diverse instruments under a cohesive sound in her newest work. S
'Don’t Forget Her:' Maggie Rogers etches herself into singer-songwriter legend
by Gabe Sachse, Co-Aquila Managing Editor • May 3, 2024

“Everybody’s going crazy / See them walking down the street” croons Maggie Rogers as she opens her new album “Don’t Forget Me” with...

Poetry offers students a place to express themselves, whether through writing, reading or reciting it. You can just use words and use the feelings of those words to create a painting, Eric Zhang (11) said.
Poetry empowers student voices
by Suhani Gupta, Co-A&E/Lifestyle Editor • April 30, 2024

Adolescence often feels like a struggle. In these turbulent years, teenagers may feel the need to express themselves, to make their voices heard....

Music Monday is a new installation featuring a different category of songs on a weekly basis.
Music Monday: Forge through finals with traditional Chinese music
by Mendy Mao, Co-Features Editor • May 27, 2024

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Winged Post
As journalists, one of our primary goals is to honor the people we report on. If we omit compassion, our articles lose life and color, and we fail to do justice to their stories. 
Editor's Note: Empathy in subjectivity
by Alena Suleiman, Aquila Co-Editor-in-Chief • May 22, 2024