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Editors’ Note: What we cover and why

by Prameela Kottapalli and Katherine Zhang

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Welcome back! Last issue, we dove into the message of Winged Post, addressing what you might see inside the pages.

Now, we want to explain why we believe that these topics are important.

Each issue, we leave a space in our STEM section to cover climate change, one of the most pervasive and pressing problems facing our society. We hope to offer scientific analysis that will make the effects of climate change clear to our readers.

Continuing upon our coverage of immigration policy, we will dedicate space in each issue to the discussion of the impact of immigration, providing a platform for immigrants in our community to tell their stories.

We dedicate ourselves to the coverage and analysis of issues of equity and social justice in all forms. We seek to create an inclusive space for voices within and outside of our community.

We’ve also chosen to continue devoting a page to global news, as what’s happening around the world always has its repercussions. We hope that our news writing and columns will provide both facts and knowledgeable perspectives.

We seek to represent the varying opinions and viewpoints of members of our school community; therefore, we are committed to providing multiple perspectives on issues of all levels.

Though we seek to cover events and ideas broader than the school community, we also hope to acknowledge the diversity in the people around us: as a result, profiles of students will often appear in the newspaper.

In addition, we hope to celebrate our community as a whole through covering Harker’s history and legacy.

While we are committed to all of these topics, we also acknowledge that other issues may arise that we find necessary to include in ongoing coverage. And when we do find these topics, you will be the first to know.

As always, we welcome reader input. So whether it’s responding to us through a letter to the editor or requesting to write a guest column — feel free to reach us at [email protected]!

This piece was originally published in the pages of The Winged Post on Oct. 17, 2018.

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