Editors’ Note (Issue 1)

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Esha Gohil & Michelle Liu

Winged Post Editors-in-Chief Michelle Liu (12) and Emily Tan (12) hold up the newspaper initials along with Managing Editor Mark Hu (12).

by Michelle Liu, Emily Tan, and Mark Hu

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year—and welcome back to campus! We’re super excited to share the first issue of the Winged Post with you all. After a year of remote coverage, we’re looking forward to reporting in the midst of all the wonderful in-person action and energy of campus life. 

We hope that the Winged Post has served as a reliable point of connection for our Harker community over the past 18 months. And as we return to campus life, we want to continue to tell the stories of the moments that bring us together, challenge us and help us grow. We also chose to keep a few other things constant as we begin the new school year.

You may have noticed that last year, each issue of the Winged Post arrived to your  mailbox. This year, we’ll be continuing to send members of our Harker community every issue of the Winged Post to their home addresses. So if you didn’t have the chance to grab a copy at school, rest assured that there will be one waiting at home for you. We also want to focus on giving voice to a variety of perspectives in our community through timely and accurate coverage of local to global topics. As we adapt back to campus life and seeing everyone in person, it’s more important than ever to make sure our community is informed. 

Throughout the year, we will be establishing focus groups to gauge our coverage of clubs on campus. Our staff members will reach out to student organizations to request interviews regarding our reporting of your events over the past few years.

However, while some things in the Winged Post will remain constant and steady for you this year, we’ve also adapted to some changes that will allow us to grow and expand to our fullest potential for you. For one, you may notice that the paper currently in your hand is a little heftier than usual—since we’ve upgraded from our 16-page spread of last year to a 20-pager this year. We’re also looking forward to seeing new faces and featuring new stories, welcoming both our freshmen and sophomores, as well as new teachers and faculty, who are stepping onto a new campus.

As always, we’d love to hear from you, the readers, about your feedback or suggestions. Feel free to email us at [email protected] Here’s to a great year ahead!