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A hearty bowl of cioppino, laden with heaps of shellfish bathed in a luscious and deeply savory tomato broth. Paired with some crusty sourdough bread, cioppino makes for a perfect comfort meal.

Comfort cooking: Cioppino, a San Francisco classic

by Audrey Cheng, Reporter September 23, 2023

If I could only eat one dish for the rest of my life, it would undoubtedly be soup. From rich,velvety bisques to light, refreshing broths, soup is a uniquely comforting and versatile dish that makes it...

Originally released in 1949, Adidas Sambas became an important shoe because of their history. Soccer culture helped the shoe reach a wide audience in the 70s and 90s.

Adidas Sambas: Staple shoe or short-lived trend?

by Shaina Cohen and Claire Su September 22, 2023

Scrolling through outfits on TikTok, Instagram or Pinterest, you’re bound to see a pair of Adidas Sambas. They are inescapable both through a screen and in the real world, often dubbed the most popular...

Swift serenades the crowd during Lover. Every show, Swift performed surprise songs in addition to the setlist.

Hold on to the memories: The Eras Tour review

by Michelle Wei, Humans of Harker Co-Managing Editor September 17, 2023

Fans. Literally. Six dancers holding enormous fans splashed with pink, orange and purple enter the stage as instrumental music plays. The names of each album float from the speakers in distorted audio....

Barbenheimer: Why “Kenergy” and atomic bomb are trending

Barbenheimer: Why “Kenergy” and atomic bomb are trending

by Jessica Wang, Co-Opinions Editor September 2, 2023

A gaggle of teenagers, dolled up in head-to-toe pink, rush the ticket booth. “Tickets to ‘Oppenheimer,’ please.” The ticket agent looks them up and down, questioning. “It’s for a bit,”...

Travis Scotts fourth full-length album UTOPIA features disconnected songs and thinly-veiled attempts at virality. While the album may offer moments of brilliance, it leaves listeners yearning for the depth and authenticity found in his earlier works.

Not quite utopia

by Edward Huang, Winged Post Co-Managing Editor August 30, 2023

After over five years of silence, hip-hop artist Travis Scott has finally returned. Releasing his fourth full-length studio album "UTOPIA" on July 28, the hip-hop artist marked his long-awaited return...

A house finch pinches a cherry blossom in its beak at the Washington Park Arboretum. The Washington Park Arboretum borders Lake Washington and is home to finches, ducks, turtles and other wildlife.

Out of the nest: 3 days in Seattle

by Claire Zhao, Co-STEM Editor May 31, 2023

It’s my first time in Seattle, Washington –– the bustling city of coffee, greenery, planes, cherry blossoms, Pike Place, the Space Needle and tempestuous weather. All it took was a simple itinerary...

Modern haikus bend traditional rules; they blend old and new again.

Haikus for National Haiku Day

by Jessica Wang and Claire Su May 24, 2023

Learn about the history of haikus in a series of 5-7-5 poems we wrote to honor National Haiku Day on April 17! Sparse syllables flow Haikus born in Japan's past Bashō's artistry  Seventeen sound...

Hannah Streeper (10) finishes her recording session during Harker Conservatory’s Rap Composition Workshop led by guest artist Justin Smith on April 14. “My favorite part of the process is watching students come in for the first time, how they react to hearing themselves and [gain] confidence,” Smith said.

Lyricism and learning: Conservatory hosts first rap composition workshop

by Alison Yang, Co-Arts & Entertainment Editor April 27, 2023

Tick. Tock. With the clock’s steady rhythm as a metronome, students scribble and type furiously. Muttering rhymes under their breath, they hold phones to their ears. Through their tinny speakers, the...

Shareen Chahal (11) as Leaf Coneybear. The eccentric homeschooled speller becomes an underdog of the bee.

Conservatory brings pandemonium with Spring Musical

by Alison Yang, Jonathan Xue, and Young Min April 12, 2023

In thirty minutes, Rona Lisa Peretti, played by Samvita Gautham (12), will take the stage, pink pumps and purple power suit bursting out from the beige set. “Syzygy,” she spells, as the cheers in her...

Harker Dance Company perform Control, their second dance of the show. The contemporary routine contrasted with Trumpets, their hip hop number.

Annual “Just Dance” celebrates student skills

by Jessica Wang and Alison Yang April 11, 2023

As the curtains rise and the music starts to fill the theater, the stage comes alive with a fusion of colors, rhythms and movements. From the fluid movements of contemporary dance to the high-energy routines...

Phoebe Castle (11) takes in a work from the Color Trip: Yoshida Hodaka’s Modern Prints exhibit at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco during a field trip on Mar. 27. I was immediately drawn to the different themes of color in each one of the [prints], she said.

AP Art History students tour San Francisco Asian Art Museum

by Felix Chen and Katerina Matta April 3, 2023

Advanced Placement (AP) Art History students visited the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco during a field trip on Mar. 27.   After attending their fifth period classes, students left school from the...

An illustration of the title card for the first season of White Lotus. The first season premiered on July 11, 2021 and immerses viewers into the opulent lives of wealthy, upper class vacationers and the hardworking, underpaid hotel staff who cater to their every whim.

Checking in at ‘The White Lotus:’ A review of the twisted tropical tale

by Ariana Goetting, Co-A&E and Lifestyle Editor March 26, 2023

Picture yourself about to begin your dream summer vacation as your boat glides towards the luxurious White Lotus resort. The world seems perfect as you soak in the breathtaking scenery and pristine beaches,...

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