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Known for canvases dripping with emotion and depth, artist Hung Liu gave voice to those who have been forgotten—immigrants, migrant workers and laborers—and made their stories beautiful. Through Liu’s eyes, we see a humble shoemaker woman illuminated as the subject of an ethereal composition.

In memoriam: the life and legacy of artist Hung Liu

by Michelle Liu, Winged Post Co-Editor-in-Chief September 16, 2021

Known for canvases dripping with emotion and depth, artist Hung Liu gave voice to those who have been forgotten—immigrants, migrant workers and laborers—and made their stories beautiful. A pillar of...

Students audition for the Dance Production

2022 Dance Production “Blast from the Past” kicks off with auditions

by Trisha Iyer, Reporter September 14, 2021

Over 150 participants attended auditions for the Dance Production “Blast from the Past” from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center, which will be performed on Jan. 28...

An illustration of Lorde beside the title of her new album

In her newest album “Solar Power,” Lorde cradles the fallen fruit

by Sarah Mohammed, Features Editor September 14, 2021

Fans held their breath. They spoke about the last album, "Melodrama," four years old and still beating, slick with guttural choruses and hushed confessions. They posted daily about their anticipation to...

“Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” is a 390 page nonfiction written by Yuval Noah Harari that was first published in 2011. Harari is also the author of “Homo Deus” and “21 Lessons for the 21st Century.”

Book Corner: The rise of humankind

by Arely Sun, Co-Managing Editor September 13, 2021

Arely’s ranking: ★★★★★ Ever wondered why your body allows you to down an entire tub of ice cream in one sitting? Or how money, the root of modern tribulations, came into existence? I never...

Namrata Karra (11), Saumi Mehta (12) and Paulina Gicqueau (11) rehearse lines during the callback auditions on Thursday, Sept. 2. The Fall Play this year,

Fall Play auditions completed, cast announced

by Smrithi Sambamurthy and Emma Gao September 7, 2021

On the afternoons of Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, dozens of students entered the Rothschild Performing Arts Center (RPAC) to audition for a role in the Fall Play, Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,”...

Students attended the 2021 Conservatory Kick-Off on Wednesday in the Patil Theater. Multiple teachers announced upcoming events such as the Fall Play and Dance Production and new classes.

Performing arts students attend the 2021 school year Conservatory Kick-Off

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor August 27, 2021

Students attended the Conservatory Kick-Off for the 2021-22 school year in the Patil Theater on Wednesday, a mandatory event for students interested or involved in any performing arts at Harker. The Kick-Off...

The Poet’s Project: “Taking the world apart at its smallest level”

by Ruben Quesada, Guest Writer August 21, 2021

Ruben Quesada is a Latinx poet, critic and community organizer raised in Los Angeles and currently living in Chicago. He is the author of two poetry collections, “Revelations” (Sibling Rivalry Press...

Mean girls: Rachel Simmons explores what causes aggression among girls

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor August 17, 2021

Sally’s ranking: ★★★★☆ “Mean Girls,” “High School Musical,” “13 Going on 30” all share a similarity in the way they portray teenage girls: jealous, backstabbing, vengeful. Characters...

Junior Sarah Mohammed (11) was named National Student Poet in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Her poetry told stories related to her own culture and background.

Junior Sarah Mohammed named National Student Poet in Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

by Aastha Mangla, Asst. A&E and Lifestyle Editor August 16, 2021

In late June, Sarah Mohammed (11) received the news that she was titled one of the five national student poets in the country after submitting to the 2021 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards poetry category.  Sarah’s...

Olivia Rodrigo on her

Brutal and beautiful: Olivia Rodrigo’s debut album shamelessly floods with feeling

by Sarah Mohammed, Features Editor August 14, 2021

“God, it's brutal out here,” 18-year-old Olivia Rodrigo exclaims in the opening track of her debut album “SOUR,” the snappy trill of her voice mingling with bass drumming and a pounding guitar...

Art Club members stand behind their work after the completion of the

Art Club murals: Where color and paintbrushes meet local issues

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor June 22, 2021

If you were to walk down University Avenue in Downtown Palo Alto the summer afternoon of June 12, the streets would be filled with tables outside restaurants, families and many large canopy tents to block...

Celebrated during the month of May, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month recognizes and celebrates AAPI history and their impact on the history and culture of the United States.

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

by Michelle Liu, Winged Post Co-Editor-in-Chief May 27, 2021

Throughout history, the experiences of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have been surrounded with grief, loss and violence. But there have also been moments of joy, resilience and progress...

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