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Staying healthy with Saloni: Get some sleep!

Saloni Shah (10) discusses health and mental wellness in her new column, Staying Healthy with Saloni.

by Saloni Shah, Columnist

December 9, 2018

Why can’t we be like wild African elephants? For real, they only sleep for two hours a day. That would leave us 22 hours in the day to accomplish everything on our to-do list, so we wouldn’t go to school with dark circles under our eyes, fatigue, blurred vision and disorientation. Looking...

Keep up the progress

Some opportunities for citizen science include Agent Exoplanet, Project BudBurst, Mark2Cure, Christmas Bird Count, the Citizen Weather Observer Program and Cyanotracker.

by Jin Tuan, STEM columnist and lifestyle editor

December 8, 2018

Scientists work hard to come up with breakthrough after breakthrough. Hydrogen fuel cells are a promising step into the future, but like any other solution proposed, they aren’t the be-all and end-all of solutions to sustainability. Hydrogen fuel, though relatively straightforward to use and cons...

Staying Healthy with Saloni: Flu Shot Season

Patients wait at the check-in counter. The flu season typically starts in December, peaks in February and ends in April.

by Saloni Shah, Asst. Humans of Harker Editor and Features Columnist

November 17, 2018

“Hey Alexa, open Flu Doctor, ” I said. Did you know that the app Flu Doctor has tons of information available on flu to promote flu vaccines using smart speakers and home-based AI? I definitely didn’t. It’s flu season again, and I’m trying to beat the long lines at my doctor’s office. Every...

So you want to be a fashion designer?

Designer Mimi Tran, center, poses after her fashion show on Aug. 25.

by Helen Yang, Columnist

September 3, 2018

Mimi Tran’s journey to becoming a fashion designer began when she was barely old enough to form sentences. Now, she owns a store in Santana Row and works with the stylists of celebrities like Lady Gaga, Camila Cabello, Little Mix, Carrie Underwood and more. Even at a young age, Mimi displayed unique t...

Staying Healthy with Saloni: A new column on health and wellness

Saloni Shah (10) discusses health and mental wellness in her new column, Staying Healthy with Saloni.

by Saloni Shah, Columnist and Assistant Humans of Harker Editor

September 1, 2018

Dear Eagles, Welcome back from your exotic vacations, summer classes, travel tournaments, research labs, jobs, volunteer projects or whatever else Harker students do during summer! It’s time to kick off another school year, whether we’re ready for it or not. We are launching a new column on heal...

Kick Back with Kushal: Just Another Usual Unusual NBA Offseason

Kick Back with Kushal: Just Another Usual Unusual NBA Offseason

by Kushal Shah, Sports Columnist

August 31, 2018

Just during the 2017-2018 NBA offseason, the NBA was, to put it simply, reassembled. Four teams -- the Boston Celtics, the Oklahoma City (OKC) Thunder, the Houston Rockets and the New Orleans Pelicans made gigantic moves to muster enough All-Star talent to potentially dethrone the Golden State Warri...

Starting life as a second semester senior

Krishna Bheda (12) motions to start her car before backing out of her new parking space. With the beginning of the second semester, seniors who requested a parking spot were given one on campus.

by Krishna Bheda, Columnist

February 5, 2018

My vision was blurred, my legs felt like lead, and the dream I had was way cooler than school. While struggling not to fall back asleep, I mentally scanned through my day under the comfort of my fluffy green sheets and groaned at the thought of entering the brisk morning air. I felt this way until I re...

Media Matters: Comedic tragedies should avoid the token inclusion of social issues

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri walks the line between traditional film genres against the backdrop of social issues relevant in today's society. The implications of the portrayal of social issues in film should be considered in the context of a movie's themes and narrative.

by Adrian Chu, Columnist

January 15, 2018

Martin McDonagh’s black comedy, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” is about revenge, but in its 1 hour and 55 minutes runtime, the movie also covers no less than rape, racism in the criminal justice system, the futility of changing offensive vocabulary, homophobia, divorce, police bru...

Media Matters: Hollywood’s culture shift on sexual misconduct should focus on prevention

Media Matters: Hollywood’s culture shift on sexual misconduct should focus on prevention

by Adrian Chu, Columnist

November 14, 2017

2016 was the year where many beloved movie celebrities died. 2017 is beginning to look like the year where celebrities are dead to me. First came the Harvey Weinstein allegations in early October, news that did not surprise many. Often the butt of public jabs on TV shows, Weinstein's less than stellar...

MoviePass should take advantage of the theatrical experience

IMAX and 3D formats exclusive to theaters can play a major role in MoviePass's expansion strategy and the revitalization of the movie theater. MoviePass's current service only allows subscribers to watch one 2D movie a day.

by Adrian Chu, Columnist

October 23, 2017

From its website crash shortly after it reduced its monthly fee from $50 to $9.95 in mid-Aug. to its inability to meet overwhelming demand for its cheaper service, MoviePass’s rocky debut does not bode well for the company attempting to disrupt the movie theater model. Increasing its workforce by...

Sports Standards: A glimpse into sports entertainment

Sports Standards: A glimpse into sports entertainment

by Alex Wang, Opinion Editor

October 7, 2017

Spectators see only what is shown to them. A baseball player hitting a home run to win a World Series. A football player charging through an entire defensive line for a touchdown. The news of another record-breaking basketball contract. This is entertainment and this is what the viewers want to see. Even...

Keeping up with Krishna: Spirited away

Members of the Class of 2018 pose for a group photo with their class flag on Davis Field during this year's Homecoming game.

by Krishna Bheda, Columnist

September 29, 2017

The night breeze gives me goosebumps as the smell of barbecue and hot dogs flood my senses as I try to shield my eyes from the bright Saturday night lights. I am in the midst of a crowd of students following the green flag held by the Class of 2018’s president in efforts to win back flight zone. Huddled...

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