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Midterms 2018: The race is on

Midterms 2018: The race is on

by Nicole Chen, Kathy Fang, and Ryan Guan

November 6, 2018


Filed under Editor's Pick, News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

10:50 p.m. Democrats secure control over the House with a total of 207 declared seats so far, winning all of the 23 GOP-held seats needed to flip the party majority, according to reports by The Associated Press. Meanwhile, the Senate is forecasted to stay under the GOP's control, with 51 se...

Inside a Crazy Rich Asians singer’s quest to mix the best of both worlds

Inside a Crazy Rich Asians singer’s quest to mix the best of both worlds

by Jin Tuan, Lifestyle Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Editor's Pick, Features, Online Exclusive

Neat rows of mahjong tiles shuffle around on the movie screen. Quick cuts between shots of Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) and Eleanor Sung-Young (Michelle Yeoh) reveal their poker faces, strained with tight lips and calculating stares. A pivotal scene in the box office darling Crazy Rich Asians strings on...

Meet your teacher: Biology teacher experiences joy of beekeeping

Meet your teacher: Biology teacher experiences joy of beekeeping

by Jessie Wang, Reporter

September 2, 2018


Filed under Editor's Pick, Features, Showcase, Winged Post

A low buzzing fills the air as Dr. Thomas Artiss approaches his beehive. Clad in traditional beekeeper wear — wide brimmed hat, mesh faceguard, white full-body suit and all — Dr. Artiss is the image of an accomplished apiarist. “I dabbled in entomology for my doctoral thesis, and I've been interested...

Harker in bloom

Harker in bloom

by Irina Malyugina, Photo Editor

September 2, 2018


Filed under Editor's Pick, Features, Winged Post

This piece was originally published in the pages of The Winged Post on Aug. 31, 2018. ...

Against the Current: The refugee story

Against the Current: The refugee story

by Mahika Halepete, Special Story Writer

September 1, 2018


Filed under Editor's Pick, Features, Winged Post

On September 2, 2015, Maria Tran saw a photograph depicting three-year-old Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi washed up on a shore near Bodrum, Turkey. The photo had circulated in the news, altering the perspective and conversation on refugees. Millions around the world had seen and been affected by the image,...

Humans of Harker Video: Tiffany Shou pushes her limits in the weight room

Humans of Harker Video: Tiffany Shou pushes her limits in the weight room

by Sydney Takemoto, Reporter

June 21, 2018


Filed under Class of 2018, Editor's Pick, Humans of Harker, Online Exclusive

This is the eighth installment of the Humans of Harker 2018 video series. Through this project, the Harker journalism program aims to tell the story of the senior class, one profile at a time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoLqvlyQjGY

Harker journalism attends JEA/NSPA conference in San Francisco

Harker journalism attends JEA/NSPA conference in San Francisco

by Kathy Fang, Irina Malyugina, and Nicole Chen

April 18, 2018


Filed under Editor's Pick, Features, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Fourteen student journalists from Harker attended the event to practice with their peers and learn important journalistic skills from experienced educators. Harker Aquila received its award for becoming a Pacemaker Finalist during the convention, and the Winged Post took fifth place in Best of Show. ...

Students, faculty join national movement protesting for gun control

Students, faculty join national movement protesting for gun control

by Katherine Zhang, Kathy Fang, and Prameela Kottapalli

March 28, 2018


Filed under Editor's Pick, News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

  “Hey-hey! Ho-ho! The NRA has got to go!” “Enough is enough! Enough is enough!” “Rain rain go away! Take away the NRA!” “No more silence, end gun violence!” The shouts rang out as the wave of brightly colored windbreakers and ponchos surged forward. The air was cluttere...

#NeverAgain: Three weeks after the MSD High School shooting, Florida students and teachers take a stand on gun control, sparking debate and catalyzing renewed political activism

#NeverAgain: Three weeks after the MSD High School shooting, Florida students and teachers take a stand on gun control, sparking debate and catalyzing renewed political activism

by Vijay Bharadwaj, Prameela Kottapalli, Sahana Srinivasan, and Kat Zhang

March 6, 2018


Filed under Editor's Pick, Features, Showcase, Winged Post

Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) senior Emma González, 18, came to school on Feb. 14 thinking about a test she was going to take. It was also Valentine’s Day, and as president of the Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) club, she had organized what she called a “love table,” where students could write...

Iyer on Fire

Iyer on Fire

by Rose Guan, Wingspan Senior Staff Writer and Designer

June 11, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Editor's Pick, Online Exclusive, Sports, Track and Field

It’s a cool afternoon in mid-December, the off-season for a cross-country or track runner. Nikitha “Niki” Iyer (‘17) wears a gray hoodie over black track pants, to ward against the cold. She adjusts a USA Track Foundation sweatband, checks her watch as she walks out of her Cupertino house—an...

Science of Sleep: Brain activity levels during sleep and the importance of rest

Science of Sleep: Brain activity levels during sleep and the importance of rest

by Ruhi Sayana and Tiffany Wong

March 28, 2017


Filed under Editor's Pick, Features, Winged Post

It’s midnight and you’re staring down at your math homework through the usual haze of fatigue. You need to get started on your history project, but the wonderful world of YouTube holds so much promise of entertainment and happiness. You sigh in resignation and click on a thumbnail, telling yoursel...

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