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Harker community commemorates legacy of former president George H.W. Bush

Harker community commemorates legacy of former president George H.W. Bush

by Varsha Rammohan, Copy Editor

December 9, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

Representative for Texas’ 7th District, ambassador to the United Nations, chairman of the Republican National Committee, director of the Central Intelligence Agency — George H.W. Bush wore several hats during his life but was most well-known for his role as the 41st president of the United States. Bush...

Warming up your winter with four hot new movies

Warming up your winter with four hot new movies

by Erica Cai, Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

As winter break is approaching, people are scrambling to make holiday plans and book last-minute flights. However, for those not interested in straying too far from the comforts of home, these four movies debuting this December will be the perfect touch to a laid-back and entertaining vacation. Ma...

Shots Fired: America tackles its growing gun problem

Shots Fired: America tackles its growing gun problem

by Eric Fang and Varsha Rammohan

December 7, 2018


Filed under Features, Winged Post

Moorpark College student Noel Sparks was spending her evening at Borderline Bar & Grill’s college country and line dancing night when a man dressed in dark clothes opened fire on the crowd with a pistol equipped with an extended magazine, according to witness accounts. Sparks, along with 11...

Coming home: For art teacher, there’s no place like home

Coming home: For art teacher, there’s no place like home

by Gloria Zhang and Arely Sun

December 7, 2018


Filed under Features, Winged Post

Upper school art teacher Jaap Bongers and his wife, Orebotse “Ou” Bongers, fumbles with a gray stuffed bunny, as they tried—unsuccessfully—to make their baby Melissa smile. They came a long way, finally reunited as family, after a lengthy process with immigration. Various waves of immigration...

Behind the scenes: Keeping up with student photographers

Behind the scenes: Keeping up with student photographers

by Irina Malyugina, Photo Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

This year, the news side of the journalism program altered the way newcomers are taught photography skills, adding more hands-on exercises and a couple of days dedicated exclusively to Humans of Harker portrait practice. Peer behind the scenes in how student journalists train. ...

Sense or Style?

Sense or Style?

by Emily Chen, TALON Co-Academics Editor

December 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Online Exclusive

On the hunt for sustainable and eco-friendly clothing? Well, look no further. Sustainable clothing includes all fabrics created from eco-friendly resources, such as recycled and reused materials or organically grown cotton. Not only does this improved process of producing clothes provide better labor...

Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee dies at 95

Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee dies at 95

by Nina Gee, Staff Illustrator

November 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

Superheroes. The people who inspire us to do the unimaginable, who give us hope in the world. People we don't usually, if ever, come across in real life. It's not often that we see these kinds of people, but when we do, we cherish them. On Monday, Stan Lee, the creator of such iconic character...

Staying Healthy with Saloni: Flu Shot Season

Staying Healthy with Saloni: Flu Shot Season

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

November 17, 2018


Filed under Columnists, Features, Online Exclusive

“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...

My Pocket-Sized Adventure to Mars

My Pocket-Sized Adventure to Mars

by Delaney Logue, TALON Photo Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

Its corners creased and spine bent, my pocket-sized Red Planet by Robert A. Heinlein is more than just a book. The cover depicts a tall alien figure carrying Jim Marlowe and his companions through the unique greenery of Mars. The once-smooth surface of the small book feels cool in my hand, my thumb brush...

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 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...

Onigilly brings modern fast food and Japanese tradition together in Palo Alto

Onigilly brings modern fast food and Japanese tradition together in Palo Alto

by Arya Maheshwari, STEM Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

When it comes to the most popular bustling streets infused with eateries and stores in the Bay Area, Palo Alto downtown’s University Ave is undoubtedly perched at the top of the list. There’s always a uniquely continuous flow of people in University Ave, from the morning shuffle of office goers to...

In memory of Diana Nichols

In memory of Diana Nichols

by Prameela Kottapalli, Nicole Chen, Kathy Fang, Eric Fang, and Gloria Zhang

October 22, 2018


Filed under Features, Winged Post

Diana Nichols, former chair of the board of trustees and school leader, died on Sept. 2 in her home in Carmel due to pancreatic cancer. Family members, faculty, staff and students attended a memorial service on Oct. 6 to commemorate Nichols. Winged Post spoke to upper school staff and faculty members...

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