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Memoir Monday: Records

Memoir Monday: Records

by Nina Gee, Reporter

January 22, 2018


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Nina Gee Michael Jackson stares unflinchingly at me from his languid perch on the Thriller album cover. The King of Pop is propped up on the elbow of a vanilla white suit and his curls bounce off the page. The words “Michael Jackson Thriller” burn in glowing cursive across the corner of the album sleeve. Beside...

Is a massive earthquake coming to California?

Is a massive earthquake coming to California?

by Varsha Rammohan, Reporter

January 16, 2018


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The familiar yet alarming sense of the ground shaking instills in me a sense of panic and fright. I immediately search my surroundings and find cover underneath my desk, hiding there until the shaking finally ceases. According to the United States Geological Survey, just southern California exper...

Logan Paul faces backlash for Aokigahara forest clip

Logan Paul faces backlash for Aokigahara forest clip

by Prameela Kottapalli, Winged Post Features Editor

January 11, 2018


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The Paul brothers took the internet world by storm last year as a pair of Vine-app born celebrities who simultaneously surrounded themselves with simmering controversy as well as a plethora of dedicated fans. The Pauls were both featured in Forbes’ list of the top-ten highest-paid YouTube stars of 2...

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: Dessert Before Dinner

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: Dessert Before Dinner

by Saloni Shah, Reporter

January 9, 2018


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The aroma of hot, freshly baked pizookies permeates the air as the elaborate ambiance of the dimly lit restaurant glows with recessed lights. The lively atmosphere at BJ’s is open to customers from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. for lunch to dinner to midnight cravings.   At BJ’s, the temptation to eat dessert bef...

Responses to things you should never say to a K-pop fan

Responses to things you should never say to a K-pop fan

by Nina Gee and Helen Yang

January 8, 2018


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When it comes to music, everyone has different tastes, and most genres appeal to certain groups of people more than to others. One of the first steps in understanding this concept of “different people, different taste” involves a basic level of understanding. K-pop, as a rising musical genre, is o...

Glance into the daily life of a polyglot

Glance into the daily life of a polyglot

by Gloria Zhang, Aquila Asst. Features Editor

January 3, 2018


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It was 7th grade pre-algebra, where the current topic was basic sequencing with multiplications. One by one, from left to right, the teacher asked each student for the next answer. As my turn drew nearer, I formulated the answer in my head: 65. It was two digits in no particular language, at least t...

Equity Beat: How to help victims of recent natural disasters in the U.S.

Equity Beat: How to help victims of recent natural disasters in the U.S.

by Rose Guan, Wingspan designer and writer

December 11, 2017


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Several catastrophic natural disasters have shaken the U.S. in recent months. To match the spirit of the holidays, here is a guide about what you can do to help with recovery efforts for some major natural disasters. Hurricane Harvey Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on Aug. 25. The first major hur...

10 classic holiday movies to watch over break

10 classic holiday movies to watch over break

by Helen Yang, Aquila Asst. STEM Editor

December 10, 2017


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Trying to unwind and get into the holiday spirit? Just grab a hot chocolate, curl up in some blankets and choose a Christmas classic to watch with your family. Whether you’ve never seen them before or if you’re watching for the twentieth time, here are 10 classic holiday movies to enjoy over break. ...

Secret Santa or Santa Claus?

Secret Santa or Santa Claus?

by Varsha Rammohan, Reporter

December 6, 2017


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Bright lights adorn the ceiling in Main, teachers put up trees in their classrooms and students flock to Manzanita for a cup of hot cocoa. Students bring out their fuzzy jackets and boots, Christmas music plays nonstop on every radio station and the weather becomes cooler and cooler. As the excited buzz...

Meet your teacher: Jeffrey Draper reflects on his performing arts career

Meet your teacher: Jeffrey Draper reflects on his performing arts career

by Kathy Fang, Photo Editor

December 5, 2017


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Beyond his work as a theater teacher and a director at the upper school, Jeffrey Draper also performs as four vastly different characters in Center REPertory Company’s annual production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” a classical Christmas story of love, generosity and self-redemption....

Memoir Monday: The Pack of Cards

Memoir Monday: The Pack of Cards

by Srinath Somasundaram, Reporter

December 4, 2017


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Srinath Somasundaram The precisely cut pack of standard bicycle cards rests on the wooden table awaiting its grand opening. Its manufactured, cheap plastic cover balances its clean and untouched edges. Unfortunately, vibrant marketing colors of red, blue and gold draw away from the true, crisp inner ...

China Stix: Family-style, authentic Chinese food

China Stix: Family-style, authentic Chinese food

by Katherine Zhang, STEM Editor

November 28, 2017


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Walking through the double glass doors of China Stix is like flipping a switch to a completely different culture — every decoration from the cheerful red Buddha statue to the formidable stone lions seems to have a long history rooted in the generations upon generations of Chinese tradition. ...

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