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A Day in the Life of: Facilities

A Day in the Life of: Facilities

by Gloria Zhang, Sara Yen, Erica Cai, Esha Goyal, Irina Malyugina, and Catherine Feng

April 23, 2019


Filed under Features, Winged Post

This piece was originally published in the pages of The Winged Post on April 17, 2019.                  ...

In pictures: Spirit Week one day at a time

In pictures: Spirit Week one day at a time

by Nina Gee, Visual Editor

April 17, 2019


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Monday: This year's spirit week kicked off with Movie/Music Day, where students dressed up as characters from their favorite movies or wore merch from their favorite artists. The school saw costumes ranging from the iconic white-and-yellow checkered suits of Cher and Dione from Clueless to students...

SomiSomi creates a trendy twist on a traditional Korean dessert

SomiSomi creates a trendy twist on a traditional Korean dessert

by Alysa Su and Arely Sun

April 15, 2019


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Online Exclusive

Nestled in the far corner of Cupertino Main Street Plaza, SomiSomi is a small, simple nook in a row of tall beige buildings that sells a mouthwatering treat known as taiyaki, an originally Japanese fish shaped waffle with a red bean filling. Welcoming mellow yellow letters sit far above the entrance...

10 things to look forward to in the final season of “Game of Thrones”

10 things to look forward to in the final season of “Game of Thrones”

by Eric Fang, News Editor

April 14, 2019


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The last season of the award-winning TV show “Game of Thrones,” an adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s book series A Song of Ice and Fire, premieres tonight at 6 p.m. Pacific Time on HBO. Since its debut in 2010, the show has accumulated one Golden Globe of four nominations and 38 Emmy Awards of 132 nominations...

Different methods of learning provide alternatives to traditional education

Different methods of learning provide alternatives to traditional education

by Varsha Rammohan, Copy Editor

April 11, 2019


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Sounds of jazz music filled the athletic center on March 18, as students walking in for a school meeting found an immense photo of a smiling Langston Hughes displayed on the white screen. USC Thornton School of Music professor Dr. Ron McCurdy, along with four other musicians, visited the upper school...

“This is Urinetown”: Spring musical “Urinetown” delves into a drenched world

“This is Urinetown”: Spring musical “Urinetown” delves into a drenched world

by Erica Cai, Esha Gohil, Sara Yen, and Gloria Zhang

April 11, 2019


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive, Showcase, Winged Post

With the house lights in the Patil Theater dimmed, Performing Arts Director Laura Lang-Ree exclaims from the back row of the orchestra seats, “Alright, take it to the top of the show!” Hearing these words, the cast, scattered around the stage, transforms from relaxed high school students to actors ...

Student council hosts annual school supplies drive

Student council hosts annual school supplies drive

by Gloria Zhu, Reporter

March 26, 2019


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In the corner of upper school math teacher Bradley Stoll’s classroom, there is a heather gray backpack, brand new, the tag still on. Inside, one can find markers, pencils, and a brand new Five Star™ notebook. These supplies, donated by members of the Stoll advisory, will eventually be loaded onto a bus...

A backstage look of Harker’s most diverse and well-loved performance

A backstage look of Harker’s most diverse and well-loved performance

by Esha Gohil, Reporter

March 24, 2019


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Swarms of singers from various choral groups exit the stage, having finished a playful Harker themed rendition of the song “Seasons of Love” from the musical “Rent”. As the show ended,  senior host Matthew Hajjar announced the start time of the next class, the coordinator of the show, Neil R...

Appreciation Committee creates posters for staff appreciation

Appreciation Committee creates posters for staff appreciation

by Nicole Tian, Reporter

March 17, 2019


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Lining a bulletin board in one of the corridors in Manzanita are 17, out of the 24, beaming faces of the upper school kitchen staff, accompanied by their favorite sports teams, music, bucket list items and other similar questions. Executive Chef Steve Martin, who has been on staff since Harker was a...

Bone Kettle serves fresh, bold Southeast Asian flavors

Bone Kettle serves fresh, bold Southeast Asian flavors

by Sara Yen, Assistant Features Editor

March 9, 2019


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As soon as you walk into Bone Kettle, the first thing that most likely catches your attention is the modern design of the restaurant. Thin wooden panels and bold artwork pad the walls of the eatery, which is lit up by lightbulbs encased in upside down glass jars. Creating an almost tropical feel, large...

Honor Week celebrates honor for Harker’s 125th anniversary

Honor Week celebrates honor for Harker’s 125th anniversary

by Lucy Ge, Reporter

March 3, 2019


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Microphone in hand, physics and science research teacher Chris Spenner spoke on Wednesday, Feb. 20 during the school meeting about acceptance within the Harker community. He highlighted three speeches given earlier in the school year by Haris Hosseini (12), Raphael Sanche (12) and chemistry teacher Robbie...

Downbeat’s journey to the International Championship of High School A cappella

Downbeat’s journey to the International Championship of High School A cappella

by Nicole Tian and Emily Tan

February 27, 2019


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“[Downbeat does] so many different things, and we don't fit a music education niche, if you will, outside of Harker—we're our own thing,” vocal teacher Jennifer Sandusky said. “This [a cappella competition] was what I felt like would be a really great opportunity for our students based on size...

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