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Family, Tradition, and Celebration: the essence of Indian festivals

Family, Tradition, and Celebration: the essence of Indian festivals

by Alysa Suleiman and Varsha Rammohan

October 9, 2019

Women adorned in jewelry and draped in yards of colorful silk around the waist and shoulder, known as the traditional saree, vividly complement an assortment of brightly colored Indian sweets and snacks lining the table. Sticky little hands demolish the tower of sweet morsels, which range from ladoo,...

Local tribe protests Santa Clara County mining operation

Local tribe protests Santa Clara County mining operation

by Eric Fang, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2019

At the southern end of Santa Clara County, just west of Highway 101, green and gold hills stretch for over 6,000 acres. Oak and sycamore trees dot the rolling landscape known as Sargent Ranch, providing shade for cougars and tiger salamanders that dart through the tall grass. For thousands of years, ...

Inside the Dash: Galloping Forward

Inside the Dash: Galloping Forward

by Helen Zhu, TALON Academics Editor

September 30, 2019

This podcast series hopes to slow things down for a few minutes of conversation with someone in this community, and to tell the stories of the lives of our community — inside the dash. Are you happy? This seems like such a simple question, one asked in passing and almost always answered with a simple “yes” or “no.” Earlier this month, I participated in a team bonding activity framed like the Privilege Walk but with standard ‘get-to-know-you’ questions. Chatter rang out across the blacktop as...

Inside the Dash: Spelling New Risks

Inside the Dash: Spelling New Risks

by Helen Zhu, TALON Academics Editor

September 24, 2019

This podcast series hopes to slow things down for a few minutes of conversation with someone in this community, and to tell the stories of the lives of our community — inside the dash. Walt Disney said, “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”  Here’s a dream I had, a dream about spelling big words. Imagine your 6-year-old self, sitting ‘criss-cross applesauce’ on the floor of your elementary school auditorium, eyes glued to the coolest fifth grader, standing con...

Fall Fashion: Where Colors Meet Comfort

Fall Fashion: Where Colors Meet Comfort

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter

September 18, 2019

Along with the bustle of students transitioning into their back-to-school lifestyles, the outfits and accessories of students seem to be evolving from summer style to fall fashion.  Among upper school students, it’s safe to say that with the new school year starting, creativity and style exploratio...

Attending to Absence

Attending to Absence

by Nicole Tian, Winged Post Co-Lifestyle Editor

September 9, 2019

About 20 minutes into third period, Attendance Coordinator Susan Prutton has just begun to keep track of the 794 students at the upper school. With her eyes fixed on the monitor screen, she picks up the phone, starting with “Hey, can you take attendance for me?” and ending with a smile, “Th...

Gen Z Rises: Mass shootings push students to stand up and speak out

Gen Z Rises: Mass shootings push students to stand up and speak out

by Alysa Suleiman and Varsha Rammohan

August 28, 2019

Fifteen-year-old Adrian Palomares flees from yet another result of America’s growing gun problem: the Gilroy Garlic Festival mass shooting, which left three dead and 13 injured on July 28. Six days later, a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, was the next victim of gun violence. Less than 24 hours ...

The Jazz Factor shares their love of music

The Jazz Factor shares their love of music

by Nicole Tian and Eric Fang

August 28, 2019

Trills of assorted jazz music float through the pavement in front of the Glass House as six musicians tap their feet along to the rhythm. Before their performance at the San Jose Jazz Festival, the Jazz Factor, a band made up of several students from the Bay Area, started a little over two years ago as ...

Flame of liberty: How Hong Kong’s riots burned through the city’s economy

Flame of liberty: How Hong Kong’s riots burned through the city’s economy

by Nina Gee and Emily Tan

August 28, 2019

It started off peaceful: hundreds of thousands of people marching the streets of Hong Kong, fighting for their right to a due democratic process and for the identity of a nation.  And then, suddenly, it took a turn for the worst. Spirits clashed, fires flew, the streets filled with tear gas and rubb...

Finding the rainbow: Pride in London hosts first Pride 10K, empowering LGBTQ+ community

Finding the rainbow: Pride in London hosts first Pride 10K, empowering LGBTQ+ community

by Nina Gee, Co-Design Editor

June 23, 2019

London-based volunteer organization Pride in London held the very first Pride Run 10K on June 9. The half-marathon, which was set up with help from The Race Organizer, another London-based organization that sets up non profit runs for charities all over London, was fundraising for the annual London pride par...

Humans of London: Life along the riverfront

Humans of London: Life along the riverfront

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Co-Sports Editor

June 18, 2019

Strolling along the River Thames, between the London Bridge and Tower Bridge, one can see people of all backgrounds enjoying their time in this area. Ranging from workers to tourists, these are four of the hundreds of humans who pass by the riverfront every day and a glimpse into their lives. ...

The liberal conservative: In conversation with London assemblyman Andrew Boff

The liberal conservative: In conversation with London assemblyman Andrew Boff

by Anthony Xu and Eric Fang

June 18, 2019

Upon meeting London Assembly Member Andrew Boff, he welcomed us into his office and invited us to pour ourselves water from a pitcher on a low glass table. We sat around this table on black leather couches as Boff spoke about his role as an Assembly Member since being elected in 2008. His office would not strike anyone as out of the ordinary...

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