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Tomatina brings modern twist on traditional Italian Cuisine

Tomatina brings modern twist on traditional Italian Cuisine

by Heidi Zhang, TALON Editor-in-Chief

January 26, 2019


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

Located at 5245 Prospect Road in the Westgate West Plaza, Tomatina provides a modern and innovative take on classic Italian dishes. Customers eating at Tomatina have the convenience of stopping by at many other businesses, including cafes, grocery stores, department stores and home decor shops. The restaurant,...

A 125th year in review

A 125th year in review

by Zachary Hoffman, TALON Reporter

January 20, 2019


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive, Showcase

A lot happened in 2018 at the Harker Upper School. Harker welcomed its 125 anniversary in 2018. With that came the opening of the Rothschild Performing Arts Center. The Student Directed Showcase, with its senior directors Haley Keller (‘18), Sameep Mangat (‘18), Anika Banga (‘18) and Jessica Skinner (‘18), and the annual Dance Production, with its theme “Viva La...

Behind the Scenes: Student Directed Showcase in pictures

Behind the Scenes: Student Directed Showcase in pictures

by Nicole Tian, Reporter

January 13, 2019


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Student performers presented the annual Student Directed Showcase, a performing arts event directed by seniors, this Friday and Saturday evening from 7 to 9 pm. Performed in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center’s Patil Theater (RPAC), the showcase includes four 30-minute skits. Emmy Huchley will ...

Curry Pizza House blends traditional Italian dishes with Indian curries

Curry Pizza House blends traditional Italian dishes with Indian curries

by Shreya Srinivasan, TALON Organizations and Co-Sports Editor

January 11, 2019


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Crowds of people navigate their ways through the local farmers’ market while amateur musicians play their guitars, and children run on the grass and throw coins into the fountain. After cycling through all this action, families end the day at the many local business and restaurants in Evergreen Vi...

Too Yule for school: The treble with Christmas music

Too Yule for school: The treble with Christmas music

by Nilisha Baid, TALON Asst. Business and Social Media Editor

December 12, 2018


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During the holidays, verses of Christmas music can be heard ringing through households across the country. Everyone knows the tune to “Jingle Bells” or “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” While Halloween has a couple of famous songs as well, for Thanksgiving or Easter, there aren’t any songs...

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, Showcase

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


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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...

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