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Homecoming highlights: This week’s best moments

Homecoming highlights: This week’s best moments

by Nicole Chen, Aquila Features Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Students from all four grades painted class eagles on Spirit Night last week in preparation for Homecoming week. Sophomores received first place, the juniors and seniors tied for second and the freshman got third place.   Lead by Chemistry teacher Andrew Irvine and jazz band, the parade ...

Icicles: A new take on ice cream

Icicles: A new take on ice cream

by Neal Sidhu, Winged Post Asst. STEM Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

Walking into Icicles, ice-cream lovers are instantly greeted with the sight of skilled workers making ice cream with ease. Impressed, customers quickly take photos and videos. With five locations in Willow Glen, Newark, Cupertino, Pleasanton and San Mateo, Icicles sells a wide variety of high quality...

Memoir Monday: The happiest place on earth

Memoir Monday: The happiest place on earth

by Nina Gee, Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

The navy blue color of the sign accentuates the glowing silver plates that read “California Institute of the Arts” in all caps. Seven girls stand in front of the sign, arms linked around each other, bending slightly forward as to try to fit the entirety of the sign into the picture. The seven girls...

How to prepare for disasters in California

How to prepare for disasters in California

by Mahika Halepete and Gloria Zhang

September 16, 2017


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

A tree was struck by lightning Monday evening. While the fire caused wasn’t large, teachers communicated to each other to call the fire department, while others sent students inside. In light of recent events, here are some tips for preparing for natural emergencies: For lightning storms (Tips from the NOAA) Wh...

Get Skool’d with Jenna and Meena: Episode 2

Get Skool’d with Jenna and Meena: Episode 2

by Meena Gudapati and Jenna Sadhu

September 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Get ready for natural disasters, science insults and animal noises in Jenna and Meena's fall series kickoff of their podcast Get Skool'd. Click below to hear the podcast! ...

Behind the Scenes: Seniors partake in annual senior portraits

Behind the Scenes: Seniors partake in annual senior portraits

by Kathy Fang and Ashley Jiang

September 13, 2017


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

The annual tradition of senior portraits continued this weekend in the auxiliary gym with Prestige Portraits, a company specializing in high school senior portraits. Every year, these portraits are displayed in the TALON yearbook along with senior quotes to honor the seniors. Seniors were given ...

Summer TV and movie recap

Summer TV and movie recap

by Sahana Srinivasan, Winged Post and Wingspan Editor-in-Chief

September 6, 2017


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Winged Post

The Bold Type 4/5 Rotten Tomatoes: 100% This show came recommended by significant internet hype about its abundance of feminism and focus on female friendships. Inspired by Cosmopolitan magazine and its former editor-in-chief, the show focuses on three twenty-something women working in the m...

First day of school traditions

First day of school traditions

by Jenna Sadhu, Aquila Broadcast Editor

September 6, 2017


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Winged Post

Abha Patkar (12) “I always take a picture with my brother for the first day of school, and my mom puts the picture in a timeline in one photo book.” Victor Shin (12) “I try to start a new fashion trend but it never works out.” Meona Khetrapal (9) “In the morning I go to Starbucks with my frien...

So you want to be a photojournalist?

So you want to be a photojournalist?

by Prameela Kottapalli, Winged Post Features Editor

September 6, 2017


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Winged Post

Amanda Marmor’s photography career began in an unconventional way. Like many artists of the profession, she had always enjoyed it as a hobby, but it wasn’t until she was locked in a building with dozens of college students that she truly discovered her passion for telling people’s stories thro...

Alt-right protests follow removal of Confederate statues

Alt-right protests follow removal of Confederate statues

by Rose Guan, Wingspan designer and writer

September 6, 2017


Filed under Features, Winged Post

Nationwide controversy emerged surrounding the extent and limitations of the First Amendment after a white supremacist “Unite the Right” protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 11 and Aug. 12.Kaitlin Hsu While white supremacists held rallies in Charlottesville in May and July, the August demonstrations — both in Charlottesville and later throughout the nation ...

Shuttleworth completes summer charity ride across US, raising $5595 for MS

Shuttleworth completes summer charity ride across US, raising $5595 for MS

by Kathy Fang and Nina Gee

September 6, 2017


Filed under Features, Winged Post

After two months of biking through lush farmlands dotted with livestock and llamas, arid canyons dotted with wildlife and forested mountain ranges, upper school English teacher Charles Shuttleworth has finally returned from his transamerica bike trip, raising a total of $5,595 for multiple sclerosis (MS)...

From Package to Platter: Behind the scenes of kitchen staff

From Package to Platter: Behind the scenes of kitchen staff

by Nerine Uyanik and Ashley Jiang

September 6, 2017


Filed under Features, Winged Post

A chef adds salt to the tub of steak-cut fries and begins shoveling the thickly-cut slices into small paper containers. Sixteen of the 18 busy members of the upper school kitchen staff hustle around the kitchen, delicately but efficiently placing plates of steaming salmon in neat rows on the shiny count...

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