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Hidden gems in the Bay Area to explore on your next quarantine adventure

Hidden gems in the Bay Area to explore on your next quarantine adventure

by Anika Mani and Lavanya Subramanian February 26, 2021

On March 13, 2020, Harker made the announcement that they would be transitioning to a virtual learning environment. Although there was some apprehension about the impending pandemic, the thrilling idea...

Ysabel Chen (11) works on her digital application Lucky Paw, which she designed to centralize the pet adoption process. She is currently enrolled in Harker's Incubator 1 class where students ideate and execute their own businesses.

From an idea to reality: Student entrepreneurs continue to help their community during the pandemic

by Arely Sun, Winged Post Lifestyle Editor February 23, 2021

In the hustle and bustle of a Spanish National Honor Society meeting, an idea was born. Seniors Shreya Srinivasan and Julia Biswas decided to create Luna Y Sol, a bracelet-making nonprofit that raises...

Dr. Bettina Love of University of Georgia kicked off Black History Month at the upper school with her talk on issues including structural racism, the evolution of Black culture and the history of African American oppression and its lasting impacts.

Pulse of the People: “Call out injustice, call out racism”

by Lucy Ge, Nicole Tian, Emily Tan, and Sarah Mohammed February 19, 2021

“Shut it Down, Ferguson is Everywhere,” read a framed portrait in the background of University of Georgia Professor Dr. Bettina Love’s Zoom screen in reference to the 2014-2015 protests after the...

Upper school economics teacher showcases the myriad of board games he enjoys playing, whether it be with friends, family or his advisory.

Meet your teacher: Economics teacher finds joy in board games

by Arely Sun, Winged Post Lifestyle Editor February 18, 2021

Behind his desk, upper school economics teacher Dean Lizardo keeps a stash of board games, stuffing the cubby of his tall bookshelf full of multicolored boxes.  “It would probably be pretty clear...

In this piece, upper school students, faculty and family members share how the pandemic has directly impacted them.

Pandemic journal: Adaptation, gratitude and growth

by Emily Tan and Anna Vazhaeparambil February 18, 2021

The "pandemic journal" repeater documents our stories of living in the world of COVID-19. Our perception of what's considered normal has been upended in the last year, with every person having a different...

In this tutorial, I will be providing a step-by-step tutorial complete with examples of sketches on Big Bird, Elmo and the Cookie Monster from Sesame Street, in order of least difficult to most difficult.

How to draw Sesame Street characters

by Aastha Mangla, Reporter February 7, 2021

When I was younger, I’d seize any opportunity to stay inside and watch TV, regardless of whether my friends wanted to hang out with me or if I had school that day. Now that shelter-in-place is mandatory,...

Winter blues got you down? Here is a beginner-friendly, adjustable vegetable soup to bring you some comfort at home.

How to make winter vegetable soup

by Arely Sun, Winged Post Lifestyle Editor and Social Media Editor February 3, 2021

Winter blues got you down? Here is a beginner-friendly, adjustable vegetable soup to bring you some comfort at home. Many of the ingredients can be replaced with items you have laying around the house,...

Upper school history teacher Roxana Pianko speaks with Harker Aquila on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

In conversation with Roxana Pianko

by Alysa Suleiman, A&E Editor January 27, 2021

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Harker Aquila spoke with upper school History of the Holocaust and Genocide teacher Roxana Pianko, whose family originates from Romania. Pianko touched on topics...

Samvita Gautham 10), a member of the community events branch in HSLT, speaks with fellow member Alysa Suleiman (11) on some holiday baked goods she made over winter break in her new series Harker Good News (HGN).

“We can still be together”

by Sarah Mohammed, Asst. Features Editor January 24, 2021

Shots of farm goats and pigs accompanied with pop-up banners of fun facts fill the main page of the Harker Spirit Club YouTube channel. This new and recurring series, “Kerry’s Farm Time,” is produced...

Goodbye, 2020. Hello, 2021.

Goodbye, 2020. Hello, 2021.

by Michelle Liu, Winged Post Design Editor January 5, 2021

As we say goodbye to 2020, the Harker community reflects on the most exciting, catastrophic and positive events that have affected their lives this year. What has 2020 allowed us to learn about ourselves?...

Ellis Goldman (12), who celebrates Hanukkah lights a candle on the menorah. The candles of the menorah are lit from right to left, with the shamash burning brightly in the center each night.

Holidays at Harker

by Emily Tan and Michelle Liu December 24, 2020

As the days turn colder and nights grow longer, the festive holidays of Hanukkah, Christmas and Diwali bring light to the Harker community. Despite limitations this year caused by the newest stay-at-home...

As Wajahat Ali continued on his path of storytelling as a Pakistani-American and Muslim, the lack of representation he has found along the way with has sometimes been difficult to overcome. But because of his love for and his interest in expressing and documenting stories and moments that unveil the richness of the stories of America, he found it fulfilling to keep doing what he does.

Wajahat Ali tells the real stories of America

by Sarah Mohammed, Asst. Features Editor December 11, 2020

Wajahat Ali remembers working on his first short story in Harker’s fifth-grade English and art classroom. His teacher, Ms. Peterson, had instructed him to write a page-long narrative—and Ali’s piece...

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