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Memoir Monday: Water bottle

Memoir Monday: Water bottle

by Srinath Somasundaram, Reporter

April 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

Srinath Somasundaram The bottle’s sleek stainless steel outside cries to be felt completely smooth from bottom to top. As my eyes slide up the bottle, carefully placed branding sits on a thin band of plastic which wraps around the head of the water bottle and reads “contigo.” Its simple design initia...

Harker journalism attends JEA/NSPA conference in San Francisco

Harker journalism attends JEA/NSPA conference in San Francisco

by Kathy Fang, Irina Malyugina, and Nicole Chen

April 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Fourteen student journalists from Harker attended the event to practice with their peers and learn important journalistic skills from experienced educators. Harker Aquila received its award for becoming a Pacemaker Finalist during the convention, and the Winged Post took fifth place in Best of Show. ...

Yayoi: Unique twist on traditional Japanese cuisine

Yayoi: Unique twist on traditional Japanese cuisine

by Emily Chen, Reporter

April 13, 2018


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Looking for something new to try? Craving for some Japanese cuisine? Yayoi’s your restaurant. With one step into the restaurant, the aroma of fried pork cutlet and wagyu beef simmered in sauce and egg permeate the room. Topped off with a combination of steamed rice, miso soup and pickled vegetables...

Taking it to the streets: Thousands march in youth-organized rallies for gun control legislation

Taking it to the streets: Thousands march in youth-organized rallies for gun control legislation

by Nicole Chen, Prameela Kottapalli, Kathy Fang, Anmol Velagapudi, and Katherine Zhang

March 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Winged Post

“Protect lives, not guns.” “Schools are for learning. Not for lockdowns.” Scrawled in black and red paint, these two phrases emblazoned the posters of best friends Gemma Favaloro and Isabella Casteion from Kent Middle school in Marin County. As seventh graders, they were among the youngest...

Math teacher moves to the music through tango career

Math teacher moves to the music through tango career

by Rose Guan and Kathy Fang

March 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Winged Post

A singer fills the air with a plaintive melody. Dozens of tango dancers locked in tight embraces sway in time with the rich music, covering the room with intricate series of steps. Among them is upper school mathematics teacher Gabriele Stahl. Argentine tango, the style that Stahl dances,...

Pulse of the People: ICE raids sweep immigrant communities

Pulse of the People: ICE raids sweep immigrant communities

by Eric Fang and Arushi Saxena

March 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Winged Post

Immigration is one amongst many policies, like marijuana legalization, climate change, and offshore drilling, upon which California politicians and the Trump administration disagree. Shane Patrick Connolly, the vice chair of the Santa Clara County Republican party, disapproved of Shaaf’s actions...

The History of Manzanita: Commemorating 125 years of Harker

The History of Manzanita: Commemorating 125 years of Harker

by Nerine Uyanik, Humans of Harker Asst. Videographer and Feature Photographer

March 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Winged Post

This piece was originally published in the pages of The Winged Post on March 30, 2018. ...

Experts on play promote relaxation and creativity

Experts on play promote relaxation and creativity

by Irina Malyugina and Anjay Saklecha

March 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Winged Post

In a nation –– and a school –– where hard work is emphasized, some turn to play for a break and relaxation. Molly Sonsteng creates projects as the head producer of Madcap Factory, a Brooklyn-based production house dedicated to bringing play to adults. She’s also worked with ...

Students organize walkout, debate and town hall on gun control

March 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Winged Post

Prior to the March for Our Lives protests, the Harker community held a walkout and vigil on March 14 to commemorate and honor the lives lost in the massacre, an event hosted by various student organizations and clubs on campus. Students also had the opportunity to sign a banner for MSD, write let...

So you want to be a chef?

So you want to be a chef?

by Nina Gee and Anna Vazhaeparambil

March 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Winged Post

“Never apologize, never explain; if that’s the way it turned out, that’s the way I meant it to be.” This philosophy inspired by his culinary hero, Julia Child, is one that Chef Steve Martinez lives by each day. Steve Martinez, 65, owns a Bay Area personal chef service named “Comfort Food,” wh...

ASB President-elect speaks about plans for 2018-19 school year

ASB President-elect speaks about plans for 2018-19 school year

by Arushi Saxena, Reporter

March 28, 2018


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Juniors, sophomores and freshmen voted to elect a new ASB council last week for the upcoming school year. The student body choose Neil Ramaswamy (11) as their new president, who plans to inaugurate new plans to increase communication, engagement and transparency both within the council itself and with the ...

Not one more: Thousands participate in March for Our Lives protests in Bay Area

Not one more: Thousands participate in March for Our Lives protests in Bay Area

by Nicole Chen and Prameela Kottapalli

March 26, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Over 800 March for Our Lives protests took place on Saturday, pressing for tighter gun control and safer school environments. In the Bay Area, San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland marches, among others, attracted students and teachers to join the fight.   ...

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