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Harker sophomore builds clothing designs in free time

Harker sophomore builds clothing designs in free time

by Mahika Halepete, Winged Post Asst. Features Editor

May 25, 2018


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Memoir Monday: A red leather notebook

Memoir Monday: A red leather notebook

by Sara Yen, Reporter

May 25, 2018


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Sara Yen I pull out the top layer of the drawer next to my bed, the sliding of the plastic making a loud and squeaky noise. I reach in and grab my red leather Moleskine notebook. Running my finger over its surface, I notice the notebook’s lightly textured leather, smooth with only fine wrinkles and creas...

The arpeggios of the snowflakes

The arpeggios of the snowflakes

by Tiffany Wong, News Editor

May 14, 2018


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Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” poses a formidable challenge to the first-year orchestral harpist. From the intricate passages of inversions to the agonizing six-movement wait before the ever-famous “Waltz of the Flowers” cadenza, there’s little time for calm—and even less room for error. A...

Come and meet those dancing feet on “42nd Street”!

Come and meet those dancing feet on “42nd Street”!

by Aditya Singhvi and Jessie Wang

May 14, 2018


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When “King of Broadway,” Julian Marsh (Akhil Arun (12)), falls onto hard times, he has no choice but to put on the largest musical Broadway has seen for the last 20 years, “Pretty Lady”. Rich magnate Abner Dillon, played by Rahul Bhethanabotla (12) agrees to provide all 100,000 dollars needed to ...

Pets of Harker

Pets of Harker

by Nina Gee, Reporter

May 14, 2018


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With all the stress and pressure that comes with being a high schooler, many students turn to their furry friends for comfort and support. As a listening ear, a loyal companion, and a way to connect with nature and the environment, pets are some of our closest friends. Even many pet-loving teachers i...

History teacher strives for inner balance

History teacher strives for inner balance

by Mahika Halepete and Helen Yang

May 14, 2018


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Silence seeps into the air as a group of people sit together, meditating—then, chants begin to echo as they recite the names of gods in Hebrew through a harmony of songs. When the clock strikes exactly eight o’clock, a woman climbs up a tree and lights a special candle while performing a ritualistic ...

World Religions class recreates Native American ceremony

World Religions class recreates Native American ceremony

by Mahika Halepete, Winged Post Lifestyle Editor

May 14, 2018


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Six students gather outside Shah Hall and listen to the beat of an Indian drum, each calling out invocations to the four nature directions. "Go, take yourself wherever your spirit leads," world history and philosophy teacher Dr. Ruth Meyer told her students. While this scene might not be familiar in ...

The evolution of cigarettes: Vaping trend popularizes among youth

The evolution of cigarettes: Vaping trend popularizes among youth

by Kathy Fang, Saloni Shah, Krishna Bheda, and Irina Malyugina

May 7, 2018


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In light of the recent surge in the popularity of JUUL devices, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) embarked on a nationwide crackdown on teenage e-cigarette use by tightening regulations, issuing warning letters to 40 retailers for selling e-cigarette products to youth and taking down several...

Harker Pay facilitates student purchases in upper school campus

Harker Pay facilitates student purchases in upper school campus

by Farah Hosseini

May 3, 2018


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A group of students established Harker Pay at the upper school community, enabling students to purchase items online using their phones. With a quick log-in process and confirmation, students are able to buy snacks and club items without having to use punch cards. Student council, ASB and club week...

Sen Dai Sushi: Sushi with a modern flair

Sen Dai Sushi: Sushi with a modern flair

by Derek Yen, Winged Post Opinion Editor

May 1, 2018


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Even on an unremarkable Thursday night, Sen Dai Sushi is packed tight like a makizushi. "Twenty-five minutes," says a server for a party of three. Derek Yen The crowd in the restaurant is a representative cross section of the Bay Area: professionals, college students and parents with their young c...

Just Dance: Annual dance showcase features six Harker dance troupes

Just Dance: Annual dance showcase features six Harker dance troupes

by Nicole Chen, Aquila Features Editor

April 29, 2018


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Upper, middle and lower school student dancers performed in this year’s final dance showcase, Just Dance, this evening at 6 p.m. in the Patil Theater. Upper school Varsity and Junior Varsity dance troupes along with boys’ group Kinetic Krew joined Dance Fusion, Showstoppers and High Voltage in a ...

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