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My Pocket-Sized Adventure to Mars

My Pocket-Sized Adventure to Mars

by Delaney Logue, TALON Photo Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

Its corners creased and spine bent, my pocket-sized Red Planet by Robert A. Heinlein is more than just a book. The cover depicts a tall alien figure carrying Jim Marlowe and his companions through the unique greenery of Mars. The once-smooth surface of the small book feels cool in my hand, my thumb brush...

Inside a Crazy Rich Asians singer’s quest to mix the best of both worlds

Inside a Crazy Rich Asians singer’s quest to mix the best of both worlds

by Jin Tuan, Lifestyle Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Editor's Pick, Features, Online Exclusive

Neat rows of mahjong tiles shuffle around on the movie screen. Quick cuts between shots of Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) and Eleanor Sung-Young (Michelle Yeoh) reveal their poker faces, strained with tight lips and calculating stares. A pivotal scene in the box office darling Crazy Rich Asians strings on...

Onigilly brings modern fast food and Japanese tradition together in Palo Alto

Onigilly brings modern fast food and Japanese tradition together in Palo Alto

by Arya Maheshwari, STEM Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

When it comes to the most popular bustling streets infused with eateries and stores in the Bay Area, Palo Alto downtown’s University Ave is undoubtedly perched at the top of the list. There’s always a uniquely continuous flow of people in University Ave, from the morning shuffle of office goers to...

In memory of Diana Nichols

In memory of Diana Nichols

by Prameela Kottapalli, Nicole Chen, Kathy Fang, Eric Fang, and Gloria Zhang

October 22, 2018


Filed under Features, Winged Post

Diana Nichols, former chair of the board of trustees and school leader, died on Sept. 2 in her home in Carmel due to pancreatic cancer. Family members, faculty, staff and students attended a memorial service on Oct. 6 to commemorate Nichols. Winged Post spoke to upper school staff and faculty members...

Harker celebrates 125th anniversary

Harker celebrates 125th anniversary

by Sara Yen, Gloria Zhang, and Anna Vazhaeparambil

October 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Winged Post

Harker students, faculty, alumni and parents attended the various events and festivities that were organized during Harker’s 125th Weekend on Oct. 6 to 7 and the week before. All four grade levels in the high school participated in the homecoming rally on Oct. 5 to compete for spirit points on Davis...

So you want to be a performance artist?

So you want to be a performance artist?

by Helen Yang and Erica Cai

October 17, 2018


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, So you want to be a..., Winged Post

The horseshoe-shaped wooden desk, neatly placed candlestick phone and crisp suits in the office create a sharp contrast with the disorderly group of office employees, who lounge across the tables, chug beers and rapidly discuss legal documents—even through a screen, the short video clip of Elevato...

Can’t find the perfect Halloween costume in time? Make your own using these creative ideas!

Can’t find the perfect Halloween costume in time? Make your own using these creative ideas!

by Jay Thilking and Anjay Saklecha

October 17, 2018


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Winged Post

Sometimes Halloween seems to creep up on us. Before you know it, it will be just a few days away, and you still have not bought a Halloween costume to wear! Sure, you could try taking a trip to the store or hoping that your shipment arrives in time, but why not try making your own simple and fun cos...

Staying Healthy with Saloni: The ups and downs of stress

Staying Healthy with Saloni: The ups and downs of stress

by Saloni Shah, Assistant Humans of Harker editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Winged Post

Dear Eagles, I look around my family room, and everyone seems stressed. My dad recently received a promotion at work, yet he seems more stressed. My mom is stressed because her dad - my grandfather in Mumbai, India is not well, and his health has taken a bad turn. And I am a high school sophomore ...

Movement for better men takes hold

Movement for better men takes hold

by Irina Malyugina, Arya Maheshwari, and Nicole Tian

October 17, 2018


Filed under Features, Winged Post

Haris Hosseini (12) was fourteen years old when his grandmother passed away. He wept at her funeral, lost in his grief. His mourning was interrupted when another attendee approached him and said, "Do you really want to think [your grandmother] wants to see her grown grandson cry?" The comment left...

Meet Your Teacher: Computer science teacher embraces the culture of Indian dance

Meet Your Teacher: Computer science teacher embraces the culture of Indian dance

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Catherine Feng

October 17, 2018


Filed under Features, Winged Post

Cheers erupt from the crowd at the NrityaGuru Annual Show as the curtains slowly open, revealing 11 dancers clad in brightly colored salwar kameezes, which are traditional Indian garments that consist of a loose pair of trousers and a long tunic, and adorned with glittering jewelry and swinging flower...

With rainbows and red, GSA celebrates National Coming Out Day

With rainbows and red, GSA celebrates National Coming Out Day

by Nina Gee and Emily Tan

October 15, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

The applause is deafening. It lasts two, three, five, ten seconds longer than any announcement made that day. Within the sea of red lining the bleachers, students with rainbows streaked across their faces lead the applause, and Raphael Sanche (12), after delivering a heartfelt speech on his gender identity...

Harker’s 125th: The picnic in photos

Harker’s 125th: The picnic in photos

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Michael Eng

October 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive, Photos

The 68th annual Family and Alumni Picnic, which was held at the middle school on Oct. 7, featured performances by students from all campuses as well as games and arcade booths for entertainment. While some were a part of the dance and singing groups that performed, other high-schoolers volunteered at...

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