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Harker community celebrates life of Diana Nichols

Harker community celebrates life of Diana Nichols

by Nicole Chen, Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Online Exclusive

Harker students, faculty, alumni and family of Diana Nichols, former chair of the board of trustees and school leader, came together today to celebrate Nichols's life in a memorial held in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center. Nichols died on Sept. 2 in her home in Carmel due to pancreatic cancer. ...

Homecoming 2018: Spirit rally in pictures

Homecoming 2018: Spirit rally in pictures

by Irina Malyugina, Kathy Fang, and Nicole Chen

October 6, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Upper school students and faculty celebrated homecoming with the annual spirit rally last Friday, during which student and faculty members of each class participated in a variety of spirit events, ranging from skits to relay races, to earn spirit points for their respective classes. The rally opened...

New psychology teacher brings learning experiences with children to the classroom

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

A bookshelf sits in the corner of the room, framed by the blank white walls around it. The board is neatly erased, and typing softly at her desk, Dr. Julie Turchin relaxes with a cool demeanor, preparing her lesson plans for the next week. Dr. Turchin, who started at Harker on Oct. 1, has begun to ease...

Alternate Sports: The unconventional aspect of non-traditional sports doesn’t make them any less valuable

Alternate Sports: The unconventional aspect of non-traditional sports doesn’t make them any less valuable

by Saloni Shah, Columnist and Assistant Humans of Harker Editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive, Sports

Sweat dripping in a constant stream down their exhausted faces and feet pounding across the lush, green field in an attempt to catch the flying disc, a group of teenage boys and girls laugh while playing Ultimate, also known as Ultimate frisbee, at the Heritage Oaks Park in Los Altos. The teens bask...

Your how-to guide to high school

Your how-to guide to high school

by Gloria Zhang and Sara Yen

September 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Freshmen: Whether you’re a lifer or new to Harker, you are still experiencing a fresh start at a new campus and transitioning into high school. Although the cafeteria lines seem endless and the classes long, you’ll adjust to the upper school within the first few weeks and know the way around campu...

Crazy Rich RepresentAsian: Crazy Rich Asians sets a new benchmark for Asian portrayal in popular media

Crazy Rich RepresentAsian: Crazy Rich Asians sets a new benchmark for Asian portrayal in popular media

by Gloria Zhang and Nina Gee

September 3, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Lifestyle, Winged Post

Before the classic high school plot of “The D.U.F.F” was “Mean Girls”, and before “Mean Girls” was “Clueless”. Before the romantic musical of “La La Land” was “Singin’ In the Rain”. Before the fake-relationship narrative of “The Proposal” was “How to Lose a Guy in 10 ...

Seven tips for falling asleep tonight

Seven tips for falling asleep tonight

by Jin Tuan, Lifestyle Editor

September 3, 2018


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Winged Post

The new school year has started already, bringing with it promises of deadlines and possibilities of sleep deprivation. As we revert from our summer schedules, it’s important to remember to still take time to relax and sleep. Apart from the usual breathing and meditation tips, here are five more to try...

So you want to be a fashion designer?

So you want to be a fashion designer?

by Helen Yang, Columnist

September 3, 2018


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

Mimi Tran’s journey to becoming a fashion designer began when she was barely old enough to form sentences. Now, she owns a store in Santana Row and works with the stylists of celebrities like Lady Gaga, Camila Cabello, Little Mix, Carrie Underwood and more. Even at a young age, Mimi displayed unique t...

Meet your teacher: Biology teacher experiences joy of beekeeping

Meet your teacher: Biology teacher experiences joy of beekeeping

by Jessie Wang, Reporter

September 2, 2018


Filed under Editor's Pick, Features, Showcase, Winged Post

A low buzzing fills the air as Dr. Thomas Artiss approaches his beehive. Clad in traditional beekeeper wear — wide brimmed hat, mesh faceguard, white full-body suit and all — Dr. Artiss is the image of an accomplished apiarist. “I dabbled in entomology for my doctoral thesis, and I've been interested...

Veganism in the lunchroom and beyond

Veganism in the lunchroom and beyond

by Irina Malyugina, Photo Editor

September 2, 2018


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Winged Post

According to the Collins English Dictionary, a vegan “never eats meat or any animal products such as milk, butter, or cheese.” Though both vegetarians and vegans avoid meat, there is a difference: vegetarians avoid meat and fish but consume other non-meat animal products such as eggs and milk. Vegans...

Harker in bloom

Harker in bloom

by Irina Malyugina, Photo Editor

September 2, 2018


Filed under Editor's Pick, Features, Winged Post

This piece was originally published in the pages of The Winged Post on Aug. 31, 2018. ...

Pulse of the People: Bay Area Pride parades highlight love, support

Pulse of the People: Bay Area Pride parades highlight love, support

by Sara Yen, Assistant Features Editor

September 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Winged Post

Crimson crosses over to tangerine, meeting sunny yellow then lime then azure before finally merging with violet. These colors form a common variation of artist Gilbert Baker’s rainbow flag, created in 1978 to represent gay pride and the LGBTQ+ community. The Stonewall Riots started after the police...

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