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Against the Current: The refugee story

Against the Current: The refugee story

by Mahika Halepete, Special Story Writer

September 1, 2018


Filed under Editor's Pick, Features, Winged Post

On September 2, 2015, Maria Tran saw a photograph depicting three-year-old Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi washed up on a shore near Bodrum, Turkey. The photo had circulated in the news, altering the perspective and conversation on refugees. Millions around the world had seen and been affected by the image,...

Staying Healthy with Saloni: A new column on health and wellness

Staying Healthy with Saloni: A new column on health and wellness

by Saloni Shah, Columnist and Assistant Humans of Harker Editor

September 1, 2018


Filed under Columnists, Features, Lifestyle, Winged Post

Dear Eagles, Welcome back from your exotic vacations, summer classes, travel tournaments, research labs, jobs, volunteer projects or whatever else Harker students do during summer! It’s time to kick off another school year, whether we’re ready for it or not. We are launching a new column on heal...

Avatar’s matches dishes to customers’ needs

Avatar’s matches dishes to customers’ needs

by Prameela Kottapalli, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

August 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Winged Post

There's a restaurant in Sausalito, CA, on the bottom floor of a grey building. To the casual passer-by, the exterior appears to be a nondescript storefront, a blue overhang sporting the establishment name– Avatar’s– in unassuming block letters. But those who take a closer look bear witness to the...

Vegetarianism: My 15 year journey

Vegetarianism: My 15 year journey

by Saloni Shah, Asst. Humans of Harker and Columnist

August 27, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

My eyes filled with shock as I stared wide-eyed at the seemingly endless line stretching from the door of Veggie Grill. The dim lighting inside the restaurant added to the ambiance, and the place looked similar to many other restaurants, with one exception: in the menu, vegetables are the rockstars. Since...

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


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

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Memoir Monday: A red leather notebook

Memoir Monday: A red leather notebook

by Sara Yen, Reporter

May 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

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


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

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


Filed under Features, Winged Post

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


Filed under Features, Winged Post

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...

Meet your teacher: History teacher strives for inner balance

Meet your teacher: History teacher strives for inner balance

by Mahika Halepete and Helen Yang

May 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Winged Post

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 ritualist...

World Religions class recreates Native American ceremony

World Religions class recreates Native American ceremony

by Mahika Halepete, Winged Post Lifestyle Editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

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 ...

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