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Pulse of the People: Hollywood steps into inclusivity

Pulse of the People: Hollywood steps into inclusivity

by Varsha Rammohan, Arushi Saxena, and Saloni Shah

February 22, 2019

The image of Canadian actress Sandra Oh filled the television screen as she took to the 2019 Golden Globes stage to accept her award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama. Clad in a floor-length milky dress framed by aureate sleeves, she shattered two records that night. As O...

Student choreographer conveys strength and empowerment through her dance

Student choreographer conveys strength and empowerment through her dance

by Emily Chen, TALON Co-Academics Editor

February 22, 2019

Billie Eilish’s “You Should See Me in a Crown” reverberated throughout the Rothschild Performing Arts Center, as hints of gold detailing on the dancers’ regal, black dresses shimmered underneath the stage lights. The lights brightened, revealing a line of dancers posed in a kneeling position....

Tomatina brings modern twist on traditional Italian Cuisine

Tomatina brings modern twist on traditional Italian Cuisine

by Heidi Zhang, TALON Editor-in-Chief

January 26, 2019

Located at 5245 Prospect Road in the Westgate West Plaza, Tomatina provides a modern and innovative take on classic Italian dishes. Customers eating at Tomatina have the convenience of stopping by at many other businesses, including cafes, grocery stores, department stores and home decor shops. The restaurant,...

A 125th year in review

A 125th year in review

by Zachary Hoffman, TALON Reporter

January 20, 2019

A lot happened in 2018 at the Harker Upper School. Harker welcomed its 125 anniversary in 2018. With that came the opening of the Rothschild Performing Arts Center. The Student Directed Showcase, with its senior directors Haley Keller (‘18), Sameep Mangat (‘18), Anika Banga (‘18) and Jessica Skinner (‘18), and the annual Dance Production, with its theme “Viva La...

Behind the Scenes: Student Directed Showcase in pictures

Behind the Scenes: Student Directed Showcase in pictures

by Nicole Tian, Reporter

January 13, 2019

Student performers presented the annual Student Directed Showcase, a performing arts event directed by seniors, this Friday and Saturday evening from 7 to 9 pm. Performed in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center’s Patil Theater (RPAC), the showcase includes four 30-minute skits. Emmy Huchley will ...

Curry Pizza House blends traditional Italian dishes with Indian curries

Curry Pizza House blends traditional Italian dishes with Indian curries

by Shreya Srinivasan, TALON Organizations and Co-Sports Editor

January 11, 2019

Crowds of people navigate their ways through the local farmers’ market while amateur musicians play their guitars, and children run on the grass and throw coins into the fountain. After cycling through all this action, families end the day at the many local business and restaurants in Evergreen Vi...

Too Yule for school: The treble with Christmas music

Too Yule for school: The treble with Christmas music

by Nilisha Baid, TALON Asst. Business and Social Media Editor

December 12, 2018

During the holidays, verses of Christmas music can be heard ringing through households across the country. Everyone knows the tune to “Jingle Bells” or “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” While Halloween has a couple of famous songs as well, for Thanksgiving or Easter, there aren’t any songs...

Harker community commemorates legacy of former president George H.W. Bush

Harker community commemorates legacy of former president George H.W. Bush

by Varsha Rammohan, Copy Editor

December 9, 2018

Representative for Texas’ 7th District, ambassador to the United Nations, chairman of the Republican National Committee, director of the Central Intelligence Agency — George H.W. Bush wore several hats during his life but was most well-known for his role as the 41st president of the United States. Bush...

Warming up your winter with four hot new movies

Warming up your winter with four hot new movies

by Erica Cai, Reporter

December 8, 2018

As winter break is approaching, people are scrambling to make holiday plans and book last-minute flights. However, for those not interested in straying too far from the comforts of home, these four movies debuting this December will be the perfect touch to a laid-back and entertaining vacation. Ma...

Shots Fired: America tackles its growing gun problem

Shots Fired: America tackles its growing gun problem

by Eric Fang and Varsha Rammohan

December 8, 2018

Moorpark College student Noel Sparks was spending her evening at Borderline Bar & Grill’s college country and line dancing night when a man dressed in dark clothes opened fire on the crowd with a pistol equipped with an extended magazine, according to witness accounts. Sparks, along with 11...

Coming home: For art teacher, there’s no place like home

Coming home: For art teacher, there’s no place like home

by Gloria Zhang and Arely Sun

December 7, 2018

Upper school art teacher Jaap Bongers and his wife, Orebotse “Ou” Bongers, fumbles with a gray stuffed bunny, as they tried—unsuccessfully—to make their baby Melissa smile. They came a long way, finally reunited as family, after a lengthy process with immigration. Various waves of immigration...

Behind the scenes: Keeping up with student photographers

Behind the scenes: Keeping up with student photographers

by Irina Malyugina, Photo Editor

December 3, 2018

This year, the news side of the journalism program altered the way newcomers are taught photography skills, adding more hands-on exercises and a couple of days dedicated exclusively to Humans of Harker portrait practice. Peer behind the scenes in how student journalists train. ...

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