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Sense or Style?

Sense or Style?

by Emily Chen, TALON Co-Academics Editor

December 1, 2018

On the hunt for sustainable and eco-friendly clothing? Well, look no further. Sustainable clothing includes all fabrics created from eco-friendly resources, such as recycled and reused materials or organically grown cotton. Not only does this improved process of producing clothes provide better labor...

Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee dies at 95

Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee dies at 95

by Nina Gee, Staff Illustrator

November 19, 2018

Superheroes. The people who inspire us to do the unimaginable, who give us hope in the world. People we don't usually, if ever, come across in real life. It's not often that we see these kinds of people, but when we do, we cherish them. On Monday, Stan Lee, the creator of such iconic character...

Staying Healthy with Saloni: Flu Shot Season

Staying Healthy with Saloni: Flu Shot Season

by Saloni Shah, Asst. Humans of Harker Editor and Features Columnist

November 17, 2018

“Hey Alexa, open Flu Doctor, ” I said. Did you know that the app Flu Doctor has tons of information available on flu to promote flu vaccines using smart speakers and home-based AI? I definitely didn’t. It’s flu season again, and I’m trying to beat the long lines at my doctor’s office. Every...

My Pocket-Sized Adventure to Mars

My Pocket-Sized Adventure to Mars

by Delaney Logue, TALON Photo Editor

November 8, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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