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The evolution of cigarettes: Vaping trend popularizes among youth

The evolution of cigarettes: Vaping trend popularizes among youth

by Kathy Fang, Saloni Shah, Krishna Bheda, and Irina Malyugina

May 7, 2018


Filed under Features, Winged Post

In light of the recent surge in the popularity of JUUL devices, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) embarked on a nationwide crackdown on teenage e-cigarette use by tightening regulations, issuing warning letters to 40 retailers for selling e-cigarette products to youth and taking down several...

Harker Pay facilitates student purchases in upper school campus

Harker Pay facilitates student purchases in upper school campus

by Farah Hosseini

May 3, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

A group of students established Harker Pay at the upper school community, enabling students to purchase items online using their phones. With a quick log-in process and confirmation, students are able to buy snacks and club items without having to use punch cards. Student council, ASB and club week...

Sen Dai Sushi: Sushi with a modern flair

Sen Dai Sushi: Sushi with a modern flair

by Derek Yen, Winged Post Opinion Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

Even on an unremarkable Thursday night, Sen Dai Sushi is packed tight like a makizushi. "Twenty-five minutes," says a server for a party of three. Derek Yen The crowd in the restaurant is a representative cross section of the Bay Area: professionals, college students and parents with their young c...

Just Dance: Annual dance showcase features six Harker dance troupes

Just Dance: Annual dance showcase features six Harker dance troupes

by Nicole Chen, Aquila Features Editor

April 29, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

Upper, middle and lower school student dancers performed in this year’s final dance showcase, Just Dance, this evening at 6 p.m. in the Patil Theater. Upper school Varsity and Junior Varsity dance troupes along with boys’ group Kinetic Krew joined Dance Fusion, Showstoppers and High Voltage in a ...

Students experience Beat poetry reading

Students experience Beat poetry reading

by Vivian Jin, Reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

The students of English teacher Charles Shuttleworth’s senior elective, Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation, and English teacher Jennifer Siraganian’s creative writing class, Theory and Practice of Poetry and Fiction, recently explored Beat poetry firsthand when they went on a day trip to San Francisco...

Sunday at the Museum: Modern approach on Asian cuisine

Sunday at the Museum: Modern approach on Asian cuisine

by Derek Yen, Winged Post Opinion Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

Sunday at the Museum at the Asian Art Museum has a modest clientele: patrons come and go as they take breaks from the exhibits or embark again to a new gallery. Sunday’s decor is colored cream on beige, evocative of milk poured into black tea. White lamps of whiter light illuminate wood-paneled...

Memoir Monday: Water bottle

Memoir Monday: Water bottle

by Srinath Somasundaram, Reporter

April 23, 2018


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Srinath Somasundaram The bottle’s sleek stainless steel outside cries to be felt completely smooth from bottom to top. As my eyes slide up the bottle, carefully placed branding sits on a thin band of plastic which wraps around the head of the water bottle and reads “contigo.” Its simple design initia...

Harker journalism attends JEA/NSPA conference in San Francisco

Harker journalism attends JEA/NSPA conference in San Francisco

by Kathy Fang, Irina Malyugina, and Nicole Chen

April 18, 2018


Filed under Editor's Pick, Features, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Fourteen student journalists from Harker attended the event to practice with their peers and learn important journalistic skills from experienced educators. Harker Aquila received its award for becoming a Pacemaker Finalist during the convention, and the Winged Post took fifth place in Best of Show. ...

Yayoi: Unique twist on traditional Japanese cuisine

Yayoi: Unique twist on traditional Japanese cuisine

by Emily Chen, Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

Looking for something new to try? Craving for some Japanese cuisine? Yayoi’s your restaurant. With one step into the restaurant, the aroma of fried pork cutlet and wagyu beef simmered in sauce and egg permeate the room. Topped off with a combination of steamed rice, miso soup and pickled vegetables...

Taking it to the streets: Thousands march in youth-organized rallies for gun control legislation

Taking it to the streets: Thousands march in youth-organized rallies for gun control legislation

by Nicole Chen, Prameela Kottapalli, Kathy Fang, Anmol Velagapudi, and Katherine Zhang

March 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Winged Post

“Protect lives, not guns.” “Schools are for learning. Not for lockdowns.” Scrawled in black and red paint, these two phrases emblazoned the posters of best friends Gemma Favaloro and Isabella Casteion from Kent Middle school in Marin County. As seventh graders, they were among the youngest...

Meet your teacher: Math teacher moves to the music through tango career

Meet your teacher: Math teacher moves to the music through tango career

by Rose Guan and Kathy Fang

March 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Winged Post

A singer fills the air with a plaintive melody. Dozens of tango dancers locked in tight embraces sway in time with the rich music, covering the room with intricate series of steps. Among them is upper school mathematics teacher Gabriele Stahl. Argentine tango, the style that Stahl dances,...

Pulse of the People: ICE raids sweep immigrant communities

Pulse of the People: ICE raids sweep immigrant communities

by Eric Fang and Arushi Saxena

March 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Winged Post

Immigration is one amongst many policies, like marijuana legalization, climate change, and offshore drilling, upon which California politicians and the Trump administration disagree. Shane Patrick Connolly, the vice chair of the Santa Clara County Republican party, disapproved of Shaaf’s actions...

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