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The History of Manzanita: Commemorating 125 years of Harker

The History of Manzanita: Commemorating 125 years of Harker

by Nerine Uyanik, Humans of Harker Asst. Videographer and Feature Photographer

March 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Winged Post

This piece was originally published in the pages of The Winged Post on March 30, 2018. ...

Experts on play promote relaxation and creativity

Experts on play promote relaxation and creativity

by Irina Malyugina and Anjay Saklecha

March 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Winged Post

In a nation –– and a school –– where hard work is emphasized, some turn to play for a break and relaxation. Molly Sonsteng creates projects as the head producer of Madcap Factory, a Brooklyn-based production house dedicated to bringing play to adults. She’s also worked with ...

Students organize walkout, debate and town hall on gun control

March 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Winged Post

Prior to the March for Our Lives protests, the Harker community held a walkout and vigil on March 14 to commemorate and honor the lives lost in the massacre, an event hosted by various student organizations and clubs on campus. Students also had the opportunity to sign a banner for MSD, write let...

So you want to be a chef?

So you want to be a chef?

by Nina Gee and Anna Vazhaeparambil

March 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Winged Post

“Never apologize, never explain; if that’s the way it turned out, that’s the way I meant it to be.” This philosophy inspired by his culinary hero, Julia Child, is one that Chef Steve Martinez lives by each day. Steve Martinez, 65, owns a Bay Area personal chef service named “Comfort Food,” wh...

ASB President-elect speaks about plans for 2018-19 school year

ASB President-elect speaks about plans for 2018-19 school year

by Arushi Saxena, Reporter

March 28, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

Juniors, sophomores and freshmen voted to elect a new ASB council last week for the upcoming school year. The student body choose Neil Ramaswamy (11) as their new president, who plans to inaugurate new plans to increase communication, engagement and transparency both within the council itself and with the ...

Not one more: Thousands participate in March for Our Lives protests in Bay Area

Not one more: Thousands participate in March for Our Lives protests in Bay Area

by Nicole Chen and Prameela Kottapalli

March 26, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Over 800 March for Our Lives protests took place on Saturday, pressing for tighter gun control and safer school environments. In the Bay Area, San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland marches, among others, attracted students and teachers to join the fight.   ...

Harker community returns to Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve

Harker community returns to Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve

by Irina Malyugina, Reporter

March 24, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Twenty-five students and staff hiked an exclusive trail at the Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve on March 10. The Santa Clara Open Space Authority invited the freshmen to return to the preserve for their service earlier this year. The invitation was extended to other members of the Harker community a...

Rustic House re-energizes Los Altos downtown

Rustic House re-energizes Los Altos downtown

by Anoushka Buch, Reporter

March 20, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

Though alive with excitement during the day, the streets of Los Altos downtown at 8 p.m. are quiet and dark. The stillness of the area is interrupted, however, by a bar-and-grill that, from the outside, seems to be the only space pulsing with conversation, alight with activity. Rustic House recently...

Spring musical cast undergoes rehearsals for first musical in RPAC

Spring musical cast undergoes rehearsals for first musical in RPAC

by Emily Chen, Reporter

March 16, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

Personating a character is hard enough as it is, but with a little bit of a twist, actors are able to shift perspectives and take on different roles each time. Encouraged to take new risks within every scene, principal leads perform with various styles, whether it be with over exaggerated gestures or...

Koi Palace: Harmony of dim sum and seafood

Koi Palace: Harmony of dim sum and seafood

by Sara Yen, Reporter

March 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Online Exclusive

Hastily weaving between tables, uniformly-dressed waiters and waitresses bustle from one group to another to serve the numerous customers that dine at Koi Palace. Laughter among friends and family and the endless babbling of babies merge into an indistinguishable patter of voices. Right past the e...

Featured books in ReCreate Reading

Featured books in ReCreate Reading

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

March 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

ReCreate Reading, the upper school’s summer reading program for rising seniors, juniors and sophomores, will provide students with the option of choosing a book from over sixty titles to discuss in the next school year with classmates and teachers. Lauri Vaughan, the head librarian at the high scho...

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