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Memoir Monday: A pot and a cup

Memoir Monday: A pot and a cup

by Jessie Wang, Reporter

March 12, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

The teapot appears ordinary, with a round, smooth, white porcelain body, a flat base, a handle and a square knob that tapers down as it connects to the lid. The knob has a small hole through it, perhaps the width of a thread, that I never figured out the use of. The teacup is Chinese in style, about...

So you want to be a poet?

So you want to be a poet?

by Nina Gee, Reporter

March 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Winged Post

He brings his hands up in a wild gesticulation, arms spread wide like the wings of an eagle, then sweeps them down, sending a silent wave of charisma crashing across the room. Despite the grandiosity, no one in the room seems intimidated by the gesture. It’s a comfortable atmosphere; 12 college students...

Oscar nominees hit highs and lows

Oscar nominees hit highs and lows

by Anjay Saklecha, Winged Post Copy Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Winged Post

The 90th Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will honor the best films, actors, actresses, directors and film songs of 2017 and will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California at 5:00 p.m. on Mar. 4, 2018. “Get Out” 4.5/5 Stars ...

Meet your teacher: Physics teacher plays in tight-knit Ultimate Frisbee community

Meet your teacher: Physics teacher plays in tight-knit Ultimate Frisbee community

by Helen Yang, STEM Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Winged Post

Aside from being a full-time mom and physics teacher, Dr. Miriam Allersma is also an ultimate frisbee lover. Having participated in the sport for over fifteen years, she has had many exciting experiences as player, team captain and coach. She first encountered ultimate frisbee in her senior year of...

Student Spotlight: Students audition for 2018’s Hoscars show

Student Spotlight: Students audition for 2018’s Hoscars show

by Karina Chen, Reporter

March 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Winged Post

The curtains open, revealing a group of dancers posed in their beginning positions. The audience eagerly stares at the silhouettes of the dancers, while the bright lights being casted from above reflect against their excited expressions. An upbeat Kpop song starts playing in the background, and they...

Changing the Landscape: 54 years after America criminalized sexual assault, it remains a prevalent workplace issue

Changing the Landscape: 54 years after America criminalized sexual assault, it remains a prevalent workplace issue

by Prameela Kottapalli, Vijay Bharadwaj, and Rose Guan

March 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Winged Post

A never-before seen campaign is waking up the world to the struggles of women in the workplace faced with the harmful actions of the powerful—from the moguls of Hollywood to the tech giants of Silicon Valley—and it all started with a single hashtag on Twitter: #MeToo. Previously silenced with...

Activists spark change through social media movements

Activists spark change through social media movements

by Mahika Halepete and Farah Hosseini

March 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Winged Post

Social media activism, from the #BlackLivesMatter movement to the #MeToo movement, has become exponentially impactful due to recent events. “A hashtag is not helping. Hashtags are very pretty on Twitter. I love them. I will hashtag myself into next week,” activist and television producer Shonda...

5 underdogs of the Winter Olympics

5 underdogs of the Winter Olympics

by Anika Rajamani, Reporter

March 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

The 2018 Winter Olympics took place from Feb. 8-25 in Pyeongchang, South Korea and included 91 participating nations. The following Olympic athletes were able to overcame physical or financial issues to find success in Pyeongchang.   1. Alina Zagitova Alina Zagitova, a 15 year old who represented the Ol...

Best moments at the 2018 Oscars

Best moments at the 2018 Oscars

by Julia Huang, TALON Academics Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

Flashes of a multitude of cameras illuminate the red carpet as a stream of celebrities stroll down the runway, occasionally stopping to pose for the photographers. Sequins and diamond jewelry reflect light in every direction, dazzling viewers’ eyes. The scene oozes glamour. The 90th Academy Awards, which was hosted by...

#NeverAgain: Three weeks after the MSD High School shooting, Florida students and teachers take a stand on gun control, sparking debate and catalyzing renewed political activism

#NeverAgain: Three weeks after the MSD High School shooting, Florida students and teachers take a stand on gun control, sparking debate and catalyzing renewed political activism

by Vijay Bharadwaj, Prameela Kottapalli, Sahana Srinivasan, and Kat Zhang

March 6, 2018


Filed under Editor's Pick, Features, Showcase, Winged Post

Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) senior Emma González, 18, came to school on Feb. 14 thinking about a test she was going to take. It was also Valentine’s Day, and as president of the Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) club, she had organized what she called a “love table,” where students could write...

Memoir Monday: A day spent sailing

Memoir Monday: A day spent sailing

by Irina Malyugina, Reporter

March 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

With numb, blistered fingers, I grip my seat as a cold spray of water slaps my face. I can feel the wind, even though I am wearing three layers. The boat is tilted: I am almost parallel to the sea, which feels close enough to touch. Every now and then, the boom swings over my mother and me, and we duc...

Harker Dev: The second generation

Harker Dev: The second generation

by Katherine Zhang, Winged Post STEM Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive, STEM

For most students, the online bell schedule is a staple: with its neat, boxy design, it serves as an online version of the schedule card that all students receive every matriculation. The difference is that the online version is dynamic, constantly changing to reflect special schedules and boasting features...

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