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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...

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...

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 ...

Our House serves wholesome twists on favorites

Our House serves wholesome twists on favorites

by Katherine Zhang, Winged Post STEM Editor

February 11, 2018


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Winged Post

The gloss on the bare wooden tables reflects the dim glow of the hanging bar lights above, complementing the pumpkin-orange walls of San Jose’s Our House. Plants are a motif in the restaurant — a vine-like succulent lies beside a tray of gooey, freshly baked cookies, while a blooming cactus sits on...

Gold and gray moments at the Golden Globes

Gold and gray moments at the Golden Globes

by Jenna Sadhu and Arushi Saxena

February 11, 2018


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Winged Post

Gold: Oprah's speech Philanthropist moves crowd Nina Gee Oprah Winfrey won the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award for her philanthropy, charity and contributions to the entertainment industry. The speech she gave touched upon racism, sexism, men in power and female empowerment. She spoke with grace an...

Six new movies to watch in 2018

Six new movies to watch in 2018

by Gloria Zhang, Aquila Asst. Features Editor

January 27, 2018


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Online Exclusive

1. Paddington Release date: January 12, 2018 Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Sequel Paddington 2 continues to explore the adventures of the marmalade-loving bear as he finally settles in with the Brown family and finds odd jobs to earn money to buy a perfect gift for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birth...

Glance into the daily life of a polyglot

Glance into the daily life of a polyglot

by Gloria Zhang, Aquila Asst. Features Editor

January 3, 2018


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Online Exclusive

It was 7th grade pre-algebra, where the current topic was basic sequencing with multiplications. One by one, from left to right, the teacher asked each student for the next answer. As my turn drew nearer, I formulated the answer in my head: 65. It was two digits in no particular language, at least t...

10 classic holiday movies to watch over break

10 classic holiday movies to watch over break

by Helen Yang, Aquila Asst. STEM Editor

December 10, 2017


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Online Exclusive

Trying to unwind and get into the holiday spirit? Just grab a hot chocolate, curl up in some blankets and choose a Christmas classic to watch with your family. Whether you’ve never seen them before or if you’re watching for the twentieth time, here are 10 classic holiday movies to enjoy over break. ...

Secret Santa or Santa Claus?

Secret Santa or Santa Claus?

by Varsha Rammohan, Reporter

December 6, 2017


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Online Exclusive

Bright lights adorn the ceiling in Main, teachers put up trees in their classrooms and students flock to Manzanita for a cup of hot cocoa. Students bring out their fuzzy jackets and boots, Christmas music plays nonstop on every radio station and the weather becomes cooler and cooler. As the excited buzz...

So you want to be a ballroom dancer?

So you want to be a ballroom dancer?

by Farah Hosseini, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Winged Post

While training in California, professional ballroom dancer Andrea Faraci found himself in need of a dance partner and finally got a response after reaching out to his teachers back in Italy. The wife of one of his coaches came into contact with Iveta Faraci, who lived in Lithuania at the time and wa...

Annual “Turkey Trot” promotes spirit of giving

Annual “Turkey Trot” promotes spirit of giving

by Jin Tuan and Varsha Rammohan

November 16, 2017


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Winged Post

Dressed in iconic Turkey Trot shirts, a mass of runners crowd the starting line, rub their palms together and prepare to run in the chilly hours of Thanksgiving morning. The annual Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot will occur on Nov. 23 in downtown San Jose; a “Turkey Trot” is a race t...

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