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SomiSomi creates a trendy twist on a traditional Korean dessert

SomiSomi creates a trendy twist on a traditional Korean dessert

by Alysa Su and Arely Sun

April 15, 2019


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Online Exclusive

Nestled in the far corner of Cupertino Main Street Plaza, SomiSomi is a small, simple nook in a row of tall beige buildings that sells a mouthwatering treat known as taiyaki, an originally Japanese fish shaped waffle with a red bean filling. Welcoming mellow yellow letters sit far above the entrance...

So you want to be a librarian?

So you want to be a librarian?

by Nina Gee and Irina Malyugina

February 27, 2019


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, So you want to be a..., Winged Post

If you've been at Harker for more than a year, chances are you've probably had contact with one or more of the campus librarians. Their skill sets seem endless, from evaluating your interpretation of a literary theory to finding obscure primary documents for that history research essay. They are a sign...

So you want to be a tattoo artist?

So you want to be a tattoo artist?

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Catherine Feng, and Lucy Ge

December 10, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, So you want to be a..., Uncategorized, Winged Post

Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog” blasts through the speakers, nearly overpowering the constant hum of tattoo machines that resonate in the room. Greenery and artwork adorn the walls of the shop, and colorful figurines and trinkets fill the shelves. In the center of everything, a tattoo artist sits c...

Staying healthy with Saloni: Get some sleep!

Staying healthy with Saloni: Get some sleep!

by Saloni Shah, Columnist

December 9, 2018


Filed under Columnists, Lifestyle

Why can’t we be like wild African elephants? For real, they only sleep for two hours a day. That would leave us 22 hours in the day to accomplish everything on our to-do list, so we wouldn’t go to school with dark circles under our eyes, fatigue, blurred vision and disorientation. Looking...

Sense or Style?

Sense or Style?

by Emily Chen, TALON Co-Academics Editor

December 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Online Exclusive

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...

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


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, So you want to be a..., Winged Post

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


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Winged Post

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


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Winged Post

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 ...

Crazy Rich RepresentAsian: Crazy Rich Asians sets a new benchmark for Asian portrayal in popular media

Crazy Rich RepresentAsian: Crazy Rich Asians sets a new benchmark for Asian portrayal in popular media

by Gloria Zhang and Nina Gee

September 3, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Lifestyle, Winged Post

Before the classic high school plot of “The D.U.F.F” was “Mean Girls”, and before “Mean Girls” was “Clueless”. Before the romantic musical of “La La Land” was “Singin’ In the Rain”. Before the fake-relationship narrative of “The Proposal” was “How to Lose a Guy in 10 ...

Seven tips for falling asleep tonight

Seven tips for falling asleep tonight

by Jin Tuan, Lifestyle Editor

September 3, 2018


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Winged Post

The new school year has started already, bringing with it promises of deadlines and possibilities of sleep deprivation. As we revert from our summer schedules, it’s important to remember to still take time to relax and sleep. Apart from the usual breathing and meditation tips, here are five more to try...

So you want to be a fashion designer?

So you want to be a fashion designer?

by Helen Yang, Columnist

September 3, 2018


Filed under Columnists, Features, Lifestyle, Photos, So you want to be a..., Winged Post

Mimi Tran’s journey to becoming a fashion designer began when she was barely old enough to form sentences. Now, she owns a store in Santana Row and works with the stylists of celebrities like Lady Gaga, Camila Cabello, Little Mix, Carrie Underwood and more. Even at a young age, Mimi displayed unique t...

Veganism in the lunchroom and beyond

Veganism in the lunchroom and beyond

by Irina Malyugina, Photo Editor

September 2, 2018


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Winged Post

According to the Collins English Dictionary, a vegan “never eats meat or any animal products such as milk, butter, or cheese.” Though both vegetarians and vegans avoid meat, there is a difference: vegetarians avoid meat and fish but consume other non-meat animal products such as eggs and milk. Vegans...

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