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Students beat the heat as ice cream truck visits campus

Students beat the heat as ice cream truck visits campus

by Ryan Guan and Kathy Fang

October 21, 2018


Filed under Facebook Briefs, News, Online Exclusive

Students could purchase ice cream from the Twisted Chill ice cream truck, which parked between Main and Manzanita today from 2:30 to 4 p.m. The truck offered different flavor and cone options, including mint chocolate chip, lemon raspberry sorbet and chocolate as well as cups, waffle cones and floats....

School meeting recap 10/16/ 18

School meeting recap 10/16/ 18

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

October 19, 2018


Filed under News, Online Exclusive

Freshmen did not attend today's school meeting, as they were listening to speeches given by their peers running for student council. The elections will be held on Thursday during lunch in the journalism room. Eagle update presenters showed a clip of the Eagles scoring a touchdown using a trick play...

Concert Series returns after two years with jazz performance

Concert Series returns after two years with jazz performance

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under Facebook Briefs, News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Members of the Harker community were invited to attend the first performance in this year's Harker Concert Series, which was hosted at 8 p.m. tonight in the Patil Theater and featured jazz pianist Taylor Eigsti and jazz saxophonist Dayna Stephens. Eigsti, who is childhood friends with upper...

Construction finishes for the day after delaying school traffic

Construction finishes for the day after delaying school traffic

by Ryan Guan and Kathy Fang

October 17, 2018


Filed under Facebook Briefs, News, Online Exclusive

The Department of Transportation's construction on Saratoga Avenue has come to a close for the time being, according to an update sent to middle and upper school faculty members from Assistant Head of Student Affairs Greg Lawson. Facilities director Mike Bassoni, who spoke with the construction crew...

Residents rebuild after super Typhoon Mangkhut damages Asia

Residents rebuild after super Typhoon Mangkhut damages Asia

by Gloria Zhang and Mara Tucker

October 17, 2018


Filed under Global, News, Winged Post

Residents and governments are rebuilding cities after Typhoon Mangkhut, the strongest tropical storm of the year, swept through the Southeast Asia and Southern China, causing severe damage to infrastructure and agriculture. Typhoon Mangkhut, or Typhoon Ompong, first landed in the Luzon province of the...

Global Headlines (Issue 2)

Global Headlines (Issue 2)

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Global, Global Headlines, News, Winged Post

Getty Images Nobel Laureates Awarded The Nobel Prizes in physiology and medicine, physics, chemistry, and economics were announced in the first week of October. This year’s Nobel Prize in literature was postponed to next year, following sexual -harassment allegations of the husband of one of the ...

India passes historic legislation allowing constitutional freedoms for gay citizens

India passes historic legislation allowing constitutional freedoms for gay citizens

by Arushi Saxena and Irene Yuan, Global Editor and Reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under Global, Global Headlines, News, Winged Post

Rainbow flags draped the streets as happy couples, surrounded by clouds of multi-colored confetti, danced, embraced and kissed on the steps of courthouses across India following the landmark decision by its Supreme Court to strike down Section 377, a ban on consensual gay sex. Following years of ...

Psychology teacher joins upper school faculty after former teacher’s arrest

Psychology teacher joins upper school faculty after former teacher’s arrest

by Nicole Chen, Kathy Fang, and Arushi Saxena

October 17, 2018


Filed under News, Winged Post

A psychology teacher joined the faculty last month and began to teach at the upper school on Oct. 1 in the wake of the arrest of a former teacher due to allegations of sexual misconduct related to a former teaching position. Dr. Julie Turchin, who previously worked as a Talent Portfolio Manager at...

Fall play music and costumes evoke small-town life

Fall play music and costumes evoke small-town life

by Sara Yen and Alyssa Tomberg

October 17, 2018


Filed under News, Winged Post

All lined up on a metal rack on wheels, thin wire hangers bear an array of muted neutral-toned clothing, ranging from a lace-embroidered long-sleeve linen dress to a country-like red, white and blue checkered button-up. These costumes are for the upcoming fall play, “Our Town”, written by Thornton...

Wildfires devastate Mendocino County

Wildfires devastate Mendocino County

by Eric Fang and Mark Hu

October 17, 2018


Filed under News, Winged Post

The largest wildfire in California’s history, the Mendocino Complex Fire, began last July and has officially been 100 percent contained as of Sept. 18, nearly two months after its inception. The complex, a likely byproduct of an increasingly warmer climate, is the deadly combination of two wildfires,...

How to vote this Election Day

How to vote this Election Day

by Ryan Guan, Executive News Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under News, Winged Post

If you are 16, 17 or 18 and want to vote in this year’s midterm elections or pre-register to vote in future years, here’s how. In order to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years old on Election Day. If you meet these requirements, you can register to vote in California at the website...

New Supreme Court justice cements conservative lead

New Supreme Court justice cements conservative lead

by Varsha Rammohan and Michael Eng

October 17, 2018


Filed under News, Winged Post

One of the main reasons that Republicans want to secure their majority in the Senate is to support judicial decisions resulting from the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh, a staunch conservative, had a far more likely chance of winning the Senate’s vote if the majority...

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