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Upper school students, faculty remember 9/11

Upper school students, faculty remember 9/11

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2019

Halfway through period 5 on Wednesday morning, the deep, solemn sound of a bell broke the normal routine of class. A moment of silence followed, heavy with remembrance, before teachers and students resumed their class activities. On Sept. 11, the upper school observed a series of memorial services...

Student organizations invite new members to join at Club Fair with interactive activities

Student organizations invite new members to join at Club Fair with interactive activities

by Sriya Batchu, Reporter

September 11, 2019

This year’s annual Club Fair invited upper school students and faculty to explore and join a variety of student organizations in the RPAC lobby and the donor plaza during lunch today. Club Fair usually takes place in early September and is a place for students to share their passions with the rest of t...

Eagle Store brings Harker merchandise to upper school

Eagle Store brings Harker merchandise to upper school

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2019

The Eagle Store officially opened yesterday, bringing a selection of Harker-themed gear for students, faculty and parents to purchase at the upper school campus. The store, located in the corner of Graduate Grove, offers sweatshirts, hats, mugs and even reusable boba straws. It will be open from Monday...

Attending to Absence

Attending to Absence

by Nicole Tian, Winged Post Co-Lifestyle Editor

September 9, 2019

About 20 minutes into third period, Attendance Coordinator Susan Prutton has just begun to keep track of the 794 students at the upper school. With her eyes fixed on the monitor screen, she picks up the phone, starting with “Hey, can you take attendance for me?” and ending with a smile, “Th...

School meeting recap 9/3/19: Self-study APs, Spirit Kickoff and upcoming auditions

School meeting recap 9/3/19: Self-study APs, Spirit Kickoff and upcoming auditions

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief

September 4, 2019

The second school meeting of the year kicked off yesterday with an announcement from National Honors Society (NHS) by NHS president Jai Bahri (12). NHS is now taking new applicants and will send an application form later in the week for sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested. Students involved...

Conservatory Kickoff marks official start of performing arts season

Conservatory Kickoff marks official start of performing arts season

by Irene Yuan, Asst. Photo Editor

August 28, 2019

Upper school students and parents attended the annual Conservatory Kickoff meeting hosted by the performing arts department in the Patil Theater today.  “This is our one time a year for parents and students that we come together as a unit, as a group, as an entire conservatory to talk about who we ...

Presidential candidates, climate protesters and DNC members convene at summer meeting in San Francisco

Presidential candidates, climate protesters and DNC members convene at summer meeting in San Francisco

by Eric Fang, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

August 26, 2019

Outside the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel on Friday, supporters of presidential candidate Tom Steyer cheered and waved blue “Tom 2020” posters. Dispersed throughout the lobby, people of all ages wearing “Kamala Harris for the People” shirts handed out flyers. An older man in an Amer...

“Saving democracy”: Cory Booker taps into the “moral imagination” of supporters, voters

“Saving democracy”: Cory Booker taps into the “moral imagination” of supporters, voters

by Kathy Fang and Nicole Tian

August 23, 2019

Against two neon projections spelling out “CORY 2020” in bold letters, New Jersey Senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker led the crowd in an emphatic chant to conclude his speech from yesterday’s fundraiser. “We will rise. We will rise,” he shouted into the microphone...

“Not left, not right, forward”: Presidential candidate Andrew Yang solicits the support of tech workers and Asian Americans in the Bay Area

“Not left, not right, forward”: Presidential candidate Andrew Yang solicits the support of tech workers and Asian Americans in the Bay Area

by Eric Fang, Editor-in-Chief

August 22, 2019

“How many of you work in technology?” Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang asked the over 150 people having lunch at circular tables around him.  About half the people in the room raised their hands.  “So you know what’s on the horizon,” Yang said. “If you work in technology,...

“Repair, restore and renew America”: Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson brings her vision to the Bay Area

“Repair, restore and renew America”: Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson brings her vision to the Bay Area

by Eric Fang, News Editor

August 16, 2019

Over 300 people gathered for a town hall meeting in the restaurant and community space Manny’s in San Francisco on Thursday night. Some of the people fanned themselves with navy and pink “Marianne 2020” posters. Some had brought copies of Marianne Williamson’s books. Others wore bright pink hats...

Police investigating aftermath of Gilroy shooting

Police investigating aftermath of Gilroy shooting

by Alysa Su, Sports Reporter

July 29, 2019

Adrian Palomares, 15, was volunteering yesterday at the Garlic Ice Cream booth, where he was about to watch a performance. Then he heard the first shots being fired. “I was sitting down near the stage where there’s usually people around the corner, and I hear what I thought was firecrackers,”...

Finding the rainbow: Pride in London hosts first Pride 10K, empowering LGBTQ+ community

Finding the rainbow: Pride in London hosts first Pride 10K, empowering LGBTQ+ community

by Nina Gee, Co-Design Editor

June 23, 2019

London-based volunteer organization Pride in London held the very first Pride Run 10K on June 9. The half-marathon, which was set up with help from The Race Organizer, another London-based organization that sets up non profit runs for charities all over London, was fundraising for the annual London pride par...

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