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Whether it be our teachers or our friends or our parents, we all need to make the readjustment back to constant social interaction. 

Staying Healthy with Saloni: Return to social interaction

by Saloni Shah, Humans of Harker Editor-In-Chief April 29, 2021

“Hey Saloni!” “Hi Saloni, how are you?” “Saloni! Happy belated birthday!” On April 19, 2021, I stepped foot on campus for the first time in over a year. Immediately, I was engulfed in an...

Now, anyone in possession of a device with access to internet connection can upload their pixel images and sell them. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and anything considered to be “art” is done so in a highly subjective manner, but rudimentary pixel art created mindlessly within the span of seconds does not fall into the category of inspiring beauty or emotional power.

In the age of crypto, we must redefine the meaning of “art”

by Michelle Liu, Winged Post Design Editor April 13, 2021

What is art?  For Marcel Duchamp, it was a urinal. For Maurizio Cattelan, it was a banana taped to the wall (in an artist’s edition of 3). But for Mike Winkelman, known to the internet as “Beeple,”...

The Atlanta shootings opened a floodgate of fear for Asian Americans around the country and in our school community. We refuse to be reserved about hate crimes against the AAPI community.

Editorial: End the invisibility of anti-Asian American violence

by Editorial Board March 31, 2021

In a survey sent out to members of the Harker Journalism news staff, 100% of the 29 respondees indicated that they agreed with the stance of this editorial. Soon Chung Park. Hyun Jung Grant. Suncha...

I then realized that I, an insignificant 7-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Silicon Valley, could not do anything to stop the divine powers and way of the universe. The song of life would not pause for me just because I wanted it to, nor would it replay, and the best I could do was to live in the moment and appreciate the people I spend time with.

The moment between sunset and dusk

by Alena Suleiman, Reporter March 21, 2021

Sometimes, when a rare gust of cold wind ripples through my sweat-drenched hair as my sister and I bike on a hot summer day, or when my lǎo lao (grandma) and I meticulously fold sticky rice cake around...

As Student Press Freedom Week is taking place during Feb. 21 to Feb. 27, I have been thinking about the work our journalism staff has been doing. We have been holding the theme for this year in our hands: “journalism against the odds.” We have pushed past the boundaries to do what we have always done: served the community, provided an avenue towards truth, giving voice to the voiceless.

Open hands and truth

by Sarah Mohammed, Winged Post Asst. Features Editor March 17, 2021

I joined the journalism staff as a freshman — new to high school and unfamiliar with what student journalism meant. I loved to write and choosing to take journalism felt simple: I was excited by the...

In 2018, 25% of the approximately 1,000 people fatally shot by police in the U.S. had mental illness. The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), a structure in law enforcement designed to minimize accounts of injury or death in encounters between police and people with mental illness, failed to reduce the use of force.

Press and police fail to address mental health episodes

by Nicole Tian, Opinions Editor March 6, 2021

Two days before New Year’s Day, 19-year-old Christian Hall stood on a highway overpass in Pennsylvania. He had contacted the police, hoping that they could offer him assistance in the middle of a mental...

Ever since I was a child, I lacked confidence. Because of this, I never considered taking risks. However, stepping up to opportunities helps me grow from my mishaps and mistakes, giving me the confidence I need the next time I’m faced with a challenge.

“I believe in confidence”

by Claire Su, Reporter February 23, 2021
Overcoming a fear through a new mindset
We call upon the upper school to address our lack of racial diversity, while continuing to work toward fostering a more welcoming environment for Black and Hispanic students, faculty and staff. We must not only acknowledge and honor the contributions of minorities in our curricula, but also ensure that our campus actively represents the world in which we live.

Editorial: Equity and inclusion require showing up

by Editorial Board February 17, 2021

In a survey sent out to members of the Harker Journalism news staff, 21 of the 22 respondees indicated that they agreed with the stance of this editorial. Two years before performing her poem last month...

As we reaffirm our commitment to our mis- sion as a publication, we will bring this improved perspective of inspired action to our reporting — not despairing what might await us, but hoping, and fighting, for what could.

Editor’s Note: Building on this moment of hope

by Arya Maheshwari, Srinath Somasundaram, and Sara Yen February 11, 2021

Two months ago, we were counting down the days to a new year — hoping that a changed calendar would bring a blank slate, free from the stains of 2020. But 2021 didn’t start that way. Just six days...

I believe in writing in a café. Not literally, but going out into the world to experience things, to really observe the world and the people around you.

Written in the (café of) stars

by Sydney Ling February 6, 2021

I knew writers swore by writing in a café, but I didn’t believe in it for the longest time.  Last summer, I was trying to write a short story about “The Café of Stars,” a magical café that...

With our efforts, we can help stabilize the future for these beloved pillars of our community. If we all contribute our individual voices, we can create a stronger advocacy to support museums and taste the sweet results of our efforts.

The fatal future of museums

by Michelle Liu, Winged Post Design Editor February 3, 2021

As I turn the corner into the expansive white gallery, a pastel painting framed in light beech wood catches my eye. Set against a clean slate of wall, Wayne Thiebaud’s “Dessert Tray” can be considered...

To prevent the disastrous outcomes of Big Tech moderating itself, legislation must give up the idealism of Section 230 in favor of increasing competition, providing a motive for Internet companies to finally meet user standards.

Break up Big Tech

by Nicole Tian, Opinion Editor January 27, 2021

After former President Donald Trump encouraged his followers at his Jan. 6 “Save America” rally to march on the Capitol, they did just that. The scene of a man marching through Congress brandishing...

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