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Media Matters: Hollywood’s culture shift on sexual misconduct should focus on prevention

Media Matters: Hollywood’s culture shift on sexual misconduct should focus on prevention

by Adrian Chu, Columnist

November 14, 2017


Filed under Adrian Chu, Columnists, Online Exclusive, Opinion

2016 was the year where many beloved movie celebrities died. 2017 is beginning to look like the year where celebrities are dead to me. First came the Harvey Weinstein allegations in early October, news that did not surprise many. Often the butt of public jabs on TV shows, Weinstein's less than stellar...

Gun control after Las Vegas: Our government’s actions speak far louder than words

Gun control after Las Vegas: Our government’s actions speak far louder than words

by Staff Editorial

November 6, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion, Showcase

One month ago, on Oct. 1 in Las Vegas, a gunman opened fire out an outdoor concert, wounding 527 and killing 58, using a semi-automatic weapon with a bump fire stock accessory that allowed him to fire at the rate of a fully automatic weapon. In response to mass shootings, thoughts and prayers are...

Some things last forever

Some things last forever

by Saloni Shah, Reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion, Showcase

My family celebrates the Indian Rakhi festival every year. On this day, I tie a sacred thread on my brother’s wrist, celebrating the eternal emotional bond between a brother and sister, though I follow the ritual primarily to receive gifts from my brother. Although being a younger sister has its...

MoviePass should take advantage of the theatrical experience

MoviePass should take advantage of the theatrical experience

by Adrian Chu, Columnist

October 23, 2017


Filed under Adrian Chu, Columnists, Online Exclusive, Opinion

From its website crash shortly after it reduced its monthly fee from $50 to $9.95 in mid-Aug. to its inability to meet overwhelming demand for its cheaper service, MoviePass’s rocky debut does not bode well for the company attempting to disrupt the movie theater model. Increasing its workforce by...

Why I run

Why I run

by Aditya Singhvi, Reporter

October 15, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

Last spring, I wanted to try a new sport. I knew I could run, so track seemed like a natural choice. Having never been part of a school team before, I did not know what to expect when I showed up for the first day of practice at the Blackford track. Feeling nervous, I took some solace in the fact that...

Dialectic: Lunchtime Stratagems

Dialectic: Lunchtime Stratagems

October 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

Winged Post: First, tell us a brief summary of your stance on the eternal question: when you enter lunch, is it wiser to first go to Fresh Mex or Manzanita? Anvi: I think it’s worth it to go to  Manzanita because at Fresh Mex you either like the entree or you don’t, but with Manzanita there...

New Lord of the Flies cannot be faithful to original book while faithfully depicting an all-female cast

New Lord of the Flies cannot be faithful to original book while faithfully depicting an all-female cast

by Adrian Chu, Aquila Columnist

October 12, 2017


Filed under Adrian Chu, Opinion, Winged Post

Sequels, remakes, and reboots comprise over forty of the movies released or to be released in 2017, a lackluster year so far for Hollywood, producing historically low summer box office numbers. With the controversy of 2016’s Ghostbusters in recent memory, Warner Bros.’s announcement of an all-female...

Heart of Harker: San Antonio to San Jose

Heart of Harker: San Antonio to San Jose

by Brian Yager, Guest Writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

There is a poster on Ms. Rees’ door, and it was one of the first things I came across on the morning I arrived at Harker.  It contains a quote from John Green, and I viewed its existence and my stumbling upon it as an affirmation that I had landed in a community whose collective ethos mirrored my...

Bamboo-zled: Breaking apart the chopsticks’ significance

Bamboo-zled: Breaking apart the chopsticks’ significance

by Kaitlin Hsu, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

For four illustrious days, the utensil receptacles of Manzanita were graced with chopsticks. When my eyes first lighted upon the crimson sheaths, I couldn’t believe that an idea the student body had been advocating for since my freshmen year actually materialized in my senior year. After impulsively...

Taking North Korea seriously: Jokes and banter about missile capabilities trivialize the situation

Taking North Korea seriously: Jokes and banter about missile capabilities trivialize the situation

October 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

It may be hard to grasp the nature of nuclear war. After all, it hasn’t happened—yet—and we didn’t grow up in a generation that spent every waking hour preparing for it. The threat of nuclear war has resurfaced with a rapidly improving North Korean nuclear program and a belligerent American...

Sports Standards: A glimpse into sports entertainment

Sports Standards: A glimpse into sports entertainment

by Alex Wang, Opinion Editor

October 7, 2017


Filed under Alex Wang, Columnists, Online Exclusive, Opinion

Spectators see only what is shown to them. A baseball player hitting a home run to win a World Series. A football player charging through an entire defensive line for a touchdown. The news of another record-breaking basketball contract. This is entertainment and this is what the viewers want to see. Even...

Keeping up with Krishna: Spirited away

Keeping up with Krishna: Spirited away

by Krishna Bheda, Columnist

September 29, 2017


Filed under Columnists, Online Exclusive, Opinion

The night breeze gives me goosebumps as the smell of barbecue and hot dogs flood my senses as I try to shield my eyes from the bright Saturday night lights. I am in the midst of a crowd of students following the green flag held by the Class of 2018’s president in efforts to win back flight zone. Huddled...

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