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Cattle and carbon: Why I chose to stop eating beef

Cattle and carbon: Why I chose to stop eating beef

by Nicole Tian, Co-Lifestyle Editor

January 21, 2020

At the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit held on Sept. 23 in New York City, one speaker’s words were particularly convicting. In a YouTube video from Guardian News, 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg boldly declared to world leaders, “Right here, right now, is where we draw the line...

Heart of Harker: Prioritizing ourselves

Heart of Harker: Prioritizing ourselves

by Amla Rashingkar, Guest Writer

December 28, 2019

Like most of you, I grew up thinking school was my priority. I walked into high school yearning for a high GPA. I wanted to be the poster child for everything I did. The word “stop” didn’t exist in my vocabulary. I always wanted more.  The desire to impress my parents and my peers lurked behind me l...

Heart of Harker: OK Millennials!

Heart of Harker: OK Millennials!

by Thomas Artiss, Guest Writer

December 16, 2019

There’s a new meme in town. Like all memes, it is catchy, memorable and even mildly amusing. Although the origins of the phrase are debatable, the phrase “OK Boomer” seemed to have gained traction about a year ago. The intent was to offer a simple, eye-rolling and dismissive retort to criticis...

Left in the dark

Left in the dark

by Arushi Saxena, News Editor

November 19, 2019

It was a chilly Saturday evening, punctuated only by the shrill cheers of children playing in the yard next door. It was the night before Diwali, and we had just concluded a day of re-organizing the house, embellishing our corners with traditional Indian decorations and placing diyas, mini oil lamps, ...

Heart of Harker: An introduction!

Heart of Harker: An introduction!

by Scott Engelhardt, Guest Writer

November 10, 2019

Hey Eagles, it’s Mr. Engelhardt or Mr. E, the new attendance coordinator! I haven’t had the chance to meet all of you yet, so I wanted to take this chance to introduce myself. I’ve loved the vibrant community here at the Upper School, and I hope that everyone feels totally comfortable coming...

Editorial: No joke has bullets as a punchline

Editorial: No joke has bullets as a punchline

November 5, 2019

A threat is never a joke.  In the downstairs Dobbins boys’ bathroom this morning, an as-yet-unidentified student graffitied two lines from a J. Cole song: “I'm counting my bullets / I'm loading my clips.” They added a third: “Don’t come to school tomorrow.”  That threat led to the f...

Editorial: Race-conscious admissions maintain diversity in college

Editorial: Race-conscious admissions maintain diversity in college

October 20, 2019

Two weeks ago, Judge Allison Burroughs ruled that Harvard University’s use of race in the college admissions process is legal and not discriminatory against Asian Americans as was alleged by the group Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) in 2014.  In short, the court upheld affirmative action, the ...

Perspectives: Conversation on Columbus Day

Perspectives: Conversation on Columbus Day

by Catherine Feng, Arya Maheshwari, and Aditya Singhvi

October 20, 2019

Day celebrates more than Columbus 1891, New Orleans, 11 Italian-Americans die in the single largest mass lynching in American history. Their killers? “The first, best, and even the most law-abiding, of the citizens,” according to the case’s grand jury.  During the wave of immigration from 1...

Kick Back with Kushal: California does right by collegiate athletes

Kick Back with Kushal: California does right by collegiate athletes

by Kushal Shah, Sports Columnist

October 16, 2019

On Sept. 30, free labor in California’s college athletics programs finally came to a close with California’s newly instituted “Fair Pay to Play Act,” also known as Senate Bill 206. Of course, while students can’t expect anything like Stephen Curry’s $37.46 million annual salary from thei...

Kick Back…to School!

Kick Back…to School!

by Kushal Shah, Sports Columnist

September 19, 2019

Anyone else excited for the new 2019-2020 school year? I definitely am! Sure, I may have a few qualms about this upcoming year, but there are certain aspects that are just undeniably thrilling. Coming into this year, I often heard whispers drifting around campus of the intense workload that would com...

Boys can dance: Insensitive comments show that toxic stereotypes live on — but shouldn’t

Boys can dance: Insensitive comments show that toxic stereotypes live on — but shouldn’t

by Arely Sun, Co-Lifestyle Editor

September 17, 2019

Imagine a ballet dancer. Did you summon an image of a lithe woman with a bun, clad in a tutu and pointe shoes? Or did you instead conjure a sinewed, muscular man elegantly leaping several feet in the air? Now consider these iconic men from professional sports and Hollywood: Rob Gronkowski, Herschel...

Editorial: Shift conversation to guns

Editorial: Shift conversation to guns

September 4, 2019

One month ago, a murderer fired at the Gilroy Garlic Festival killing three and injuring thirteen. More than nameless numbers, they were loved. They were family. They were us. For many of us here, going to school just an hour away, it’s a jarring wake up call. One that said, “the problem has come ...

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