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Dialectic: Confederate Monuments

Dialectic: Confederate Monuments

by Eric Fang and Krishna Bheda

September 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

In our recurring Dialectics, two authors with contrasting viewpoints will discuss an issue of prominence in the local or broader community. We hope to use these multiple views to provoke deeper thought among the student body and help readers explore new perspectives. To some, Confederate monuments...

Heart of Harker: the dawns and dusks

Heart of Harker: the dawns and dusks

by Praveen Batra, Guest Writer

September 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

It’s a special time to be at Harker: the year before the school’s 125th and the first with a new head of school and two new buildings on campus, assuming no major construction delays. And it’s a special year for me as well—I am the youngest in my family and the last of three to attend Harker,...

Conviction highlights legal system gaps in suicide cases

by Katherine Zhang, STEM Editor

September 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

In the last few years, a bevy of new technology and methods of communication have completely changed the way people communicate. It’s now much easier to share your life with others and foster new relationships online. On the other side, though, it has become much easier to influence others — especially...

Editorial: “Abridging the freedom of speech”

Editorial: “Abridging the freedom of speech”

September 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

A white supremacist rally, “Unite the Right,” assembled to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee in a public park on Aug. 11-12 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Unite the Right demonstrators chanted anti-Semitic slogans, displayed Nazi and Confederate iconography and sported rifles, bludgeons,...

Editors’ note: represent and serve

Editors’ note: represent and serve

by Kaitlin Hsu and Sahana Srinivasan

September 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

Welcome to Volume 19 of the Winged Post! We, as your new editors-in-chief, look forward to both continuing our publication’s tradition of journalistic ethics and excellence in coverage and  implementing changes to better serve our community. This year, issues of the Winged Post will have a single...

Productivity: to-do list, or not to-do list?

Productivity: to-do list, or not to-do list?

by Kathy Fang, Photo Editor

September 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

Chemistry homework, check. English essay, check. De-stress and relax—not quite. In the bustling whirlwind of academic commitments and extracurriculars, a to-do list seems indispensable. A survey conducted by LinkedIn found that 63 percent of professionals use to-do lists. How else are you supposed...

Editorial: How to deal with academic burnout

Editorial: How to deal with academic burnout

June 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It’s been a long year. A really, really, REALLY long year. There’s less than a month of school left, and we’re all just about done with homework and APs, and we’re almost done with finals. The seniors graduate in two weeks. And in a matter of weeks, your year will be over too. Whenever we fee...

A note of farewell…

A note of farewell…

by Meilan Steimle and Kshithija Mulam

June 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The Winged Post is a lot like a sandwich from Ike’s: It’s really too much for one person to handle, but we ignore common sense and bite off way more than we can chew. It’s messy, and even when you try to keep it compartmentalized to your mouth, it gets everywhere until your entire life is tinge...

Heart of Harker: Lessons learned teaching French

Heart of Harker: Lessons learned teaching French

by Antoinette Gathy, Guest Writer

June 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

After teaching at Harker for 17 years, I am leaving with countless wonderful memories. I would not if I had worked anywhere else. -Lisa, a student in French III, came one morning before class and asked me a question about the quiz she was going to take that day. A friend, who was accompanying her, wh...

DAMN. review – 4/5 stars

DAMN. review – 4/5 stars

by Alex Chen, Guest Writer

April 27, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

In the wake of the landmark 2015 release “To Pimp a Butterfly”, Kendrick Lamar has quickly become one of the most prominent and respected figures in contemporary music. From his widely acclaimed series of albums, his iconic performance at the 2016 Grammy Awards, and the adoption of his hit “Alri...

On living afraid of gun violence

On living afraid of gun violence

by Krishna Bheda, Reporter

April 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

I remember being so excited to see my family and my little cousins. This Christmas was going to be one for the books. I was in Houston!I was ready for Torchees’s famous mexican food, and I was ready to be surrounded by light and positivity. However, as soon as I got there, my excitement turned to ...

Where macroeconomics falls short

Where macroeconomics falls short

by Michael Sikand, Aquila social media editor

April 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

Given that economies form the framework of modern society, it is inevitable that the most contentious political debates concern competing methods of managing American wealth for the most optimal long- and short-term outcomes. Whether or not one understands the subject of economics, almost everyone h...

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