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Perspectives (Issue 2)

Perspectives (Issue 2)

by Anjay Saklecha and Srinath Somasundaram

October 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

College-centric mindset limits options after high school While still in high school, our college-centric mindset as a school is a double-edged sword. In some cases, it serves as the impetus for high schoolers to start to do more while at other times, it causes a toxic environment where all decision...

Taking responsibility for our actions

Taking responsibility for our actions

October 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

As high school students, we’re constantly told that what we do now–every test, each interaction, each triumph or misstep– will impact our future. This seemingly-prophetic concept sometimes makes us view a less-than-ideal SAT score as a blemish on our lifelong resumes. When put in perspective, though, the...

Editors’ Note: What we cover and why

Editors’ Note:  What we cover and why

by Prameela Kottapalli and Katherine Zhang

October 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

Welcome back! Last issue, we dove into the message of Winged Post, addressing what you might see inside the pages. Now, we want to explain why we believe that these topics are important. Each issue, we leave a space in our STEM section to cover climate change, one of the most pervasive and pressing pr...

Bench for life: Term limits needed for Supreme Court justices

Bench for life: Term limits needed for Supreme Court justices

by Saloni Shah, Columnist and Assistant Humans of Harker Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

Monarchs rule for life and so do Supreme Court Justices. The ongoing drama and intense scrutiny surrounding the Senate Judiciary hearing on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court has resurfaced the question as to whether there should there be a term limit for the Supreme Court justice...

Heart of Harker: The meaning of adulthood

by Lilly Anderson, Guest Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

Birthdays often don’t mean much to me. Usually, when asked how differently you feel on the big day the answer more often than not is, “I feel the same.” I turned 18 only a few weeks ago but this birthday, however, was different although as an individual I did not feel an enormous change, the right...

A conservation of conversation

A conservation of conversation

by Arya Maheshwari, STEM Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

"Welcome to Medium. A place where words matter." The bold black text appears as I open one of the internet’s most popular forums for writing feature articles, and at first, the sentence seems like a normal slogan given the journalistic and literary focus of the website. But after thinking about the line for ...

Redefining masculinity: What this means to all of us

Redefining masculinity: What this means to all of us

by Gloria Zhang, Features Editor

October 10, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

Haris Hosseini (12) is clear that we've got a 'man problem' to deal with. Pacing across the grey carpeted section of the Howard Nichols Court, he performed an original oratory, “The Man Problem”. His stare flickered from light and humorous to determined and grave, emotions changing with every bea...

Serena Williams shines spotlight on sexism, exposes racist media

Serena Williams shines spotlight on sexism, exposes racist media

by Eric Fang, News Editor

September 30, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

The Women’s Grand Slam Tennis Championship was riddled with contentious penalties against tennis superstar Serena Williams, ranging from a coaching violation to verbal abuse. Overshadowing Naomi Osaka’s eventual win, Williams brought the issue of sexism to the forefront after calling out umpire Carlos...

Editorial: Channeling our anger to effect change

Editorial: Channeling our anger to effect change

September 28, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Online Exclusive, Opinion

After the recent events involving two former Harker teachers’ inappropriate interactions with students and their subsequent arresting, we’ve seen, among other warranted responses, some knee-jerk reactions to the news. The news is absolutely important, and as the national situation with Supreme...

Editorial: We are not “the enemy of the people”

Editorial: We are not “the enemy of the people”

September 3, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Online Exclusive, Opinion

What would America look like without the press? At first, this question seems too far-fetched to merit consideration. America is a country founded on the freedom of the press, which is not only an intrinsic aspect of our culture but also a fundamental right enshrined in the First Amendment of our...

Conservative representation in the media contributes to discussion

Conservative representation in the media contributes to discussion

by Vivian Jin and Jessie Wang

September 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

When you read the news--be it The New York Times, The Washington Post or perhaps Buzzfeed--do you notice a common pattern among the articles? They seem to echo similar opinions: feminism is good, LGBTQ+ rights are good, gun control is good and DACA is good. The death penalty is bad, more oil drilling...

Heart of Harker: Lessons from twelve years at Harker

Heart of Harker: Lessons from twelve years at Harker

by Victor Adler, Guest Writer

September 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

I always wanted to be a teacher, but throughout my life adults tried to talk me out of it for a host of reasons. When I finally committed to be a teacher, it even stunned my wife. I originally sought a job at a Harker rival. They rejected me. With hindsight that would be my fortune. In January of 2006,...

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