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Editorial: Female president could fuel culture shift

Editorial: Female president could fuel culture shift

February 24, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Winged Post

In the recent weeks, a number of Democrats have announced their bids for the 2020 presidential election, hoping for a chance to lead the party and oust the current administration. Although the race is still in its infantile stages, about half of the current candidates are women. According to a F...

Editors’ note: Taking things local

Editors’ note: Taking things local

by Prameela Kottapalli and Katherine Zhang

February 24, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

Last issue, we made a big change to the look of our newspaper — we said goodbye to our old broadsheet format. And thanks to much of the positive feedback we received after Issue 3, that change is here to stay. But in the long run, we’re still moving to improve the content of the newspaper — and fo...

Heart of Harker: A positive snowball effect

Heart of Harker: A positive snowball effect

by Krishay Mukhija, Guest Writer

February 24, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

Two years ago, I was debating against a talented opponent at the California Debate Tournament. While waiting for the judge’s decision, I asked if I would see him at an upcoming tournament. Shockingly, he answered no, explaining that he did not have a suit and felt “out of place” at these events. Th...

Indian Wedding: A Fusion of Families

Indian Wedding: A Fusion of Families

by Saloni Shah, Lifestyle Columnist and Assistant Humans of Harker Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

From “Crazy Rich Asians” to Instagram posts about the extravagant wedding of the Indian industrialist Ambani and the lavish weddings of Bollywood celebrities like Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, I was unsure of what to expect at my very first Indian wedding. My cousin, Sid, was introduced to his potent...

American Party System, Take Six

American Party System, Take Six

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

January 6, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion, Showcase

Nov. 6, 2018—the fated, long anticipated Election Day—came and passed in a flurry of red and blue. Voters around the country trickled into the polls to register and cast their ballots, newspapers and broadcasts ran nonstop programs and the nation held its breath in anticipation of the final results:...

Perspectives: Does the Honduran Migrant Caravan pose a threat to the United States?

Perspectives: Does the Honduran Migrant Caravan pose a threat to the United States?

by Srinath Somasundaram and Eric Fang

December 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

Caravan may cause immigration issues Contrary to the political rhetoric of many prominent right-wing politicians, the caravan does not pose an immediate threat to the United States. However, the precedent the caravan sets for large numbers of migrants attempting to enter the United States can potent...

Affirmative Action: Stop racial quotas and start race-conscious thinking

Affirmative Action: Stop racial quotas and start race-conscious thinking

by Gloria Zhang, Features Editor

December 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

“First things first, you should know that you need to work twice—no thrice—as hard as any other white person. And I say this not because you don’t work hard, but that is what society recognizes.” And that was what my first meeting with my Asian college counselor pertained to. However, eight...

Editors’ Note: What have we done?

Editors’ Note: What have we done?

by Prameela Kottapalli and Katherine Zhang

December 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

Another month gone by, another reporter materializing in front of your eyes to hand you a copy of the Winged Post. You take it (of course) and scan the front page — but wait. Where is the green “Winged Post” splayed horizontally across the top of the front page? What happened to the page numbe...

Editorial: Reacting to disasters that affect us

Editorial: Reacting to disasters that affect us

December 8, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Winged Post

While the Camp Fire in northern California and the Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire in southern California destroyed over 1,100 homes and left tens of thousands homeless, they also produced toxic smoke that clouded the streets of the Bay Area. Many in the Harker community and elsewhere in the Bay Area wore ...

A condemnation of conspiracies

A condemnation of conspiracies

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

December 2, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

To raise anti-immigration sentiment as the midterms came up, a conspiracy theory gained popularity on social media that posited billionaire George Soros is surreptitiously funding the caravan of central American asylum-seeking immigrants. President Trump, espousing another theory, claims that there are M...

Crossing a line

Crossing a line

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

free press: (n.) A press having the freedom to operate without interference or censorship. On Dec. 15, 1791, Congress ratified the first amendment, guaranteeing the freedom of expression and the right of the press to speak freely. For over 200 years, American journalists and citizens have been...

Impacts of increased ethnic representation in the entertainment industry

Impacts of increased ethnic representation in the entertainment industry

by Jessie Wang, Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

This September, I went to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon, and saw Snow in Midsummer, a play based off of an ancient Chinese operatic performance. What was special about this show was that all of the actors in it were East Asian, and it drastically increased the character’s bel...

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