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Julian Assange’s alleged attempt at hacking deviates from ethical journalistic practice, even if done for the greater good

Julian Assange’s alleged attempt at hacking deviates from ethical journalistic practice, even if done for the greater good

by Eric Fang, News Editor

May 28, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

As Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder and Australian journalist, ​continues to face potential extradition to the United States, debates rage on over what justice Assange deserves. Recently, numerous thinkpieces, as well as celebrities and politicians like Pamela Anderson and Tulsi Gabbard, have weighed in on the charges against him. As a student reporter, I am particularly interested in the implications Assange’s case holds for the fu...

Learning balance as a junior

Learning balance as a junior

by David Feng, Guest Writer

May 23, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

Junior year is nothing short of a balancing act. Many students consider their third year of high school the worst and most stressful year, and they are correct to an extent. More things are being dumped onto your plate than you can possibly consume. Classes are becoming increasingly difficult. The loo...

Perspectives: Community dress standards

Perspectives: Community dress standards

by Nicole Tian and Catherine Feng

May 23, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

Dress choices emphasize expression While faculty and administration play a major role in deciding the community guidelines for dress, student opinion and changing styles are important factors to consider before making decisions. Clothing is a way for students to display their personality, and since the ...

Stop repeating the names of shooters

Stop repeating the names of shooters

by Sara Yen, Assistant Features Editor

April 25, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

One month ago, a gunman killed 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. In response to this tragedy, the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said to The Washington Post, “You will never hear me mention [the shooter’s] name. He is a terrorist; he is a criminal; he is an extremist. But he will, when I speak, be nameless.” Ardern emphasized that a person who has committed crimes as horrible as he did does not deserve recognition for his ac...

Heart of Harker: Being LGBTQ+ at prom

Heart of Harker: Being LGBTQ+ at prom

by Emmy Huchley and Raphael Sanche

April 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

Prom season is upon us, and we’re all expecting the cute asks, matching outfits and cheesy slow songs. But for Harker’s LGBTQ+ students, prom isn’t just a time of fun traditions. With every promposal or slow dance, we wonder how the people around us are going to react. More often than not, the...

Heart of Harker: Lessons in stress and pressure

Heart of Harker: Lessons in stress and pressure

by Joanna Lin, Alumna Guest Writer

April 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

You’ll never get there. Right now, all that matters is college. Once you get in (and you WILL get in), it’s internships, grad school, med school. And afterwards, your own lab, your own practice, your own Silicon Valley startup. And suddenly you’ll find yourself signing your kids up for Suzuki violin ...

Editorial: Scandal reveals flaws in admissions process

Editorial: Scandal reveals flaws in admissions process

April 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

Last month, federal prosecutors charged over fifty people for their involvement in a college admissions scandal in which, among other illegal practices, parents of college applicants allegedly paid large sums of money to falsify standardized test results or have their children recruited for sports t...

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:...

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