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Dialectic: AP Tests

Dialectic: AP Tests

by Nicole Chen and Karina Chen

March 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

Winged Post: At Harker, many students choose to enroll in Advanced Placement (AP) classes. Are AP classes really college-level courses? Karina: Yes, they should be considered college-level courses. For instance, credits students have achieved from taking College Board AP examinations can be used to...

P.E. credits insufficiently credited for camaraderie

P.E. credits insufficiently credited for camaraderie

by Arya Maheshwari, Reporter

March 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

Given the right outlook, the P.E. requirement can become something so much more than a box that is grudgingly checked off, as is the case with most obligations. Squeezing out 10 service hours with reluctance, to have one less thing to do or one more thing on a resumé, is definitely possible. Similar...

Institutionalized doping in sports obliges cultural reform

Institutionalized doping in sports obliges cultural reform

by Saloni Shah, Reporter

March 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

A flood of grey and white dominated the floor as 169 athletes maneuvered through the opening ceremony of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, following behind the Olympic flag instead of proudly displaying their native Russian flag. Watching the Russian athletes compete under the banner “OAR” (Oly...

Gamer aggression: the hate speech growing behind screens

Gamer aggression: the hate speech growing behind screens

by Arya Maheshwari, Reporter

March 8, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

“Hey you, support, I said I needed healing. Do you maybe want to do your job and support me? Hey, is there actually something wrong with you, you piece of–” At that point, after trying to explain that I was doing my best to help the team, I dropped my headset onto the desk, knowing the toxi...

Media Matters: Queer representation by the numbers

Media Matters: Queer representation by the numbers

by Nina Gee, Reporter

March 8, 2018


Filed under Media Matters, Online Exclusive, Opinion

Moonlight surpassed seemingly insurmountable bounds with it’s heartbreakingly honest narrative, becoming the first LGBT film to win the Best Picture Award. However, even after its memorable win at last year’s Oscars, there doesn’t seem to be a noticeable change in the way that Hollywood treats L...

Editorial: Courage and activism of MSD survivors provide hope for change

March 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized, Winged Post

Rose Guan It happened again. Another mass shooting at yet another school—yet another senseless tragedy. Yet another evening news broadcast full of crying faces of children and parents mourning the 17 lives cut short by yet another young white male, this time on Valentine’s Day, this time in Florida. Any mass shooting in America today is met...

Living in the present

Living in the present

by Vivian Jin, Reporter

February 25, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

I had a great time in Harker Lower School. I gathered bouquets of flower-like autumn leaves to give to teachers, slid over fields of frost-glazed grass with my best friends, combed through the playground tanbark for colorful beads to collect and completed lots of interesting assignments with a touch ...

Living in the shadows

Living in the shadows

by Laura Wu, TALON People Editor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

“Oh, I know your sister!” These are the words that I always hear but never really want to. I love my sister, but it is never enjoyable to be in another person’s shadow and continuously compared to them. I am forever known to others, especially teachers and upperclassmen as my older sister’s sibling....

iPhone 8 vs. Galaxy S8

iPhone 8 vs. Galaxy S8

by Andrew Chang

February 5, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

Ever since the insurgence of smartphone devices, there has been an enduring debate surrounding the choice between the two evident technology giants and leading competitors in the mobile industry – Samsung and Apple. The question surrounding which company sports a better device has prompted both tech g...

Heart of Harker: An open letter to Logan Paul

by Sameep Mangat, Guest Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

Dear Logan Paul, I don’t think you get it. That, more than anything, is my problem. Despite your apology, you seem to be missing the point. Making a mistake is not the issue at hand here. Filming and making a mockery out of someone who took their own life is. If you had even some sense of morality, yo...

Starting life as a second semester senior

Starting life as a second semester senior

by Krishna Bheda, Columnist

February 5, 2018


Filed under Columnists, Krishna Bheda, Opinion, Winged Post

My vision was blurred, my legs felt like lead, and the dream I had was way cooler than school. While struggling not to fall back asleep, I mentally scanned through my day under the comfort of my fluffy green sheets and groaned at the thought of entering the brisk morning air. I felt this way until I re...

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