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American Party System, Take Six

American Party System, Take Six

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

January 6, 2019

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 US?

Perspectives: Does the Honduran migrant caravan pose a threat to the US?

by Srinath Somasundaram and Eric Fang

December 9, 2018

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 U.S. However, the precedent the caravan sets for large numbers of migrants attempting to enter the United States can potentially pose ...

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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...

Perspectives (Issue 2)

Perspectives (Issue 2)

by Anjay Saklecha and Srinath Somasundaram

October 17, 2018

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

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

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

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...

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