Harker Aquila

Amid grief, we find support in community

by Editorial

February 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

Some have taken the recent sexual assault at the middle school campus as a sign that something needs to change: whether that the school should strengthen its security, or that the culture of sexual assault in this country has persisted far too long. The school has certainly responded to these claims, and ...

Learning to let go

Learning to let go

by Arushi Saxena, Reporter

February 3, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

As we stepped into the Valley Fair Mall parking lot, my mother and I heard a shout in the distance accompanied by the loud honking of a car. We continued along the row to where our car stood, but in between our car and the next was a large golf cart, belonging to security. The flashing yellow lights blinded me for a ...

A new sophomore’s experiences

A new sophomore’s experiences

by Jessie Wang, Reporter

February 3, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

When I entered Harker, unlike most people, I wasn’t a preschooler, a sixth grader, or a freshman. I was a sophomore. It has been one semester since school started, one semester since I became a Harker student. My first week or so at Harker was an interesting one to say the least. The first real e...

Are good grades worth all the hard effort?

Are good grades worth all the hard effort?

by Sara Yen, Reporter

January 29, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

Two weeks ago, I anxiously awaited my semester one report card. Soon after the clock turned to 5 p.m., I hastily clicked on the bright blue button to download my grades. Once the PDF opened in another tab, my eyes pored over each box of the table grid of grades, absorbed into the screen. I had done ...

Service is more than just 30 hours

Service is more than just 30 hours

by Neil Bai, Copy Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

“Hurry! Only five more minutes!” I yelled, as my two best friends and I scrambled to finish preparing a dinner that would feed 40. It’s the spring of my freshman year. We’ve already been working for more than three hours, but we encountered obstacles every step of the way. Now I have no time ...

“Living in the moment”—only from the sidelines

“Living in the moment”—only from the sidelines

by Kathy Fang, Photo Editor

January 22, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

It is not unusual to find multiple photographers scattered amongst the sidelines of any event. In fact, you may even expect to hear the muted clicks of a camera underscoring the ambience of every major occasion, from something as small as a birthday celebration to a much-anticipated press conference or a devastati...

What does home mean?

What does home mean?

by Gloria Zhang, Aquila Asst. Features Editor

January 19, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

“Kia Ora,” he said, as he flipped to the photo page of my black passport, the silver ferns lining the edges reflecting the ceiling light. “Excuse me?” my mind was focused on the accumulating airport security line, struggling to process the simple words. “You’re from New Zealand, right?...

Media Matters: Comedic tragedies should avoid the token inclusion of social issues

Media Matters: Comedic tragedies should avoid the token inclusion of social issues

by Adrian Chu, Columnist

January 15, 2018


Filed under Adrian Chu, Columnists, Online Exclusive, Opinion

Martin McDonagh’s black comedy, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” is about revenge, but in its 1 hour and 55 minutes runtime, the movie also covers no less than rape, racism in the criminal justice system, the futility of changing offensive vocabulary, homophobia, divorce, police bru...

Silicon Valley’s pseudoscientific guilty pleasures

Silicon Valley’s pseudoscientific guilty pleasures

by Derek Yen, Winged Post Opinion Editor

January 12, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion, Showcase

A piece recently published by the New York Times describes a new trend of “raw water,” or water that has not been filtered, sterilized, or at all treated since being sourced from springs. Proponents of raw water claim that it is beneficial to health, and that tapwater and bottled water are eith...

Being Vegetarian is My Adventure

Being Vegetarian is My Adventure

by Anjay Saklecha, Winged Post Copy Editor

January 8, 2018


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

Everyone always asks me the same thing when they first find out I’m a vegetarian, “What do you eat, vegetables?” Being a vegetarian doesn’t mean you only eat vegetables. It means following a lifestyle diet of foods such a grains, legumes, fruits, dairy and yes, vegetables… just no meat prod...

Magical myths: innocuous or inimical?

Magical myths: innocuous or inimical?

by Aditya Singhvi, Reporter

December 14, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

As the holiday season draws near, so do all of the festivities associated with it. The smell of brownies baking permeates the air, holiday music firmly lodges itself in ears everywhere and grotesque sweaters are suddenly socially acceptable garments. And whether you celebrate Christmas or not, it is impossi...

Dialectic: Gun Control

Dialectic: Gun Control

by Jin Tuan and Aditya Singhvi

November 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

The topic of gun control has reentered the public arena with increased freshness int he wake of mass shootings at Las Vegas and in Texas. What steps should be taken to prevent deaths and injury from gun-related violence? Winged Post: After the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, TX, Sarah Huckabe...

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