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Magical myths: innocuous or inimical?

Magical myths: innocuous or inimical?

by Aditya Singhvi, Reporter

December 13, 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...

(Occasionally) “taking the L”: A cost-benefit analysis of senior fall

(Occasionally) “taking the L”: A cost-benefit analysis of senior fall

by Sahana Srinivasan, Winged Post Editor-in-chief

November 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

Cost-benefit analysis: It’s one of the most fundamental concepts of economics, something 100 of our upperclassmen learn every September and then again three days before May exams. For those of you not familiar with economics, it boils down to this: Is what you put into something worth what you get ou...

Heart of Harker: The other side of the interview

Heart of Harker: The other side of the interview

by Melissa Kwan, Guest Writer

November 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

Every spring, the journalism program undergoes a “leadership transition.” The underclassmen applying for positions curate their best work, interview with Ms. Austin and wait for the fateful decision email to appear in their inboxes. It’s comparable to the casting of a play, both in drama and in...

Blindly donating to relief organizations may not benefit target populations

Blindly donating to relief organizations may not benefit target populations

by Nicole Chen, Features Editor

November 19, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

In light of recent global natural disasters like the northern California wildfires and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, awareness of how resources are being utilized and organization-to-public transparency is key. Historically, relief organizations have played a significant role in bettering the l...

Meetings should incorporate more student input

Meetings should incorporate more student input

by Editorial

November 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

There recently were two notable schoolwide assemblies: one on gender, in which marriage and family counselor Maureen Johnston gave an introduction to topics in gender, and another, the honor council town hall, which aimed to enable discussion of honor through small groups led by student moderators. T...

Media Matters: Hollywood’s culture shift on sexual misconduct should focus on prevention

Media Matters: Hollywood’s culture shift on sexual misconduct should focus on prevention

by Adrian Chu, Columnist

November 14, 2017


Filed under Adrian Chu, Columnists, Online Exclusive, Opinion

2016 was the year where many beloved movie celebrities died. 2017 is beginning to look like the year where celebrities are dead to me. First came the Harvey Weinstein allegations in early October, news that did not surprise many. Often the butt of public jabs on TV shows, Weinstein's less than stellar...

Gun control after Las Vegas: Our government’s actions speak far louder than words

Gun control after Las Vegas: Our government’s actions speak far louder than words

by Staff Editorial

November 6, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion, Showcase

One month ago, on Oct. 1 in Las Vegas, a gunman opened fire out an outdoor concert, wounding 527 and killing 58, using a semi-automatic weapon with a bump fire stock accessory that allowed him to fire at the rate of a fully automatic weapon. In response to mass shootings, thoughts and prayers are...

Some things last forever

Some things last forever

by Saloni Shah, Reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion, Showcase

My family celebrates the Indian Rakhi festival every year. On this day, I tie a sacred thread on my brother’s wrist, celebrating the eternal emotional bond between a brother and sister, though I follow the ritual primarily to receive gifts from my brother. Although being a younger sister has its...

MoviePass should take advantage of the theatrical experience

MoviePass should take advantage of the theatrical experience

by Adrian Chu, Columnist

October 23, 2017


Filed under Adrian Chu, Columnists, Online Exclusive, Opinion

From its website crash shortly after it reduced its monthly fee from $50 to $9.95 in mid-Aug. to its inability to meet overwhelming demand for its cheaper service, MoviePass’s rocky debut does not bode well for the company attempting to disrupt the movie theater model. Increasing its workforce by...

Why I run

Why I run

by Aditya Singhvi, Reporter

October 15, 2017


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

Last spring, I wanted to try a new sport. I knew I could run, so track seemed like a natural choice. Having never been part of a school team before, I did not know what to expect when I showed up for the first day of practice at the Blackford track. Feeling nervous, I took some solace in the fact that...

Dialectic: Lunchtime Stratagems

Dialectic: Lunchtime Stratagems

October 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

Winged Post: First, tell us a brief summary of your stance on the eternal question: when you enter lunch, is it wiser to first go to Fresh Mex or Manzanita? Anvi: I think it’s worth it to go to  Manzanita because at Fresh Mex you either like the entree or you don’t, but with Manzanita there...

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