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The apex of high school research: upper school seniors win accolades as Regeneron STS scholars and finalists

The apex of high school research: upper school seniors win accolades as Regeneron STS scholars and finalists

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

Using deep learning to improve therapy for arrhythmia. Finding a target treatment for a high-risk form of childhood cancer. Analyzing genomic data to help diagnose food allergies. These projects landed seniors Ruhi Sayana, Natasha Maniar and Ayush Alag, respectively, spots in the list of 40 Regeneron Sci...

Team 1072: Build Season

Team 1072: Build Season

by Sriya Batchu and Vishnu Kannan

February 27, 2019


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

This piece was originally published in the pages of The Winged Post on February 20, 2019. ...

So you want to be a librarian?

So you want to be a librarian?

by Nina Gee and Irina Malyugina

February 27, 2019


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, So you want to be a..., Winged Post

If you've been at Harker for more than a year, chances are you've probably had contact with one or more of the campus librarians. Their skill sets seem endless, from evaluating your interpretation of a literary theory to finding obscure primary documents for that history research essay. They are a sign...

Global Reset: Local efforts to be environmental

Global Reset: Local efforts to be environmental

by Eric Fang and Anna Vazhaeparambil

February 26, 2019


Filed under Global Reset, STEM, Winged Post

How can we replace plastics in our schools with compostable material? How can we reduce idle energy? What are some activities that may get students more interested in the environment? Attendees of the Students for Green High Schools Conference on Jan. 26 brainstormed solutions to these questions in small...

STEM Scene (Volume 20, Issue 4)

STEM Scene (Volume 20, Issue 4)

by Mark Hu, Reporter

February 26, 2019


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

Blood moon In the late evening of Jan. 20, a super wolf blood moon occurred, according to the Nation Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Being the first full moon of the year, it was a wolf moon. It was also at its closest to the Earth, making it a supermoon. Finally, the moon passed behind the earth which projected a red hue on the moon’s surface thus cre...

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...

Doing little bits of good every day

Doing little bits of good every day

February 23, 2019


Filed under Features, Winged Post

Whether he’s vacuuming the carpet of Main, mopping the floor of Manzanita or getting a ladder for a staff member who needs one, custodian Johnny Lockett is a familiar face to all who wander through Main’s hallways sometime after 2:30 pm. Lockett was born in Louisiana and joined the military after...

The international student journey

The international student journey

by Gloria Zhang, Jessie Wang, and Erica Cai

February 23, 2019


Filed under Features, Winged Post

International Student Nemo “Li Zhi” Yang (12) found himself in a predicament with the most bothersome adulthood chore: tax return. After filing his documents, Nemo did not notice their disqualification due to misfilled information. And a series of unfortunate events preceded. First, his financial institution...

Soccer teams host Kicks Against Cancer event, raise funds for Camp Okizu

Soccer teams host Kicks Against Cancer event, raise funds for Camp Okizu

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Sports, Winged Post

Roars echo from the bleachers as the varsity girls soccer team scores yet another goal during their Kicks Against Cancer game. Smiles adorn the faces of students, parents and faculty alike as lavender balloons wave from the stands, serving as a reminder of what the teams are playing for. Kicks Again...

Pulse of the People: Hollywood steps into inclusivity

Pulse of the People: Hollywood steps into inclusivity

by Varsha Rammohan, Arushi Saxena, and Saloni Shah

February 22, 2019


Filed under Features, Winged Post

The image of Canadian actress Sandra Oh filled the television screen as she took to the 2019 Golden Globes stage to accept her award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama. Clad in a floor-length milky dress framed by aureate sleeves, she shattered two records that night. As O...

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