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Heart of Harker: Prioritizing ourselves

Heart of Harker: Prioritizing ourselves

by Amla Rashingkar, Guest Writer

December 28, 2019

Like most of you, I grew up thinking school was my priority. I walked into high school yearning for a high GPA. I wanted to be the poster child for everything I did. The word “stop” didn’t exist in my vocabulary. I always wanted more.  The desire to impress my parents and my peers lurked behind me l...

It wasn’t just a sport: wrestling was a family

It wasn’t just a sport: wrestling was a family

by Eric Fang, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

December 21, 2019

Kobe Howard (‘19) lay face down on the wrestling mat, his arm trapped behind his back by his opponent’s knee. I hovered above my seat, praying that he wouldn’t give up. “Throw him off your back,” I shouted. I knew how vulnerable Kobe felt. I remembered breaking my ankle in the middle of a mat...

Dance teams combine into Harker Dance Company

Dance teams combine into Harker Dance Company

by Esha Gohil, Humans of Harker

December 20, 2019

The junior varsity and varsity dance teams merged together for the first time ever to form the Harker Dance Company at the start of this school year. The choreographers, Karl Kuehn, who previously coached varsity, and Rachelle Haun, who coached junior varsity, decided that the timing was right to proceed...

Skating the curves

Skating the curves

by Nicole Tian, Co-Lifestyle Editor

December 7, 2019

High schooler Esteban Rodriguez leans against the rails of the Lake Cunningham Actions Sports Park in San Jose, nonchalantly flipping his black board emblazoned with a painted white skull, its bare teeth and exposed gums clenching onto the scales of a red-eyed viper. The azure edges of the board have b...

HarkerDev heads towards future

HarkerDev heads towards future

by Emily Tan, Assistant Features Editor

December 7, 2019

Standing behind the microphone in front of the student body and faculty, Bennett Liu (12), John Lynch (11), Gloria Zhu (10) and Chirag Kaushik (10), the four admins of the upper school’s software development organization HarkerDev, preview applications coming soon to the upper school, like an app ...

Changes on the horizon: As Sonoma County recovers from Kincade fire, Bay Area considers lessons learned from PG&E shutoffs

Changes on the horizon: As Sonoma County recovers from Kincade fire, Bay Area considers lessons learned from PG&E shutoffs

by Eric Fang and Lucy Ge

November 20, 2019

Bay Area energy faces an uncertain future after controversial planned power outages  Following Pacific Gas and Electric’s (PG&E) mass power shutoffs last month, the Bay Area is evaluating potential changes to utility delivery and emergency response in the region.  In four rounds of shutoffs ...

Safe at home?

Safe at home?

by Eric Fang and Kathy Fang

November 20, 2019

As the upper school moves forward from a threatening graffiti message that disrupted school two weeks ago, administrators will maintain a heightened police presence on campus and continue discussing changes to the security system.  According to Facilities Director Mike Bassoni, the school plans ...

Left in the dark

Left in the dark

by Arushi Saxena, News Editor

November 19, 2019

It was a chilly Saturday evening, punctuated only by the shrill cheers of children playing in the yard next door. It was the night before Diwali, and we had just concluded a day of re-organizing the house, embellishing our corners with traditional Indian decorations and placing diyas, mini oil lamps, ...

“Students, teachers take a stand”: March for Education rallies support for educational funding

“Students, teachers take a stand”: March for Education rallies support for educational funding

by Kathy Fang, Arushi Saxena, and Alysa Suleiman

November 19, 2019

Over 100 people gathered in César Chavez Plaza in downtown San Jose on Nov. 9 as part of the March for Education, an event hosted by GEN-Up, a student-led social justice organization and student-activist coalition. The event featured talks from student speakers and elected officials, as well as a rally...

More than just paint: Street art speaks out on public walls

More than just paint: Street art speaks out on public walls

by Arely Sun, Co-Lifestyle Editor

November 16, 2019

Sandwiched between a hot pink complex and a beige building in San Francisco, a colorful alley decorated from top to bottom with murals hides in plain sight. Painted words, flowers and symbols extend down the concrete of the narrow street and flow into other sentences and designs. Clarion Alley is ju...

Fall Quadchella invites students, faculty to watch performances through informal talent show

Fall Quadchella invites students, faculty to watch performances through informal talent show

by Sriya Batchu, Reporter

November 16, 2019

Harker’s biannual Quadchella talent show invited students and faculty to watch an array of performances in the quad during long lunch on Nov. 7. This Quadchella contained a total of four teacher acts and six student acts. Face painting provided by the art club along with popcorn and tattoos were a...

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