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The Green New Deal

The Green New Deal

by Arya Maheshwari, Varsha Rammohan, Lucy Ge, and Michael Eng

April 27, 2019


Filed under Global Reset, STEM, Winged Post

The icecaps are melting. Wildfires and polar vortices are breaking out. The ocean is acidifying. Category 5 hurricanes are ripping through the U.S. seemingly every year. In the face of looming disaster, the Green New Deal (GND) attempts to address the increasingly detrimental effects of climate change. ...

Language clubs honor international cultures

Language clubs honor international cultures

by Alysa Su, Jessie Wang, and Irene Yuan

April 26, 2019


Filed under Global, News, Winged Post

Ni hao. Konnichiwa. Salve. Bonjour. Hola. You’ve heard of them before: Junior Classical League and the four Language National Honor Societies. Each of these organizations are extremely populated in our school, but how many people really know what their purpose is? Currently, Harker’s upper scho...

Bringing Capoeira to Life

Bringing Capoeira to Life

by Mark Hu and Muthu Panchanatham

April 25, 2019


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized, Winged Post

Intense music plays in the background as two students bend down to touch their teacher’s feet, surrounded by their peers. They then proceed to shake hands, acknowledging each other with respect as they were taught. Suddenly, the two cartwheel into the center of the “roda” or circle of people and engage ...

Greetings from California

Greetings from California

by Arely Sun, Catherine Feng, and Helen Yang

April 25, 2019


Filed under Features, Winged Post

Avi Gulati (11) Family Homeland: India Avi Gulati (11) is a second generation Indian-American. He has visited India at least once every year except for in 2008. Avi is obsessed with Alia Bhatt, a famous Bollywood actress. Two years ago, when he was in India, he decided to try to meet Bhatt. He and...

Heart of Harker: Being LGBTQ+ at prom

Heart of Harker: Being LGBTQ+ at prom

by Emmy Huchley and Raphael Sanche

April 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

Prom season is upon us, and we’re all expecting the cute asks, matching outfits and cheesy slow songs. But for Harker’s LGBTQ+ students, prom isn’t just a time of fun traditions. With every promposal or slow dance, we wonder how the people around us are going to react. More often than not, the...

Heart of Harker: Lessons in stress and pressure

Heart of Harker: Lessons in stress and pressure

by Joanna Lin, Alumna Guest Writer

April 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

You’ll never get there. Right now, all that matters is college. Once you get in (and you WILL get in), it’s internships, grad school, med school. And afterwards, your own lab, your own practice, your own Silicon Valley startup. And suddenly you’ll find yourself signing your kids up for Suzuki violin ...

Editorial: Scandal reveals flaws in admissions process

Editorial: Scandal reveals flaws in admissions process

April 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

Last month, federal prosecutors charged over fifty people for their involvement in a college admissions scandal in which, among other illegal practices, parents of college applicants allegedly paid large sums of money to falsify standardized test results or have their children recruited for sports t...

A Day in the Life of: Facilities

A Day in the Life of: Facilities

by Gloria Zhang, Sara Yen, Erica Cai, Esha Goyal, Irina Malyugina, and Catherine Feng

April 23, 2019


Filed under Features, Winged Post

This piece was originally published in the pages of The Winged Post on April 17, 2019.                  ...

“This is Urinetown”: Spring musical “Urinetown” delves into a drenched world

“This is Urinetown”: Spring musical “Urinetown” delves into a drenched world

by Erica Cai, Esha Gohil, Sara Yen, and Gloria Zhang

April 11, 2019


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive, Showcase, Winged Post

With the house lights in the Patil Theater dimmed, Performing Arts Director Laura Lang-Ree exclaims from the back row of the orchestra seats, “Alright, take it to the top of the show!” Hearing these words, the cast, scattered around the stage, transforms from relaxed high school students to actors ...

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...

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