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So you want to be a tattoo artist?

So you want to be a tattoo artist?

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Catherine Feng, and Lucy Ge

December 10, 2018


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

Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog” blasts through the speakers, nearly overpowering the constant hum of tattoo machines that resonate in the room. Greenery and artwork adorn the walls of the shop, and colorful figurines and trinkets fill the shelves. In the center of everything, a tattoo artist sits c...

Exploring Virtual Worlds and Simulations

Exploring Virtual Worlds and Simulations

by Arya Maheshwari and Aditya Singhvi

December 10, 2018


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

Science fiction has long theorized about the existence of lifelike simulations, with movies like The Matrix (1999), Gamer (2009) and, most recently, Ready Player One (2018).  However, with the rise of virtual reality technology and the exponential growth of computers, many scientists and philosophers, including Elo...

Perspectives: Does the Honduran Migrant Caravan pose a threat to the United States?

Perspectives: Does the Honduran Migrant Caravan pose a threat to the United States?

by Srinath Somasundaram and Eric Fang

December 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

Caravan may cause immigration issues Contrary to the political rhetoric of many prominent right-wing politicians, the caravan does not pose an immediate threat to the United States. However, the precedent the caravan sets for large numbers of migrants attempting to enter the United States can potent...

Affirmative Action: Stop racial quotas and start race-conscious thinking

Affirmative Action: Stop racial quotas and start race-conscious thinking

by Gloria Zhang, Features Editor

December 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

“First things first, you should know that you need to work twice—no thrice—as hard as any other white person. And I say this not because you don’t work hard, but that is what society recognizes.” And that was what my first meeting with my Asian college counselor pertained to. However, eight...

Editors’ Note: What have we done?

Editors’ Note: What have we done?

by Prameela Kottapalli and Katherine Zhang

December 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

Another month gone by, another reporter materializing in front of your eyes to hand you a copy of the Winged Post. You take it (of course) and scan the front page — but wait. Where is the green “Winged Post” splayed horizontally across the top of the front page? What happened to the page numbe...

Inside the midterm elections

Inside the midterm elections

by Varsha Rammohan, Saloni Shah, and Aditya Singhvi

December 9, 2018


Filed under News, Winged Post

The Democrats gained a majority in the House of Representatives while Republicans expanded their lead in the Senate during the midterm elections on Nov. 6. These elections had the highest ever number of votes cast in a US midterm election, with more than 113 million people voting. This represents...

The potential of Hydrogen

The potential of Hydrogen

by Sara Yen and Jessie Wang

December 7, 2018


Filed under Global Reset, STEM, Winged Post

According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, transportation, mainly cars and trucks, constitutes almost 30 percent of all global warming emissions in America. When discussing alternative zero emission energy sources, most people might first think of wind or solar power, but there’s a new source ...

Keep up the progress

Keep up the progress

by Jin Tuan, STEM columnist and lifestyle editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Columnists, STEM, Winged Post

Scientists work hard to come up with breakthrough after breakthrough. Hydrogen fuel cells are a promising step into the future, but like any other solution proposed, they aren’t the be-all and end-all of solutions to sustainability. Hydrogen fuel, though relatively straightforward to use and cons...

Shots Fired: America tackles its growing gun problem

Shots Fired: America tackles its growing gun problem

by Eric Fang and Varsha Rammohan

December 7, 2018


Filed under Features, Winged Post

Moorpark College student Noel Sparks was spending her evening at Borderline Bar & Grill’s college country and line dancing night when a man dressed in dark clothes opened fire on the crowd with a pistol equipped with an extended magazine, according to witness accounts. Sparks, along with 11...

As fall sports end, winter sports take flight

As fall sports end, winter sports take flight

by Kushal Shah and Saloni Shah

December 7, 2018


Filed under Boys Basketball, Boys Soccer, Boys Water Polo, Cross Country, Fall Sports, Football, Girls Basketball, Girls Golf, Girls Soccer, Girls Tennis, Girls Volleyball, Girls Water Polo, Golf, Sports, Uncategorized, Volleyball, Winged Post, Winter Sports

The fall season of sports ended and was marked by historic results for both girls volleyball and girls golf. Girls golf won the WBAL championship by an unprecedented 44 strokes and was just the seventh team in Harker history to qualify for NorCals, the last time being 12 years ago in 2006. Sophomo...

Kick Back with Kushal: Has the NBA finally been freed from the evil Warriors’ clutches?

Kick Back with Kushal: Has the NBA finally been freed from the evil Warriors’ clutches?

by Kushal Shah, Columnist

December 7, 2018


Filed under Kick back with Kushal, Sports, Uncategorized, Winged Post

Yes, it’s true—it’s all true. After a long period of silence from supposed “contending” teams, the wicked Warriors of the West have finally released their NBA counterparts as their hostages. However, one matter is yet uncertain. What really incited this good-hearted release? Was it the Warriors’...

Editorial: Reacting to disasters that affect us

Editorial: Reacting to disasters that affect us

December 7, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Winged Post

While the Camp Fire in northern California and the Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire in southern California destroyed over 1,100 homes and left tens of thousands homeless, they also produced toxic smoke that clouded the streets of the Bay Area. Many in the Harker community and elsewhere in the Bay Area wore ...

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