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Harker celebrates 125th anniversary

Harker celebrates 125th anniversary

by Sara Yen, Gloria Zhang, and Anna Vazhaeparambil

October 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Winged Post

Harker students, faculty, alumni and parents attended the various events and festivities that were organized during Harker’s 125th Weekend on Oct. 6 to 7 and the week before. All four grade levels in the high school participated in the homecoming rally on Oct. 5 to compete for spirit points on Davis...

Competitive math draws participants of all ages

Competitive math draws participants of all ages

by Aditya Singhvi and Saurav Tewari

October 18, 2018


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

Rows and rows of seats in a college lecture hall fill up with anxious students, armed with yellow #2 pencils, fully charged TI-84s and blank sheets of paper. Proctors distribute tests, making their way down the aisles while issuing stern directions. Soon, the talking dies down and the command of  “Yo...

Amazon releases expand horizons of the voice-control “Internet of Things”

Amazon releases expand horizons of the voice-control “Internet of Things”

by Arya Maheshwari, STEM Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

The lights slowly blaze to life as you awake, mimicking the dawn sun as the clock glows blue upon reaching six o’clock. Perhaps a rooster crows through the speakers as a calm voice asks you to nod if you’d like your normal breakfast for Wednesdays. The microwave then whirs to life in the background...

STEM Scene (Volume 20, Issue 2)

STEM Scene (Volume 20, Issue 2)

by Helen Yang, Columnist

October 18, 2018


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

Co-founders of instagram step down Kevin Systrom, CEO of Instagram, and Mike Krieger, CTO, founded Instagram together in 2010 in San Francisco. Six years after selling the company to Facebook for $1 billion, the duo resigned and plans to leave Instagram. SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket California based aerospace company SpaceX launched ...

The art of creating kombucha leather

The art of creating kombucha leather

by Jin Tuan and Arely Sun

October 18, 2018


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

Fueled by our consumerism, climate change continues to wreak havoc. The demand for crude oil and the mountains of plastic in our oceans often take the forefront in discussions about the negative human impact on the planet. What is equally as formidable, however, is the insatiable demand for animal fu...

Modern breast cancer treatments provide new answers to disease

Modern breast cancer treatments provide new answers to disease

by Michael Eng, Columnist

October 18, 2018


Filed under STEM, Winged Post

October is breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer will likely strike someone you know — one in eight women, to be precise.   Although a myriad of treatments are available now, the Edwin Smith Papyrus from Ancient Egypt circa 1500 BCE, described cauterization, or burning, as the preferred ...

Perspectives (Issue 2)

Perspectives (Issue 2)

by Anjay Saklecha and Srinath Somasundaram

October 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

College-centric mindset limits options after high school While still in high school, our college-centric mindset as a school is a double-edged sword. In some cases, it serves as the impetus for high schoolers to start to do more while at other times, it causes a toxic environment where all decision...

Taking responsibility for our actions

Taking responsibility for our actions

October 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

As high school students, we’re constantly told that what we do now–every test, each interaction, each triumph or misstep– will impact our future. This seemingly-prophetic concept sometimes makes us view a less-than-ideal SAT score as a blemish on our lifelong resumes. When put in perspective, though, the...

Editors’ Note: What we cover and why

Editors’ Note:  What we cover and why

by Prameela Kottapalli and Katherine Zhang

October 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

Welcome back! Last issue, we dove into the message of Winged Post, addressing what you might see inside the pages. Now, we want to explain why we believe that these topics are important. Each issue, we leave a space in our STEM section to cover climate change, one of the most pervasive and pressing pr...

Bench for life: Term limits needed for Supreme Court justices

Bench for life: Term limits needed for Supreme Court justices

by Saloni Shah, Columnist and Assistant Humans of Harker Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

Monarchs rule for life and so do Supreme Court Justices. The ongoing drama and intense scrutiny surrounding the Senate Judiciary hearing on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court has resurfaced the question as to whether there should there be a term limit for the Supreme Court justice...

Heart of Harker: The meaning of adulthood

by Lilly Anderson, Guest Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

Birthdays often don’t mean much to me. Usually, when asked how differently you feel on the big day the answer more often than not is, “I feel the same.” I turned 18 only a few weeks ago but this birthday, however, was different although as an individual I did not feel an enormous change, the right...

A conservation of conversation

A conservation of conversation

by Arya Maheshwari, STEM Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Winged Post

"Welcome to Medium. A place where words matter." The bold black text appears as I open one of the internet’s most popular forums for writing feature articles, and at first, the sentence seems like a normal slogan given the journalistic and literary focus of the website. But after thinking about the line for ...

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