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Eric Fang

Eric Fang, Winged Post Editor in Chief

Eric Fang (12) is the co-editor in chief of the Winged Post. This is his fourth year in Harker Journalism, and he hopes to hone his skills as both a writer and journalist in the near future. He wrestles and throws shot-put and discus for track and field. In his free time, he likes to read the news, play video games and listen to music.
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A run-down part of Vallco mall remains standing amid construction of a new mixed-use complex. Construction had been stalled from June 2018 to early May 2020 because a community group called Friends of Cupertino sued the property developers, opposing the increased traffic that development would bring.

August 19, 2020
Construction machinery digs up the parking lot of the former Vallco Shopping Mall in Cupertino. On May 7, a judge approved plans to convert Vallco into 2,402 housing units, half of which are below market-rate, and 1.8 million square feet of offices.

August 19, 2020
This infographic depicts the distribution of living locations of students and teachers and the associated commute times to the upper school campus.

August 19, 2020
Mary Lopez, 58, had lived on the Joe Rodota trail for three months. She is currently looking for a roommate who can help make rent affordable.

August 19, 2020
Cina Hone, 49, has lived on the Joe Rodota Trail since August and been unsheltered for 27 years. Most shelters won’t let her bring her 12-year-old chihuahua, named Little Mama, with her.

August 19, 2020
Savanah Carlson volunteers on the Joe Rodota trail with the HIV prevention organization Face to Face. Carlson and other volunteers worked to prevent drug overdose and HIV infection in the encampment by picking up used syringes and giving out clean needles, condoms and Narcan, a medication used to treat opioid overdoses.

August 19, 2020
Joseph Vicino, 37, had been living on the trail with his dog, Rocky, for the past six months, ever since his trailer got towed with all his money and belongings. Skyrocketing rents in Santa Rosa, brought on by the destruction of the 2017 Tubbs fire, forced Vicino out of his previous home.

August 19, 2020
A mattress and a shopping cart full of personal belongings sit on the sidewalk on Kiely Blvd., around the corner from the upper school. According to the latest counts by city officials, in 2019 there were 9,706 people experiencing homelessness in San Jose.

August 19, 2020
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