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College here I come!

College here I come!

by Erica Cai, Esha Gohil, Saloni Shah, and Alysa Su

May 23, 2019


Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

In just a few months, a quarter of the Harker Upper School population will be heading off to college, into the great beyond. To prepare our beloved seniors for the next stage of their journeys, seasoned alumni shared some words of wisdom that might enrich soon-to-be freshmen’s college experience. Advice #1...

Seniors and juniors celebrate close of school year with annual Baccalaureate ceremony

Seniors and juniors celebrate close of school year with annual Baccalaureate ceremony

by Erica Cai and Anna Vazhaeparambil

May 23, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Students of the class of 2019 and 2020 gathered in the quad with parents and faculty on yesterday for the annual Baccalaureate ceremony, an event where the current senior class passes down their responsibility as leaders of the school to the junior class. “I think it is important to symbolically...

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...

Justice Department indicts fifty people in nationwide college admissions bribery scandal

Justice Department indicts fifty people in nationwide college admissions bribery scandal

by Kathy Fang, Nicole Chen, and Arushi Saxena

March 13, 2019


Filed under News, Online Exclusive, Showcase

The Justice Department indicted fifty people yesterday for involvement in a nationwide conspiracy to commit fraud in order to secure spots at elite universities as recruited athletes and to falsify college entrance test exam scores, according to documents released Tuesday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office...

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...

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...

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