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Harker journalism members stand in front of the library in Columbia university. They attended the CSPA convention for three days.

Harker Journalism staff tours and triumphs at 100th New York CSPA Spring Convention

by Felix Chen and Vika Gautham March 16, 2024

NEW YORK — Twenty Harker journalism staff attended the Columbia Scholastic Press Association 100th annual Spring Convention at Columbia University in New York from March 13 to 15.  1599 participants...

Harker convention attendees hold their Gold and Silver Crowns following the awards ceremony. Harker Aquila and HELM received Silver Crowns, while the Winged Post received a Gold Crown.

Harker receives recognition at annual CSPA conference

by Felix Chen and Vika Gautham March 16, 2024

NEW YORK — Harker student publications Harker Aquila, The Winged Post and literary magazine Harker Eclectic Literature & Media (HELM) received Crowns while attending the 100th annual Columbia...

Kathleen Neumeyer, former adviser of the Harvard-Westlake Chronicle, introduces her book Advising the Chronicle: How I taught high school journalism students to run billion-dollar companies (and you can too). She presented the session, J-ism Is Training for Anything,” which emphasized how journalistic skills are applicable to a wide range of fields.

‘Training for Anything’: From Gaza to sports photography to video journalism

by Felix Chen, Katerina Matta, Aishani Singh, and Claire Yu October 14, 2023

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Harker Journalism staff members attended speaker sessions with experienced professionals and fellow high school students in the journalism field to learn how to improve their own journalistic...

Harker Journalism staff members and advisers pose for a photo in front of the Quad mural during Editors Week. TALON, Humans of Harker, Harker Aquila and Winged Post staff met to bond as a team and prepare their publications for the upcoming school year.

Behind the bylines: Harker journalism staff gears up for year ahead with Editors’ Week

by Kinnera Mulam, Winged Post Co-Editor-in-Chief August 26, 2023

39 Harker Journalism staff members, Director of Journalism Whitney Huang and Yearbook Adviser Kevin Oliver attended Editors’ Week from Aug. 8-11 in the journalism room to prepare for the 2023-24 school...

TALON Yearbook  co-Editor-in-Chief Lavanya Subramanian (12) presents at a session titled “Afflicting the Comfortable while Comforting the Afflicted. Along with Winged Post co-Editor-in-Chief Sabrina Zhu (12), they explained how their staffs handled the reporting, writing and design processes for sensitive or uncomfortable topics that Harker journalism has covered.

Upper school journalism staff present at CSPA Spring Convention

by Tiffany Chang and Sally Zhu March 17, 2023

NEW YORK — Upper school journalism staff hosted three 45-minute sessions at the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) Spring Convention at Columbia University on Wednesday. The convention took...

TALON yearbook reporter Angelina Burrows (10) takes notes during one of the JEA NorCal Media Day sessions. 31 Harker journalists attended the event today at Palo Alto High School.

Upper school journalism staff attend JEA NorCal media day

by Tiffany Chang, Felix Chen, Aishani Singh, and Sally Zhu September 24, 2022

PALO ALTO, Calif. – 33 upper school Harker Journalism staff attended the JEA NorCal Media Day at Palo Alto High School on Saturday, an annual convention for high school journalism students and advisors.  The...

Upper school Director of Journalism Whitney Huang holds up the Humans of Harker magazine. The Humans of Harker team delivered a presentation today at the JEA NorCal Media Day at Palo Alto High School.

Upper school Humans of Harker journalism staff present at JEA NorCal Media Day

PALO ALTO, Calif. – The upper school journalism program’s Humans of Harker team presented a 45-minute workshop at the Journalism Education Association (JEA) NorCal Media Day at Palo Alto High School...

Harker Journalism strategic introduce themselves at Tuesdays school meeting. This years first school meeting included presentations by Model UN, Conservatory, HarkerDev, journalism and athletics.

School meeting recap 8/23/22: First week of school, performing arts and fall sports updates

by Shareen Chahal and Claire Zhao August 26, 2022

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Kris Estrada (12) began the first school meeting of the 2022-23 school year on Tuesday.  Model UN Secretary Generals Mir Bahri (12) and Krish Maniar (12) performed...

Harker Journalisms Quiz Bowl team competed this morning in the finalists round at 8 a.m. in the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. The team consisted of Shinjan Ghosh (12), Tiffany Chang (11), Lakshmi Mulgund (11) and Lavanya Subramanian (11).

Harker Journalism advances to National Journalism Quiz Bowl finalist round

by Alysa Suleiman, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 9, 2022

LOS ANGELES — Four Harker Journalism staff members competed in a live buzzer round in the National Journalism Quiz Bowl competition today at 8 a.m. after passing the preliminary written test held yesterday....

Keynote speaker at the JEA/NSPA journalism conference Hilde Lysiak speaks to a crowd of 2,131 high school journalists. Lysiak started a news site Orange Street News at age seven and is the feature of the Apple TV+ series Home Before Dark.

15-year-old journalist delivers keynote speech at national journalism convention

by Erica Cai and Sally Zhu April 9, 2022

LOS ANGELES – A series uncovering the expansive drug usage at a local middle school. A story that exposed corruption in a city’s firefighter department that caused top officers to lose their jobs....

Head chef of Korean fusion joint K’grill Kyung Yoon points at the menu board. K’grill is located on the fourth floor of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.

Hotel hotspots: LA hotel features food and hospitality

by Alysa Suleiman, Irene Yuan, Sally Zhu, and Erica Cai April 9, 2022

LOS ANGELES — Take a stroll down South Figueroa Street and you will find a towering 367-foot conference hotel boasting 35 stories and 40 meeting rooms: Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites. The largest...

Members of leadership from The Winged Post, Harker Aquila, Humans of Harker and TALON Yearbook publications pose for a picture in August 2021. The last time all three (Winged Post, Aquila, TALON) publications were awarded the CSPA crown award was in the spring of 2019.

Harker journalism announced as CSPA crown finalists

by Dilsher Dhaliwal, Reporter February 23, 2022

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) announced The Winged Post, Harker Aquila and TALON Yearbook publications as Crown finalists in the print news, digital news and print yearbook categories,...

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