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Meet your teacher: Journalism teacher finds confidence through skiing

“I have a habit to live in the moment, whether that's taking a bunch of photos or writing down in my journals specific little moments that I thought were really nice,” Roberts said. “I think more and more now, really trying to live in the moment and trying to appreciate every single aspect of what's going on around me is definitely something I try [to] live by.”
October 11, 2020

Imagine looking out at the beautiful Colorado mountains, which rise high above the rest of the world, covered in a blanket of snow. Imagine standing at the top of a slope with hundreds of feet of snow...

Editorial: Response to outbreak calls for corroboration

An illustration depicting  the reassuring power of being informed in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.
March 7, 2020

With over 75,000 cases across 26 countries, as of Feb. 19 according to the World Health Organization (WHO), a novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has raised health concerns, caused city-wide shutdowns and made...

Harker journalism program hosts Summit High School journalists for photography class

Director of Journalism Ellen Austin explains the fundamentals of DSLR photography to visiting journalism students from Summit High School. The Summit students arrived during lunch and stayed through third period, where they participated in a photo scavenger hunt with Harker students.
March 2, 2020

Encapsulating a fairy tale aura, a colorful gnome figurine stands out in defined focus in contrast to the blurrier leafy surroundings, an effect produced by bokeh, the out-of-focus result in photos using...

School meeting recap 12/2/19: Community service spotlight, Harker journalism update and re-opening of Nichols common area

Presidents of the Chinese National Honor Society (CNHS), French National Honor Society (FNHS) and Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS) Sana Pandey (12), Grant Miner (12) and Katie Chang (12), respectively from left to right, announce the three club's upcoming shared club week. The three clubs will take turns selling cultural snacks during lunch and after school this week.
December 4, 2019

Avi Gulati (12) started off the first school meeting back from Thanksgiving break by introducing Kerry Enzensperger, director of upper school community service. For the second community service spotlight...

Free speech activist Mary Beth Tinker inspires student journalists at annual NSPA convention

Mary Beth Tinker holds up a signed black armband to an audience of student journalists at the JEA/NSPA convention, a similar piece to the original black armbands she wore to protest the resulting casualties of American involvement in the Vietnam War.
November 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bathed in a dim warm orange glow, the expansive convention room exploded in a deafening round of applause as activist Mary Beth Tinker stepped onto the podium. To an audience of hundreds...

Journalism students travel to Washington, D.C. to attend national journalism convention

Humans of Harker (HOH) editor-in-chief Saloni Shah (11), TALON editor-in-chief Anthony Xu (12) and HOH profiler Esha Gohil (10) speak to attendees about the HOH project. More than 240 student journalists and advisers attended the presentation.
November 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Journalism students from TALON, Winged Post and Harker Aquila traveled to Washington, D.C. from Nov. 19 to 23 for the JEA/NSPA fall journalism convention, in which the Winged Post...

Harker journalism lands in London to attend photography course, report on street life

Eleven students traveled with director of journalism Ellen Austin to London for ten days of photography course and practice.
June 18, 2019

LONDON - Journalism students from Talon, Winged Post and Harker Aquila visited London from June 7 to June 18 for an opportunity to learn about and practice documentary photography while also meeting with...

Julian Assange’s alleged attempt at hacking deviates from ethical journalistic practice, even if done for the greater good

Julian Assange’s alleged attempt at hacking deviates from ethical journalistic practice, even if done for the greater good
May 28, 2019

As Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder and Australian journalist, ​continues to face potential extradition to the United States, debates rage on over what justice Assange deserves. Recently, numerous thinkpieces,...

Climate Narrative Project founder shares career story in upper school visit

Jeff Biggers motions during an interview.  Biggers, the founder of the Climate Narrative Project, a project dedicated to the convergence of science and the humanities to effectively communicate the message of climate change, visited the upper school on Feb. 8 and participated in the faculty retreat over the following weekend.
March 24, 2019

Jeff Biggers, the founder of the Climate Narrative Project, a project dedicated to the convergence of science and the humanities to effectively communicate the message of climate change, visited the upper...

Behind the scenes: Keeping up with student photographers

Cubs Mark Hu (9) and Catherine Feng (9), News Editor Eric Fang (11) and Global Columnist Michael Eng (10) review a photo with reporter Anna Vazhaeparambil (10). Throughout the lessons, returners and cubs helped each other improve their knowledge of the camera.
December 3, 2018

This year, the news side of the journalism program altered the way newcomers are taught photography skills, adding more hands-on exercises and a couple of days dedicated exclusively to Humans of Harker...

Crossing a line

Crossing a line
November 12, 2018

free press: (n.) A press having the freedom to operate without interference or censorship. On Dec. 15, 1791, Congress ratified the first amendment, guaranteeing the freedom of expression and the right...

Editorial: We are not “the enemy of the people”

Editorial: We are not “the enemy of the people”
September 3, 2018

What would America look like without the press? At first, this question seems too far-fetched to merit consideration. America is a country founded on the freedom of the press, which is not only an intrinsic...

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