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

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

by Lucy Ge, Asst. News Editor

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 of the year, Enzensperger introduced Bryan Zhang (11), who gave a speech on his own experience...

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

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

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter

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 of student journalists from across the nation who were gathered at the annual NSPA convention yesterday,...

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

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

by Varsha Rammohan, Managing Editor

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 was named as a Pacemaker finalist, and four Individual Award finalists were named: one for social...

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

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

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Esha Gohil

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 professionals in the field. The trip was chaperoned by director of journalism program Ellen Austin,...

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

by Eric Fang, News Editor

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, as well as celebrities and politicians like Pamela Anderson and Tulsi Gabbard, have weighed in on the charges against him. As a student reporter, I am particularly interested in the implications Assange’s case holds for the fu...

Climate Narrative Project founder shares career story in upper school visit

Climate Narrative Project founder shares career story in upper school visit

by Nicole Tian and Arya Maheshwari

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 school on Feb. 8 and participated in the faculty retreat over the following weekend. As part of ...

Behind the scenes: Keeping up with student photographers

Behind the scenes: Keeping up with student photographers

by Irina Malyugina, Photo Editor

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 portrait practice. Peer behind the scenes in how student journalists train. ...

Crossing a line

Crossing a line

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

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 of the press to speak freely. For over 200 years, American journalists and citizens have been...

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 aspect of our culture but also a fundamental right enshrined in the First Amendment of our...

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