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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The androgynous children seem to belong to their own world, mirroring Nara’s own experiences of reconciling with himself. Nara’s paintings project a strong sense of solitary introspection, as if they hail from an entirely different mind—one alive with the childlike ability to lose oneself completely in a state of flow.

Off The Walls: Yoshitomo Nara builds sweet and sinister world

by Michelle Liu, Winged Post Co-Editor-in-Chief December 2, 2021

Why does Yoshitomo Nara’s work hold such an enchanting power to stick in the mind? Although at first glance the faces of his bulbous-faced, doe-eyed children may seem sweet and innocent, there’s something...

Known for canvases dripping with emotion and depth, artist Hung Liu gave voice to those who have been forgotten—immigrants, migrant workers and laborers—and made their stories beautiful. Through Liu’s eyes, we see a humble shoemaker woman illuminated as the subject of an ethereal composition.

Off The Walls: In memoriam, life and legacy of artist Hung Liu

by Michelle Liu, Winged Post Co-Editor-in-Chief September 16, 2021

Known for canvases dripping with emotion and depth, artist Hung Liu gave voice to those who have been forgotten—immigrants, migrant workers and laborers—and made their stories beautiful. A pillar of...

I then realized that I, an insignificant 7-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Silicon Valley, could not do anything to stop the divine powers and way of the universe. The song of life would not pause for me just because I wanted it to, nor would it replay, and the best I could do was to live in the moment and appreciate the people I spend time with.

The moment between sunset and dusk

by Alena Suleiman, Reporter March 21, 2021

Sometimes, when a rare gust of cold wind ripples through my sweat-drenched hair as my sister and I bike on a hot summer day, or when my lǎo lao (grandma) and I meticulously fold sticky rice cake around...

Inside the Dash: Growing gratitude

Inside the Dash: Growing gratitude

by Helen Zhu, TALON Managing Editor June 4, 2020

When you visit someone’s cemetery, you see the dates they were born and the dates they passed. But when you wonder about their lives, they aren’t represented by those two dates; their life is the...

Biology teacher Thomas Artiss, at a thrifted typewriter that he brought to his classroom for students to experiment with. In his Heart of Harker guest column, Artiss responds to the newly popularized phrase OK Boomer.

Heart of Harker: OK Millennials!

by Thomas Artiss, Guest Writer December 16, 2019

There’s a new meme in town. Like all memes, it is catchy, memorable and even mildly amusing. Although the origins of the phrase are debatable, the phrase “OK Boomer” seemed to have gained traction...

Inside the Dash: Galloping Forward

Inside the Dash: Galloping Forward

by Helen Zhu, TALON Academics Editor September 30, 2019

This podcast series hopes to slow things down for a few minutes of conversation with someone in this community, and to tell the stories of the lives of our community — inside the dash. Are you...

Inside the Dash: Spelling New Risks

Inside the Dash: Spelling New Risks

by Helen Zhu, TALON Academics Editor September 24, 2019

This podcast series hopes to slow things down for a few minutes of conversation with someone in this community, and to tell the stories of the lives of our community — inside the dash. Walt Disney...

Inside the Dash: Age of Aquarium

Inside the Dash: Age of Aquarium

by Helen Zhu, TALON Academics Editor May 31, 2019

This podcast series hopes to slow things down for a few minutes of conversation with someone in this community, and to tell the stories of the lives of our community — inside the dash. How many...

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