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Harker Journalism wins awards at D.C. convention

Harker Journalism earned several awards following the JEA/NSPA national journalism convention in Washington, D.C. from Nov. 19 to 23. The Winged Post won its first Pacemaker in ten years, Harker Aquila won sixth place in Best of Show and four individual stories received honorable mentions in various Story of the Year categories.

by Varsha Rammohan and Arushi Saxena

November 25, 2019

Harker Journalism was recognized at the national level at the JEA/NSPA fall high school journalism convention in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 23. The recognition followed nominations for 2019 Digital Story of the Year, Social Justice Reporting, Local Climate Change Reporting and a Pacemaker on Sept. 19.  ...

School meeting recap 9/3/19: Self-study APs, Spirit Kickoff and upcoming auditions

Diversity Committee faculty members Dr. Lola Muldrew, Pilar Aguero-Esparza and Tyeshia Brown speak to the upper school community about an upcoming assembly featuring Jay Smooth, a cultural commentator. To introduce Smooth, Diversity Committee played his YouTube video about race at school meeting yesterday.

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief

September 4, 2019

The second school meeting of the year kicked off yesterday with an announcement from National Honors Society (NHS) by NHS president Jai Bahri (12). NHS is now taking new applicants and will send an application form later in the week for sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested. Students involved...

Editorial: Shift conversation to guns

Editorial: Shift conversation to guns

by Editorial Board

September 4, 2019

One month ago, a murderer fired at the Gilroy Garlic Festival killing three and injuring thirteen. More than nameless numbers, they were loved. They were family. They were us. For many of us here, going to school just an hour away, it’s a jarring wake up call. One that said, “the problem has come ...

Flame of liberty: How Hong Kong’s riots burned through the city’s economy

An extradition bill proposed by the Hong Kong government has led to a series of demonstrations and protests against it.

by Nina Gee and Emily Tan

August 28, 2019

It started off peaceful: hundreds of thousands of people marching the streets of Hong Kong, fighting for their right to a due democratic process and for the identity of a nation.  And then, suddenly, it took a turn for the worst. Spirits clashed, fires flew, the streets filled with tear gas and rubb...

Editors’ Note: What have we done?

Editors' Note: What have we done?

by Prameela Kottapalli and Katherine Zhang

December 9, 2018

Another month gone by, another reporter materializing in front of your eyes to hand you a copy of the Winged Post. You take it (of course) and scan the front page — but wait. Where is the green “Winged Post” splayed horizontally across the top of the front page? What happened to the page numbe...

Editors’ Note: What we cover and why

Editors’ Note:  What we cover and why

by Prameela Kottapalli and Katherine Zhang

October 17, 2018

Welcome back! Last issue, we dove into the message of Winged Post, addressing what you might see inside the pages. Now, we want to explain why we believe that these topics are important. Each issue, we leave a space in our STEM section to cover climate change, one of the most pervasive and pressing pr...

Editors’ Note: Our take on the purpose of the paper

Editors' Note: Our take on the purpose of the paper

by Prameela Kottapalli and Katherine Zhang

September 3, 2018

A new year, a new class of freshmen, a host of new teachers — and with it, a new issue of the Winged Post! We, as your editors-in-chief, are excited to welcome you to Volume 20. A couple weeks ago, editors of the journalism staff gathered together to discuss the duties and values we, as student...

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