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Taking over the Harper quad last week, Harper Hullabaloo is an event that allows student organizations, like the Black Student Union (pictured above), promote themselves and get to know new faces on campus. (Photo by Harbinger staff)
What's all the hullabaloo about Harper Hullabaloo?
Cole Altmayer, Editor in Chief • September 22, 2023

There actually is such a thing as a free lunch at Harper College – well, provided that you’re a student who was willing to wait in a line that stretches across half of...

AI models such as ChatGPT have become widely available in what has felt like a blink of an eye. Are they as useful of a tool as they seem, or are they a lazy shortcut -- or maybe something even more sinister? (Graphic by Nora Rakoci)
Honors Program hosts panel to discuss ChatGPT, educational implications of new AI
Nora Rakoci, Staff Writer • May 15, 2023

ChatGPT is the new online artificial intelligence model taking academia by storm. As the program grows in popularity, it sparks more and more controversy. The burning question...

(From left) Kevin Fort, Cory Biggerstaff, Darren Scorza, Ian McGarrie, Jeff Hedberg, and Edgar Gabriel perform at the Harper Performing Arts Center. (Photo by Jamie Niggemann)
Harper faculty jazz concert delivers unforgettable night of music
Jamie Niggemann, Contributor • May 9, 2023

Despite the snow fluttering outside, the warm and gentle sounds of jazz soothed the hearts of concertgoers at the Harper Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 22. The...

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The album cover to Warren Zevons 1978 album Excitable Boy.
45 years on, Warren Zevon's "Excitable Boy" still haunts and delights
Ben Dojutrek, Staff Writer • September 21, 2023

September is a strange month, where the leaves begin to fall and the shadows around you seem to grow longer and longer;  where the promise of summer is slowly lost to the...

During the Harper study abroad trip to Cuba, students spent their spring break experiencing the country from every angle they could, whether it be in the valleys of rolling limestone mountains, or the streets and alleyways of Havana. (Photo by Lydia Schultz)
Study abroad: Experiencing Cuba, from Havana to Viñales
Vivienne Madsen and Lydia Schultz May 17, 2023

When you think about Cuba, what do you think of? For many Americans, Cuba’s main features are communism and cigars. However, during our study abroad trip to Cuba through...

Over the course of spring break, Harper College offered students an opportunity to study abroad in Cuba. Staff writer Lydia Schultz, an experienced traveler in her own right, leapt at the opportunity. (Photo by Lydia Schultz)
Tourist vs. traveler: Lessons from my study abroad trip to Cuba
Lydia Schultz , Staff Writer • May 17, 2023

Traveling is the ultimate form of experiencing life — beautiful new environments, life-changing connections, and experiences that will live forever in memory — but the...

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The Harper Dance team strikes a pose at the second annual Pride Fest event. (Photo by Maham Khan)
Pride Fest brings Harper’s LGBTQ+ community together
Vivienne Madsen, Staff Writer • October 22, 2022

A diverse group of students and staff gathered in Building A’s student center lounge on Tuesday, October 11 for Harper College’s second annual Pride Fest, armed with pride...

Students and staff talk at the Trans Tea Time in the Cultural Center hosted by Pride Club and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on March 31, 2022. (Photo by Adriana Briscoe.)
Pride Club hosts "Trans Tea Time" on International Transgender Day of Visibility
Adriana Briscoe, Editor-in-Chief • April 14, 2022

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Pride Club coordinated their very first “Trans Tea Time” in honor of International Transgender Day of Visibility in...

Harper has demonstrated a commitment to be inclusive of how students identify; now, staff should continue to do the work. (Photo by Jonah Parra.)
Keeping it REAL: my identity is not yours to decide
Jonah Parra, Staff Writer • March 1, 2022

On Feb. 8, 2022, around 10:30 a.m., I went to the Harper Bookstore to purchase Sharpies. As I went to check out, I gave the cashier my Harper ID to use funds from my account.  The...

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(Photo by Sergio Bertolini  on Flickr.)
Lost in the shuffle
Adriana Briscoe, Editor-in-Chief • April 14, 2022
Sky on Fire. (Photo by Ari McKellin.)
Russia-Ukraine War: Day Three
Ari McKellin, Staff Writer • March 21, 2022
Fenced In. Photo by Ari McKellin.
Ari McKellin, Contributor • March 4, 2022
Diversity on Display. Photo by Ari McKellin.
Ari McKellin, Contributor • March 4, 2022
Harbinger staff writer Jonah Parra made Creative Self-Portrait in their ceramics class.
Creative Selfie Portrait
Jonah Parra, Staff Writer • November 29, 2021
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Shiloh Clow sits on her yoga mat in one of Harper’s studios at the fitness center. 
(Photo by Lydia Schultz)
Profile: Shiloh Clow discovers self-love through yoga
Lydia Schultz , Staff Writer • February 16, 2023

There is a comforting glow to the studio upon entering. A stretch of candles and fairy lights warmly illuminate the room as gentle, ambient music fills the atmosphere. A college-aged...

Isaiah Javon Pickett-Allen on stage during his gold medal performance at a Concert Crave Artist   Showcase hosted by The Forge in Joliet, IL on August 6th, 2022. (Photo courtesy of @concertcrave on Instagram)
Profile: Isaiah Pickett-Allen may be a future superstar, but he'll always be a "kid at heart"
Nora Rakoci, Contributor • February 4, 2023

Isaiah Javon Pickett-Allen has superpowers. No, he’s not rich like Batman or godly like Thor, but Pickett-Allen has found a way to communicate telepathically: music. “I...

Dominic Gallo at Midwest Training Center on November 29, 2022. (Photo by Anthony Lumbi)
Harper Hawk eyes victory in upcoming MMA debut
Anthony Lumbi , Contributor • January 23, 2023

If a Family Feud style survey was taken for the most terrifying or intimidating professions, it might include jobs like coal miners and high-rise window cleaners – but,...

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