The Harbinger

Students who cant easily get themselves to school often find their wallets under siege by the high prices of rideshare apps. With the new Lyft Pass pilot program at Harper, the school hopes to ease the pain of commuters who rely these services.  (Graphic by Cole Altmayer)
Harper and Lyft team up to help ridesharing students save on their commute with new Lyft Pass
Daniel Drozd, Contributor • January 27, 2023

As a Harper student who doesn’t own a car and has to frequently use rideshare apps as a means of transportation, Cole Lebrecht expressed his difficulties with getting to...

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,...

The women of the Harper cross country team smile alongside coach Jim Macnider and Assistant Coach John Majerus on November 5, 2022, at Stanley Park in Westfield, MA. (Photo courtesy of Brianna Ruiz)
Harper women’s cross-country team wins their fourth national title
Nora Rakoci, Contributor • November 25, 2022

In his first year coaching women’s cross country at Harper College, Jim Macnider had one girl on his team. Before joining the Hawks in 2011, Macnider was the department...

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Vacations dont have to be an expensive pipe dream. With these tips and tricks, you can venture far and wide without breaking the bank. (Photo by Lydia Schultz)
The best budget travel hacks for thrifty tourists
Lydia Schultz , Staff Writer • January 31, 2023

Today marks a special occasion — and no, it is not Taco Tuesday.  The last Tuesday of every January is National Plan for Vacation Day! Unfortunately, more than half...

A dream come true: Why solo-travel should be a priority for young students finding their way through the world
A dream come true: Why solo-travel should be a priority for young students finding their way through the world
Lydia Schultz , Staff Writer • November 1, 2022

And there it was. Standing before me was a vision that I had only dreamed about seeing my entire life. An intricate, exquisite design of elephant gray iron that cascaded hundreds...

Stars on the red carpet often find themselves to be the subject of discussion and relentless criticism based on how theyre dressed. Well, at least the women are – the bars so low for men that they might as well get a pass. (Graphic by Cole Altmayer)
Gender prejudice on the red carpet: Why do women have so much more to prove?
Vivienne Madsen, Staff Writer • October 19, 2022

Women are constantly judged for everything we do – what we eat, what our bodies look like, where we work – but the most ludicrous has to be clothing. We are expected to...

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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 21, 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.
Triggered
Ari McKellin, Contributor • March 4, 2022
Diversity on Display. Photo by Ari McKellin.
Torn
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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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,...

Through her position as student trustee, Maricarmen Gonzalez has the tough job of making decisions that benefit each and every member of a diverse student body -- and she wouldnt have it any other way. (Photo by Vivienne Madsen)
Profile: Maricarmen Gonzalez strives to revitalize the role of student trustee
Vivienne Madsen, Staff Writer • November 15, 2022

Harper College student trustee Maricarmen Gonzalez amplifies our students’ voices and advocates for equal opportunities in all aspects of her life and ours. But who is she...

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