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Players from Portugal and Iran compete in a FIFA World Cup match from the 2018 games in Russia. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)
World Cup 2022: An intro for newcomers interested in joining the Recreation Center watch parties
Kelly Clesi, Contributor • November 23, 2022

After a grueling 90-minute battle between France and Croatia in the 2018 World Cup finals, Croatia eventually fell, declaring France the 2018 World Cup winners. Four years...

Raja Krishnamoorthi (D) takes the mic against opponent Chris Dargis (R) at a candidate panel for the 8th district Illinois congressional race on October 20, 2022 at Harper College. (Photo by Khushi Gandhi)
Harper, League of Women Voters collaborate to host congressional candidate forum
Cole Altmayer, Editor in Chief • October 25, 2022

With the national midterm elections less than a month away, Illinois’ 8th Congressional District candidates Chris Dargis (R) and incumbent Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D) took...

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...

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A dream come true: Why solo-travel should become a priority for young students finding their way through the world
A dream come true: Why solo-travel should become 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...

Watching foreign films can help people increase their cultural literacy and empathy. Touki Bouki. Djibril Diop Mambéty by Festival de Cine Africano FCAT is marked with CC BY-SA 2.0.
Why you should watch foreign films
Ethan McClanahan, Contributor • April 18, 2022

About a year ago at a small family get-together, my cousin and I were discussing movies we had recently watched.  I mentioned a few Wes Anderson and Stanley Kubrick movies...

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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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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...

“Not Always a Valley of Tears” author and former Harper professor Pascuala Herrera poses with her memoir after a presentation in the Cultural Center on October 13. Herrera is an advocate for LatinX communities and people with disabilities, as well as the co-founder of Educators 4 Equity and Justice. (Photo by Lydia Schultz)
Q&A: Celebrating life's adversity with author Pascuala Herrera
Lydia Schultz , Staff Writer • October 27, 2022

Life is “not always a valley of tears” — just ask Pascuala Herrera, a self-published author who’s recent memoir is titled as such. This was just one piece of wisdom...

Angel LeBare (Jonah Parra) strikes a pose after a drag performance while another performer takes the stage at Durty Nellies on April 16, 2022. (Photo by Lydia Schultz.)
Jonah Parra is also 100% Angel LeBare
Lydia Schultz, Staff Writer • May 3, 2022

A voice echoed through the now-darkened room, compulsively piquing the interest of the mingling crowd.  Although the heart-pounding pulse of 2000s pop music was blaring,...

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