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Cat Reddington, one of the two juror’s award winning students, in the striped crewneck standing with other fellow student artists. (Photo by Bridgette Fraga)
Student Juried Exhibition 2024: Year-end gallery event recognizes aspiring student artists
Bridgette Fraga, Staff Writer • May 16, 2024

With excitement electrifying the air of Building C’s art gallery, a circle of attendees gathered around fine arts professor Perry Pollock as he began to announce the winners...

Heads up! Panoramic shot of the eclipse viewing party and its wide range of attendees. (Photo by Cole Altmayer)
Total Eclipse of the Harper: Eclipse viewing party brings local community to campus
Suzanna Pekala, Contributor • April 18, 2024

Students, staff and other local residents gathered together in the quad to attend a free rare solar eclipse viewing party event hosted by Harper College on April 8. Thousands...

Women in Tech conference in the amphitheater of the Wojcik Conference Center. (Photo by Toni Stys)
Women in Tech conference encourages innovation on International Women's Day
Toni Stys, Contributor • March 17, 2024

More than 100 people gathered in the Wojcik Conference Center to celebrate International Women’s Day by listening to successful women from the technology field.   According...

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Inspired by a class discussion about the media bias surrounding Chicagos current migrant crisis, Harper graduate Grant Hochmuth took the initiative and decided to do his own reporting on the issue. When all was said and done, not only did he gain a clearer picture on what it means to be a sanctuary city, but he also gained valuable insight on what it means to be a journalist. (Photo courtesy of Grant Hochmuth)
Personal Essay: Sorting fact from fiction amid Chicago's migrant crisis
Grant Hochmuth, Staff Writer • May 24, 2024

Chicago has been given many names over the years.  It’s been called the Windy City, it the Second City, but it was only recently that I learned about its status as a sanctuary...

They come in peace... hopefully. This summer in Illinois will be a historic one when it comes to cicadas -- were getting not one but TWO emerging broods as our new neighbors. (Graphic by Cole Altmayer)
Cicadapocalypse 2024 - Our guide to living harmoniously alongside our new insect overlords
Gil Chmielewski, Staff Writer • May 11, 2024

What's the coolest fact about living in Illinois in 2024? That the world's largest catsup bottle resides here in downtown Collinsville? No, but you’re close – it's actually...

(Graphic by Cole Altmayer)
Podcast: Project 180 - Episode #2 (w/ Prof. Kathleen Reynolds)
Brianna Manzo, Staff Writer • May 5, 2024

Welcome back to Project 180 -- a podcast all about seeing what it's like on the other side of the world... without even stepping foot off of the Harper campus! This time,...

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A student who asked not to be identified gives their testimony at March 3s Pride Club conference. The conference was organized as a response to recent on-campus demonstrations from the anti-LGBTQ+ group HOME. (Photo by Harbinger staff)
Pride Club responds to anti-LGBTQ+ group on campus with demands and testimonials
Matthew Byrne, Staff Writer • April 4, 2023

Pride Club held a response session after HOME, a known anti-LGBTQIA+ group and registered hate group, hosted a table and passed out fliers on campus late February this year.  The...

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...

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When Things Change
Annette Lee, Staff Writer • February 9, 2024
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Three Word Poem Challenge - Week Three
Kimberly Padron and Cletus Van Damme November 20, 2023
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Three Word Poem Challenge – Week Two
Kimberly Padron, Staff Writer • November 10, 2023
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Three Word Poem Challenge - Week One
Kimberly Padron, Staff Writer • October 29, 2023
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Lost in the shuffle
Adriana Briscoe, Editor-in-Chief • April 14, 2022
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Professor and music program chair Edward Hamel discusses his experiences as a musician, producer and a teacher. (Photo by Bridgette Fraga)
Profile: In the studio or up on stage, music program chair Edward Hamel is always down to make some noise
Bridgette Fraga, Staff Writer • April 28, 2024

As an instructor and chair of the music department at Harper College, Edward Hamel has made a career out of helping students discover their passions in the fields of music...

Between founding his own film podcast with F This Movie! and teaching film history to college students, Patrick Bromley has made out a career out of cinema appreciation -- and hes also lived a couple thousand (or so) more lives vicariously through the silver screen. (Graphics courtesy of Patrick Bromley and F This Movie!)
Profile: Film professor and F This Movie! podcast host Patrick Bromley discusses the magic of the movies
Jack Schafer, Staff Writer • March 30, 2024

For Patrick Bromley, what started as just an annual family trip to the movies and binging cable programming has blossomed into a multifaceted career focusing on film education...

Ava Belluomini, 2nd year student athlete poses with Harper Hawk. (Photo by
Asia Williams)
Profile: Stepping to Ava Belluomini on the volleyball court? Prepare to get served
Asia Williams, Contributor • March 17, 2024

Ava Belluomini’s volleyball career was never something that she planned on – giving it a try wasn’t even her own idea, and yet, it somehow became a staple all throughout...

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