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Harper Theater Ensemble: Lettie explores an ex-convicts return to motherhood
Harper Theater Ensemble: "Lettie" explores an ex-convict's return to motherhood
Vivienne Madsen, Staff Writer • March 14, 2023

Presented by the Harper College Theater Ensemble, Lettie will make her on-stage debut on March 17 in Building R’s performing arts center. But her story is far from your...

Jazz band, Timeless Gifts serve as the opening act for the first ever Showtime at Harper event hosted in the Building J Theater on February 23, 2023. (Photo by Ashley Flaim)
"Showtime at Harper" celebrates diverse talents of local Black communities
Klaudia Brozek, Sarah Ortiz, and Ashley Flaim March 3, 2023

Guests, students and staff gathered at the J Theatre at Harper College for the very first “Showtime at Harper,” a variety show which showcased several different talents...

Two Versiti blood drive advertisements displayed in the main hall of Building M, the Health and Recreation Center at Harper College. (Photo by Heidi Gerhardt)
Heart-to-heart: Harper community gives blood on Valentine's Day blood drive
Heidi Gerhardt , Contributor • February 24, 2023

The Valentine's Day spirit ran through the veins of many community members as they donated to Versiti’s first blood drive held at Harper on Tuesday, February 14. Versiti,...

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With the Big Dance beginning in earnest tomorrow, now is your last chance to finish up your bracket. And with 64 teams in the tournament, that might feel like a daunting task -- so lets follow Harbinger staff writer Anthony Lumbi as he breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of each of the competitors, and applies a bit of method to all this March Madness. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)
March Madness crash course: How to get your bracket ready in time for the "Big Dance"
Anthony Lumbi , Staff Writer • March 15, 2023

The Men’s NCAA Basketball tournament starts this week! March Madness officially begins with the conference championships and continues with the Big Dance kicking off the...

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...

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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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