The Harbinger

Brian Gedemer, the executive chef, working with a student worker at Starbucks on April 14, 2022. (Photo by Khushi Gandhi.)
Harper community struggles with limited food options on campus post pandemic
Khushi Gandhi and Molly Forster May 8, 2022

A Snickers bar from the vending machine is all Jessica Monge is left with to satisfy her hunger after 2 p.m.  Monge started working as the coordinator at Studio V--a student-run...

Emma Saito Lincoln speaks to students and staff about the Teaching Equitable Asian American Community History (TEAACH) Act in the Cultural Center on April 6, 2022. (Photo by Lydia Schultz.)
Cultural Center hosts Asian American TEAACH Act presentation and lunch
Lydia Schultz, Staff Writer • April 14, 2022

Harper's Cultural Center hosted Emma Saito Lincoln, Legacy Camp Director at the Japanese American Service Committee (JASC), on April 6. Lincoln was invited to explain Illinois’...

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, Staff Writer • 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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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...

Food options at the Farmers Fridge. (Photo by Adriana Briscoe.)
Hey Harper: Why must I be hangry after 2 p.m. on this campus?
Adriana Briscoe, Staff Writer • March 16, 2022

One mid-afternoon last semester, I was hangrily completing work for The Harbinger on campus.  I hadn’t had anything to eat all day other than breakfast, so I started...

Harper College should consider implementing dorms. (Photo by Khushi Gandhi.)
Community colleges should have dorms
Khushi Gandhi, Staff Writer • March 10, 2022

I moved to the U.S from India in March 2020 during the peak of the pandemic. It was a whole new experience for me, and my world felt like it was turning upside down. I was...

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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, Staff Writer • 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...

A Progress Pride flag is displayed. (Photo courtesy of Creative Commons. Creator: Christine Schmitt.)
The Arlington Heights flag policy is discriminatory and you should care
Adriana Briscoe, Staff Writer • December 30, 2021

When I walked through Harper’s halls for one of the first times during my senior year of high school after attending a Harper Promise information session, I noticed a Pride...

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(Photo by Sergio Bertolini  on Flickr.)
Lost in the shuffle
Adriana Briscoe, Staff Writer • 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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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,...

Richard Krupa teaches a class. (Photo by Cole Altmayer.)
Profile: Professor Krupa talks about working in music recording industry and journey to teaching
Cole Altmayer, Staff Writer • March 3, 2022

Richard Krupa’s wife was on the phone, and she seemed pissed.  Well, that’s at least what all of his co-workers at the Polygram Records office thought. Whoever was...

Garry White was editor-in-chief of The Harbinger when attending in the 70s. 40 years later, his granddaughter, Micaela Gaffo, took on the same role. (Photos courtesy of Micaela Gaffo.)
Two generations at Harper: 'Harbinger' editor discovers grandfather wrote in the 1970s
Cole Altmayer, Staff Writer • February 3, 2022

Even at its most well-intentioned, communication between older and younger generations is often stifled by a single cliché: “You know, when I was your age…” Year...

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