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From Package to Platter: Behind the scenes of the Harker kitchen staff

From Package to Platter: Behind the scenes of the Harker kitchen staff

by Nerine Uyanik and Ashley Jiang
June 9, 2017
Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

A chef adds salt to the tub of steak-cut fries and begins shoveling the thickly-cut slices into small paper containers. Sixteen of the 18 busy members of the Upper School kitchen staff hustle around the kitchen, delicately but efficiently placing plates of steaming salmon in neat rows on the shiny count...

Humans of Harker: Neymika Jain finds balance in life

Humans of Harker: Neymika Jain finds balance in life

by Anvi Banga, Reporter
June 6, 2017
Filed under Class of 2017, Features, Humans of Harker, Online Exclusive

Neymika Jain (12) has spent years diving into STEM but has a unique way to ward off excess stress. She bullet journals and writes slant poetry, which helps her understand herself more. “I think one of my main struggles [has been] trying to understand myself and why I’m feeling certain emotions and...

Humans of Harker: Haley Tran values her cultural identity

Humans of Harker: Haley Tran values her cultural identity

by Vijay Bharadwaj, Opinion Editor
June 2, 2017
Filed under Class of 2017, Features, Humans of Harker, Online Exclusive

Haley Tran (12) loves making study guides. She often shares these detailed notes with her peers to help them to prepare for tests. But her motivations in creating and sharing these go deeper and beyond that level. “To be honest, I did it for myself, but at one point I decided that I wasn't doing i...

TV shows coming out this summer that you should watch

TV shows coming out this summer that you should watch

by Nisha Shankar, Reporter
June 2, 2017
Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

June - Orange is the New Black The fifth season of Netflix's original series Orange is the New Black will be released on June 9. The season will consist of 13 episodes. The show was already renewed for this season including its sixth and seventh seasons before season four had been released. Seas...

Get Skool’d with Jenna and Meena: Episode 1

Get Skool’d with Jenna and Meena: Episode 1

by Meena Gudapati and Jenna Sadhu
June 1, 2017
Filed under Features, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Are your ears yearning for more? Get Skool'd is an entertainment and education podcast created by Aquila Broadcast Editor Jenna Sadhu (11) and Aquila Editor in Chief Meena Gudapati (11). Each podcast has different segments: Laugh and Learn, Over/Under, and Overheard at Harker. Every podcast has unique be...

Humans of Harker: Aashish Jain finds inspiration in painting through watching Bob Ross videos

Humans of Harker: Aashish Jain finds inspiration in painting through watching Bob Ross videos

by Alex Youn, TALON Editor-in-Chief
June 1, 2017
Filed under Class of 2017, Features, Humans of Harker, Online Exclusive

Throw away the extravagant tools and expensive classes. Aashish Jain (12) only needed a few relatively cheap supplies, a wireless connection and his own imagination to develop his interest in painting. During the transition between first and second semester of his senior year, Aashish created a...

Five places in the Bay Area to visit this summer

Five places in the Bay Area to visit this summer

by Ruhi Sayana, Winged Post Copy Editor
May 31, 2017
Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

From mountains to beaches to bustling cities, the Bay Area is filled with a plethora of activities to do this summer. Try to hit up some of these spots this break! Ruhi Sayana Mission Peak As the most popular attraction in Fremont, this dog-friendly, six mile long trail is a popular hiking spot in the East Bay. The steep trail is located off of Stanford...

Humans of Harker: Andrew Tierno reflects on his passion for robotics

Humans of Harker: Andrew Tierno reflects on his passion for robotics

by Eric Fang, Reporter
May 31, 2017
Filed under Class of 2017, Features, Humans of Harker, Online Exclusive

After joining the Harker's Robotics Club in freshman year, Andrew Tierno's  ('17) passion for robotics has motivated him to further his cooperation and innovation skills Andrew joined the robotics club without much prior knowledge nor experience with robots of any sort. “I started as a fre...

English teacher Charles Shuttleworth bikes across America on behalf of MS research

English teacher Charles Shuttleworth bikes across America on behalf of MS research

by Kathy Fang and Nina Gee
May 30, 2017
Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

Upper school English teacher Charles Shuttleworth will be participating in a trans-America bike ride with the organization Bike the US for MS, which raises awareness and funds research for multiple sclerosis. “It begins in Yorktown, Virginia on June 1 and it ends in San Francisco on August 1,” Shuttl...

Humans of Harker: Sneha Bhetanabhotla learns to connect robotics and dance

Humans of Harker: Sneha Bhetanabhotla learns to connect robotics and dance

by Anika Rajamani, Reporter
May 30, 2017
Filed under Class of 2017, Features, Humans of Harker, Online Exclusive

As soon as Sneha Bhetanabhotla (‘17) turned five, she received a Circuits 101 kit and ever since then, she has been interested in the sciences. Living in a house full of scientists, Sneha has been motivated to experiment and explore. “It involved a lot of tinkering with machine parts through tri...

Silicon Valley Probs makes waves in the Bay Area through memes and captions

Silicon Valley Probs makes waves in the Bay Area through memes and captions

by Prameela Kottapalli, Winged Post Asst. Features Editor
May 30, 2017
Filed under Features, Online Exclusive, Showcase

Ah, Silicon Valley. To the rest of the world, it’s the hub of the West Coast, a tech-mogul metropolis buzzing with innovation. To Valley citizens, it’s a place to called home–quiet suburbs, clean streets and a reliable school system. To the administrators of renowned Instagram meme account “Silic...

Good Fortune Friday: Our interpretations of what sits inside a fortune cookie

Good Fortune Friday: Our interpretations of what sits inside a fortune cookie

by Vijay Bharadwaj, Kathy Fang, Kaitlin Hsu, Prameela Kottapalli, Nisha Shankar, Sahana Srinivasan, Jin Tuan, Helen Yang, and Derek Yen
May 26, 2017
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I have a rather distinct and perhaps uncommon view on fortune and luck. First, I believe thinking about good/ bad luck is counterproductive. It absolves you from responsibility over your actions and circumstances, and can thus induce despair or complacency. I believe one should always take pride forging your own fate. Somewhat related to this, this viewpoint a...

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