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Humans of Harker: Maya Rai finds inspiration in art

Humans of Harker: Maya Rai finds inspiration in art

by Laura Wu, TALON Business Manager
March 26
Filed under Class of 2017, Features, Humans of Harker, Online Exclusive

Since she was young, Maya Rai (12) has always been interested in art and has been drawing for as long as she can remember. As a child, her father taught her how to draw.  “I like using Microns, a type of ink pens,” she said. “ I hate drawing still life or realistic things, but I like drawing...

Humans of Harker: Srivatsav Pyda learns to love hip-hop

Humans of Harker: Srivatsav Pyda learns to love hip-hop

by Laura Wu, TALON Business Manager
March 25
Filed under Class of 2017, Features, Humans of Harker, Online Exclusive

To Srivatsav Pyda (12), hip-hop is more than just a mean of entertainment as it combines the sounding good aspect of music with learning something new. “The way that I think about hip-hop music in general is that I really want to learn something when I listen to it,” he said. "Whether that be ...

Trump administration investigates wiretapping

Trump administration investigates wiretapping

by Neil Bai, Aquila Copy Editor
March 24
Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing Found. This is McCarthyism!”   On Mar. 4, President Donald Trump sent out this tweet, alleging that former President Barack Obama wiretapped his building during the election, desp...

Humans of Harker: Antony Sagayaraj finds unexpected passions while trying new things

Humans of Harker: Antony Sagayaraj finds unexpected passions while trying new things

by Tiffany Wong, Aquila News Editor
March 24
Filed under Class of 2017, Features, Humans of Harker, Online Exclusive

For Antony Sagayaraj (12), learning is a never-ending adventure. Currently an active member of the Harker science scene and a participant in Synopsys, Siemens and a variety of other research competitions, Antony plans to continue the journey of discovery and curiosity he’s enjoyed through high sch...

Equity Beat: LGBTQ+ rights in the Trump administration

Equity Beat: LGBTQ+ rights in the Trump administration

by Kathy Fang, Reporter
March 23
Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

harLGBTQ+ rights remain uncertain after the Supreme Court puts off the hearing of a transgender boy’s case regarding whether he could use the boy’s bathroom at his school in Virginia. Even though the Supreme Court agreed to take Gavin Grimm’s case in October, on March 6 the justices asked...

Humans of Harker: Kathryn Cole plays the rhythm to her own life

Humans of Harker: Kathryn Cole plays the rhythm to her own life

by Adrian Chu, Opinion Editor
March 23
Filed under Class of 2017, Features, Humans of Harker, Online Exclusive

First playing saxophone in fifth grade when she signed up for a band which needed an instrumentalist, Kathryn Cole (12) played in concert band but transitioned to jazz band freshman year. “Music makes me appreciate sound more,” Kathryn said. “I notice rhythm and things a lot more. It’s just a ...

Gorsuch faces Senate Judiciary Committee in confirmation hearing

Gorsuch faces Senate Judiciary Committee in confirmation hearing

by Nisha Shankar, Reporter
March 22
Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

 President Donald Trump’s supreme court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch faced a line of questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee in his confirmation hearing starting Monday. Throughout his confirmation hearing, Gorsuch has received both expected and difficult questions from both Republicans a...

Humans of Harker: Sara Pachauri finds a passion for performing arts

Humans of Harker: Sara Pachauri finds a passion for performing arts

by Maya Valluru, News Editor
March 22
Filed under Class of 2017, Features, Humans of Harker, Online Exclusive

From her introduction to singing as a performing art when visiting her family members in Connecticut to listening to artists during car rides, Sara Pachauri’s (12) love for music can be characterized as familial. “Music has always been central to my family, even though it’s more of a silent ...

Humans of Harker: Shekar Ramaswamy blazes his own trail

Humans of Harker: Shekar Ramaswamy blazes his own trail

by Alex Youn, TALON Editor-in-Chief
March 21
Filed under Class of 2017, Features, Humans of Harker, Online Exclusive

Amidst the inundation of various responsibilities, Shekar Ramaswamy (12) worked, often behind-the-scenes, to keep himself afloat—optimistically paddling through “just another day in paradise.” “My work ethic speaks a lot about my personality,” he said. “They’re pretty connected honest...

Memoir Monday: The teddy bear

Memoir Monday: The teddy bear

by Neal Sidhu, Reporter
March 20
Filed under Features, Online Exclusive

The teddy bear has short, brown fur and black and brown eyes. He has a semi-reflective black nose with a small white blemish from age. His round right ear leans forward as his left ear tilts back. He is dressed in a navy blue shirt which reads “Cisco Cares.” The t-shirt is torn slightly on the right shoulde...

Humans of Harker: Arjun Subramaniam pursues Indian classical singing and research

Humans of Harker: Arjun Subramaniam pursues Indian classical singing and research

by Derek Yen, STEM Editor
March 20
Filed under Class of 2017, Features, Humans of Harker, Online Exclusive

Arjun Subramaniam (12) sings, but not in the traditional sense — or perhaps more precisely, not in the untraditional sense. Since the age of six, Arjun has practiced Indian classical singing. Indian classical singing is notable for its vibrant use of improvisation. Every song is made unique by the...

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