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Humans of Harker: Colt McNealy finds a passion for golf

Humans of Harker: Colt McNealy finds a passion for golf

by Maya Kumar, Winged Post Features Editor
May 13, 2017
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When Colt McNealy (12) has a free day, you can probably find him at the golf course, where he spent upwards of nine hours daily during winter break. Even during hockey season, no matter how busy he is, Colt still finds time to golf. Golf isn’t just a sport for him: it's a way to bond with his family a...

Humans of Harker: Varun Haltore finds new passions in high school

Humans of Harker: Varun Haltore finds new passions in high school

by Anya Weaver, Reporter
May 12, 2017
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While most enjoy listening to upbeat music before a sports game, Varun Haltore (12) prepares for his games by dressing up and listening to relaxing music. “I know a lot of guys like to listen to pumped up music, that’s not really my style,” he said. The most important decision he ever ma...

Humans of Harker: Saketh Gurram develops a passion for football

Humans of Harker: Saketh Gurram develops a passion for football

by Zachary Hoffman, Multimedia Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Class of 2017, Features, Humans of Harker, Online Exclusive

Most days, Saketh Gurram (12) is itching to get on the field and play football. However, it was not always this way. Freshman year, green to the Harker football team, Saketh was not the seasoned player he is today, and often, he did not want to try at the sport. “I wasn't the best player,” Saketh said....

Humans of Harker: Varun Baldwa helps others through volunteering

Humans of Harker: Varun Baldwa helps others through volunteering

by Darren Gu, TALON Photo Editor
May 8, 2017
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For Varun Baldwa (12), helping other people around him has been his focus and passion, and he tries to volunteer as much as possible to assist others. “I started a nonprofit called Kidz Kode to teach underprivileged kids the basics of programming,” Varun said. “This was a good mix of my pas...

Humans of Harker: Lucas Wang finds success by staying true to himself

Humans of Harker: Lucas Wang finds success by staying true to himself

by Meena Gudapati, Winged Post News Editor
May 7, 2017
Filed under Class of 2017, Features, Humans of Harker, Online Exclusive

Leader, learner, businessman and friend, senior Lucas Wang has lived the past four years without regrets. Lucas is currently combining his interest in learning and entrepreneurship by working on creating an application which can teach people how to sing. He came across the idea when he and Peter Wu...

Humans of Harker: Sarah Gonzales delves into robotics

Humans of Harker: Sarah Gonzales delves into robotics

by Ria Gupta, Reporter
May 3, 2017
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Have you seen the senior with the green-blue dip dyed hair? That is Sarah Gonzales. Most of the time, you can find her in the robotics lab because ever since 8th grade, Sarah Gonzalez’s (12) life has been all about robotics. She joined Harker, as well as its Robotics program, in freshman year. Afte...

Humans of Harker: Joseph Krackeler immerses himself in his faith

Humans of Harker: Joseph Krackeler immerses himself in his faith

by Darren Gu, TALON Photo Editor
May 2, 2017
Filed under Class of 2017, Features, Humans of Harker, Online Exclusive

In freshman year, after years as an altar-server at his church, Joseph Krackeler (12) told his mom that he wanted to quit. He didn’t want to be the oldest one there, and he felt like he had outgrown the role. But counterintuitively, stepping out of the role for a few masses changed his perspective....

Humans of Harker: Jordan Murtiff values community service

Humans of Harker: Jordan Murtiff values community service

by Sahana Srinivasan, Winged Post Managing Editor
May 1, 2017
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Senior Jordan Murtiff can be found around campus not wearing his Eagle scout badge and medal, which he earned last March after achieving the highest possible rank in the program. “I always feel bad wearing [the medal], because I feel people only know you’re an Eagle Scout when you put on the me...

Humans of Harker: Peter Wu looks to future in physics, computer science

Humans of Harker: Peter Wu looks to future in physics, computer science

by Kaitlin Hsu, Wingspan Editor-in-Chief
April 29, 2017
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Though senior Peter Wu has pursued various interests in high school, ranging from water polo to philosophy to classics, he has always held a passion for physics and computer science. He hopes to utilize his interest in both fields to “make some breakthrough in quantum computer.” “I have big d...

Humans of Harker: Aditya Dhar entertains through debate, performing arts

Humans of Harker: Aditya Dhar entertains through debate, performing arts

by Kaitlin Hsu, Wingspan Editor-in-Chief
April 27, 2017
Filed under Class of 2017, Features, Humans of Harker, Online Exclusive

Senior Aditya Dhar comes alive on stage. When he steps in front of a crowd, his natural charisma and humor easily capture the audience’s full attention. In the moment, it seems as if Aditya could belong nowhere else but the spotlight. Throughout his four years in high school, Aditya has explored va...

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