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Harker Aquila

2016-2017 Staff

Kathy Duan

TALON Co-Editor-in-Chief

Kathy Duan is a senior and Co-Editor-in-Chief for TALON Yearbook. After three years on staff, she practically lives in the journalism room. She enjoys online shopping (thank you Amazon Prime), listening to music and reading about...

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Ruhi Sayana

Winged Post Copy Editor

Ruhi Sayana (10) is a copy editor for the Winged Post. This is her second year on staff since she was a reporter last year. Her favorite part is deadline nights and spending time with the rest of the staff. Outside of journalism,...

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Devanshi Mehta

TALON Business Editor and PDA Manager

Devanshi Mehta is a sophomore and Co-Business/PDA Manager for TALON Yearbook. This is Devanshi's second year on staff. In her free time, Devanshi enjoys golfing, dancing, and listening to music.

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Natasha Maniar

Reporter

Natasha Maniar (10) is a reporter for Harker Aquila and the Winged Post. This is her first year on staff and looks forward interviewing and the overall journalism experience. Outside of journalism, Natasha is an officer in Harker...

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Delaney Logue

Reporter

Delaney Logue is a freshman and reporter for TALON Yearbook. This is Delaney's first year on staff. In her free time, Delaney enjoys listening to music, drawing manga, and reading.

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Melissa Kwan

TALON Seniors Editor

Melissa Kwan is a junior and the Seniors Editor for TALON Yearbook. This is Melissa's third year on staff. In her free time, Melissa plays volleyball for her school and club team.

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Maya Kumar

Winged Post Features Editor

Maya Kumar (11) is the Features Editor for the Winged Post. This is her third year in Journalism and her favorite part is collaborating with fellow journalism members to write and work on articles. In her free time, she enjoys...

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Raveena Kapatkar

Editor-in-Chief

Raveena Kapatkar (12) is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Harker Aquila. She is a senior and this is her fourth year on staff. As a freshman, she was a reporter for the Winged Post, and as a sophomore she was the co-Copy Editor of Harker...

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Julia Huang

TALON Organizations Editor

Julia Huang is a junior and Co-Organizations Editor for TALON Yearbook. This is Julia's third year on staff. In her free time, Julia enjoys watching shows and listening to music.

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Kevin Huang

TALON People Editor

Kevin Huang is a senior and People Editor for TALON Yearbook. This is Kevin's fourth year on journalism staff. Kevin enjoys reading books, talking to friends, and watching TV.

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Mahika Halepete

Reporter

Mahika Halepete is a freshman and reporter for TALON Yearbook. This is Mahika's first year on staff. In her free time, Mahika enjoys performing in musical theatre, watching "Pretty Little Liars," and working with underprivileged...

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Gloria Guo

TALON Academics Editor

Gloria Guo is a junior and Academics Editor for TALON Yearbook. This is Gloria's third year on staff. In her free time, Gloria enjoys running and listening to her favorite K-Pop groups.

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Rose Guan

Winged Post Copy Editor

Rose Guan (10) is a copy editor for the Winged Post in her second year on staff. She was a reporter in her freshman year, and her favorite aspect of journalism is being able to tell interesting stories. Her other interests include...

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Darren Gu

TALON Photo Editor

Darren Gu is a junior and the Photo Editor for TALON Yearbook. This is his third year on staff. In his free time, Darren enjoys exploring the city at night, listening to music, and hiking / climbing trees.

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Eric Fang

Reporter

Eric Fang (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post and Harker Aquila. This is his first year in Harker Journalism, and he hopes to develop many skills as both a writer and journalist in the near future. He wrestles and played football...

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Lavinia Ding

TALON Organizations Editor

Lavinia Ding is a senior and the Organizations Editor for TALON Yearbook. This is Lavinia's fourth year on journalism staff, and she enjoys making atrocious puns, listening to music, and writing novels in her spare time.

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Adrian Chu

Opinion Editor

Adrian Chu (11) is one of the Opinion Editors for the Winged Post and Harker Aquila. This is his third year in journalism and he enjoys being able to voice his opinions as well as learning about the perspectives of others. In...

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Andrew Chang

Reporter

Andrew Chang is a sophomore and reporter for TALON Yearbook. This is Andrew's first year on staff. In his free time, Andrew enjoys swimming and listening to music.

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Megan Cardosi

TALON Sports Editor

Megan Cardosi is a junior and Sports Editor for TALON Yearbook. This is Megan's third year on staff. In her free time, Megan enjoys playing volleyball, watching Netflix, and listening to music.

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Katherine Zhang

Asst. STEM Editor

Katherine "Kat" Zhang (10) is the Assistant STEM Editor for the Winged Post and Harker Aquila. This is her second year in Journalism and her favorite part of the program is getting to work with her fellow journalism members at...

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Heidi Zhang

TALON Asst. Photo Editor

Heidi Zhang is a sophomore and Assistant Photo Editor for TALON Yearbook. This is her second year on staff. Outside of journalism, Heidi enjoys painting, going out with friends, and taking photos.

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Cameron Zell

Reporter

Cameron Zell is a sophomore and reporter for TALON Yearbook. This is Cameron's first year on staff. In her free time, Cameron enjoys skiing, playing with her dog, and watching Netflix.

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Alex Youn

TALON Editor-in-Chief

Alex Youn is a senior and Co-Editor-in-Chief for TALON Yearbook. When he's not playing with his dog, Blaise, you can find Alex watching "The Office," playing guitar, or enjoying nature. Also, his column, "Beyond the Game," addresses...

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Derek Yen

STEM Editor

Derek Yen (11) is the STEM Editor for both Harker Aquila and the Winged Post. Having been on staff for three years, his favorite part of journalism is the feeling of triumph after securing a hard interview, like the successful...

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Helen Yang

Reporter

Helen Yang (10) is a reporter for the Winged Post. She sees journalism as an opportunity to interact with and understand fellow Harker peers. In her free time, she enjoys reading and playing the piano. She also holds a black belt...

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Angele Yang

Reporter

Angele Yang (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post and Harker Aquila, and this is her first year as a member of the journalism program. As a new journalist, she looks forward to learning more about different writing styles and...

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Sharon Yan

TALON Student Life Editor

Sharon Yan is a junior and Co-Student Life Editor for TALON Yearbook. This is Sharon's third year on staff. In her free time, Sharon enjoys hanging out with friends, watching k-dramas, and maintaining snapchat streaks.

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Anthony Xu

Reporter

Anthony Xu is a freshman and reporter for TALON Yearbook. This is Anthony's first year on staff. In his free time, Anthony enjoys drawing, playing soccer, and reading.

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Eleanor Xiao

TALON Student Life Editor

Eleanor Xiao is a junior and Co-Student Life Editor for TALON Yearbook. This is Eleanor's third year on staff. In her free time, Eleanor enjoys dancing, sitting in coffee shops drinking iced lattes, and listening to indie music....

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Laura Wu

TALON Business Editor

Laura Wu is a sophomore and Co-Buisiness Editor for TALON Yearbook. This is Laura's second year on staff. In her free time, Laura enjoys dancing, reading, and lisening to music, especially during long road trips.

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Tiffany Wong

News Editor

Tiffany Wong (10) is a News Editor for Harker Aquila. She was a reporter for her freshman year and a co-copy editor for Harker Aquila for the first semester of her sophomore year. Her favorite parts of journalism are struggling...

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Alex Wang

Sports Editor

Alex Wang (11) is the sports editor for the Winged Post and Harker Aquila in his third year on staff. His favorite part of journalism is photography. He is a member of the Varsity Water Polo team and enjoys hanging out with friends,...

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Brandie Vanlonden

Reporter

Brandie Vanlonden is a sophomore and reporter for TALON Yearbook. This is Brandie's first year on staff. In her free time, Brandie enjoys going to the beach, screenwriting, and watching movies.

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Maya Valluru

News Editor

Maya Valluru (12) is a News Editor for Harker Aquila. She enjoys writing short stories and doing service with Harker Key Club. She joined journalism in her junior year, working as the Aquila Copy Editor and Assistant News Editor...

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Jin Tuan

Reporter

Jin Tuan (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post. This is her first year on the staff. She enjoys the arts and likes playing around with multiple instruments. While she is not dying due to homework, Jin also does ballet and archery....

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Justin Su

Sports Editor

Justin Su (11) is the Aquila sports columnist. He has been a part of the journalism program since his freshman year. He hopes to bring his passion for sports to the publication, and he does track and wrestling. His favorite TV...

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Meilan Steimle

Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

Meilan Steimle (12) is co-Editor-in-Chief of the Winged Post. She was a reporter her freshman year, Winged Post Opinion Editor her sophomore year and Winged Post Features Editor her junior year. Apart from writing, she enjoys...

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Sahana Srinivasan

Winged Post Managing Editor

Sahana Srinivasan (11) is the Managing Editor of the Winged Post. This is her third year in journalism, and her favorite part of the program is spending time with the staff, both in work and casual environments. She is also an...

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Michael Sikand

Social Media Editor

Michael Sikand (11) currently serves as a social media editor for Harker Aquila, managing the outward appearance and reach of the online news site. This is his second year on staff. He looks forward to mastering the art of social...

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Neal Sidhu

Reporter

Neal Sidhu (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post in his first year on staff. He enjoys journalism because it allows one to tell other interesting and important information. During the fall sports season, Neal plays Water-Polo...

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Anjay Saklecha

Features Editor

Anjay Saklecha (10) is one of two Features Editor for Harker Aquila. This is his second year on staff. He enjoys journalism because it allows him to share and present stories to hundreds of students, reporting on news that affects...

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Anika Rajamani

Reporter

Anika Rajamani (10) is a reporter for the Winged Post. This is her second year on staff. Outside of journalism, she loves to dance. Anika runs cross country and will play softball for Harker. She also likes to draw, listen to...

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Tara Parimi

Editor-in-Chief

Tara Parimi (12) is co-Editor-in-Chief of Harker Aquila, and this is her fourth year on staff. She has been involved with the upper school's journalism program since her freshman year, previously serving as managing editor, copy...

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Kshithija Mulam

Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

Kshithija “KJ” Mulam (12) is the Winged Post Editor-in-Chief. Serving as the Winged Post News Editor in her junior year, Winged Post Photo Editor in her sophomore year and as a reporter in her freshman year, this is her fourth...

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Prameela Kottapalli

Asst. Features Editor

Prameela Kottapalli (10) is the Assistant Features and Lifestyle/A&E Editor for Harker Aquila. This is her second year on staff. She enjoys creative writing as well as writing articles. Outside of journalism, she enjoys playing...

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Ashley Jiang

Winged Post Photo Editor

Ashley Jiang (11) is the photo editor for Winged Post. This is her third year in the journalism program, and she was a reporter her freshman and sophomore years. Aside from journalism, she is the media director for Interact. In...

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Rashmi Iyer

Reporter

Rashmi Iyer (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post, and this is her first year on the staff. In her free time, she enjoys reading, biking, watching tv and watching BuzzFeed videos. Additionally, she enjoys baking although her family...

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Kaitlin Hsu

Wingspan Editor-in-Chief

Kaitlin Hsu (11) is the Editor-in-Chief of Wingspan Magazine. In her freshmen year, she was a reporter, and in her sophomore year, she was the Features Editor of Harker Aquila. Kaitlin's favorite part of the journalism program...

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Ria Gupta

Reporter

Ria Gupta (10) is a reporter for the Winged Post. This is her second year on staff. Besides journalism, she likes to bake and cook. Ria loves to play soccer and softball as well as many other sports. She also enjoys hanging out...

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Meena Gudapati

Winged Post News Editor

Meena Gudapati (11) is the News Editor of Winged Post. She served as copy editor and reporter for the Winged Post in her sophomore and freshman years respectively. Outside of journalism, Meena plays on the girls’ varsity soccer...

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Nina Gee

Reporter

Nina Gee (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post. This is her first year on the staff. Her frequent hobbies include tripping over nothing and falling up stairs, as well as baking cakes and trying to convince people that no, they...

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Kathy Fang

Reporter

Kathy Fang (9) is a reporter for Winged Post. and this is her first year on staff. Outside of school, she enjoys both ballet and Chinese dance as well as spending quality time with her two cats, Sinatra and Becka. She also enjoys...

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Trisha Dwivedi

Managing Editor

Trisha Dwivedi (12) is the Managing Editor of Harker Aquila. She was a reporter her freshman year, Business Manager of the Winged Post her sophomore year and Executive Sports Editor for the newspaper and website last year. Apart...

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Nicole Chen

Features Editor

Nicole Chen (10) is the features editor for Harker Aquila. She joined the journalism program in her freshman year as a reporter. Nicole hopes to work with other members on staff to produce interesting and fresh content for Aquila’s...

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Vijay Bharadwaj

Opinion Editor

Vijay Bharadwaj (11) is one of the opinion editors for The Winged Post and Aquila. She served as the assistant opinion editor and the Wingspan copy editor last year. In his free time, he explores the internet to satisfy his quest...

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Varun Baldwa

TALON Managing Editor

Varun Baldwa is a senior and Managing editor for TALON Yearbook. This is Varun's fourth year on staff. In his free time, Varun enjoys volunteering, listening to music, and hanging out with friends.

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Julia Amick

TALON Asst. Photo Editor

Julia Amick is a sophomore and Assistant Photo Editor for TALON Yearbook. This is Julia's second year on staff. In her free time, Julia enjoys playing soccer, rock climbing, and volunteering.

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