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Humans of Harker: Eye on the ball

Humans of Harker: Eye on the ball

by Saloni Shah, Asst. Humans of Harker Editor

February 20, 2019


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“It’s tennis.” Without hesitation, Pamela “Pam” Duke (12) proudly acknowledges that tennis defines her. Dressed in blue tennis gear and hair pulled back from her face with a blue headband, Pam clutched her tennis racket tightly and sat cross-legged, exuding a contagious cheerful energy. It...

Humans of Harker: Turning barriers into stepping stones

Humans of Harker: Turning barriers into stepping stones

by Helen Yang, Reporter

February 19, 2019


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Standing in the cool January afternoon atmosphere, with her feet shoulder width apart and an easy smile on her face, Jessica Pan (12) exudes an aura of comfort and content. Whether it be moving to a new country, joining the volleyball team with no background in team competitive sports or exploring different...

Humans of Harker: The art of risk taking

Humans of Harker: The art of risk taking

by Eric Fang, News Editor

February 8, 2019


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He leans forward in his seat, eyes focused on the glistening white chess pieces sitting before him. Now, perfectly still, his eyes dart to and from chess pieces, up and down the board, analysing every possible move. Then, his left arm re-emerges from beneath the table and with one brisk movement, moves...

Humans of Harker: Reaching higher

Humans of Harker: Reaching higher

by Emily Tan, Reporter

February 6, 2019


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As the ball spins up into the air, Allison Cartee (12) bounces on her toes at the ten-foot line on the volleyball court as her long ponytail sways in front of the number 12 on the back of her jersey. She jumps into her approach before swinging and slamming the ball down; players on the other side wait...

Humans of Harker: Life encoded

Humans of Harker: Life encoded

by Jessie Wang, Reporter

February 5, 2019


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With his large, round glasses, slim frame and the intense, focused look in his eyes, it’s easy to imagine Johnny Wang (12) in a dark room, sitting at a desk and tapping away on his computer at 70 words per minute, lines of code scrolling down the screen, until the early hours of the morning. Johnny’s...

Humans of Harker: “Work hard, play hard”

Humans of Harker: “Work hard, play hard”

by Sabrina Takemoto, TALON Reporter

February 4, 2019


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As captain of the Harker girls’ varsity soccer team and Business and PDA manager of the Talon yearbook, Julia Amick (12) can always be seen running around campus from one activity to the next. However, whenever she does have free time, she finds ways to alleviate the stress of the day, such as spending...

Humans of Harker: Conquering fear

Humans of Harker: Conquering fear

by Muthu Panchanatham

February 1, 2019


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Eyes peering over the rocky precipice, he contemplated what the consequences of dropping from such a height would be. Jacob Kim (12) describes himself on top of a cliff in Hawaii, having known that the logical option would have been to walk away from the cliff’s edge and return to his peaceful vacation....

Humans of Harker: Dancing through academia

Humans of Harker: Dancing through academia

by Gloria Zhu, Reporter

January 30, 2019


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Natasha Maniar (12) is no stranger to science. She is the co-founder of Harker’s artificial intelligence club, bringing neural nets and periodic speaker events to the community. Her research with AI and medicine has won accolades at the national level, the most recent being a coveted spot in Regener...

Humans of Harker: Life without borders

Humans of Harker: Life without borders

by Gloria Zhang, Features Editor

January 29, 2019


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When Raphael Sanche (12) was four or five years old, he joined the little kids swim class in New York. His first challenge was jumping down from the first diving podium. Enumerated by either fear of his terrifyingly tall and large swim coach or of the water, he arrived before a serious dilemma: Jump...

Humans of Harker: Expectations and ideologies

Humans of Harker: Expectations and ideologies

by Sara Yen, Asst. Features Editor

January 28, 2019


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What makes a leaf a leaf? How can you be sure that a green, organic structure hanging from a plant is indeed a leaf? On a rainy Friday afternoon in Dobbins, Logan Bhamidipaty (12) answers these questions while gesturing to the hanging verdant plant next to him. Supporting his reasoning with the ideas...

Humans of Harker: Positivity from within

Humans of Harker: Positivity from within

by Shreya Srinivasan, TALON Organizations and Co-Sports Editor

January 26, 2019


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Sounds of uncontrollable laughter fill the air as Anastasiya “Nastya” Sushkova (12) chats with her friends while walking to her next class, using hand gestures to further give meaning to her stories. Her gentle eyes sparkle in the sunlight as she listens and smiles to the words of those with her. When...

Humans of Harker: Giving back

Humans of Harker: Giving back

by Heidi Zhang, TALON Editor-in-chief

January 24, 2019


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Dangling by a silver chain, a forget-me-not pendant—five violet petals decorated with yellow accents—adorns Andrea Simonian’s (12) neck. At first glance, the necklace may seem like just another accessory, but to Andrea, it carries years of Armenian history and symbolism. The forget-me-not flower...

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