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Humans of Harker: Jerrica Liao pours compassion into fostering dogs

Humans of Harker: Jerrica Liao pours compassion into fostering dogs

by Sharon Yan, TALON Managing Editor and Business Manager

January 19, 2018


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Jerrica Liao strives to maintain the same routine every day: attending school, practicing fencing  and spending time with her dogs—three to be exact. She has been a pet owner since the fourth grade, having adopted her first pomeranian mixed chihuahua at the age of nine and recently adopted two toy poo...

Humans of Harker: Millie Lin devotes her energy to discussions

Humans of Harker: Millie Lin devotes her energy to discussions

by Vivian Jin & Melissa Kwan

January 18, 2018


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On one school meeting last October, Sumati Wadhwa (12) and Joel Morel (10) announced the achievements of the choir program. Photos and photos of Regional Honor Choir students appeared in quick succession, arranged side-by-side in the slideshow presentation. And finally, after a pause, the slide change...

Humans of Harker Video: Kaitlyn Nguyen injects her personality into her art

Humans of Harker Video: Kaitlyn Nguyen injects her personality into her art

January 17, 2018


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This is the first installment of the Humans of Harker 2018 video series. Through this project, the Harker journalism program aims to tell the story of the senior class, one profile at a time.

Humans of Harker: Amy Jin explores intersecting fields

Humans of Harker: Amy Jin explores intersecting fields

by Rose Guan, Wingspan senior staff writer and designer

January 16, 2018


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Sixth graders are not a common sight at the upper school’s annual Research Symposium; you’re more likely to see high school students presenting posters about their research at the event. But when Amy Jin (12) attended the symposium in sixth grade, soon after first starting at Harker, her experie...

Humans of Harker: Emily Chen distinguishes between art and reality

Humans of Harker: Emily Chen distinguishes between art and reality

by Tiffany Wong, Aquila News Editor

January 12, 2018


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The jigsaw puzzle of life consists of an infinite number of pieces packaged in a box with no image to guide whoever attempts to complete it. But Emily Chen (12) intends to solve it anyways. Through the avenues of social interaction and silent contemplation, Emily hopes to gain an absolute understandi...

Humans of Harker: Jacob Ohana backs up his arguments

Humans of Harker: Jacob Ohana backs up his arguments

by Anvi Banga & Melissa Kwan

January 11, 2018


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According to Mona Lee (12), senior Jacob Ohana “dresses like an economist.” That is to say, he wears nondescript khaki pants with a convenient T-shirt — often free swag from an economics competition. On chillier days, he wears a black “Harker Volleyball” sweatshirt, a nod to his casual participati...

Humans of Harker: Ethan Grammer works to seek out diversity

Humans of Harker: Ethan Grammer works to seek out diversity

by Anoushka Buch, Reporter

January 10, 2018


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Walk into Mountain View’s Best Buy, and you're bound to see countless gadgets and other electronics. And you may even spot one of their youngest employees, Ethan Grammer (12), helping customers with their cell phones or laptops. Ethan has been working seriously since he was twelve years old. Although he ...

Humans of Harker: Daulet Tuleubayev strategizes his way to victory

Humans of Harker: Daulet Tuleubayev strategizes his way to victory

by Anthony Xu, Reporter

January 9, 2018


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You might not know Daulet Tuleubayev (12) personally, but you might recognize him from the sleep awareness bulletin board in Manzanita titled “Which Daulet are you?” The interactive flowchart features several photos of Daulet in various states of sleepiness, ranging from “Dozing Daulet” to “...

Humans of Harker: Anika Banga embraces the beginner’s mind

Humans of Harker: Anika Banga embraces the beginner’s mind

by Emily Chen, Reporter

January 8, 2018


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You won’t find a bigger Miranda Sings fan anywhere. With her red “Haters Back Off” sweatpants, her purple kitten T-shirt, and her classic red lipstick exaggeratedly smothered all over her entire lip, Anika Banga (12) flawlessly embodies the characteristics of Miranda Sings’s signature look. “She...

Humans of Harker: Alex Chen finds strength in introspection

Humans of Harker: Alex Chen finds strength in introspection

by Sydney Takemoto, Reporter

January 5, 2018


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The stage lights dim; the music starts. But it’s not from a recording, it’s coming live from Alex Chen (12) and the nine other members of the acoustics choir. A Harker student since sophomore year, Alex has dedicated himself to the performing arts scene. His audition for Bye Bye Birdy, the 2016...

Humans of Harker: Morgan Douglas plays the roles of both student and teacher

Humans of Harker: Morgan Douglas plays the roles of both student and teacher

by Kat Zhang, STEM editor

January 4, 2018


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Morgan Douglas (12) remembers her first tutoring session as a middle school writing mentor in her sophomore year. Her student had been bubbly and eager to talk, but when it came time to put pen to paper, the flow of conversation stopped. Time and time again, Morgan found herself staring at a sheet of...

Humans of Harker: Miranda Larsen perfects her dance moves

Humans of Harker: Miranda Larsen perfects her dance moves

by Prameela Kottapalli, Winged Post Features Editor

January 3, 2018


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Miranda has danced for thirteen years — well over half her life. From participating in a club dance program outside of school to performing with the varsity dance team to choreographing her own routine for the upper school's 2017 dance production "Circus,” she's a seasoned veteran of the perform...

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