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Humans of Harker: Rahul Bhethanabotla thoughtfully considers others

Humans of Harker: Rahul Bhethanabotla thoughtfully considers others

by Derek Yen, Winged Post Opinion Editor

April 22, 2018


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Friends and teachers speak enthusiastically about Senior Rahul Bhethanabotla in his wholly different capacities: researcher, performer, musician, or Honor Council member. But in all the separate spheres, there is a single characteristic that comes up again and again: a pervasive maturity of thought u...

Humans of Harker: Vijay Bharadwaj learns to find contentment in new environments

Humans of Harker: Vijay Bharadwaj learns to find contentment in new environments

by Katherine Zhang, STEM Editor

April 21, 2018


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As a middle schooler, Vijay Bharadwaj (12) was content: content in his friendships, his interests, his community. He had built himself a home of supportive people, a safety net that he could lean on in times of distress. But in ninth grade, he faced an abrupt move from Challenger School to Harker,...

Humans of Harker: Gary Tsai improves his game through coaching

Humans of Harker: Gary Tsai improves his game through coaching

by Alex Wang, Opinion Editor

April 20, 2018


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When most people go searching for a job, they go through a process involving looking for job openings, attending interviews, and a variety of other steps. However, for Gary Tsai (12), the job search was a little more spontaneous. “I got into coaching tennis because my long-time coach once urgently aske...

Humans of Harker: Randy Zhao finds silver lining in brother’s accident

Humans of Harker: Randy Zhao finds silver lining in brother’s accident

by Eleanor Xiao, TALON Editor-in-Chief

April 19, 2018


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Slouching in the passenger seat a full day of his summer AP Chemistry course, senior Randy Zhao’s entire summer quickly went into extreme shock. As his mom broke the news to him that his brother was just severely injured while on a service trip in rural China, Randy took to what he knew about how ...

Humans of Harker: Anooshree Sengupta embraces spontaneity inside and outside the classroom

Humans of Harker: Anooshree Sengupta embraces spontaneity inside and outside the classroom

by Kat Zhang, STEM Editor

April 17, 2018


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Anooshree Sengupta (12) talks about research exactly the way you'd expect someone who truly loves science to speak. She's a self-proclaimed "huge math nerd." She reminisces about attempting to explain her fascination with Punnett squares to her economics-major mother. To her, physics isn’t just a class...

Humans of Harker: Peter Connors stays loyal to his friends, his family and himself

Humans of Harker: Peter Connors stays loyal to his friends, his family and himself

by Vijay Bharadwaj, Winged Post News Editor

April 16, 2018


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With every cross-country move and state border crossed, Peter Connors (12) took the opportunity to redefine his identity. “I started off in Washington State, where I was born,” Peter said. “Then I moved to Oregon, where Jack was born. Then I moved to Southern California, then Minnesota, then Ne...

Humans of Harker: Michael Kwan embodies caring role among friends and family

Humans of Harker: Michael Kwan embodies caring role among friends and family

by Eleanor Xiao, TALON Editor-in-Chief

April 15, 2018


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Michael Kwan (12) rolls up in his black Mercedes 7-seater, sunglasses on, driver’s window rolled down, ready for wherever the day takes him. Impromptu afternoon ice cream run with friends? They can ride together in his car. Sister Michelle Kwan (10) wants to be dropped off at the mall? Just let him...

Humans of Harker: Sohenee Banerjee practices everyday acts of kindness

Humans of Harker: Sohenee Banerjee practices everyday acts of kindness

by Devanshi Mehta, TALON Seniors Editor

April 14, 2018


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Ever listened to the melodious covers of songs posted on Instagram? Or maybe scrolled through captions punctuated with various heart emojis? That’s Sohenee Banerjee (12).   “Sohenee is one of those people where when you first meet her, you’re wondering if her kindness is almost an act because ...

Humans of Harker: Jin Kim derives easygoing attitude from golf

Humans of Harker: Jin Kim derives easygoing attitude from golf

by Shreya Srinivasan, Reporter

April 10, 2018


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Jin Kim (12) typically wears a hoodie, sweatpants and a T-shirt of some generic brand — an outfit that reflects his mellow and laid-back personality. Instead of going overboard with the activities that he does, he sticks to the main one he values: golf. Although he admits that golf started out ...

Humans of Harker: Vedant Shah drives to connect past and present

Humans of Harker: Vedant Shah drives to connect past and present

by Prameela Kottapalli, Winged Post Features Editor

April 9, 2018


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Vedant Shah (12) has always loved cars. He and his best friend used to spend hours upon hours raving about the latest models, engaging in turbulent discussions about BMW M3’s and Lamborghinis. Together, they watched breakneck British motor show “Top Gear” on the daily, and then proceeded to channel...

Humans of Harker: Tanvi Singh embraces “non-judgmentalness”

Humans of Harker: Tanvi Singh embraces “non-judgmentalness”

by Sydney Takemoto, Reporter

April 8, 2018


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“Indian parties are such wonderfully chaotic affairs,” Tanvi Singh (12) began. “The sound of pooris boiling and aunties laughing in the kitchen mixes with the screams of colorfully dressed children chasing each other around during hide-and-seek tag. The older kids start blasting rap music while ...

Humans of Harker: Vignesh Panchanatham perspires for greatness

Humans of Harker: Vignesh Panchanatham perspires for greatness

by Melissa Kwan, Humans of Harker Managing Editor

April 6, 2018


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On those 40-degree October mornings, Vignesh Panchanatham (12) might as well have been the only person on Davis Field. He’d bring a soccer ball and cleats to school every day, dribbling between the stray students migrating from the drop off zone to the academic buildings. Sure, he hadn’t played ...

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