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“When you're running on your own, there's nothing really stopping you from just walking, other than your own motivation to get better. A major part of cross country is that it's a mental sport because of ... self motivation — learning how to motivate myself to push harder and do better has carried over to other aspects as well,” Aditya Singhvi (12) said.

Humans of Harker: The tracks of community

by Irene Yuan, Multimedia Editor February 25, 2021

With music blasting through the speakers, some high school students ran their races while others stood by and waited for their own. Aditya Singhvi (12) recalls the details and atmosphere of one particular...

“I want to give back in a meaningful way that not only helps people that don't have the same resources as me, but also is fun in the process. I know a lot of things can be super overwhelming at times, and everyone experiences it, so I want to create an environment that's carefree and a safe space for people to just express themselves and allow them to find that passion that I found through volunteering and research,” Rhea Nanavati (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Find the kindness within

by Ritika Rajamani, TALON Co-Academics Editor February 18, 2021

Sitting under the shade of a tree at Cuesta Park, Rhea Nanavati (12) stares up at the sight around her—numerous large trees on a carpet of luscious grass, children laughing and playing around her. As...

“The idea of wanting to build a sense of community for everything that I was a part of is something that I strive for in everything that I do. It's not just about becoming a better player or getting towards goals. It's about making something out of each experience and learning something new, even if it's something really small. It's about taking something from each experience and applying it elsewhere,” Hannah Sobczyn (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Creating connections

by Helen Zhu, TALON Managing Editor February 17, 2021

With a light sprinkle marking the beginning of winter break, Hannah Sobczyn (12) and her brother Leo Sobcyzn (8) walk along the Los Gatos Creek Trail while sharing their reflections of the past few months....

“If I have a brightening effect on someone’s day, that's good enough for me … [The] little things add up. I don't think life [should be about the] big events, I think it's the [smaller experiences] that add up over time. So it's the same thing that applies when I want to help someone out. It's piece by piece,” Shaunak Narain (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Learning to love the little things

by Smrithi Sambamurthy, TALON Social Media Editor and Asst. Business Manager February 17, 2021

Eyes shining with mirth, Shaunak Narain (12) reflects back to a time when he drank too much carrot juice and turned orange. As a smile emerges on his face, he laughs in the reminiscence of his younger...

“I’m really proud to be a part of a generation that cares and that wants to fight for a better future for all of us. Whenever you’re feeling down, you just be part of that community, you just listen, and you’re re-motivated and reinspired to continue the work of activism. There’s going to be resistance, there's going to be a fight, but it's a fight that we need to fight and [something] that I want to be a part of,” Natasha Yen (12) said.

Humans of Harker: The fight is ours

by Erica Cai, Humans of Harker Co-Managing Editor February 16, 2021

“Fight, fight, fight, fight, a healthy planet is alright!”  This empowered chant, soaring from the throats of youth climate activists, filled the air of San Jose City Hall on September 20, 2019....

“That feeling of letting go—whether it’s hearing and feeling my voice to the tips of my fingers or feeling it project out into the world, or whether it’s that feeling of finding something new—it’s ... addictive and keeps me going,” Ruya Ozveren (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Voice and vocation

by Arya Maheshwari, Winged Post Co-Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2021

When the curtains part and the spotlights blink on, there is first silence on stage. Then, as harmonies fill the air with an operatic boom, the power and passion of the music makes one thing clear: Ruya...

“[In videography,] you can be as creative as you want. I'm not a very outward person, and filmmaking is one way to express what crazy thoughts [I have]. I thought it was really cool to just [use what] I took from watching TV shows and put that into reality,” Amar Karoshi (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Creativity through cinematography

by Sara Yen, Winged Post Co-Editor-in-Chief February 5, 2021

If you watched this year’s matriculation, the upperclassman fall play or the most recent school meeting, you’ve probably heard this name credited again and again: Amar Karoshi (12). For the past couple...

“[Dance is] a better way to present yourself because you're not really using your voice. You're using yourself and your movement in connection with the music, and you're moving to that and vibing … Dance is showing a different side of yourself, a more artistic side, so it's a more satisfying way to express myself,” Kristin Tong (12) said. 

Humans of Harker: Leaps and laughs

by Sally Zhu, Humans of Harker Profiler February 4, 2021

Her left wrist grips onto her right leg, which extends far above her head, almost completely perpendicular to the floor. She leans slightly backwards to steady her balance and pops into relevée on her...

“I like making stories and converting them into events that could actually happen. A lot of aspects of filming that I enjoyed were things that my friends developed and ... going forward, I would [like to] make my own films. I would drive the plot more from my own thinking. It’s something I like to think about often,” Marcos Acero (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Determination towards stardom

by Muthu Panchanatham, Co-Sports Editor February 3, 2021

With a pitch black blazer and one leg crossed over the other, he silently observes the scene unfolding before him, like a spy from a James Bond film. While villains plot and loyalties are questioned, he...

“I want to be known for more than being a good singer; [I want to be known for] being a good mentor to other people in the Conservatory. You can have a whole bunch of talent, but are you going to keep it to yourself, or are you going to use that to help other people? I want to be remembered for helping people get better with their own musicianship,” Meilin Yen (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Never too many jokes

by Lucy Ge, Winged Post News Editor February 3, 2021

Laughter punctuates the room after Meilin Yen (12) shares her latest musical pun, a play on words about accidentals. Smiles instantly appear in the room on the faces of everyone in Cantilena. As someone...

“There's a very limited number of subjects, and there's a lot of people on earth. It's very hard to be the best at anything. My goal would be to help other people be the best that they can because it's very pleasing to see whoever you teach finally understand [the topic].” Michael Eng (12) said.

Humans of Harker: He’s got his “ion” teaching

by Alysa Suleiman, A&E Editor January 27, 2021

“During the Jahiliyyah period, this structure may have housed 360 idols of the god Hubal. Each year, this structure is draped with a new embroidered—” Buzz. Memorial Day weekend, the end of...

“We all have feelings and we all think what we think and have the perspectives that we have because of where we came from, because of our upbringing, our experiences. If we live more in the gray of the world, people would realize that there's more to a person than just what [people] disagree on,” Aditi Bharti (12) said. 

Humans of Harker: Looking past the black and white

by Smrithi Sambamurthy, TALON Asst. Business Manager January 27, 2021

Looking at the big picture, Aditi Bharti (12) prefers to take life day by day. As she talks through her experiences and offers words of wisdom, a growing look of passion emerges upon her face. “We...

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