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Humans of Harker: Neymika Jain finds balance in life

Humans of Harker: Neymika Jain finds balance in life

by Anvi Banga, Reporter

June 6, 2017


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Neymika Jain (12) has spent years diving into STEM but has a unique way to ward off excess stress. She bullet journals and writes slant poetry, which helps her understand herself more. “I think one of my main struggles [has been] trying to understand myself and why I’m feeling certain emotions and...

Humans of Harker: Haley Tran values her cultural identity

Humans of Harker: Haley Tran values her cultural identity

by Vijay Bharadwaj, Opinion Editor

June 2, 2017


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Haley Tran (12) loves making study guides. She often shares these detailed notes with her peers to help them to prepare for tests. But her motivations in creating and sharing these go deeper and beyond that level. “To be honest, I did it for myself, but at one point I decided that I wasn't doing i...

Humans of Harker: Aashish Jain finds inspiration in painting through watching Bob Ross videos

Humans of Harker: Aashish Jain finds inspiration in painting through watching Bob Ross videos

by Alex Youn, TALON Editor-in-Chief

June 1, 2017


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Throw away the extravagant tools and expensive classes. Aashish Jain (12) only needed a few relatively cheap supplies, a wireless connection and his own imagination to develop his interest in painting. During the transition between first and second semester of his senior year, Aashish created a...

Humans of Harker: Andrew Tierno reflects on his passion for robotics

Humans of Harker: Andrew Tierno reflects on his passion for robotics

by Eric Fang, Reporter

May 31, 2017


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After joining the Harker's Robotics Club in freshman year, Andrew Tierno's  ('17) passion for robotics has motivated him to further his cooperation and innovation skills Andrew joined the robotics club without much prior knowledge nor experience with robots of any sort. “I started as a fre...

Humans of Harker: Sneha Bhetanabhotla learns to connect robotics and dance

Humans of Harker: Sneha Bhetanabhotla learns to connect robotics and dance

by Anika Rajamani, Reporter

May 30, 2017


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As soon as Sneha Bhetanabhotla (‘17) turned five, she received a Circuits 101 kit and ever since then, she has been interested in the sciences. Living in a house full of scientists, Sneha has been motivated to experiment and explore. “It involved a lot of tinkering with machine parts through tri...

Humans of Harker: Molly Wancewicz speaks out through debate

Humans of Harker: Molly Wancewicz speaks out through debate

by Ashley Jiang, Photo Editor

May 25, 2017


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Always with a bright, joyous smile on her face, Molly Wancewicz (12) is not afraid to speak out. Standing confidently in front of the podium, she prepares to counteract the argument presented by her opponent. As someone who used to be timid and shy, Molly has grown out of her shy self and become mo...

Humans of Harker: Alex Mo uses photography to inform his worldly and personal perspectives

Humans of Harker: Alex Mo uses photography to inform his worldly and personal perspectives

by Alex Youn, TALON Editor-in-Chief

May 24, 2017


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Look. Blink. Click. For Alex Mo (12), his two experiences of viewing a particular person or an object through both his optical lens and his camera lens have virtually meshed and provoked one of his most central goals in daily life: to passionately capture the strikingly real and intriguingly surreal...

Humans of Harker: Colt McNealy finds a passion for golf

Humans of Harker: Colt McNealy finds a passion for golf

by Maya Kumar, Winged Post Features Editor

May 13, 2017


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When Colt McNealy (12) has a free day, you can probably find him at the golf course, where he spent upwards of nine hours daily during winter break. Even during hockey season, no matter how busy he is, Colt still finds time to golf. Golf isn’t just a sport for him: it's a way to bond with his family a...

Humans of Harker: Varun Haltore finds new passions in high school

Humans of Harker: Varun Haltore finds new passions in high school

by Anya Weaver, Reporter

May 12, 2017


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While most enjoy listening to upbeat music before a sports game, Varun Haltore (12) prepares for his games by dressing up and listening to relaxing music. “I know a lot of guys like to listen to pumped up music, that’s not really my style,” he said. The most important decision he ever ma...

Humans of Harker: Saketh Gurram develops a passion for football

Humans of Harker: Saketh Gurram develops a passion for football

by Zachary Hoffman, Multimedia Editor

May 10, 2017


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Most days, Saketh Gurram (12) is itching to get on the field and play football. However, it was not always this way. Freshman year, green to the Harker football team, Saketh was not the seasoned player he is today, and often, he did not want to try at the sport. “I wasn't the best player,” Saketh said....

Humans of Harker: Varun Baldwa helps others through volunteering

Humans of Harker: Varun Baldwa helps others through volunteering

by Darren Gu, TALON Photo Editor

May 8, 2017


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For Varun Baldwa (12), helping other people around him has been his focus and passion, and he tries to volunteer as much as possible to assist others. “I started a nonprofit called Kidz Kode to teach underprivileged kids the basics of programming,” Varun said. “This was a good mix of my pas...

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