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Humans of Harker: Jack of all trades, master of fun

Humans of Harker: Jack of all trades, master of fun

by Prameela Kottapalli, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

June 4, 2019


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Aside from hand-eye coordination, there is little that connects the elusive art of ocarina-playing with the fine motor skills that go into flipping a balisong, or butterfly knife. Pasta-making and woodworking both require creative flair, but one medium is pliable while the other is firm. Snowboarding...

Humans of Harker: Moving to the beat

Humans of Harker: Moving to the beat

by Nina Gee, Visuals Editor

June 4, 2019


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This is the third installment of the Humans of Harker 2019 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: Dueling with duality

Humans of Harker: Dueling with duality

by Ryan Guan and Kathy Fang

June 2, 2019


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"Period six starts in 45 minutes at 10:50; may the exodus commence." A momentary confusion sweeps across the crowd of students and faculty at this unfamiliar deviation from his trademark line, before delighted laughter and the usual chatter break out once more. From finding alternative ways to...

Humans of Harker: Humanity in art

Humans of Harker: Humanity in art

by Heidi Zhang, TALON Editor-In-Chief

June 1, 2019


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This is the second installment of the Humans of Harker 2019 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: Curiosity beyond bounds

Humans of Harker: Curiosity beyond bounds

by Devanshi Mehta, TALON Editor-in-Chief

May 31, 2019


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While Suraj Pakala ('19) on campus is notorious for being “the car guy” or sporting his black yeezys, something most don’t know about him is that it is his curiosity that drives his every action. Suraj’s dad, an important figure in Suraj’s life, gave him a piece of advice that has resonated...

Humans of Harker: Defying limits

Humans of Harker: Defying limits

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Asst. Sports Editor

May 30, 2019


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When you hear the name “Kat Tian” uttered by underclassmen in the Main hallway, the words tend to be followed by reverent whispers of “Siemens Finalist,” “USAJMO qualifier” or even just the simple praise, “She’s smart.” Walk over to Nichols or Dobbins, and it is unsurprising to find...

Humans of Harker: Staying upbeat

Humans of Harker: Staying upbeat

by Mark Hu, Reporter

May 29, 2019


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Whether he’s on the field playing volleyball during lunch or talking with friends, Keval Shah ('19) can be seen having fun while still managing his work. When he has free time in his AP English Literature class, his face lights up as he plays code games with his classmates, and he makes his classmates...

Humans of Harker: The harmony of STEM and arts

Humans of Harker: The harmony of STEM and arts

by Arely Sun, Reporter

May 28, 2019


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Standing on the dark stage, Shreya Dasari ('19) sways to the lyrical melody of her violin. Although her feet are firmly planted on the ground, she appears to be floating on each note. The music seems to be her voice, almost as though she were singing through the instrument. Ever since first grade,...

Humans of Harker: Process over product

Humans of Harker: Process over product

by Heidi Zhang, TALON Editor-In-Chief

May 28, 2019


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Under the Shah staircase, Elizabeth Yang ('19) slowly and meticulously places sticky note after sticky note on the white walls underneath the Shah staircase. As the hours tick by, perfectly aligned columns of green, blue, purple and pink squares decorate the once-blank interior, creating an artistic...

Humans of Harker: Artistic apotheosis

Humans of Harker: Artistic apotheosis

by Jessie Wang, Reporter

May 24, 2019


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Taylor Vaughan ('19) leans over a plaster-caked table in the sculpture room, gliding an exacto-knife over red sheet paper laid atop her graduation cap. With precise movements, she traces out detailed designs. For Taylor, art offers her a break from academic classes, and gives her a chance to use a...

Humans of Harker: Diving deep

Humans of Harker: Diving deep

by Andrew Chang, TALON Co-Sports Editor

May 24, 2019


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Feeling the rush of the sub-60 degree water through his ScubaPro bodysuit, Jack Dawson ('19) dives deep underwater under the slow-crashing waves of the Monterey Bay, contemplating which direction to go explore with his diving partner. Typically, he’s known for being a rowdy presence on campus, oft...

Humans of Harker: Compassion and choice

Humans of Harker: Compassion and choice

by Emma Gurleroglu, TALON

May 23, 2019


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Her lips move a mile a minute as she begins to speak about one of her greatest passions: BTS. Helen Yang (12) closes her eyes, tipping her head back as she lets out a gleeful laugh, spinning into another story about the popular Korean boy band group. “I actually was into them before they were big....

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