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Humans of Harker: Reaching out on relevé

Humans of Harker: Reaching out on relevé

by Nicole Tian, Reporter

December 10, 2018


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Strolling into Manzanita on a Friday afternoon, Riya Singh’s (12) understanding smile envelops her figure in a quiet dignity. Slinging down her backpack and an extra pair of tennis shoes, she nods thoughtfully at each question, and her calm exterior belies her enthusiastic personality. Her smile widens...

Humans of Harker: Story unfinished

Humans of Harker: Story unfinished

by Saloni Shah, Asst. Humans of Harker editor

December 7, 2018


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Eagerly pulling out her phone, Lily Wancewicz (12) giggles as she beams at a picture of her senior portrait with her petite fluffy Calico kitten, Poppy. Walking through the library, her shoulders relaxing, Lily feels at home amongst the rows of books in the library shelves. As Lily charms those around...

Humans of Harker: Embodying the “bigger picture”

Humans of Harker: Embodying the “bigger picture”

by Nicole Chen, Editor-in-chief

December 6, 2018


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At a soaring 6 feet 3 inches, Gene Wang’s (12) presence dominates the gym floor of the athletics center. Sporting his signature Harker basketball gear and his black Nike PG2 sneakers, he leaps into the air cradling a basketball, loosens his grip and effortlessly tosses the ball into the hoop. The sound...

Humans of Harker: A Saganist worldview

Humans of Harker: A Saganist worldview

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

December 5, 2018


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Cameron Jones (12), wearing a black sweatshirt adorned with the Harker CTF logo, stares intently at his screen with glasses-framed eyes, constructing the applications that many students now take for granted. Whether it be a student council election that uses the voting system he helped write or the l...

Humans of Harker: Dipping into different lives

Humans of Harker: Dipping into different lives

by Arely Sun, Reporter

December 4, 2018


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As she jokes around with her friends outside of the Athletic Center, Mahi Gurram’s (12) gentle smile and twinkling eyes exude kindness and compassion towards those around her. No matter where she is, she always tries to contribute as much as she can and is not afraid of failure. During the summer...

Humans of Harker: On the court and behind the keyboard

Humans of Harker: On the court and behind the keyboard

by Nilisha Baid, TALON Asst. Business and Social Media Editor

December 3, 2018


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The sound of Donna Boucher (12) bouncing a volleyball three times echoes through the gym before her serve. Focusing on the ball, she tunes out everything else: the crowd, her other responsibilities. When she isn’t playing on the middle or right side, Donna can be found cheering with her teammates on...

Humans of Harker: Persevering with pride

Humans of Harker: Persevering with pride

by Jessie Wang, Reporter

November 30, 2018


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As Brian Park (12) enters the door of the classroom, he’s swarmed by a mass of children, clamoring with delight at his arrival. The group soon disperses to return to either studying or enjoying some free time. Brian follows and begins tutoring and playing with the kids. This is a scene that plays out...

Humans of Harker: An artist’s eye

Humans of Harker: An artist’s eye

by Lucy Ge, Reporter

November 29, 2018


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In her favorite and most recent piece of art, “Deafening,” a self-portrait in the form of a collage, Anna Wang (12) is featured in the middle, surrounded by mouths and white chat boxes, creating a striking juxtaposition between an abstract background and a vivid depiction of her own human form. “There...

Humans of Harker: Food, jokes and dinosaurs

Humans of Harker: Food, jokes and dinosaurs

by Mark Hu, Reporter

November 28, 2018


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Hands fiddling with a videogame remote and eyes focusing on the colorful arena dotted with minifigures on his laptop screen in front, Ben Yuan (12) calmly competes against his friends outside of Nichols Hall in a friendly game of Super Smash Brothers. Yelling with joy after landing a huge hit or suddenly...

Humans of Harker: Shades of culture

Humans of Harker: Shades of culture

by Anoushka Buch, TALON Co-People and Seniors Editor

November 27, 2018


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As the lights dim, multi-colored stage lights silhouette a group of dancers. The lighting shifts and the music begins, and several faces are now visible, each carefully made-up eyelid and cheek illuminated. As the song’s the first notes echo throughout the theater, the dancers’ bodies and heads are...

Humans of Harker: Bridging gaps

Humans of Harker: Bridging gaps

by Sara Yen, Asst. Features Editor

November 26, 2018


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In the new gym, mostly empty in contrast to the commotion of lunch outside, a rust-colored leather ball rests on Akhila Ramgiri’s (12) palm briefly before her wrist flicks, and the ball sails through the air with precision, eventually swallowed by the net, which gulps with a low swoosh. It is almost...

Humans of Harker: Solutions in serenity

Humans of Harker: Solutions in serenity

by Arya Maheshwari, STEM Editor

November 15, 2018


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Amidst the buzz of feet that fills the hallways and buildings of the upper school, there is always at least one idiosyncratic pair moving with a conspicuously leisurely yet dignified gait. As he walks into Dobbins during lunch, Arjun Kilaru (12) is not rushed, nor is he panicked. Cool, calm and unfazed,...

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