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Humans of Harker: On guard

Humans of Harker: On guard

by Vasudha Subramanian, TALON Reporter

March 27, 2020

After tucking her brown hair under her dark green swimming cap, Arushi Madan (12) ties her matching green water polo cap on top. She pulls out her earbuds from her backpack and plugs them into her ears while she stretches and prepares herself for the Harker water polo team’s home game against Wilc...

Humans of Harker: Climate cooperation

Humans of Harker: Climate cooperation

by Catherine Feng, Asst. Copy Editor

March 26, 2020

Bending down slightly, Anthony Shing (12) rustles through the leaves of the passion fruit vine clinging to a wooden frame next to the library. Unable to find the passion fruit he was looking for even with a thorough search through the vine, Anthony turns around and sighs, smiling lightly. In a last-ditc...

Humans of Harker: Taking charge

Humans of Harker: Taking charge

by Shreya Srinivasan, TALON Managing Editor and Business Manager

March 25, 2020

Sitting in the downstairs of Dobbins, Emily Chen (12) recounts stories from her childhood, beginning with one describing how she found her passion for singing. She fiddles with her marble PopSocket and laughs, adding in that she only went to choir at the beginning “for the friends and snacks that the...

Humans of Harker: A 3D world

Humans of Harker: A 3D world

by Amruta Dharmapurikar, Reporter

March 25, 2020

Her hands move carefully as she concentrates on a 3D popsicle stick sculpture in the art room, her gaze remaining focused upon the intricate and delicate design in front of her. The cream-colored popsicle sticks slowly piece together to form a beautiful figure. Satisfied, Allison Yen (12) pulls the plug...

Humans of Harker: Behind the decision

Humans of Harker: Behind the decision

by Brian Chen, Reporter

March 24, 2020

Whether he is discussing international politics in a debate round, dominating the volleyball court or researching neurobiology, Jason Pan (12) is constantly aware of other people’s thoughts and the reasoning behind their decisions.  Beginning middle school public forum, a team-based debate style ...

Humans of Harker: Practicing positivity and perseverance

Humans of Harker: Practicing positivity and perseverance

by Sabrina Zhu, Reporter

March 24, 2020

A grinning Ayesha Baweja (12), sporting a pair of Nike running shoes, sprints over to a large group of seniors chatting at a green picnic table outside Dobbins. She immediately launches into a conversation, and her friends laugh at something she says. Ayesha’s smile and bright personality are clea...

Humans of Harker: Tennis and technology

Humans of Harker: Tennis and technology

by Catherine Feng, Asst. Copy Editor

March 23, 2020

Walking through the lobby of the Tech Interactive, previously known as the Tech Museum, Joshua Zhou (12) points at an exhibit below, explaining his job there as a volunteer. As he travels further down the lobby, he animatedly gestures toward an exhibit on the floor above. Reaching the entrance to the di...

Humans of Harker: Opting into optimism

Humans of Harker: Opting into optimism

by Tina Xu, TALON Reporter

March 23, 2020

Strolling through the Manzanita cafeteria doors with a confident smile and a half-emptied box of cake, Rashmi Iyer (12) turns and waves cheerfully. Between the dessert and her warmhearted demeanor, she has an affinity for the sweeter things in life. She always looks forward to baking with her friends and ...

Humans of Harker: Distinctive individuality

Humans of Harker: Distinctive individuality

by Jasleen Hansra, TALON Reporter

March 19, 2020

Standing by the couches in Shah Hall, Jack Connors (12), clad in light blue jeans and a white hoodie, prepares to catch a football from his friend on the other side of the hallway. As the ball flies towards him, he jumps up to catch it, hand stretched high above his head. Landing back on the ground, a h...

Humans of Harker: Code over words

Humans of Harker: Code over words

by Sally Zhu, Reporter

March 18, 2020

Matthew Jin (12) can be found in the corners of the school campus, furiously typing away on his laptop as he programs a computational model for Alzheimer’s. He concentrates deeply, not needing to communicate with other human beings – only his computer. Matthew’s world of numbers and lines of c...

Humans of Harker: Leading through example

Humans of Harker: Leading through example

by Saurav Tewari, Sports Reporter

March 18, 2020

The after school bell rings, signaling the end of another school day. For many, it means spending time with friends before going home. However, Sahil Gosain (12), wearing a water polo jacket and track pants, quickly makes his way to the Singh Aquatic Center to help set up for the next water polo game...

Humans of Harker: A flair of aesthetic

Humans of Harker: A flair of aesthetic

by Arushi Saxena, Winged Post News Editor

March 17, 2020

Sitting poised at a table behind Manzanita, Mahi Kolla (12) dispels her business knowledge to her two DECA mentees, compiling her years of experience in short tidbits of wisdom. Mahi’s obvious business prowess shines through her advice, her powerful gestures and crisp diction perfectly suited to be ...

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