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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,...

Humans of Harker: Poems and pulsars

Humans of Harker: Poems and pulsars

by Anthony Xu, TALON Co-Academics Editor

November 14, 2018


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Standing in the middle of Nichols Atrium on a Friday afternoon, Ishani Cheshire’s (12) eyes light up as she begins to explain neutrinos, black holes and red giants, vividly gesturing with her hands as she spills out fact after fact about the cosmos in an erudite manner, occasionally punctured with...

Humans of Harker: Mixing medias

Humans of Harker: Mixing medias

by Irene Yuan, Reporter

November 12, 2018


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Sitting cross-legged by herself in front of the senior eagle, Christie Chen (12) is utterly focused on the task at hand. Each stroke is precise, using the perfect blend of whites, blues, and greens to convey the detailed image of the crashing wave on the base of the senior class’ eagle. Completely...

Humans of Harker: Living large for life’s smallest moments

Humans of Harker: Living large for life’s smallest moments

by Nina Gee, Staff Illustrator

November 6, 2018


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What do cooking, dance, and math all have in common? Supposedly nothing, unless you consider Timothy Wang (12). Timothy’s a wild card: a STEM student who’s known for dancing, a choreographer who wants to major in applied mathematics, a cook with one musical under his belt. Following with the pattern...

Humans of Harker: Making Happiness at the Satis-factory

Humans of Harker: Making Happiness at the Satis-factory

by Laura Wu, TALON Co-People and Seniors Editor

October 24, 2018


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Around campus, you can always see Andrew Chang (12) smiling and joking around with his friends. Sometimes, his jokes are more light-hearted, but ultimately, he cracks different jokes depending on the situation. Normally, jokes are not something people place much importance on and are not an integral...

Humans of Harker: Expression across borders

Humans of Harker: Expression across borders

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

October 23, 2018


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Although she approaches each debate round differently, Kelly Shen (12) maintains the same basic routine before her competitions: discussing her strategy with her coaches, concentrating on the most important part of her upcoming round and staying focused while walking into her round. After participating...

Humans of Harker: Appreciating the underappreciated

Humans of Harker: Appreciating the underappreciated

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

October 22, 2018


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As she walks down the hallway of the Rothschild Performing Arts Center and begins to climb the staircase, Tamar Sasson (12) pauses in her tracks and turns around, catching sight of an empty Starbucks cup lying at the base of the stairway. She immediately reaches down to pick it up and heads for the nearest...

Humans of Harker: Stand up and smile

Humans of Harker: Stand up and smile

by Anika Rajamani, Reporter

October 19, 2018


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Time runs out as the two teams quickly finalize their main arguments. The judges gesture to the first group to present their initial statement. Without giving another thought to the nervous energy overtaking her, senior Anusha Kuppahally walks onto the stage, positions herself in front of the panel of...

Humans of Harker: Breaking down language barriers

Humans of Harker: Breaking down language barriers

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

October 18, 2018


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While visiting family in China over the summer, Karen Krause (12) spent each day in the same routine: visiting her grandfather in the hospital, teaching English to children at school as her summer job, spending time with her grandmother and visiting the local market. Throughout the month she was in China,...

Humans of Harker: Friend to all

Humans of Harker: Friend to all

by Zachary Hoffman, TALON Reporter

October 17, 2018


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You’ll be met by a friendly smile and maybe some jokes at your expense, and you can’t help yourself from laughing too. You can try to categorize Kobe Howard (12) as a gamer or an athlete, a musician or a jokester, but you would be wrong to do so. In reality, Kobe is an individual who lives outside...

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