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Humans of Harker: Rohit Shah finds his place on the soccer field

Humans of Harker: Rohit Shah finds his place on the soccer field

by Karina Chen, Reporter

June 3, 2018


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Rohit Shah (12) vigorously dribbles the soccer ball through the sea of players, racing to his opponent’s goal. He takes a final kick, and the soccer ball shoots through the goalie and swiftly into the net. The crowd cheers him on, and he stands proudly with his teammates with a smile plastered across...

Humans of Harker: Serena Lu strives to uncover truth

Humans of Harker: Serena Lu strives to uncover truth

by Kathy Fang, Photo Editor

June 2, 2018


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Thanksgiving—what images and memories does that holiday bring to mind? Pilgrims, perhaps, or turkey stickers and red paper leaves. Maybe even snippets of a history lecture on British relations with Native Americans. For Serena Lu (12), however, Thanksgiving is only another cultural artifact whose...

Humans of Harker: Eric Andrus chronicles relationships through art

Humans of Harker: Eric Andrus chronicles relationships through art

by Krishna Bheda and Reporter

May 30, 2018


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Every Sunday, Eric Andrus (12) can be found working at Lutticken’s, a sandwich shop located in Menlo Park. There, he spends his time making Tuna and Chicken Salad sandwiches, making drinks, cleaning, and most importantly interacting with customers, cracking jokes and making them laugh to have a goo...

Humans of Harker Video: Rajiv Movva strives for answers

Humans of Harker Video: Rajiv Movva strives for answers

by Nerine Uyanik, Humans of Harker Videographer

May 29, 2018


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This is the seventh installment of the Humans of Harker 2018 video series. Through this project, the Harker journalism program aims to tell the story of the senior class, one profile at a time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N32ad2wEK84

Humans of Harker: Mona Lee applies makeup and embraces confident self-expression

Humans of Harker: Mona Lee applies makeup and embraces confident self-expression

by Sahana Srinivasan, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

May 29, 2018


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Mona Lee (12) owns 50 lipsticks. But she only puts any of them on after lunch. She fills in her eyebrows by 9:30 a.m., in passing period, in class or in the car, for five minutes. Winged eyeliner occasionally gets looped in after her first class of the day. Next comes lip balm in the late morning,...

Humans of Harker Video: Anastasia Cheplyansky balances athletics and artistry

Humans of Harker Video: Anastasia Cheplyansky balances athletics and artistry

by Heidi Zhang & Melissa Kwan

May 28, 2018


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This is the sixth installment of the Humans of Harker 2018 video series. Through this project, the Harker journalism program aims to tell the story of the senior class, one profile at a time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuOq5W0yOck

Humans of Harker: Rishi Iyer positions himself in the space between categories

Humans of Harker: Rishi Iyer positions himself in the space between categories

by Melissa Kwan, Humans of Harker Managing Editor

May 28, 2018


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Rishi Iyer (12) handles obstacles in stride, choosing to see them as humorous “L’s” in the win-loss record of life. "Say some major setback happens in life, or you fail a test, or you get in a car crash or something,” he said. “There are two ways you can go about it: you can either be super...

Humans of Harker Video: Andrew Semenza charts his travels through the musical landscape

Humans of Harker Video:   Andrew Semenza charts his travels through the musical landscape

by Nerine Uyanik & Melissa Kwan

May 27, 2018


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This is the fifth installment of the Humans of Harker 2018 video series. Through this project, the Harker journalism program aims to tell the story of the senior class, one profile at a time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNjkCnQzsFI

Humans of Harker: Joanna Lin plays the role of “mom friend”

Humans of Harker: Joanna Lin plays the role of “mom friend”

by Kaitlin Hsu, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2018


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Joanna Lin (12) is the quintessential “mom friend”. She frequently drives people home in her light blue minivan, worries that they’ll catch colds if they go to sleep with wet hair and gently chastises anyone for procrastinating. Joanna’s “mom-ness” not only comes through these small daily...

Humans of Harker: Shikhar Solanki rises to the competition

Humans of Harker: Shikhar Solanki rises to the competition

by Vijay Bharadwaj, Winged Post News Editor

May 22, 2018


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“I literally imagine myself as a Greek wrestler all the way back in Ancient Greece, and I think to myself I’m wrestling for rations of food and that I haven’t eaten in a long time, so I need to win and fight for my life.” That’s what Shikhar Solanki (12) visualizes as he steps up on the...

Humans of Harker: Nate Kelly perseveres on and off the field

Humans of Harker: Nate Kelly perseveres on and off the field

by Nilisha Baid, Reporter

May 21, 2018


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Nate Kelly’s (12) enthusiasm for athletics originates from his “big sports family.” “It doesn’t really matter what kind of sport it is, as long as it is a sport, there’s something that my family and I could definitely share a bond within,” he said. “I’m sure it’s just from generations...

Humans of Harker: Meghana Karinthi makes the difference behind the scenes

Humans of Harker: Meghana Karinthi makes the difference behind the scenes

by Nina Gee, Reporter

May 20, 2018


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Meghana Karinthi (12) is a 5-foot girl playing a 4-foot tuba. She also happens to play one of the most aggressive positions in water polo, a fact that surprises people to no end and frustrates Meghana to no end. “When people find out that I play an instrument twice my size, or I play the center...

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