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Humans of Harker: Matthew Kennedy builds character

Humans of Harker: Matthew Kennedy builds character

by Jin Tuan, Reporter

May 19, 2018


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Walking down school hallways with a purposeful stride and a hand in his green sports hoodie pocket, Matthew “Matt” Kennedy (12) is simultaneously extroverted and introspective. “I’m in my head a lot,” he said. “Sometimes I’ll get worried about what people think, but then I remember that...

Humans of Harker Video: Alan Jiang weaves together family and fashion

Humans of Harker Video: Alan Jiang weaves together family and fashion

May 18, 2018


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This is the fourth 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. Videography: Devanshi Mehta & Darren Gu Interview: Devanshi Mehta Editing: Devanshi Mehta &...

Humans of Harker: Dolan Dworak subverts expectations

Humans of Harker: Dolan Dworak subverts expectations

by Zachary Hoffman, Reporter

May 14, 2018


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“It's actually kind of troubling how a lot of the most important things have been just impulsive and horribly unplanned,” Dolan Dworak (12) said of his high school career. He sat in the middle of the Shah sofa, his arm resting nonchalantly on the adjacent backrest. Reindeer socks peeked out from...

Humans of Harker: Richa Bhattacharya strengthens friendships through listening

Humans of Harker: Richa Bhattacharya strengthens friendships through listening

by Vijay Bharadwaj, Winged Post News Editor

May 11, 2018


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“She was the first person outside my advisory to talk to me at Harker,” Kunal Bhandarkar (12) said. “I didn't show it, but I was kind of nervous about that day, and we were doing a ropes course, and that was a little scary. She made it kinda less difficult for me ‘cause she was very excited to...

Humans of Harker Video: Amy Dunphy ventures into uncharted scientific territory

Humans of Harker Video: Amy Dunphy ventures into uncharted scientific territory

by Nina Gee, Humans of Harker Videographer

May 8, 2018


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This is the third 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=29AfKd3_3KM

Humans of Harker: Sunny Jayam solves problems in the robotics lab

Humans of Harker: Sunny Jayam solves problems in the robotics lab

by Anthony Xu, Reporter

May 6, 2018


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On most days, after packing up his books from his last period, senior Sunjit “Sunny” Jayam (12) heads over to the robotics lab — his “office” of sorts. “Both my parents have been involved in like the whole Silicon Valley thing,” Sunny said. “My dad started earlier, and he's just really...

Humans of Harker: Shreyas Chandrashekaran adapts to his circumstances

Humans of Harker: Shreyas Chandrashekaran adapts to his circumstances

by Vijay Bharadwaj, Winged Post News Editor

May 5, 2018


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Whenever you see Shreyas Chandrashekaran (12), he’s usually in the gym shooting hoops, tossing the football on the field with his friends during lunch — at least, while he’s not injured from a basketball mishap, as he has been for the past several months. But at school, a side that Shreyas really...

Humans of Harker: Gwyneth Chen’s crafts embody her quiet elegance

Humans of Harker: Gwyneth Chen’s crafts embody her quiet elegance

by Emily Chen, Reporter

May 4, 2018


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The delicately twisted piece of gold wire forms a perfectly spiraled ring on Gwyneth Chen’s (12) pinky, the ends connected by a crystal and the sides detailed with coiled wire. “I do wire jewelry making, so you can purchase inexpensive silver plated wires and glass beads at Michaels,” she said....

Humans of Harker: Lauren Russell participates with intention

Humans of Harker: Lauren Russell participates with intention

by Anmol Velagapudi and Melissa Kwan, Reporter

May 3, 2018


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According to Lauren Russell (12), puzzles and books are great ways to “not-think.” “I really like puzzles, and not just like spread out puzzles on the board and make the picture, but a lot of other puzzle games, it is just something I always do,” she said. “I really like reading books that...

Humans of Harker: Swapnil Garg branches beyond math

Humans of Harker: Swapnil Garg branches beyond math

by Derek Yen, Winged Post Opinion Editor

May 2, 2018


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Senior Swapnil Garg is perhaps best known for his mathematical abilities. An avid participant in math olympiads and other competitions, Swapnil has been competing since sixth grade. "At the beginning of sixth grade I was pretty bad, but I got really good really fast," Swapnil said. Swapnil is recognized...

Humans of Harker: Taylor Kohlmann reflects on family, friends and unexpected new paths born from setback

Humans of Harker: Taylor Kohlmann reflects on family, friends and unexpected new paths born from setback

by Sahana Srinivasan, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2018


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Taylor Kohlmann’s lifelong race in the swimming pool began for a small, innocuous reason: in first grade, several of her friends hosted pool parties for their birthdays; she didn’t know how to swim, so her dad had to monitor her; and neither of them wanted that, so she started swim lessons. "I...

Humans of Harker: Justin Au uncovers truth through observation

Humans of Harker: Justin Au uncovers truth through observation

by Arya Maheshwari, Reporter

April 30, 2018


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From academic pursuits to watching TV, Justin Au (12) strives to observe. Rather than trying to be in the spotlight, he sits back, smiles and watches, just paying attention to the small details and letting his curiosity run free. “When I watch a kind of strange TV show, it's kind of like I don't...

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