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Humans of Harker: Isabella Spradlin gleans insight from sisterhood

Humans of Harker: Isabella Spradlin gleans insight from sisterhood

by Melissa Kwan, Humans of Harker managing editor

July 15, 2018


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A sense of humor can be “droll” or “witty,” “dry” or “tongue-in-cheek” ; each word carries a slightly different meaning. “Goofy” is Isabella Spradlin’s (12) descriptor of choice. “I feel like ‘goofy’ means that sometimes you have to be okay with people laughing at you i...

Humans of Harker: Rahul Mehta befriends others through banter

Humans of Harker: Rahul Mehta befriends others through banter

by Melissa Kwan, Humans of Harker managing editor

June 24, 2018


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“Let me tell you, that guy knew he was a natural charmer,” Preeya Mehta (‘14) said of her brother Rahul Mehta (12) in his childhood years. She and Rahul are standing by the counter at the bustling Philz Coffee on Main Street, waiting to place their orders. Preeya leans conspiratorially towards...

Humans of Harker Video: Tiffany Shou pushes her limits in the weight room

Humans of Harker Video: Tiffany Shou pushes her limits in the weight room

by Sydney Takemoto, Reporter

June 21, 2018


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This is the eighth 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=NoLqvlyQjGY

Humans of Harker: Sparsh Chauhan takes pride in his work

Humans of Harker: Sparsh Chauhan takes pride in his work

by Zachary Hoffman and Melissa Kwan

June 20, 2018


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Like many seniors, Sparsh Chauhan (12) got his license sophomore year. But unlike many seniors, he views cars as more than a mode of transportation. “I strongly believe that when people drive, it represents them in a way,” Sparsh said. “I feel like my car is a big part of me.” Through hours...

Humans of Harker: Angel Cervantes chases his goals

Humans of Harker: Angel Cervantes chases his goals

by Nicole Chen and Julia Amick

June 16, 2018


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For everything Angel Cervantes (12) does, he looks to the future for inspiration and motivation. And the harder his goals are to achieve, the better. “I do [everything] because I have a goal in mind. It doesn't bother me that my goals are really high. The higher they are, the harder I have to wo...

Humans of Harker: Maxwell Woehrmann acts incisively

Humans of Harker: Maxwell Woehrmann acts incisively

by Laura Wu and Kathy Fang

June 13, 2018


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Among his friends, Maxwell Woehrmann (12) is known for his mischievous personality and clever sense of humor, but once he steps into the rehearsal room, his demeanor shifts completely. He channels his characteristic playful energy into diligent focus, and he adopts a more reserved manner of behavior, co...

Humans of Harker: Aadith Srinivasan leads silently

Humans of Harker: Aadith Srinivasan leads silently

by Andrew Chang, TALON Organizations Editor

June 12, 2018


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Aadith Srinivasan (12) spends his summer days suited up in his classic Harker Eagles speedo by the Harker or Los Gatos pool, playing water polo. "If I could describe water polo in one word, I would say it's tough,” he said. “From early morning conditioning to summer practices in the blazing heat to ...

Humans of Harker: Raveena Panja synthesizes art and video games

Humans of Harker: Raveena Panja synthesizes art and video games

by Sydney Takemoto and Melissa Kwan

June 10, 2018


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Harker, some say, is a very STEM-focused school. But despite the push to pursue science, Raveena Panja (12) found herself pulled towards art. “I was surrounded by a lot of people that didn’t quite understand why I wanted to do art in spite of going to a very STEM school,” she said. “I think...

James Pauli draws strength from faith and family

James Pauli draws strength from faith and family

by Cameron Zell and Kathy Fang

June 10, 2018


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To James Pauli (12), football is so much more than a game or even a sport. Not only is it a family tradition, but it also offers him the opportunity to define himself. “I came to this school not knowing if there was going to be a football program, but after playing football for this school for ...

Humans of Harker: Akshaya Vemuri retains elements of tradition in her friendships

Humans of Harker: Akshaya Vemuri retains elements of tradition in her friendships

by Anika Rajamani, Reporter

June 9, 2018


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Born four weeks premature, Akshaya Vemuri (12) has always been considered small for her age, but this never stopped her from pursuing her athletic goals. She initially played varsity basketball her freshman year before deciding to pursue cross country. Through the past three years, Akshaya has...

Humans of Harker: Eric Tran carries over lessons from summer camp

Humans of Harker: Eric Tran carries over lessons from summer camp

by Krishna Bheda, Reporter

June 8, 2018


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Every summer, Eric Tran (12) can be found leading kids through games of Capture the Flag and running through sprinklers at the Harker Summer Camp. It’s not only the place where he works, but also the place where he grew up. “I came to summer camp the summer before kindergarten. Meeting these new ...

Humans of Harker: Krishna Bheda draws inspiration from role models

Humans of Harker: Krishna Bheda draws inspiration from role models

by Sahana Srinivasan, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

June 6, 2018


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Krishna Bheda (12) has many role models. Arguably the person who most influenced her value system is her mother. For her personality, it’s her sister. For her love of music, her sister and Cantilena conductor and vocal music teacher Susan Nace. “I definitely got my values from my mom. My mom has...

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