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Humans of Harker: Taking the scenic route

Humans of Harker: Taking the scenic route

by Anoushka Buch, TALON Student Life and Co-Conservatory Editor

March 31, 2020

Have you ever been to Skyline Boulevard? Drive through downtown Saratoga and up into the mountains, and you’ll find a scenic vista point. You might also find Christina Bettink (12), who loves visiting the spot because you “can see the entire bay.” Ever since her junior year, when she got her...

Humans of Harker: Composing beauty

Humans of Harker: Composing beauty

by Lucy Ge, Winged Post Asst. News Editor

March 30, 2020

A hush falls over the room as Tasha Moorjani (12) begins to act for her Advanced Acting final. Her character? A theater major recounting the madnesses of her fellow theater enthusiasts. Her face becomes animated in accordance to the emotion she portrays: hesitation, enthusiasm and sadness. She talks with poi...

Humans of Harker: Balance is Best

Humans of Harker: Balance is Best

by Lavanya Subramanian, TALON Reporter

March 30, 2020

While one hand swiftly changes chords, the other holds a long wooden bow, gliding back and forth across the taut white strings of a cello. The smooth, light brown instrument rests comfortably between Nathan Wang’s (12) legs as he quickly glances up at the sheet music to read the next sequence of no...

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...

Zooming through Zoom

Zooming through Zoom

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Co-Sports Editor

March 25, 2020

It’s been a week since we made the transition to online learning on the beautiful Zoom campus, and I think it’s safe to say that we haven’t seen this much confusion over a software change since the controversial shift to Infinite Campus of 2019. Regardless, the upper school community has started ad...

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 ...

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