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Humans of Harker: Clearing setbacks

Humans of Harker: Clearing setbacks

by Mark Hu, Reporter

March 19, 2019


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Focused on a white, dimpled ball lying on a tee in a sea of green grass, Ashwin Rammohan (12) prepares for his swing, a thin golf club grasped between his hands. He leans the club back, and in a smooth stroke, he drives the ball between two rows of trees. He knows that one bad shot could mess up that...

Humans of Harker: Finding awareness

Humans of Harker: Finding awareness

by Nicole Tian, Reporter

March 19, 2019


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Dressed in a puffy, bright orange jacket, Akshay Ravoor (12) exudes an ebullient personality lighthearted enough to match the tones of his clothing. He speaks in a slightly lilting voice and expresses his thoughts clearly and concisely, occasionally adding in phrases such as “I’ll talk more about th...

Humans of Harker: Passion beyond expectation

Humans of Harker: Passion beyond expectation

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

March 18, 2019


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To different people, the name “Cedric Nowatzyk” means very different things. A writer to some, a therapist to others, he has impacted the people around him in countless ways. But as he sits on the patterned couches of the Nichols Atrium, a bright grin crossing his usually solemn countenance as he...

Humans of Harker: Broadening horizons

Humans of Harker: Broadening horizons

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

March 18, 2019


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The air filled with chatter and silverware tapping against plates, Enya Lu (12) describes how she rushes around a restaurant as a busser. Beginning at 5 p.m. folding napkins, drying dishes, and arranging tables, she later switches to helping out the waiters and clearing tables until 10 or 11 p.m. Over...

Humans of Harker: Cultivating communities

Humans of Harker: Cultivating communities

by Esha Gohil, Reporter

March 17, 2019


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Her highlighted hair glows in the sun, matching the bright smile that spreads across her face as she tells her friends a playful story that makes them all burst into laughter. It’s almost impossible to miss her, from her spirited shouts and countless jokes to her self proclaimed “Janice from ‘Fr...

Weekly sports roundup: Week of March 11

Weekly sports roundup: Week of March 11

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

March 17, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Boys Golf, Boys Tennis, Boys Tennis, Boys Volleyball, Facebook Briefs, Girls Lacrosse, Golf, Online Exclusive, Sports, Spring Sports, Swimming, Track and Field, Uncategorized, Volleyball

Baseball After a 6-1 loss against Jefferson High School on Tuesday, Mar 12, the varsity baseball team defeated Crystal Springs Uplands 7-6 in their first league win, increasing their record to 1-1. Despite the team giving up six unearned runs in the second inning, freshman Mark Hu pitched six in...

Medical Club hosts speaker events for club week

Medical Club hosts speaker events for club week

by Varsha Rammohan, Copy Editor

March 17, 2019


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Students crowded around the upper school Anatomage Table, marveling at the layers of skin and muscle that was displayed brightly on the screen. The anatomy tool was just one of the few activities that Medical Club members could partake in during and before their annual club week from March 4 to 8. In...

Appreciation Committee creates posters for staff appreciation

Appreciation Committee creates posters for staff appreciation

by Nicole Tian, Reporter

March 17, 2019


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Lining a bulletin board in one of the corridors in Manzanita are 17, out of the 24, beaming faces of the upper school kitchen staff, accompanied by their favorite sports teams, music, bucket list items and other similar questions. Executive Chef Steve Martin, who has been on staff since Harker was a...

Humans of Harker: Blazing a path forward

Humans of Harker: Blazing a path forward

by Jessie Wang, Reporter

March 16, 2019


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Jason Huang (12) grew serious as he told a story of visiting a run-down little village in the depths of rural China. He was seven or eight years old, and the village didn’t really have running electricity, and most houses didn’t even have access to clean water. That was his father’s home town,...

Over 250 students step out of class in climate strike

Over 250 students step out of class in climate strike

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

March 16, 2019


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Over 250 students participated in a 15-minute walkout organized by Green Team on Friday in solidarity with the Youth Climate Strike. The Youth Climate Strike was participated in by students from around 112 countries according to the website of the organizers of the strike. It was originally orga...

Humans of Harker: Driving towards satisfaction

Humans of Harker: Driving towards satisfaction

by Saloni Shah, Asst. Humans of Harker Editor

March 16, 2019


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Clad in a checkered blue shirt, looking relaxed and carefree, Oliver Doig (12) exudes charm and a laughter that fills the auditorium. His eyes twinkle with kindness, honesty, and loyalty as he leans back in his chair and explains a story. Oliver’s dry wit and funny jokes bring a smile to his friends’...

Humans of Harker: Steps and strokes

Humans of Harker: Steps and strokes

by Varsha Rammohan, Copy Editor

March 15, 2019


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“Marketing executive. New York City. Manhattan, proper Manhattan or Brooklyn Heights. Corner office with floor-to-ceiling windows.” Devanshi Mehta’s (12) dream career towers above her petite 5-foot-2-inch figure, highlighted by her outlets of self-expression through her blue-streaked hair and...

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