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Humans of Harker: Realizing confidence

Humans of Harker: Realizing confidence

by Zachary Hoffman, TALON Reporter

May 18, 2019

Lifeguard chairs, an elevated lattice of white plywood topped with a bright colored umbrella, resemble thrones: often they come with a sense of authority, responsibility and ability. If you happen to stop by Santa Clara Swim Club on a weeknight, and you were to look up at the lifeguard chair, you would...

Humans of Harker: The art of communication

Humans of Harker: The art of communication

by Esha Gohil and Muthu Panchanatham

May 18, 2019

A small fish dotted with gold and white specks darts across the aquarium, eagerly awaiting its meal. A hand slowly submerges itself into the water from above, offering multicolored flakes of fish food to the flat, almost pancake like sea creature. Raymond Banke (12) calmly removes his hand as to not star...

Humans of Harker: Perspectives

Humans of Harker: Perspectives

by Anmol Velagapudi, Reporter

May 17, 2019

Basketball, track, and rap music help Arvind Thirumalai (12) with stressful times and is a way to take his mind off of something that's bothering him. “Whenever I’m stressed out or tired or not in a good mood, playing basketball helps me relax and forget about whatever stresses me out,” Arvind...

Humans of Harker: The Memesmith

Humans of Harker: The Memesmith

by Jin Tuan, Lifestyle Editor

May 17, 2019

Purple socks printed with raccoons and the trash cans they foraged in kick up into the air as Sian Smith (12) wakes up from a nap, sliding up on the Shah couches in preparation for a no-filter interview. “You speak as if I normally have a filter,” Sian said, narrowing her eyes. Ask around about...

States across the country pass restrictive anti-abortion legislation

States across the country pass restrictive anti-abortion legislation

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

May 17, 2019

Following a wave of anti-abortion legislation that has recently risen up to challenge federal law, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed the nation’s most controversial abortion bill into law last Tuesday night, creating a near-total ban on abortions, except in the case of a life-threatening situation. A week ...

Humans of Harker: On the sidelines and in the game

Humans of Harker: On the sidelines and in the game

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Nicole TIan, and Katherine Zhang

May 17, 2019

You’re not likely to see Heidi Zhang (12) at a game. It’s not that she isn’t there — you’re just more likely to feel her passing by, nothing but a quick “excuse me” and a flash of the gold-toned highlights in her dark brown hair as she wriggles her way to the front of the crowd, her hand...

Boys golf ends successful season at CCS championships

Boys golf ends successful season at CCS championships

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Asst. Sports Editor

May 17, 2019

After winning their sixth consecutive league championship and earning third place at the WBAL Championships, the varsity golf team ends their impressive season with sixth place in the CCS Championships on Tuesday, May 14. Only two strokes away from earning fourth, the boys played in the highly co...

Humans of Harker: Keep calm, and the show must go on

Humans of Harker: Keep calm, and the show must go on

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

May 16, 2019

As the actors onstage gather for their final performance, the applause of the audience filling the silence of the theater, Logan Frank (12) leans back in his chair, in the shadows of the stage lights, and smiles. Another show well done—another night of cues smoothly run. Logan is perhaps best known...

Live Coverage: Boys Volleyball takes on Bellarmine in NorCal semifinals

Live Coverage: Boys Volleyball takes on Bellarmine in NorCal semifinals

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

May 16, 2019

The game is now over, with the Eagles winning comfortably 25-15, 25-21, 25-20. Be sure to catch our game recap coming soon to Harker Aquila. 8:19 p.m. Despite a commendable Bellarmine team bringing the score to 23-20, the Eagles, off a  Bellarmine fault and a Jarett hit, have won the third set 2...

Everything you need to know about Brexit

Everything you need to know about Brexit

by Sara Yen, Assistant Features Editor

May 16, 2019

With new updates left and right, the current Brexit situation can be a bit confusing to understand. Is Brexit actually happening? By the end of this article, I hope to have answered all of your questions and concerns about the topic. Let’s start from the origin of the word “Brexit”. Accordin...

Humans of Harker: Spirit to spirit

Humans of Harker: Spirit to spirit

by Alysa Su, Reporter

May 15, 2019

Laid back on the beige painted chairs in front of Manzanita Hall, his arm draped across the metal back, Zachary “Zach” Hoffman laughs with his friends, thoroughly engrossed in the moment. As the wind tousles through his short brown hair, he scoots the chair towards his table of friends, the metal...

Humans of Harker: Dress to express

Humans of Harker: Dress to express

by Nina Gee, Visuals Editor

May 15, 2019

"Hey, I'm still waiting for one of those shirts," someone shouts from across the hallway at the tall figure walking down the hallway. He laughs, looking back over the shoulder of his bleach-stained black sweatshirt. "Okay," he replies, eyes squeezed in a smile. Even a year after its closing, clothing...

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