Harker Aquila

2018-2019 Staff

Nicole Chen

Harker Aquila Editor-in-Chief

Nicole Chen (12) is Harker Aquila's Editor-in-Chief. She joined the journalism program in her freshman year as a reporter and became features editor as a sophomore. Nicole enjoys working with other members on staff to produce r...

Kathy Fang

Managing Editor

Kathy Fang (11) is the Aquila and Humans of Harker managing editor. This is her third year on staff. Aside from journalism, she enjoys performing dance and theatre as well as reading late nineteenth century novels.

Prameela Kottapalli

Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

Prameela Kottapalli (12) is the Editor-in-chief of the Winged Post. She enjoys spending time with her fellow staff members and telling people’s stories. One of her favorite aspects of being a journalist is raising awareness about important issues, ...

Katherine Zhang

Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

Katherine Zhang (12) is the co-editor-in-chief of the Winged Post, and this is her fourth year on staff. Kat most enjoys seeing the paper come together and bonding with her fellow journalism staff members. When she's not in the ...

Ryan Guan

Executive News Editor

Ryan Guan (12) is the executive news editor for Harker journalism. Ryan has been on staff since starting high school, having previously served as a Wingspan senior staff writer, a Wingspan designer, a Winged Post copy editor a...

Eric Fang

News Editor

Eric Fang (11) is the News Editor for the Winged Post. This is his third year in Harker Journalism, and he hopes to develop many skills as both a writer and journalist in the near future. He wrestles and throws shot-put and discus ...

Arushi Saxena

Global Editor

Arushi Saxena (10) is the Global Editor for the Winged Post and Harker Aquila. This is her second year in journalism, and she hopes to improve her photography and videography skills. Apart from school, Arushi enjoys playing the gui...

Michael Eng

Global Columnist

Michael Eng (10) is the Global Columnist for the Winged Post and Harker Aquila, and this is his second year on staff. His favorite part of journalism is the satisfaction from finishing a graphic or a video (with the help of t...

Gloria Zhang

Features Editor

Gloria Zhang (11) is the Features Editor for Winged Post. This is her third year on staff. She hopes to continue sharing stories as a writer and journalist. Writing has always occupied a big part of her life. In her free time, sh...

Sara Yen

Asst. Features Editor

Sara Yen (10) is the Assistant Features Editor for the Winged Post. In her leisure, she enjoys playing lacrosse, practicing calligraphy and jamming to music with friends. Her favorite part of journalism is exploring the creati...

Jin Tuan

Lifestyle Editor and STEM Columnist

Jin Tuan, Lifestyle editor and STEM columnist, is a brown paper bag going through junior year. You're not quite sure what's in it, but whatever the contents are, they're good solely because they're in that brown paper bag, a g...

Helen Yang

Features Columnist

Helen Yang (12) is the Arts & Entertainment Columnist for Harker Aquila and Winged Post. She sees journalism as an opportunity to interact with and understand the community around her. In her free time, she enjoys reading,...

Saloni Shah

Asst. Humans of Harker Editor and Features Columnist

Saloni Shah (10) is a columnist and the Assistant Humans of Harker Editor. Her favorite parts of journalism are voicing her opinion, interviewing and gaining different perspectives, and writing interesting profiles. Throughout thi...

Srinath Somasundaram

Opinion Editor

Srinath Somasundaram (10) is the Opinion Editor for Harker Journalism. He enjoys journalism because it allows him to explore various topics that they he never usually thinks about while also allowing him to converse with the community....

Aditya Singhvi

Sports Editor

Aditya Singhvi (10) is the Sports Editor for both the Winged Post and Aquila. This is his second year as a part of the News staff, and he hopes to grow as a writer and as a designer over the next year. Outside journalism, Adi...

Kushal Shah

Sports Columnist

Kushal Shah (10) is a sports columnist for the Winged Post. This is his second year on staff. Outside of Harker Journalism, he enjoys playing tennis, basketball, and reading spy fiction. He is also an enthusiastic Dubs fan....

Arya Maheshwari

STEM Editor

Arya Maheshwari (10) is the STEM editor for the Winged Post and Harker Aquila. This is his second year on staff, and he's looking forward to developing his writing skills and editing some awesome and intriguing pieces in STEM. A...

Irina Malyugina

Photo Editor

Irina Malyugina (10) is the Photo Editor of the Winged Post and Aquila. This is her second year on staff. Irina has a passion for documenting current events through photography and videography, hands-on reporting, and writing de...

Anjay Saklecha

Senior Copy Editor

Anjay Saklecha (12) is the Senior Winged Post Copy Editor and Columnist. This is his fourth year on staff. He was the Copy Editor last year and former features editor and sports editor in his sophomore year for Harker Aquila. He enj...

Varsha Rammohan

Copy Editor

Varsha Rammohan (10) is a copy editor for Harker journalism. This is her second year on staff, and she likes journalism since she can meet new people and stay connected with current events. Outside of journalism, she is on the...

Sriya Batchu

Reporter

Sriya Batchu (9) joined journalism this year. She is really excited about being part of the staff and writing in the newspaper. In her free time she likes to read, spend time with her family and friends, and learning new and in...

Erica Cai

Reporter

Erica Cai (9) is a cub reporter who is eager to be a part of the journalism community and expand her writing skills. Some of her favorite pastimes are reading whatever catches her eye, annoying her sisters and friends, and fa...

Catherine Feng

Reporter

Catherine Feng (9) is a reporter. This is her first year on staff. In her free time, she enjoys reading and playing volleyball.

Lucy Ge

Reporter

Lucy Ge (9) is a reporter in her first year on staff. She joined journalism to encourage herself to write more. Outside of school, she enjoys playing classical guitar, baking, watching Netflix and sleeping.

Esha Gohil

Reporter

Esha Gohil (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post, her first year on staff. Her favorite part of journalism is being able to bring the Harker community closer together with stories and articles. In her free time, Esha enjoys dancing...

Mark Hu

Reporter

Mark Hu (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post, and is in his first year. He enjoys writing articles to catch up on current events and hopes to increase his writing abilities over the year. In his free time, he enjoys playing baseb...

Vivian Jin

Reporter

Vivian Jin (10) is a second-year reporter for Harker Journalism. She loves journalism for the exhilaration of spreading truth and the clear efficiency it brings to her otherwise chaotic life. She is always up for an adventure ...

Vishnu Kannan

Reporter

Vishnu Kannan (9) is a new member of the staff. He enjoys playing volleyball and hopes to join Harker's volleyball team in the spring. He also loves playing the guitar and is very eager to explore all that journalism has to off...

Muthu Panchanatham

Reporter

Muthu Panchanatham (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post. He hopes to write many articles and take many photos this year. His hobbies include soccer, swimming, and sleeping....

Anika Rajamani

Reporter

Anika Rajamani (12) is a reporter for the Winged Post. This is her fourth year on staff. Outside of journalism, she loves to dance. Anika also loves to play softball. She enjoys drawing, listening to music and hanging out with...

Alysa Su

Reporter

Alysa Su (9) is a reporter for Harker Journalism. She enjoys fencing and dance as extracurriculars, and in her free time, Alysa loves to read and write stories and poems, as well as spend time with her friends. Aside from her daily ...

Arely Sun

Reporter

Arely Sun (9) is a reporter for Harker Journalism and is in her first year on staff. In addition to being a journalist, she enjoys ballet, doodling, spending time with friends and family and watching movies....

Emily Tan

Reporter

Emily Tan (9) is a reporter. This is her first year on staff. She looks forward to exploring different forms of writing and developing new skills through journalism. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, reading and listening...

Jay Thilking

Reporter

Jay Thilking is a freshman. This is his first year on staff. He enjoys both fiction and factual writing and was a reporter for the school newspaper at his previous school, so he wants to continue this in Harker. Besides journalism,...

Nicole Tian

Reporter

Nicole Tian (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post. She joined journalism because she has always been interested in the humanities. In her free time she enjoys watercolor, sketching, and making sarcastic remarks....

Alyssa Tomberg

Reporter

Alyssa Tomberg (9) works on the journalism team. She loves learning about different opinions and letting people's voices be heard. Alyssa also enjoys caring for succulents and other small plants, as well as baking, reading, writing,...

Mara Tucker

Reporter

Mara Tucker (10) is a sophomore in her first year of journalism. She enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, snuggling with her cats and doing the New York Times crossword in her spare time. She also enjoys writing, but is a terr...

Anna Vazhaeparambil

Reporter

Anna Vazhaeparambil (10) is a reporter for the Winged Post and Harker Aquila. This is her second year on staff, and she hopes to further develop her skills as a writer and reporter. In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking,...

Anmol Velagapudi

Reporter

Anmol Velagapudi (10) is a reporter for Harker Journalism in his first year on staff. He enjoys journalism because he likes taking photos and being "on the scene." Outside of journalism, Anmol enjoys taking even more photos, playing...

Jessie Wang

Reporter

Jessie Wang (11) is a reporter for the Winged Post and Harker Aquila. This is his second year on staff, and he is very grateful to have such support in his work from his Journalism peers. His favorite part of Journalism is undo...

Irene Yuan

Reporter

Irene Yuan (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post. In her free time, Irene enjoys dancing, reading and writing.

Gloria Zhu

Reporter

Gloria Zhu (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post, and this is her first year on staff. She enjoys playing volleyball and in her free time, drawing and watching movies....

Nina Gee

Visuals Editor

Nina Gee (11) is the staff illustrator for the Winged Post.This is her second year on staff. When she’s not running across campus getting interviews or reporting, she can be found obsessively watching Korean dramas or doodling ...

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