Harker Aquila

2017-2018 Staff

Michael Eng

Reporter

Michael Eng (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post. His favorite part of journalism is creating and designing graphics, as well as video editing (#premierepromasterrace). Outside of school, he enjoys competing in Quiz Bowl and...

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Aditya Singhvi

Reporter

Aditya Singhvi (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post and Harker Aquila. His favorite part of journalism is communicating valuable stories to the Harker community. In his free time, Aditya enjoys running, doing math, playing the...

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Zoe Sanders

Reporter

Zoe Sanders is a freshman reporter for Harker Journalism in her first year on staff. In her free time, Zoe enjoys playing lacrosse, shopping, playing with her dog and hanging out with her friends.

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Arushi Saxena

Reporter

Arushi Saxena (9) is a reporter for Harker Journalism, and is in in her first year on staff. She enjoys journalism since it helps her connect with her community and in touch with current events. In her free time, she plays the...

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Eric Fang

Winged Post Global Editor

Eric Fang (10) is the Global Editor for the Winged Post. This is his second 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...

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Anika Rajamani

Reporter

Anika Rajamani (11) is a reporter for the Winged Post. This is her third 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...

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Nicole Chen

Executive Features Editor

Nicole Chen (11) is the Executive Features Editor for Harker Aquila. She joined the journalism program in her freshman year as a reporter and became features editor as a sophomore. Nicole hopes to work with other members on staff...

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Anvi Banga

Assistant News Editor

Anvi Banga is a sophomore and the Assistant News editor for Harker Aquila. This is her second year on staff and in her free time she enjoys baking, painting her nails and obsessing over holographic stuff.

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Anjay Saklecha

Winged Post Copy Editor

Anjay Saklecha (11) is the Winged Post Copy Editor. This is his third year on staff. He was the Features Editor and Sports Editor last year for Harker Aquila. He enjoys journalism because it allows him to share and present stories...

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Anna Vazhaeparambil

Reporter

Anna Vazhaeparambil (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post, and this is her first year on staff. She joined journalism because she wants to learn more about news writing and photography. In her free time, Anna enjoys reading, watching...

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Anya Weaver

Reporter

Anya Weaver (10) currently a reporter. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running the cooking club (email me if you have a good recipe) and trying (and failing) to learn new skills, thanks to which she has minimal experience...

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Meena Gudapati

Editor-in-Chief

Meena Gudapati (12) is the Editor-in-Chief of Harker Aquila. Her favorite part of journalism is making her humorous podcast "Get Skool'd" and writing interesting profiles and features. Meena excels at binge-watching all types...

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Tiffany Wong

Executive News Editor

Tiffany Wong (11) is the Executive News Editor for Harker Aquila. She was a reporter her freshman year, a co-copy editor for Harker Aquila the first semester of her sophomore year and a news editor for Harker Aquila the second...

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Jin Tuan

Reporter

Jin Tuan (10) is a reporter for Harker Journalism. This is her second year on staff. Apart from being a high school journalist, she is a ballet dancer, an introvert and a strong, salty proponent of the Oxford comma. In her free...

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Arya Maheshwari

Reporter

Arya Maheshwari (9) is a reporter for the the Winged Post. He joined journalism because of his appeal to writing and its goals of informing our community. Outside of journalism, Arya enjoys running, piano, trying out sodas and...

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Kushal Shah

Reporter

Kushal Shah (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post. He wanted to join journalism because he has always wanted to make an impact on society. Outside the classroom, Kushal enjoys reading spy-fiction, playing basketball and tennis...

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Saloni Shah

Reporter

Saloni Shah (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post, and this is her first year on staff. She decided to join Journalism because writing has always appealed to her, and she wanted to try something new. Apart from journalism, Saloni...

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Prameela Kottapalli

Winged Post Features Editor

Prameela Kottapalli (11) is the Features editor for the Winged Post. This is her third year on staff; she previously served as a reporter her freshman year and the assistant features editor her sophomore year. Her favorite part...

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Nina Gee

Reporter

Nina Gee (10) is a reporter 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 in her...

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Jessie Wang

Reporter

Jessie Wang (10) is a cub reporter for the Winged Post. This is his first year on staff, and his first year at Harker. He enjoys being able to have so much support in his work from all of the others in journalism. Outside of school,...

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Karina Chen

Reporter

Karina Chen (9) is a reporter for Harker Journalism. She is a freshman and this is her first year on staff. Throughout this year, Karina hopes to develop skills in both writing and journalism. Outside of journalism, she enjoys...

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Neil Bai

Copy Editor

Neil Bai (12) is the senior copy editor for Harker Aquila and is tasked with copy editing and approving all articles before they are published. Neil’s favorite part of journalism is being able to interact with others and express...

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Adrian Chu

Columnist

Adrian Chu (12) is a columnist for the Winged Post and Aquila. He has served as an Opinion Editor for The Winged Post. This is his fourth year in journalism, and his favorite aspect of journalism is being able to voice his opinions...

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Kathy Fang

Photo Editor

Kathy Fang (10) is the photo editor for the Winged Post and for Aquila. This is her second year on staff. Aside from journalism, she enjoys performing dance and theatre and spends what little de-stressing time she has practicing...

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Gloria Zhang

Asst. Features Editor

Gloria Zhang (10) is the Assistant Features Editor for Aquila and was a reporter in freshman year. She hopes to continue enriching Aquila's features section. In her spare time, she finds herself delving too deep into writing and...

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Vivian Jin

Reporter

Vivian Jin (9) is a reporter for Harker Journalism in her first year on staff. She loves journalism for the exhilaration of spreading truth and the clear efficiency it brings to her chaotic life. In her free time, she enjoys doing...

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Derek Yen

Winged Post Opinion Editor

Derek Yen is a senior and the Opinion Editor of Winged Post. Derek served as the STEM Editor of Aquila and Winged Post during his junior year and as a STEM columnist his sophomore year. He enjoys journalism as a means of exploring...

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Irina Malyugina

Reporter

Irina Malyugina (9) is a reporter for Harker Journalism. She chose to be a journalist because she enjoys writing. When she has free time, Irina enjoys creative writing, cooking and photography.

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Sara Yen

Reporter

Sara Yen (9) is a reporter for Harker journalism in her first year on staff. In her free time, she enjoys playing lacrosse, making witty puns with friends and practicing hand lettering.

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Srinath Somasundaram

Reporter

Srinath Somasundaram (9) is a reporter for Harker Journalism in his first year on staff. He enjoys journalism because it allows him to explore various topics that they he never usually thinks about while also allowing him to converse...

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Farah Hosseini

Reporter

Farah Hosseini (9) is a reporter for Harker Journalism in her first year on staff. She enjoys journalism because it gives her the chance to connect with the world. Farah is also on the JV basketball team and plays piano. In her...

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Anmol Velagapudi

Reporter

Anmol Velagapudi (9) 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...

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Katherine Zhang

Winged Post STEM Editor

Katherine "Kat" Zhang (11) is the STEM Editor of Winged Post. She has been on staff for two years, having previously been the assistant STEM editor for the Winged Post and Harker Aquila. Kat enjoys designing her pages and writing...

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Helen Yang

STEM Editor

Helen Yang (11) is the STEM Editor for Aquila and a reporter for the Winged Post. She sees journalism as an opportunity to interact with and understand the community around her. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing the...

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Mahika Halepete

Winged Post Lifestyle Editor

Mahika Halepete (10) is the Lifestyle Editor for the Winged Post and a staff writer for Wingspan Magazine. After spending a year on the staff of TALON Yearbook, she decided to make the switch to the news side of journalism where...

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Rose Guan

Wingspan Senior Staff Writer and Designer

Rose Guan (11) is a senior staff writer and designer for Wingspan Magazine and has been in journalism since starting high school. Rose was a reporter in freshman year and a copy editor for Winged Post and designer for Wingspan...

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Alex Wang

Opinion Editor

Alex Wang (12) is the opinion editor for Harker Aquila in his fourth year on staff. He was previously sports editor in his junior year. His favorite part of journalism is photography. He is also captain of the Varsity Water Polo...

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Sahana Srinivasan

Winged Post and Wingspan Editor-in-Chief

Sahana Srinivasan (12) is the Editor-in-Chief of the Winged Post and Wingspan, having previously served as Managing Editor, Asst. STEM Editor and a reporter. She most enjoys spending time with the rest of the staff, teaching,...

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