Harker Aquila

2013-2014 Staff

Arthi Iyer

Arthi Iyer is a ninth grader at the Upper School. In her free time, she likes to read mystery novels, walk her dogs, and surf the Internet on her laptop. She is new to Harker this year and previously went to Redwood Middle School....

Anokhi Saklecha

Anokhi is a reporter for the Winged Post and columnist for Harker Aquila. She has been in the journalism program for the past two years. She loves the creativity, passion, and enthusiasm that go into reporting, and she hopes to...

Anishka Agarwal

Anishka Agarwal is co-sports editor of The Winged Post. She joined the program as a sophomore and is currently a senior. She loves being a part of the journalism family because she gets to meet knew people and learn things that...

Alyssa Amick

Alyssa Amick is the Managing Editor of Harker Aquila. She is a junior and has been part of the journalism program since her freshman year. Her favorite part of journalism is learning the different skills associated with the job....

Megy Appalaraju

Megy Appalaraju is a reporter for The Winged Post. She is a junior, and this is her first year on the Harker staff. She worked in the journalism program at her previous school, Weston High School. Her favorite parts of journalism...

Sharanya Balaji

Sharanya Balaji is a reporter for The Winged Post and Harker Aquila. She is a sophomore and has been on staff for the past two years. During her freshman year she was a reporter for the yearbook TALON. Her favorite part of journalism...

Varun Baldwa

Varun Baldwa is a reporter for the TALON yearbook. He is a freshman and a part-time DJ, as well as a member of the freshmen basketball team and the dance program. In his free time, he enjoys playing the drums and hanging out with...

Nila Banerjee

Nila Banerjee is the Seniors Editor of TALON Yearbook. A senior, this is her fourth year in the journalism program. She was the Organizations Editor of the yearbook her junior year. Her favorite part of journalism is creating...

Vivek Bharadwaj

Vivek Bharadwaj is a junior STEM Editor for the Winged Post. His favorite subject in school is computer science, and he enjoys swimming and watching Seinfeld in his spare time. He loves the color orange.

Tiara Bhatacharya

Tiara Bhatacharya is a reporter for The Winged Post. She is a junior and has been part of the journalism program since her sophomore year. Her favorite part of being on newspaper is being able to write and explore many different...

Riya Chandra

Riya Chandra is a reporter of Harker Aquila. She is a freshmen and has a passion for photography, as well as writing. She is also part of the DECA Club and enjoys aspects of business and technology. Riya is a member of the Conservatory/Certificate...

Fred Chang

Fred Chang, junior, is Co-Student Life Editor of the TALON Yearbook. Her positions in her journalism career were reporter and Copy Editors in her freshman and sophomore years, respectively. She is not comfortable writing in third...

Stacey Chao

Stacey Chao is the Year In Review/ Index Editor of the TALON yearbook. She is a junior and has been a part of the journalism program since her freshmen year. She was a reporter for her freshman and sophomore year. Her favorite...

Regina Chen

Regina Chen is the Sports Editor for Talon. She is currently a senior and has been a part of the journalism program since her junior year. In her opinion, the best part of being in journalism is being able to be part of a program...

Stephanie Chen

Stephanie Chen is the business manager for The Winged Post. She is a senior and this is her second year in journalism. Her favorite parts of journalism are the bed nights and the opportunities to meet interesting people. At school,...

Meena Chetty

Meena Chetty is the co-Editor-in-Chief of The Winged Post. As a senior, she has been part of the journalism program for all four years of high school. She started as a reporter in freshman year, then proceeded to Online Managing...

Mercedes Chien

Mercedes Chien is the design editor for The Winged Post. This is her fourth year in the program and previous positions she's held include Photography and Lifestyle editor. She's a member of the Quill & Scroll Journalism Honorary...

Jonathan Dai

Jonathan Dai is a reporter for Talon and Harker Aquila. He is a sophomore, and this is his second year of the program. His favorite parts of journalism are photography and design. Jonathan also plays on the varsity tennis team...

Nikhil Dilip

Nikhil Dilip is the Editor-in-Chief of The Winged Post. He is a senior and has been part of the journalism program since his freshman year. He was News Editor of TalonWP his sophomore year and Editor-in-Chief in Training and Tech...

Lavinia Ding

Lavinia Ding is a freshman and is a reporter of Harker Aquila. Her favorite part of journalism is writing articles for the newspaper and getting to know everybody - including upperclassmen. Her hobbies include writing too many...

Kathy Duan

Kathy Duan is a reporter for the TALON Yearbook. She is a freshman that is new to journalism. She enjoys writing and is a member of HELM club. When she has time, she loves shopping with her friends, but she procrastinates often....

Trisha Dwivedi

Trisha Dwivedi is a reporter of The Winged Post. She is a freshman and just started the program this year. Her favorite part of journalism is learning how to take high-quality sports pictures and writing together with friends....

Darian Edvalson

Darian Edvalson the Editor-in-Chief of Harker Aquila. He is a senior and has been part of the journalism program since his freshman year. His positions on staff for his sophomore and junior years were TalonWP sports and copy editor...

Kacey Fang

Kacey Fang is the Features editor for The Winged Post. She has been part of the journalism program since freshman year and served as copy editor last year. She spends her slowly dwindling free time running, reading, writing, drawin...

Ria Gandhi

Ria Gandhi is a freshman who is a reporter for The Winged Post. She really enjoys journalism as she gets the opportunity to bond with her peers and stay involved with various school events. Ria has a strong passion for volleyball...

Alexis Gauba

Alexis Gauba is a reporter for The Winged Post. She is a freshman, and it is her first year on the staff. Alexis is on the varsity girls golf team and is the Documentarian for Future Problem Solvers. She is also an active member...

Ayushi Gautam

Ayushi Gautam is the Opinion Editor of Harker Aquila. She is a sophomore and has been a part of the journalism program since her freshman year. Her favorite part of journalism is being able to voice her opinions through her r...

Kaity Gee

Kaity Gee is the Assistant Multimedia Editor of Harker Aquila. She is currently in her sophomore year, and her opinion column, "Read it Or Weep", is featured in both the Winged Post and Harker Aquila. Serving as reporter for TalonWP...

Riya Godbole

Riya Godbole is the Lifestyle Editor of Harker Aquila. She is a junior and has been part of the journalism program since her freshman hear. Her favorite part about journalism is the feeling of unity that results from working towards...

Apurva Gorti

Apurva Gorti is a Sports Editor for The Winged Post. She is a senior and has been in journalism since her sophomore year. Her favorite part of journalism is having an excuse to attend various events and to talk to many different...

Andrew Gu

Andrew Gu is a freshman reporter for the Harker TALON. Andrew, an avid athlete, enjoys playing sports such as basketball and volleyball in his free time, but he also finds time to hang out with friends and learn new things....

Juhi Gupta

Juhi Gupta is the Multimedia Editor for Harker Aquila. She is a junior and has been part of the journalism program since her freshman year. Her position on staff for her sophomore year was TalonWP video & photo editor. She...

Urvi Gupta

Urvi Gupta is the Student Life Editor for TALON yearbook. She is a senior and has been part of journalism since her sophomore year. She was the Personal Display Ads & Business Managing Editor her junior year. Besides journalism,...

Arden Hu

Arden Hu is a reporter for Talon. She is a junior and has been part of the journalism program since her sophomore year. Arden has been part of the girls' tennis varsity team for three years and enjoys listening to music, writing,...

Kevin Kai Huang

Kevin Kai Huang is a freshman this year and a reporter for Harker. His favorite part of journalism is having fun with everyone. He is participating in the art club and is writing for FPS this year. He plays volleyball and enjoys...

Vivian Isenberg

Vivian Isenberg is a reporter on The Winged Post. She is a junior and was a member of the yearbook staff her freshman year. Her favorite part of journalism is interviewing interesting people and learning new things in the process...

Niki Iyer

Niki Iyer is a freshman on the TALON staff. Her favorite part of journalism is bonding with the other members of staff. Additionally, she enjoys working with the rest of the TALON staff to share ideas and create an awesome yearbook,...

Alex Jang

Alex Jang is one of the People Editors of TALON Yearbook. He is a junior, and he joined the staff in his sophomore year. His favorite part of journalism is getting to know so many people throughout the school. Alex is also the ...

Trisha Jani

Trisha Jani is the news editor of The Winged Post. She is a senior and has been part of the journalism program since her freshman year. Her position on staff for her junior year was features editor. Her most favorite parts of...

Maya Jeyendran

Maya Jeyendran is the Global Editor of Harker Aquila. She is a sophomore and has been a part of Harker's journalism program since her freshman year. During her freshman year, she served as reporter for Aquila. Her favorite part...

Raveena Kapatkar

Raveena Kapatkar is a reporter for The Winged Post. She is a freshman and this is her first year on staff. She is currently apart of the Harker DECA Club and Key Club. In her free time, Raveena enjoys reading, playing the piano,...

Calvin Kocienda

Calvin Kocienda is from the class of 2016. He is a part of the Robotics and Gaming clubs, and participates in Track and Field and the Upper School Dance Production. In his free time, he likes to play computer games, ride his bike,...

Vineet Kosaraju

Vineet Kosaraju is a Copy Editor for The Winged Post. He is a sophomore and has been part of the journalism program for two years. His favorite part of journalism is the supporting community and the memorable experiences from...

Joseph Krackeler

Joseph Krackeler is a reporter for Talon. He is a freshman and has just started being apart of the journalism program this year. His favorite part of journalism is taking pictures of the events he covers. Joseph plays soccer outside...

Shay Lari-Hosain

Shay Lari-Hosain is the Winged Post Asst. Design Editor for The Winged Post. He has been a part of the journalism program since freshman year. Shay enjoys writing for tech, opinion, and news, and has interviewed past and 201...

Daphne Liang

Daphne Liang is a reporter for TALON Yearbook. She is a sophomore and has been a part of the journalism program since her freshman year. Daphne is also a member of the Girls' Golf team and plays flute for the Orchestra. In her...

Cheryl Liu

Cheryl Liu is an assistant photo editor of TALON yearbook. She is a junior and has been part of the journalism program since her freshman year. Her favorite part of journalism is having fun and bonding with other staff members....

Cindy Liu

Cindy Liu is the Organizations Editor of the TALON Yearbook. She is a junior and has been in journalism since freshman year. In sophomore year, she was Year-in-Review/Index and Co-Business Editor of the yearbook. Her favorite...

Samar Malik

Samar Malik is the Lifestyle Editor of The Winged Post. She joined the journalism program her sophomore year, during which she placed second in the International Journalism competition for feature reporting, and was Copy Editor...

Natasha Mayor

Natasha Mayor is a reporter for Harker Aquila and the TALON Yearbook. She is a sophomore and has been part of the journalism program since freshman year. Her favorite part of journalism is eating from the endless supply of food...

Kshithija Mulam

Kshithija "KJ" Mulam is a reporter for The Winged Post. She is a freshman and a first year on staff. KJ is a member of the Science Research Program and FPS, and she competes in track and field. In her free time, she enjoys hangi...

Melina Nakos

Melina Nakos is a first-year reporter of The Winged Post. She is a sophomore and just joined the journalism program this year. She loves to spend time with the rest of the journalism students to put together the finished newspaper an...

Anisha Padwekar

Anisha Padwekar is a Managing Editor for the TALON Yearbook. This is her fourth year in the journalism program. Last year, Anisha was the Academics Editor of the yearbook. She describes her favorite part of journalism as expressin...

Angeline Pan

Angeline Pan is the assistant Photo Editor of TALON. She is a junior and has been part of the journalism program since her sophomore year. Her favorite part of journalism is getting to interview people she usually wouldn't have...

Priscilla Pan

Priscilla Pan is a reporter for The Winged Post. She is a junior and has been part of the journalism program since last year. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, baking, and eating healthy (although her attempts at eating healthy...

Roshni Pankhaniya

Roshni Pankhaniya is the Sports Editor of Harker Aquila. She is a junior and has been part of the journalism program since her sophomore year.  Her favorite part of journalism is bonding with the staff during bednights. She plays...

Brinda Perumal

Brinda Perumal is the Co-Academics Editor of TALON Yearbook. She is a senior and has been on the yearbook staff since her sophomore year. Her favorite part of journalism is the chance to get to know and bond with students from...

Kavya Ramakrishnan

Kavya Ramakrishnan is a reporter for The Winged Post. She is a sophomore and has been part of the journalism program since her freshman year. Kavya also enjoys playing soccer, baking, and watching movies in her free time.

Apoorva Rangan

Apoorva Rangan (11) is currently the Managing Editor of The Winged Post and a third-year staff member. In her sophomore year, she was the paper's Opinion Editor. Finding new information, watching staff members work together, and ...

Sindhu Ravuri

Sindhu Ravuri is the Global Editor of The Winged Post. She is a junior and has been part of the journalism program since her freshman year. Her position on staff for sophomore year was as the Business Editor, and her favorite...

Vasudha Rengarajan

Vasudha Rengarajan is the Features editor for Harker Aquila. As the former Sports editor for TalonWP and a reporter for The Winged Post, Vasudha has enjoyed a versatile career in student journalism. She combines her love of journalism...

Sabrina Sidhu

Sabrina Sidhu is the Co-Academics Editor of the yearbook. She is a junior and has been part of the program since her freshman year, serving as a reporter for her first two years on the staff. Her favorite part of being in journalism...

Elisabeth Siegel

Elisabeth Siegel is the Copy Editor of The Winged Post. As a sophomore, this is her second year in the journalism program, having been a reporter for her first year. Her favorite parts of journalism are the enjoyment she gets...

Meilan Steimle

Meilan Steimle is a freshman reporter on The Winged Post. She enjoys creative writing and is on the HELM staff. Her other hobbies include singing, playing the clarinet, amateur photography, and computer science.

Shannon Su

Shannon Su is the Copy Editor of Harker Aquila. She joined the program as a reporter her freshmen year, became the News Editor of Harker Aquila her sophomore year, and is currently a junior. She loves working with the staff and...

Mariam Sulakian

Mariam Sulakian is the News Editor of Harker Aquila. She has been a member of the journalism program for three years and appreciates the opportunities the program has given her. Mariam is co-President of the Beauty Without A Price...

Allison Sun

A member of the journalism program since freshman year, senior Allison Sun is the Features Editor and Webmaster of Harker Aquila. She was also TalonWP Features editor in sophomore and junior year as well as Webmaster in junior...

Neha Sunil

Neha Sunil is the Copy Editor for the TALON yearbook. As a junior, she has been part of the publication for three years. Neha is also a second degree black belt in tae-kwon-do and a certified yoga instructor. In her free time,...

Sapna Suresh

Sapna Suresh is the Public Display Ad & Business Manager of the TALON Yearbook. She is a senior and has been part of the journalism program since her sophomore year, and was a reporter for the past two years. Sapna is als...

Vedant Thyagaraj

Vedant Thyagaraj is the Technology Editor for The Winged Post. He is currently a junior and has been on staff for the past two years. Vedant has a passion for technology and loves to be on top of the latest and greatest gadgets. He ...

Sheridan Tobin

Sheridan Tobin is the Opinion Editor of The Winged Post. She is a junior and this is her third year on staff. As a sophomore she was the Global Editor for the print publication. Her favorite parts of the journalism program are ...

Jacqui Villarreal

Jacqui Villarreal is Photo and People editor of the Talon Yearbook. She is a junior and in her third year of the journalism program. Last year she was Assistant Photo editor of the yearbook. Jacqui is also a member of Varsity D...

Alex Youn

Freshman Alex Youn is a first-year reporter for TALON. He is interested in Yearbook because of its unique quality of drawing a group of people together to collaborate and eventually create a single book of an entire year's memor...

Ashley Zhong

Ashley Zhong, a sophomore, is a returning reporter for the TALON staff, having started in freshman year. Her favorite part of being on the yearbook staff is to have the chance to get to know all these teachers and students that...

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