Harker Aquila

2014-2015 Staff

Adrian Chu

Adrian Chu (9) is a reporter on the Winged Post. He enjoys journalism as it enables him to voice his opinion and to engage in school events as well as international matters. Adrian is also a member of the Harker Water Polo team...

Alex Wang

Alex Wang (9) is a reporter for The Winged Post. He enjoys reading, spending time with family, and talking to friends in his free time. He is a competitive club swimmer, and he plays water polo at school. He is looking forward...

Anokhi Saklecha

Anokhi Saklecha (12) is the Global Editor for the Winged Post. She has been in the journalism program for the past three years. She loves the creativity, passion, and enthusiasm that go into reporting, and she hopes to combine jour...

Ayushi Gautam

Ayushi Gautam (11) is the Social Media Editor of Harker Aquila. She has been a part of the journalism program since her freshman year. Last year, she was the Opinion Editor of Harker Aquila. Her favorite part of journalism is...

Ashley Jiang

Ashley Jiang (9) is a reporter for the The Winged Post. She enjoys journalism because it shows people a different perspective of the world. She is part of the volleyball team and likes to read, hang out with friends, and do photography...

Elisabeth Siegel

Elisabeth Siegel is the News Editor of The Winged Post. As a junior, this is her third year in the journalism program, having been a reporter for her first year and a copy editor for her second year. Her favorite parts of journalism...

Derek Yen

Derek Yen (9) is a reporter for The Winged Post. A novice journalist, he writes primarily for the Science and Tech secion of the newspaper. He enjoys spending his free time reading, owning noobs, and falling off skateboards. While...

Emma Yu

Emma Yu (9) is a reporter for The Winged Post. In her free time, she usually draws, surfs the internet, and hopes for no tests in the upcoming weeks of school. Some of the activities she does outside of school are piano and dance.

Jackie Gao

Jackie Gao (9) is a reporter for The Winged Post. She is excited for what journalism has in store for her. When she is not busy, she enjoys table tennis, drawing, and sometimes, math.

Jacqui Villarreal

Jacqui Villarreal (12) is the Editor-in-Chief of TALON. She is in her fourth year of staff, and has previously been Photo Editor and People Editor. Jacqui’s other extra curricular activities consist of Varsity Dance team and...

Jenna Sadhu

Jenna Sadhu (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post and has been a part of the Harker community since Kindergarten. She plays on lacrosse, soccer, basketball, volleyball, and softball teams and also enjoys listening to music, cooking,...

Justin Su

Justin Su is a reporter for the Winged Post. This is his first year in journalism, and he loves to read, write, and voice his own opinions. He hopes to hone his skills and become a better writer and a great journalist. He plan...

Kacey Fang

Kacey Fang (12) is the Managing Editor for The Winged Post. She has been part of the journalism program since freshman year and served as Features Editor and Copy Editor previously. She spends her slowly dwindling free time running,...

Kaitlin Hsu

Kaitlin Hsu (9) is a reporter for The Winged Post. Her favorite part of journalism is being able to develop new skills and make friends at the same time. Besides journalism, Kaitlin plays volleyball, enjoys eating good food, and...

Kaity Gee

Kaity Gee (11) is the Multimedia Editor of Harker Aquila and an online columnist (Read it or Weep.) Serving as a reporter for TALONWP freshman year, Kaity has written pieces for Winged Post and TALONWP, in addition to bro...

Kavya Ramakrishnan

Kavya Ramakrishnan is the copy editor of The Winged Post. She is a junior and has been part of the journalism program since her freshman year. She enjoys making art and eating in her free time.

Kshithija Mulam

Kshithija Mulam (10) is the Winged Post Photo Editor. Her favorite part of journalism is meeting other people on staff and getting to know them throughout the year. She is a member of the Science Research Program and FPS and also...

Tara Parimi

Tara Parimi (10) is the Harker Aquila co-copy editor and a second-year staff member. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, playing volleyball and traveling.

Lauren Russell

Lauren Russell (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post. In her free time, she reads constantly, plays lacrosse, and does martial arts.

Mariam Sulakian

Mariam Sulakian is the Features Editor of Harker Aquila. She has been a member of the journalism program for four years and appreciates the opportunities the program has given her. Mariam hopes to pursue a career in public policy...

Maya Jeyendran

Maya Jeyendran (11) is the Lifestyle Editor of Harker Aquila. She been a part of Harker's journalism program since her freshman year, and has previously served as a reporter and Global Editor for Aquila. Her favorite part of...

Maya Kumar

Maya Kumar (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post. Her interests include robotics, cooking, and watching TV. Additionally, she enjoys spending time with her dog.  

Megy Appalaraju

Megy Appalaraju (12) is the Sports Editor of Harker Aquila. This is her second year in the Harker journalism program. Her favorite part about journalism is working together with other members of the staff. Megy plays tennis and...

Meilan Steimle

Meilan Eng Steimle (10) is the Opinion Editor of the Winged Post. She’s a second generation American and a first generation Wasian. Her hobbies include creative writing, singing in a really Asian choir, goalie-ing, MBTI, and...

Melina Nakos

Melina Nakos (11) is a reporter for The Winged Post. This is her third year as a part of the journalism program. She loves to spend time with the rest of the journalism students to put together the finished newspaper and loves...

Praveen Batra

Praveen Batra (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post. He enjoys informative writing, design, and typography. In his spare time, he likes to write mobile applications in Swift.

Neil Bai

Neil Bai (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post. He is a freshman, and this is his first year as a part of Journalism. Neil’s favorite part of journalism is being able to interact with many people and being able to express about...

Priscilla Pan

Priscilla Pan is the features editor for the Winged Post and co-creator of In a Nutshell. She is a senior and has been part of the journalism program for the past two years. She enjoys anything outdoor, as well as growing plants,...

Raveena Kapatkar

Raveena Kapatkar is the co-Copy Editor of Harker Aquila. She is a sophomore and this is her second year on staff. As a freshman, she was a reporter for the Winged Post. Her favorite part about journalism is bonding and working...

Ria Gandhi

Ria Gandhi (10) is the Assistant Sports Editor for Harker Aquila. This is her second year in the journalism program. Ria enjoys both watching and playing sports and is a member of Harker's Varsity Volleyball team. Ria spends her...

Riya Godbole

Riya Godbole is the Lifestyle Editor of The Winged Post. She is a senior and has been part of the journalism program since her freshman year. Her favorite part about journalism is the feeling of unity that results from workin...

Roshni Pankhaniya

Roshni Pankhaniya is the Sports Editor of the Winged Post. She is a senior and has been previously been a reporter and the Sports Editor for Harker Aquila.  Her favorite part of journalism is bonding with the staff during bednights....

Sabrina Sidhu

Sabrina Sidhu, senior, is Editor-in-Chief of the TALON yearbook. This is her fourth year on staff, and over the years she has been both a reporter and the Academics Editor. When she isn’t working on the yearbook, Sabrina loves...

Sahana Srinivasan

Sahana Srinivasan (9) is a reporter for The Winged Post. This is her first year as part of the journalism program. During her free time, she enjoys reading, watching TV, and fruitlessly trying to avoid homework....

Sanjana Avula

Sanjana Avula (9) is a reporter for The Winged Post. In her free time she enjoys biking, watching movies, and spending time with her family. Sanjana also loves hanging out with friends and doing community service. Outside of school, S...

Shannon Su

Shannon Su is the Managing Editor and Executive News Director of Harker Aquila. She joined the program as a reporter her freshman year and has held many editor positions for the online publication. She loves working with the st...

Sharanya Balaji

Sharanya Balaji (11) is the Multimedia editor for Harker Aquila and has been on staff for the past three years.  During her freshman year she was a reporter for the yearbook TALON. Along with the reporting and editing, Sharanya...

Shay Lari-Hosain

Shay Lari-Hosain is the Design Editor for The Winged Post, and the Chief Designer/Assistant EIC for the upcoming magazine. He has been a part of the journalism program since freshman year. Shay has interviewed past and 2013 Nobel...

Sheridan Tobin

Sheridan Tobin is the co-Editor in Chief of The Winged Post. She is a senior and this is her fourth year on staff. She was the Global Editor and Opinion Editor during her sophomore and junior years, respectively. Her favorite...

Sindhu Ravuri

Sindhu Ravuri (12) is the Editor-in-Chief of the upcoming long form magazine. She served as the Winged Post Business Editor her sophomore year and Global Editor her junior year. She attended Northwestern’s Medill Institute of Jou...

Stanley Zhao

Stanley Zhao is a reporter for Harker Aquila and the Winged Post. He is a junior this year. Stanley is part of the math club and is currently conducting a science research project. When he is bored and has nothing to do, he does...

Tiara Bhatacharya

Tiara Bhatacharya is the Opinion editor for Harker Aquila. She is a senior and has been part of the journalism program since her sophomore year. Her favorite part of being on newspaper is being able to explore the world around h...

Trisha Dwivedi

Trisha Dwivedi is a reporter and the business manager of The Winged Post. She is a sophomore in her second year of journalism and enjoys taking sports pictures and writing articles with friends. Trisha also plays tennis, participates...

Vasudha Rengarajan

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

Vedant Thyagaraj

Vedant Thyagaraj is the Science & Technology Editor for Harker Aquila. He is currently a senior and has been on staff for the past three years. Vedant has a passion for technology and loves to be on top of the latest and g...

Vijay Bharadwaj

Vijay Bharadwaj (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post. Since Vijay is eager to develop his writing and photography skills, he is excited to be a part of Journalism. If all goes well, he plans to be a journalist for the next four...

Vineet Kosaraju

Vineet Kosaraju is the Assistant Tech Editor for Harker Aquila. He is a junior and has been part of the journalism program for three years. His favorite part of journalism is the supporting community and the memorable experiences...

Vivek Bharadwaj

Vivek Bharadwaj (11) is the 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.

Vivian Isenberg

Vivian Isenberg, a senior, is the Humor & Satire editor on Harker Aquila. She was a member of the yearbook staff her freshman year and has been on the newspaper staff for two years. She is also a member of the softball team...

Alex Jang

Alex Jang, Student Life Editor for the TALON Yearbook, is a senior this year and has been a part of journalism for three years. In his free time, he enjoys going on walks and watching TV. He is involved in various other activities...

Cindy Liu

Cindy Liu, Academics Editor for the TALON Yearbook, is a senior and has been on staff for four years. Her favorite part of journalism is being able to work with others to learn a variety of new skills in writing and design. In...

Neha Sunil

Neha Sunil (12) is the Social Media Editor and Seniors Editor for the TALON yearbook. She has been part of the publication for four years and was previously Copy Editor as a junior. Neha is also a second-degree black belt in tae-kwon-do...

Alex Youn

Alex Youn, Business and PDA Editor, is a sophomore, and this is his second year on the TALON staff. Aside from learning new things in yearbook and journalism, Alex also enjoys watching television, wrestling with his dog, and playing...

Ashley Zhong

Ashley Zhong (11) is the Design Editor for the TALON yearbook and has been on staff since her freshmen year. Yearbook gives her a chance during the school day to breathe and relax, but also challenges her to create her best spreads....

Fred Chang

Fred Chang (12) is the Managing Editor of the TALON Yearbook and co-creator of In a Nutshell. Her positions on yearbook were reporter, Copy Editor, and Student Life Editor in her freshman, sophomore, and junior years, respectively....

Stacey Chao

Stacey Chao (12) is the Sports Editor for the TALON Yearbook. Having been on the staff for four years, Stacey was a reporter for her first two years and was the Year In Review/ Index Editor her junior year. Aside from working...

Jonathan Dai

Jonathan Dai is the photo editor for the TALON yearbook. He is a junior, and this is his third year in the program. His favorite parts of journalism are photography and getting to know fellow staff members. In his free time, he...

Arden Hu

Arden Hu, copy editor for the TALON Yearbook, is a senior and has been on staff for three years. She is also part of the varsity tennis team and enjoys listening to music in her free time. Her hobbies include doing arts and crafts,...

Varun Baldwa

Varun Baldwa, assistant photo editor for the TALON yearbook, is a sophomore, who has been on the staff for two years. In his free time, he enjoys to DJ and play the drums. In addition, Varun loves to play basketball and hang out...

Lavinia Ding

Lavinia Ding is a sophomore and a reporter for Talon, and this is her first year on staff and second in journalism. Her favorite parts of yearbook are getting to know everybody and writing for the yearbook itself. In her spare...

Kevin Kai Huang

Kevin Kai Huang is a sophomore and reporter on Talon, who is in his first year on yearbook staff and second year in journalism. His favorite part of journalism is getting to know people and eating food. He swims and likes to read,...

Eric Jeong

Eric Jeong (9) is a reporter for Talon. In Journalism, he enjoys meeting new people and learning new things. In his free time, he plays basketball and hangs out with his friends.

Eleanor Xiao

Eleanor Xiao (9) is a reporter for TALON. In addition to yearbook, she is also on the JV dance troupe and likes to volunteer. In her spare time, she likes to listen to music, paint, and watch youtube videos.

Danya Zhang

Danya Zhang (9) is a reporter for TALON. Her extra curricular activities include, volleyball. She enjoys watching Youtube, playing basketball, and reading manga.  

Megan Cardosi

Megan Cardosi, freshman, is a reporter for the TALON yearbook. In addition, she also enjoys playing volleyball and currently plays for the Harker JV team. Outside of school and volleyball, she enjoys reading, listening to music,...

Kathy Duan

Kathy Duan is assistant copy editor for the TALON Yearbook. She is a sophomore, and this is her second year on staff. Her hobbies include reading books in the comfort of her own bed and singing loudly at home while fearing that...

Gloria Guo

Gloria Guo (9) is a reporter for the TALON Yearbook. Her favorite part of being in the TALON staff is spending time with her fellow staff members. Besides being a part of journalism, she is also on the varsity tennis and track...

Julia Huang

Julia Huang (9) is a reporter for the TALON yearbook. She has a lot of free time, unlike all of the other overachievers in the journalism program and wastes it watching MasterChef and other shows. She eats way too much junk food...

Melissa Kwan

Melissa Kwan (9) is a reporter for the TALON. She loves all aspects of yearbook: design, writing, and photography. She spends most of her free time playing volleyball, and is currently a setter for the Harker varsity team.

Jessica Wang

Jessica Wang is a freshman, and this is her first year as a reporter for TALON. After being in Yearbook Club for three years in middle school, she hopes to improve her writing and photography skills. She is currently a member...

Sharon Yan

Sharon Yan is a reporter for the TALON yearbook. She is a freshman and this is her first year in the program. Her favorite part of journalism is obviously the free food and spending time with the rest of the staff. She spends...

Apoorva Rangan

Apoorva Rangan (12) is the Editor-in-Chief of The Winged Post and a fourth-year staff member. She has previously served as the paper’s Managing Editor and Opinion Editor. She’s currently pursuing a historical research project ...

Alyssa Amick

Alyssa Amick (12) is the Co- Editor in Chief of Harker Aquila. She 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. Alyssa...

Alix Robinson-Guy

Alix Robinson-Guy, a freshman reporter of the Winged Post, joined Journalism to hone her writing skills primarily, but has a multitude of lesser reasons as well that would take to long to say. Reading consumes a great amount of...

Aditya Varshney

Aditya Varshney (12) is the opinion editor of Harker Aquila and the Winged Post. This is his second year on staff. During his junior year, he occupied the positions of reporter and Aquila Social Media editor. Beyond journalism,...

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