Harker Aquila

2015-2016 Staff

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,...

Adrian Chu

Adrian Chu (10) is a reporter for the Winged Post. In his bi-weekly media column Media Matters, he discusses current trends and issues in media. In his free time, he enjoys biking, doing jigsaw puzzles and browsing history threads...

Alex Wang

Alex Wang (10) is the Web Developer for Harker Aquila. He was a reporter for the Winged Post in his freshman year. He enjoys Journalism because it allows him to work with many people and express his ideas in his work. Outside...

Aneesha Kumar

Aneesha Kumar (9) is a reporter for Winged Post, and has been at Harker since Kindergarten. Since it is her first year in Journalism, she looks forward to meeting new people, and learning important life skills. Also, she loves to...

Alex Youn

Alex Youn (11) is Sports Editor for TALON Yearbook and a 3-year staff member. Along with spending time with his dog, Blaise, Alex also enjoys playing guitar, competing in sports and relaxing with friends. Although Alex enjoys h...

Anika Rajamani

Anika Rajamani (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post. Outside of journalism, she loves to dance. Anika runs cross country and will play softball for Harker. She also likes to draw, listen to music, and hang out with her friends. ...

Anjay Saklecha

Anjay Saklecha (9) is a reporter in the journalism program. He enjoys journalism because it allows him to share and present stories to hundreds of students, reporting on news that affects the entire school community. He also enjoys...

Ashley Jiang

Ashley Jiang (10) is the co-photo editor for the Winged Post. This is her second year in the journalism program. Her favorite part about journalism is the supportive community and being able to interact and socialize with many...

Ayushi Gautam

Ayushi Gautam (12) is the Managing Editor of Harker Aquila. She has been a part of the journalism program since her freshman year. She was the Social Media Editor of Aquila in her junior year and was the online Opinion Editor...

Brian Park

Brian Park (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post. As a newcomer journalist, he is looking forward to being able to write on various topics the campus has to offer. He enjoys both expository and creative writing. He is planning...

Kevin Kai Huang

Kevin Kai Huang (11) is an Assistant Photo Editor for the TALON yearbook and has been in journalism since freshman year. Outside of journalism, he enjoys watching TV, listening to music, playing video games, reading books, wri...

Darren Gu

Darren Gu (10) is an Assistant Photo Editor for the TALON Yearbook. He loves climbing trees and playing guitar. He often taps his feet to a beat and listens to cool music. His favorite song is “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia ...

Derek Yen

Derek Yen (10) is a reporter for the Winged Post. As an avid follower of the sciences, he hopes to explain both historical and modern advancements in the field concisely and intuitively in his weekly STEM column. In his free time...

Devanshi Mehta

Devanshi Mehta (9) is a reporter for the TALON yearbook. She has worked for yearbook during middle school and hopes to learn more about design and photography throughout the year. When she’s not dancing, she most likely would ...

Eleanor Xiao

Eleanor Xiao (10) is TALON's Business Editor. She loves dance, too, and is on Harker's varsity dance troupe. Most of her free time is spent hanging out with her friends, shopping, or searching incessantly for her favorite coffee shop. ...

Elisabeth Siegel

Elisabeth Siegel (12) is the editor-in-chief of the Winged Post. This is her fourth year in Journalism, and she especially loves production nights and bonding with the rest of her staff. In previous years, she was Winged Post...

Gloria Guo

Gloria Guo (10) is the Seniors Editor for the TALON yearbook. While not on the tennis courts, she can be seen running on the track or laughing about basically anything and everything. In her free time, she also enjoys drawing, ...

Heidi Zhang

Heidi Zhang (9) is a reporter for the TALON Yearbook. Outside of journalism, she enjoys  talking to friends, drawing, and travelling the world. Her favorite classes in school are history and English.

Jackie Gao

Jackie Gao (10) is in her second year on staff is a reporter of the Winged Post. Her favorite part of journalism is the ability to interact with various kinds of people. In her free time, she likes to draw, listen to music, and...

Jenna Sadhu

Jenna Sadhu (10) is a Social Media 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...

Julia Amick

Julia Amick (9) is a reporter for the TALON yearbook. She has been at Harker since kindergarten. In her free time she plays soccer, volunteers at different philanthropies, and goes rock climbing.

Julia Huang

Julia Huang (10) is the Asst. Copy Editor for the TALON yearbook. She has a considerable amount of free time and spends it listening to music in different languages, watching shows, and eating junk food. She still looks forward t...

Jonathan Dai

Jonathan Dai (12) is the editor-in-chief of TALON. This is his fourth year in journalism, and he was previously the photo editor. In his free time, he enjoys producing videos, taking photos and trying to be a designer. He als...

Justin Su

Justin Su (10) is the assistant sports editor for both the Winged Post and Aquila. He hopes to bring his passion for sports to the publication, and does wrestling and runs track. His passions include hanging out with friends,...

Kaitlin Hsu

Kaitlin Hsu (10) is the Features Editor of Harker Aquila and Staff Writer of Wingspan Magazine. In her freshmen year, she was a reporter. Kaitlin's favorite part of the journalism program is being able to meet and share ideas...

Kaity Gee

Kaity Gee (12) is the assistant Editor in Chief of Wingspan. Serving as a reporter for TALONWP freshman year, Kaity has written pieces for Winged Post and TALONWP, in addition to broadcast videos. She’s won multiple awards including...

Katherine Zhang

Katherine Zhang (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post. As a new journalist, she looks forward to interacting with people and contributing to the school community through writing. Outside of journalism, Kat does programming and...

Kathy Duan

Kathy Duan (11) is the Student Life Editor for TALON. She was a reporter her freshman year and Asst. Copy Editor and People Editor her sophomore year. Kathy has cracked two iPhones and is looking forward to cracking her third. ...

Kavya Ramakrishnan

Kavya Ramakrishnan (12) is the managing editor of the Winged Post. This is her fourth year on staff, having previously held the positions of reporter and copy editor.

Kshithija Mulam

Kshithija “KJ” Mulam (11) is the Winged Post News Editor. Serving as the Winged Post Photo Editor in her sophomore year and as a reporter in her freshman year, this is her third year on staff. Her favorite parts of journalism...

Lauren Russell

Lauren Russell (10) is a reporter in her second year on staff for the Winged Post. After joining the staff for freshman year, she looks forward to continuing to hone her skills as a journalism this year. Outside of journalism,...

Laura Wu

Laura Wu (9) is a reporter for the TALON yearbook. She enjoys chatting with her friends and listening to Kpop, especially during long trips. Her favorite color is purple.

Maya Kumar

Maya Kumar (10) is the Assistant Features Editor for the Winged Post. This is her second year in Journalism and her favorite part is collaborating with fellow journalism members to write and work on articles. In her free time,...

Maya Valluru

Maya Valluru (11) is the Assistant News Editor for Harker Aquila. She enjoys writing short stories and designing monthly newsletters for her Key Club division. She joined journalism to expand her writing skill set. She plays on...

Meena Gudapati

Meena Gudapati (10) is the Copy Editor for the Winged Post. This is her second year in journalism. Outside of newspaper, Meena enjoys playing piano and violin. In addition, she plays on the school soccer team and on an outside...

Melina Nakos

Melina Nakos (12) 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...

Meilan Steimle

Meilan Steimle (11) is Features Editor of the Winged Post. She was a reporter her freshman year and Winged Post Opinion Editor her sophomore year. Apart from writing, she enjoys other journalistic pursuits like video production,...

Michael Sikand

Michael Sikand (10) currently serves as a reporter for the Winged Post in his first year of Journalism. He looks forward to mastering a new writing style and capturing the exciting events that occur in Harker and around the world....

Neil Bai

Neil Bai (10) is a reporter for the Winged Post. He is a sophomore, and this is his second 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...

Nicole Chen

Nicole Chen (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post. This is her first year participating in Journalism and looks forward to writing articles for the newspaper and getting to know other members on the staff. Other than new writing,...

Nisha Shankar

Nisha Shankar (9) is a reporter who enjoys journalism because it is an opportunity to keep up with new events around school. She plays piano and participates in competitive roller skating. She enjoys watching TV, eating chocolate,...

Prameela Kottapalli

Prameela Kottapalli (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post. This is her first year as a Harker journalist. She enjoys creative writing as well as writing articles. Outside of journalism, she enjoys playing basketball and is currently...

Raveena Kapatkar

Raveena Kapatkar (11) is the News Editor of Harker Aquila. She is a junior and this is her third year on staff. As a freshman, she was a reporter for the Winged Post, and as a sophomore she was the co-Copy Editor of Harker Aquila....

Ria Gandhi

Ria Gandhi (11) is the Aquila Features Editor. This is her third year on staff after being the Assistant Sports Editor in her sophomore year and a reporter in her freshman year. Ria has written for Wingspan, Winged Post, and Aquila,...

Ria Gupta

Ria Gupta (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post. Besides journalism, she likes to bake and cook. Ria loves to play soccer as well as many other sports. She also enjoys hanging out with her friends in her free time....

Rithika Devarakonda

Rithika Devarakonda (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post. She has been in Harker since 3rd grade. During her free time, she likes to hang out with my friends and do art. Here favorite part of journalism is the atmosphere of every...

Rose Guan

Rose Guan (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post in her first year on staff. Her favorite aspect of journalism is being able to tell interesting stories. Outside of writing, her hobbies include nature photography, listening to music...

Sahana Srinivasan

Sahana Srinivasan (10) is the assistant STEM editor for both the Winged Post and Aquila. She joined the program as a freshman reporter and looks forward to further exploring the world of journalism and spending more time with...

Sharanya Balaji

Sharanya Balaji (12) is the Editor-In-Chief for Harker Aquila and has been on staff for the past three years. Additionally, during her freshman year she was a reporter for the yearbook TALON. Sharanya has attended two journalism...

Shania Wang

Shania Wang (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post in her first year on staff. As a new Harker student, she is extremely excited to meet and work with everyone. Outside of journalism, she plays for the Harker volleyball team and ...

Shay Lari-Hosain

Shay Lari-Hosain (12) is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Wingspan Magazine. Shay has interviewed 2013 Nobel Laureates, authors like Khaled Hosseini and representatives from eBay, NASA, etc. His writing, design and artwork...

Stanley Zhao

Stanley Zhao (12) is the business manager of the Winged Post. He is a senior 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...

Tara Parimi

Tara Parimi (11) is the 2015-2016 co-Managing Editor of Harker Aquila, and this is her third year on staff. She has been involved with the upper school's journalism program since her freshman year, previously serving as reporter...

Tiffany Wong

Tiffany Wong (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post. A new journalist, she looks forward to working with experienced journalists to learn more about different writing styles and how articles are written. She is also excited about...

Trisha Dwivedi

Trisha Dwivedi, the Executive Sports Editor for both Harker Aquila and the newspaper Winged Post, is currently a junior. She has been on staff since her freshman year, holding the position of Business Manager when she was a sophomore....

Vignesh Panchanatham

Vignesh Panchanatham (10) is a reporter who enjoys journalism due to the challenge of the writing required to expand on events eloquently. He plays chess competitively and is part of the Harker cross country team. He enjoys reading...

Vijay Bharadwaj

Vijay Bharadwaj (10) is the copy editor for Wingspan. He loves to write articles and help out with the publications. He especially enjoys reading STEM articles. He swims for the Harker swim team and often taps out rhythms on a...

Vineet Kosaraju

Vineet Kosaraju (12) is the STEM Editor for both Harker Aquila and Winged Post. He is a senior and has been part of the journalism program for the past four years. His favorite part of journalism is the supporting community and...

Vivek Bharadwaj

Vivek Bharadwaj (12) is the co-Editor-In-Chief 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.

Zachary Hoffman

Zachary Hoffman (9) is a reporter for the Winged Post. Since first grade he has attended Harker, and he looks forward to writing about school-wide events. His hobbies include playing baseball, being an avid sports fan, and sleepin...

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