Harker Aquila

2018-2019 Staff

Catherine Feng

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

Alysa Su

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 ...

Jay Thilking

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,...

Arely Sun

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....

Esha Gohil

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...

Irene Yuan

Irene Yuan (10) is the Assistant Photo Editor of the Winged Post and Aquila. This is her second year on staff and she is looking forward to improving and expanding her photography and videography skills this year. In her f...

Alyssa Tomberg

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,...

Mark Hu

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...

Gloria Zhu

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....

Mara Tucker

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...

Lucy Ge

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.

Muthu Panchanatham

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....

Erica Cai

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...

Emily Tan

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...

Nicole Tian

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....

Vishnu Kannan

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...

Sriya Batchu

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...

Varsha Rammohan

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...

Michael Eng

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...

Aditya Singhvi

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...

Arushi Saxena

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...

Eric Fang

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 ...

Anika Rajamani

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...

Nicole Chen

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...

Anjay Saklecha

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...

Anna Vazhaeparambil

Anna Vazhaeparambil (10) is the Asst. Sports Editor 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 read...

Jin Tuan

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...

Arya Maheshwari

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...

Kushal Shah

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....

Saloni Shah

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...

Prameela Kottapalli

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, ...

Nina Gee

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 ...

Jessie Wang

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...

Kathy Fang

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 as well as investigating the manifold secrets of the human psyche.

Gloria Zhang

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...

Vivian Jin

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 ...

Irina Malyugina

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...

Sara Yen

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...

Srinath Somasundaram

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....

Anmol Velagapudi

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...

Katherine Zhang

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 ...

Helen Yang

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,...

Ryan Guan

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...

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