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Anika Mani

Anika Mani, TALON Co-Editor-in-Chief

Anika Mani (12) is the co-editor-in-chief of the TALON Yearbook, and this is her third year on staff. She enjoys traveling the world, trying out new restaurants and going on walks with her dog. This year, she is looking forward to implementing a variety of bonding activities for the staff and exploring new directions for the book.

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“Tomorrow is always a new day. When it comes to school or dance, there are always going to be difficult days. Remembering that you can wake up tomorrow and try again is always important: just because you make one mistake doesnt mean that life is over, Nikki Kapadia (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Leaping beyond the stage

by Ananya Das, Reporter
April 5, 2022
“Learning how to do makeup really helped me gain confidence because I saw a different side of myself — I saw my own beauty. Your face is like a very interesting canvas. It’s something that you know better than anyone else, so it’s very fun to experiment with how you can make yourself look different, Shinjan Ghosh (12) said.

Humans of Harker: From palette to canvas

by Anika Mani, TALON Co-Editor-in-Chief
March 25, 2022
“I enjoy the experimental part most, where you build an experiment to test the physics concepts and see the discrepancies between how [the system] should behave theoretically and how it actually behaves. That’s really useful for me, because if you keep studying formulas from a textbook, eventually it becomes monotonous, and you lose track of purpose, Sasvath Ramachandran (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Selflessness and sincerity

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor
February 10, 2022
“I’ve always believed that hard work is the key to success. That sounds very cliche, but things don’t necessarily come naturally to me. I’ve had to put in a lot of work to become good at something, but I’m willing to put in that work because over the past 18 years of my life, I’ve started to figure out what I’m passionate about,” Ashley Barth (12) said.

Humans of Harker: A sports sensation

by Anika Mani, TALON Co-Editor-in-Chief
November 10, 2021
A freshly baked batch of lemon bars sits in a tray with parchment paper. Follow along with this lemon bar recipe that is perfect for the fall.

When life gives you lemons, make lemon bars for the fall

by Anika Mani, Talon Co-Editor-in-Chief
October 10, 2021
“There are some ways where impact is tangible, like through the Model UN program or through publishing the history journal. But really, I think what’s most meaningful is my legacy. The most meaningful part is something intangible: bringing joy into people’s lives and creating a community that values growth learning, or energy, or enthusiasm and humor. That’s something people can carry on further in life, not just for their time in high school,” Andrew Lu (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Leading with vigor

by Tiffany Chang, TALON Academics Editor
April 27, 2021
This is a screenshot from my Voice Memos of the interview with my grandfather in May 2020. While the interview was only a few minutes long, the recording serves as a memory of my grandfathers stories.

How we overcame the unknown of 2020

by Harker Journalism Staff
April 17, 2021
“Theater saved my life. I want to write for it, I want to tech it, I want to perform on its stage, I want to direct its actors; I want to do everything for it. It has done so much for me, and I cannot help but use all of my creative power to try and give back to the institution,” Alissa Gao (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Effort and expression

by Anika Mani, TALON Co-Student Life Editor
March 15, 2021
“I want to be remembered for actually doing things I’m interested in. I dont think there’s an activity I’ve done in high school that I haven’t enjoyed, so everything I’ve done has been completely worth it, because I like doing it, and there’s nothing else I’d rather be doing,” Nathan Ohana (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Proving a point

by Anika Mani, TALON Co-Student Life Editor
March 5, 2021
“The longer I’ve been running, the more I love it. I feel like it’s taught me so many life lessons, and it’s always pushing me to be my best on and off the field. I do it everyday because I like it so much, but on top of that, you can be so much more. I’m still a student and everything, and [I have] a normal life,” Anna Weirich (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Step by step

by Anika Mani, TALON Co-Student Life Editor
November 18, 2020
“You see everyone around you excelling so much, and then you don’t really want to put yourself out there. I didn’t share my research, I didn’t share my photography, I didn’t share anything. Recently, I’ve started being more open about [my work]. I realized that if I keep comparing myself to other people, I will never be able to take pride in my own work, and I think that is really important,” Naviya Kapadia (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Curiosity cures

by Anika Mani, TALON Reporter
February 24, 2020
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