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Esha Gohil

Esha Gohil, HoH Co-Editor-in-Chief and Aquila Photo Editor

Esha Gohil (12) is the co-editor-in-chief of Humans of Harker and the photo editor of Harker Aquila. This is her fourth year on staff, and this year she strives to foster a clos-knit, empathetic community both within the journalism staff and in the Harker community as a whole. She enjoys dancing classical ballet, rainy weather, portrait photography and all genres of literature.

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“That exchange of information is to me the purest form of human connection, and that communication makes humans, humans. When Im on stage giving a performance to an auditorium of people, or when Im in a classroom in front of a group of kids teaching them something, that exchange of information is multiplied. Every single person in that audience and I are exchanging energy, feeding off of each other,” Alex Kumar (12) said.

May 10, 2021
Alex Kumar (12) plays the part of Jean Valjean, an ex-convict who becomes the hero protagonist. “I think especially this year, but its true for anyone who ever watches this show, the main message is helping people even when youre barely getting by. The spirit of everybodys main goal should be helping others. Even if thats just by being kind, or youre able to help bring other people up, I think the chief message of the show is that everybody deserves to be healthy, safe and happy,” Alex said.

April 7, 2021
David Dai (11), Ishaan Parate (11), Paulina Gicqueau (10) and Alan Jiang (10) perform in the Upper Schools production of Les Misérables. “Theres a lot of suffering in it, but theres also a lot of hope in it, theres love, theres loss, theres death, theres a revolution, and a lot of it is extremely timely,” cast member Maya Franz (12), who plays Madame Thénardier, said.

April 7, 2021
Ruya Ozveren (12), Calais Poirson (12), Vaishnavi Murari (12) and Performing Arts Director Laura Lang-Ree pose on stage. “This group of students is the only group of students I could’ve done Les Misérables with. When you see these students, you’ll be blown away and you’ll get it. Every acting moment is absolutely their perfection,” Lang-Ree said.

April 7, 2021
Shray Alag (12), playing Marius Pontmercy, consoles Calais Poirson (12), playing Cosette, during the production of Les Misérables.

April 7, 2021
The Capitol dome at sunset. Congress was in session until Thursday of this week and voted on a number of legislative actions.

A glance into democracy

November 23, 2019
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