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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Lakshmi Mulgund

Lakshmi Mulgund, TALON Co-Editor-in-Chief

Lakshmi Mulgund (12) is the co-editor-in-chief of the TALON Yearbook, and this is her fourth year on staff.  Lakshmi hopes to collaborate with new reporters and learn more about design skills for both yearbook and news. In her own time, she does bharatanatyam, has fun sneaker shopping and renames her Spotify playlists about ten times a day.

All content by Lakshmi Mulgund
Over the past few years, I learned that
everybody’s making the same mistakes, and
nobody really cares what you’re doing as long as you fix your mistakes. That also translates
to out of school. Nobody cares as much as you think they do, and I had to get over that, Claire Kampmeier (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Seize the clay

by Lakshmi Mulgund, TALON Editor-in-Chief
April 28, 2023
A group of friends hold up peace signs. Being kind to myself is knowing and accepting that at times, we might be perceived as falling short, and thats okay, upper school Assistant Academic Dean and LIFE Board Adviser Kelly Horan said. Were all human, and we only have so much time and so much bandwidth.”

Building kindness and gratitude

by Sabrina Zhu, Winged Post Co-Editor-in-Chief
November 15, 2022
“I want to be a person whos willing to foster innovation and change and have an impact on intellectual curiosity and exploration. Through the investment club, through doing research and through mentoring other kids, I want to stimulate creativity,” Armaan Thakker (12) said.

Humans of Harker: On the fast track

by Lakshmi Mulgund, TALON Co-Editor-in-Chief
October 4, 2022
“Animation just clicked in a way. I had been interested in art, but that felt different. [Animation] felt like it had something behind it, whereas previous things felt surface level. I wasnt making that crazy of things, but just the process of doing it was much more enjoyable, Carter Chadwick (22) said.

Humans of Harker: Creating his own world

by Lakshmi Mulgund, TALON Co-Sports & Social Media Editor
July 16, 2022
“Being able to express yourself allows you to be your best self, and finding things that combine things you love to do, trying to further your passions as opposed to sticking to what you think you should do or what other people imply that you should do, its really important for the best growth so you can be your best person, Nageena Singh (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Picture (im)perfect

by Lakshmi Mulgund, TALON Co-Sports and Social Media Editor
April 16, 2022
Rows of macarons decorate the display at Bottega Louie in Downtown Los Angeles. Harker Aquila visited Bottega Louie on Thursday for dinner.

Bottega Louie

April 9, 2022
“The most satisfying part of playing piano is when I’m working on a really difficult passage for a long time, and then, for the very first time, I can play it through without stopping or mistakes. Even though the process of getting there can be really frustrating, at that one moment, it feels like everything before was worth it, Yvan Grinspan (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Keys to compassion

by Lakshmi Mulgund, TALON Social Media and Co-Sports Editor
January 21, 2022
Khanhlinh Tran (9) prepares to swing at the golf ball on Oct. 11.

Weekly Previews: Oct. 11-15

by Desiree Luo, Reporter
October 11, 2021
Sydney Adler (11) reaches for the ball during the water polo teams match against Mountain View on Sept. 9.

Weekly Previews: Sept. 20-26

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor
September 20, 2021
“Youre never going to be perfect, youre never going to reach your exact goal, but you can keep working towards it, finding those small things that you can change that will make a bigger improvement than you ever think theyll be able to,” Aditi Vinod (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Skiing towards success

by Lakshmi Mulgund, TALON Co-Sports and Social Media Editor
May 11, 2021
A conversation from right before COVID-19 lockdowns were put in place last year. More than a year later, the path to normalcy seems closer than ever.

How we overcame the unknown of 2020

by Harker Journalism Staff
April 17, 2021
“I cant stand seeing others feeling alone. I understand when people go through stuff — I go through my own stuff. I understand that being sad is okay sometimes, but sometimes that sadness and despair stems from feeling alone ... I want [others] to feel like Im there for them, and I let them know that Im there for them through humor and through being eccentric ... and listening,” Anagha Ram (12) said.

Humans of Harker: From me to you

by Lakshmi Mulgund, TALON Co-Academics Editor
January 25, 2021
I keep a whiteboard for quick notes and reminders to help me keep organized and always have my sketchbook in front of me in case I have any extra time after class or during breaks. I also make sure to have my bullet journal to keep track of what I need to do throughout the day.

Stories from quarantine: Our pandemic workspaces

by Emily Tan, Winged Post Features Editor
December 2, 2020
“[Music] is worth it because its something thats for myself, and its something that I genuinely have found myself to enjoy. Its a great way for me to express my own creativity and explore and learn about myself in the process,” Santoshi Tirumala (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Conversation isn’t always spoken

by Lakshmi Mulgund, TALON Asst. Sports Editor
November 3, 2020
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