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Lavanya Subramanian

Lavanya Subramanian, TALON Co-Editor-in-Chief

Lavanya Subramanian (12) is the co-editor-in-chief of the TALON yearbook, and this is her fourth year on staff. This year, she looks forward to working with the new staff members and covering unique events on campus. When she’s not in the journalism room, Lavanya can be found hanging out with her friends, creating (yet another) playlist on Spotify, or watching movies with her family.

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“My favorite thing about journalism is just the culture. There are not many programs where there are so many students from different grade levels and different perspectives. Theres a very strong mentorship aspect to it all, and ever since I became a junior, and now as a senior, Ive been able to be that mentor to some of the younger students. It’s taught me a lot about what leadership means and what community means,” Sabrina Zhu (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Courage in curiosity

by Lavanya Subramanian, TALON Co-Editor-in-Chief
February 25, 2023
Charlie Major, owner of Bay Area cheesecake store Charlies Cheesecake Works, poses with a classic cheesecake. Major, who started the store 20 years ago, still runs the shop to this day, selling three varieties of cheesecakes in 40 unique flavors.

So you wanna be a cheesecake baker?

by Lavanya Subramanian, TALON Student Life Editor
May 12, 2022
“My favorite part [about table tennis] is that its not just about your technique and your strategy; it’s very much a mental game. Even though you have your club mates and your coaches there, they cant come play for you, so you cant have an off day, because theres no one to pick up the slack for you. Its helped me a lot with being more confident in myself and being able to withstand pressure from [my] academic life as well, Ritika Rajamani (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Taking her best shot

by Lavanya Subramanian, TALON Student Life Editor
March 24, 2022
“I remember being interested and attracted to the idea that I could create something that I didnt see anywhere else. I didnt see anything [that] made adoption easier for the people who are trying to adopt, so that was the idea I was going forward [with] and that I wanted to develop [with Lucky Paw], Ysabel Chen (12) said.

Humans of Harker: A dog’s best friend

by Lavanya Subramanian, TALON Student Life Editor
January 15, 2022
Trusting yourself and confidence are one and the same. If you’re not confident in what you’re supposed to do, how are you supposed to trust yourself? Sometimes if I don’t know what to do, I’ll come up with something and roll with the first thing that pops into my head. You move on and believe that you made the right choice at that time,” Kai Due (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Bringing the beat

by Lavanya Subramanian, TALON Student Life Editor
October 29, 2021
“You can learn everything you want in the world, but if you’re not going to use it to do anything for anyone, I find [that] disappointing. What we can do is make little steps to take what we do in the classroom and really help other people with it. In general, trying to think about the impact that your actions can make … is really important, and it’s really empowering,” Meha Goyal (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Speaking from the heart

by Lavanya Subramanian, TALON Student Life Editor
April 29, 2021
“Its really helpful to understand that the people around you arent your competition; you are your own competition. [That’s] the only way youre ever going to truly progress in life and become a better version of yourself,” Sarina Sharma (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Confidence is key

by Lavanya Subramanian, TALON Organizations Editor
December 23, 2020
“I really like this basic Tumblr quote, it’s called, ‘Reach for the moon, and if you miss, youll land among the stars.’ The way I interpret that is … to set unachievable goals. So Ill try and reach that unachievable goal, and if I make it, thats awesome … but if I dont, Ive still achieved a lot,” Elizabeth Fields (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Striving to serve

by Lavanya Subramanian, TALON Organizations Editor
October 23, 2020
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