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Nicholas Wei

Nicholas Wei, HoH Managing Editor

Nicholas Wei (11) is the managing editor of Humans of Harker. During his third year on staff, Nicholas looks forward to bonding and working with the cubs and reporters as well as the journalism community as a whole, and he hopes to celebrate the Class of 2022 in all its talent and diversity. In his free time, he loves exploring the classics, documenting the native flora of California (especially terrestrial orchids) and spending time with friends and family.

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“When you’re hiking, you can meet complete strangers, and youre both super tired, but you’re headed for the same goal, and you get to share stories. Hiking really taught me that its not about the destination; it’s about the journey. Every experience is better when it’s shared, Elvis Han (12) said.

Humans of Harker: The peaks of life

by Nicholas Wei, HoH Managing Editor
May 14, 2022
“That leadership experience and that teamwork experience is definitely the greatest. Because you literally have to move with each other, think with each other. So that teamwork that I’ve learned from dance is probably my most valuable experience in high school,” Sujith Pakala (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Moving in synchrony

by Nicholas Wei, Humans of Harker Managing Editor
April 1, 2022
The Coyote Brush Bud Gall Midge grows on the California Coyote Brush. The adults lay mate, have offspring, and die all within 24 hours.

Wildlife watch: Late fall features living gems in Bay Area

by Nicholas Wei, Humans of Harker Managing Editor
December 9, 2021
“If you focus, concentrate and control your emotions, it could be helpful in any discipline, whether it be school or baseball, or even volunteering for that matter. As long as you focus, put your mind to it and have that drive for it, things will happen better than how they would have been if you just sat there,” Andrew Chavez (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Pitching with intent

by Anika Mantripragada, Alena Suleiman, and Sally Zhu
May 18, 2021
“One of the most important things that one can do is using what you have to do real good,” Deven said. “In helping [someone] or in achieving X, Y and Z, its not about, ‘Its going to make me more famous or its going to make me more money.’ Its more, ‘Is this going to actually make a difference?’” Deven Parikh (12) said.

Humans of Harker: From another angle

by Claire Su and Brittany Tsui
April 23, 2021
“Everyones an unfinished puzzle. And thats part of the reason why I want to connect with different people. I feel that learning about someones different experiences gives me a more complete perspective of the world and of the problems other people deal with. I might not be able to help them, but I can somewhat alleviate their pain and help them through their situations,” Kushal Shah (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Bonds for a lifetime

by Nicholas Wei, Humans of Harker Profiler
April 20, 2021
“The main lesson I learned was to keep doing what I wanted to do whether or not people really have anything else to say. Ive stuck with squash because I enjoyed it, not really because I was that amazing at it or that I was some prodigy. It was about how fun I really found the sport and continuing to do what I liked,” Aditya Roy (12) said.

Humans of Harker: From courts to computers

by Nicholas Wei, Humans of Harker Profiler
April 7, 2021
“The field of neuroscience … I had always thought of it as something super technical. I didnt think I was able to get involved in it as a high schooler. The fact that I was able to get into what I thought would be a super technical field, and dont get me wrong, it definitely is, but I was able to get involved in it as a high schooler — Im glad that I encountered it and that people exposed me to it,” Pramiti Sankar (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Freeing the mind

by Nicholas Wei, Humans of Harker Profiler
March 16, 2021
“I gather different parts of myself from each environment Im in. Some traits come from my friends, some come from my parents, some come from what Ive learned at school or something, or internal conflicts … its different within each one,” Advika Phadnis (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Melodies and morsels

by Jasleen Hansra, TALON Co-People Editor
March 5, 2021
“I got to a certain place where … you start to really feel empathy with [tabla], and you just enjoy playing and enjoy the speed. I felt like [the instrument] was trapped in this box of classical Indian music … But listening to the songs I listen to every day, I would start drumming in my lap, and at that point, I thought, ‘This isn’t out of place,’” Nicky Kriplani (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Rhythmic confidence

by Nicholas Wei, Humans of Harker Profiler
January 4, 2021
“I’m not a very outgoing person, so music is a way for me to speak out in a different way — through music instead of words. I think it’s a way for me to conquer my shyness. Although I’m not the most confident in my playing skill, compared to speaking, music has been a mouthpiece for me to convey my own thoughts,” Varun Mangla (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Conquering through humility

by Nicholas Wei, Humans of Harker Profiler
November 17, 2020
Students in Dr. Adlers Multivariable calculus class use Mathematica, a tool capable of visualizing, analyzing and manipulating complex graphs among other functionalities, to graph three-dimensional curves. Students also use the software for long-form projects to better understand more difficult topics.

STEM classes embrace technology to adapt to online learning

by Nicholas Wei, Humans of Harker Staff Writer
October 19, 2020
22 percent of the Class of 2021 was named as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists in September. The test was administered to nearly 1.5 million high school juniors last October.

42 seniors qualify as National Merit semifinalists

by Nicholas Wei, Humans of Harker Staff Writer
October 12, 2020
Members of the winning Science Bowl team pose with coach and upper school chemistry teacher Robbie Korin. The team won its third regional championship in four years.

Upper school science bowl team wins regional competition

by Mark Hu, Winged Post STEM Editor
February 24, 2020
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