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Humans of Harker: Channeling life through beats

Humans of Harker: Channeling life through beats

by Anjay Saklecha, Senior Copy Editor

October 3, 2018

If you hear a rhythm, you may see Jerry Peng (12) nearby, tapping out the tempo with his heel. His mind focused, eyes closed and head nodding synchronously with his foot. For Jerry, life moves to the beat of music. It defines who he is and how he conducts his life. “Music is my life,” he said. “Every si...

Humans of Harker: When 110 percent effort comes with smiles all around

Humans of Harker: When 110 percent effort comes with smiles all around

by Nicole Chen, Editor-in-chief

October 2, 2018

CEO. Philanthropist. Volleyball player. At first glance, Nishka Ayyar (12) appears to be an ambitious person who stops at nothing to get what she wants. In reality though, at her core, she’s your carefree, high-spirited, easy-to-talk-to friend. Despite her involvement in volleyball– a fairly aggressive...

Humans of Harker: Power in thought

Humans of Harker: Power in thought

by Prameela Kottapalli, Editor-in-chief

October 1, 2018

Unlike Ryan, the question is unremarkable. But it’s narrow in an attempt to capture his detail-oriented persona: “Why do you wear a watch?” While considering the question, he lounges on a modernist couch in Shah’s John Near center, his elbow propped up against a faux-leather backrest. Novels,...

Humans of Harker: Toy libraries, jazz music and “person of the people”

Humans of Harker: Toy libraries, jazz music and “person of the people”

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

September 27, 2018

Many students in public service begin their careers in high school or even middle school, stepping first into positions of student government as advocates of later start times, increased snack options and the such. Kelsey Wu (12) began her career in the first grade. It all started with a Word document and an a...

Matriculation welcomes class of 2022

Matriculation welcomes class of 2022

by Eric Fang and Arushi Saxena

August 31, 2018

The 2018-19 school year’s annual matriculation ceremony welcomed incoming freshmen, returning students and faculty with a series of speeches and skits on Aug. 24. After sophomores, juniors, and seniors settled into their seats in the upper school’s quad, the processional of teachers in their gowns took...

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