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Humans of Harker: The impact of kindness

Humans of Harker: The impact of kindness

by Alysa Suleiman, Reporter

April 15, 2019

Straight black hair tied back in a ponytail and a worn out white lab coat around her shoulders, Srija Gadiraju (12) diligently pushes back her lab goggles while gloved hands expertly dissect a cat in upper school science department chair Anita Chetty’s human anatomy and physiology class. Her eyes crinkle...

Humans of Harker: The value of time

Humans of Harker: The value of time

by Julia Amick, TALON Business Editor

April 15, 2019

Dressed in dark grey leggings, a navy blue sweatshirt and black flip-flops, Sahana Narayan (12) leans against the wall with her legs stretched out in front of her. Every so often, Sahana switches between casually munching on her carrots to engaging in a competitive thumb war with herself. While Sahana’s...

Humans of Harker: Duality in leadership

Humans of Harker: Duality in leadership

by Srinath Somasundaram, Opinions Editor

April 14, 2019

The huddle rocks back and forth as Ayush Vyas (12) begins a chant, firing up the football team up as he leads them, storming, onto the field. “This year, on the football team, I had to take charge and get that bond going for the whole team,” Ayush said. “Especially for the offensive line, the...

Humans of Harker: Splashes of music

Humans of Harker: Splashes of music

by Nicole Tian, Reporter

April 14, 2019

After pushing past the black, wiry gate to the swimming pool, the air tingles with chlorine, and pop music blasts through a speaker in a faraway corner. Slicing through the water in crisp butterfly strokes, Alex Yu (12) races down the length of the pool, pauses at the wall, and glances at the timer before...

Humans of Harker: Toy and Tinker

Humans of Harker: Toy and Tinker

April 12, 2019

With the look of interest and wonder in his eyes, Eric Wang (12) ponders the complexities of common items such as door knobs and toilets to understand how they work and function as a quaint pastime. Reverse engineering, or understanding the process of creation of machines or utilities, is a hobby that...

Humans of Harker: Getting real about realism

Humans of Harker: Getting real about realism

by Laura Wu, Co-People and Seniors Editor

April 11, 2019

Turning side-to-side on her stool in the art room, Catherine Wang (12) smiles as she starts to talk about one of her passions: J-dramas. While society often labels all TV shows as mindless and the same, Catherine prefers Japanese shows over others because of their relatability and the unique people they...

Humans of Harker: Building new horizons

Humans of Harker: Building new horizons

by Muthu Panchanatham, Reporter

April 11, 2019

Safety goggles adorning his face, Rithvik Panchapakesan (12) stares intently at the complicated piece of machinery in front of him. His team watches behind him as he operates the manual mill to precisely cut a part that will later be implanted in the robot. As he finishes the cut, he adjusts his glasses...

Humans of Harker: Fun and games

Humans of Harker: Fun and games

by Erica Cai, Reporter

April 10, 2019

As he jogs a warm-up lap around the Blackford track, Surya Gudapati (12) cracks a joke to his friends, grinning over his shoulder. Laughter and exclamations mingle with the rhythmic thudding of sneakers on the gravel trail. From the field to the classroom, Surya brings unity and joy to his surroundin...

Humans of Harker: Field to court

Humans of Harker: Field to court

by Julia Amick, TALON Business Editor

April 9, 2019

Trevor Thompson (12) leans back in his chair with his arms loosely crossed across his chest. He lets a smile appear on his face as he jokes around with his friends during lunch. Sitting under the tree just outside of Manzanita, it’s hard to miss the roar of laughter coming from Trevor’s table every...

Humans of Harker: Finding a voice

Humans of Harker: Finding a voice

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

April 8, 2019

Laughing softly while tucking a strand of hair behind her ear, Linda Luo (12) reminisces over the past four years. Round, navy blue lenses frame her smiling eyes, and a soft wind blows around her, harmonizing perfectly with her tinkling laugh. Sitting with impeccable posture, Linda waves to one of...

Humans of Harker: On and off the stage

Humans of Harker: On and off the stage

by Reporter, Arely Sun

April 8, 2019

Swinging over to tie her hazel-brown hair into a bouncy ponytail, Ellie Lang-Ree (12) prepares to lead warmups for the cast of "Urinetown." Dynamic notes of Beyonce’s “Get Me Bodied” blast out of the speakers as she proceeds to do jumping jacks in her cream and pink sweater and black leggings....

Humans of Harker: Friendly interactions

Humans of Harker: Friendly interactions

by Irene Yuan, Reporter

April 8, 2019

Standing near the front of math teacher Bradley Stoll’s room, Ashley Jia (12) spends the second half of a long lunch helping run Interact Club. In her light blue Interact sweater, she occasionally glances down at her computer as she notifies the club of the upcoming events. Although some students...

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