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Humans of Harker: Power in words

“When you think about it, we’re only sixteen years old,” Prameela Kottapalli (12) said. “How much can we do? We can’t even vote. I’m aware of this. The people my age are aware of this. But the world doesn’t give us straightforward opportunities to make a difference. So writing was the way I could be able to promote awareness. So this was the breakthrough that I had for journalism, but it was also the breakthrough that I had in life.”

by Emily Chen and Irene Yuan

May 22, 2019

Behind the tinted doors of the journalism room, Prameela Kottapalli (12) is always hard at work. You can find her completely immersed in her work, constantly writing and editing, fingers flying over the keyboard as she makes comments and suggestions. Other times, you can find her casually moving around...

Near Mitra Scholars celebrate finished research projects

This year's Near Mitra scholars line up on stage for a photo after signing copies of their papers. The ceremony that concluded the yearlong scholarship process was held in the Nichols Auditorium last Tuesday.

by Eric Fang and Kathy Fang

May 5, 2019

Eight Near Mitra scholars were honored at a reception on Wednesday in the Nichols Auditorium. There, they presented their final research projects to their faculty mentors and audience. Each student gave a short speech about their writing process and also expressed gratitude for their mentor’s guid...

Varsity girls basketball celebrates senior night, edges out win over Mercy

Seniors Lily Wancewicz, Prameela Kottapalli, Akhila Ramgiri and Anusha Kuppahally pose with friends and family before the game. “It’s really exciting. It’s been really cool to play for four years and see everything develop. I got to meet all these new people and form relationships and close connections with them,” Lily said.

by Muthu Panchanatham, Reporter

January 30, 2019

The varsity girls basketball team edged out a 44-40 win against the Mercy Burlingame Crusaders as they celebrated their senior night on Tuesday evening. The senior night consisted of a ceremony recognizing the seniors as well as the game itself. Posters were made beforehand by the seniors’ fri...

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