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Humans of Harker: Flowing with words

Humans of Harker: Flowing with words

by Kushal Shah, Sports Columnist

January 24, 2020

Dressed in a sharp, two-button black suit and red tie, his eyes glimmer with excitement as he rises to deliver his first speech of the debate on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. He clears his throat, then starts his speech, speaking at a slow and calm rate, while gradually increasin...

Humans of Harker: Looking through a new lens

Humans of Harker: Looking through a new lens

by Sabrina Zhu, Reporter

January 23, 2020

Staring intently through a Sony A7R3 camera, hands steadily gripping a GorillaPod, Matthew Jiang (12) gazes at the scene set out in front of him. He smoothly adjusts the angle to better capture his subject, who sits in a classroom and discusses the hardships and difficulties immigrants face when learning a...

Humans of Harker: Find your inner artist

Humans of Harker: Find your inner artist

by Ritika Rajamani, TALON Photo Editor

January 22, 2020

With a paintbrush in her hand, Zara Vakath (12) stares decisively at the white canvas. After dipping her paintbrush into bright, textured oil paints, she lifts it up to the canvas. Without thinking, her hand flicks, leaving a smooth brushstroke of the bright paint on the canvas.  At the age of six,...

Humans of Harker: Bullseye

Humans of Harker: Bullseye

by Erica Cai, Humans of Harker Profiler

January 21, 2020

Ten concentric circles. Three slender arrows. One determined face.  Dressed in a red and black jersey, Lila Gorman (12) swiftly hooks an arrow onto her metallic blue bow. Her eyes focus on the foam target in front of her, the paint cracked and flaking from years of practice. She widens her stanc...

Humans of Harker: An intricate story

Humans of Harker: An intricate story

by Rachel Ning and Lavanya Subramanian

January 21, 2020

Brows knitted together with intensity as she moves her pen from line to line, a growing smile forms on Sofie Kassaras’s (12) face as she writes on her slightly worn notebook covered with different lines of tape. Pen rarely stopping, ideas are thrown on to the page as she thoughtfully constructs her...

Humans of Harker: Quirks and all

Humans of Harker: Quirks and all

by Erica Cai, Humans of Harker Profiler

January 17, 2020

Leaning against a wooden bench, he fiddles with the rubber band on his wrist, stretching it and letting it snap back as he ponders his answer to the question. An upperclassman passes by and calls out to him, and they fistbump each other in a series of handshakes as they exchange light-hearted banter. ...

Humans of Harker: Acting with confidence

Humans of Harker: Acting with confidence

by Isha Moorjani and Sally Zhu

January 15, 2020

Face animated and eyes bright with energy, Riva Saksena (12) chuckles as she recounts the events that occurred at one of the SDS productions last year. She describes the passion she had felt while performing, and how she accidentally spit water onto the stage when too immersed in her acting. Riva dr...

Humans of Harker: To lose control

Humans of Harker: To lose control

by Lucy Ge, Winged Post Asst. News Editor

January 14, 2020

The afternoon sunlight filters through tree branches, casting long shadows on the trails of the nature reserve. She slips on her running shoes, worn from use, and starts jogging, her black hair swishing behind her in a ponytail. By her side is a friend who keeps up with her pace. Step, step, step. The...

Humans of Harker: Breaking the bubble

Humans of Harker: Breaking the bubble

by Anoushka Buch, TALON Student Life Editor

January 14, 2020

Take a look at Charlotte Blanc (12). What do you see? Most of her peers at Harker see a poised, collected young woman with a mess of freckles and a dancer’s body: someone they’re used to seeing standing at the front of a line of performers at a rally or sinking into her splits on the stage of the ...

Humans of Harker: Adding color

Humans of Harker: Adding color

by Shreya Srinivasan, TALON Managing Editor and Business Manager

January 13, 2020

Laying a colorful striped blanket on the moist grass, Delaney Logue (12) sets her clear box of art supplies and her black headphones down before sitting down. She clicks the triangle-shaped icon on her phone and mellow music begins to block out the sound of the passing wind. With a small rectangular ...

Humans of Harker: Courage to question

Humans of Harker: Courage to question

by Nicole Tian, Co-Lifestyle Editor

January 13, 2020

Tucked beside a corner upstairs in Shah Hall sits the unassuming entrance to the Near Mitra Scholar Center with a sign on the door inviting those inquisitive students. Upon entering the room, the walls are stained with a hue of navy and decorated with frames of moments in history, from the photo of a...

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