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Humans of Harker: Compassion and choice

Humans of Harker: Compassion and choice

by Emma Gurleroglu, TALON

May 23, 2019

Her lips move a mile a minute as she begins to speak about one of her greatest passions: BTS. Helen Yang (12) closes her eyes, tipping her head back as she lets out a gleeful laugh, spinning into another story about the popular Korean boy band group. “I actually was into them before they were big....

Humans of Harker: Not so quiet after all

Humans of Harker: Not so quiet after all

by Anthony Xu, TALON Editor-In-Chief

May 22, 2019

When you’re passing by from class to class, you might see Annabelle Perng (12) walking quietly through the hallways, keeping to herself. You might have her in some of your classes, and notice how quiet she is. However, under that veil of silence is a world of ideas and insight swimming around in her...

Humans of Harker: Strongest as a team

Humans of Harker: Strongest as a team

by Eric Fang, News Editor

May 22, 2019

Jared Anderson’s grey eyes stared down the soccer ball in the palm of his hand, concentrating on performing the trick he rehearsed countless times. With a flash, his palm turned and the ball dropped… fast. His right foot, sheathed in black Adidas socks and white Nike cleats, rose to meet the ball....

Humans of Harker: Power in words

Humans of Harker: Power in words

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...

Humans of Harker: Accept and improve

Humans of Harker: Accept and improve

by Anika Rajamani, Reporter

May 21, 2019

The lights go down in the theater, as the live musicians tune their instruments. Aneesha Kumar (12) waits anxiously in the wings, calming herself before the dance begins. As the singing starts, she steps onto the stage, the crisp sounds of the bells tied to Aneesha’s ankles echoing around the theater....

Humans of Harker: Leader and supporter

Humans of Harker: Leader and supporter

by Jin Tuan, Lifestyle Editor

May 21, 2019

Bright brown eyes and a genuine smile greet the world as Taylor Lam (12) sits in the sun on the Shah patio, discussing her passions and pets. A naturally shy person, Taylor finds that her passion for helping others means she often find myself herself in leadership positions. "I definitely had to cultivate...

Humans of Harker: Breaking barriers

Humans of Harker: Breaking barriers

by Sabrina Takemoto and Olivia Guo

May 20, 2019

While she may have a calm and quiet demeanor, Laura Wu (12) has become a leader throughout her years in high school. From serving as Seniors and People's editor in yearbook to volunteering for the Interact club, Laura has been able to form many lasting connections with those around her. Laura originally...

Humans of Harker: Robotics and Relaxation

Humans of Harker: Robotics and Relaxation

by Saurav Tewari, Reporter

May 20, 2019

As soon as the after-school bell rings, Chris Leafstrand (12) makes his way towards the Robotics Lab, where he spends countless hours designing Team 1072’s robot. Then, during competitions, he is on the front lines as the driver. Although his hard work and dedication to the program helped has ...

Humans of Harker: A helping hand

Humans of Harker: A helping hand

by Aditya Singhvi, Sports Editor

May 19, 2019

Surrounded by a group of friends, Anjay Saklecha (12) can often be found laughing and relaxing on the couches in Shah Hall. Always accompanied by a twinkle in his eye, his smile — wide, playful and somewhat goofy — seems a natural fit on his face. “At least as a freshman, I used to refer t...

Humans of Harker: Connecting with community

Humans of Harker: Connecting with community

by Sriya Batchu, Reporter

May 19, 2019

At first, Neha Tallapragada (12) sat and talked quietly while holding her blue Contigo water bottle, but as time passed, she opened up and was not afraid to voice her thoughts. One thing that has always meant a lot to Neha is community. When she was a child, she moved around a lot, so finding and connectin...

Humans of Harker: Ready, Set, Run

Humans of Harker: Ready, Set, Run

by Olivia Guo and Sabrina Takemoto

May 18, 2019

The crackle of stones against his shoes, Noah Lincke (12) runs on the dirt trail. Music pumps through his ears and a wave of relaxation takes over him as he explores the newly found route. Towards the beginning of his high school years, Noah would constantly worry about his grades and academics; however,...

Humans of Harker: Realizing confidence

Humans of Harker: Realizing confidence

by Zachary Hoffman, TALON Reporter

May 18, 2019

Lifeguard chairs, an elevated lattice of white plywood topped with a bright colored umbrella, resemble thrones: often they come with a sense of authority, responsibility and ability. If you happen to stop by Santa Clara Swim Club on a weeknight, and you were to look up at the lifeguard chair, you would...

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