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Humans of Harker: Watercoloring the past

Humans of Harker: Watercoloring the past

by Anoushka Buch, TALON Co-People and Seniors Editor

January 18, 2019


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A brush makes an organic, watery magenta stroke on thick paper, the first line on an otherwise pristine sheet. As time goes on and the color dries, the brush retraces its strokes on the paper and creates new ones, each swirl of color part of a bigger piece: a woman’s face, her beautiful eyes focused...

Humans of Harker: Step up, reach out

Humans of Harker: Step up, reach out

by Olivia Guo, TALON Reporter

January 16, 2019


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Moving across the stage, Esha Deokar (12) projects her voice through the auditorium, her face glowing under the stage lights. Every expression and line flows freely as she embodies Si Crowell, her character in the fall play. Walking confidently across the wooden floors, she looks towards the audience...

Humans of Harker: Feeling the vibe

Humans of Harker: Feeling the vibe

by Arya Maheshwari, STEM Editor

January 15, 2019


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“I’ll make it easy — my passion is music.” As he gets comfortable sitting in a creaky wooden chair in the dimly lit Manzanita Hall, Alex Rule (12) smiles gently and warmly, with a faint sigh of satisfaction as he says “music.” Whether it be through jazz band, music production, DJ’ing...

Humans of Harker: Beyond the training room

Humans of Harker: Beyond the training room

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Reporter

January 14, 2019


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If you’ve ever been to the athletic training room in the gymnasium, you’ve probably seen Katrina Ipser (12) sitting on the tall black treatment tables, swinging her legs back and forth and leaning against the bright Harker logo emblazoned on the seat. Sporting a gray and white Harker Athletics jacket,...

Humans of Harker: Translating struggle into hope

Humans of Harker: Translating struggle into hope

by Anoushka Buch, TALON Co-People and Seniors Editor

January 11, 2019


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What happens when you feel like someone you’re not? Though it isn’t always intentional, there are often people who feel as if they are constantly hiding, simply because they never got the chance to establish themselves. Complex experiences and feelings often lead people to conceal their true selves...

Humans of Harker: Ingenuity and engineering

Humans of Harker: Ingenuity and engineering

by Devanshi Mehta, TALON Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2019


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Sukrit Ganesh (12) is known around campus as Harker’s resident car, politics and astrophysics enthusiast. With his characteristic accent and a purposeful gait, Sukrit’s presence never goes unnoticed. Like a true technology aficionado, Sukrit finds joy in building snap circuits and playing video...

Humans of Harker: Mind over matter

Humans of Harker: Mind over matter

by Heidi Zhang, TALON Editor-in-chief

January 9, 2019


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The whistle blows, a shrill sound ringing through the air, as the football snaps to the quarterback and the play begins. To most, the following five seconds may seem like mad scramble of tackles and confusion. Mitchell Granados (12), however, tries to approach every play and challenge in his life with...

Humans of Harker: Living with conviction

Humans of Harker: Living with conviction

by Gloria Zhu, Reporter

January 8, 2019


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Golden star-shaped earrings swaying and glinting, Angela Li’s (12) highlighted hair projects a muted ochre in the hazy autumn sun, a pleasant complement to her cream-colored sweater. Sitting on a dented metal bench and idly mixing a slushy plastic cup of vanilla ice cream, she smiles, describing h...

Humans of Harker: Where music meets maturity

Humans of Harker: Where music meets maturity

by Andrew Chang, TALON Sports Editor

January 7, 2019


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No matter where you find her, whether it be in the library, in RPAC practicing for her next performance, or Phil’s coffee, Connie Xu (12) will always be listening to music. In fact, she creates a playlist for every mood she has, whether it be “bittersweet”, “messy”, or “golden hour.” Her love ...

Humans of Harker: Work and play

Humans of Harker: Work and play

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

December 14, 2018


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His eyes land on a point in the space before him, one that vaguely correlates to the right-most door along the lobby of the RPAC, but he does not seem to see either the glass or the white columns before him. A flickering light behind the clear, boxy frames of his glasses betrays a glimmer of his thought...

Humans of Harker: Connections

Humans of Harker: Connections

by Emily Tan, Reporter

December 13, 2018


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On the stage at matriculation in front of the entire student body, Rithi Jayam (12) stands with the rest of Cantilena as the group prepares to sing Stephen Hatfield’s “Ain’t That News.” After a short intro, Rithi starts singing, sleek, black hair flowing down her shoulders and velvet red dress...

Humans of Harker: Smiles all around

Humans of Harker: Smiles all around

by Vishnu Kannan, Reporter

December 12, 2018


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It doesn’t matter whether you have met him or not; Abhinav Joshi (12) will always greet you with a charismatic smile and charm you with his cheerful, upbeat personality. Dressed in muted tones of blue, black, brown and white, it’s really the infectious aura that surrounds Abhinav that makes him stand ou...

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