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Humans of Harker: For ten points, name this…

Humans of Harker: For ten points, name this…

by Michael Eng, Reporter

December 3, 2019

Arun “Runey” Sundaresan (12) sits at a table covered by an ill-fitting black table cloth. He is elevated on a stage in a mostly empty hotel ballroom and leans forward in his chair as his hands loosely grip the buzzer. To his right are the three other members of the Quiz Bowl team, all of whom are...

Humans of Harker: Breaking the silence

Humans of Harker: Breaking the silence

by Delaney Logue, TALON Sports Editor

December 2, 2019

After the monotone of the pitch pipe, there’s a beat of silence; the room is holding its breath, waiting for the show to begin. Smriti Vaidyanathan (12) has never had a problem with breaking the silence. She takes the quiet in stride, her voice ringing out like bells to a filled theater. Similarly,...

Humans of Harker: Framing life with a positive outlook

Humans of Harker: Framing life with a positive outlook

by Muthu Panchanatham, Sports Reporter

November 21, 2019

One eye closed in concentration while the other resides behind his pitch-black lens, the young man turns toward the impressive skyline in the distance. As he gently presses down on the nodule protruding from the camera body, the image gradually comes into focus. The snap of the shutter immortalizes the...

Humans of Harker: Culture and community

Humans of Harker: Culture and community

by Nicole Tian, Winged Post Co-Lifestyle Editor

November 19, 2019

On a windy Monday afternoon, Catherine Zhao (12) sits on a bench behind Manzanita, describing a retreat at Walden West, an outdoors environmental program with around 100 participants from the Interact Club, a service program for young adults extending around the Northern California region. She views th...

Humans of Harker: The spirit of competition

Humans of Harker: The spirit of competition

by Nina Gee, Winged Post Design Editor

November 16, 2019

Ask anyone at Harker if they know Giovanni “Gio” Rofa (12). Chances are, they'll describe him as one of three things: a great friend, a star basketball player or someone as hard-working as he is competitive. Naturally, the traits go hand-in-hand.  "He's been my teammate for four years now, a...

Humans of Harker: Blazing his own trail

Humans of Harker: Blazing his own trail

by Eric Fang, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

November 15, 2019

Wearing a black “thrasher” hoodie and navy blue sweatpants, Henry Cuningham (12) allows himself to sink back into his seat while talking about the latest anime he has begun watching. Despite his joking personality, Henry likes to keep things low-key. For example, not many know that Henry has not on...

Humans of Harker: On par with life

Humans of Harker: On par with life

by Arushi Saxena, Winged Post News Editor

November 11, 2019

Amazing golfer. Warm and charismatic teammate. Resilient and focused athlete. When asked about Katelyn, these are common responses. While Katelyn’s skills on the golf course are undeniable, it’s the application of what she’s learned from the game in the world around her that makes her unique. T...

Humans of Harker: Presence on and off the stage

Humans of Harker: Presence on and off the stage

by Emily Tan, Asst. Features Editor

November 9, 2019

Clad in a spring green polo and suspender set, Joel Morel (12) bounces across the stage, raising his eyebrows and smiling from ear to ear during upper school choir Downbeat’s performance of “Na na na” by Pentatonix at the 69th Annual Family and Alumni Picnic. Energy and excitement flow through his...

Humans of Harker: The Good Host

Humans of Harker: The Good Host

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter

November 8, 2019

Absentmindedly twisting the thin gold jewelry adorning her fingers and neck in delicate chains and swirling roses, Grace Hajjar (12) recalls the story behind each piece: the baptism necklace from her aunt and the simple thin ring from a close friend are all gifts from the loving Lebanese community t...

Humans of Harker: Calling the shots

Humans of Harker: Calling the shots

by Srinath Somasundaram, Opinion Editor

November 7, 2019

Henry Wiese (12) leans forward, aligning his back parallel to the sides of his computer screen, poised to call his team’s final strategy in a game of Overwatch. A mash of keys and a flurry of mouse clicks ensue, and, with repeated micro-adjustments to the plan voiced through his headset, his team c...

Humans of Harker: Stringing together

Humans of Harker: Stringing together

by Arya Maheshwari, Aquila Co-Managing Editor

November 6, 2019

The neon Penn tennis ball rebounds sharply between the flat racket and the ground, its every movement guided by a rapid impulse from the vibrating Wilson strings. With his headphones on and his head swaying, Mihir Sharma (12) carefully lowers the racket, speeding up the ball’s bouncing, before raisi...

Humans of Harker: Just go crazy

Humans of Harker: Just go crazy

by Sara Yen, Features Editor

November 4, 2019

Clicks from her black Doc Martens hitting the pavement resound as Jin Tuan (12) confidently struts down the path between the RPAC and Main Office. A floral velvet button-up tucked into ripped black jeans peeks out from her lengthy trench coat. Although her hands are buried in the deep pockets of her coat...

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