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Humans of Harker: Broadening horizons

Humans of Harker: Broadening horizons

by Nilisha Baid, Asst. Business Manager and Social Media Editor

March 18, 2019


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The air filled with chatter and silverware tapping against plates, Enya Lu (12) describes how she rushes around a restaurant as a busser. Beginning at 5 p.m. folding napkins, drying dishes, and arranging tables, she later switches to helping out the waiters and clearing tables until 10 or 11 p.m. Over...

Humans of Harker: Cultivating communities

Humans of Harker: Cultivating communities

by Esha Gohil, Reporter

March 17, 2019


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Her highlighted hair glows in the sun, matching the bright smile that spreads across her face as she tells her friends a playful story that makes them all burst into laughter. It’s almost impossible to miss her, from her spirited shouts and countless jokes to her self proclaimed “Janice from ‘Fr...

Humans of Harker: Blazing a path forward

Humans of Harker: Blazing a path forward

by Jessie Wang, Reporter

March 16, 2019


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Jason Huang (12) grew serious as he told a story of visiting a run-down little village in the depths of rural China. He was seven or eight years old, and the village didn’t really have running electricity, and most houses didn’t even have access to clean water. That was his father’s home town,...

Humans of Harker: Driving towards satisfaction

Humans of Harker: Driving towards satisfaction

by Saloni Shah, Asst. Humans of Harker Editor

March 16, 2019


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Clad in a checkered blue shirt, looking relaxed and carefree, Oliver Doig (12) exudes charm and a laughter that fills the auditorium. His eyes twinkle with kindness, honesty, and loyalty as he leans back in his chair and explains a story. Oliver’s dry wit and funny jokes bring a smile to his friends’...

Humans of Harker: Steps and strokes

Humans of Harker: Steps and strokes

by Varsha Rammohan, Copy Editor

March 15, 2019


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“Marketing executive. New York City. Manhattan, proper Manhattan or Brooklyn Heights. Corner office with floor-to-ceiling windows.” Devanshi Mehta’s (12) dream career towers above her petite 5-foot-2-inch figure, highlighted by her outlets of self-expression through her blue-streaked hair and...

Humans of Harker: More than just an act

Humans of Harker: More than just an act

by Anthony Xu, TALON Co-Academics Editor

March 14, 2019


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With a cheerful grin on her face and a twinkle in her eyes, Neha Premkumar (12) recounts one of her most distinguishable memories as a young child. Fifth grade Neha was enjoying her time at the Harker Harvest Festival, standing by the snow cone machine to receive her blue raspberry shaved ice. Suddenly,...

Humans of Harker: Building chemistry

Humans of Harker: Building chemistry

by Mark Hu and Katherine Zhang

March 14, 2019


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Nishant Ravi (12) reclines on a bench outside Shah Hall, his chin resting on the palm of his hand as he considers the question at hand. The morning air is crisp, almost biting, but he seems relaxed and comfortable. The near-silence is broken by the clattering noise of the glass doors to Shah Hall...

Humans of Harker: Beauty in complexity

Humans of Harker: Beauty in complexity

by Olivia Guo, TALON Reporter

March 13, 2019


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Mixing bold colors together, Rithika Devarakonda (12) carves her palette knife across the blank canvas. Using the duality of the knife, she integrates both blended colors and edges within her work, creating dimension and texture. Following her peers, she started learning art at a young age, building...

Humans of Harker: Between the lines

Humans of Harker: Between the lines

by Helen Zhu, TALON Reporter

March 13, 2019


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Walking around campus, to and from the athletic center, Richard Wang (12) embodies the chill vibe with his carefree mindset. However, as he steps onto the basketball court, his demeanor shifts to one of seriousness and determination. He springs into action, every move made with precision and meaning. Having...

Humans of Harker: In search of creativity

Humans of Harker: In search of creativity

by Ritika Rajamani, TALON Reporter

March 12, 2019


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The chatter quiets down in the audience as the crowd settles in the Patil theater. Arushee Bhoja (12) feels the rush of adrenaline and calms herself with the thought of accomplishment. The feeling of pride overwhelms any doubt she has. Music has played a huge role in Arushee’s life. In sixth grade,...

Humans of Harker: Good sport

Humans of Harker: Good sport

by Eric Fang, News Editor

March 12, 2019


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Marcus Tymous (12) is no stranger to competitive sports. At the age of five, he started training gymnastics. Soon after, a family friend introduced him to running track. Then, at the age of six, he tried his hand in club football. Ever since these early introductions to competitive sports, Marcus...

Humans of Harker: Balance in performance

Humans of Harker: Balance in performance

by Alysa Su, Reporter

March 11, 2019


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Blending into the blur of students rushing to their second period class, Tiffany Zhao (12) makes her way towards the dance room to start practice with her team, the Harker Varsity Dance Team. To her peers, Tiffany is known first and foremost as a zealous dancer who exudes a vivacious energy in all aspects...

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