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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...

Humans of Harker: Organized chaos

Humans of Harker: Organized chaos

by Varsha Rammohan, Co-Managing Editor

January 12, 2020

Dressed in a bright red Harker CTF sweatshirt and blue jeans, Bennett Liu (12) dumps out the contents of his backpack on the chilly Nichols Hall floor. Out tumbles a copy of V for Vendetta, a tangled pair of earphones and a pack of blue floral tape, to name a few.  Bennett’s wild assortment of objec...

Humans of Harker: Pushing limits

Humans of Harker: Pushing limits

by Aditya Singhvi, Co-Sports Editor

January 12, 2020

As he leans back on a couch in the Nichols Rotunda, one leg crossed over the other, a sparkle emerges in his eyes and his usually-deep voice reaches a pitch of child-like wonder, unable to contain his excitement. Mouth curving into an ecstatic smile, he motions with his hands as he blurts “It's also...

Humans of Harker: Lead and learn

Humans of Harker: Lead and learn

by Nilisha Baid, TALON Organizations, People and Social Media Editor

January 11, 2020

Freshmen and sophomores swarm to Ishaan Chandra (12) during DECA’s Silicon Valley Career Development Conference (SVCDC). Ranging from “Where’s the bathroom?” to questions about the event, they bombard him with questions. Armed with snacks and information about the event, Ishaan remains an is...

Humans of Harker: Learning art

Humans of Harker: Learning art

by Irene Yuan, Asst. Photo Editor

January 11, 2020

Black and white sketches cover a wall of the room, the scenes carefully drawn without smudging the graphite lines. Clipped to an easel in the corner of the room opposite from the windows is a black and white printout of a woman. Next to the printout, blue tape borders a large white paper on the ease...

Humans of Harker: Coding for a cause

Humans of Harker: Coding for a cause

by Nilisha Baid, TALON Organizations, People and Social Media Editor

January 10, 2020

Eighth and ninth grade students dash across the San Jose Public Library's community room, racing to write down the next line of code in a series. Cheering in excitement, each team aims to complete their task faster than the other three, striving to win the candy that comes with first place. Eventually, t...

Humans of Harker: Built for the job

Humans of Harker: Built for the job

by Mark Hu, Winged Post STEM Editor

January 9, 2020

Standing next to an intricate machine, fit with rubber rollers and metal bars running up and down the sides, Sanjay Rajasekharan (12) fiddles with a large battery that powers the entire robot. He smoothly yanks out a red and black cord, and firmly attaches a recharged battery in its place. As techni...

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