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Humans of Harker: Calendars for a cause

Humans of Harker: Calendars for a cause

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

June 21, 2019

Her calendar is filled with color coded events and reminders. On the far left desktop screen on her laptop, an array of multicolored sticky notes organizes different categories of to-dos and assignments. As she sits down for any meeting, she flips through list after list, keeping track of all of the...

Humans of Harker: Jack of all trades, master of fun

Humans of Harker: Jack of all trades, master of fun

by Prameela Kottapalli, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

June 4, 2019

Aside from hand-eye coordination, there is little that connects the elusive art of ocarina-playing with the fine motor skills that go into flipping a balisong, or butterfly knife. Pasta-making and woodworking both require creative flair, but one medium is pliable while the other is firm. Snowboarding...

Humans of Harker: Moving to the beat

Humans of Harker: Moving to the beat

by Nina Gee, Visuals Editor

June 4, 2019

This is the third installment of the Humans of Harker 2019 video series. Through this project, the Harker journalism program aims to tell the story of the senior class, one profile at a time. ...

Humans of Harker: Dueling with duality

Humans of Harker: Dueling with duality

by Ryan Guan and Kathy Fang

June 2, 2019

"Period six starts in 45 minutes at 10:50; may the exodus commence." A momentary confusion sweeps across the crowd of students and faculty at this unfamiliar deviation from his trademark line, before delighted laughter and the usual chatter break out once more. From finding alternative ways to...

Humans of Harker: Humanity in art

Humans of Harker: Humanity in art

by Heidi Zhang, TALON Editor-In-Chief

June 1, 2019

This is the second installment of the Humans of Harker 2019 video series. Through this project, the Harker journalism program aims to tell the story of the senior class, one profile at a time. ...

Humans of Harker: Curiosity beyond bounds

Humans of Harker: Curiosity beyond bounds

by Devanshi Mehta, TALON Editor-in-Chief

May 31, 2019

While Suraj Pakala ('19) on campus is notorious for being “the car guy” or sporting his black yeezys, something most don’t know about him is that it is his curiosity that drives his every action. Suraj’s dad, an important figure in Suraj’s life, gave him a piece of advice that has resonated...

Humans of Harker: Defying limits

Humans of Harker: Defying limits

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Asst. Sports Editor

May 30, 2019

When you hear the name “Kat Tian” uttered by underclassmen in the Main hallway, the words tend to be followed by reverent whispers of “Siemens Finalist,” “USAJMO qualifier” or even just the simple praise, “She’s smart.” Walk over to Nichols or Dobbins, and it is unsurprising to find...

Humans of Harker: Staying upbeat

Humans of Harker: Staying upbeat

by Mark Hu, Reporter

May 29, 2019

Whether he’s on the field playing volleyball during lunch or talking with friends, Keval Shah ('19) can be seen having fun while still managing his work. When he has free time in his AP English Literature class, his face lights up as he plays code games with his classmates, and he makes his classmates...

Humans of Harker: Process over product

Humans of Harker: Process over product

by Heidi Zhang, TALON Editor-In-Chief

May 28, 2019

Under the Shah staircase, Elizabeth Yang ('19) slowly and meticulously places sticky note after sticky note on the white walls underneath the Shah staircase. As the hours tick by, perfectly aligned columns of green, blue, purple and pink squares decorate the once-blank interior, creating an artistic...

Humans of Harker: Artistic apotheosis

Humans of Harker: Artistic apotheosis

by Jessie Wang, Reporter

May 24, 2019

Taylor Vaughan ('19) leans over a plaster-caked table in the sculpture room, gliding an exacto-knife over red sheet paper laid atop her graduation cap. With precise movements, she traces out detailed designs. For Taylor, art offers her a break from academic classes, and gives her a chance to use a...

Class of 2019 celebrates graduation at Mountain Winery

Class of 2019 celebrates graduation at Mountain Winery

by Nicole Tian, Emily Tan, and Sriya Batchu

May 24, 2019

With a sprawling backdrop of the Stevens Creek Preserve nestled among layers of lush hills, the Class of 2019 graduated yesterday at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga. Starting at 5 p.m, the ceremony lasted for two hours and include multiple performances and speakers, with members of the National Honor...

Humans of Harker: Diving deep

Humans of Harker: Diving deep

by Andrew Chang, TALON Co-Sports Editor

May 24, 2019

Feeling the rush of the sub-60 degree water through his ScubaPro bodysuit, Jack Dawson ('19) dives deep underwater under the slow-crashing waves of the Monterey Bay, contemplating which direction to go explore with his diving partner. Typically, he’s known for being a rowdy presence on campus, oft...

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