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Stories from quarantine: “The outfit I never wore”

A collection of flat lays taken to share the outfits student journalists would have worn these last three months if not in quarantine.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Varsha Rammohan, and Aditya Singhvi

May 25, 2020

Over the last week, members of Harker Journalism dug through their closets to pull out outfits and accessories they haven't touched since quarantine started—a glimmer of normalcy in a time of uncertainty and change. These images showcase the styles, fashions and trends of our yearbook and newspaper...

Stories from quarantine: A game night to remember

Even though I spent every day at home with them, the only time my family congregated, if ever, was for short dinners. These game nights made me appreciate my family more and realize that a 15 minute dinner is not a sufficient amount of time with them. 

by Lavanya Subramanian

April 28, 2020

Faded primary colors fill the different pictures and numbers on the six cards in my hand. In front of me, more cards lay stacked on top of each other, each with a different word written in a black graffiti font. I unknowingly toy with the fraying edge of one of my cards as I watch my dad contemplate h...

Stories from quarantine: A rainy spring

I found the perfect route that gave me the right amount of exercise and provided the most scenic views. It made me feel closer to my neighborhood. 

by Olivia Guo, Humans of Harker profiler

April 22, 2020

Glimmering drops of water hang off the bottom of my clear umbrella as I walk along Villa Drive, leaves crackling under my shoes. This was a street I had grown accustomed to on my many walks during spring break. A crisp, frigid air hits me as a nostalgic scent of wet asphalt permeates the air, the gentle l...

Stories from quarantine: Hiking into the woods

Hiking is a family tradition: whether we are away on vacation or right outside my house, my family and I frequently explore our surroundings. Wildlife takes the opportunity to come out, and I see more creatures than I ever have before.

by Anika Mani, TALON Reporter

April 21, 2020

Surrounded by the tall, lush green redwood trees, I stroll through the empty woods. The sun peeks out of one of few clouds in the sky and warms the crisp air. Swarms of bees buzz, and a soft breeze rustles the leaves producing the familiar sound of spring that I have not heard in a while. It’s the pe...

Stories from quarantine: Our pandemic essentials

A collection of flat lays taken to share the essential items keeping student journalists safe, healthy and happy during their time at home.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil, Varsha Rammohan, and Irina Malyugina

April 20, 2020

Both yearbook and newspaper staffs spent time creating their own pandemic flat lays, an array of the essentials that are keeping them safe, healthy and happy during this time. Take a peek at student journalists' must-haves during quarantine: these photos include everything from journals and cookbooks...

Stories from quarantine: Euphoria

In quarantine, we just have ourselves. So I used my time in isolation to see if I could do it all: be both model and photographer.

by Anoushka Buch, TALON Student Life and Conservatory Editor

April 19, 2020

Dappled in yellow lighting and adorned with chunky sparkles, a face looks up to a point beyond the camera. The expression is hard-to-read: it’s not emotionless, yet it lacks the extremity of the banal emotions we know — happiness, sadness, anger. The events that transpired over the course of this year’s spri...

Finding a new fun: discovering hobbies during quarantine

Students have found creative outlets to spend their extra time stuck inside during quarantine, ranging from playing an instrument to BMX biking.

by Sabrina Zhu, Reporter

April 17, 2020

As she gently presses on the strings with one hand, Arissa Huda (9) strums her acoustic Hohner guitar with the other, playing a version of Selena Gomez and Kygo’s “It Ain’t Me.” She smiles and nods her head to the music, which has quickly become her new hobby and form of escape during this peri...

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