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Harsitha Kalaiarasan: Design Editor

Harsitha Kalaiarasan, Design Editor

Hi there! My name is Harsitha Kalaiarasan and this fall marks my third year on staff and my fourth (and last) year in high school. Both the publication and I have undergone major transformations in the past year; I am eager to see how we will both continue to evolve in parallel these coming months. My first year on staff was when I rediscovered my love for writing. I loved the excitement and intensity of deadline week, and on bad days, how to rationalize my stress. There was- and still is- an enthusiasm within me for reporting the unheard and unnoticed. But I also take pleasure in the writing of less weighty things that characterize my community. Through hurricanes, shootings, politics, pep rallies, dances, football games, the significance of awareness emerged clear to me. Therein lies the importance of journalism: getting the facts out to the people, so they can be well informed global citizens with developed opinions (and hopefully empathy as well). Last year I filled the role of Feature Chief. This year, I am exploring the flip side of my inner journalist as the Design Editor, teaching and overseeing new staffers in designing pages, as well as producing pages of our print publication. Outside writing, I am a passionate tennis player, a yellow belt in Taekwondo, an avid reader, a lover of the Spanish language, and a proud plant mom. I thrive when I spend time doing non-academic things; passing the seasons with my plants, picking up a new language, or exercising are all ways I stay rooted and in my best shape to contribute to our wonderful paper. 

 

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DIAGNOSIS. In the new Netflix series, Diagnosis gives a glimpse of medicine's future. Inspired by The New York Times, the series introduces the public to the age-old idea of undiagnosable patients, which adds quality to the series. 

“Diagnosis”

January 28, 2020
MULTIFACETED. Harte is picture on the left performing with the Aves Theatre program. “I consider one's character to be far more important than how their traits match those of a traditional, ‘ideal’ man. Also, very few people in my life care much about appearing particularly masculine or tough,” said Harte. 

Harte stays true to self

September 5, 2019
Max Bath, 9

Max Bath, 9

May 17, 2019
Anupama Narayana, 11

Anupama Narayana, 11

April 16, 2019
Reagan Becker, 10

Reagan Becker, 10

March 8, 2019
Eddie Wade, 12

Eddie Wade, 12

February 11, 2019
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[PHOTO] Yash Singh, 11

January 28, 2019
Helen Sotropa,12

Helen Sotropa,12

December 18, 2018
Nov. 14 was Senior Sign Day. Six athletes signed to continue playing their sport at the collegiate level. Two twins signed to Marian University.

Athletes sign for future

November 19, 2018
Catherine Hanisch, 11

Catherine Hanisch, 11

November 15, 2018
Grace Berlier, 11

Grace Berlier, 11

October 11, 2018
Grace Mirande, 11

Grace Mirande, 11

October 2, 2018
Mayu Fukuda, 10

Mayu Fukuda, 10

May 3, 2018
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Harsitha Kalaiarasan