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Music Monday: Study with Aquila

Music Monday is a new installation featuring a different category of songs on a weekly basis. Each Monday, Harker

by Varsha Rammohan and Alysa Suleiman

October 19, 2020

Music Monday is a new installation featuring a different category of songs on a weekly basis. Each Monday, Harker Aquila will release a new playlist of seven songs. Each song correlates to one day of the week, and each individual song can be found below the playlist. This week’s theme is study music...

Upper school recommends recreational reading, escapism at its finest

The upper school’s reading aficionados and literary circles have gathered their resources to reinforce the benefits and delights of recreational reading and help everyone realize their own reader within.

by Alysa Suleiman, A&E Editor

October 10, 2020

For a split second, a delicate page of leaf-thin paper sits between the pads of my thumb and forefinger, before gently fluttering down like a blossom petal onto the previous page. My fingertips gently caress the ink and paper, but my eyes hungrily devour the story behind each word. As the golden rays o...

Television series adapt to COVID-19

As the coronavirus pandemic has created a series of changes, television series have adapted to production changes, added coronavirus pandemic to storylines, and introduced new COVID-19 documentaries. Even with many changes and additions to TV series, many viewers have enjoyed and are looking forward to their favorite television programs.

by Sally Zhu, Humans of Harker Profiler

October 5, 2020

Since shelter-in-place began across the country in early March, the entertainment industry has changed filming methods to adhere to social distancing. Even with many changes and additions to TV series, many viewers have enjoyed and are looking forward to their favorite television programs.  Reali...

The 2020 Emmys projected levity without masking reality

The primetime Emmys, held to recognize outstanding work in American primetime entertainment programming, was the first major awards ceremony to occur during this new normal.

by Varsha Rammohan, Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2020

Interns in hazmat suits, cardboard cut-outs of celebrities and an empty Staples Center. Last week’s Emmy Awards were anything but a vivid depiction of how the coronavirus pandemic has infiltrated every corner of our known world, even seemingly glamorous Hollywood. The primetime Emmys, held to recognize outst...

“Art has prevailed”: Performing arts prepare versions of shows depending on COVID-19

The Conservatory program held its virtual kick-off on Aug. 26, introducing an unusual year for the arts. “When we had one day to turn around and teach online, it was such an unknown,” said Susan Nace, vocal music teacher and director of Camerata and Cantilena. “Where we are now, it's not as scary, and we're seeing a lot of possibilities because we don't have that fear holding us back.”

by Sara Yen, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

September 8, 2020

The end of last year was a devastating time for much of the upper school performing arts department. Both the orchestra trip to Carnegie Hall and the spring musical “Damn, Yankees” were canceled due to COVID-19’s seeming wrath.  Yet, performing arts quickly rebounded and held a video release ...

“Hollywood pioneer”: Chadwick Boseman leaves a permanent legacy

Boseman’s short but legendary career acts as a mere stepping stone to a broader movement of Black artists, actors and creators as they pave their way in Hollywood. With every project he undertook, Boseman redefined the landscape as a Black trailblazer.

by Alysa Suleiman, A&E Editor

September 6, 2020

A superhero. Darting through the streets of Seoul, Korea in a sleek black vibranium suit, his lightning-quick punches delivering with the force of thunder.  The Black Panther.   Although the fictional world of Wakanda existed within comic books and movies, Chadwick Boseman led his life as the pe...

White privilege is still white privilege, intentional or not

I could never personally relate to any of the struggles [Lana del Rey] pens down in her poetic lyrics, but enhancing the severity of her own battle scars by rubbing salt into the wounds of others was a petulant move, lacking both empathy and respect.

by Alysa Suleiman, A&E Editor

May 30, 2020

“He hit me and it felt like a kiss”: a controversial line from popular indie artist Lana Del Rey’s 2014 song “Ultraviolence.” Although Del Rey’s lyrics sprawl her raw emotions in poetic lyrics, listeners will not be hearing a rise-above-the-challenge, time-to-fight-back message of female empowerment t...

Latest Netflix hit “Never Have I Ever” is a cultural reset for Hollywood

As I watched the bare exposure of my culture to millions of often judgmental eyes, I felt an inner desire to perfectly relate to Devi’s experience. I am also a second-generation Indian high schooler in California, home to a family that shares many of the same values as those of Devi’s mother. “Never Have I Ever” proves many of the “true” stereotypes right while ignoring some others.

by Varsha Rammohan, Managing Editor

May 9, 2020

The opening scene of the current #1 show on Netflix, “Never Have I Ever,” is enough to make colossal waves in a pool of Hollywood diversity, or rather lack thereof. Lead protagonist Devi Vishwakumar is seen praying to a shrine of Hindu gods on her first day of sophomore year, asking for a seeming...

At home and entertained: Movies and TV shows to watch during shelter-in-place

At home and entertained: Movies and TV shows to watch during shelter-in-place

by Lakshmi Mulgund, TALON Reporter

May 4, 2020

While we are all stuck at home with the continuing shelter-in-place order, TV shows and movies have emerged as essential sources of entertainment for everyone. Here is a selection of four of the best ones to watch, ranging from comedies to dramas to romance, that are sure to spice up your day! EMMA ...

Movie review: The simplicity of “Amélie”

Movie review: The simplicity of “Amélie”

by Arely Sun, Co-Lifestyle Editor

April 26, 2020

An old blind man staggers near a curb, poking his cane at the street below. The camera zooms in on a quirky French girl’s bob-haircut-framed face as she steps up to take his arm to guide him across the bustling road. They bumpily weave through the crowd, zipping past colorful shops. Her sing-song v...

Album review: “Changes” for the worse or the better?

An edit of Justin Bieber's

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter

March 12, 2020

The year is 2010. In a Youtube video online, stage lights flood the arena, filling the screen, as electric guitars, bases and drums crash to the beat of the swelling music. The beat drops, and the arena pulses with the heartbeat of the thousands of fans in the audience, belting out the lyrics in uniso...

Best of year: Movies from the past, present and future

From top to bottom: Movie posters from the films

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter

February 20, 2020

Looking Forward to in 2020 To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You Following Netflix’s extremely popular “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” this sequel follows the unintended mailing of love letters and explores Lara Jean and Peter’s blossoming relationship. Hilarious and with all the r...

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