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Helen’s BTS Podcast

Helen’s BTS Podcast

by Helen Yang, Reporter

May 14, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Multimedia, Online Exclusive, Podcasts

In her new podcast, senior Helen Yang dives into the basics of getting into BTS, the Korean boy group that has sparked an international craze, drawing many into the world of K-pop. Also known as Bangtan Sonyeondan, BTS is a seven-member South Korean boy band created in 2013 under the company Big...

Jock of All Trades: #2

Jock of All Trades: #2

by Vishnu Kannan, Muthu Panchanatham, and Kushal Shah

April 21, 2019


Filed under Audio, Entertainment, Kick back with Kushal, Multimedia, Online Exclusive, Podcasts, Sports

From Harker Aquila, Jock of All Trades is a sports podcast by Kushal Shah (10), Muthu Panchanatham (9), and Vishnu Kannan (9). This edition features an in-depth discussion regarding the NBA playoffs, predictions for the top-five picks of the NFL Draft, and an exclusive interview with Harker Athletics...

91st Oscars awards diverse collection of art and artists

91st Oscars awards diverse collection of art and artists

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

February 25, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, News, Online Exclusive

From “Green Book” to “Black Panther,” Olivia Coleman to Hannah Beachler and Alfonso Cuarón to Spike Lee, the 91st annual Academy Awards recognized a wide array of artists and films last night at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, leaving many viewers conflicted about the results. Peter Farrelly’s...

Crazy Rich RepresentAsian: Crazy Rich Asians sets a new benchmark for Asian portrayal in popular media

Crazy Rich RepresentAsian: Crazy Rich Asians sets a new benchmark for Asian portrayal in popular media

by Gloria Zhang and Nina Gee

September 3, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Lifestyle, Winged Post

Before the classic high school plot of “The D.U.F.F” was “Mean Girls”, and before “Mean Girls” was “Clueless”. Before the romantic musical of “La La Land” was “Singin’ In the Rain”. Before the fake-relationship narrative of “The Proposal” was “How to Lose a Guy in 10 ...

Album Review: Soft Friday by the Coves

Album Review: Soft Friday by the Coves

by Elisabeth Siegel, Winged Post News Editor

September 5, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyle, Online Exclusive

The indie duo Coves (Beck Wood, vocals, and John Ridgard, instruments) released its debut album "Soft Friday" through the German label Nettwerk on Sept. 2. Featuring a blend of influences ranging from bands like Tame Impala and Phil Spector as well as the genre of psychedelic rock, "Soft Friday" has...

Movies to watch this summer

Movies to watch this summer

by Trisha Dwivedi, Reporter

May 18, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyle, Winged Post

“The Fault in Our Stars”, directed by Josh Boone, releases on June 6, 2014. Rated PG-13, this comedy-drama film stars Ansel Elgort as Augustus and Shailene Woodley as Hazel. Based off of the book, “The Fault in Our Stars” is narrated by Hazel, a 16-year-old cancer patient, whose parents make...

XSCAPE is the rebirth of Michael Jackson, the King of Pop

XSCAPE is the rebirth of Michael Jackson, the King of Pop

by Varun Baldwa, TALON Reporter

May 9, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyle, Online Exclusive, Uncategorized

From his unique dance moves to his renowned pop music, Michael Jackson always kept his audience entertained. Ever since his death on June 25, 2009, fans have been longing for the King of Pop’s return. Epic Records, an American record label associated with Sony, announced the official release of XSCAP...

Phantogram “voices” its return

by Allison Sun, Aquila Features Editor & Webmaster

March 15, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyle, Winged Post

With meshed layers of resonating synths and sensual vocals, the music of New-York based electronic band Phantogram crafts a multidimensional ambience that truly reflects its name, defined as two-dimensional images that appear three-dimensional. Its latest album, Voices, is no exception.  Released on...

Emerging female musicians to look out for this year

Emerging female musicians to look out for this year

by Juhi Gupta, Multimedia Editor

March 14, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyle, Online Exclusive

In honor of March’s title as “Music in our Schools” month and “National Women’s History Month,” here are five not-to-be-missed tracks from new and upcoming female artists. Follow the Spotify playlist above to hear Aquila’s top picks for tracks showcasing the talent of both established femal...

Online Celebrities: YouTube stars on the rise

Online Celebrities: YouTube stars on the rise

by Alexis Gauba, Reporter

March 12, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyle, Winged Post

From makeup gurus to video game commentators, YouTube has given rise to a plethora of stars, creating a new celebrity culture. As a popular video sharing service, which provides a platform where anyone can post videos, YouTube presents the opportunity for anyone to achieve fame by simply uploading a c...

In a Nutshell: Snowcap Cookies

In a Nutshell: Snowcap Cookies

by Fred Chang and Priscilla Pan

February 27, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, In a Nutshell, Lifestyle, Online Exclusive

Now, what’s better than a chocolate cookie? That’s right, one covered in SNOW! (We realize this is a bit late seasonally, but in honor of the driest ski-week in a while, we present our own homemade snow.) Recipe (Inspired by Chef John): Notes Difficulty: Medium Length: 30 minutes prep + 1 hour setting  = around 1.5 hours Keep in...

4 ways to sleep better

4 ways to sleep better

by Maya Jeyendran

February 26, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyle, Online Exclusive

Because stress and high workloads pervade the student body, it is important to sleep wellevery single night. To sleep well and prepare for a hectic school day, use these simple tips to ensure a refreshing night of sleep. Put Electronics Away It is no secret that electronics provide a large distraction for s...

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