The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

As a Chinese-American, I initially admired BTS as a beacon of Asian representation in America. But with “Dynamite,” BTS directly negated these ideas, and I could no longer see them as positive figures for Asian representation.

“Dynamite” disappointment: Rise of English songs by BTS hurts Asian representation in the west

by Emma Gao, Reporter November 10, 2021

Blinding white lights illuminate the backs of the seven still silhouettes on stage, creating an almost halo-like glow. As the crowd chants their names and the first notes start playing, they hop out of...

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

Music Monday: Recap September songs with Aquila

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor September 27, 2021

Music Monday features a different category of songs on a weekly basis. Each Monday, Harker Aquila will release seven songs, one song for each day of the week.  The month of September has flown by,...

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

Music Monday: Applaud the 2021 Video Music Award winners with Aquila

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor September 12, 2021

Music Monday features a different category of songs on a weekly basis. Each Monday, Harker Aquila will release seven songs, one song for each day of the week.  The MTV 2021 Video Music Awards were...

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

Music Monday: Give thanks with Aquila

by Alysa Suleiman, A&E Editor November 16, 2020

Music Monday features a different category of songs on a weekly basis. Each Monday, Harker Aquila will release seven songs, one song for each day of the week. As Thanksgiving draws near and school transitions...

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

Music Monday: De-stress with Aquila

by Alysa Suleiman, A&E Editor November 9, 2020

Music Monday features a different category of songs on a weekly basis. Each Monday, Harker Aquila will release seven songs, one song for each day of the week. After a week of tension from watching and...

In the next few years, K-pop’s popularity can be expected to attain even greater heights worldwide: wider recognition of the K-pop industry and more meaningful interactions between both Western and Korean artists will follow.

The rise of K-pop: crossing over to the Western market

by Michelle Liu, Winged Post Design Editor October 28, 2020

BTS and Nicki Minaj. Blackpink and Cardi B. These artists hail from opposite sides of the world, yet their names stand right next to each other under the titles of a recent series of crossovers between...

Bops and beats: new styles of music find a loyal following among students

by Alysa Suleiman, Sports Reporter November 15, 2019

A long-time form of entertainment and an integral part of various cultures, music is a physical and emotional documentation of society’s evolving trends, styles and mindsets. Music has given birth to...

Helens BTS Podcast

Helen’s BTS Podcast

by Helen Yang, Reporter May 14, 2019

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...

Charlotte Blanc (11) executed a stag leap with her arms out while performing a self choreographed jazz-contemporary piece for Hoscars. In just 14 acts and one hour, around 80 student performers sang, danced and magicked their way into the hearts and memories of the Harker community during Hoscars on March 8.

A backstage look of Harker’s most diverse and well-loved performance

by Esha Gohil, Reporter March 24, 2019

Swarms of singers from various choral groups exit the stage, having finished a playful Harker themed rendition of the song “Seasons of Love” from the musical “Rent”. As the show ended,  senior...

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