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In honor of Miyazaki’s final film, “The Boy and the Heron,” which released Friday, here’s a list of my favorite Ghibli films to introduce viewers to the magical adventures that await in the Ghibli world.

Friday Five: Studio Ghibli films

by Charlize Wang, Assistant Opinions Editor December 8, 2023

I never enjoyed animated movies. The shallow dialogue, cliché themes and predictable storylines offered little substance to fulfill my imaginative mind.  My interest in animation only began when I...

At first bite, my worries melt away as the beauty of these sweets shine through and overshadow any lingering feelings of regret. And with that, here are my top five favorite Harker lunchtime treats of all time.

Friday Five: Harker desserts

by Mia Tang, Reporter December 1, 2023

After devouring delicious, savory lunch foods, I often find myself craving a sugary dessert to cleanse away the undesirable aftertastes of marinara and the like. Often, I choose to seek out a package of...

With all the new apps out there, its easy to forget about the classics that once brought us so much joy.

Friday Five: Best Childhood Mobile Games

by Ashley Mo, Reporter October 6, 2023

Do you ever find yourself mindlessly scrolling through the same few apps on your phone, craving something else to explore? I know I do. Whether your go-to app is TikTok, BeReal or Instagram, sometimes...

Friday Five: Non-coffee Starbucks drinks

Friday Five: Non-coffee Starbucks drinks

by Disha Gupta, Reporter September 15, 2023

As soon as school ends, Harker students trek to the Starbucks at the corner of the Lion Food Center in flocks, filling the cafe with streams of constant conversation. If you are like me, your parents...

For some, the feeling of stress helps motivate them into studying more. For me, it’s a ticking time bomb that’s ready to explode at any moment, which is why I look for ways to relax and reduce any nervousness.

Friday Five: Ways to relax before APs

by Vika Gautham, Co-Features Editor April 28, 2023

Advanced Placement (AP) tests. Standardized exams that quantify how well you’ve mastered certain content pertaining to a specific subject. To me, a nightmare that I don’t want to think about. As APs...

An illustration representing various motifs in some of Edgar Allan Poes most famous poems. Many regard Poe as the greatest poet to ever live.

Friday Five: Poe(ms)

by Jonathan Xue, Humans of Harker Profiler March 8, 2023

Edgar Allan Poe died of consumption. But even a century and a half later, his works continue to gnaw at me; their biting twists and subtle nuance are truly captivating. Each poem he writes is layered with...

An illustration of a can of Harkers Condensed Tomato Soup. Harker Aquilas assistant opinions editor Jessica Wang shares a ranking of the best five soups.

Friday Five: A definitive soup ranking

by Jessica Wang, Assistant Opinions Editor January 20, 2023

It's believed that the first bowl of soup was prepared around 20,000 B.C. However, my most poignant memory regarding soup is closer to 2022 A.D. It was a fateful Tuesday. For lunch that day, we were served...

Here are some of my favorite childhood Disney channel shows ranked mainly on nostalgia. While I always poke fun at the poor special effects, awkward scenes and underdeveloped plots in Disney shows, I would love nothing more than to rewind time and sit on the ground of my living room to watch these shows again for the first time.

Friday Five: Disney channel shows

by Kinnera Mulam, Reporter January 28, 2022

“And you’re watching Disney Channel!” My eyes remained glued to the screen as various actors and actresses traced out the Disney logo with a sparkly blue wand, my ears blocking out the pots and...

Santa, Cant You Hear Me plays on Spotify as a wrap on the holiday season. Assistant news editor Ananya Sriram offers her top five holiday song picks.

Friday Five: Holiday songs

by Ananya Sriram, Assistant News Editor January 7, 2022

“10, nine, eight, seven, six …” I hear, as the broadcast of the famous Times Square New Years eve ball drop plays on my television screen. When the clock hits zero, a wave of cheers erupts, prompting...

I flip through an array of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. Although some of the films lack top-notch, logical writing and center around almost all white male heroes, the continuity between them make the MCU immersive and somewhat addictive.

Friday Five: Marvel Cinematic Universe movies

by Arely Sun, Aquila Co-Managing Editor December 3, 2021

I’ve been a huge Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) fan since my friend persuaded me to start a MCU marathon with “Iron Man” in eighth grade. Within the next few months, I powered through all the movies,...

Sofia Mohammed, Sarah Mohammeds little sister, chooses a bright assortment of emojis to send in a text to her mother. This weeks Friday Five presents Sarahs top five emojis.

Friday Five: Emojis

by Sarah Mohammed, Features Editor November 13, 2021

Emojis pepper my texts. Whether I’m chatting with a friend, talking to my parents, or communicating with classmates for a group project, I find myself returning to these bite-sized morsels of love, laughter...

In honor of Taylor Swift’s recording of her album “Red” next Friday, today I will present my top five Taylor Swift songs of all time — from debut to “evermore” and “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” and everything in between.

Friday Five: Taylor Swift

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor November 5, 2021

In honor of Taylor Swift’s recording of her album “Red” next Friday, today I will present my top five Taylor Swift songs of all time — from debut to “evermore” and :Fearless (Taylor’s Version)"...

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