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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

An illustration of the debate between subtitles and dubs for foreign language film, represented by Japanese anime characters Tanjiro Kamado and Zenitsu Agatsuma from Demon Slayer. Often, fans of foreign shows take a strong stance on one or the other for their optimal viewing experience.

Subtitles vs. dubbing: Lost in translation?

by Ella Yee, Co-News Editor November 9, 2022

Harker Aquila · Aquila Audible of "Subtitles vs. dubbing: Lost in translation?" When Netflix released “Squid Game” last September, viewers immediately raved about the Korean television show’s...

This is the third installment of “Working Title,” a podcast where staff member Rachel Ning shares her thoughts on select films and the film industry. In this episode, Rachel discusses the hidden gem The Double, a 2013 film, and its connection with the duality of man. 

Working Title: ‘Elvis’ and why it falls flat

by Rachel Ning, TALON Business & PDA Manager September 2, 2022

This is the fifth installment of “Working Title,” a podcast where staff member Rachel Ning shares her thoughts on select films and the film industry. In this episode, Rachel discusses the recent film...

This is the third installment of “Working Title,” a podcast where staff member Rachel Ning shares her thoughts on select films and the film industry. In this episode, Rachel discusses the hidden gem The Double, a 2013 film, and its connection with the duality of man. 

Working Title: ‘The Double’ and the duality of man

by Rachel Ning, TALON Organizations Editor May 2, 2022

This is the fourth installment of “Working Title,” a podcast where staff member Rachel Ning shares her thoughts on select films and the film industry. In this episode, Rachel discusses the hidden gem...

This is the third installment of “Working Title,” a podcast where staff member Rachel Ning shares her thoughts on select films and the film industry. In this episode, Rachel presents and explains her reactions to this years Academy Awards. 

Working Title: Reactions to Academy Awards 2022

by Rachel Ning, TALON Organizations Editor March 31, 2022

This is the third installment of “Working Title,” a podcast where staff member Rachel Ning shares her thoughts on select films and the film industry. In this episode, Rachel presents and explains her...

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

Music Monday: Adventure into fantastical worlds with Aquila

by Sally Zhu and Lavanya Subramanian January 10, 2022

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.  What’s the best way to step outside...

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” opened in theaters on Sept. 3 and instantly began to break records: first Marvel movie released exclusively in theaters since 2019, highest Labor Day box office opening, first Marvel movie to feature an Asian lead hero. It received 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, bringing it to fifth place out of all 25 Marvel movies according to the Tomatometer, tied with “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

Movie review: “Shang-Chi” makes waves as first Asian Marvel superhero movie

by Arely Sun, Aquila Co-Managing Editor September 30, 2021

As a Chinese American accustomed to seeing Asian faces excluded from blockbuster movies, I never thought I would see the quintessential Marvel theme song fade into a shot full of Chinese characters; I...

Seniors Ruya Ozveren, Alex Kumar, and Vaishnavi Murari sing in the closing scene of the spring musical Les Misérables with the entire cast on March 19. Unlike the format of the Fall Play and Student Directed Showcase (SDS), Performing Arts Director Laura Lang-Ree converted the musical into a movie, where multiple video angles are used and the audio is recorded beforehand.

It’s a wrap: “Les Miz” cast to release movie production of Spring Musical

by Aastha Mangla and Michelle Liu April 7, 2021

As the third theater performance following the start of the pandemic, "Les Misérables" hints at hope in a time of loss and revolution. To bring this story to life, the cast and crew of the Spring Musical...

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