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The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Immediately after its release on Sept. 17, the show encountered overwhelming success. In fact, “Squid Game” is the only Korean series to reach first place on Netflix’s top 10 most-viewed global chart, surpassing the combined views on any other streaming network according to content analytics research firm Diesel Labs.

‘Squid Game’ rolls dice on life

by Alena Suleiman, Reporter December 15, 2021

“Hello, sir.” A man in a suit holding a briefcase settles down in the empty spot next to you. “Would you like to play a game with me?” You give the man a once-over, questioning his profession....

Chess master Beth Harmon concentrates over a chess board of pieces and pills. Netflix limited series The Queens Gambit broke numerous viewership records and won 11 Emmy awards.

“The Queen’s Gambit” television show breaks records, blending glamour with genius

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor October 17, 2021

When Netflix’s original series “The Queen’s Gambit” launched on Oct. 23, 2020, I didn’t watch the show right away. Over the following weeks, the cover image of a young woman with bright orange...

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.

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

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...

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