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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

“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...

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on Sunday at the L.A. Live complex. Here’s to the 73rd Emmys, and congratulations to the winners! 

Agree or disagree? Reactions to the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor September 24, 2021

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted on Sunday evening at the L.A. Live complex, sent home numerous television shows with a variety of awards: some deserved, and some I would have awarded… differently....

“Becoming is a 421 page memoir by former first lady Michelle Obama that was first published on Nov. 13, 2018. Obama is also the author of “American Grown.

Politics, race, family: Michelle Obama shares her challenges and triumphs in “Becoming”

by Lucy Ge, Winged Post News Editor April 9, 2021

Lucy's ranking: ★★★★★ As I flipped through the first pages of Michelle Obama’s memoir, “Becoming,” I felt as if Obama herself was sitting next to me, speaking directly to me in a candid,...

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life is a 274 page novel by Anne Lamott that was first published on May 5, 1994. Lamott is also the author of Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Sons First Year, Traveling Mercies and
Almost Everything: Notes on Hope.

Taking flight: Discovering a candid, transformative message in “Bird by Bird”

by Arya Maheshwari, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief March 26, 2021

Arya's ranking: ★★★★☆ Weaving witty dialogue together with honest reflection, “Bird by Bird: Some Instructions to Writing and Life" surveys the realities of writing and its extensions to...

Movie review: The simplicity of “Amélie”

Movie review: The simplicity of “Amélie”

by Arely Sun, Co-Lifestyle Editor April 26, 2020

An old blind man staggers near a curb, poking his cane at the street below. The camera zooms in on a quirky French girl’s bob-haircut-framed face as she steps up to take his arm to guide him across the...

Two MOD Classics, the Tristan and Jasper. With pizzas made on demand at MOD Pizza, customers can either choose from Classics or build their own pizza, with a diverse array of toppings, sauces, cheeses and crusts to choose from.

Hungry? Ready to MOD?

by Lauren Liu and Amruta Dharmapurikar March 2, 2020

In the midst of a bustling street — cars blurring past, people scurrying to and fro, high heels clacking like ice cubes in a glass — a pop of red illuminates the gray hue of buildings. This red belongs...

Kumar and an employee chat with a customer. The restaurant is named after Kumars late brother-in-law, Avatar Ubhi.

Avatar’s matches dishes to customers’ needs

by Prameela Kottapalli, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief August 31, 2018

There's a restaurant in Sausalito, CA, on the bottom floor of a grey building. To the casual passer-by, the exterior appears to be a nondescript storefront, a blue overhang sporting the establishment name–...

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