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What social apps are popular in different countries?

What social apps are popular in different countries?

Courtney Te, Staff Writer
April 30, 2017
Filed under A&E

In the 21st century, social media has taken over. Millions of people have integrated media apps and websites into their daily lives. Adults often talk about how millennials are always on their phone and on the internet, and with most cases, they’re right. But what exactly do teenagers spend all thei...

How safe is Uber?

How safe is Uber?

Yara Mohamed, staff writer
April 7, 2017
Filed under A&E

What happens when people want to go somewhere but have no transportation? Without a car, it’s hard to get around in most places. Taxis and cabs are available, but most millennials and high schoolers are not too familiar with them, and most would prefer not to call one every time they need to go somewhere...

Treat yourself to a break

Jennifer Coon, Copy Editor
March 28, 2017
Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, Web exclusive

  The end of third quarter is one of the most stressful times of the year for any high school student. With teachers cramming multiple tests and projects into the quarter before spring break, it is hard to maintain it all. Your planner could look a little bit like ~this~:   This larger than average workload ...

What Is Coding?

What Is Coding?

March 23, 2017
Filed under A&E

Coding, in the simplest terms, is telling your computer what you want it to do by typing in commands for the computer to follow. It is what makes it possible for programmers to create your browser, your favorite computer games and apps, and even this website! In fact, almost anything powered by electricity...

Can YouTube TV take over cable TV?

Can YouTube TV take over cable TV?

Yara Mohamed, staff writer
March 17, 2017
Filed under A&E

There was a time when the whole neighborhood would gather around the TV. The people were all in awe that the voices inside their radio now had faces that they could watch all day long. When TV were first getting popular in the late 1940s, they were expensive and commonly found in households. However,...

Outwit, Outplay, Outlast

Gaby Brennan, Staff Writer
March 17, 2017
Filed under A&E, Movies & TV

Survivor fans, rejoice! The first episode of the newest season of the popular reality TV show Survivor aired last Wednesday, March 8. The theme for the whopping 34th season was ultimately “Game Changers”- where previous contestants who had made a significant impact during their season were...

Lucid dreaming

Sarina Javanmardi, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle

Are you aware that your childhood dreams of being able to have immeasurable strength, ability to fly, and frankly, just about anything can come true? All of this can be achieved in the universe of our lucid mind and thoughts. Naturally, when sleeping, our conscious brain is fast asleep. However when o...

“Digital Detox” is a trend

Ashleigh Tain, Staff Writer
March 3, 2017
Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

   In the 1980’s, the Internet was born, heavy and bulky, but one of the most influential inventions to grace the earth. Today, with its structures thinning and online users exceeding the 3 billion mark, about 40% of the world’s population use the Internet.    “We are more connected than ever bef...

How has social media evolved over the years?

How has social media evolved over the years?

Courtney Te, Staff Writer
March 1, 2017
Filed under A&E

   Social media is always evolving and changing. These days, it almost feels as if platforms like Instagram and Snapchat have something new going on everyday to keep the attention of their millions of users that use their apps day in and day out. Over the past few years, social media apps have develo...

The skin care phenomenon

Yara Mohamed, staff writer
February 16, 2017
Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

The majority of teenagers deal with acne. Whether it be cystic acne or a few minor breakouts, whenever a new blemish appears, most slather on an acne spot treatment from the nearby drugstore and call it a night. If there are more than just a few breakouts, a dermatologist  prescribes intensive acne me...

Saturday Night Live vs Donald Trump

Lindsey Katsaros, News Editor
February 1, 2017
Filed under A&E, Movies & TV, Politics

https://youtu.be/-nQGBZQrtT0 Since it was announced that Donald Trump would be running for president, many Americans believed that this was more like a comedy skit than actual reality. Throughout the election and beyond, Saturday Night Live has been getting a lot of attention for their political cold open...

Straight From the Stage

Straight From the Stage

Katie Thompson, Opinion Editor
February 1, 2017
Filed under A&E, Theater

Oakton Drama’s annual Dinner Theatre is one of my favorite school events of the year. Each year, the plays are entertaining and well produced, and this year was no different. The drama department presented four one act plays starring student casts and one student play. The actors and stage crews had ...

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