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“Purge” threats sweep the nation

courtneydo
August 29, 2014
Filed under Movies & TV, News, Web exclusive

The blockbuster thriller “The Purge” (2013) captivated viewers with the craziness of an alternative government in America. The film, which grew wildly popular in the past year, centers on the idea that once a year, for a time period of twelve hours, all crimes, including murder, are legal and will...

Closest Thing to a “Friends” Reunion

Maggie Campbell
August 28, 2014
Filed under A&E, Movies & TV, Web exclusive

Ever since the show, “Friends” ended in 2004, there have been persistent calls for a reunion show, and hoax advertisements have appeared on all social media including Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook. Courtney Cox, Matthew Perry, and Jennifer Aniston have attempted to put these rumors to rest , and it...

A farewell to Robin Williams

A farewell to Robin Williams

courtneydo
August 27, 2014
Filed under A&E, Movies & TV, Web exclusive

Some knew him as Professor Brainard, some called him Genie, and some recognized him as Mrs. Doubtfire, or Mr. Keating, or better yet ‘my Captain’. With the loss of these iconic identities, it is inconceivable that the world really only lost one man this summer. Nevertheless, the suicide of actor...

Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman

Maggie Campbell
August 25, 2014
Filed under A&E, Art, Books, Web exclusive

There is a definitive superheroine, one who is sadly underrepresented in media, both on print and on the silver screen. I’m fairly confident you know who I’m talking about: Wonder Woman. The feminist icon, created in 1941 by William Moulton Marston, who, incidentally, also created the polygraph,...

New Details revealed about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

New Details revealed about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Maggie Campbell
August 25, 2014
Filed under A&E, Movies & TV, Web exclusive

As Marvel and Disney continue to create movie hit after hit, most recently with the summer blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy,” their competitors at Warner Brothers and DC Comics plot their own triumphant return to the silver screen with “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Directed by Zach...

A definite 20/20 experience

A definite 20/20 experience

Maggie Campbell
August 22, 2014
Filed under A&E, Music

Justin Timberlake’s vision was clearer than ever with his tour for his world-famous album, “The 20/20 Experience.” His return to music, after taking time off to pursue his acting career, could not have been more successful. With a top charting album, Timberlake’s concert provided top-notch entertainment,...

The pride of Broadway

The pride of Broadway

Erin Preaskorn
August 22, 2014
Filed under A&E, Theater, Web exclusive

The Broadway musical “Disney’s the Lion King” took the DMV area by storm the entire duration of its stay, from June 17 through Aug. 17 at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Based on the animated Disney movie, this musical is familiar to most audience members, although there are a few differences...

Show Your Stripes

Show Your Stripes

Maggie Campbell
June 11, 2014
Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

Easy Recipes for the Summer Summer is all about relaxing and trying new things. This summer, try these new and easy recipes. The Cool Watermelon Slushie provides a refreshing taste of watermelon, perfect for a relaxing day at the pool.  The Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad is a creamy pasta, topped off wi...

Circle up, let’s listen to some music

Circle up, let’s listen to some music

Maggie Campbell
June 11, 2014
Filed under A&E, Feature, Music, Oakton students

In 2011, a club at Oakton had emerged, due to the founders Joe Chey, senior, and Patrick Holcomb,senior. This club, strategically named the Musical Circle, offers a student-led mixed orchestra. With string and wind instruments, it is the only kind of integration of instruments at this school. Being student-led,...

An “Argh” worthy success

carlystonehouse
May 28, 2014
Filed under A&E, Theater

Oakton High School’s reenactment of one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s famous comic operas, "The Pirates of Penzance," proved to be a splendid surprise. This new production, full of shocks, laughter and cheesy-humor, was not what I expected. Before seeing it, I had many doubts going in to the play. Afte...

Around the world in 80 minutes

aneenguyen
May 1, 2014
Filed under A&E, Events, Feature, Oakton students

On Thursday April 10, 2014 the Oakton community gathered for its annual Cultural Festival to celebrate the diverse student body that they are known for. From Wushu martial arts to Bollywood dancing to musical performances, students and faculty got a taste of the exotic cultures the students have to offer. The...

Neuman trucks ahead

Neuman trucks ahead

prosserjg
May 1, 2014
Filed under A&E, Feature, Lifestyle, Oakton teachers

Joseph Neuman- US/VA History and Philosophy teacher- is a well-known character throughout the halls of Oakton. Whether performing the rare task of getting sixteen year-olds interested in the situation in Ukraine, offering commentary on the superficial manner in which education is often approached, or...

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