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Longwood Gardens – A Walk in the Dark

Longwood Gardens – A Walk in the Dark

Steven Stavrakis, Editor-In-Chief
January 26, 2017
Filed under Art

In the aftermath of the ever claustrophobic North Virginia holiday season, finding somewhere to get out and clear your head can be challenging. It's as if an almost choking post Christmas haze settles over the region we call home. Everyone is everywhere, scrambling to stay on top of their ever accum...

The anniversary of the iPhone

The anniversary of the iPhone

Rebecca Woodhouse, Feature Editor
January 24, 2017
Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, News, Uncategorized, Web exclusive

Just an ordinary Tuesday on January 9 in 2017, 10 years before this marked the start of a new era. Apple’s then-CEO and founder, Steve Jobs, announced the start of Apple’s “three in one” device. Combining features that had previously only been a part of three different devices, the iPhone enabled...

The perfect winter dessert recipe

Alex Santoli, staff writer
January 19, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle

https://www.thinglink.com/scene/878672522059448321   The holidays are a time of relaxation and leisure. What better way to relax than kick back and eat a sweet treat?  Learn how to make your own chocolate truffles from scratch! With only about six ingredients, anyone can make truffles at ho...

The Big Apple; a holiday hotspot

The Big Apple; a holiday hotspot

Ashleigh Tain, Staff Writer
January 19, 2017
Filed under A&E, Oakton students

    New York; a city given countless nicknames such as the big apple, the city that never sleeps, as well as the world’s biggest urban playground, is given another- Oakton’s holiday hotspot. These busy streets become crowded with shimmering tinsel and lights, gifting advertisements, eager ...

Redefining Modern Music

Redefining Modern Music

Courtney Te, Staff Writer
January 19, 2017
Filed under A&E, Feature, Music, Oakton students

When you hear the phrase "Modern music", your mind often thinks of music heard on the radio. Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Beyoncé are examples of artists that are known internationally, but music sung by Western artists in English are not the only forms of music that exist. What about the music...

What’s Your Sign?

What’s Your Sign?

Katarina Faben, Staff Writer
January 19, 2017
Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

   A study done at Semmelweis University in Budapest on October 18, 2014 has shown that the season in which you are born has an influence on certain monoamine neurotransmitters, such as dopamine and serotonin, which is detectable even in adult life,” researcher Xenia Gonda states.  Depending on...

Oakton Announces Cast List For Spring Musical

January 19, 2017
Filed under A&E, Theater

 This week, the cast list for Oakton’s production of Les Mis went up. The first round of auditions were back in November, and callbacks were last week. Now, after months of thought and preparation, the many actors and singers that auditioned have been narrowed down to a talented final cast that will por...

Get Snackin’!: A Quick Timeline of the Lunchbox

Get Snackin’!: A Quick Timeline of the Lunchbox

Snehal Srivastava, Staff Writer
January 19, 2017
Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

Lunch boxes are a staple of back to school collections. In modern times, lunch boxes are made generally for schoolchildren who would rather prefer not to eat school provided lunches. However, lunch boxes were not always made for this use, in fact they have evolved greatly into what they are today.  ...

The decay of the horror genre

Sarina Javanmardi, Staff Writer
January 17, 2017
Filed under A&E, Art, Opinion

Everyone is a fan of a good horror movie, but creativity in the horror genre has unfortunately declined. Followed by multiple sequels, horror movies have lost the thrill and rush that used to accompany them. Of Course, with the exception of Junji Ito. Junji Ito, a Japanese comic artist has alter...

Golden Globe for best joke on a president-elect goes to

Lindsey Katsaros, News Editor
January 10, 2017
Filed under A&E

  At the 74th annual Golden Globes, there were many familiar faces along with a variety of new movies and shows. Tonight Show host, Jimmy Fallon, hosted this year’s event. It did not take long for him to mention the president-elect. With under two weeks until Donald Trump’s inauguration, ...

Green with Envy?

Green with Envy?

Madeleine Sheifer, Artwork Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under A&E, News

It was the day after Halloween, the leaves on the trees were almost gone, and you could feel in the air the transition from warm autumn activities to ones of more wintry spirit. November 1st, a day that is usually a time when we begin to see Christmas and other holiday related paraphernalia pop up, ...

Graceful yet lively shows of “Cyrano!” this weekend

Graceful yet lively shows of “Cyrano!” this weekend

Jessica Marshall, Arts and Entertainment Editor
December 5, 2016
Filed under A&E, Oakton students, Theater

 Yet another successful weekend for Oakton Theatre, with the production of “Cyrano!” on December 1-3. This was the continuation of the first semester project for Drama 3 and 4 students, as half of them acted in “Cyrano!” and the other half in “Once in a Lifetime.” This Shakespearean tale set in ...

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