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What Is Coding?

What Is Coding?

Hannah Cho
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 ...

A perfect (and necessary) rendition of a classic romance tale

Jessica Marshall, Arts and Entertainment Editor
January 31, 2017
Filed under A&E, Local News, Oakton News, Theater, Web exclusive

 American Ballet Theatre’s annual revelation of the beloved Swan Lake finally arrived at the Kennedy Center. From Wednesday, January 25th through Sunday, January 29th, dancers performed this classic and magnificent tale for seven completely sold out shows. This run included three amazing role debuts, as soloist...

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...

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