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Digging to Philosophical Art Essence

Digging to Philosophical Art Essence

Ashleigh Tain, Staff Writer
November 19, 2016
Filed under Art, InDepth

       Art is a concept of variation. With each color blend to careful indent brings a universal philosophy. The evolution of art itself grows from spiritual intimacy to contemporary originality. Following the fundamentals of art, it is common among art enthusiasts to observe heavier philoso...

Dory swims to the hearts of people with mental disabilities

Dory swims to the hearts of people with mental disabilities

Jennifer Coon, Copy Editor
November 14, 2016
Filed under InDepth, Movies & TV

*This story has spoilers to the movie "Finding Dory" "Finding Dory" was undoubtedly the most anticipated movie of summer 2016. As the sequel to a fan-favorite "Finding Nemo," the film did spectacular in theaters with a global gross of $1 billion to date, according to "Box Office Mojo." However, the sto...

Who’s The Real King of The Fall?

Alex Santoli, A&E Music
November 14, 2016
Filed under A&E, Music

In the fall time, record label October’s Very own Flourishes. Home to large R&B artists such as Drake, The Weeknd, and PARTYNEXTDOOR. All successful on their own, their million dollar contracts do not find much time to compete with each other. But with so much music releasing at once, listeners e...

NextStop Theatre Welcomes Audiences to Hell in Sarah Ruhl’s “Eurydice”

NextStop Theatre Welcomes Audiences to Hell in Sarah Ruhl’s “Eurydice”

Finlay Kuester, Staff Writer
November 14, 2016
Filed under A&E, Theater

One of the wonderful things about theatre is the variety of experiences it allows. While some may hear the word ‘theatre’ and immediately imagine bright lights and upbeat songs, it is experiences like NextStop Theatre's production of Eurydice that remind us of the art form’s versatility. The unique...

Successful weekend for Oakton Theatre students

Jessica Marshall, Arts and Entertainment Editor
November 14, 2016
Filed under A&E, Oakton students, Theater, Web exclusive

“Once in a Lifetime”, a play written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, was presented at Oakton High School on November 10-12 as the first semester project for students in Drama 3 and 4. These talented actors and actresses brought this old-fashioned, satirical play to life while interpreting the...

American Music Awards: Iconic since 1973

American Music Awards: Iconic since 1973

Courtney Te, Staff Writer
November 14, 2016
Filed under A&E

From the soulful 1986 performances of We Are the World by Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, and various USA artists to the powerful performance of Ariana Grande’s Focus, the American Music Awards (AMAs) is one of the most popular award shows to date. With fan-voted categories and nominees that derive from fan-b...

A Touch of GRACE

Steven Stavrakis, Editor In Chief
September 30, 2016
Filed under A&E, Art, Feature, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Friday afternoon, school is over, it’s time to relax. I find myself in Reston Town Center eating ice cream from a small cup, sitting in an open square watching the fountain go through its cycles. There is a constant drum of people from nearby restaurants, Barcelona and Bartaco to my left, Vapianos be...

The new frontier of restaurant-hunting

The new frontier of restaurant-hunting

Jennifer Coon, Copy Editor
September 29, 2016
Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, Web exclusive

In the spring of 2009, Naveen Selvadurai and Dennis Crowley co-founded the Foursquare app and launched it in the App Store. By 2011, the app had a whopping 10 million users, which is still increasing today. Foursquare was developed and launched by Foursquare Labs, Inc., who has a second app called Swarm, ...

Fresh and new artists of Fall 2016

Alex Santoli, Staff Writer
September 29, 2016
Filed under A&E

With new seasons comes new releases in the music industry. Oakton students were asked which new artists they believe are on the come up. Keep your eyes peeled and ears open for these names in the near future. 1) Nav Nav, known as "navmusic" on SoundCloud, is an R&B artist/producer who’s b...

Fashion Seeps the Avenues of New York

Ashleigh Tain, Staff Writer
September 29, 2016
Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

   “Taste is a sharpened eye for the beautiful, the interesting, and the unusual, coupled with a talent to apply all of these to one’s life,” said founder of the New York Fashion Week, Eleanor Lambert. This sharpened eye drives the unlimited creativity and expression in this fashion week. ...

Autumn Albums

Courtney Te, Staff Writer
September 29, 2016
Filed under A&E, Music

  With three months left until the end of 2016, the music industry has definitely had an interesting year with the releases of iconic albums from Beyoncé, Drake, and Chance the Rapper, as well as the significant losses of artists like Prince and David Bowie. The year of 2016 isn’t over yet, thoug...

iOS 10 Update

September 29, 2016
Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

Apple officially released the iOS 10 update on Sept. 13, and the reactions seem to be hot and cold. Some love it, and some hate it with a burning passion. Haters brought their outrage to Twitter, criticizing everything from the new layout to the Emojis. When comparing the new Apple Emojis to the S...

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