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Oakton Improv Team Holds Team Tryouts

Oakton Improv Team Holds Team Tryouts

Finlay Kuester, Staff Writer
September 29, 2016
Filed under A&E, Theater

The Oakton Improv team, also called the Improvables, held auditions for their team this past Wednesday. The Improvables put on several shows each year, where they play games and perform scenes, sometimes involving audience participation. Nothing is ever planned and topics are suggested at random by...

The Jellicle Cats are back

The Jellicle Cats are back

Jessica Marshall, Arts and Entertainment Editor
September 29, 2016
Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, Theater

In August, the musical “Cats” made its much-anticipated return to Broadway after 18 years off the stage, and is now running at the Neil Simon Theater. It was once Broadway’s longest-running musical, closing with 7,485 performances. Winner of seven Tony Awards, including “Best Musical”, “...

Gotta Catch’em All

Gotta Catch’em All

Rebecca Woodhouse, Feature Editor
September 3, 2016
Filed under A&E, Web exclusive

As the summer of 2016 is drawing to a close, a couple memorable things stick out. The continual rise of Birkenstocks, constant Harambe memes (along with the reenactment at Cincinnati High school), the Olympics in Rio, and of course, Pokémon Go. While people from around the world may have tuned in to...

Show our Oakton alumni you care (package)!

Show our Oakton alumni you care (package)!

Jennifer Coon, Copy Editor
August 26, 2016
Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, Oakton students, Web exclusive

On June 21, the Oakton High School class of 2016 officially graduated and began to commence their new chapters of their lives. As a majority of them chose to attend college this upcoming fall, the rising college freshmen began to prepare for their new lives as a college student. However, leaving their...

Blizzard Out of Beta

Blizzard Out of Beta

Steven Stavrakis
May 31, 2016
Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

From the creators of the Starcraft Series and World of Warcraft comes Overwatch; a fast paced class based first person shooter with enough personality to go around. Nearly a decade following the release of Valve’s historically popular Team Fortress 2 comes a new take on the casual FPS. With better graphi...

Competition: Performing ● Innovating ● Racing

Competition:                      Performing ● Innovating ● Racing

Kathryn Tatum, Editor-in-chief
May 19, 2016
Filed under A&E, Events, Feature, Music, Oakton students, Theater, Uncategorized

  Performing Pacing the waiting room of a Baltimore community college, Jillian Tate sang a scale to warm up her voice. The 17-year-old Oakton junior was awaiting her turn to impress the judges at the DC Maryland NATS singing competition, along with 40 others. High school and college st...

2016 Warped Tour Line-Up Announced

2016 Warped Tour Line-Up Announced

Maddie Sheifer
April 17, 2016
Filed under A&E, Music

This year, the Vans Warped Tour took a different approach to how they announce the headlining bands who will be playing the music festival this summer. Normally, Warped Tour begins announcing five bands-per week beginning in December, all the way until the end of March. This old practice allowed for...

The dreaded Bieb’s new locks

The dreaded Bieb’s new locks

Kristen Peters
April 11, 2016
Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, Music, Web exclusive

Justin Bieber's new dreadlocks spark racial appropriation disputes Justin Bieber is no stranger to shocking the public, and his most recent surprise has swept the media once again. The world-famous pop star showed up to the iHeartRadio Music Awards with his blond hair in an interesting new style: dread...

The start of something new

The start of something new

Veda Bhatia
March 30, 2016
Filed under A&E, Movies & TV, Web exclusive

Disney Channel is starting something new with their High School Musical franchise. High School Musical 4 is planning to debut, but the movie still needs to be put together. On March 1, Disney Channel’s PR Twitter called for a nationwide casting search for this movie. The movie is planning to bring...

Japan-America Society holds annual film festival in DC

Japan-America Society holds annual film festival in DC

Nina Jacobs
March 14, 2016
Filed under Movies & TV, News, Web exclusive

Mar. 20, 2016 marks the start of the Japan-America Society of Washington DC (JASWDC)’s third annual CineMatsuri, a DC film festival showcasing Japanese films. Kicking off the National Cherry Blossom Festival, CineMatsuri will feature five recent films of different genres to display the depth and diversity...

Sony Considers Dropping Dr.Luke After Kesha’s Rape Allegations

Sony Considers Dropping Dr.Luke After Kesha’s Rape Allegations

Ishika Jain
March 14, 2016
Filed under A&E, Music, News, Web exclusive

After the legal battle between Dr.Luke, real name is Lukask Gottwald, and Kesha after Kesha accused him of using “date rape” drugs to sexually assault her, the outrage and support for Kesha increases by the day. In February 2016, a judge denied Kesha’s request to make music under another label...

Ready, set, action!

Ready, set, action!

Jennifer Coon
March 14, 2016
Filed under A&E, Movies & TV, Web exclusive

This week was an exciting week for the cinema.  As new movies hit the theaters and the racks of local stores, there is no reason why someone shouldn’t go out and see a movie, whether it’s in the chairs of the theater or the comforts of their own home. In the cinemas this weekend, three new movies...

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