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Self Driving Cars: Are They Safe?

Self Driving Cars: Are They Safe?

Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer
February 10, 2017
Filed under Feature

Self driving cars are the future of transportation, no doubt about it; current car companies are jumping into the pool of self driving vehicles every day, and new companies focused solely on the self driving aspects of driving are multiplied every quarter. The way we move around is changing right in fr...

Chinese New Year: from myth to tradition

Chinese New Year: from myth to tradition

Courtney Te, Staff Writer
February 3, 2017
Filed under Events, Feature, InDepth

   Boom, boom, boom! The streets fill with the lively drumming, reflecting the feeling of urgency from red banners that hang on the doors of the neighboring houses. The sounds echo through your bones, your heart keeping in tune with the beat. Red lanterns decorate the trees above, illuminating the n...

President Trump’s Promised “Muslim Ban”

President Trump’s Promised “Muslim Ban”

Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer
February 1, 2017
Filed under Feature, Politics

 President Trump made an executive order this weekend that all people traveling to the U.S. from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, and Somalia, all Muslim majority countries, will not be granted access into the country for 90 days. He also put a hold on the United States’ refugee system for 1...

The power of women

Ashley Shepard, staff writer
February 1, 2017
Filed under Events, Feature

The Women's March on Washington was originally just one person with an idea. The idea that in order for human rights to continue being equal and make women’s voice heard, a march should occur. This event rapidly caught the attraction of people, mostly women, all over the country. All over the world...

The Winter Pep Rally Excites All

February 1, 2017
Filed under Events

The first ever winter pep rally was as exciting as the last one possibly more exciting. With three dance performances, sumo wrestling, three point contest, and a dunk contest to name a few. Everyone there enjoyed it “It was a great experience” said Sam Klein who is a freshman. The activities wer...

Science for the kids

Science for the kids

Rebecca Woodhouse, Feature editor
January 30, 2017
Filed under Events, Feature, Oakton students

What are the necessary steps to make a volcano that can explode? What is the best way to drop an egg without letting it break? How do you make ooblek? What is the best way to make a paper airplane? How should you build a bridge out of straws so it can support pennies? Its questions like these that Oakton student...

Oakton students winter break travels

January 26, 2017
Filed under Feature, Oakton students

As many of you know, Fairfax County didn’t always used to have two-week winter breaks. But in recent years, they have extended it to accommodate for family travels, holidays, and give not only students but teachers a much needed break. In light of the two-week break, many families traveled to visit...

High schools: how similar are they really?

High schools: how similar are they really?

Yara Mohamed, Staff Writer
January 24, 2017
Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

Imagine having to move across the country in the middle of the school year and switching high schools. High school is something the majority of America can relate to. It’s seen as a right of passage, preparation for your future, and overall a necessary part of finding yourself. Many people can relate...

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...

AP European History and Shakespeare Studies: to take or not to take

Jennifer Coon, Copy Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under Feature

  This year at the Curriculum Fair, Oakton introduced two new courses that will be available for the first time next year. Starting in next week, students will be able to enroll in AP European History and Shakespeare Studies for next school year.   AP European History is the third AP history course availabl...

CES 2017: The Future is Now

CES 2017: The Future is Now

Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer
January 19, 2017
Filed under Events, Feature

The Consumer Electronics Show is an annual convention held in Las Vegas, Nevada that showcases the technology world’s latest and greatest gadgets for the new year. The platform has grown to become very well respected by companies as a way to announce new products and prototypes to their consumers and...

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