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Elon Musk Changing the World

Elon Musk Changing the World

Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
Filed under InDepth

 Elon Musk will ,without a doubt, be remembered as a pioneer of private space travel, electric transportation, and clean energy production. He has started many successful companies such as Tesla and SpaceX and partnered with companies like SolarCity. Musk is far from finishing innovating as he jus...

Find your “type” at Red Cross’s blood drive on June 1st

Ishika Jain
May 15, 2017
Filed under InDepth

Red Cross, a club at Oakton aims at giving high school students the knowledge and skills to prepare the school and their peers for emergencies. Oakton’s Red Cross holds an event each year that plays an integral part in bringing the Oakton community together and helping those in need. For the past 2 y...

Mother, Mom, Mère

Lindsey Katsaros, News Editor
May 14, 2017
Filed under InDepth, Web exclusive

On the Second Sunday in May, households across the United States commemorate their mothers with relaxing day off. Younger children will spoil their Mothers with homemade gifts, while older kids often choose to buy their gifts. While countries around the world spend the day honoring their Mothers, the...

Speech, Religion, And…?!

Speech, Religion, And…?!

March 17, 2017
Filed under InDepth

   In elementary school, it’s a given that all students learn about the shaping of our nation and study monumental documents like the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. However, a recent poll taken across the United States raised eyebrows when it was revealed that citizens had little to no ...

The Institutionalization of Pop

March 7, 2017
Filed under InDepth

  Pop music has a distinct sound. Many people recognize the similar patterns and instruments used in each song. “Halo” by Beyonce and “Already Gone” by Kelly Clarkson are an extreme example of two songs sounding similar. These songs sound so similar, in fact, that they've sparked ...

Americans not Getting Enough Sleep

Jake Neffer, Staff Writer
March 1, 2017
Filed under InDepth

Americans don’t get enough rest and they know it. According to a Gallup poll, Americans get, on average, 6.8 hours of sleep a night. The recommended amount of time adults should be sleeping is 7-9 hours. That means that Americans, on average, don’t even get the minimum amount of sleep recommended. T...

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...

The Industry of eSports at Oakton High School

The Industry of eSports at Oakton High School

Nikhil Mahajan, Staff Writer
February 1, 2017
Filed under InDepth, Showcase

The industry of eSports is huge and only getting larger. ESports games feature millions of players each day around the world competing against one another from a variety of skill levels. While eSports is certainly on the rise, many people still don’t know what it is. ESports can be defined as an on...

How millennials are reshaping the world

How millennials are reshaping the world

Kristen Peters, Copy Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under InDepth

The millennial generation is the quickest expanding and most talked-about generation in history. Millennials have been shaking various social standards and economic trends more so than any other generation in history. Although many diverse definitions of millennials exist, most agree that millennials...

Public Speaking for Oakton High School Students

Public Speaking for Oakton High School Students

Nikhil Mahajan, Staff Writer
January 19, 2017
Filed under InDepth, Oakton students

For the typical high school student, the idea of public speaking has rarely had a positive response. Moans are typically associated with the reaction of having to do some form of public speaking when told to by a teacher or even in certain situations outside of class. Today, being an effective public...

Love what you do or do what you love?

Ishika Jain, Indepth Editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under InDepth

Throughout a student’s high school journey, students often get asked the question, “What do you want to do for a living?” If you’re like most high school students, you won’t have an answer- common advice to students is “Do what you love.” At this point, you decide that you might want to...

How To Get Truly “Fair And Balanced” News:

Theo Meale, Staff Writer
January 17, 2017
Filed under InDepth, News

I’m writing this article in response to the struggle by many to avoid being “brainwashed” by partisan media outlets. Politicians on both sides of the aisle often engage in finger pointing at the “unfair media”- claiming that it attempts to help the other side of the aisle. I have created a...

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