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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...

New Year, New You?

Gaby Brennan, Staff Writer
January 17, 2017
Filed under InDepth

Every year as the ball drops and bottles of champagne are popped open, millions celebrate the excitement of another year to come, and having made it through the past year. Amidst the celebration, the New Year also brings a chance to look back and reflect on one’s actions and decisions, whether they...

What’s Art?

What’s Art?

Hannah Cho, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under A&E, InDepth

The Fine Arts program at Oakton High School welcomes aspiring artists and creative minds alike, as well as the very students who claim that they cannot draw. Because it is assumed by many that art is only a skill exclusively for the naturally talented, the ones who stray from the subject often believe...

Getting to know the newer teachers at Oakton

Rebecca Woodhouse, Feature Editor and Ishika Jain, Indepth Editor
November 20, 2016
Filed under Feature, InDepth, Oakton teachers

This year there have been many great additions to the Oakton High School staff. To name a few, in the science department, Mr. Kellenberger is now teaching physics. The math department lucked out in getting Ms. Kelly to teach BC Calc. In addition, Mr. Johnson has joined the social sciences group and i...

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