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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...

An Artist Within

An Artist Within

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...

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...

A Probable Vine Shutdown

A Probable Vine Shutdown

Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer
November 14, 2016
Filed under InDepth

 Yes, it’s true the beloved 6 second video platform may be “shut down in the coming months.” The news broke out  on Vine’s Medium page last month in a post entitled “Important News About Vine.” In the post, Vine thanks all their creators and reassures them that there Vines will not be delete...

What makes a good teacher?

What makes a good teacher?

Kathryn Tatum, Editor-in-chief
October 30, 2016
Filed under InDepth

62 Oakton students were surveyed to determine what the student body believes to be the most important quality for a teacher to have. All of these qualities and more combine to make a good teacher. And for students who find that their teacher is “lacking” in any of these qualities, below are suggestions...

The students behind the mask

The students behind the mask

Ishika Jain and Brendan Bellingham
October 17, 2016
Filed under InDepth

You see the Cougar every Friday night at Oakton’s football games leading chants and hyping up the student section. This unknown student is dressed head to toe in cougar fur, and in the history of Oakton mascots these students have remained anonymous, and still are for this story. A few weeks ago, ...

High School Volunteer Programs Take a More Innovative Approach

Kathryn Tatum, Editor-in-Chief
October 3, 2016
Filed under InDepth, Web exclusive

   Taking part in volunteer projects is a generous way for people to spend their time. For high school students, volunteering can be an important part of their religious, extracurricular, or in-school experiences. Some clubs at Oakton dedicated to volunteer projects include Key Club, Octagon, ...

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