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Online Textbooks

Online Textbooks

Arthur Kennington
October 28, 2015
Filed under InDepth

This school year has brought the return of online textbooks, but it also has left students with conflicted feelings about the best medium for studying. Teachers find that online textbooks are a way to give students the freedom to use their technology in and outside of class and lessen the hassle of carrying...

The new and improved gradebook

The new and improved gradebook

Ishika Jain
October 28, 2015
Filed under InDepth

Fairfax County recently implemented a new Student Information System (SIS), as well as ParentVue, a parent portal. Parents now have the ability to monitor their child’s attendance, grades, course history (from elementary school to their current grade), and upcoming homework, due dates, tests, and qui...

ISIS and Technology

aliciakay
October 28, 2015
Filed under InDepth

Terrorism has entered the 21st century, and is expertly spreading its lies and propaganda in 140 characters or fewer. Recruitment is essential for a growing organization with big plans such as ISIS. And what better group to focus recruitment on than the impressionable younger generation? ISIS is ut...

Managing the Chaos

Jenna Colturi
October 28, 2015
Filed under InDepth

As deadlines to submit college and scholarship applications creep closer and closer, students are given more and more advice. More often than not, this encouragement and guidance comes from those who haven’t seen applications since they had to be filled out by hand. Times have changed and the only...

The realities of being transgender

The realities of being transgender

Andrew Lokay
June 15, 2015
Filed under Feature, InDepth

Learn more about a commonly misunderstood topic in the news Gender identity has been in the news lately, due to FCPS’s highly publicized adoption of a non-discrimination policy, but many people today don’t understand what it means to be transgender – the “T” in “LGBT.” Sexual orientation and gend...

From high school to marriage

From high school to marriage

Erin Preaskorn
April 8, 2015
Filed under InDepth

Generally, high school relationships amount to little more than a memory to look back on fondly, or not-so-fondly, later in life. However, sometimes these relationships last and amount to something incredible. Math teacher Danielle Giangiulio is one of the few people who are lucky enough to marry their...

Discover some lesser known religions

Discover some lesser known religions

Sam Rutzick
January 26, 2015
Filed under InDepth, Lifestyle

Yazdisim Descending from both Islam and Zoroastrianism, Yazidis reside primarily in the Middle East. Yazidis are monotheistic, believing that God created the universe, and left seven angels, led by Melek Taus (who was identified with Satan by medieval Islamic philosophers) in charge. Yazidis have been...

Student Stress Begins to Weigh in

Erin Preaskorn
November 6, 2014
Filed under InDepth, Lifestyle

Now that school has been in session for over a month, students are perhaps feeling less stressed than they were over the past month. Freshmen may have already experienced the so-called ‘culture shock’ of high school. Typically the beginning and end of school years, as well as the end of semesters...

A look at the diverse jobs of Oakton students

A look at the diverse jobs of Oakton students

Maggie Campbell
May 23, 2014
Filed under Feature, InDepth, Oakton students

Oakton students hard at work   Several students at Oakton, whether a sophomore or a senior, obtain jobs to finance their teenager lives. Here is a look at some of the interesting jobs students have, how they spend their earnings, and the funniest moments they have experienced.  ...

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