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Crisis with ISIS grows with beheading of American journalists

Maggie Campbell
September 10, 2014
Filed under National News, News, Web exclusive, World News

On Sept. 2, 2014, another American journalist, Steven Sotloff, was shown being beheaded in a video released by ISIS titled “A second message to America.” Sotloff is the second beheading in five weeks. The first beheading was of James Foley on Aug. 20.  ISIS released the first horrifying video in respon...

Consequences initiated in response to students’ behavior at Glory Days Bowl

Consequences initiated in response to students’ behavior at Glory Days Bowl

Erin Preaskorn
September 9, 2014
Filed under News, Oakton News, Web exclusive

Principal John Banbury refused to grant senior privileges and also put more restrictions on football games in response to what administration deemed an overly rowdy and inappropriate student section. Senior class officers Millan Khadka, Nima Noori, Gillian Townsend, Alex “Porkchop” Pehrson,...

People Need Other People. People need YOU

People Need Other People. People need YOU

aneenguyen
September 9, 2014
Filed under National News, News, Web exclusive

This year alone, we lost many people to suicide, most notably, beloved actor Robin Williams. This week, Sept. 8 to Sept. 13, is National Suicide Prevention Week, or NSPW. This week we honor those who lost their lives to themselves. There are a lot of things I can say about suicide. There are a lot of...

“Purge” threats sweep the nation

courtneydo
August 29, 2014
Filed under Movies & TV, News, Web exclusive

The blockbuster thriller “The Purge” (2013) captivated viewers with the craziness of an alternative government in America. The film, which grew wildly popular in the past year, centers on the idea that once a year, for a time period of twelve hours, all crimes, including murder, are legal and will...

Ice Bucket Challenge Raises Awareness

Ice Bucket Challenge Raises Awareness

Erin Preaskorn
August 25, 2014
Filed under National News, News, Web exclusive

With the growing popularity of the Ice Bucket Challenge, most people have heard of ALS, raised awareness, and even donated money to the cause. However, many still do not know what ALS stands for. ALS, or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a terrible sickness that...

2015-2016 Fairfax County School Time Changes

2015-2016 Fairfax County School Time Changes

Maggie Campbell
August 25, 2014
Filed under Local News, News

High school is known for sleep deprived teenagers who work late hours to finish an extremely procrastinated essay, yet wake up at the crack of dawn to make it to the 7:20 a.m. bell. By the time most high school students get to school, they are already feeling drowsy, even with a cup of coffee in their...

Cultural entertainment comes to town

Cultural entertainment comes to town

Maggie Campbell
June 11, 2014
Filed under Local News, News

Throughout May, Washington D.C. has played host to the annual Passport DC festival. People from all over the Washington metropolitan area and beyond, have experienced days full of exciting performances, engaging exhibits, and splendid street festivals. From The Dragon Boat Festival to The Magic Flute Opera and The Fiesta Asia Planet, the international themed events to encount...

They DECA Did It

They DECA Did It

courtneydo
June 11, 2014
Filed under Feature, News, Oakton News, Oakton students

  At the beginning of the month, marketing students Sydney Applegate and Mason Hawkins walked away from the 2014 DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) as Top 10 International Finalists in their event. From May 3rd to May 6th, the two juniors competed in a role play for the category...

Will The Federal Minimum Wage Be Raised?

Will The Federal Minimum Wage Be Raised?

Maggie Campbell
June 11, 2014
Filed under National News, News

Federal Minimum Wage Although the Federal Minimum Wage act was blocked from allowing a vote on the floor of the senate, the debate is continuing. President Barack Obama is pushing forward for the the federal minimum wage to be raised from $7.25 to $10.10, which is said to be the start of bringing hundred...

English Class brings reading at World Book Night

English Class brings reading at World Book Night

adriscoll
April 29, 2014
Filed under Events, Feature, News, Oakton students, Web exclusive

Book lovers worldwide rejoice. World Book Night, which took place on April 23, is an international celebration for books and reading. Participants get, along with that ever important commodity, free books, the opportunity to bring reading and literature to those who may not have it. World Book Night...

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