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The anniversary of the iPhone

The anniversary of the iPhone

Rebecca Woodhouse, Feature Editor
January 24, 2017
Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, News, Uncategorized, Web exclusive

Just an ordinary Tuesday on January 9 in 2017, 10 years before this marked the start of a new era. Apple’s then-CEO and founder, Steve Jobs, announced the start of Apple’s “three in one” device. Combining features that had previously only been a part of three different devices, the iPhone enabled...

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...

Green with Envy?

Green with Envy?

Madeleine Sheifer, Artwork Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under A&E, News

It was the day after Halloween, the leaves on the trees were almost gone, and you could feel in the air the transition from warm autumn activities to ones of more wintry spirit. November 1st, a day that is usually a time when we begin to see Christmas and other holiday related paraphernalia pop up, ...

Tutors present at the 2016 CAPTA Conference

Tutors present at the 2016 CAPTA Conference

Kathryn Tatum, Editor-in-Chief
November 14, 2016
Filed under Local News, News, Oakton News

A group of tutors from the Oakton Center for Collaborative Learning attended a tutoring conference at George Mason University on Friday, Nov. 11. CAPTA (Capital Area Peer Tutoring Association), a nonprofit tutoring organization, hosted the conference. Over 51 secondary schools and 400 students attended...

How will President Trump improve education?

Theo Meale, Journalist
November 14, 2016
Filed under News, Uncategorized

A new president has been elected and will take office come January 20th. He will have many challenges to confront; terrorism, crime, immigration, and healthcare just to name a few. As Oakton students, the issue  that affects us the most will be education. While the promises of a candidate on a camp...

The Aftermath of the Presidential Election

Lindsey Katsaros, News Editor
November 14, 2016
Filed under National News, News, Opinion

The nation is still in shock from Tuesday night’s election results. Leading up, most major news outlets made it seem as if Hillary Clinton had already won the election. Little did they know that on November 9, 2016, Donald Trump would surpass 270 electoral votes, making him the 45th president of the U...

Scandal in South Korea

Jake Neuffer, Staff Writer
November 12, 2016
Filed under World News

I walk into the journalism room ready to start my work day. The bell to start the period won’t ring for another 2 minutes, but I figure I’ll get an early start on the day. Our news cycle for the most recent issue of the school paper had just ended, so I prepare to start the arduous process of...

Impacts of Metro Shutdown

Impacts of Metro Shutdown

Hannah Cho, Staff Writer
October 25, 2016
Filed under News

SafeTrack is the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority program's (WMATA) massive repair program that launched in June to expand maintenance time on weeknights, weekends, and midday hours, thereby significantly impacting rush hour commutes. SafeTrack addresses U.S. Federal Transit Administ...

IDENTITY POLITICS STRIKE SR&R

Fabian Gonzalez-Cortes, Staff Writer
October 5, 2016
Filed under Local News, News, Uncategorized

The national debate on transgender issues always seems to die down until the next inevitable inflammation, or otherwise, controversial comment or policy is proposed. But that doesn’t mean that the issue hasn’t made great strides locally in the past few months. Specifically, the FCPS School Board passed me...

The Third Dimension

The Third Dimension

Ethan Sullivan, Editor-in-chief
September 29, 2016
Filed under National News, News

Monday’s presidential debate set records across the board, attracting as many as 100 million viewers to the rhetorical brawl. Observers across the country critiqued the two candidates from their social media platforms, and as Oakton students tried to block out all the “#fcpsgov” banter on th...

Clinton vs Trump: Who is Healthier?

Clinton vs Trump: Who is Healthier?

Snehal Srivastava, Staff Writer
September 29, 2016
Filed under National News, News

Whether it be building walls along the border or exposing private emails, this year’s presidential election has not been a stranger to drama and scandal. However, just recently the spotlight has been shifted onto another major topic - the health of the candidates.   On Sept. 11, 2016, during a...

Finding Common Ground

Finding Common Ground

September 29, 2016
Filed under News, Uncategorized

  On the night of Saturday, Sept. 17 at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, an event called “Finding Common Ground” took place, whose focus was to bring gun owners and non-gun owners (both congregation members and members of other congregations) together and “break bread" and end the s...

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