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The Enemy Behind the Computer

The Enemy Behind the Computer

Lindsey Katsaros, News Editor
September 29, 2016
Filed under National News, News, Web exclusive

   Throughout the last couple of months, Russian hackers have been suspected of creating chaos all over the world. Since the mid-2000s, there have been politically motivated attacks against the United States. Russia's first target this year was the American government. Back in June, the Russian gover...

Former House Speaker sentenced to 15 months in prison

Former House Speaker sentenced to 15 months in prison

Victoria Grimm
May 2, 2016
Filed under National News

  Former Republican Politician Dennis Hastert served as house speaker from 1999 to 2007. Now, Hastert is set to serve 15 months in federal prison and two years of supervised release. His official indictment states that he is being arrested for illegally structuring bank transactions, but his...

Oakton High School ranked 5th in state

Oakton High School ranked 5th in state

Rebecca Woodhouse
April 24, 2016
Filed under Oakton News

In the rankings released on Tuesday, April 19 by U.S. News & World Report, Oakton High School was ranked as #5 for best high school in Virginia. Oakton Cougars closely followed three other Fairfax County Public Schools also in the top five. Fairfax County Public Schools contains 30 high schools,...

What’s in store at Oakton for Mental Health Awareness Week

What’s in store at Oakton for Mental Health Awareness Week

Jennifer Coon
April 17, 2016
Filed under News, Oakton News, Web exclusive

Mental Health Awareness Week is currently being held at Oakton to reduce stress in students during the last week of third quarter. The activities planned are sponsored by The Josh Anderson Foundation and Active Minds. This de-stress week is filled with fun and educational activities to help students...

U.S. Goverment Hacks into iPhone without Apple’s help

U.S. Goverment Hacks into iPhone without Apple’s help

Victoria Grimm
April 11, 2016
Filed under National News

On December 2nd,  2015, a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California resulted in the loss of 14 lives along with the injury of 17 others. The panic and chaos that ensued afterwards led to intense investigation of the two suspects Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik.  Investigators at both the federal...

Stepping Stones Club recieves 2016 Student Peace Award

Stepping Stones Club recieves 2016 Student Peace Award

Maggie Campbell
March 16, 2016
Filed under News, Oakton News, Web exclusive

Stepping Stones (Human Trafficking Awareness Club) was selected by Oakton High School to receive a 2016 Student Peace Award of Fairfax County.  For fourteen years this organization has honored high school students who have promoted peace or worked to remove the causes of violence such as injustice,...

Japan-America Society holds annual film festival in DC

Japan-America Society holds annual film festival in DC

Nina Jacobs
March 14, 2016
Filed under Movies & TV, News, Web exclusive

Mar. 20, 2016 marks the start of the Japan-America Society of Washington DC (JASWDC)’s third annual CineMatsuri, a DC film festival showcasing Japanese films. Kicking off the National Cherry Blossom Festival, CineMatsuri will feature five recent films of different genres to display the depth and diversity...

Metro discontinues paper fare cards

Metro discontinues paper fare cards

Kristen Peters
March 14, 2016
Filed under Local News, News, Web exclusive

In the DMV, the Metro is a very prominent source of transportation, averaging at over 700,000 passenger trips per day in 2015. The Metro is mostly used by commuters throughout the area, but is also useful for people who don’t use it as often as others, such as taking a day trip to the nation’s capital...

Zika epidemic expands, cancels vacation plans

Zika epidemic expands, cancels vacation plans

Jessica Marshall
March 14, 2016
Filed under National News, News, Web exclusive

Recent news reports have broadcasted new scientific discoveries about the explosive Zika virus. The Zika virus has now spread to many places in Central America and Africa, such as Puerto Rico, Brazil, Uganda, and Costa Rica. Since the outbreak in December, Zika has spread widely in the region and infected many...

Sony Considers Dropping Dr.Luke After Kesha’s Rape Allegations

Sony Considers Dropping Dr.Luke After Kesha’s Rape Allegations

Ishika Jain
March 14, 2016
Filed under A&E, Music, News, Web exclusive

After the legal battle between Dr.Luke, real name is Lukask Gottwald, and Kesha after Kesha accused him of using “date rape” drugs to sexually assault her, the outrage and support for Kesha increases by the day. In February 2016, a judge denied Kesha’s request to make music under another label...

More Americans are Planning to Move to Canada

More Americans are Planning to Move to Canada

Lindsey Katsaros
March 14, 2016
Filed under National News, News, Web exclusive

The Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has recently arrived in the United States of America. This was the first time a Canadian political leader has visited the United States in about 20 years. Trudeau decided to make the trip after Barack Obama extended him an invitation to the white house back in Oct...

The new SAT makes its official debut

The new SAT makes its official debut

Kristen Peters
March 14, 2016
Filed under National News, News, Web exclusive

The SAT has been known as the “near-impossible” college admissions test that stops students dead in their tracks when it comes time to try and conquer the gargantuan exam. However, in order to address growing complaints regarding the test and to better direct it at college and career readiness, in...

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