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North Korea’s hydrogen bomb claim

North Korea’s hydrogen bomb claim

Ishika Jain
January 8, 2016
Filed under News, Web exclusive

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, announced its big success of its first hydrogen bomb test. But, many people found it hard to believe that this test was successful or if a bomb was even dropped.  Norsar, a Norway-based group that monitors nuclear tests, analyzed the data...

The Pope announces canonization of Mother Teresa

The Pope announces canonization of Mother Teresa

Jessica Marshall
January 4, 2016
Filed under News, Web exclusive

The Pope has just recently announced that Mother Teresa will be officially canonized as a saint. Canonization is the process of becoming a saint once deceased. Mother Teresa was an extremely influential figure in the Catholic church and in the lives of many people until her death in September 1997, at...

Fake bomb threats across the nation are causing counties to worry

Fake bomb threats across the nation are causing counties to worry

Lindsey Katsaros
January 4, 2016
Filed under News, Web exclusive

On Tuesday, Dec. 15 2015, Los Angeles students got to stay home from school after a fake bomb threat was sent into the county. The Los Angeles school district is the second largest in the nation, with over 640,000 students. Over 1,000 schools in the county were searched by authorities, and by later t...

Angela Merkel chosen as Time’s Person of the Year

Angela Merkel chosen as Time’s Person of the Year

Victoria Grimm
December 15, 2015
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Joining the small group of women to receive the title, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel was named the 2015 Person of the Year by Time Magazine. Born in West Germany but raised in East Germany, Merkel grew up in the middle of German conflict and division. Fast forward 51 years to 2005, and Merkel i...

The Donald is at it again

The Donald is at it again

Ethan Sullivan
December 15, 2015
Filed under News, Web exclusive

Trump sparks national security debate over controversial call for ban on Muslim immigration On December 8, Donald Trump called in a statement for a ban on the immigration of Muslims into the United States. Citing a need to protect the nation from acts of terror, such as those which occurred last wee...

The Every Student Succeeds Act makes its way to becoming a law

The Every Student Succeeds Act makes its way to becoming a law

Rebecca Woodhouse
December 15, 2015
Filed under News, Web exclusive

Major changes to the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) occurred on Dec. 3, 2015. The House of Representatives overwhelming voted for the new Every Student Succeeds Act to pass, which would start the process to get rid of the No Child Left Behind Act. The Senate voted in favor 85-12 of the new act on Decemb...

Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton Continue to Lead the Polls

Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton Continue to Lead the Polls

Lindsey Katsaros
December 9, 2015
Filed under News, Web exclusive

There are less than two months to go until the Iowa caucus. The polls are still continuing to change everyday, with every new thing that occurs. So far in the race, many politicians have dropped out, the most recent one being a former republican candidate, Bobby Jindal. Two other republican nominees,...

Belgium Terrorist Threat

Belgium Terrorist Threat

Ishika Jain
December 9, 2015
Filed under News, Web exclusive

Recently, there was a terrorist attack in Paris, causing many countries to greatly increase security. One of those countries, Belgium, had received news of a threat of a Paris-style attack in the capital, Brussels. One of the suspects from the catastrophic Paris attack was said to be seen in Belgium. The...

How Much Snow Can We Expect this Winter?

How Much Snow Can We Expect this Winter?

Kathryn Tatum
December 9, 2015
Filed under News, Web exclusive

As December begins, students anxiously await the first snowfall of the winter. But with climate changes like El Niño, a “White Christmas” appears to be improbable for the Northern Virginia area. El Niño is the prolonged warming of the Pacific Ocean sea surface temperatures. According to the U.S. NOAA...

Oakton gets academic

Veda Bhatia
December 3, 2015
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It’s Academic, an academic quiz competition for high schoolers, started airing in 1961 on NBC4 in Washington, D.C. This is the shows 55th school year of being on T.V, which is why the show received a world record from The Guinness Book of World Records for being the world's longest-running TV quiz show...

Russian Plane Crash

Russian Plane Crash

Ishika Jain
November 11, 2015
Filed under News, Web exclusive

On Oct. 31, 2015 a Russian airline crashed into Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula soon after taking off from a Red Sea Resort, killing 224 people aboard the plane. This crash is considered to be the worst air accident in Russia’s history. The airline has told the Russian news agency that it does not believe...

November Nights: Grease Homecoming 2015

November Nights: Grease Homecoming 2015

Jennifer Coon
November 9, 2015
Filed under News, Web exclusive

This past week at Oakton, a second spirit week was organized by Leadership that led up to the homecoming dance on Nov. 7, 2015.  The spirit week consisted of three days, as Monday and Tuesday were teacher workdays  because of the end of the first quarter.  The three spirit days were Cougar Zoo on...

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