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The expectations vs. the reality of freshmen’s Homecoming

The expectations vs. the reality of freshmen’s Homecoming

Sally Park, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, Opinion

  For many freshmen this year, Homecoming would only be something to fantasize about. Movies and books have portrayed Homecoming as an unforgettable experience with an excessive amount of decorations. From picking out the perfect outfit to planning out an elegant dinner, students have dedicated their ...

Sam Smith’s triumphant return

Sam Smith’s triumphant return

Ashleigh Tain, Editorial Board

October 18, 2017


Filed under A&E, Music

Four years ago, in October of 2013, the world met Sam Smith; a English singer-songwriter narrating the rich emotion of his despairing love life. His first hit single, “Latch”, was released and its wide success was followed by Smith’s debut album, In the Lonely Hour. In the tale of Smith’s tr...

How to be Last-Minute Halloween Ghouls

How to be Last-Minute Halloween Ghouls

Olivia Garrone, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under A&E, Web exclusive

Most children start planning for Halloween months in advance. Whether driven by the tricks or the treats, they carefully plan each detail of their costume for next Halloween the second one Halloween ends! As they grow up, however, the costume decision tends to get pushed back further and further each...

The revolutionary new iPhone

The revolutionary new iPhone

Kalina Boshkovska, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under A&E

Is the new iPhone too xtra? Apple has taken the world by storm with the new iPhone X. Some people hate it, while others are  marking it on their calendars and are eager to get it. The new release shocked everyone with its ‘improved’ design, removing apple’s signature home button, maximized screen ...

The Call of Fall

The Call of Fall

Katarina Faben, Editorial Board Member

October 15, 2017


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

The bright leaves and change in weather says it all. With the arrival of Fall comes the traditional celebrations of Halloween and Thanksgiving, but also the beginning of many exciting events, including the start of festivals and October inspired days in the Washington DC area. There are a multitude ...

Fields of Fear: A Trick or Treat?

Amy Dai, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

A tradition for many years now, Cox Farms’ Fields of Fear has been the trendy place for teenagers to visit for a night of thrill during the fall season. Located on an eerie, isolated farmland off Braddock Road, Fields of Fear features four attractions: The Firegrounds, Dark Side Hayride, The Forest,...

Should your zodiac sign dictate your life?

Should your zodiac sign dictate your life?

Aubrey Harrell, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

What zodiac and horoscopes are Chances are, you’ve heard about zodiac signs at least once in your life, either from scrolling through social media or from everyday conversations. Common phrases like “what’s your sign?” or “my (monthly) horoscope said that…” have probably graced your ears ...

Don’t Be Afraid of This Halloween Quiz

Payton Wozny, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under A&E

If you look forward for October 31 every year, you are one of the 179 million people who celebrate Halloween. You probably try not to track how much you spend around Halloween but the first personality chart will predict how much this Halloween will cost you. ...

The ABCs of TV shows

Ishika Jain, Editorial Board

October 13, 2017


Filed under A&E, Movies & TV, Web exclusive

September and October bring a lot of new beginnings with it: fall, loads of homework, and most importantly: TV shows- old and new. Below is a synopsis of old and new TV shows and ratings for each show. The Good Doctor Ever since the commercials started popping up for the Good Doctor, I have been eag...

Shakespeare in Oregon

Lindsey Katsaros, Editorial Board

October 13, 2017


Filed under A&E, Web exclusive

  During the first weekend of October 2017, 19 Oakton Drama students and the Oakton Drama Teacher, Ms. Vanessa Gelinas, attended  the Shakespeare Drama Festival in Ashland, Oregon. The entire trip was organized by Ms. Gelinas. The trip was first introduced to students at the beginning of last...

Advice to Rising College Freshmen

Advice to Rising College Freshmen

Kathryn Tatum, Editor-in-chief

June 12, 2017


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, Web exclusive

"If I could give one piece of advice to incoming freshman in college, it would be to meet as many people and remember as many names as you possibly can. In the first few weeks – especially if you go to a school where you don’t initially know anybody – it’s a blur of new faces and it can be hard...

The controversy of “Dear White People”

Ashley Shepard, staff writer

May 17, 2017


Filed under A&E, Movies & TV

On April 28, 2017, Netflix released a new Netflix-original series, “Dear White People.” This show is based on the movie “Dear White People” which was released in 2014. The movie portrays a culture war between blacks and whites at a predominantly white school that comes breaks out when the staff...

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