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Why do we celebrate Hanukkah?

Why do we celebrate Hanukkah?

Zoe Siamon, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under A&E, InDepth

Every December, many families comes together to exchange gifts, sing festive songs, play fun games, and eat delicious food during an exciting holiday. No, I am not referring to Christmas, but the ever forgotten Hanukkah. Everyone has heard of the classic “festival of lights,” 8 day celebration w...

End the stigma surrounding mental illness

aubrey harrell, staff writer

December 14, 2017


Filed under InDepth, Showcase, Uncategorized, Web exclusive

What is Mental Illness? Mental illness refers to the broad array of mental health conditions that affect a person’s thoughts and behavior. Common mental illnesses often talked about are depression, post traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders such as anorexia ...

Google the new Apple?

Google the new Apple?

Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer

October 21, 2017


Filed under InDepth

  Google housed a hardware event this past week and unveiled a hardware lineup to compete with other tech giants like Apple and Amazon. The event was expected to announce the next Google Pixel phone as a renovation to last year’s Pixel. The next phone by Google was announced and massive improveme...

iPhone Shaping Industry Standards

iPhone Shaping Industry Standards

Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under InDepth, News, World News

  The iPhone is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year by announcing three new models of their most popular product. Since the original iPhone shook the mobile phone into the future it has formed the smartphone industry standard for all things smartphone in sales alone. Each iPhone model has ex...

Got Senioritis?

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017


Filed under InDepth, Oakton students

The start of Fall means Halloween, scary movies, flannels, bonfires, and all things pumpkin spice. The side that no one talks about though, is the inevitable coughs and sniffles that Fall also brings. We’ve all been in that excruciatingly painful position with two plugged up nostrils and a dried up ...

Freshman Feelings

Grace Mouzavires, staff writer

October 15, 2017


Filed under InDepth

                     Freshman year is exciting and nerve wracking for 9th graders. It’s your first year of high school and everything is brand new. You will be spending the next four years here, and this is the place you will have some of your greatest memories and make som...

Rapports for Success

Rapports for Success

Arthur Kennington, Sports Editor

June 18, 2017


Filed under InDepth, Web exclusive

When a kid goes through the early stages of childhood, they leave their complacent life of having the main caretaker that is the parent, and become newly accustomed to a new guardian in their life that is the school teacher. A teacher is important in a student’s life as they grow up because the per...

What is Ramadan?

What is Ramadan?

Yara Mohamed, staff writer

June 1, 2017


Filed under InDepth

For about a billion people, Ramadan is a time to strengthen their faith and connection to Allah(God). It is also a time heavily spent with family. From Morocco to Indonesia, it’s celebrated across the globe. But what exactly is Ramadan and how is does each country's traditions influence it? This...

College Application Process Timeline

Kristen Peters, Copy Editor

May 31, 2017


Filed under InDepth

Applying to college is hard, and we're here to help. Here's a timeline of the process of applying to college through all four years of high school. Freshman year 1. Maintain good grades. “The first two years of high school are really the foundation of your HS experience,” says Oakton High School ...

Elon Musk Changing the World

Elon Musk Changing the World

Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under InDepth

 Elon Musk will ,without a doubt, be remembered as a pioneer of private space travel, electric transportation, and clean energy production. He has started many successful companies such as Tesla and SpaceX and partnered with companies like SolarCity. Musk is far from finishing innovating as he jus...

Find your “type” at Red Cross’s blood drive on June 1st

Ishika Jain

May 15, 2017


Filed under InDepth

Red Cross, a club at Oakton aims at giving high school students the knowledge and skills to prepare the school and their peers for emergencies. Oakton’s Red Cross holds an event each year that plays an integral part in bringing the Oakton community together and helping those in need. For the past 2 y...

Mother, Mom, Mère

Lindsey Katsaros, News Editor

May 14, 2017


Filed under InDepth, Web exclusive

On the Second Sunday in May, households across the United States commemorate their mothers with relaxing day off. Younger children will spoil their Mothers with homemade gifts, while older kids often choose to buy their gifts. While countries around the world spend the day honoring their Mothers, the...

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