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Speaking Up: the #MeToo movement is changing the workplace and empowering women

Jessica Marshall, Editor-in-Chief

December 16, 2017


Filed under National News, News, Opinion, Web exclusive

In recents weeks, the #MeToo movement has sparked a huge national conversation about sexual harassment in the workplace, different industries, and throughout office culture. The hashtag was created by famous actress Alyssa Milano so that women could share their stories on Twitter and develop a safe space...

Why is declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel so controversial?

Jake Neuffer and Sahithi Jammulamadaka

December 14, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized, World News

What is the controversy over the city? Both Palestinians and Israelis claim Jerusalem as their political capital and sacred religious city. Their history of dispute goes all the way back to 1000 BCE when King David established Jewish control over the city. The city fell in and out of their hands ...

How to Find Your PSAT Scores

Olivia Garrone, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Web exclusive

The PSATs. The only test that causes equal amounts of stress, excitement, and memes. It’s been so long since we’ve taken it that you may have forgotten. And that’s okay, because your score doesn’t count for anything! But if you do remember the test, and are curious about your score, you will...

Fighting the Fires

Lindsey Katsaros, Editorial Board

December 12, 2017


Filed under National News, News, Web exclusive

Wildfires across the state of California have already damaged an area greater than New York City and Boston combined, and there does not seem to be an end anytime soon. Although there were a total of six wildfires recorded in California last week, the Thomas fire is the most worrisome. It has already become the fifth largest fire in California History. Fire officials expect the fires to continue to grow...

Tehama County shooting

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Staff Writer

November 25, 2017


Filed under News

Parents were busy dropping their kids off early Tuesday morning at Rancho Tehama Elementary School, a small school in rural Northern California, when the first shot was heard. Almost immediately, two more gunshots cracked through the morning air. Minutes before school was supposed to start, the secretary made ...

Fatal car crash left one dead and two injured

Sally Park, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017


Filed under Local News, News

On November 12, a car crash on I-66 occurred at 4 am, leaving one dead and two injured. One injured driver was intoxicated and failed the sobriety test. The driver of the second car was killed and the passenger was left injured. Authorities have discovered the second car flipped over which left one inj...

A Blow to net Neutrality

A Blow to net Neutrality

Jake Neuffer, Editor

November 22, 2017


Filed under National News, News

This week, the Federal Communications Commission announced that they would be rolling back a policy put in place during the Obama era. The policy stipulated that internet providers must treat all web content equally, preventing favoritism by these providers. Under the agency’s new proposal, carrie...

RIP Snapchat?

RIP Snapchat?

Payton Wozny, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017


Filed under A&E, News

Facebook and Instagram might be making the Snapchat ghost a little too literal.  Although Snapchat is part of most of our daily lives, Facebook and Instagram are stripping Snapchat of its users leading to a large decline in Snapchat’s income.   Surprisingly, Insta-stories are doing its part in taking users f...

Australia votes ‘Yes’ to same-sex marriage

Australia votes ‘Yes’ to same-sex marriage

Aubrey Harrell, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017


Filed under National News, News, World News

In many places around the world, the battle for equal rights and opportunities still has a long way to go. When it comes to LGBTQ+ rights, there is still lots to be done to reach equality. In many countries, being a part of or vocalizing your  support of  the LGBTQ+ community can lead to arrest, a...

A Music Filled Road Trip

A Music Filled Road Trip

Rebecca Woodhouse, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Oakton News, Oakton students

       Who would want to go on a trip full of driving, concerts, sleeping, and more concerts? For the students in Oakton band, their two day trip on November 15 and 16 included exactly that.    Oakton’s band was selected for the highly prestigious Virginia Music Educators Associatio...

Accusations in all walks of life

Ishika Jain, Editorial Board

November 21, 2017


Filed under National News, News, World News

*information was taken from The New York Times Sexual allegations have always been a major issue in all aspects of life —  politics, entertainment, and corporate companies to name a few. Ever since Harvey Weinstein, a Hollywood producer, was accused of sexual misconduct, many recent sexual allegations have come to light. Numerous men at high...

Too Smart for their Own Good

Too Smart for their Own Good

Rebecca Woodhouse, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Oakton News, Oakton students

   What does it take to get national recognition? Is there really a point in trying on the PSAT? Why do some juniors study so much for the preliminary SAT, if it’s just a test?    The score juniors get on the PSAT, or National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test, determine if they are a National Me...

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