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Google I/O 2018

Google I/O 2018

Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer

September 16, 2018


Filed under News

Each year, Google holds a developer conference in Mountain View, California where sessions are held to detail new features of Google’s many software platforms for developers. Throughout the three day long conference, sessions are not only held for developers but also bring exciting news for the ave...

Arctic ice breaks history…

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under Web exclusive, World News

It’s not uncommon knowledge that our earth’s waters have been in a state of emergency for quite some time. Recently, headlines have reported gradually rising sea levels and floating islands of plastic the size of Texas. The latest? The Arctic’s oldest ice mass is breaking for the first time in ...

Should race affect your college application?

Samuel Walters, Guest Writer

June 5, 2018


Filed under InDepth, News

Affirmative Action laws that give an advantage to minority races in the workplace or at school have been around for decades. Although it is deemed as constitutional by the Supreme Court, Affirmative Action is highly controversial, especially when it affects college admission decisions. Minority students...

A Preview of Titanic: the Musical

A Preview of Titanic: the Musical

Jessica Marshall, Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2018


Filed under A&E, Events, Feature, Music, Oakton News, Oakton students, Theater, Web exclusive

Lindsey Jacobson (12), member of Oakton Theatre and Chorus for the past four years, has been studying "dramaturgy" for this year’s spring musical, Titanic, which will be shown on May 3rd-5th and 11th-12th at 7:00 p.m. In other words, aside from being one of the main characters, she has been studyi...

First-hand account of the March for Our Lives

aubrey harrell, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under National News, Politics

  On March 24, thousands from all over the United States came together in Washington DC to take a stand against gun violence. As of late, I have come to the realization that my peers and I are highly capable of making a lasting impact and causing change for the better in our country. This was...

Everything you need to know about AP exams

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018


Filed under Feature, Oakton News, Oakton students, Oakton teachers, Web exclusive

AP exams are approaching fast and everyone at Oakton feels the stress. Some students are taking their first AP exam this year, while others are experienced veterans. Nonetheless, everyone is nervous as May creeps closer. Here is everything you need to know about the AP exams. About AP Exams The...

Cultural Festival Reflections

Clare Sparling, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Feature, Oakton News, Oakton teachers

As Mr. Lee prepares to leave Oakton next year, he has provided insight into the cultural festival experience. Every year cultural festival, with it’s bright colors and myriad of songs from all over the world, captures the hearts of the Oakton community. The beautiful fan dance, exciting Wushu perfo...

Goodbye Paul Ryan

Goodbye Paul Ryan

Jake Neuffer, Editorial Board Member

April 12, 2018


Filed under National News, News

Have you ever farted in an elevator and left satisfied in knowing the hell you hath wrought upon the elevators poor inhabitants? That’s how one comedy writer and twitter user described Paul Ryans recent announcement that he will be not be running for another term as House Delegate from Wisconsin. ...

Preparing for Prom

Riya Jain, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Oakton News

With Prom just a few weeks away, juniors and seniors are getting excited for the big day. Most get their dresses/bowties several weeks in advance to avoid last minute shopping and sold out things. In an effort not to have anyone wearing the same dress, there is a Facebook group where the juniors and sen...

Youtube Shooting

Kalina Boshkovska, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under News

Youtube Shooting A recent unfortunate shooting at the Youtube headquarters has shocked viewers everywhere. Agham , the woman who opened fire using a handgun at the Youtube headquarters, was a Youtube creator making art videos. She supposedly used the excuse that she was outraged over the website...

Russian Investigation takes a new turn

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editorial Board

April 12, 2018


Filed under National News, News, World News

On Tuesday Apr. 3rd, a Dutch lawyer tied to former Trump deputy campaign, chairman Rick Gates, became the first person to be sentenced in Robert Mueller’s investigation when a federal judge sentenced him to 30 days in prison and a $20,000 fine. Former Skadden Arps(an international law firm based in New York)...

A new hall of books

Ishika Jain, Editorial Board Member

April 12, 2018


Filed under Oakton News, Web exclusive

Most of you most likely walk past the hall where the library once was. If you’ve been in that hall recently, you have probably seen that the library that once used to be filled with books and lounge areas is now an empty space. Fear not because the library still exists - it’s just in the lecture ha...

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