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Comparing The Worst Hurricanes of 2018

Comparing The Worst Hurricanes of 2018

Nikhil Trivedi, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under National News, News

  Hurricane Michael made landfall near Panama Beach, FL on October 10. Michael was the third strongest storm in terms of minimum pressure to ever hit the US, and the strongest to ever hit in October. With maximum winds of 155mph, Michael ravaged much of the Florida Panhandle and even parts of Geo...

Hurricane Michael – Updates and Aftermath

Sarah Jeffries, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under National News, News

You’re probably well aware of the category 4 turned tropical storm Michael that has been barreling down on Florida’s panhandle and parts of Mexico, eventually moving up north to hit Georgia, South, and North Carolina as a tropical storm and has spit some rain on the states north of it. Flash flood...

Differences between Bangkok, Thailand, and Virginia

Cole Starmer, Staff writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized, World News

Living in America, sometimes you can’t help but wonder if the schools in foreign countries are similar, or even comparable to our school. More importantly, are American schools located in foreign countries the same as American schools here in the U.S? Living in Thailand for three years, I attended the...

Uncle Sam wants YOU to vote this election!

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under Local News, National News, News, Politics, Web exclusive

For the class of 2019 at Oakton, being a senior brings a number of new privileges. Senior privileges entail leaving school five minutes early on Fridays, going to the cafeteria for Cougar Time, standing at the front of the bleachers for football games, and getting a parking spot (if you were lucky). How...

The Bankruptcy of Primera Air

The Bankruptcy of Primera Air

Nikhil Trivedi, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under News, World News

Primera Air, an Icelandic airline, filed for bankruptcy on Oct. 1, leaving thousands of passengers stranded in various locations all around the globe. Many people who can’t usually afford tickets flew this airline because of how cheap tickets were. They are now stuck in whatever place the flew to, ...

Improv! Improv! Improv!

Improv! Improv! Improv!

Payton Wozny, Editorial Board

October 9, 2018


Filed under Feature, Oakton News, Oakton students

  After tryouts on September 12th and 13th and callbacks on September 20th, the Oakton Improvables are back and they’re preparing for another amazing season!   Improv is a very “splur of the moment” type of theatre, requiring the actors to be creative and quick on their feet. Rather th...

Air Force One Experience

Air Force One Experience

Portia Dai, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under Local News, News

Who wouldn’t want a personal plane? The President of the United States has that privilege among many others. This month, a replica of the Air Force One will be on display at the National Harbor in Maryland. The exhibit will open on October 19 and will educate people about the development of the de...

USMCA

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editorial Board

October 9, 2018


Filed under National News, News, Politics

   USMCA, the new NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), is the United States Mexico and Canada trade agreement. According to Trump, NAFTA was “the worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere” and turned it into “a wonderful new trade deal” and the “most important trade deal we’ve ever ma...

Melania’s “African Tour” Stirs More Controversy Surrounding the Trump Administration

Melania’s “African Tour” Stirs More Controversy Surrounding the Trump Administration

Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under News

 Known as a former Italian model and the better half of the leader of the free world, Melania Trump has recently embarked on her first political venture without the president. Her overarching goal for the “Africa tour” is to build bonds between African countries and America.  Melania beg...

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...

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