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The Death of Nipsey Hussle

Conor Krouse, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

Gang violence, riots, and shootings are not a new phenomenon around the big cities of America. From New York, to Chicago, and Los Angeles, this epidemic that has swept the nation for decades has always been a prevalent part of city living. Even famous celebrities, the majority of which are rappers, hold...

The Power of Yet

Payton Wozny, Editorial Board

April 11, 2019

Sophomores were recently introduced to the “Power of Yet” and the concept of growth mindset during a counseling lesson during gym periods in the end of March led by Mrs. Stanley and Mr. Grausz. This presentation covered executive functioning skills and gave students the opportunity to reflect on s...

The Black Hole

The Black Hole

Riya Jain, Editorial Board

April 11, 2019

On April 10th, astronomers announced that they were able to capture a picture of a black hole. A black hole is a body with intense gravity where nothing can escape it, not even light. Thus, capturing an image of the hole was of extreme difficulty and one of the biggest discoveries of the decade. &...

Laughter Might Be The Best Medicine To Political Stress

Laughter Might Be The Best Medicine To Political Stress

Annabelle Rosse, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019

On Wednesday, February 27th, Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal attorney, provide an open-doors testimony to Congress. The whole ordeal seemed to be fighting fire against fire. During the testimony, Cohen provided physical evidence to support his accusations against Trump. For example, his claims ...

Daylight Saving…More Like Daylight Ending

Payton Wozny, Editorial Board

March 11, 2019

At 2:00 A.M. EST on March 10, we all time traveled. Not actually, but we set our clocks forward seemingly traveling through time. What I’m referring to is daylight saving time(DST), which is everyone’s favorite day of the year in which the entire country essentially gets one hour of jet lag withou...

SOL is taking a turn

Zoe Sauger, Editorial Board

March 11, 2019

For the longest time students have had to take 9 SOL’s in order to receive their nine credits to graduate. The SOL stands for standard of learning exam, which means it is testing standard knowledge the student learned for that respective class. Not everyone agrees with the idea of standardized testing....

5G Speeds Coming to your Phone

5G Speeds Coming to your Phone

Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

Our phones are undoubtedly the most important technology we depend on. Their design continues to get thinner and their processing power continues to increase, but the data service that connects them to the internet must also be progressed. Current data speeds are labeled 4G and describe the successor a...

2020 Presidential Campaigns

2020 Presidential Campaigns

Portia Dai, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

The season of presidential campaigns for the upcoming 2020 elections is nearing and as of now, there are already a superfluous amount of Democrats running for President or considering it, and only a handful of Republicans who have announced that they are running in 2020. Bernie Sanders, the senator...

“Bienvenue” French Students to Oakton

Conor Krouse, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

Known as the melting pot of the world, America as a country has many different and distinct cultures and ethnicities. Especially in our home of Northern Virginia, representation from other countries is at the highest it has ever been. Now, that statistic is even higher, especially throughout our school! If...

NEDA Week and Breaking Eating Disorder Stereotypes

Sarah Jeffries, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

Last week was National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, started by the National Eating Disorder Association to bring awareness to different types of eating disorders. Eating disorders aren’t commonly talked about in schools, and are only brought up briefly in health classes. An eating disorder, by definiti...

Airbnb’s controversies are threatening its decision to go public

Kartik Mukalla, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

Airbnb’s success in its field has been unparalleled. Started as a way to make rent money by two struggling roommates, it has grown into a gigantic business worth well over $31 billion. It’s among of a new wave of hospitality apps with Uber, Lyft, and Yelp, which have all effectively replaced far ...

No Person Should be Stripped of their Citizenship – No Matter how Heinous their Crime

No Person Should be Stripped of their Citizenship – No Matter how Heinous their Crime

Jake Neuffer, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2019

Shamima Begum left the UK for Syria when she was 15. She quickly married Dutchman and ISIS fighter Yago Riedijk. Together, they had three children. Only one remains, and, now, Shamima wants to come home. There is one problem, though. Begum has no legal right to return because the UK has stripped her...

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