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Do Students Deserve a Longer Thanksgiving Break?

with the holiday season around the corner, do students deserve a longer Thanksgiving break?
Nyla Kathuria, Staff Writer November 21, 2022

Thanksgiving is one of America's most beloved holidays. It's time to spend with your family and eat great food. In many school districts across the country, they give students a few extra days off to celebrate....

Sports Betting: A Whole New World

Kaleb Steele, Staff Writer November 18, 2022

    Sports betting has been a very controversial topic all around America. Many states have been up in the air about whether the legalization of sports betting or not. (Few states are still undecided…...

Upperclassmen Experience

Upperclassmen Experience

All about freshmen year
Edgar Shailobekov, Staff Writter October 26, 2022

 Freshman year is the first year of high school and a large transition for most 13-14 year old's coming from middle school. Everyone experiences it differently and Oakton high school provides a good environment...

Is Twitch Dying?

Landon Jimenez, Staff Writer October 21, 2022

What’s Going On? Many streamers on the famous app known as Twitch are angry because of this change to the app.    On September 21st, twitch announced that their 70/30 money split rule...

The Fault in Our School

Madeline Sullo and Madeline Deppe September 17, 2022

Oakton’s Current Hall Pass Policy             The current hall-pass policy at Oakton has been the subject of much controversy. While it is clearly more strict than previous years, there are many...

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Fabrication of an Industry

Fast Fashion is not Sustainable, Here are Better Alternatives and Brands to Avoid
June Valone, Staff Writer September 16, 2022

What is fast fashion, and why is it so unsustainable and unethical?    The phrase “fast fashion” was first used in the 1990s by the New York Times as a description of the new brand “Zara’”...

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No Phones, Why Now?

“Phones must be silenced and put away during all instructional periods,” SR&R.
Anisa Nur, Staff Writer September 16, 2022

The new school year has just begun and students have been caught off guard with a new policy enforced by the students right and responsibility (SR&R). The SR&R policy states regarding grades 9-12,...

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Viva La Elvis

elvis might be the king of rock & roll, but is he the king of movies?
Julie Cena, Staff Writer September 16, 2022

 With Elvis taking the world by storm in the 50s, it’s only right to have a movie to explain how he came to rule the world of Rock and Roll. The movie, Elvis, came out this summer on June 24, 2022 starring...

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A Productive Summer

summer classes to get credits completed
Layla Abshire , Copy Editor May 29, 2022

Some students think that summer is a time to be lazy and careless. A time to shut off the school switch in their brains, but in reality, summer is a great time to get things out of the way for the school...

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AP’s = Overrated?

Are AP Classes Too Much For High School Students?
Layla Abshire, Copy Editor May 5, 2022

As students enter the AP testing season, last minute studying and stress piles up on top of a heavy end of the year workload. Some may question if all this stress is worth what AP classes and exams put...

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Microplastics in Human Blood? | New Study Shows the Presence of Microplastics within the Human Body

Emma Dennis, Editorial Board May 5, 2022

Scientists have been concerned about microplastics and their negative effects on life for years, will their concerns soon become a reality? Recently, scientists have made the alarming discovery that microplastics...

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Calorie Catastrophe

Olivia Lieberman, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

What is a calorie? A calorie is defined as the amount of energy present in a food or drink item. There tends to be a misconception that calories equal fat but that is not completely true. Because calories...

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