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Winning at worlds

Winning at worlds

Rebecca Woodhouse, Feature Editor
June 5, 2017
Filed under Feature, Oakton students

Juniors Shazmeena Khattak and Sambriddi Pandey recently won first place at DECA Internationals in the Sports & Entertainment Operations Research (SEOR) event. Their competitors came from all around the world, ranging from places such as China, Japan, other states in the US, and even the people who ...

El medio (ambiente) en la media

El medio (ambiente) en la media

Jessica Marshall, Arts and Entertainment Editor
May 17, 2017
Filed under Feature, Oakton News, Oakton students, Oakton teachers, Ventanas, Web exclusive

En la comunidad de Oakton, es importante que nosotros prestemos atención a los problemas del medio ambiente. Los estudiantes en las clases de Español 4 participaron en unos proyectos del medio ambiente en este pasado Abril. Ellos se dieron cuenta de que necesitamos incrementar nuestros esfuerzos ...

How Oakton High School students came to decide their next home

How Oakton High School students came to decide their next home

Nikhil Mahajan, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
Filed under Feature, Oakton students

Choosing your main source of education and ultimately your home for the next four years is likely one of the if not the hardest decisions a teenager has to make when deciding their college. Many sorts of things appeal to different sorts of students when it comes to selecting a college. Some enjoy the rive...

Oakton Events and Occurrences

Oakton Events and Occurrences

Katarina Faben, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
Filed under Feature, Oakton students

Big Sib Project What is the BigSib Project? The Big Siblings program is a school wide effort to create a comfortable atmosphere for rising freshmen. Any current Oakton student can sign up, to help a ninth grader find their way around the school. Applicants will either be assigned a rising freshman,...

Bringing true change to Oakton community

Bringing true change to Oakton community

Jessica Marshall and Ishika Jain
April 30, 2017
Filed under Events, Feature, Oakton News, Oakton students, Oakton teachers, Web exclusive

Project Based Learning has always played a vital role in Oakton’s curriculum and gives teachers a way to convey the same material in a more engaging method. Students also benefit from these new assessments as it caters to those who are better at expressing what they’ve learned in a creative way inste...

What’s MIST?

What’s MIST?

Yara Mohamed, staff writer
April 30, 2017
Filed under Feature, Oakton students

People enjoy finding others with similar interests and passions. It’s fun and easier to connect with someone if they both like the same things. It’s also nice to have people who come from similar cultural and religious backgrounds. But what happens if you could combine the two? MIST,Muslim Interscholastic...

Getting to know Mr. Meier

Getting to know Mr. Meier

Rebecca Woodhouse, Feature Editor
April 30, 2017
Filed under Feature, News, Oakton News, Oakton teachers, Uncategorized

Former Robinson principal Dan Meier seems to be fitting into his role as interim principal at Oakton just fine. After Dr. Banbury left his role as principal of OHS during spring break to move up to the role as Executive Principal in the FCPS Region 1 office, there was a vacancy in the school adminis...

From Syria to DC, a family who fled for their life

From Syria to DC, a family who fled for their life

Yara Mohamed, staff writer
April 5, 2017
Filed under Feature

On March 15, 2011 anti-government protesters filled the streets of Daraa, a city in Southwestern Syria. Chants and cries were heard, blended together to create a uniform force. They all had one goal in mind: to get justice for the arrest and torture of fifteen innocent school boys. The boys,ages ranging...

The Number Don’t Lie

Nick Sims, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Feature, Football, Oakton students, Sports

With the NFL Draft coming up on Apr 27, this can be a stressful time for many teams. During the draft, all 32 teams are looking for players that can make an impact; no position on the football field impacts their team greater than a quarterback. This years’ quarterback draft class is seen to be a we...

Russian to Debate: What is Model United Nations?

Russian to Debate: What is Model United Nations?

Jake Neuffer, Staff Writer
March 21, 2017
Filed under Feature

What is Model UN? In Model UN (or MUN, as it’s affectionately called by those in the club) students from different schools are assigned countries to represent. They are then assigned a committee where they will have to debate different topics. For example, the committee on Social, Humanitarian, and Cult...

What Is DECA?

Ben Wagner, Chief Political Correspondents
March 16, 2017
Filed under Oakton students, Video

As an employer or as a high school student, you may be asking yourself "what is DECA"? Well, Ben from the Weekly Turnout, and a proud and loyal member of the club thought he'd share what DECA is as well as his experiences at the State Conference this past weekend.

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