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High School expectations versus reality

High School expectations versus reality

aneenguyen
June 11, 2014
Filed under Feature, Oakton students

  Oakton freshman reflect on their first year in the great big world. EXPECTATIONS A majority of teen magazines ask their readers to describe high school in as many ways as possible. Readers would say that high school is a magical experience that really prepares you for life. Oakton students...

They DECA Did It

They DECA Did It

courtneydo
June 11, 2014
Filed under Feature, News, Oakton News, Oakton students

  At the beginning of the month, marketing students Sydney Applegate and Mason Hawkins walked away from the 2014 DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) as Top 10 International Finalists in their event. From May 3rd to May 6th, the two juniors competed in a role play for the category...

A look at the diverse jobs of Oakton students

A look at the diverse jobs of Oakton students

Maggie Campbell
May 23, 2014
Filed under Feature, InDepth, Oakton students

Oakton students hard at work   Several students at Oakton, whether a sophomore or a senior, obtain jobs to finance their teenager lives. Here is a look at some of the interesting jobs students have, how they spend their earnings, and the funniest moments they have experienced.  ...

New clubs take the school by storm

New clubs take the school by storm

Erin Preaskorn
May 13, 2014
Filed under Feature, Oakton students

Over the years, students have come up with tons of new ideas for clubs and activities that cover a good portion of peoples’ interests and hobbies in the school. This year specifically, creative students have been able to establish clubs such as the the StarCraft Club, the Gardening Club, and even the...

Around the world in 80 minutes

aneenguyen
May 1, 2014
Filed under A&E, Events, Feature, Oakton students

On Thursday April 10, 2014 the Oakton community gathered for its annual Cultural Festival to celebrate the diverse student body that they are known for. From Wushu martial arts to Bollywood dancing to musical performances, students and faculty got a taste of the exotic cultures the students have to offer. The...

Neuman trucks ahead

Neuman trucks ahead

prosserjg
May 1, 2014
Filed under A&E, Feature, Lifestyle, Oakton teachers

Joseph Neuman- US/VA History and Philosophy teacher- is a well-known character throughout the halls of Oakton. Whether performing the rare task of getting sixteen year-olds interested in the situation in Ukraine, offering commentary on the superficial manner in which education is often approached, or...

English Class brings reading at World Book Night

English Class brings reading at World Book Night

adriscoll
April 29, 2014
Filed under Events, Feature, News, Oakton students, Web exclusive

Book lovers worldwide rejoice. World Book Night, which took place on April 23, is an international celebration for books and reading. Participants get, along with that ever important commodity, free books, the opportunity to bring reading and literature to those who may not have it. World Book Night...

National Poetry Month: Student poets and pocket poems

National Poetry Month: Student poets and pocket poems

alanapeters
April 21, 2014
Filed under Events, Feature

Susan Sullivan, Opus Literary Magazine advisor and English/Creative Writing teacher spoke to a collection of students, fellow teachers in the English department, and school board member Kathy Smith during two cougar-time sessions on April 8, known as the “Poetry Program.” Sullivan shared an anecdote...

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