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Swimming for the team

Swimming for the team

March 1, 2017
Filed under Feature, Oakton students, Sports, Swim & Dive

It’s time to get in the zone. Lie down and put on your headphones. Layer up in clothes to get sweaty. Start getting mentally prepared. It’s time to swim. Senior Tommy Hallock competed in 4 events for the 6A state meet on February 17 at George Mason University Aquatic Center. As a strong freestyler,...

Oh gnome they didn’t!

Jennifer Coon, Copy Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Feature, Local News, Oakton News, Oakton students, Web exclusive

  Over the course of four days, a few members of the Best Buddies Oakton program visited four local news stations, 94.7 Fresh FM, WJLA ABC 7, Fox 5 News, and WUSA 9 News. All four students, with their Buddy, had their own day to visit a different station. They got to meet the cast and crew of the s...

Black Student Union standing up for inclusion

Jessica Marshall, Arts and Entertainment Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Feature, Oakton News, Oakton students, Web exclusive

  To wrap Black History Month on a good note, Oakton’s Black Student Union Club had a troublesome yet successful spirit week. Black Student Union, or BSU, is a new club formed to promote inclusion for all, including groups of blacks, whites, Muslims, Asians, and Hispanics. The club recently ventured out ...

Staying updated with speech

Rebecca Woodhouse, staff writer
February 21, 2017
Filed under Feature, Oakton students, Web exclusive

Think of a club that's like Model UN, Debate, and We the People but not quite. For some people, this may be a difficult task, as Oakton's speech team doesn't get much recognition. Irregardless of this, the speech team has achieved many great things this school year. The speech club is different than...

Self Driving Cars: Are They Safe?

Self Driving Cars: Are They Safe?

Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer
February 10, 2017
Filed under Feature

Self driving cars are the future of transportation, no doubt about it; current car companies are jumping into the pool of self driving vehicles every day, and new companies focused solely on the self driving aspects of driving are multiplied every quarter. The way we move around is changing right in fr...

Chinese New Year: from myth to tradition

Chinese New Year: from myth to tradition

Courtney Te, Staff Writer
February 3, 2017
Filed under Events, Feature, InDepth

   Boom, boom, boom! The streets fill with the lively drumming, reflecting the feeling of urgency from red banners that hang on the doors of the neighboring houses. The sounds echo through your bones, your heart keeping in tune with the beat. Red lanterns decorate the trees above, illuminating the n...

President Trump’s Promised “Muslim Ban”

President Trump’s Promised “Muslim Ban”

Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer
February 1, 2017
Filed under Feature, Politics

 President Trump made an executive order this weekend that all people traveling to the U.S. from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, and Somalia, all Muslim majority countries, will not be granted access into the country for 90 days. He also put a hold on the United States’ refugee system for 1...

The power of women

Ashley Shepard, staff writer
February 1, 2017
Filed under Events, Feature

The Women's March on Washington was originally just one person with an idea. The idea that in order for human rights to continue being equal and make women’s voice heard, a march should occur. This event rapidly caught the attraction of people, mostly women, all over the country. All over the world...

The Winter Pep Rally Excites All

February 1, 2017
Filed under Events

The first ever winter pep rally was as exciting as the last one possibly more exciting. With three dance performances, sumo wrestling, three point contest, and a dunk contest to name a few. Everyone there enjoyed it “It was a great experience” said Sam Klein who is a freshman. The activities wer...

Science for the kids

Science for the kids

Rebecca Woodhouse, Feature editor
January 30, 2017
Filed under Events, Feature, Oakton students

What are the necessary steps to make a volcano that can explode? What is the best way to drop an egg without letting it break? How do you make ooblek? What is the best way to make a paper airplane? How should you build a bridge out of straws so it can support pennies? Its questions like these that Oakton student...

Oakton students winter break travels

January 26, 2017
Filed under Feature, Oakton students

As many of you know, Fairfax County didn’t always used to have two-week winter breaks. But in recent years, they have extended it to accommodate for family travels, holidays, and give not only students but teachers a much needed break. In light of the two-week break, many families traveled to visit...

High schools: how similar are they really?

High schools: how similar are they really?

Yara Mohamed, Staff Writer
January 24, 2017
Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

Imagine having to move across the country in the middle of the school year and switching high schools. High school is something the majority of America can relate to. It’s seen as a right of passage, preparation for your future, and overall a necessary part of finding yourself. Many people can relate...

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