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Getting to know the newer teachers at Oakton

Rebecca Woodhouse, Feature Editor and Ishika Jain, Indepth Editor
November 20, 2016
Filed under Feature, InDepth, Oakton teachers

This year there have been many great additions to the Oakton High School staff. To name a few, in the science department, Mr. Kellenberger is now teaching physics. The math department lucked out in getting Ms. Kelly to teach BC Calc. In addition, Mr. Johnson has joined the social sciences group and i...

Successful weekend for Oakton Theatre students

Jessica Marshall, Arts and Entertainment Editor
November 14, 2016
Filed under A&E, Oakton students, Theater, Web exclusive

“Once in a Lifetime”, a play written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, was presented at Oakton High School on November 10-12 as the first semester project for students in Drama 3 and 4. These talented actors and actresses brought this old-fashioned, satirical play to life while interpreting the...

Pageants aren’t all about looks

Pageants aren’t all about looks

Rebecca Woodhouse, Feature Editor
October 11, 2016
Filed under Feature, Oakton students

When most people think of a pageant, the image that comes to mind is probably not one that involves a high school transcript. But for Kaitlyn Hyun, senior, participating in a pageant included much more than walking down a runway in pretty dresses. The Miss Teen of America pageant exists to “encourage and motivate young women to reach their full potential through recognition of; scholastic record, service, and achievement to school...

A Touch of GRACE

Steven Stavrakis, Editor In Chief
September 30, 2016
Filed under A&E, Art, Feature, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Friday afternoon, school is over, it’s time to relax. I find myself in Reston Town Center eating ice cream from a small cup, sitting in an open square watching the fountain go through its cycles. There is a constant drum of people from nearby restaurants, Barcelona and Bartaco to my left, Vapianos be...

Starting Anew

Starting Anew

Gaby Brennan, Staff Writer
September 29, 2016
Filed under Feature, Oakton students

The beginning of a new school year is stressful for any student. There’s a new schedule, a new set of teachers, and, of course, a new amount of homework and projects to worry about. However, the dread of the first day of school can be multiplied for students transferring from foreign countries. In...

Trials and Transitions

Trials and Transitions

September 29, 2016
Filed under Feature, InDepth, Oakton students

Exploring the adjustments at each grade level    The beginning of a new school year is always an exciting time. Students gather new supplies, new outfits, and take on a new attitude towards a new grade level. When we are younger, each grade may bring a few new aspects, however, during high school...

Show our Oakton alumni you care (package)!

Show our Oakton alumni you care (package)!

Jennifer Coon, Copy Editor
August 26, 2016
Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, Oakton students, Web exclusive

On June 21, the Oakton High School class of 2016 officially graduated and began to commence their new chapters of their lives. As a majority of them chose to attend college this upcoming fall, the rising college freshmen began to prepare for their new lives as a college student. However, leaving their...

Love and Unity: A Message for All Saeeds of the World

Love and Unity: A Message for All Saeeds of the World

Ethan Sullivan, Editor-in-chief
June 23, 2016
Filed under Feature, Oakton students, Web exclusive

When news struck of the tragedy that passed in an Orlando nightclub earlier this month, a cocktail of emotions was incited in people around the world. Most decried the hate and ostracizing sentiments that remain attached to the gay community. Some called out the media for its obsessive portrayal o...

Which Virginia college are you?

Maggie Campbell, Online Editor
June 14, 2016
Filed under Feature, Oakton students, Web exclusive

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Best Buddies Happenings

Best Buddies Happenings

Maddie Sheifer
May 23, 2016
Filed under Events, Feature, Oakton students

As the academic school year has been wrapping up, more and more events have been happening to celebrate. Although graduation is the biggest event to come to mind, there has actually been quite a bit of events held for a special club at Oakton. This club is Oakton's chapter of Best Buddies. Best Buddies...

Remembering Ms. Weger

Remembering Ms. Weger

Andrew Lokay
May 16, 2016
Filed under Feature, Oakton teachers, Web exclusive

Ms. Melissa Weger, a U.S. history and psychology teacher, passed away Friday, May 6 due to complications from leukemia. Ms. Weger taught at Oakton for two years, beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, and although she was relatively new to our community, she was an integral part of it. Ms. Weger was...

Oakton Student Places in Top 10 at DECA International Competition

Oakton Student Places in Top 10 at DECA International Competition

Ishika Jain
May 12, 2016
Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

DECA is a not-for-profit student organization that has high school chapters all around the world, it prepares high school students for marketing and finance careers. The International Competition for DECA, International Career Development Conference (ICDC), took place in Nashville, Tennessee this year...

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