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Kutyna and the crown

Kutyna and the crown

Kathryn Tatum, Editor-in-chief
April 6, 2016
Filed under Feature, Oakton students

Lover of the spotlight and all-things performance related, 16-year-old Oakton junior Ann Kutyna shines in the pageant world. Kutyna held the title of “Miss Teen Virginia” for the 2014-2015 year, and recently gave up her crown on Oct. 11. However, eight years ago, she never could have predicted she’d...

Third time winning a national gold medal for senior Aline Dolinh

Third time winning a national gold medal for senior Aline Dolinh

Rebecca Woodhouse
April 3, 2016
Filed under Feature, Oakton students

Senior Aline Dolinh has been to Carnegie Hall twice during high school for her writing so far, and is planning on heading down during June to the ceremony to receive her third gold medal from the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. In 2015, over 300,000 works of art and writing were submitted but...

Inspiration by Breaking Barriers

Inspiration by Breaking Barriers

Katie Thompson
March 18, 2016
Filed under Feature, Oakton students, Uncategorized, Web exclusive

All photos by Razan Elbaba On Tuesday, the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers announced the winners of the 2016 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. This prestigious award has been given every year since 1923, and is “the nation’s longest running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition ...

Remembering Nancy Reagan, icon of the ’80s

Remembering Nancy Reagan, icon of the ’80s

Ashley Shepard
March 14, 2016
Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

Nancy Davis Reagan, born on July 6, 1921, was an American actress and the wife of the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan. She was the First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. She was born in New York City. After her parents separated, she lived in Maryland with an aunt and...

Oakton goes Arabian for a night

Ashley Shepard
March 8, 2016
Filed under Events, Feature, Web exclusive

Friday February 26, in the Oakton Cafeteria, Arabian Night took place. It started off with a reading from the Qur'an and then was followed by a speech by a member of Muslim Student Association (MSA) explaining what was going to be done that night. Then everyone was released to the buffet-style dinner....

Spread the Word to End the Word

Spread the Word to End the Word

Ethan Sullivan
March 4, 2016
Filed under Events, Feature, News, Oakton students, Web exclusive

Oakton builds community, respect by pledging to end use of "R-word" Entering Oakton’s cafeteria for lunch on March 2, students were greeted with a nearly overwhelming display of celebration. For a room that is usually loud and exciting enough on its own, the cafeteria on this day was filled with a l...

Oakton’s teaching comes from across the globe

Oakton’s teaching comes from across the globe

Rebecca Woodhouse
March 1, 2016
Filed under Feature, Oakton teachers, Web exclusive

Some people may be surprised to find out that Oakton has hosted several international teachers the past week through a program called TEA (Teaching Excellence and Achievement). This program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by the IREX. The TEA program selects about 160 teachers...

The Oakton Improvables finally hit the stage

The Oakton Improvables finally hit the stage

Veda Bhatia
February 23, 2016
Filed under A&E, Oakton students, Theater, Web exclusive

The award winning Oakton Improvables have done it yet again. After having their show cancelled three times due to inclement weather, the Oakton Improvables finally got to get on stage on February 19. This free performance was open to anyone and everyone. The audience ranged from children to teens to...

“Destination Disney” is a smashing success

“Destination Disney” is a smashing success

Kathryn Tatum
February 8, 2016
Filed under A&E, Music, Oakton students, Theater, Web exclusive

When I walked into the auditorium for chorus' production of "Destination Disney", it was clear this was not a normal chorus concert. The average age of the audience was significantly younger than usual. Little kids of all ages swarmed the aisles and climbed on the auditorium seats, some occasionally...

It’s Always Sunny in Fairfax County Pt 2

It’s Always Sunny in Fairfax County Pt 2

aliciakay
January 29, 2016
Filed under Feature, Local News, News, Web exclusive

Casey Grage, senior at James Madison High School, and the rest of the JMHS Students for Environmental Action Club (SEA Club) took the school board meeting by sunny storm. The School Board meeting at Luther Jackson Middle School on Thursday, January 21st was addressing a new cooling system at Irving...

Locked-In

Locked-In

Maddie Sheifer
January 28, 2016
Filed under Feature, News, Sports

After both the boys and girls varsity swim and dive teams came out victorious in their meets against Chantilly last Friday evening, the team participated in one of their most sacred events of the season. The Oakton Swim and Dive team is the only sports team at Oakton to be allowed to host a lock-in event....

Holiday guide to Secret Santa presents

Holiday guide to Secret Santa presents

Kristen Peters
December 15, 2015
Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

As the holiday season rolls around once again, so does the much-dreaded stress of buying the perfect gift for your Secret Santa(s). For those of you who have no clue where to even begin your everlasting Christmas shopping adventures, follow these steps to finding the perfect present for your Secret Santa: 1....

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