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Kutyna and the Crown

Kutyna and the Crown

Kathryn Tatum
October 28, 2015
Filed under Feature

Lover of the spotlight and all things performance-related, 16-year-old 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 be where...

The Center at the CAPTA Conference 2015

The Center at the CAPTA Conference 2015

Kathryn Tatum
October 24, 2015
Filed under Feature, News, Web exclusive

A group of Center tutors, along with advisers Beth Blankenship and Stephanie Lin, attended a CAPTA tutoring conference at George Mason University on Friday, October 2. “CAPTA” stands for Capital Area Peer Tutoring Association. According to their website, “CAPTA exists to build community among secondary...

Oakton Takes Spirit Week by Storm

Oakton Takes Spirit Week by Storm

Jessica Marshall
October 22, 2015
Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

Despite the change in plans due to the storms and a possible hurricane during the week of Sept. 28, Oakton’s spirit week was exciting and successful. One of the reasons it was successful was the great participation from all grades and the school staff throughout the week. Spirit Week got off to a...

Oakton Alumnus Getting Her Own TV Show

Oakton Alumnus Getting Her Own TV Show

Kathryn Tatum
June 24, 2015
Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

Monica Ten-Kate, a 2013 graduate of Oakton High School and rising junior at Penn State University, is known around her campus as “Monica the Medium." A medium is a person who claims that they have the ability to communicate with spirits in the afterlife. Much like “Long Island Medium” Theresa Caputo,...

The realities of being transgender

The realities of being transgender

Andrew Lokay
June 15, 2015
Filed under Feature, InDepth

Learn more about a commonly misunderstood topic in the news Gender identity has been in the news lately, due to FCPS’s highly publicized adoption of a non-discrimination policy, but many people today don’t understand what it means to be transgender – the “T” in “LGBT.” Sexual orientation and gend...

Senior Prank: Funny or not so funny?

Senior Prank: Funny or not so funny?

Morgan Cooper
June 14, 2015
Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

As we reach mid-June, the season for the annual senior prank commences. For Oakton, students of the 2015 class brought their beds to school. On Wednesday, June 11, with pillows and blankets in hand, seniors marched down the Cougar Path to fill up the gym lobby before first period. Underclassmen and...

Prom through the ages

Nikki Singh
May 11, 2015
Filed under Feature

Prom has been a memorable high school moment for years on end. Here's a look at some prom memories from Oakton's teachers. Mr. Fowler "My prom was exactly the same as the usual Oakton prom. However, a guy would just ask a girl with flowers; there were no extravagant askings with posters. The gu...

Which OHS teacher are you?

Which OHS teacher are you?

Maggie Campbell
April 27, 2015
Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

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Where did Oakton students go for spring break?

Where did Oakton students go for spring break?

Morgan Cooper
April 21, 2015
Filed under Feature, News

Over spring break 2015, aka SB2K15, the most popular Instagram and Twitter posts seemed to be at the beach. Some of the most popular beaches visited were Daytona Beach, FL, Hilton Head, SC, and many others scattered along the East Coast. As NoVa was hit with winter's last blow of cold weather, students...

Foreshadowing the future

Andrew Lokay
April 8, 2015
Filed under Feature

job shadow program enhances students' career options This winter, several Oakton students have had the opportunity to participate in the Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce’s job shadow program, which offers high-schoolers a chance to learn more about career options as they plan for life beyond high sch...

Local gallery showcases students’ art

Local gallery showcases students’ art

Erin Preaskorn
April 1, 2015
Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

The Greater Reston Art Center located in Reston Town Center is featuring artwork by students from several local high schools from Mar. 20- Apr. 4. This exhibit, which consists of pieces by several Oakton students including senior Janine Gaspari, is focused around the theme of Reconstruction. "It was...

Brandie Struggles with Narcolepsy

Brandie Struggles with Narcolepsy

Kathryn Tatum
March 25, 2015
Filed under Feature

Sophomore Brandie Binns is known by her friends as the sweetest person you will ever meet. A former member of the JV Cheer Team, Binns enjoys being active and expressing her creativity through drawing. However, this February her life was turned upside down. After experiencing frequent muscle tightness...

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