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The Flint Water Crisis: Lessons Learned

The Flint Water Crisis: Lessons Learned

Alice Yang, Guest Writer
May 18, 2017
Filed under National News, News, Web exclusive

On April 25th 2014, the city of Flint made a cost-saving decision to switch its water source from Lake Huron to the highly polluted Flint River. This seemingly minute change resulted in a huge disaster that is now known as the Flint Water Crisis. Less than two months into the switch, Flint residents...

El medio (ambiente) en la media

El medio (ambiente) en la media

Jessica Marshall, Arts and Entertainment Editor
May 17, 2017
Filed under Feature, Oakton News, Oakton students, Oakton teachers, Ventanas, Web exclusive

En la comunidad de Oakton, es importante que nosotros prestemos atención a los problemas del medio ambiente. Los estudiantes en las clases de Español 4 participaron en unos proyectos del medio ambiente en este pasado Abril. Ellos se dieron cuenta de que necesitamos incrementar nuestros esfuerzos ...

Ten Years After Her Disappearance, They’re Still Searching

Ten Years After Her Disappearance, They’re Still Searching

Snehal Srivastava, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
Filed under News, World News

From the shady details of the case, to the mass public outrage and backlash - this case has been named the most publicized missing person’s case in modern history. But what do we know, and what pieces are still missing?    It was the night of May 3, 2007 in Praia da Luz, Portugal, when Kate Mc...

The process behind finding the right principal

The process behind finding the right principal

Rebecca Woodhouse, Feature Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under Local News, News, Oakton News

As much as we all love our interim principal, Mr. Meier, the question of who will be Oakton’s next principal is in everyone’s mind. Dr. Banbury left Oakton to become the Executive Principal for Region 1, which means that he now oversees all the high schools Herndon, Langley, Madison, Oakton and South...

Special Olympics fundraisers to support today

Special Olympics fundraisers to support today

Jennifer Coon, Copy Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under News, Oakton News, Sports, Uncategorized, Web exclusive

  Many students at Oakton are involved in Special Olympics. Whether it be as a coach or athlete, these students are promoting inclusion at the community, state, and even global level. Each Special Olympics program Oakton has, basketball, track and field, and swimming, encourages all Oakton students ...

North Korea and the Inevitable

North Korea and the Inevitable

Helen Shi, Guest Writer
May 12, 2017
Filed under News, Politics, Web exclusive, World News

On the rainy day of July 16th, 2015, Donald Trump announces his bid to run for president. What happens next, transforms international relations forever.   The Beginning After World War II ended, Russia and the United States posited themselves on two sides of Korea. The Russians looked southbou...

Oakton Swim Club sends six swimmers to Special Olympics in June

Oakton Swim Club sends six swimmers to Special Olympics in June

Jennifer Coon, Copy Editor
May 3, 2017
Filed under News, Sports, Swim & Dive, Web exclusive

  On Apr. 23, 14 Oakton Swim Club athletes competed at the Special Olympics Virginia Regional meet at George Mason University. At this meet, the athletes could qualify for the State Summer Games in June at the University of Richmond.   Oakton Swim Club is Oakton’s Special Olympics swim team. ...

Investigating Internet Privacy

Investigating Internet Privacy

Emily Wydra, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under National News, Uncategorized

S.J. Resolution 34. That is the name of the bill recently passed by the House of Representatives many people believe threatens the American right to privacy. But before the level of danger our privacy is in can be ascertained, the bill itself must first be defined. According to the bill, S.J. Resolution...

Bringing true change to Oakton community

Bringing true change to Oakton community

Jessica Marshall and Ishika Jain
April 30, 2017
Filed under Events, Feature, Oakton News, Oakton students, Oakton teachers, Web exclusive

Project Based Learning has always played a vital role in Oakton’s curriculum and gives teachers a way to convey the same material in a more engaging method. Students also benefit from these new assessments as it caters to those who are better at expressing what they’ve learned in a creative way inste...

The Upcoming Solar Eclipse, and the Science Behind it

The Upcoming Solar Eclipse, and the Science Behind it
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Katarina Faben, Staff Writer
April 30, 2017
Filed under National News, News

Science is always impacting our daily lives. On August 21, 2017, the United States will experience a solar eclipse for the first time in more than four decades. Known as the Great American Total Solar Eclipse, watchers across the country, from Oregon to South Carolina, will be able to view the event...

iPhone Redesign Coming September

iPhone Redesign Coming September

Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer
April 30, 2017
Filed under News

 The iPhone is the most popular phone in the world for some good reasons, it boasts a simplistic operating system and premium build quality that has attracted billions of customers throughout its 10 years on the market. But the iPhone’s design elements have stayed almost the same since the original iP...

Getting to know Mr. Meier

Getting to know Mr. Meier

Rebecca Woodhouse, Feature Editor
April 30, 2017
Filed under Feature, News, Oakton News, Oakton teachers, Uncategorized

Former Robinson principal Dan Meier seems to be fitting into his role as interim principal at Oakton just fine. After Dr. Banbury left his role as principal of OHS during spring break to move up to the role as Executive Principal in the FCPS Region 1 office, there was a vacancy in the school adminis...

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