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Earthquake that shocked a country

Earthquake that shocked a country

Veda Bhatia
April 27, 2015
Filed under News, Web exclusive

Background Info on Earthquakes More than 25 million years ago, India crashed into Asia, which were just two huge land masses. These two land masses are still colliding, pushing together at about two inches a year. This is how Mount Everest was formed, and why Asia experiences so many earthquakes. 81 ...

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...

America’s next president is…

Maggie Campbell
April 14, 2015
Filed under News, Web exclusive

On March 22 2015 Ted Cruz gave the first announcement that he would try to be the nominee for his party in the 2016 presidential election. With the ball rolling many other politicians are announcing their candidacy. CANDIDATES who have announced so far Ted Cruz-March 22 2015, announced over Twitter ...

Capitol Lockdown

Tony Waltrich
April 14, 2015
Filed under News, Web exclusive

At approximately 2 PM on Saturday, Apr. 11, an unnamed gunman committed suicide by gunshot on the western steps of the US Capitol Building. At the moment, officials do not know the reason for the act, although there is no indication of terrorism. In addition to the shooting, a "suspicious package" was...

CrISIS in the art world

CrISIS in the art world

Andrew Lokay
April 8, 2015
Filed under News

The islamic state destroys priceless antiquities in iraq During the month of March, the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has targeted numerous museums and historical sites for destruction. The terrorist organization has been bulldozing and looting areas of cultural or historical signific...

Springing Forward: NoVa’s Weather

Morgan Cooper
April 8, 2015
Filed under News, Web exclusive

For Oakton students and the NoVa area, it seems as if this long winter is finally over. With temperatures in the high 60’s and the sun shining almost every day, springs official arrival has become a reality. On Feb. 2, the infamous groundhog saw his shadow. As the six more weeks of winter continued...

Extra hours of sleep hurt Oakton’s schedule

Extra hours of sleep hurt Oakton’s schedule

Maggie Campbell
March 12, 2015
Filed under News, Web exclusive

The extra hours of sleep gained from two hour delays and snow days are being felt by the Oakton High School community due to changes in scheduling to make up for lost hours of school. Even though Fairfax County built in 12 snow days for the 2014-2015 school year, Oakton only has nine built in. "Collaboration...

Oakton awaits major renovations

Oakton awaits major renovations

Tony Waltrich
March 10, 2015
Filed under News, Oakton News

It’s no secret to Oakton students that our school is quite literally falling apart. Often the subject of jokes, the deterioration of Oakton ranges from dented lockers to shedding roof tiles. Surprisingly enough, the most presentable part of Oakton may well be the bathrooms. All Oakton bathrooms except...

Oakton Team Up for St Jude

Oakton Team Up for St Jude

Tony Waltrich
March 10, 2015
Filed under Feature, News, Oakton students

There are many clubs at Oakton, some well-known and some that fly further under the radar. Although it doesn’t receive the same attention as clubs such as crew, hockey, or Best Buddies, Oakton’s Team Up for St. Jude does a lot of great work for the community. St. Jude is a children’s research hospital...

U.S. reopens diplomatic relations with Cuba

Andrew Lokay
March 10, 2015
Filed under National News, News, Web exclusive

 Obama's announcement ends a 50-year stalemate On Jan. 23, two days of intense negotiations between the United States and Cuba ended with little accomplished. These talks follow President Obama’s December announcement that the U.S. and Cuba had reached a historic agreement, which will begin to thaw ...

Course Selection Chaos

Course Selection Chaos

Ethan Sullivan
February 3, 2015
Filed under News, Oakton News

It’s just that crazy time of year again.   Teachers scramble to fit in midterms and finals in a rapidly closing quarterly window. Coaches and players are gearing up for both the start and finish of many sports seasons. Even the weather is all over the place, with every day bringing some new...

John Ferri: Singing Sensation

John Ferri: Singing Sensation

Tony Waltrich
January 23, 2015
Filed under Feature, Music, News, Oakton students

Senior John Ferri is noted for both his fantastic vocals and his obvious devotion to the art of singing. After years of participating in the Oakton Singers, Ferri has received an invitation to join the Virginia State Chorus. The VA Chorus is regarded as the most highly regarded high school singing group...

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