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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...

Moving Past Tradition

Lindsey Katsaros, News Editor
April 30, 2017
Filed under News, Web exclusive, World News

Out of the 11 candidates who ran in the first round of the french presidential election, En Marche (EM) candidate Emmanuel Macron, and National Front candidate Marine le Pen came out on top. These two unconventional candidates will be moving forward to the second round which is set to take place on Ma...

Senior class trip to Capitol Hill

Senior class trip to Capitol Hill

Kathryn Tatum, Editor-in-chief
March 3, 2017
Filed under Events, Feature, News, Oakton students, Oakton teachers, Web exclusive

Students taking any level of a government class, which includes all seniors, took a trip to Capitol Hill on Wed. March 1. Government teachers, other faculty, and parents also joined them to direct the trip and act as chaperones. As government students learn about the legislative process of how a bill b...

A new tourism destination: the Moon

Ishika Jain, Indepth Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under News

The moon, for all, has been a place for discovery, awe, and wonder. The moon has mainly been a destination for astronauts and space companies to learn more about the moon and space. However, two mystery tourists approached SpaceX, a private American aerospace company founded by Elon Musk, and made a...

New year, less crowds

Lindsey Katsaros, News Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Local News, News

On Jan. 3,  a paid parking was implemented in the Reston Town Center’s six garages and over 7,000 parking spaces. Boston Properties, the owners of the town center, said that they are going to use the profits from this for infrastructure, landscaping, and events in the town center. They also put thi...

Zealandia: the Eighth Continent

Zealandia: the Eighth Continent

Katie Thompson, Opinion Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under News, Web exclusive, World News

How many continents are there? Most people would say seven, and up until a few weeks ago, they would be correct. However, a research group of 11 scientists have recently named an eighth continent on Earth: Zelandia.How could we have missed the eighth continent? Well, most of it is underwater. Only 6% of...

Oh gnome they didn’t!

Jennifer Coon, Copy Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Feature, Local News, Oakton News, Oakton students, Web exclusive

  Over the course of four days, a few members of the Best Buddies Oakton program visited four local news stations, 94.7 Fresh FM, WJLA ABC 7, Fox 5 News, and WUSA 9 News. All four students, with their Buddy, had their own day to visit a different station. They got to meet the cast and crew of the s...

Black Student Union standing up for inclusion

Jessica Marshall, Arts and Entertainment Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Feature, Oakton News, Oakton students, Web exclusive

  To wrap Black History Month on a good note, Oakton’s Black Student Union Club had a troublesome yet successful spirit week. Black Student Union, or BSU, is a new club formed to promote inclusion for all, including groups of blacks, whites, Muslims, Asians, and Hispanics. The club recently ventured out ...

Suicide rates in LGBTQ+ teens drop

Ashley Shepard, staff writer
February 27, 2017
Filed under National News, News, Web exclusive

June 26th 2015 was a monumental day for love. According to the American Association of Suicidology, prior to gay marriage being legalized, 42.8% of LGTBQ+ (lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, queer) teens and youth considered suicide, 38.2% made a suicide plan, 29.4% attempted suicide, and 9.4% made a suici...

A perfect (and necessary) rendition of a classic romance tale

Jessica Marshall, Arts and Entertainment Editor
January 31, 2017
Filed under A&E, Local News, Oakton News, Theater, Web exclusive

 American Ballet Theatre’s annual revelation of the beloved Swan Lake finally arrived at the Kennedy Center. From Wednesday, January 25th through Sunday, January 29th, dancers performed this classic and magnificent tale for seven completely sold out shows. This run included three amazing role debuts, as soloist...

Crash and Turn: New Parking Lot Rules Hit Oakton

Crash and Turn: New Parking Lot Rules Hit Oakton

Ethan Sullivan, Editor-in-chief
January 27, 2017
Filed under Oakton News, Showcase

The line extends deep into the lot, a yellow wall of buses blocking the way as pedestrians crawl past your car in enviable speed. Tired students and angry parents alike wave their fists at the army of Jeeps all-too-excited to cut people off. Even the poor teachers, anxious for their hour-long commute...

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