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Tutors present at the 2016 CAPTA Conference

Tutors present at the 2016 CAPTA Conference

Kathryn Tatum, Editor-in-Chief
November 14, 2016
Filed under Local News, News, Oakton News

A group of tutors from the Oakton Center for Collaborative Learning attended a tutoring conference at George Mason University on Friday, Nov. 11. CAPTA (Capital Area Peer Tutoring Association), a nonprofit tutoring organization, hosted the conference. Over 51 secondary schools and 400 students attended...

How will President Trump improve education?

Theo Meale, Journalist
November 14, 2016
Filed under News, Uncategorized

A new president has been elected and will take office come January 20th. He will have many challenges to confront; terrorism, crime, immigration, and healthcare just to name a few. As Oakton students, the issue  that affects us the most will be education. While the promises of a candidate on a camp...

The Aftermath of the Presidential Election

Lindsey Katsaros, News Editor
November 14, 2016
Filed under National News, News, Opinion

The nation is still in shock from Tuesday night’s election results. Leading up, most major news outlets made it seem as if Hillary Clinton had already won the election. Little did they know that on November 9, 2016, Donald Trump would surpass 270 electoral votes, making him the 45th president of the U...

Scandal in South Korea

Jake Neuffer, Staff Writer
November 12, 2016
Filed under World News

I walk into the journalism room ready to start my work day. The bell to start the period won’t ring for another 2 minutes, but I figure I’ll get an early start on the day. Our news cycle for the most recent issue of the school paper had just ended, so I prepare to start the arduous process of...

Impacts of Metro Shutdown

Impacts of Metro Shutdown

Hannah Cho, Staff Writer
October 25, 2016
Filed under News

SafeTrack is the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority program's (WMATA) massive repair program that launched in June to expand maintenance time on weeknights, weekends, and midday hours, thereby significantly impacting rush hour commutes. SafeTrack addresses U.S. Federal Transit Administ...

IDENTITY POLITICS STRIKE SR&R

Fabian Gonzalez-Cortes, Staff Writer
October 5, 2016
Filed under Local News, News, Uncategorized

The national debate on transgender issues always seems to die down until the next inevitable inflammation, or otherwise, controversial comment or policy is proposed. But that doesn’t mean that the issue hasn’t made great strides locally in the past few months. Specifically, the FCPS School Board passed me...

The Third Dimension

The Third Dimension

Ethan Sullivan, Editor-in-chief
September 29, 2016
Filed under National News, News

Monday’s presidential debate set records across the board, attracting as many as 100 million viewers to the rhetorical brawl. Observers across the country critiqued the two candidates from their social media platforms, and as Oakton students tried to block out all the “#fcpsgov” banter on th...

Clinton vs Trump: Who is Healthier?

Clinton vs Trump: Who is Healthier?

Snehal Srivastava, Staff Writer
September 29, 2016
Filed under National News, News

Whether it be building walls along the border or exposing private emails, this year’s presidential election has not been a stranger to drama and scandal. However, just recently the spotlight has been shifted onto another major topic - the health of the candidates.   On Sept. 11, 2016, during a...

Finding Common Ground

Finding Common Ground

September 29, 2016
Filed under News, Uncategorized

  On the night of Saturday, Sept. 17 at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, an event called “Finding Common Ground” took place, whose focus was to bring gun owners and non-gun owners (both congregation members and members of other congregations) together and “break bread" and end the s...

The Enemy Behind the Computer

The Enemy Behind the Computer

Lindsey Katsaros, News Editor
September 29, 2016
Filed under National News, News, Web exclusive

   Throughout the last couple of months, Russian hackers have been suspected of creating chaos all over the world. Since the mid-2000s, there have been politically motivated attacks against the United States. Russia's first target this year was the American government. Back in June, the Russian gover...

Former House Speaker sentenced to 15 months in prison

Former House Speaker sentenced to 15 months in prison

Victoria Grimm
May 2, 2016
Filed under National News

  Former Republican Politician Dennis Hastert served as house speaker from 1999 to 2007. Now, Hastert is set to serve 15 months in federal prison and two years of supervised release. His official indictment states that he is being arrested for illegally structuring bank transactions, but his...

Oakton High School ranked 5th in state

Oakton High School ranked 5th in state

Rebecca Woodhouse
April 24, 2016
Filed under Oakton News

In the rankings released on Tuesday, April 19 by U.S. News & World Report, Oakton High School was ranked as #5 for best high school in Virginia. Oakton Cougars closely followed three other Fairfax County Public Schools also in the top five. Fairfax County Public Schools contains 30 high schools,...

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