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Christie faces meme backlash

Christie faces meme backlash

aliciakay
March 10, 2016
Filed under National News, News, Web exclusive

The 2016 race for the presidency has been one for the history books. Social media has shaped the outcome of the race by allowing citizens to understand each candidates' views and discuss them with their peers. But there is also a more lighthearted side to emerge and that is memes. Memes have wrecked...

Officer Killed in Action to be Honored with Foot Race

Officer Killed in Action to be Honored with Foot Race

Aidan Kuester
March 10, 2016
Filed under Local News, News

As many OHS students know, last week saw one of the saddest and most serious occurrences within the NOVA area. While responding to a domestic violence call Officer Ashley Guindon was shot and killed, and several of her fellow officers were injured. The sad twist was this was Guindon's first day on the...

Spread the Word to End the Word

Spread the Word to End the Word

Ethan Sullivan
March 4, 2016
Filed under Events, Feature, News, Oakton students, Web exclusive

Oakton builds community, respect by pledging to end use of "R-word" Entering Oakton’s cafeteria for lunch on March 2, students were greeted with a nearly overwhelming display of celebration. For a room that is usually loud and exciting enough on its own, the cafeteria on this day was filled with a l...

A backdoor to iPhones holds solutions to FBI cases

A backdoor to iPhones holds solutions to FBI cases

Ishika Jain
March 1, 2016
Filed under National News, News, Web exclusive

Last week, a federal judge demanded that Apple help The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to get into the iPhone 5c of one of the San Berdino shooters, Syed Rizwan Farook. Farook, with his wife, orchestrated a mass shooting at the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health, last December....

FCPS closes school for Virginia primary

FCPS closes school for Virginia primary

Kristen Peters
February 23, 2016
Filed under Local News, News

Due to primary presidential elections in Virginia coming up, FCPS has chosen to close school Tuesday, Mar. 1 2016, also known as Super Tuesday. FCPS has chosen to replace their previous decision of a delayed opening on the morning of the first in order to cope with the crowds of voters coming in to...

Never a dull moment in the 2016 presidential campaign

Never a dull moment in the 2016 presidential campaign

Jessica Marshall
February 23, 2016
Filed under National News, News, Web exclusive

The 2016 presidential election campaign is taking shape very quickly, and it’s especially interesting for Oakton seniors who will get to vote for the first time this fall. Before we get to election day in November, however, both major political parties are engaged in a lengthy series of nominating...

School Board slip-up

School Board slip-up

Maddie Sheifer
February 23, 2016
Filed under Local News, News, Web exclusive

On President's Day, Monday, February 15, a massive ice storm hit the Fairfax County area. There were massive amounts of sleet and freezing rain, and the temperature was dropping throughout the day. It was obvious it was unsafe to drive. However, the operating status of schools the following day was still...

Justice Scalia’s legacy and the future of the Supreme Court: shocking death leads to many questions

Justice Scalia’s legacy and the future of the Supreme Court: shocking death leads to many questions

Lindsey Katsaros
February 19, 2016
Filed under National News, News, Web exclusive

On Feb. 13, 2016, 79 year old Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away. Justice Scalia had served on the  Supreme Court for over 29 years. Scalia had ongoing health issues, and was found dead at a hunting resort by the resort owner. The resort owner had gone up looking for him in his room af...

New Hampshire Primary

New Hampshire Primary

Victoria Grimm
February 19, 2016
Filed under National News, News, Web exclusive

On Tuesday, Feb. 9 2016 presidential candidates participated in the New Hampshire Primary, also known as the first-in-the-nation primary. The New Hampshire Primary is the first of many primary elections held to narrow down candidates by beginning the process of choosing delegates for the Democratic and...

Local student donates hundreds of stuffed animals to charity

Local student donates hundreds of stuffed animals to charity

Sam Rutzick
February 10, 2016
Filed under Local News, News, Web exclusive

Everyone at school has, at some time or another, seen the massive pile of teddy bears stuffed into the display case at the end of the main hallway. It's an interesting little tidbit, that has now disappeared from the school. The display case lies empty, and the stuffed animals are gone. Yet how and why...

FCPS students and parents coalesce in support of a fully funded budget

FCPS students and parents coalesce in support of a fully funded budget

Nina Jacobs
February 10, 2016
Filed under Local News, News, Web exclusive

On Thursday February 4, the FCPS School Board held a public hearing with regard to the proposed 2016-17 budget. Nearly two hundred supporters of this budget came out to have their voices heard at a meeting spanning four and a half hours. Anyone who wished to speak was required to register beforehan...

It’s as easy as ABC… or is it?

It’s as easy as ABC… or is it?

Aidan Kuester
February 8, 2016
Filed under National News, News

This past Saturday saw witness to what may end up being the most legendary SNAFU in the 2016 election so far. While this year has been no stranger to comedic moments, from the Sarah Palin endorsement speech to Jim Webb's slightly creepy statement on killing an NVA soldier, the opening to the last Republican...

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