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Astronaut Scott Kelly achieves a long feat in space

Astronaut Scott Kelly achieves a long feat in space

Veda Bhatia
March 14, 2016
Filed under National News, News, Web exclusive

On March 27, 2015, astronaut Scott Kelly lifted off from Kazakhstan to the International Space Station to begin his year in space. The reason for this long mission was for scientists to experiment on what space does on the human body. What scientists know is that bones get weaker and hearts beat less...

#PledgeForParity

#PledgeForParity

Rebecca Woodhouse
March 14, 2016
Filed under News, Web exclusive, World News

Parity: the state or condition for being equal, especially regarding status or play. For many, this word may not mean much. But on International Women’s Day, which occurred on Tuesday, March 8, women all over the world celebrated the progress of women to social, economic, political, and cultural achievement. The...

Bernie Sanders wins Michigan Democratic Primary

Bernie Sanders wins Michigan Democratic Primary

Kathryn Tatum
March 10, 2016
Filed under National News, News, Web exclusive

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders won Michigan over Hillary Clinton in a huge upset on Tuesday, March 8. Sanders won 50 percent of the state’s vote while Clinton won 48 percent. This win for Sanders surprised nearly everyone – even the Sanders campaign.  When the victory was announced, at about 11pm,...

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...

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