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Jessica Marshall and Ishika Jain
April 30, 2017
Filed under Events, Feature, Oakton News, Oakton students, Oakton teachers, Web exclusive

Project Based Learning has always played a vital role in Oakton’s curriculum and gives teachers a way to convey the same material in a more engaging method. Students also benefit from these new assessments as it caters to those who are better at expressing what they’ve learned in a creative way inste...

Champions League Quarter Finals

Champions League Quarter Finals

Matthew Corgnati, Staff Writer
April 30, 2017
Filed under College & Professional Sports, Sports, Web exclusive

The UEFA Champions League is the world's biggest stage for European clubs to compete at the highest levels against the top teams from other nations. The quarter finals saw Leicester City vs Atletico Madrid, Juventus vs Barcelona, Dortmund vs Monaco, and Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich. This years competition...

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...

Treat yourself to a break

Jennifer Coon, Copy Editor
March 28, 2017
Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, Web exclusive

  The end of third quarter is one of the most stressful times of the year for any high school student. With teachers cramming multiple tests and projects into the quarter before spring break, it is hard to maintain it all. Your planner could look a little bit like ~this~:   This larger than average workload ...

Ryan’s story

Ryan’s story

Katie Thompson and Rebecca Woodhouse
March 15, 2017
Filed under Events, Feature, Web exclusive

As students exited the auditorium on Thursday morning, the atmosphere was heavy. Students weren’t laughing and joking as usual. Instead, they were serious, contemplating the message they had just heard. The story of Ryan Halligan is certainly one that provokes deeper thought. John Halligan came t...

DECA dimes dominate States

Jessica Marshall, Arts and Entertainment Editor
March 14, 2017
Filed under Events, Feature, Oakton students, Web exclusive

  DECA is one of the most popular organizations at Oakton, thriving with students from classes. To be in DECA, one must be in a business-related class at Oakton, like Entrepreneurship or Marketing. Throughout the year, students learn marketing techniques and research plans, all culminating in prese...

Oakton TSA places first at regionals

Lindsey Katsaros, News Editor
March 13, 2017
Filed under Events, Feature, Oakton students, Web exclusive

  On March 4, Oakton Technology Student Association, TSA, competed School in the Northern Virginia Regional Competition at Briar Woods High School. The club competed in a wide array of categories, covering many topics on the STEM spectrum, such as digital video production, systems control...

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...

Climate change: what is it?

Climate change: what is it?

Yara Mohamed, staff writer
March 1, 2017
Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

Taking care of our earth is something we get taught from a young age. Everyone first learns the three r’s: reuse,reduce, and recycle. We are told don’t litter. Donate old clothes. Throw bottles in the special green basket. And as we grow up we learn more about the world and the state its environment...

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 ...

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