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Rapports for Success

Rapports for Success

Arthur Kennington, Sports Editor
June 18, 2017
Filed under InDepth, Web exclusive

When a kid goes through the early stages of childhood, they leave their complacent life of having the main caretaker that is the parent, and become newly accustomed to a new guardian in their life that is the school teacher. A teacher is important in a student’s life as they grow up because the per...

The Mental and Physical Effects of Injuries on High School Athletes

Matthew Corgnati
June 18, 2017
Filed under Uncategorized, Web exclusive

  Throughout both the United States and countries throughout the world the competitive nature of children has been displayed through sports.High school sports have been prominent in the U.S. for many years but something that has been altered during this time is the injury rate. Injuries are ...

Using technology to help children with autism speak

Using technology to help children with autism speak

Katie Chang, Guest Writer
June 16, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Web exclusive

To many, autism is quite the mysterious disorder.  It is, understandably, confusing to witness one person diagnosed with autism appear to function normally in everyday life, while another individual with the ‘same condition’ is severely handicapped- in some cases to the point where he/she must ...

2017 Summer Transfer Window

2017 Summer Transfer Window

Matthew Corgnati, Staff Writer
June 16, 2017
Filed under Sports, Web exclusive

The summer transfer window is a time for teams across the globe to strengthen their squads and improve in positions in which they are lacking. Since it's the beginning of the window still, many transfers are still up in the air as of now. So far there have been 3 massive transfers and 2 more that are on...

Advice to Rising College Freshmen

Advice to Rising College Freshmen

Kathryn Tatum, Editor-in-chief
June 12, 2017
Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, Web exclusive

"If I could give one piece of advice to incoming freshman in college, it would be to meet as many people and remember as many names as you possibly can. In the first few weeks – especially if you go to a school where you don’t initially know anybody – it’s a blur of new faces and it can be hard...

The Flint Water Crisis: Lessons Learned

The Flint Water Crisis: Lessons Learned

Alice Yang, Guest Writer
May 18, 2017
Filed under National News, News, Web exclusive

On April 25th 2014, the city of Flint made a cost-saving decision to switch its water source from Lake Huron to the highly polluted Flint River. This seemingly minute change resulted in a huge disaster that is now known as the Flint Water Crisis. Less than two months into the switch, Flint residents...

El medio (ambiente) en la media

El medio (ambiente) en la media

Jessica Marshall, Arts and Entertainment Editor
May 17, 2017
Filed under Feature, Oakton News, Oakton students, Oakton teachers, Ventanas, Web exclusive

En la comunidad de Oakton, es importante que nosotros prestemos atención a los problemas del medio ambiente. Los estudiantes en las clases de Español 4 participaron en unos proyectos del medio ambiente en este pasado Abril. Ellos se dieron cuenta de que necesitamos incrementar nuestros esfuerzos ...

Special Olympics fundraisers to support today

Special Olympics fundraisers to support today

Jennifer Coon, Copy Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under News, Oakton News, Sports, Uncategorized, Web exclusive

  Many students at Oakton are involved in Special Olympics. Whether it be as a coach or athlete, these students are promoting inclusion at the community, state, and even global level. Each Special Olympics program Oakton has, basketball, track and field, and swimming, encourages all Oakton students ...

How Chelsea Won the 2016 EPL Title

How Chelsea Won the 2016 EPL Title
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Matthew Corgnati, Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
Filed under Sports, Web exclusive

After the whistle blew at the Hawthorns giving Chelsea a 1-0 victory over West Brom, they were mathematically crowned champions of the English Premier League. Despite having one of the league's strongest squads, not many people gave them a legitimate shot to jump from their 10th place finish in the 20...

Mother, Mom, Mère

Lindsey Katsaros, News Editor
May 14, 2017
Filed under InDepth, Web exclusive

On the Second Sunday in May, households across the United States commemorate their mothers with relaxing day off. Younger children will spoil their Mothers with homemade gifts, while older kids often choose to buy their gifts. While countries around the world spend the day honoring their Mothers, the...

North Korea and the Inevitable

North Korea and the Inevitable

Helen Shi, Guest Writer
May 12, 2017
Filed under News, Politics, Web exclusive, World News

On the rainy day of July 16th, 2015, Donald Trump announces his bid to run for president. What happens next, transforms international relations forever.   The Beginning After World War II ended, Russia and the United States posited themselves on two sides of Korea. The Russians looked southbou...

Oakton Swim Club sends six swimmers to Special Olympics in June

Oakton Swim Club sends six swimmers to Special Olympics in June

Jennifer Coon, Copy Editor
May 3, 2017
Filed under News, Sports, Swim & Dive, Web exclusive

  On Apr. 23, 14 Oakton Swim Club athletes competed at the Special Olympics Virginia Regional meet at George Mason University. At this meet, the athletes could qualify for the State Summer Games in June at the University of Richmond.   Oakton Swim Club is Oakton’s Special Olympics swim team. ...

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