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Homecoming 2017 Pep Rally Recap

Jessica Marshall, Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2017


Filed under Events, Feature, Oakton News, Web exclusive

The 2017 Homecoming Spirit Week was definitely one of the most exciting spirit weeks we have had at Oakton in the past few years. With the fun “Glo-co” theme, both students and faculty were able to enjoy great festivities throughout the week leading up to Homecoming. What is the purpose of a pe...

Breaking the Bank: Cost of Homecoming

Breaking the Bank: Cost of Homecoming

Courtney Te, Editorial Board Member

October 17, 2017


Filed under Events, Feature, Oakton students

   Homecoming. It’s something that you should experience at least once in your high school career. The most popular music is blasting, everyone is dressed up nicely, and people are taking up the dance floor having a great time. But if you look closely at the details, you’ll see that the girl next...

Careers and Professions at Oakton

Emily Bach, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Oakton students

At a time of year ridden with college applications and new classes, questions like, “What do you want to do with your life?” seem to appear everywhere. For most high schoolers, the answers feel largely unattainable. But, within Oakton exists a plethora of diverging interests, talents and sto...

A Spirit Week to Remember

A Spirit Week to Remember

Olivia Garrone, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under Feature, Oakton students, Web exclusive

All week, there was a buzz of excitement in the air that could only come from one thing: school spirit! As you know, this week was Oakton’s Annual Homecoming Spirit Week. We had four themed days: Tacky Tourist day, Groutfit day, Denim day, and Neon day, showcasing the Oakton community’s spirit just...

Shout out for SRO

Shout out for SRO

Rebecca Woodhouse, Editor-In-Chief

October 13, 2017


Filed under Events, Feature, Oakton students

Uber competitive. Talent everywhere. Qualified people around every corner. All of these descriptions can be associated with one place. Northern Virginia. While this rigorous environment can make it hard for students to stand out from the rest, this past week the list of musicians a part of the competi...

Winning at worlds

Winning at worlds

Rebecca Woodhouse, Feature Editor

June 5, 2017


Filed under Feature, Oakton students

Juniors Shazmeena Khattak and Sambriddi Pandey recently won first place at DECA Internationals in the Sports & Entertainment Operations Research (SEOR) event. Their competitors came from all around the world, ranging from places such as China, Japan, other states in the US, and even the people who ...

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 ...

How Oakton High School students came to decide their next home

How Oakton High School students came to decide their next home

Nikhil Mahajan, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Feature, Oakton students

Choosing your main source of education and ultimately your home for the next four years is likely one of the if not the hardest decisions a teenager has to make when deciding their college. Many sorts of things appeal to different sorts of students when it comes to selecting a college. Some enjoy the rive...

Oakton Events and Occurrences

Oakton Events and Occurrences

Katarina Faben, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Feature, Oakton students

Big Sib Project What is the BigSib Project? The Big Siblings program is a school wide effort to create a comfortable atmosphere for rising freshmen. Any current Oakton student can sign up, to help a ninth grader find their way around the school. Applicants will either be assigned a rising freshman,...

Bringing true change to Oakton community

Bringing true change to Oakton community

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...

What’s MIST?

What’s MIST?

Yara Mohamed, staff writer

April 30, 2017


Filed under Feature, Oakton students

People enjoy finding others with similar interests and passions. It’s fun and easier to connect with someone if they both like the same things. It’s also nice to have people who come from similar cultural and religious backgrounds. But what happens if you could combine the two? MIST,Muslim Interscholastic...

Getting to know Mr. Meier

Getting to know Mr. Meier

Rebecca Woodhouse, Feature Editor

April 30, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Oakton News, Oakton teachers, Uncategorized

Former Robinson principal Dan Meier seems to be fitting into his role as interim principal at Oakton just fine. After Dr. Banbury left his role as principal of OHS during spring break to move up to the role as Executive Principal in the FCPS Region 1 office, there was a vacancy in the school adminis...

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