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Third Quarter at Oakton: How to Deal with Stress

March 13, 2019


Filed under Oakton students

As most students know, high school can be very stressful, especially in the third quarter when you seem to have endless homework and projects in every class. “I’ve been working on an English project all weekend that is going to be half my grade. I’m almost finished, but as soon as I do I need to g...

Breakfast On-The-Go

Breakfast On-The-Go

Haley Longfellow, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, Oakton students, Opinion

Sitting down and having a healthy breakfast is only a dream for many sleepy students. Tired from pushing through homework assignments late at night, many of us choose to wait until the last possible second in the morning to hop out of bed, frantically get dressed, and grab a granola bar before dashi...

2019 SATs

Pari Abdollahi, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019


Filed under Oakton students

The SATs are coming up and students are preparing themselves for it. Even though students stress so much during the school year, SATs bring greater stress for the students because their future depends on the results of the SAT.   An anonymous junior in Oakton high school explained what strateg...

Debate Team’s Season Ending

Debate Team’s Season Ending

Riya Jain, Editorial Board

March 11, 2019


Filed under Events

This past weekend, the Oakton debate team competed at its last tournament. This tournament was one of the most important tournaments of the year because each competitor had to qualify to compete at the tournament. If a debater does well at the tournament and places in the top 6, they have qualified ...

Stress and What Causes It

Stress and What Causes It

Sebastian Osea, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Oakton students

  What is Stress?   Stress is our body's way of responding to tasks related to anything physically or mentally in our bodies.Stress is a mental or emotional tension that results from a highly demanding situation.We need stress to survive, too little can give us depression, too much ...

Help Local Kids and Teens in Foster Care!

Help Local Kids and Teens in Foster Care!

Haley Longfellow, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


Filed under Oakton students

Sadly, some foster children have never had their birthdays celebrated in the midst of bouncing from temporary home to temporary home. When it comes to helping these kids, fulfilling basic needs undoubtedly takes top priority. It is still important, though, for all children to experience some excitement a...

Recycling at Oakton

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

March 2, 2019


Filed under Feature, Oakton students, Web exclusive

According to FCPS Get2Green, the environmental stewardship program for Fairfax County Public Schools, Oakton has never been high on the charts for recycling. In the last year, Oakton produced a total of 282,903 pounds of trash and only  78,024 pounds of recycling - a minuscule number in comparison. Thi...

February Fitness Buddies

February Fitness Buddies

Katarina Faben, Editorial Board

March 1, 2019


Filed under Feature

On February 26th, Oakton Best Buddies hosted their monthly Fitness Buddies event in which passionate members gathered together in the Cafeteria for an afternoon of fun and fitness. A number of Oakton teachers led various activities in the gym for to get the buddies and students up and ready to take o...

Oakton High School’s Crew

Maddie Flickinger, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under Crew, Events, News, Oakton News, Oakton students

Oakton’s Crew team started up it’s spring season this past week, after three months of winter conditioning on the rowing machines. The rowers are off to the Occoquan river to start practicing for their first race, the Polar Bear Regatta, which is in late March. Oakton’s crew team has more rowers this ...

Thinking about what to take next year?

Thinking about what to take next year?

Courtney Te, Editorial Board

January 19, 2019


Filed under Feature, InDepth, Oakton students, Opinion

With registration just around the corner (and for some, already beginning), many rising juniors and seniors are stressing about the potential options for their courses for next year. While Oakton students are notorious for taking 3+ AP level classes and multiple honors courses, I am here to be the on...

FCPS goes solar

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


Filed under Feature, Local News, Oakton News, Oakton students, Politics

In the words of School Board Member Ryan McElveen, “2018 has been the year of the student activist.” While students across Fairfax County procured notable achievements in areas like dress code reform and climate change action in the past year, one particular group of students most recently ch...

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