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Back of the Fridge Badlands

May 7, 2019


Filed under Events, Lifestyle

You open and close the refrigerator door as if next time you open it there will be a prepared meal waiting to be eaten, but sadly all that resides in the fridge are leftovers from two days ago, sauces and condiments, and assortments of individual foods used together to make a meal. Laziness and wanti...

Audi A5 Review

Audi A5 Review

Brendan Belligham

May 6, 2019


Filed under Feature

Audi is a German auto manufacturer under the Volkswagen group that produces luxury sedans, SUVs, coupes, and convertibles. The four ring logo signifies the four companies that combined to create the precursor company to Audi, Auto Union in 1935. Audi’s current lineup consists of the luxury sedans a...

POL Prep

Veronica Preaskorn, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019


Filed under Oakton News, Oakton students

The end of the 2018-2019 school year begins to drag to an end. During the very last week of school, freshmen through juniors will present their Presentation of Learning (POL). Before that however, they have to prepare for them. In English classes, teachers have prepared their students with various pro...

Teacher Appreciation Week

Portia Dai, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019


Filed under Events, Oakton News, Oakton students, Oakton teachers

It’s May and while that means the end of the year is approaching, it also means that our teachers have been teaching us for nine months. This week is teacher appreciation week and this provides a perfect time for you to give thanks to your teacher for instructing you throughout the year. Here are s...

Where to Find a Summer Job

Olivia Garrone, Staff Writer

May 5, 2019


Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

As tempting as it is to spend all summer working on a tan, the long hours of freedom are perfect for more than just relaxation-there is a no better time for high schoolers to make some extra cash! The only problem is that it can be difficult to find companies that hire minors. If you are stuck and wondering...

Students Demand Action Party

Students Demand Action Party

Zoe Siamon, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019


Filed under Feature, Oakton students

On May 2nd, Oakton’s Students Demand Action club is hosting a party to raise awareness of gun violence and the need for background checks. The party will take place in Mr. McCulla’s room, 228. There will be food and trivia, and not to mention the exciting prizes of hydro flasks and airpods! T...

Juniors Combat Finals Week

Juniors Combat Finals Week

Riya Jain, Editorial Board

April 30, 2019


Filed under Oakton News, Oakton students

Although it is uncommon in a lot of Fairfax County Public Schools, many AP classes at Oakton High School administer their final exams before AP exams begin. Holding final exams before AP exams forces students to prepare and be ready for the AP exam in addition to the final. As junior year is famously know...

5 Innovative Tips to Prepare for Exams

5 Innovative Tips to Prepare for Exams

Haley Longfellow, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, Oakton students

Many Oakton students can agree that this is the craziest time of year. Just as extracurricular activities are in full swing, making students very busy, nature is coming into full-bloom, provoking allergies. Most daunting, though, is the fact that exams are quickly approaching, casting an increasingly heavy s...

How Effective Are Therapy Dogs?

Lizzie Thompson, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019


Filed under Events

    Therapy dogs have been a long time adding to Oakton stress less week by having petting sessions available during lunch. Although dogs are very cute, and of course, it is always nice to have dogs wandering around during the school day, the big question is if these therapy dogs actually help ment...

Prelude to Prom

Olivia Garrone, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019


Filed under Events, Feature, Oakton students, Web exclusive

The spirit week that kicked off this past Monday was a fitting lead up to prom. A flurry of activity, from dressing up in tie-dye, jerseys, wacky wear, superhero clothing, and class colors, to musical chairs during lunch, helped to get students in the festive spirit of prom. Spirit days are diffi...

The Benefits of Yoga

The Benefits of Yoga

Portia Dai, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019


Filed under Events, Lifestyle, Oakton students

During the morning announcements, you may have heard that “yoga will be in the aux gym today.” These yoga sessions are led by Jenny Ferguson who has been teaching these classes since they started. These half hour sessions help students relax and relieve themselves of stress. As the SOL and exam ...

Stress less, laugh more week

Katarina Faben, Editorial Board

April 25, 2019


Filed under News, Oakton students

As final exams draw near, students are beginning to feel the pressure of important deadlines quickly approaching. The final push begins with hours filled with studying and building strategies for taking final exams. Students place a great deal of pressure on themselves to do well, sometimes even sacr...

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