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A Productive Summer

summer classes to get credits completed
Layla Abshire , Staff Writer May 29, 2022

Some students think that summer is a time to be lazy and careless. A time to shut off the school switch in their brains, but in reality, summer is a great time to get things out of the way for the school...

Summer Tunes

Summer Tunes

Olivia Lieberman, Staff Writer May 27, 2022

As summer is quickly approaching, one amazing way to set the vibe for the warm months ahead is by relaxing to summer tunes. Music can be found in restaurants, while shopping, walking, or even while doing...

All About Our Stunning Mr. Stroud

All About Our Stunning Mr. Stroud

Tyler Donaldson, Staff Writer May 25, 2022

Mr. Stroud is an assistant principal here at Oakton.  Some of the benefits of working at Oakton according to him are that “students and staff are very friendly and fun to work with.”  Unfortunately,...

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Oakton Seniors Favorite Memories

Oakton Students Remembering Moments From High School
Blaise Wuest, Staff Writer May 23, 2022

High school is a major step in everyone's life. Even if you don’t think you enjoyed it as much as you did, High school is a place where young adults are shaped into the people they become in the future....

Sambusa Recipe

Sambusa Recipe

Anisa Nuir, Staff Writer May 23, 2022

Sambusa, commonly referred to as samosa, is a popular food shared all across the world. It can be eaten as an entree, side dish or snack. Although it is commonly believed to have originated from India,...

How does Mental Health Affect Athletes?

Dilara Vural, Staff Writer May 11, 2022

          Lately, the importance of mental health has become widespread throughout the athletic community. It is very important to advocate this topic in the athlete world. There are many students...

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AP’s = Overrated?

Are AP Classes Too Much For High School Students?
Layla Abshire, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

As students enter the AP testing season, last minute studying and stress piles up on top of a heavy end of the year workload. Some may question if all this stress is worth what AP classes and exams put...

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Microplastics in Human Blood? | New Study Shows the Presence of Microplastics within the Human Body

Emma Dennis, Editorial Board May 5, 2022

Scientists have been concerned about microplastics and their negative effects on life for years, will their concerns soon become a reality? Recently, scientists have made the alarming discovery that microplastics...

All About Our Wonderful Mr. Waxman

All About Our Wonderful Mr. Waxman

Tyler Donaldson, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

Introduction Mr. Eliot Waxman is a government teacher here at Oakton.  He teaches USVA Government HN, AP US Comparative Government (Super Seminar), and AP Research. According to Mr. Waxman, the best...

The mind of an Artist

Dilara Vural, Staff Writer March 1, 2022

Why she started and where it originated from    Oakton Senior, Zoe Gordiyenko, is having her artwork displayed in the Ernst Cultural Center museum from February 11th-March 4th . She has been drawing...

New opportunities for Dasha Potapov

Dilara Vural, Staff Writer December 9, 2021

        Dasha Potapov committed to UCONN and will be rowing for division one crew starting next fall. Dasha started rowing when she was 14 years old as a freshman and her enthusiasm for rowing never...

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Modern crime: the decline in crime

Nour Al-kaaby, Editoral Board September 26, 2021

America had reached its all-time high in crime rates in 1990. From the crack-cocaine epidemic to murder rates being higher than ever. The crime was only predicted to rise despite national efforts. Although...

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