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New year’s resolutions and how to keep them

Gracie Mouzavires, Staff Writer

December 16, 2017


Filed under Feature

Every year people come up with goals for the next year. Working out, getting better grades, and eating better are common resolutions. It seems like a good idea but we often seem to forget all of our resolutions once the new year starts. We also tend to set insanely high expectations for ourselves, mak...

Christmas Cookies

Katarina Faben, Clare Sparling, Editorial Board Member, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under Feature

Christmas Cookies Merry music has begun playing across town, vibrant lights adorn houses, and glowing trees can be seen through the windows. The holiday season is quickly approaching, as the time to prepare is dwindling. With the shortness of time comes the need for quick and easy last-minute cookin...

Oh mother-in-law

Oh mother-in-law

Zoe Sauger, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


Filed under Feature

Top Tips: The holidays are not about you The holidays are about being nice to everyone. So, even if someone is not being nice to you, be nice anyway. The season is all about giving and being selfless. It is better to be a kind and loving person rather than the selfish one that just had an...

How Loud Can Poetry Be?

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


Filed under A&E, Art, Oakton students

Poetry Out Loud has come and gone, but there is still much to recap. Last week on December 7th, a number of Oakton’s poets, sonneteers, and rhymesters competed in the annual Poetry Out Loud contest. Poetry Out Loud is an annual competition hosted by Mr. Lawless that encourages students to write...

How to Prevent a Cold Before it Begins

Emily Bach, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


Filed under Oakton students

The seasons are beginning to change, the leaves beginning to brown, and colds are on a steadily increasing rise. Here are a few of the best tips for preventing one before it begins. Sleep, like Actually Sleep We know it’s easy to forget about sleeping in the midst of stress, especially...

How to Find Your PSAT Scores

Olivia Garrone, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Web exclusive

The PSATs. The only test that causes equal amounts of stress, excitement, and memes. It’s been so long since we’ve taken it that you may have forgotten. And that’s okay, because your score doesn’t count for anything! But if you do remember the test, and are curious about your score, you will...

Behind the Scenes of Oakton Drama

Emily Bach, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Feature, Oakton students

Almost everyone is familiar with the locally-famous Oakton drama program. They’re widely known for their creative and high-quality productions, complete with invigorating storylines, exceptional actors, and a fantastic pit orchestra. However, behind the scenes of the plays we’ve come to love are...

PANIC!!!

Kalina Boshkovska, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017


Filed under Feature

“What if i fail?” “Did i study enough?” “I’m not going to make it in time”. All of these are things that go through an average high school teenagers mind almost every day. Parents, teachers, and even our peers often overlook the anxiety we experience. Like many other teens I’ve heard t...

Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

Grace Mouzavires, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017


Filed under Feature

November marks the beginning of Stomach cancer awareness month. A lot of us are focusing on thanksgiving and shoveling our faces with food while their are others living with little to no stomach. Stomach cancer is the third leading cost of cancer and yet it is still under funded. Food is an important pa...

A Music Filled Road Trip

A Music Filled Road Trip

Rebecca Woodhouse, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Oakton News, Oakton students

       Who would want to go on a trip full of driving, concerts, sleeping, and more concerts? For the students in Oakton band, their two day trip on November 15 and 16 included exactly that.    Oakton’s band was selected for the highly prestigious Virginia Music Educators Associatio...

Up before the sun

Up before the sun

Emily Richardson, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017


Filed under Feature

For any average high school student, their alarm may go off at any point between 5:30 and 7:00 A.M. From there, it’s a slow and groggy morning as they go through their routine and prepare for the school day ahead, possibly running facts they memorized the night before through their mind or wondering...

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