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Tests: does Oakton really have it figured out?

Tests: does Oakton really have it figured out?

Courtney Te, Editorial Board

May 9, 2018


Filed under InDepth, Oakton students

   Oakton prides itself on its unique testing system that is unseen anywhere else in Fairfax county. From standardized in-class testing to group testing to take home tests, Oakton has managed to explore each option to figure out what works best for students. That being said, what are the pros and con...

A Preview of Titanic: the Musical

A Preview of Titanic: the Musical

Jessica Marshall, Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2018


Filed under A&E, Events, Feature, Music, Oakton News, Oakton students, Theater, Web exclusive

Lindsey Jacobson (12), member of Oakton Theatre and Chorus for the past four years, has been studying "dramaturgy" for this year’s spring musical, Titanic, which will be shown on May 3rd-5th and 11th-12th at 7:00 p.m. In other words, aside from being one of the main characters, she has been studyi...

Oakton’s First Track Meet Of the Season

Juvianna Mullings, Staff writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under Oakton students, Outdoor Track & Field, Sports, Uncategorized

    Last Saturday, April 7th, Oakton’s Varsity track team attended the annual Carolyn Legard Relays hosted at Wt. Woodson high school at 9 am. The weather was gloomy and harsh so some schools were debating whether to participate, and there ended up being a total of 28 schools ready to ...

The radiance of Three Steps Charity

The radiance of Three Steps Charity

Ashleigh Tain, Editorial Board

April 15, 2018


Filed under A&E, Feature, Lifestyle, Oakton students

After the morning news reads the special announcements, a tangible energy of anticipation overwhelms the buzzing students. A sense of pride instills the atmosphere; a spirit painted by students each holding his own bag or box of worn shoes and a big smile to match. For a week, the homerooms have been...

Everything you need to know about AP exams

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018


Filed under Feature, Oakton News, Oakton students, Oakton teachers, Web exclusive

AP exams are approaching fast and everyone at Oakton feels the stress. Some students are taking their first AP exam this year, while others are experienced veterans. Nonetheless, everyone is nervous as May creeps closer. Here is everything you need to know about the AP exams. About AP Exams The...

Cultural Festival Reflections

Clare Sparling, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Feature, Oakton News, Oakton teachers

As Mr. Lee prepares to leave Oakton next year, he has provided insight into the cultural festival experience. Every year cultural festival, with it’s bright colors and myriad of songs from all over the world, captures the hearts of the Oakton community. The beautiful fan dance, exciting Wushu perfo...

Post College Apps: Seniors’ Thoughts

Amy Dai, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Feature, Oakton students

After almost 3 long months of anxious waiting, seniors have now heard their long awaited college admissions decisions. Colleges in the United States sent out the last of their notifications on April 1 (with exceptions to colleges that accept applications on a rolling basis) and are giving seniors 1 month ...

Places to Eat in Vienna

Zoe Sauger, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Feature

Everyone loves food. However, it can sometimes be difficult to find the trendy places you see on Instagram or Twitter. And, even if you do find them, they might not have good food. So, I tried to find the trendiest places to eat that also had good food, and of course were photogenic. I find the restaura...

Rejecting the R-Word

Rejecting the R-Word

Katarina Faben, Editorial Board Member

April 12, 2018


Filed under Feature, Oakton students

On April 4th, Best Buddies held their annual Spread the Word to End the Word celebration during lunch in the cafeteria. During the event, Oakton students signed the campaign created by the Best Buddies organization dedicated towards spreading awareness to end the use of the R-word in schools. Tommy Mc...

Oakton Improvables

Oakton Improvables

Nathan Tankel, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Feature

The Oakton Improvables is a club that performs multiple times a year at Oakton High School. Their performances are comedic and are free to attend. The brand of comedy their show consists of is known as improv which means nothing is scripted and the performers have to improvise on their feet while on stage. T...

A Snowy Spring

A Snowy Spring

Olivia Garrone, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

It seems like everybody’s snow dances, inside-out pajamas, and spoon-under-the-pillow antics have finally paid off - a few months later than expected. The biggest snow of 2018 happened in the spring, just days before Spring Break. Since then, snowflake icons have been gracing our weather apps sporad...

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