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A Walk for Friendship and Inclusion

A Walk for Friendship and Inclusion

Jessica Marshall, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2017


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

The annual Best Buddies Capital Region Friendship Walk was held on Saturday, October 21st on the National Mall. Members of Best Buddies Oakton participated in the walk and some have said that it was the best walk yet. Not only was team Oakton the 3rd fundraiser overall for donations, but they ...

How Old Is Too Old For Trick-or-Treating?

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

October 22, 2017


Filed under Oakton students, Opinion

Ding dong. The trick-or-treaters must be here! These are some great costumes! Hey, it’s that same kid again in the same pumpkin costume. He’s come by every year now, it’s like I’ve watched him grow up. He’s gotta be in what, high school now? He must be cutting it close, he’s growing a little too...

Powder puff not present

Powder puff not present

Rebecca Woodhouse, Editor-In-Chief

October 22, 2017


Filed under Events, Feature, Sports, Web exclusive

This fall, there appears to be a break in the tradition. Yes, the homecoming dance was this past weekend, and yes, the football team continues to play, but where are the powder puff practices? The intense flag football game between the junior class and senior class is not occurring during the fall thi...

How electives will help you later in life

How electives will help you later in life

Emily Richardson, Staff Writer

October 22, 2017


Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

Getting yourself through school day after school day can prove to be difficult, with the typical strain of less sleep and more stress. Taking notes can get repetitive, and testing gets dull quickly. Most students, however, have at least one class in their day where they can indulge in their interests-...

Sleep Deprivation

Sleep Deprivation

Katarina Faben, Editorial Board Member

October 22, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Oakton students

Did you know that teenagers require 8-10 hours of sleep a night? This statement is shocking to most. Most teens get less than 8 hours of sleep, as the average number varies between 7 to 7.5 hours a night. This issue is especially evident with the end of the quarter, as it marks the beginning of a str...

Underclassmen vs Honor Societies

Underclassmen vs Honor Societies

Courtney Te, Editorial Board Member

October 21, 2017


Filed under Feature, Oakton students

   Honor societies seem like untouchable to the average freshman and sophomore, something that will be dealt with at a later date. That’s because many have the preconception that all societies are exclusive to upperclassmen, which is certainly not true. While a majority of societies are exclusive to t...

Homecoming 2017 Pep Rally Recap

Jessica Marshall, Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2017


Filed under Events, Feature, Oakton News, Web exclusive

The 2017 Homecoming Spirit Week was definitely one of the most exciting spirit weeks we have had at Oakton in the past few years. With the fun “Glo-co” theme, both students and faculty were able to enjoy great festivities throughout the week leading up to Homecoming. What is the purpose of a pe...

Breaking the Bank: Cost of Homecoming

Breaking the Bank: Cost of Homecoming

Courtney Te, Editorial Board Member

October 17, 2017


Filed under Events, Feature, Oakton students

   Homecoming. It’s something that you should experience at least once in your high school career. The most popular music is blasting, everyone is dressed up nicely, and people are taking up the dance floor having a great time. But if you look closely at the details, you’ll see that the girl next...

Careers and Professions at Oakton

Emily Bach, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Oakton students

At a time of year ridden with college applications and new classes, questions like, “What do you want to do with your life?” seem to appear everywhere. For most high schoolers, the answers feel largely unattainable. But, within Oakton exists a plethora of diverging interests, talents and sto...

Got Senioritis?

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017


Filed under InDepth, Oakton students

The start of Fall means Halloween, scary movies, flannels, bonfires, and all things pumpkin spice. The side that no one talks about though, is the inevitable coughs and sniffles that Fall also brings. We’ve all been in that excruciatingly painful position with two plugged up nostrils and a dried up ...

A Spirit Week to Remember

A Spirit Week to Remember

Olivia Garrone, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under Feature, Oakton students, Web exclusive

All week, there was a buzz of excitement in the air that could only come from one thing: school spirit! As you know, this week was Oakton’s Annual Homecoming Spirit Week. We had four themed days: Tacky Tourist day, Groutfit day, Denim day, and Neon day, showcasing the Oakton community’s spirit just...

Shout out for SRO

Shout out for SRO

Rebecca Woodhouse, Editor-In-Chief

October 13, 2017


Filed under Events, Feature, Oakton students

Uber competitive. Talent everywhere. Qualified people around every corner. All of these descriptions can be associated with one place. Northern Virginia. While this rigorous environment can make it hard for students to stand out from the rest, this past week the list of musicians a part of the competi...

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