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Ryan’s story

Ryan’s story

Katie Thompson and Rebecca Woodhouse

March 15, 2017


Filed under Events, Feature, Web exclusive

As students exited the auditorium on Thursday morning, the atmosphere was heavy. Students weren’t laughing and joking as usual. Instead, they were serious, contemplating the message they had just heard. The story of Ryan Halligan is certainly one that provokes deeper thought. John Halligan came t...

DECA dimes dominate States

Jessica Marshall, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 14, 2017


Filed under Events, Feature, Oakton students, Web exclusive

  DECA is one of the most popular organizations at Oakton, thriving with students from classes. To be in DECA, one must be in a business-related class at Oakton, like Entrepreneurship or Marketing. Throughout the year, students learn marketing techniques and research plans, all culminating in prese...

Oakton TSA places first at regionals

Lindsey Katsaros, News Editor

March 13, 2017


Filed under Events, Feature, Oakton students, Web exclusive

  On March 4, Oakton Technology Student Association, TSA, competed School in the Northern Virginia Regional Competition at Briar Woods High School. The club competed in a wide array of categories, covering many topics on the STEM spectrum, such as digital video production, systems control...

Oakton ends the word

Oakton ends the word

Jennifer Coon, Copy Editor

March 11, 2017


Filed under Events, Feature

  On March 8, Best Buddies held their annual Spread the Word to End the Word day. This campaign is meant for people to stop the use of the r-word or “retard.” This derogatory word has been used to describe people with mental disabilities in the past, and Best Buddies wants to discontinue the use o...

Oakton administration cracks down on students leaving school

Oakton administration cracks down on students leaving school

Kristen Peters, Copy Editor

March 9, 2017


Filed under Oakton students

You’re walking fast down the hallway, the door to the parking lot in sight. You look around and see no administrators. The coast is clear. You hurry out to your car and see your friend waiting for you. You quickly get in your car and drive through the lot, about to reach freedom. You think you’ve...

Senior class trip to Capitol Hill

Senior class trip to Capitol Hill

Kathryn Tatum, Editor-in-chief

March 3, 2017


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

Students taking any level of a government class, which includes all seniors, took a trip to Capitol Hill on Wed. March 1. Government teachers, other faculty, and parents also joined them to direct the trip and act as chaperones. As government students learn about the legislative process of how a bill b...

Climate change: what is it?

Climate change: what is it?

Yara Mohamed, staff writer

March 1, 2017


Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

Taking care of our earth is something we get taught from a young age. Everyone first learns the three r’s: reuse,reduce, and recycle. We are told don’t litter. Donate old clothes. Throw bottles in the special green basket. And as we grow up we learn more about the world and the state its environment...

What’s Old is New Again: The “New” Nokia 3310

What’s Old is New Again: The “New” Nokia 3310

Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017


Filed under Feature

  Mobile World Congress (MWC) is an annual technology conference where many big technology companies introduce new flashy phones into the market. The 2017 conference is being held in Barcelona and ends March 2nd. Many companies like LG and Motorola have already announced new and exciting thinner, fast...

Swimming for the team

Swimming for the team

March 1, 2017


Filed under Feature, Oakton students, Sports, Swim & Dive

It’s time to get in the zone. Lie down and put on your headphones. Layer up in clothes to get sweaty. Start getting mentally prepared. It’s time to swim. Senior Tommy Hallock competed in 4 events for the 6A state meet on February 17 at George Mason University Aquatic Center. As a strong freestyler,...

Oh gnome they didn’t!

Jennifer Coon, Copy Editor

March 1, 2017


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

  Over the course of four days, a few members of the Best Buddies Oakton program visited four local news stations, 94.7 Fresh FM, WJLA ABC 7, Fox 5 News, and WUSA 9 News. All four students, with their Buddy, had their own day to visit a different station. They got to meet the cast and crew of the s...

Black Student Union standing up for inclusion

Jessica Marshall, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 1, 2017


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

  To wrap Black History Month on a good note, Oakton’s Black Student Union Club had a troublesome yet successful spirit week. Black Student Union, or BSU, is a new club formed to promote inclusion for all, including groups of blacks, whites, Muslims, Asians, and Hispanics. The club recently ventured out ...

Staying updated with speech

Rebecca Woodhouse, staff writer

February 21, 2017


Filed under Feature, Oakton students, Web exclusive

Think of a club that's like Model UN, Debate, and We the People but not quite. For some people, this may be a difficult task, as Oakton's speech team doesn't get much recognition. Irregardless of this, the speech team has achieved many great things this school year. The speech club is different than...

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