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MacBook? More like ChromeBook.

MacBook? More like ChromeBook.

Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer

March 24, 2018


Filed under Feature, News, Web exclusive

 As a student at Oakton, you have likely become jealous of the hand full of students in your classes that whip out their shiny new MacBooks in class each day. As you wait for your sluggish Dell to boot up, the MacBook is up and running on the desk next to you getting the job done ages before you ha...

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

Zoe Sauger, Editorial Board

March 24, 2018


Filed under Feature

On March 14, 2018 Stephen Hawking passed away. He was seventy-six years old, which is a long life considering he was sick for most of it. In 1963, Hawking was diagnosed with a form of contracted motor neurone disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). He was given two years to live. however, to everyone’s...

“The Tribe has spoken”

“The Tribe has spoken”

March 23, 2018


Filed under A&E, Feature, Movies & TV

“Playing Survivor was a dream for most of my adult life.” -Brendan Shapiro

A STEMtatstic Weekend for Cougar Science

Clare Sparling, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


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

“Reason can answer questions but imagination has to ask them,” as once said by scientist Ralph W. Gerard. This quote was the theme for the 2018 Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Oakton sent twenty five students to the fair which is composed of over 400 projects. The fair is divid...

Studying is your new favorite social media trend

Studying is your new favorite social media trend

Emily Richardson, Editorial Board

February 27, 2018


Filed under A&E, Feature

Identifiable by their colorful notes, plethora of stationary, and bullet journals, things like Studygrams (Instagram accounts) and Studyblrs (Tumblr accounts) are growing in presence all across the internet. You may have seen them on your own social media feeds, perhaps asking the question ‘why?’....

School-shooting survivors ‘Stand up’

School-shooting survivors ‘Stand up’

Courtney Te, Editorial Board

February 26, 2018


Filed under Events, Feature, National News, News, Politics

   CNN was able to give a voice to the survivors of the mass school-shooting that occured in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last week on February 14th. Students were able to talk about their feelings about the national debate brought up by this tragic event over the cour...

Spring into Action

Jessica Marshall, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2018


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

   Saying goodbye to the Winter Sports’ season means saying hello to the new teams of Spring Sports at Oakton. This past week, tryouts were held almost every day for teams including Soccer, Lacrosse, Tennis, Cross Country, Baseball, and Softball. Despite the cold and rainy weather, the players push...

The best of spirit week

Payton Wozny, Editorial Board

February 23, 2018


Filed under A&E, Feature, Oakton students

Oakton students showed their enthusiasm for spirit week from February 20 to 24. Here are some of the most spirited students from this week. To start the week, the students wore their patriotic colors. Gabby Parrillo, a junior at Oakton, showed off her red, white, and blue on Tuesday to support her ...

What is the Exhibition of Learning?

Olivia Garrone, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Events, Feature, Web exclusive

“It is my deepest hope that everybody in the school has something they want to show, something they’re proud of, something they love,” said Hovanec.

Students in the Spotlight

Clare Sparling, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under National News, Oakton News, Oakton students, Politics

The deadly shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School has shaken the nation to its core. Yet despite the horrors that have occurred, the students of Stoneman Douglas have risen up in the face of adversity and are ready to tackle the issue of gun control. Students such as Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg, and ...

AP European History: A Look into the Past and Present

AP European History: A Look into the Past and Present

Jessica Marshall, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2018


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

With course selection days quickly approaching, it's time to start planning out the classes and electives you may want to take next year. It is important to take into account course rigor, with a range of honors and AP classes, and with one to two electives to add into the mix. When deciding which to...

Expectation VS. Reality of Electives

Riya Jain, Editorial Board

January 26, 2018


Filed under Feature, Oakton students

As course selection begins, students consult teachers and students about what classes to take next year. Although teachers know more about the courses, students are able to give more personal advice about what classes to take as they have had experience.   AP Computer Science Principles...

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