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The Oakton Improvables finally hit the stage

The Oakton Improvables finally hit the stage

Veda Bhatia

February 23, 2016


Filed under A&E, Oakton students, Theater, Web exclusive

The award winning Oakton Improvables have done it yet again. After having their show cancelled three times due to inclement weather, the Oakton Improvables finally got to get on stage on February 19. This free performance was open to anyone and everyone. The audience ranged from children to teens to...

“Destination Disney” is a smashing success

“Destination Disney” is a smashing success

Kathryn Tatum

February 8, 2016


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

When I walked into the auditorium for chorus' production of "Destination Disney", it was clear this was not a normal chorus concert. The average age of the audience was significantly younger than usual. Little kids of all ages swarmed the aisles and climbed on the auditorium seats, some occasionally...

It’s Always Sunny in Fairfax County Pt 2

It’s Always Sunny in Fairfax County Pt 2

aliciakay

January 29, 2016


Filed under Feature, Local News, News, Web exclusive

Casey Grage, senior at James Madison High School, and the rest of the JMHS Students for Environmental Action Club (SEA Club) took the school board meeting by sunny storm. The School Board meeting at Luther Jackson Middle School on Thursday, January 21st was addressing a new cooling system at Irving...

Locked-In

Locked-In

Maddie Sheifer

January 28, 2016


Filed under Feature, News, Sports

After both the boys and girls varsity swim and dive teams came out victorious in their meets against Chantilly last Friday evening, the team participated in one of their most sacred events of the season. The Oakton Swim and Dive team is the only sports team at Oakton to be allowed to host a lock-in event....

Holiday guide to Secret Santa presents

Holiday guide to Secret Santa presents

Kristen Peters

December 15, 2015


Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

As the holiday season rolls around once again, so does the much-dreaded stress of buying the perfect gift for your Secret Santa(s). For those of you who have no clue where to even begin your everlasting Christmas shopping adventures, follow these steps to finding the perfect present for your Secret Santa: 1....

Winter’s Trends

Winter’s Trends

Nathan Tankel

December 11, 2015


Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

Winter is the coldest season of the year and a lot of its most popular trends are drawn from efforts to stay comfortable in the cold weather; most famous: hot chocolate. Hot chocolate, a delicious drink, is enjoyed by many Americans. It is  seen as the typical beverage enjoyed after a fun day of frolicking...

So It’s Been Saeed: Pakistani exchange student sets out to shatter stereotypes from around the world

So It’s Been Saeed: Pakistani exchange student sets out to shatter stereotypes from around the world

Ethan Sullivan

December 9, 2015


Filed under Feature

Most would recognize his voice from the daily morning announcements. Many juniors are familiar with his face from their classes together. His presence at Oakton has grown undeniable, but what many do not know about junior Saryal Saeed is the captivating story which has brought him to the school, and...

Marriya Schwarz: National Finalist and Award Winner

Marriya Schwarz: National Finalist and Award Winner

Morgan Cooper

December 9, 2015


Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

Senior Marriya Schwarz, an Opus Literary Magazine editor-in-chief, designed a flamboyant and intriguing spread for the past year's issue, Silhouette. The spread had a full color giraffe with a green background and a notebook spine down the center of the two pages. To make this design work, Schwarz spent...

It’s always sunny in Fairfax County

It’s always sunny in Fairfax County

aliciakay

December 1, 2015


Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

On Nov. 23 2015, Susan Stillman and Susan Weltz from the VA Sierra Club gave a special presentation to the JMHS Students for Environmental Action (SEA Club) on how the use of solar energy can be applicable in FCPS. It all started in 2013, when student leaders in Albemarle county schools teamed up ...

Black Friday: A Love/Hate Relationship

Black Friday: A Love/Hate Relationship

Jessica Marshall

November 26, 2015


Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

Black Friday is known as a crazy day full of busy shoppers hunting for the best sales at stores. Some people who are avid black Friday shoppers go every year, and start shopping at midnight that day. People love getting all their holiday shopping done in one day, at the same time as getting great prices...

Oakton Drama Announces Spring Musical

Oakton Drama Announces Spring Musical

Nina Jacobs

November 23, 2015


Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

In a widely anticipated announcement, Oakton Drama revealed the spring musical on Oct. 30. Though many thought this year's show couldn't possibly top last year's Mary Poppins, The Phantom of the Opera seems to have done just that. The challenge Phantom presents is greater than any show Oakton has undert...

VOTE for the Best of Oakton Homecoming 2015

VOTE for the Best of Oakton Homecoming 2015

Kathryn Tatum

November 17, 2015


Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

Which do you think the bestproposal for homecoming was? ...

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