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A Touch of GRACE

Steven Stavrakis, Editor In Chief

September 29, 2016


Filed under A&E, Art, Feature, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Friday afternoon, school is over, it’s time to relax. I find myself in Reston Town Center eating ice cream from a small cup, sitting in an open square watching the fountain go through its cycles. There is a constant drum of people from nearby restaurants, Barcelona and Bartaco to my left, Vapianos be...

Starting Anew

Starting Anew

Gaby Brennan, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016


Filed under Feature, Oakton students

The beginning of a new school year is stressful for any student. There’s a new schedule, a new set of teachers, and, of course, a new amount of homework and projects to worry about. However, the dread of the first day of school can be multiplied for students transferring from foreign countries. In...

Trials and Transitions

Trials and Transitions

September 29, 2016


Filed under Feature, InDepth, Oakton students

Exploring the adjustments at each grade level    The beginning of a new school year is always an exciting time. Students gather new supplies, new outfits, and take on a new attitude towards a new grade level. When we are younger, each grade may bring a few new aspects, however, during high school...

Show our Oakton alumni you care (package)!

Show our Oakton alumni you care (package)!

Jennifer Coon, Copy Editor

August 26, 2016


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

On June 21, the Oakton High School class of 2016 officially graduated and began to commence their new chapters of their lives. As a majority of them chose to attend college this upcoming fall, the rising college freshmen began to prepare for their new lives as a college student. However, leaving their...

Love and Unity: A Message for All Saeeds of the World

Love and Unity: A Message for All Saeeds of the World

Ethan Sullivan, Editor-in-chief

June 23, 2016


Filed under Feature, Oakton students, Web exclusive

When news struck of the tragedy that passed in an Orlando nightclub earlier this month, a cocktail of emotions was incited in people around the world. Most decried the hate and ostracizing sentiments that remain attached to the gay community. Some called out the media for its obsessive portrayal o...

Which Virginia college are you?

Maggie Campbell, Online Editor

June 14, 2016


Filed under Feature, Oakton students, Web exclusive

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Best Buddies Happenings

Best Buddies Happenings

Maddie Sheifer

May 23, 2016


Filed under Events, Feature, Oakton students

As the academic school year has been wrapping up, more and more events have been happening to celebrate. Although graduation is the biggest event to come to mind, there has actually been quite a bit of events held for a special club at Oakton. This club is Oakton's chapter of Best Buddies. Best Buddies...

Competition: Performing ● Innovating ● Racing

Competition:                      Performing ● Innovating ● Racing

Kathryn Tatum, Editor-in-chief

May 19, 2016


Filed under A&E, Events, Feature, Music, Oakton students, Theater, Uncategorized

  Performing Pacing the waiting room of a Baltimore community college, Jillian Tate sang a scale to warm up her voice. The 17-year-old Oakton junior was awaiting her turn to impress the judges at the DC Maryland NATS singing competition, along with 40 others. High school and college st...

Remembering Ms. Weger

Remembering Ms. Weger

Andrew Lokay

May 16, 2016


Filed under Feature, Oakton teachers, Web exclusive

Ms. Melissa Weger, a U.S. history and psychology teacher, passed away Friday, May 6 due to complications from leukemia. Ms. Weger taught at Oakton for two years, beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, and although she was relatively new to our community, she was an integral part of it. Ms. Weger was...

Oakton Student Places in Top 10 at DECA International Competition

Oakton Student Places in Top 10 at DECA International Competition

Ishika Jain

May 12, 2016


Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

DECA is a not-for-profit student organization that has high school chapters all around the world, it prepares high school students for marketing and finance careers. The International Competition for DECA, International Career Development Conference (ICDC), took place in Nashville, Tennessee this year...

Winners from the 25th Annual MTV Movie Awards

Winners from the 25th Annual MTV Movie Awards

Lindsey Katsaros

April 19, 2016


Filed under Events, Feature, Web exclusive

On April 9, 2016, the 25th annual MTV Movie Awards were held at Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, California. In the past, the award show has taken place at a variety of locations, including Walt Disney World Studios and Sony Picture Studios. Every year, the nominees are chosen by producers and ex...

Despite best efforts, Exhibition of Learning continues its decline

Despite best efforts, Exhibition of Learning continues its decline

Nina Jacobs

April 13, 2016


Filed under Events, Feature, Web exclusive

The Exhibition of Learning is highly regarded by Oakton administration and faculty as one of the high points of the school year. However, it has never quite elicited the same excitement from students. Over the past few years, Oakton has tried to build the EoL into something bigger -- a professional display...

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