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QR Codes: Yay or Nay

QR Codes: Yay or Nay

Aidan Kuester

November 11, 2015


Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

With the development of the QR code scanner in recent years Oakton has turned to this new technology for a number of things. Recently the vote for members of Homecoming court used QR codes, to a certain amount of controversy. The issue is, as it always is when classrooms use smart phone technology, that...

Oakton Chorus Revives Acapella Groups

Oakton Chorus Revives Acapella Groups

Victoria Grimm

November 1, 2015


Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

Popularized by TV shows and Films such as "Glee' and "Pitch Perfect", acapella has become a sensation in pop culture as well as a staple in school choral programs. Oakton is no exception, flaunting talented boy's and girl's acapella groups up until two years ago when boy's acapella ended, and last year...

From Skip Bromley to JFK

From Skip Bromley to JFK

Nina Jacobs

October 28, 2015


Filed under Feature

Oakton student performs with the National Symphony Orchestra through the Youth Fellowship Program It didn’t take Xander Day very long to realize that his family’s violin legacy just wasn’t for him. He hated playing the violin “not as an instrument; it just wasn’t very fun for [him].” However,...

Meet this year’s new counselors

Meet this year’s new counselors

Jennifer Coon

October 28, 2015


Filed under Feature

Oakton has welcomed two new counselors this school year: Mr. Quesuan Wigfall and Ms. Alyson Calvallo. Mr. Wigfall loved to hang out with his friends and play outside as a child. He moved around often, for his father was in the military. Some places Mr. Wigfall has lived are Germany, Kansas City, California,...

Kutyna and the Crown

Kutyna and the Crown

Kathryn Tatum

October 28, 2015


Filed under Feature

Lover of the spotlight and all things performance-related, 16-year-old Ann Kutyna shines in the pageant world. Kutyna held the title of “Miss Teen Virginia” for the 2014-2015 year, and recently gave up her crown on Oct. 11. However, eight years ago, she never could have predicted she’d be where...

The Center at the CAPTA Conference 2015

The Center at the CAPTA Conference 2015

Kathryn Tatum

October 24, 2015


Filed under Feature, News, Web exclusive

A group of Center tutors, along with advisers Beth Blankenship and Stephanie Lin, attended a CAPTA tutoring conference at George Mason University on Friday, October 2. “CAPTA” stands for Capital Area Peer Tutoring Association. According to their website, “CAPTA exists to build community among secondary...

Oakton Takes Spirit Week by Storm

Oakton Takes Spirit Week by Storm

Jessica Marshall

October 22, 2015


Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

Despite the change in plans due to the storms and a possible hurricane during the week of Sept. 28, Oakton’s spirit week was exciting and successful. One of the reasons it was successful was the great participation from all grades and the school staff throughout the week. Spirit Week got off to a...

Oakton Alumnus Getting Her Own TV Show

Oakton Alumnus Getting Her Own TV Show

Kathryn Tatum

June 24, 2015


Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

Monica Ten-Kate, a 2013 graduate of Oakton High School and rising junior at Penn State University, is known around her campus as “Monica the Medium." A medium is a person who claims that they have the ability to communicate with spirits in the afterlife. Much like “Long Island Medium” Theresa Caputo,...

The realities of being transgender

The realities of being transgender

Andrew Lokay

June 15, 2015


Filed under Feature, InDepth

Learn more about a commonly misunderstood topic in the news Gender identity has been in the news lately, due to FCPS’s highly publicized adoption of a non-discrimination policy, but many people today don’t understand what it means to be transgender – the “T” in “LGBT.” Sexual orientation and gend...

Senior Prank: Funny or not so funny?

Senior Prank: Funny or not so funny?

Morgan Cooper

June 14, 2015


Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

As we reach mid-June, the season for the annual senior prank commences. For Oakton, students of the 2015 class brought their beds to school. On Wednesday, June 11, with pillows and blankets in hand, seniors marched down the Cougar Path to fill up the gym lobby before first period. Underclassmen and...

Prom through the ages

Nikki Singh

May 11, 2015


Filed under Feature

Prom has been a memorable high school moment for years on end. Here's a look at some prom memories from Oakton's teachers. Mr. Fowler "My prom was exactly the same as the usual Oakton prom. However, a guy would just ask a girl with flowers; there were no extravagant askings with posters. The gu...

Which OHS teacher are you?

Which OHS teacher are you?

Maggie Campbell

April 27, 2015


Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

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