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Making heads spin

TJ Gleason, Page One Editor
February 24, 2015

Have you ever tried to spin a basketball on your finger? What about spinning a basketball on a basketball on your finger? As outrageous... READ MORE »»

Caption: Crevier’s Spintacular Basketball Show dazzled WS students. She also included the audience in her act, as demonstrated by junior Tommy Howe during an FCA meeting.

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Changes in store for grading system

Calvin Wilder, Oracle Editor
February 24, 2015

Principal Michael Mukai wants us to approach grades differently. Over the course of the next 10 years, Mukai hopes to shift WS away... READ MORE »»

Caption: Student-made posters describing how a bill becomes a law hang in Government teacher Erin Wigginton’s classroom. Wigginton has experimented with allowing students to demonstrate their knowledge in ways that are tailored to their interests, from posters to board games. Principal Mike Mukai’s plan will involve looking toward alternative ways to assess learning.

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The flu floods WS

Katie Bonk, Oracle Staff Writer
February 24, 2015

The tissue box is a barren wasteland, a black hole of despair to its sniffling, runny-nosed worshippers. It can only mean one thing... READ MORE »»

Caption: The beds in the clinic experience a rare moment of emptiness as they have had to bear the weight of tons of students over the last couple months. Experts encourage sickies to avoid school entirely if they’re experiencing flu-like symptoms.

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Lisa Chen: Oracle Person of the Year

January 26, 2015

Every year, Time magazine honors a person, group, or idea, which“for better or for worse…has done the most to influence the... READ MORE »»

Caption: Chen receives a plaque from Oracle Adviser Brooke Nelson and enjoys ice cream cake after being named Oracle Person of The Year.

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The school district that thought it could

Calvin Wilder, Oracle Editor
January 22, 2015

Any high school student knows that no one can be expected to get every question right on every test. But for FCPS, one wrong answer... READ MORE »»

Caption: First-period AP Lang students David Kwak and Kateri Drinkard plead for salvation in the windows of Room 215 while students from surrounding school districts were still in bed, oblivious to the drama unfolding right next door in Fairfax County.

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It’s time for Calvin and…Pabs?

Calvin Wilder and Pablo Suarez, Oracle Staff Writers

Calvin and Hobbes may be the most beloved children’s cartoon of all time, but that won’t stop us from making a mediocre pun and creating a column to profit off of its... read story

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Just give yourselfie a pat on the back

Cailey Drake, Oracle Online Editor

But first, let me take a selfie! Or two. Or three. Selfies have become a major part of social media. Going out with friends? Take a selfie. New glasses? Selfie. Going on vacation... read story

February 24, 2015 • 0 comments

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Skills and goals

Rosa Jang, Entertainment Editor

While most of us are unsure of what we want to do with our future, senior Jinju Tak and junior Gaby Quezada have their futures all planned out. Taking vet technician and cosmetology... read story

June 10, 2014 • 0 comments

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Making heads spin

TJ Gleason, Page One Editor

Have you ever tried to spin a basketball on your finger? What about spinning a basketball on a basketball on your finger? As outrageous as that may seem, it’s elementary... read story

February 24, 2015 • 0 comments

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Donahue captivates with creativity

Nora Boyle, Scoop Editor

If you walk past room 279, you’ll most likely see junior Lily Donahue hunched over a cup of coffee and a canvas. Donahue is a talented artist who excels in multiple mediums.... read story

January 22, 2015 • 0 comments