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Public Speaking for Oakton High School Students

Public Speaking for Oakton High School Students

Nikhil Mahajan, Staff Writer
January 19, 2017
Filed under InDepth, Oakton students

For the typical high school student, the idea of public speaking has rarely had a positive response. Moans are typically associated with the reaction of having to do some form of public speaking when told to by a teacher or even in certain situations outside of class. Today, being an effective public...

Three Steps to Kindness

Three Steps to Kindness

Ethan Sullivan, Editor-in-chief
January 10, 2017
Filed under Feature, Oakton students

  NOTE: Three Steps' current drive will be taking place with collection boxes in the lobby at Waples Mill Elementary, running until Friday, 1/13/17.     Today the Oakton Outlook sat down with freshman Emma Wagner, the aspiring humanitarian behind the charity Three Steps...

Curriculum Fair 2017: Which courses should you select?

Kathryn Tatum, Editor-in-chief
January 6, 2017
Filed under Feature, Oakton students, Showcase

The 2017 OHS Curriculum Fair will take place on Wednesday, January 11. If you’re a student struggling with deciding which courses to select, here is some more information on courses you may be considering adding to your list. To read about the course, put your mouse on the green dots on the pictures. Cho...

Leadership opportunities for the 2017-2018 school year

Leadership opportunities for the 2017-2018 school year

Kathryn Tatum, Editor-in-chief
January 6, 2017
Filed under Feature, Oakton students

Leadership opportunities within extracurricular activities and clubs are a great way for students to get more involved in their school community and stand out in the college admissions process. As current leaders of Oakton activities graduate, more positions open up to underclassman. Spring is the time...

Your Passport for Digital Citizenship

Steven Stavrakis, Editor In Chief
January 2, 2017
Filed under Events, Feature

High School is difficult. Perhaps this statement might be an unpopular opinion, but I think there is an argument to be made. Think about it, the world is more competitive than ever, colleges are cut throat, your grades follow you until the end of time, and to top it all off, social life is a pain in...

NOTICIAS: El Club del Patrimonio Hispano

NOTICIAS: El Club del Patrimonio Hispano

Ethan Sullivan, Editor-in-chief
December 15, 2016
Filed under Events, Oakton students, Ventanas, Web exclusive

  Para el resto del año, el Oakton Outlook piensa colgar las actividades del club en esta página web. Recuerde chequear aquí para noticias, anuncios, fotos, y cuentos sobre el club. La vamos a actualizar a menudo.   Principios Reales El Club del Patrimonio tuvo su primera reun...

A Selfless Servant

A Selfless Servant

Nick Sims, Writer
December 11, 2016
Filed under Feature, Oakton students

Elias Lindsey attends Oakton High School, and has been around the Oakton community for as long as he could remember. Since his freshman year, Lindsey has been involved in Football, Track and Field, and has been a member of the Leadership. Now, as a senior, Lindsey is a prominent member of Leadership,...

Graceful yet lively shows of “Cyrano!” this weekend

Graceful yet lively shows of “Cyrano!” this weekend

Jessica Marshall, Arts and Entertainment Editor
December 5, 2016
Filed under A&E, Oakton students, Theater

 Yet another successful weekend for Oakton Theatre, with the production of “Cyrano!” on December 1-3. This was the continuation of the first semester project for Drama 3 and 4 students, as half of them acted in “Cyrano!” and the other half in “Once in a Lifetime.” This Shakespearean tale set in ...

The answer is…

The answer is…

Rebecca Woodhouse, Feature Editor
December 1, 2016
Filed under Events, Feature, Oakton students

Quick trivia question- what is the longest running quiz program on TV? If you guessed It’s Academic, you would be correct! It’s Academic is a quiz show, where teams of three students from three high schools meet together to compete. They are asked a variety of questions, from typical trivia subjects...

Getting to know the newer teachers at Oakton

Rebecca Woodhouse, Feature Editor and Ishika Jain, Indepth Editor
November 20, 2016
Filed under Feature, InDepth, Oakton teachers

This year there have been many great additions to the Oakton High School staff. To name a few, in the science department, Mr. Kellenberger is now teaching physics. The math department lucked out in getting Ms. Kelly to teach BC Calc. In addition, Mr. Johnson has joined the social sciences group and i...

Successful weekend for Oakton Theatre students

Jessica Marshall, Arts and Entertainment Editor
November 14, 2016
Filed under A&E, Oakton students, Theater, Web exclusive

“Once in a Lifetime”, a play written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, was presented at Oakton High School on November 10-12 as the first semester project for students in Drama 3 and 4. These talented actors and actresses brought this old-fashioned, satirical play to life while interpreting the...

Pageants aren’t all about looks

Pageants aren’t all about looks

Rebecca Woodhouse, Feature Editor
October 11, 2016
Filed under Feature, Oakton students

When most people think of a pageant, the image that comes to mind is probably not one that involves a high school transcript. But for Kaitlyn Hyun, senior, participating in a pageant included much more than walking down a runway in pretty dresses. The Miss Teen of America pageant exists to “encourage and motivate young women to reach their full potential through recognition of; scholastic record, service, and achievement to school...

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