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Oakton Team Up for St Jude

Oakton Team Up for St Jude

Tony Waltrich
March 10, 2015
Filed under Feature, News, Oakton students

There are many clubs at Oakton, some well-known and some that fly further under the radar. Although it doesn’t receive the same attention as clubs such as crew, hockey, or Best Buddies, Oakton’s Team Up for St. Jude does a lot of great work for the community. St. Jude is a children’s research hospital...

John Ferri: Singing Sensation

John Ferri: Singing Sensation

Tony Waltrich
January 23, 2015
Filed under Feature, Music, News, Oakton students

Senior John Ferri is noted for both his fantastic vocals and his obvious devotion to the art of singing. After years of participating in the Oakton Singers, Ferri has received an invitation to join the Virginia State Chorus. The VA Chorus is regarded as the most highly regarded high school singing group...

High School Musical: Oakton Edition

Nikki Singh
January 23, 2015
Filed under Feature, Oakton students

We at the Outlook have often wondered about why our cafeteria rarely breaks out into song and why our boys' basketball team is not also a glee club. But here we have found Oakton’s very own Troy and Gabriella (with adjustments). Andie Caroll, Grade 11 Question: What activities do you do? Answer:...

Metro Meet-ups

Metro Meet-ups

Kathryn Tatum
November 10, 2014
Filed under Events, Feature, Oakton students

Once a month, the Oakton photo and art  clubs go on a field trip to Washington, D.C. called “metro meet-ups”. The students meet at the Vienna metro on a Saturday to ride to D.C. together. They decide where they want to go beforehand, usually going when there is an event occurring, such as the Cherry...

The Honor Council brings a new meaning of honor to Oakton

Veda Bhatia
November 6, 2014
Filed under Feature, Oakton students

The Honor Council has been around at Oakton for two years, and has already had an impact on the students. This aspect of Oakton is for administration to keep students in line under the honor code, which states,“Integrity far outweighs any grade I could receive because it is a true representation of...

He for She around the world

He for She around the world

Nikki Singh
November 6, 2014
Filed under Feature, News, World News

Around one hundred thousand men have joined the He For She campaign, since Emma Watson, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, launched it on Sept. 20th. In a little over a month, this movement has exploded around the world as men pledge to take action against the violence and discrimination faced by women and...

Worlds together, worlds apart: India edition

Worlds together, worlds apart: India edition

aneenguyen
September 30, 2014
Filed under Feature, Oakton students

15 hours. That’s how long it took to fly from Oakton to New Delhi. In a nutshell India could be described as the world’s largest democracy, the seventh largest country in the world and home to 1.2 billion people. However, no amount of research could have prepared me for actually living here. As...

Cougars and couture: Oakton takes New York Fashion Week

Cougars and couture: Oakton takes New York Fashion Week

jacquegroskaufmanis
September 22, 2014
Filed under A&E, Feature, Lifestyle, Oakton students

Every year in September, the streets of New York adopt a rhythm that pulses to the beat of stilettos, as the most fashionable people in the world congregate to watch beautiful people walk around in beautiful clothes. While the runways themselves reside within very exclusive areas, one could say that...

Cougars make history at People’s Climate March

Cougars make history at People’s Climate March

jacquegroskaufmanis
September 21, 2014
Filed under Feature, Local News, News, Oakton students, World News

Today in Manhattan, history was made. According to TIME Magazine, the People's Climate March broke records and became the world's largest demonstration of collective environmentalists, ever. More than 300,000 people-- from all over the world-- traveled to take part in the movement. To put that in per...

Taking the wrong road trip

Taking the wrong road trip

Maggie Campbell
September 4, 2014
Filed under Feature, Oakton students, Web exclusive

On August 4th 2014 I got the phone call that changed my summer. My Aunt Hattie had passed away unexpectedly that morning. Her death struck me hard and left me frozen in shock and the world seemed to stop turning. Most high school students have experience  the loss of a love one. The way everybody grieves...

Finding inspiration in opportunity at the Washington Journalism and Media Conference

Finding inspiration in opportunity at the Washington Journalism and Media Conference

Maggie Campbell
September 3, 2014
Filed under Feature, Oakton students, Web exclusive

I cried for 24 hours. Started in a steamy car on a hot July day right outside the George Mason Campus. This campus had hosted me and my now-close 186 friends for an entire six days. Through the welcoming smiles in the blazing heat on orientation day to the compacted theater where everything echoed including...

When I grow up

When I grow up

Maggie Campbell
June 11, 2014
Filed under Feature, Oakton students

feature-when i grow up Seniors reflect on their dream jobs as a child verses what they want to be now. Whether these aspirations have remained the same or changed, these seniors have big expectations for themselves in the future. From becoming an author to fantasizing about the job of a physical educa...

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