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Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

Taking CTRL
Brielle Long, Staff Writer | September 26, 2023

     The Digital Art classroom had the same computers for quite some time, but as of the 2023 school year, they have an entirely new computer lab. What...

Incoming Freshman Tips
Evie Kehoe, Staff Writer | September 26, 2023

    Starting high school can be an overwhelming experience at times, especially if one doesn’t know what to expect beforehand. The transition...

Back to School Lunches
Marianna McDevitt, Lifestyle Editor | September 26, 2023

Big Brother Is Watching… Your Grades!
Tyler Donaldson, Opinion Editor | September 26, 2023

     Ignorance is bliss. If you don’t know your grades, you can’t stress about them. That is why Oakton students should not have the kind of 24-hour...

A Season For The Underdogs
Kaleb Steele, Sports Editor | September 26, 2023

     As another season starts, the whole structure of college football will never be the same. Many teams will leave their old conference for a new...

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First Lady Jill Fights for the Bills
Vinisha Cheella, Assistant Copy Editor | September 21, 2023

Cougars are Joining the Den
Cougars are Joining the Den
Ben Shield, Feature Editor | September 21, 2023

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Keeping Track | Former President Trump’s Indictments
Emma Dennis, Staff Writer | September 21, 2023

Former President Donald Trump, no stranger to controversy, has dominated American politics for the better part of a decade. He now finds himself facing...

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The Heat Wave Strikes Oakton
Natalie Nguyen, Staff Writer | September 21, 2023

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Dress Code Changes, for Better or for Worse?
Hannah Romero, Staff Writer | May 11, 2023

   Recently, communities input their opinions as to what changes could be made to the SR&R (Student’s Rights and Responsibilities). One of six...

The Green Comet : Comet ZTF
March 9, 2023

Oakton Robotics
Harry Vollans, Staff Writer | September 21, 2023

     Oakton robotics is an underrated and engaging sport dedicated to designing, building, and programming robots. It is divided into FRC,...

The Premier League is Back
The Premier League is Back
Zaynab Hasan, Staff Writer | September 21, 2023

Will the 2023-2024 Premier League season be a historic one? Manchester City is aiming to become the first club ever to win four titles in a row....

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WNBA Expansion: The Big and Needed Change
Kaleb Steele, Sports Editor | June 9, 2023

The WNBA played a preseason game in Toronto earlier in the season; the Minnesota Lynx met the Chicago Sky at Scotiabank Arena, and the question...

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The Big Barbenheimer
TJ Parrillo, Staff Writer | September 26, 2023

July 21, 2023: a day that will live in cinematic history. Oppenheimer, Barbie, and sleeper hit Who Cloned Tyrone. While Who Cloned Tyrone flew under most...

Chromebook versus Dell
Chromebook versus Dell
Saanvi Mam, Staff Writer | September 21, 2023

This year, Oakton High School decided to switch its laptops from Dell to Chromebooks. Although these new laptops have a sleeker look and an improved pace,...

The Digital SAT Revolution: A New Era for College Admissions
Nyla Kathuria, Staff Writer | September 21, 2023

In a rapidly changing world with rapid technological advancements, the digital realm touches nearly every aspect of our lives. One significant transformation...

How To Stay Paid While Having Fun
TJ Parrillo, Staff Writer | June 15, 2023

As the school year winds down and the summer sun beckons, high school students find themselves faced with a golden opportunity to step into the world of...

Meet the Staff
Vivian Yu
Vivian Yu
Business Manager/Online Story Manager

Hi, my name is Vivian! This is my third year in journalism and I'm a Senior. This year I am part of the editorial board. I am so excited to write for Oakton again :)

Kaleb Steele
Kaleb Steele
Sports Editor

Hi! My name is Kaleb Steele and I am a senior. This is my first year on the editorial board and i'm excited to see where my final year takes me. I like watching sports and I like...

Layla Abshire
Layla Abshire

I am a Senior this year at Oakton and this is my third year on the Oakton Outlook. I am super excited to be one of the Editors-in-Chief this year! I love writing opinion and lifestyle...

Julianne Cena
Julianne Cena
Staff Writer

I am a junior this year and it’s my 3rd year in journalism. Outside of school I love to take naps and play mario kart. I am president of the Friendship Bracelet Club and my favorite...

Rachel Rivera
Rachel Rivera
Staff Writer

I am a freshman and this is my first year on the Oakton Outlook! I enjoy creative writing along with writing about music and media. I like to read and my favorite thing to do is...