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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

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“If I Won the Money, That Would Be a Dream!”
Zaynab Hasan, Staff Writer | November 20, 2023

What does $2,500 mean to the average student? That is how much money around 8,000 U.S. high school students can win from the National Merit Scholarship....

November 20, 2023

Winter Break: A Blip on the Radar or a Mini Vacation?
Tyler Donaldson, Opinion Editor | November 20, 2023

For the last several years, winter break has been set at two weeks. However, this seems not long enough for some students. In my opinion, winter break...

All I want for Christmas is Snow
Emma Dennis, Staff Writer | November 20, 2023

As winter slowly approaches, the idea of snow usually crosses the Oakton Community's minds. For snow lovers, this year may bring smiles to many faces.  With...

Regional Elections Outcome
Brielle Long, Staff Writer | November 20, 2023

For countless years, Democrats and Republicans have been at odds with one another. Banned books, abortion, taxes, and so much more have caused rifts that...

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Congress Put A Band-Aid on the Shutdown Wound:
Nyla Kathuria, Staff Writer | October 6, 2023

     On the brink of a government shutdown, Congress struck a "deal" in the 11th hour, temporarily halting this closure. The House and Senate signed...

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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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

Autumn Action
Natalie Nguyen, Staff Writer | November 20, 2023

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Oakton Field Hockey Recap
Saanvi Mam, Staff Writer | November 3, 2023

CORRECTION NOTICE: This story from the October 2023 print issue has been updated to reflect and accurately represent the team's undefeated season. The...

The Bay Continues To Grow
Kaleb Steele, Sports Editor | October 27, 2023

the news breaks through, the WNBA, after 17 years, is adding another team to the league in the 2025 season. The Bay Area is a great destination...

Is it worth it for Juniors to go to College Fairs?
Nyla Kathuria, Staff Writer | October 27, 2023

College fairs are a way for high school students to gain more information about universities they are interested in and connect with admission representatives....

Cougz at Concerts
Aubrey Leverett, Online Manager/ Social Media Manager | October 17, 2023

What do Snoop Dogg, Morgan Wallen, and the Backseat Lovers all have in common? They gave summer memories (and Instagram-worthy moments) to teens from all...

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Hypocrisy In The House Of Representatives?
TJ Parrillo, Staff Writer | October 6, 2023

On September 10th of this year, one of the strangest things to happen to a United States representative occurred. Lauren Boebert, a Colorado representative,...

Cougar Connect
Evie Kehoe, Staff Writer | October 6, 2023

       Every year, third period's name changes and has slight changes to how it operates. This year, however, a major change was made as the class...

Meet the Staff
Harry Vollans
Harry Vollans
Staff Writer

I am a sophomore at Oakton and this is my first year on the Oakton Outlook. I am a staff writer. I am an avid TV enjoyer. My top 3 pastas are 1. Anolini, 2. Farfalle, and 3. Orzo.

Elsie Anderson
Elsie Anderson
Staff Writer

Hi! I’m Elsie, and I’m a freshman here at OHS. This is my first year writing for the Oakton newspaper, and I’m very happy to be a part of the journalism team this year. I...

Emma Dennis
Emma Dennis
Staff Writer

Hey, I’m Emma! I’m a senior at Oakton, and it’s my fourth year in journalism and writing for the Oakton Outlook. My favorite stories to write are Opinion and News. In my...

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...

Elijah Suk
Elijah Suk
Copy Editor

Hi! My name is Elijah Suk, Senior at Oakton High and the 2023-24 Copy Editor for the Outlook.  I enjoy writing in my spare time, writing research papers, short stories, and...

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