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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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AP African American History
Nyla Kathuria, Staff Writer | February 29, 2024

   The Virginia Department of Education approved the AP African American Studies course, now offered as a pilot course. Late last year, College Board’s...

The Spotlight Shines on Innovate Student Directors
Katie Sullivan, Staff Writer | February 29, 2024

   Seats fill, lights dim, and adrenaline rises as Oakton students prepare to display their complex student-directed One-Act Plays (One Acts). The One...

Legacy of Coach Priester and Oakton Girls Basketball
Kaleb Steele, Sports Editor | February 29, 2024

   Whether by wins, a style, a roster, or simply by the coach, Coach Priester has been coaching basketball for 44 years. The most important thing to...

Winter sports recap
Natalie Nguyen, Staff Writer | February 29, 2024

   Out with the snow and in with the sun! It’s time to start the spring sports season, but not before we reflect on winter. Oakton’s winter sports...

Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Elsie Anderson, Staff Writer | February 29, 2024

   Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a story that has been and is much loved by children and adults everywhere. Over 180 million copies of the beloved...

Winter Crossword Answers
Across: 2. Rat 3. Aphrodite 4. meteor 5. Mr. Colgan 7. Angie Thomas 12. Nick Saban 13. cointoss Down: 1. January 3. alexandria 6. sixty seven 8. new heights 9. hygeine 10. bouquet 11. focal
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Gypsy-Rose Blanchard | From Prisoner to Social Media Star
Emma Dennis, Staff Writer | February 1, 2024

Gypsy Blanchard has recently gained a lot of traction in the media due to her release from prison on December 28th, 2023. She was serving time for taking...

Crisis on New Years: The Noto Earthquake
Clare Lincoln, Assistant Design Editor | February 1, 2024

     On January 1, 2024, at 2:10 am EST, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck Central Japan, specifically near Suzu and Noto, Japan, within the Ishikawa...

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...

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...

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...

Holiday Sales
Vinisha Cheella, Assistant Copy Editor | December 11, 2023



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...

Meet the Staff
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...

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...

Layla Abshire
Layla Abshire
Editor-in-Cheif

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...

Aubrey Leverett
Aubrey Leverett
Online Manager/ Social Media Manager

Hey, I'm Aubrey, I'm a Senior and this is my 4th and final year writing for the Oakton Newspaper. I'm the Online editor and social media manager for the Oakton Outlook, which means...

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...

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