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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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Senior Internships
TJ Parrillo, Staff Writer | April 8, 2024

It's the time of year when seniors decide if they would like to complete the last parts of their education or begin their first steps of adulthood by getting...

“The Caitlin Clark Effect” Reaches New Heights
Natalie Nguyen, Staff Writer | April 8, 2024

“Here comes Caitlin Clark! How will she go for history?” Caitlin pulls up for a logo three. “There it is!” The crowd erupts. This is the moment...

ASL should be offered at all FCPS High Schools
Katie Sullivan, Staff Writer | April 8, 2024

   The requirements that Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) demands for its standard and advanced diplomas are challenging to meet without equitable...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

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

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
Saanvi Mam
Saanvi Mam
Staff Writer

Hi! I am Saanvi Mam. I am a freshman at Oakton, and I have a passion for writing. This is my first year at OHS newspaper. I love writing about different topics. I love to dance,...

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...

Clare Lincoln
Clare Lincoln
Assistant Design Editor

Great to see you! My name is Clare Lincoln, and this is my second year in Journalism, as well as my Sophomore year at Oakton. I have been looking forward to my position as Assistant...

Nyla Kathuria
Nyla Kathuria
Staff Writer

I am a Junior this year at Oakton and this is my second year on the Oakton Outlook as a staff writer. I enjoy reading, writing political, and opinion stories. I love hanging out...

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...

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