Oakton Outlook

“Junioritis:” a Form of Procrastination Inspired by Fear

Charlie Williams, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

Every student on their final leg of learning at Oakton is familiar with the idea of “senioritis.” With the end of the second quarter, most seniors have either gotten into college or finished the worst of the submission process. As the suffix implies, senioritis is a psychological affliction that infects seniors with a profound lack of mot...

Your Personality Might Determine Your Academic Success

Your Personality Might Determine Your Academic Success

Sameeha Khan, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

Personality often determines learning style, and with a diversity of personality, it is almost impossible to formulate a curriculum that fits every student, and every personality. The current education system today, however, is very similar to that of the education system in the 1900s. In the U.S, schoo...

Governor’s School

Portia Dai, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

Governor’s school is something many students may not have heard of unless they are in the arts (orchestra, band, or chorus) and although it offers programs in the arts, it also provides programs in academics such as medicine, agriculture, and math. This month-long program takes place during summer break...

Good Non-Online Electives to take

January 14, 2020

Oakton High School boasts an extensive catalogue of electives to take, from leadership training to learning the inner workings of the human mind. However, it’s not always easy to know what electives to take, especially when there’s no longer an elective fair to attend, so Ms. Osbourne was interviewed...

How You Can Prepare for Your Midterms

How You Can Prepare for Your Midterms

Max Dolinh, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

Winter break is over and the first semester is over in a couple of weeks, which, as bad as it seems to think about, means your midterm exams will be happening soon as well. While it’s likely that you will only have a midterm in a select few if not only one of your classes, just having one still is anothe...

The Struggles of a Crew Kid

Holland Cogan, Staff Writer

January 6, 2020

The Oakton Crew team is infamous for their intense winter conditioning in preparation for water season. Students practice on erg machines for weeks before rowing, and the practice is a necessity to get their minds and bodies ready for the harsh conditions that come with the Occoquan environment. Howev...

The Season of Giving

The Season of Giving

Sitota Mesfin, Staff Writer

December 17, 2019

It’s that time of the year again! Hot cocoa on a chilly afternoon, fresh snow on the lawn, ice skating outside. All activities that are automatically thought of during the wintertime. But what about being kind and helping those in need? Winter may bring gifts and snow to play with, but it also bring...

Seniors Admitted Into W&M and UVA

Seniors Admitted Into W&M and UVA

Riya Jain, Editorial Board

December 16, 2019

On December 6th, many seniors at Oakton High School were notified about their acceptances to the College of William & Mary or the University of Virginia. Their acceptances to these colleges meant that they were required to enroll in their university next year and withdraw their applications to other col...

WHO is Behind the OHS Thoughts Page?

Charlie Williams, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Image courtesy of twitter With the daily stresses of school, friends, and family weighing down on every student at Oakton, it can be important to have a place to go to rant, vent, or simply express one’s opinions as a way of relieving some of that stress. And that, in a nutshell, is the purpose of the student-run OHS Thoughts Instagram page. The page was founded, presumably by a student at Oakton, this year, and has already garnered an impressive amount o...

A Study Guide for Studying

A Study Guide for Studying

Sameeha Khan, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

Even in just high school, a good work ethic coupled with proper study habits can dramatically improve people's academic performance. Natural intelligence may not play as large of a part into school as one may think, and instead it is work ethic that can change success both inside and outside the classroom.The...

Cultural Exchange at Oakton

Cultural Exchange at Oakton

Haley Longfellow, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

Cultural experiences can be fascinating, offering people a glance into the day-to-day lives of others. They can shed light on the differences between simple things; say, shopping for groceries in California versus Egypt, or finding transportation in Laos versus Spain. To an outsider, these differences can define...

The Key To Good Grades

Nour Al-kaaby, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

   It happens the same way every time: you are sitting in the front of the class, bottom numb in the old wooden chair. The teacher is passing back thick test packets to class, and you are next. She hands you the test and you read the look in her eyes. When she hands you the packet you quickly sear...

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