Oakton Outlook

Living Through a Screen

Holland Cogan, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

If a person were to walk through an Oakton hallway on any given day, the first thing they’d see is a flood of students with their eyes glued to their phones. Whether it be at school or at home, there has been an increase of teenagers spending more time on their phones than off of them. From watching...

What’s with the Stuffed Animals?

What’s with the Stuffed Animals?

Zoe Siamon, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

Why do so many students suddenly have stuffed animals? Why are they covered in little pieces of tape? Is it for a class? If you are a student at Oakton, it is likely that you’ve found yourself asking one of these questions this past week. As it turns out, the explanation is fairly simple. Anatomy ...

How to Enjoy Senior Year While Dealing with College Apps

Alexandra Martschenko, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

As the end of your high school career approaches, it can be easy to get caught up in the panic and excitement of college, the future and all the possibilities that await you once you leave Oakton. It's hard to keep your mind on the present when the future's so close, but it's important to find little w...

Oakton Grade Level Meetings during Cougar Time – Yay or Nay?

Maxwell Pfeifle, Staff Writer

September 15, 2019

Something new to Oakton High School this year are the meetings for each grade level during Cougar Time. The first meetings took place in the Oakton high school auditorium. They generally included changes to school policy, along with any announcements, with information being based on what was pertine...

NASA’s Exoplanet Discoveries and Search for A New Earth

Elene Lipartiani, Staff Writer

September 15, 2019

Somewhere in the vast chasm of space, a planet maintaining life like Earth could exist! These planets are known as “exo-planets”, or planets which orbit stars outside of our solar system. Ever since 1995, when the first exoplanet was confirmed to orbit around a sun-like star, NASA has been hard at wor...

The Complete Guide to College Rep Visits

Olivia Garrone, Editorial Board

September 15, 2019

One of Oakton’s most underrated resources is its college visits! Colleges from all over the country stop by the College and Career Center to give informational sessions to students during the school day. They are a great chance to not only learn more about a school, but to meet a school’s official...

Featuring Upcoming Clubs

Sitota Mesfin, Staff Writer

September 15, 2019

I have had the problem of not knowing what clubs are out there or what they do, so I am sure some of you have also faced the same predicament. Hopefully, I can solve that for you. Here are a couple of clubs that are open to join: Debate Club: If you're interested in getting to know new things, then this...

Meet the Teachers!

Portia Dai, Staff Writer

September 15, 2019

This year saw the reveal of Oakton’s new cafeteria and while this is exciting, it’s not the only new thing at Oakton. Here’s an introduction to some of Oakton’s newest staff members. Miss. Birnie Miss Birnie has joined the Oakton HS staff as a ninth-grade English teacher. Originally from ...

Bringing Spirit Back to Oakton

Veronica Preaskorn, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

It’s time to worry about finding dresses and dates again. With homecoming rapidly approaching, many students’ minds are now focused on who to ask, what to wear, where to eat, etc. Although it’s not until October 5, students already want to know about the theme and, of course, the spirit week days...

Eight Awards from the National Spelling Bee

Eight Awards from the National Spelling Bee

Ashleigh Tain, Editor-in-Chief

June 4, 2019

On May 30, 2019, the Scripps National Spelling Bee handed out champion prizes to the largest group of first place winners— 8 students walked home with $50,000 and their respective trophies. After 20 rounds and 47 words, the competition board claimed that they ran out of words that would challenge t...

Exposure to Fast Food Advertisements is the cause of your Fast Food cravings

Paige Eum

May 23, 2019

“I’m lovin’ it!” Have you heard it before? People of all ages are familiar with this slogan for the famous fast food franchise. Wonder why people always crave fast food? Advertisements for fast food are all around us and people are unaware of the consequences that occur after consumption of fast food...

Back of the Fridge Badlands

May 7, 2019

You open and close the refrigerator door as if next time you open it there will be a prepared meal waiting to be eaten, but sadly all that resides in the fridge are leftovers from two days ago, sauces and condiments, and assortments of individual foods used together to make a meal. Laziness and wanti...

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