The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook


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 an internship. It's an important decision as it will determine how you will be spending...

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 course offerings. To graduate with an advanced diploma, a student must take one world language for...

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 AP African American Studies course was approved and received the green light to be taught across...

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 Acts have been an Oakton tradition for many years, building a large community of creative leaders.  ...

Eager for college? No, AVID for college.

Brielle Long, Staff Writer | December 11, 2023

     Everyone has ups and downs in their life where they don’t quite know how to move forward. No one is alone in this. Whether it be in school or at home, there are solutions. AVID is just one example, a class where students are prepared for college...

Cheers to Cohen

Vivian Yu, Business Manager/Online Story Manager | December 11, 2023

In the quiet corridors of the FCPS administrative building, a chapter is coming to a close. After years of dedicated service, Springfield District representative Laura Jane Cohen has announced her departure, leaving behind a legacy of transformation and...

Discovering Indigenous Heritage

Layla Al Jallad, Staff Writer | December 11, 2023

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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. This particular financial scholarship has been awarded to “outstanding” students since 1956, based...

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 should remain at its current two week length, because increasing it would take time away from summer...

Senior Night Football Game

Elsie Anderson, Staff Writer | October 27, 2023

Senior nights are momentous occasions for many members of the student body because they are times to honor our class of 2024 for the hard work they’ve put in for four years. This year, this night was celebrated on October 6th, 2023. On this special...

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 over Northern Virginia, with music artists from all genres, from underground rap to alternative rock....

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