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


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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....

Suicide Prevention Month

Elsie Anderson, Staff Writer | October 17, 2023

Suicide Prevention Month is a worldwide event to memorialize the lives lost to suicide and promote awareness against it. This national observance occurred on Sunday, September 10th - Saturday, September 16th, 2023. As we take a closer look at what Oakton...

Cougar Connect

Evie Kehoe, Staff Writer | October 6, 2023

       Every year, third period's name changes and has slight changes to how it operates. This year, however, a major change was made as the class is no longer a combination of grades 9-12. Instead, one’s class is made up of only people in their...

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Incoming Freshman Tips

Evie Kehoe, Staff Writer | September 21, 2023

Starting high school can be an overwhelming experience at times, especially if one doesn’t know what to expect beforehand. The transition from middle school to high school may be jarring as classes get harder and the school seems bigger compared to...

First Lady Jill Fights for the Bills

Vinisha Cheella, Assistant Copy Editor | September 21, 2023


Layla Al Jallad, Staff Writer | September 21, 2023

  After FCPS’ hybrid schedule in 2020-2021, requirements for all students and staff were to wear masks at all times and keep their distance from one another. This stayed the same through the following year until March 1st when regulations...

Who’s Winning The Champions League Final

Edgar Shailobekov, Staff Writter | June 9, 2023

The Champions League is one of the most prestigious football competitions in the world, featuring the best teams from Europe's top leagues. The tournament is known for its unpredictability, with upsets and surprises happening every year. Some teams may...

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