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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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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...

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...


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...

Vertical Farming: Something Worth Arguing?

Vertical Farming: Something Worth Arguing?

Layla Abshire, Editor-in-Cheif | June 7, 2023

Whether it be known for what it is, or for the stress that it put students through, vertical farming is a hot topic in the halls of Oakton. On the 2023 AP Language and Composition Exam, Juniors awaited three essays, and most notably, for the synthesis...

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An Exciting School Calendar

omiisha cheella, staff writer | June 7, 2023

       The last week of school is the most boring. Usually, you finish any classwork the week before, but some teachers make sure to plan a graded assignment the final week. At Oakton, the last week of school is a three hour early release. Except...

Save Your Tears

Elijah Suk, Copy Editor | June 7, 2023

Oakton Sports April Review

Oakton Sports April Review

Ella Dennis, Staff Writer | May 3, 2023

The sun is peeking out longer and shorts and a tshirt are slowly becoming staples in our closets.This could only mean one thing, Oakton spring sports are now in full swing. Student athletes this season are representing tennis, soccer, lacrosse, rowing,...

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Fake Tan at Oakton High

Ella Dennis, Staff Writer | March 17, 2023

For hundreds of years, girls across the globe have been trying to achieve the perfect glowy tan all year long. The idea first started in 1923 when Coco Chanel got a little too much sun on her Mediterranean trip and came back to the states with a beautiful...

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