Oakton Outlook

OHS Spin-off of the 2048 Game

OHS Spin-off of the 2048 Game

Payton Wozny and Aubrey Harrell

April 24, 2020

If you’ve spent time in any public school across Fairfax County, or any public school across the country for that matter, chances are you’ve heard people mention the single-player number puzzle game, 2048. The simplicity and ease of the game, as well as the satisfaction that reaching 2048 gives the player, makes ...

London Fashion Week 2020

Eileen Lincoln, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

How will fashion be defined throughout 2020?  Johnathan Anderson, famous fashion designer and founder of JW Anderson describes it as “nouveau chic,” an expression demonstrating the mature yet innovative styles proposed by brands such as Victoria Beckham and Roksanda incorporated with a profound sen...

The Beneficial Outcomes of the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Veronica Preaskorn, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

With everything closing or already closed, it is easy to focus on the negatives. School is cancelled, we can not see our friends, and all the toilet paper is gone. The problem with looking at the negatives is it will begin to affect our mood and can even make us feel helpless. While it is almost effortless t...

EOL Presentations

Art by Sarah Naidich

Portia Dai, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

The EOL. An exhibition of learning. A presentation aiming to allow students to share their passions. While many students don’t take the EOL seriously because many teachers don’t attach grades to it, it is a good way to present something you are passionate about. Here are some students who love and ...

Seniors Take On Capitol Hill

Seniors Take On Capitol Hill

Olivia Garrone, Editorial Board

April 20, 2020

On Wednesday, February 26th, the Senior class went on a field trip to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Students had varying to-do checklists to complete for their government classes, but had the freedom to explore the places they were interested in on the hill.  “Most of our students go to three main loc...

Galentine’s Day: The 5 W’s

Sitota Mesfin, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

Galentine’s Day. According to dictionary.com, it is the day before Valentine’s day dedicated to celebrating friendship among women. This all began when Amy Poehler, playing Leslie Knope in the sitcom Parks and Recreation, threw a Valentine's Day Eve party for her girlfriends. Now, it has turned into a traditi...

The Real Cost of Prom

The Real Cost of Prom

Sameeha Khan, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

 Prom: an American rite of passage. Though it is only February, Oakton students have already begun planning what is supposed to be an evening of a lifetime. Prom groups, prom dates, prom dresses, prom shoes: the list goes on. But for many, prom is more than just an elaborate school tradition, it is a...

Spring Sports Tryouts

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Portia Dai, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Spring sports tryouts are set to begin the week of February 24th just as the third quarter begins and students are scrambling to get all the required forms completed. The sports that will be holding tryouts are baseball, softball, boys and girls: lacrosse, soccer, and tennis, as well as crew and out...

What is the Senior Capstone All About?

Will Locklin, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

At Oakton High School, each class does a capstone project that highlights a part of their learning inside or outside the classroom.  Freshman must do the Exhibition Of Learning which requires them to present about a subject of their choosing. It could be about a subject school or a special experience ...

Climate Change: Sapporo Snow Festival

Grace Park, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

   Japan’s Sapporo Snow Festival is held for one week every February in Hokkaido’s capital, Sapporo. The Sapporo Snow Festival was started in 1950 when high school students built a few snow statues in Odori Park. It has since developed into a large, commercialized event featuring magnificent sno...

The Significance of Black History Month Feature

February 19, 2020

   Black History Month is an annual celebration of the achievements of significant black figures in history, recognized during the month of February. Around the world, black culture is celebrated through family traditions, studying history, and more rituals to appreciate the culture. This special month...

2024 Moon Landing: Ambitious or Hopeless?

Elene LIpartiani, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

An ambitious goal set by the Trump Administration last year, numerous people hold skepticisms about NASA’s ability to successfully manage another moon landing by 2024. For the president, this would be an immense triumph in the last year of his second term should he be reelected. NASA meanwhile views...

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