Oakton Outlook

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...

Audi A5 Review

Audi A5 Review

Brendan Belligham

May 6, 2019

Audi is a German auto manufacturer under the Volkswagen group that produces luxury sedans, SUVs, coupes, and convertibles. The four ring logo signifies the four companies that combined to create the precursor company to Audi, Auto Union in 1935. Audi’s current lineup consists of the luxury sedans a...

POL Prep

Veronica Preaskorn, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

The end of the 2018-2019 school year begins to drag to an end. During the very last week of school, freshmen through juniors will present their Presentation of Learning (POL). Before that however, they have to prepare for them. In English classes, teachers have prepared their students with various pro...

Teacher Appreciation Week

Portia Dai, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

It’s May and while that means the end of the year is approaching, it also means that our teachers have been teaching us for nine months. This week is teacher appreciation week and this provides a perfect time for you to give thanks to your teacher for instructing you throughout the year. Here are s...

Where to Find a Summer Job

Olivia Garrone, Editorial Board

May 5, 2019

As tempting as it is to spend all summer working on a tan, the long hours of freedom are perfect for more than just relaxation-there is a no better time for high schoolers to make some extra cash! The only problem is that it can be difficult to find companies that hire minors. If you are stuck and wondering...

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