Oakton Outlook

Spring into Action

Jessica Marshall, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2018


Filed under Feature, Oakton News, Oakton students, Sports, Web exclusive

   Saying goodbye to the Winter Sports’ season means saying hello to the new teams of Spring Sports at Oakton. This past week, tryouts were held almost every day for teams including Soccer, Lacrosse, Tennis, Cross Country, Baseball, and Softball. Despite the cold and rainy weather, the players push...

The future is sunny!

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Feature, Oakton students, Web exclusive

We feel it in the winter, we feel it in the fall. We see it in our oceans, we see it in our skies - climate change. Recent legislative decisions have neglected the well-being of our environment. The leaders of our country fail to recognize the state of our current environment. The recent turn of event...

The best of spirit week

Payton Wozny, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under A&E, Feature, Oakton students

Oakton students showed their enthusiasm for spirit week from February 20 to 24. Here are some of the most spirited students from this week. To start the week, the students wore their patriotic colors. Gabby Parrillo, a junior at Oakton, showed off her red, white, and blue on Tuesday to support her ...

What is the Exhibition of Learning?

Olivia Garrone, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Events, Feature, Web exclusive

“It is my deepest hope that everybody in the school has something they want to show, something they’re proud of, something they love,” said Hovanec.

Students in the Spotlight

Clare Sparling, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under National News, Oakton News, Oakton students, Politics

The deadly shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School has shaken the nation to its core. Yet despite the horrors that have occurred, the students of Stoneman Douglas have risen up in the face of adversity and are ready to tackle the issue of gun control. Students such as Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg, and ...

AP European History: A Look into the Past and Present

AP European History: A Look into the Past and Present

Jessica Marshall, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2018


Filed under Feature, Oakton News, Oakton teachers, Web exclusive

With course selection days quickly approaching, it's time to start planning out the classes and electives you may want to take next year. It is important to take into account course rigor, with a range of honors and AP classes, and with one to two electives to add into the mix. When deciding which to...

Expectation VS. Reality of Electives

Riya Jain, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018


Filed under Feature, Oakton students

As course selection begins, students consult teachers and students about what classes to take next year. Although teachers know more about the courses, students are able to give more personal advice about what classes to take as they have had experience.   AP Computer Science Principles...

Advisory’s Purpose

Clare Sparling, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018


Filed under Feature, Oakton News, Oakton teachers, Opinion

Advisory, a dreaded word for many at Oakton. As students we love to complain about the loss of cougar time and forced time spent with students that just so happen to have a last name that is alphabetically near ours. However, what if there was another side to this issue. A reason for this system that w...

How to Choose Your Classes

Olivia Garrone, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

It’s that time of year again - the time to select your courses for next year. There are lots of big decisions to be made regarding everything from honors and AP classes to electives. If you’re still not sure what classes you’ll be signing up for next year, don’t worry. Read the advice below an...

Moment of Change

Katarina Faben, Editorial Board Member

January 25, 2018


Filed under Feature

  The moment of silence is a school tradition that is often overlooked by most high school students. While it plays an important role in our school community, and allows for a moment of pause before the start of a school day, the moment of silence is losing its influence. Students often negle...

Activists in Action

Lindsey Katsaros, Editorial Board

January 25, 2018


Filed under Feature, Oakton students

Last year, an estimated half a million people attended the first ever Women’s March on the National Mall. This year, on Donald Trump's one year anniversary as President, nearly 10,000 protesters marched in the District, hoping to make their voice and opinion heard. With a stage in the middle o...

Is it hot in here or is it my 2 dollar hand warmer?

Gracie Mouzavires, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Feature

Winter is thriving and the temperature keeps dropping. Cougar Towne is brand new and most students have at least one class in the new trailers. We can all agree that going outside in the cold is miserable, but thanks to entrepreneurship we have two dollar hand-warmers in the spirit box to look forwa...

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