Oakton Outlook

Petition to Appoint Fred as our New School Mascot

Petition to Appoint Fred as our New School Mascot

Zoe Siamon, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under Events, Feature

Last Thursday, our school was blessed with the presence of Fred, an adorable dog originating all the way from Afghanistan. For those of you who missed the assembly, Craig Grossi came to our school last week to share his experience serving as a marine and how it lead him to meeting Fred, the timid blon...

A Walk to End Childhood Cancer

A Walk to End Childhood Cancer

Courtney Te, Editorial Board

October 9, 2018


Filed under Events, Feature, Oakton students

In the wake of Childhood Cancer Awareness month, St. Jude's Children Research hospital hosted a 5k walk/run at Nationals Park in D.C. on Sept. 29 to raise funds for the children of the program. The aim of St. Judes is to provide support and pay for medical bills of children suffering from cancer. One of t...

Popular Music Apps

Popular Music Apps

Cole Starmer, Staff writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under Oakton students

Music. It's the rhythm we live our lives too. Walking down the halls of Oakton High School, it’s obvious that music is important to everyone. Students, teachers, and even administrators all share the passion that is listening to music. No matter whether it is new, old, American made, or foreign, it i...

Improv! Improv! Improv!

Improv! Improv! Improv!

Payton Wozny, Editorial Board

October 9, 2018


Filed under Feature, Oakton News, Oakton students

  After tryouts on September 12th and 13th and callbacks on September 20th, the Oakton Improvables are back and they’re preparing for another amazing season!   Improv is a very “splur of the moment” type of theatre, requiring the actors to be creative and quick on their feet. Rather th...

Halloween History

October 9, 2018


Filed under Events

In America, we celebrate many holidays. Some new, some old, some well known, and some barely known at all. Whatever the case may be, it is always important to understand the origin of the holiday and what it really means.   On November 1st, around 2000 years ago, a tribe named the Celts celebrate...

Homecoming 2018: An Honest Review

Conor Krouse, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under Events, Feature

Around the world, (the theme this year’s dance), and I have to admit it was the best dance I have seen so far. In my opinion, it trumped every homecoming of years prior that I have experienced. The lighting was great, the music was fantastic, and most importantly, people were actually attending and...

Technology and Procrastination: What Causes Procrastination?

Michael Lee, Student

June 10, 2018


Filed under Oakton students

In high schools all around the United States, all students can agree: procrastination always seems to get into the way of productivity.   But why is that?   Procrastination is not an unfamiliar phenomenon. When a student comes home from school, the last thing they want to do is con...

Tests: does Oakton really have it figured out?

Tests: does Oakton really have it figured out?

Courtney Te, Editorial Board

May 9, 2018


Filed under InDepth, Oakton students

   Oakton prides itself on its unique testing system that is unseen anywhere else in Fairfax county. From standardized in-class testing to group testing to take home tests, Oakton has managed to explore each option to figure out what works best for students. That being said, what are the pros and con...

A Preview of Titanic: the Musical

A Preview of Titanic: the Musical

Jessica Marshall, Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2018


Filed under A&E, Events, Feature, Music, Oakton News, Oakton students, Theater, Web exclusive

Lindsey Jacobson (12), member of Oakton Theatre and Chorus for the past four years, has been studying "dramaturgy" for this year’s spring musical, Titanic, which will be shown on May 3rd-5th and 11th-12th at 7:00 p.m. In other words, aside from being one of the main characters, she has been studyi...

Oakton’s First Track Meet Of the Season

Juvianna Mullings, Staff writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under Oakton students, Outdoor Track & Field, Sports, Uncategorized

    Last Saturday, April 7th, Oakton’s Varsity track team attended the annual Carolyn Legard Relays hosted at Wt. Woodson high school at 9 am. The weather was gloomy and harsh so some schools were debating whether to participate, and there ended up being a total of 28 schools ready to ...

The radiance of Three Steps Charity

The radiance of Three Steps Charity

Ashleigh Tain, Editor-in-Chief

April 15, 2018


Filed under A&E, Feature, Lifestyle, Oakton students

After the morning news reads the special announcements, a tangible energy of anticipation overwhelms the buzzing students. A sense of pride instills the atmosphere; a spirit painted by students each holding his own bag or box of worn shoes and a big smile to match. For a week, the homerooms have been...

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