Oakton Outlook

10 stress relieving tips

Sally Park, staff writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, Oakton students

10 ways to mange your stress in a healthy and effect manner.

The Future of our Snow Days

The Future of our Snow Days

Katie Thompson, Editorial Board

January 25, 2018


Filed under Events, Feature, Web exclusive

I’ll admit that I’m mainly writing this article out of snow withdrawal. As a winter lover, I am very disappointed in the lack of significant snowfall this year, and I'm not the only one. Senior Gala Loayza said "It's nice to not have to worry about school for a while". We all remember the massive sno...

Cougar Towne: The Aftermath

Amy Dai, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Events, Feature, News, Oakton News, Oakton students

In the midst of renovation at Oakton High School, the student body has shared their opinions about the renovation process, specifically the relocation of a large portion of classes to the new trailer area known as Cougar Towne. In a brief rundown, Cougar Towne is a group of newly built trailers located...

Oakton Model UN team prepares for Philadelphia

Oakton Model UN team prepares for Philadelphia

Jake Neuffer, Editor

January 23, 2018


Filed under Feature, News, Oakton News, Oakton students

The east coast Model United Nations circuit is made up of smaller highschool conferences and major university conferences. Teams will often travel from around the world to attend these university conferences. Delegates from China and Europe have been known to frequently attend the University of Virgin...

Bringing Shakespeare to life at Oakton

Jessica Marshall, Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2018


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

An interactive and hands-on class being introduced to Oakton, Shakespeare Studies is for any sophomore, junior, or senior with a love for Shakespeare, a passion for public speaking and acting, or simply anyone who wants a fun, enriching new elective. This class was introduced by Mrs. Margaret Moran,...

Science Olympiad competes

Science Olympiad competes

Rebecca Woodhouse, Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2018


Filed under Events, Feature, News, Oakton News

While the freezing temperatures the weekend of January 6 kept many people indoors and in the warmth of their own homes, students from Oakton went to Fairfax High School for the Virginia Science Olympiad Invitational. This begs the question, what is Science Olympiad, and what does it mean to attend...

Unpopular Electives

Unpopular Electives

Zoe Siamon, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


Filed under Feature

With next years course selection coming up, almost everyone seems to have electives on their mind. Photography, Marketing, APs, Drama, Psychology, ect. The choices are endless. Because Oakton offers a variety of options, many electives seem to get overshadowed by the the more popular electives. The les...

Cougar Towne

Cougar Towne

Kalina Boshkovska, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


Filed under Feature

The new addition of trailers in the school have left hallways more crowded than ever. Ever since  “Cougar Towne” opened, students have had trouble passing others in the main hall. It has caused a problem when it comes to making it to class on time, “Oakton is already a big school, and when you need...

Homelessness Awareness

Homelessness Awareness

Katarina Faben, Editorial Board Member

January 17, 2018


Filed under Feature

With the drop of temperatures across the nation, people are at a greater risk of getting health-related illnesses such as the flu or pneumonia. Just standing in the cold for several minutes can expose individuals to illnesses such as the flu, which travel in liquid particles, and therefore thrive in cold en...

A club to consider: Best Buddies

Emily Bach, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


Filed under Feature

Though Oakton is known for sporting an impressive resume of clubs, particularly ones related to volunteering, over time a few have begun to stand out from the crowd. Best Buddies, a volunteer club sponsored by Ms. Reed, works to foster relationships between special needs youth and teenagers within...

Competition between the teachers: pies and cookies and more!

Competition between the teachers: pies and cookies and more!

Rebecca Woodhouse, Editor-In-Chief

January 3, 2018


Filed under Events, Feature, Oakton teachers

While it is well established that students love getting together and sharing food, do we pause to consider the staff and teachers? We’ve all seen posts about Friendsgiving, or festive Christmas parties for teens, but don’t adults need the same type of social interaction? Oakton’s staff work to...

New year’s resolutions and how to keep them

Gracie Mouzavires, Staff Writer

December 16, 2017


Filed under Feature

Every year people come up with goals for the next year. Working out, getting better grades, and eating better are common resolutions. It seems like a good idea but we often seem to forget all of our resolutions once the new year starts. We also tend to set insanely high expectations for ourselves, mak...

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