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High schools: how similar are they really?

High schools: how similar are they really?

Yara Mohamed, Staff Writer

January 24, 2017


Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

Imagine having to move across the country in the middle of the school year and switching high schools. High school is something the majority of America can relate to. It’s seen as a right of passage, preparation for your future, and overall a necessary part of finding yourself. Many people can relate...

The Big Apple; a holiday hotspot

The Big Apple; a holiday hotspot

Ashleigh Tain, Staff Writer

January 19, 2017


Filed under A&E, Oakton students

    New York; a city given countless nicknames such as the big apple, the city that never sleeps, as well as the world’s biggest urban playground, is given another- Oakton’s holiday hotspot. These busy streets become crowded with shimmering tinsel and lights, gifting advertisements, eager ...

Redefining Modern Music

Redefining Modern Music

Courtney Te, Staff Writer

January 19, 2017


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

When you hear the phrase "Modern music", your mind often thinks of music heard on the radio. Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Beyoncé are examples of artists that are known internationally, but music sung by Western artists in English are not the only forms of music that exist. What about the music...

AP European History and Shakespeare Studies: to take or not to take

Jennifer Coon, Copy Editor

January 19, 2017


Filed under Feature

  This year at the Curriculum Fair, Oakton introduced two new courses that will be available for the first time next year. Starting in next week, students will be able to enroll in AP European History and Shakespeare Studies for next school year.   AP European History is the third AP history course availabl...

CES 2017: The Future is Now

CES 2017: The Future is Now

Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer

January 19, 2017


Filed under Events, Feature

The Consumer Electronics Show is an annual convention held in Las Vegas, Nevada that showcases the technology world’s latest and greatest gadgets for the new year. The platform has grown to become very well respected by companies as a way to announce new products and prototypes to their consumers and...

Public Speaking for Oakton High School Students

Public Speaking for Oakton High School Students

Nikhil Mahajan, Staff Writer

January 19, 2017


Filed under InDepth, Oakton students

For the typical high school student, the idea of public speaking has rarely had a positive response. Moans are typically associated with the reaction of having to do some form of public speaking when told to by a teacher or even in certain situations outside of class. Today, being an effective public...

Three Steps to Kindness

Three Steps to Kindness

Ethan Sullivan, Editor-in-chief

January 10, 2017


Filed under Feature, Oakton students

  NOTE: Three Steps' current drive will be taking place with collection boxes in the lobby at Waples Mill Elementary, running until Friday, 1/13/17.     Today the Oakton Outlook sat down with freshman Emma Wagner, the aspiring humanitarian behind the charity Three Steps...

Curriculum Fair 2017: Which courses should you select?

Kathryn Tatum, Editor-in-chief

January 6, 2017


Filed under Feature, Oakton students, Showcase

The 2017 OHS Curriculum Fair will take place on Wednesday, January 11. If you’re a student struggling with deciding which courses to select, here is some more information on courses you may be considering adding to your list. To read about the course, put your mouse on the green dots on the pictures. Cho...

Leadership opportunities for the 2017-2018 school year

Leadership opportunities for the 2017-2018 school year

Kathryn Tatum, Editor-in-chief

January 6, 2017


Filed under Feature, Oakton students

Leadership opportunities within extracurricular activities and clubs are a great way for students to get more involved in their school community and stand out in the college admissions process. As current leaders of Oakton activities graduate, more positions open up to underclassman. Spring is the time...

Your Passport for Digital Citizenship

Steven Stavrakis, Editor In Chief

January 2, 2017


Filed under Events, Feature

High School is difficult. Perhaps this statement might be an unpopular opinion, but I think there is an argument to be made. Think about it, the world is more competitive than ever, colleges are cut throat, your grades follow you until the end of time, and to top it all off, social life is a pain in...

NOTICIAS: El Club del Patrimonio Hispano

NOTICIAS: El Club del Patrimonio Hispano

Ethan Sullivan, Editor-in-chief

December 15, 2016


Filed under Events, Oakton students, Ventanas, Web exclusive

  Para el resto del año, el Oakton Outlook piensa colgar las actividades del club en esta página web. Recuerde chequear aquí para noticias, anuncios, fotos, y cuentos sobre el club. La vamos a actualizar a menudo.   Principios Reales El Club del Patrimonio tuvo su primera reun...

A Selfless Servant

A Selfless Servant

Nick Sims, Writer

December 11, 2016


Filed under Feature, Oakton students

Elias Lindsey attends Oakton High School, and has been around the Oakton community for as long as he could remember. Since his freshman year, Lindsey has been involved in Football, Track and Field, and has been a member of the Leadership. Now, as a senior, Lindsey is a prominent member of Leadership,...

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