Oakton Outlook

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, Editorial Board

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

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 Member

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...

The Future of our Snow Days

The Future of our Snow Days

Katie Thompson, Editorial Board Member

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-in-Chief

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,...

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