Oakton Outlook

Everything you need to know about AP exams

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018


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

AP exams are approaching fast and everyone at Oakton feels the stress. Some students are taking their first AP exam this year, while others are experienced veterans. Nonetheless, everyone is nervous as May creeps closer. Here is everything you need to know about the AP exams. About AP Exams The...

Cultural Festival Reflections

Clare Sparling, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Feature, Oakton News, Oakton teachers

As Mr. Lee prepares to leave Oakton next year, he has provided insight into the cultural festival experience. Every year cultural festival, with it’s bright colors and myriad of songs from all over the world, captures the hearts of the Oakton community. The beautiful fan dance, exciting Wushu perfo...

Post College Apps: Seniors’ Thoughts

Amy Dai, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Feature, Oakton students

After almost 3 long months of anxious waiting, seniors have now heard their long awaited college admissions decisions. Colleges in the United States sent out the last of their notifications on April 1 (with exceptions to colleges that accept applications on a rolling basis) and are giving seniors 1 month ...

Places to Eat in Vienna

Zoe Sauger, Editorial Board

April 12, 2018


Filed under Feature

Everyone loves food. However, it can sometimes be difficult to find the trendy places you see on Instagram or Twitter. And, even if you do find them, they might not have good food. So, I tried to find the trendiest places to eat that also had good food, and of course were photogenic. I find the restaura...

Rejecting the R-Word

Rejecting the R-Word

Katarina Faben, Editorial Board

April 12, 2018


Filed under Feature, Oakton students

On April 4th, Best Buddies held their annual Spread the Word to End the Word celebration during lunch in the cafeteria. During the event, Oakton students signed the campaign created by the Best Buddies organization dedicated towards spreading awareness to end the use of the R-word in schools. Tommy Mc...

Oakton Improvables

Oakton Improvables

Nathan Tankel, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Feature

The Oakton Improvables is a club that performs multiple times a year at Oakton High School. Their performances are comedic and are free to attend. The brand of comedy their show consists of is known as improv which means nothing is scripted and the performers have to improvise on their feet while on stage. T...

A Snowy Spring

A Snowy Spring

Olivia Garrone, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

It seems like everybody’s snow dances, inside-out pajamas, and spoon-under-the-pillow antics have finally paid off - a few months later than expected. The biggest snow of 2018 happened in the spring, just days before Spring Break. Since then, snowflake icons have been gracing our weather apps sporad...

Challenges to save the world

Challenges to save the world

Rebecca Woodhouse, Editor-in-Chief

April 10, 2018


Filed under Events, Feature, News, Oakton News

Breathe in, breathe out. The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, the grass is green. And why is this? Because the Earth is a beautiful place, and provides each of us with the resources we need to survive. While sometimes the things we have always had we tend to take for granted, with Earth Day jus...

March for our Lives

Ashley Shepard, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under Events, Feature, Politics

On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives took to the streets of Washington DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools. Student organizers are planning the march in collaboration with the nonprofit orga...

Onto states and national competitions for Oakton scientists

Onto states and national competitions for Oakton scientists

Rebecca Woodhouse, Editor-in-Chief

April 3, 2018


Filed under Feature, Local News, News, Oakton students

Spending weekends on research, reading through published papers, designing and redesigning experiments. There is no rest for the weary, until after the Regional Science Fair. Students from Oakton received various awards at the FCPS Regional Science Fair. In order to participate, students had to present...

How Oakton students are embracing the EOL

Gracie Mouzavires, Staff Writer

April 1, 2018


Filed under Feature

The EOL is an exciting opportunity for students to share something that they have learned whether it is academic or a hobby. Although a project isn’t something most students want to hear about, the EOL is different from any other projects in school. You have total control over what you want to share wit...

Introducing Oakton’s new book club

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018


Filed under A&E, Books, Feature, Oakton students, Web exclusive

High school comes with new freedoms and opportunities, however, our high school agendas often give us limited free time for hobbies. For many high school students, books get put on the back burner after school work, sports, clubs, and other activities. Yara Mohamed, 11, created Oakton Book Club for this...

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