Oakton Outlook

Oakton’s New Science Classes

Maddie Flickinger, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019

As we come back from winter break we have more than just snow days on our mind. Due to Oakton’s renovations and lack of space for classes, we as students have the task of quickly figuring out which classes to take in our upcoming year. As if Oakton didn’t already have enough options to choose from, ...

CES 2018 Brings Innovative Tech to Market

CES 2018 Brings Innovative Tech to Market

Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019

 The consumer electronics show is an annual gathering of technology companies in Las Vegas where new products are announced and concepts are showcased. Each year the tech gets more futuristic and experimental and 2019 is no acception. Huge companies like Google, LG, Samsung, and Huawei attend each...

Retake Policy Reforms

Retake Policy Reforms

Haley Longfellow, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019

Currently, a huge portion of the Oakton student body is aghast at the thought of a retake policy revision. It’s unclear exactly what the new policy might be; there are rumors of limited scores on a retake, a maximum score to be eligible for a retake, and even no retakes. Many Oakton students feel c...

Woman calls police on man for babysitting kids.

Woman calls police on man for babysitting kids.

Amira Bashir, Writer

October 17, 2018

  Corey Lewis, 27, who runs a youth mentorship program in Marietta, Georgia was babysitting two white kids on Sunday, one who attends Lewis’s afterschool program, took them out to Subway™, to get something to eat. When they were finished eating Lewis walked with the two children to ...

The Debate Season Commences

The Debate Season Commences

Riya Jain, Editorial Board

October 17, 2018

With debate season beginning this month, the Oakton debate team had a great start at the first tournament of the year. The Public Forum debate team had two varsity teams leave the Georgetown tournament with outstanding records of 5-1 and 4-2. The captain of the Public Forum debate team, Lawrence Zhu...

In October, We Wear Pink

In October, We Wear Pink

Payton Wozny, Editorial Board

October 17, 2018

   Oakton sports are bringing out their pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month(BCAM). BCAM was started by various breast cancer charities to raise awareness and money to support research and treatments. Every October, groups of people around the world support this cause. Here are teams from Oakton that...

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

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, Publicity Manager

October 9, 2018

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

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

  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

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

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...

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