Oakton Outlook

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

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...

Christmas Cookies

Katarina Faben, Clare Sparling, Editorial Board Member, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under Feature

Christmas Cookies Merry music has begun playing across town, vibrant lights adorn houses, and glowing trees can be seen through the windows. The holiday season is quickly approaching, as the time to prepare is dwindling. With the shortness of time comes the need for quick and easy last-minute cookin...

Oh mother-in-law

Oh mother-in-law

Zoe Sauger, Editorial Board

December 14, 2017


Filed under Feature

Top Tips: The holidays are not about you The holidays are about being nice to everyone. So, even if someone is not being nice to you, be nice anyway. The season is all about giving and being selfless. It is better to be a kind and loving person rather than the selfish one that just had an...

How loud can poetry be?

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


Filed under A&E, Art, Oakton students

Poetry Out Loud has come and gone, but there is still much to recap. Last week on December 7th, a number of Oakton’s poets, sonneteers, and rhymesters competed in the annual Poetry Out Loud contest. Poetry Out Loud is an annual competition hosted by Mr. Lawless that encourages students to write...

How to Prevent a Cold Before it Begins

Emily Bach, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


Filed under Oakton students

The seasons are beginning to change, the leaves beginning to brown, and colds are on a steadily increasing rise. Here are a few of the best tips for preventing one before it begins. Sleep, like Actually Sleep We know it’s easy to forget about sleeping in the midst of stress, especially...

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