Oakton Outlook

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...

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,...

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...

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