Oakton Outlook

Teacher Appreciation Week

Portia Dai, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

It’s May and while that means the end of the year is approaching, it also means that our teachers have been teaching us for nine months. This week is teacher appreciation week and this provides a perfect time for you to give thanks to your teacher for instructing you throughout the year. Here are s...

Where to Find a Summer Job

Olivia Garrone, Editorial Board

May 5, 2019

As tempting as it is to spend all summer working on a tan, the long hours of freedom are perfect for more than just relaxation-there is a no better time for high schoolers to make some extra cash! The only problem is that it can be difficult to find companies that hire minors. If you are stuck and wondering...

Students Demand Action Party

Students Demand Action Party

Zoe Siamon, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019

On May 2nd, Oakton’s Students Demand Action club is hosting a party to raise awareness of gun violence and the need for background checks. The party will take place in Mr. McCulla’s room, 228. There will be food and trivia, and not to mention the exciting prizes of hydro flasks and airpods! T...

Juniors Combat Finals Week

Juniors Combat Finals Week

Riya Jain, Editorial Board

April 30, 2019

Although it is uncommon in a lot of Fairfax County Public Schools, many AP classes at Oakton High School administer their final exams before AP exams begin. Holding final exams before AP exams forces students to prepare and be ready for the AP exam in addition to the final. As junior year is famously know...

5 Innovative Tips to Prepare for Exams

5 Innovative Tips to Prepare for Exams

Haley Longfellow, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

Many Oakton students can agree that this is the craziest time of year. Just as extracurricular activities are in full swing, making students very busy, nature is coming into full-bloom, provoking allergies. Most daunting, though, is the fact that exams are quickly approaching, casting an increasingly heavy s...

How Effective Are Therapy Dogs?

Lizzie Thompson, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

    Therapy dogs have been a long time adding to Oakton stress less week by having petting sessions available during lunch. Although dogs are very cute, and of course, it is always nice to have dogs wandering around during the school day, the big question is if these therapy dogs actually help ment...

Prelude to Prom

Olivia Garrone, Editorial Board

April 26, 2019

The spirit week that kicked off this past Monday was a fitting lead up to prom. A flurry of activity, from dressing up in tie-dye, jerseys, wacky wear, superhero clothing, and class colors, to musical chairs during lunch, helped to get students in the festive spirit of prom. Spirit days are diffi...

The Benefits of Yoga

The Benefits of Yoga

Portia Dai, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

During the morning announcements, you may have heard that “yoga will be in the aux gym today.” These yoga sessions are led by Jenny Ferguson who has been teaching these classes since they started. These half hour sessions help students relax and relieve themselves of stress. As the SOL and exam ...

Stress less, laugh more week

Katarina Faben, Editorial Board

April 25, 2019

As final exams draw near, students are beginning to feel the pressure of important deadlines quickly approaching. The final push begins with hours filled with studying and building strategies for taking final exams. Students place a great deal of pressure on themselves to do well, sometimes even sacr...

The Death of Nipsey Hussle

Conor Krouse, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

Gang violence, riots, and shootings are not a new phenomenon around the big cities of America. From New York, to Chicago, and Los Angeles, this epidemic that has swept the nation for decades has always been a prevalent part of city living. Even famous celebrities, the majority of which are rappers, hold...

The Power of Yet

Payton Wozny, Editorial Board

April 11, 2019

Sophomores were recently introduced to the “Power of Yet” and the concept of growth mindset during a counseling lesson during gym periods in the end of March led by Mrs. Stanley and Mr. Grausz. This presentation covered executive functioning skills and gave students the opportunity to reflect on s...

Best Buddies Prom

Katarina Faben, Editorial Board

April 11, 2019

On Friday, April 5th, Best Buddies Capital Region held their annual Best Buddies Prom. Located at the Ronald Reagan and International Trade Center, the dance featured students from all over the Washington D.C. area. Students spent hours enjoying their time at the dance, dancing the night way on with t...

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