Oakton Outlook

How to Find Your PSAT Scores

Olivia Garrone, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Web exclusive

The PSATs. The only test that causes equal amounts of stress, excitement, and memes. It’s been so long since we’ve taken it that you may have forgotten. And that’s okay, because your score doesn’t count for anything! But if you do remember the test, and are curious about your score, you will...

Behind the Scenes of Oakton Drama

Emily Bach, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Feature, Oakton students

Almost everyone is familiar with the locally-famous Oakton drama program. They’re widely known for their creative and high-quality productions, complete with invigorating storylines, exceptional actors, and a fantastic pit orchestra. However, behind the scenes of the plays we’ve come to love are...

Canada vs United States: Thanksgiving Edition

Katie Thompson, Editorial Board Member

November 23, 2017


Filed under Events, Feature

Click on the link below to view an infographic about differences between Canadian and American Thanksgivings!   http://infogram.com/step-by-step-charts-1g8e20kzelxqpod

PANIC!!!

Kalina Boshkovska, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017


Filed under Feature

“What if i fail?” “Did i study enough?” “I’m not going to make it in time”. All of these are things that go through an average high school teenagers mind almost every day. Parents, teachers, and even our peers often overlook the anxiety we experience. Like many other teens I’ve heard t...

Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

Grace Mouzavires, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017


Filed under Feature

November marks the beginning of Stomach cancer awareness month. A lot of us are focusing on thanksgiving and shoveling our faces with food while their are others living with little to no stomach. Stomach cancer is the third leading cost of cancer and yet it is still under funded. Food is an important pa...

A Music Filled Road Trip

A Music Filled Road Trip

Rebecca Woodhouse, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Oakton News, Oakton students

       Who would want to go on a trip full of driving, concerts, sleeping, and more concerts? For the students in Oakton band, their two day trip on November 15 and 16 included exactly that.    Oakton’s band was selected for the highly prestigious Virginia Music Educators Associatio...

Up before the sun

Up before the sun

Emily Richardson, Editorial Board

November 22, 2017


Filed under Feature

For any average high school student, their alarm may go off at any point between 5:30 and 7:00 A.M. From there, it’s a slow and groggy morning as they go through their routine and prepare for the school day ahead, possibly running facts they memorized the night before through their mind or wondering...

Colonial Thanksgiving

Colonial Thanksgiving

Katarina Faben, Editorial Board

November 22, 2017


Filed under Feature

Have you ever sat down to think about the true meaning of Thanksgiving? The last Thursday in November hasn’t always been associated with the holiday of Thanksgiving. Inspired by the pilgrims and Wampanoag indians who feasted on similar items in 1621, we engage in the same practice today. However, o...

Black Friday shopping

Gracie Mouzavires, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under fashion, Feature, Lifestyle

Hectic, dangerous and overwhelming, these are the words that come to mind when thinking of Black Friday. Every year people line up outside stores and wait for the good deals. Black Friday shopping can get very intense as people are desperate to find a good deal. People are fighting over all kinds of ...

“Falling” into a Series of Productions with Oakton Theatre

“Falling” into a Series of Productions with Oakton Theatre

Jessica Marshall, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2017


Filed under A&E, Events, Oakton students, Theater, Web exclusive

Now that Much Ado About Nothing has wrapped up from last weekend, Nov. 9th through Nov. 11th, the talented students of Oakton Theatre have moved on to working on two more productions: Almost, Maine and Orphie & the Book of Heroes. Almost, Maine will be shown from Nov. 16th through 18th in the...

No shave November

No shave November

Kalina Boshkovska, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Feature

Other than shaving money, this cause can help people of all ages around the world. No shave November is not a funny trend on the internet. While many laugh at this trend because, “it’s just a meme that spread on the internet, at least that’s as far as I know”, Shanza Ali (10), it is not some...

Too Smart for their Own Good

Too Smart for their Own Good

Rebecca Woodhouse, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, Oakton News, Oakton students

   What does it take to get national recognition? Is there really a point in trying on the PSAT? Why do some juniors study so much for the preliminary SAT, if it’s just a test?    The score juniors get on the PSAT, or National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test, determine if they are a National Me...

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