Oakton Outlook

Community Charities

Community Charities

Katarina Faben, Editorial Board

November 14, 2017


Filed under Feature, Local News

With the coming of the holiday season, charities become an increasingly important part in our community. Giving back to your community can be a very rewarding experience, especially during the holidays. Around the area, there are multiple foundations dedicated to helping those who are in need. One spec...

Amazon Key and your Privacy

Amazon Key and your Privacy

Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Feature

  Amazon’s exponential growth and immense power in retail have made it one of the most powerful companies in the world today. Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s CEO, is far from finishing the expansion of his empire. Bezos has pushed out numerous hardware products in order to get closer to the consumer and ...

Sink, sank, sunk!

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under A&E, Music, Oakton students, Theater

There are few moments in life that truly take our breaths away. The production of Les Misérables at Oakton High School last spring begs to differ. I know I wasn’t the only one in tears after the show. Oakton has a prominent performing arts department, and they’ve lived up to their high esteem count...

It’s Official!

Lindsey Katsaros, Editorial Board Member

November 14, 2017


Filed under Feature, Oakton students, Sports, Web exclusive

After school on November 8, four of Oakton’s top athletes signed their National Letter of Intent. November 8 through November 15 is the first signing period of the year. Before this day, many high school seniors have been verbally committing to the college that they want to attend. However a verba...

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Clare Sparling, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Events, Feature, National News, News

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a much loved American tradition. The biggest parade in the world fills the New York City sky with colorful balloons, warming the city with holiday spirit. Millions of spectators line the icy streets to catch a glimpse of the spectacle while millions more watch ...

What Thanksgiving Looks Like in Other Parts of the World

Emily Bach, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Feature, Oakton students

As the leaves begin finish falling and the temperatures continue to drop, Thanksgiving feels as if it’s right around the corner. For some of us, the holiday feels like a convenient excuse to visit our relatives and eat warm pumpkin pie, but in other regions and cultures celebrations can look wildly di...

Picking up the speed

Juvianna Mullings, staff writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Indoor Track & Field, Oakton students, Sports

How do student athletes prepare for the switch from the outdoors to an indoor track? When a student tries out for the cross country team, there’s a lot to expect. From pacing yourself to steady breathing, cross country seems to be easy if you’re a former long distance runner. There can also be diffe...

A Walk for Friendship and Inclusion

A Walk for Friendship and Inclusion

Jessica Marshall, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2017


Filed under Events, Feature, Oakton News, Oakton students, Web exclusive

The annual Best Buddies Capital Region Friendship Walk was held on Saturday, October 21st on the National Mall. Members of Best Buddies Oakton participated in the walk and some have said that it was the best walk yet. Not only was team Oakton the 3rd fundraiser overall for donations, but they ...

How old is too old for trick-or-treating?

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

October 22, 2017


Filed under Oakton students, Opinion

Ding dong. The trick-or-treaters must be here! These are some great costumes! Hey, it’s that same kid again in the same pumpkin costume. He’s come by every year now, it’s like I’ve watched him grow up. He’s gotta be in what, high school now? He must be cutting it close, he’s growing a little too...

Powder puff not present

Powder puff not present

Rebecca Woodhouse, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2017


Filed under Events, Feature, Sports, Web exclusive

This fall, there appears to be a break in the tradition. Yes, the homecoming dance was this past weekend, and yes, the football team continues to play, but where are the powder puff practices? The intense flag football game between the junior class and senior class is not occurring during the fall thi...

How electives will help you later in life

How electives will help you later in life

Emily Richardson, Editorial Board

October 22, 2017


Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

Getting yourself through school day after school day can prove to be difficult, with the typical strain of less sleep and more stress. Taking notes can get repetitive, and testing gets dull quickly. Most students, however, have at least one class in their day where they can indulge in their interests-...

Sleep Deprivation

Sleep Deprivation

Katarina Faben, Editorial Board

October 22, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Oakton students

Did you know that teenagers require 8-10 hours of sleep a night? This statement is shocking to most. Most teens get less than 8 hours of sleep, as the average number varies between 7 to 7.5 hours a night. This issue is especially evident with the end of the quarter, as it marks the beginning of a str...

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