Oakton Outlook

Can you buy your way into college?

Can you buy your way into college?

Courtney Te, Editorial Board

March 13, 2019


Filed under InDepth, Opinion

In the midst of college admission season comes the question of the role of meritocracy in the process. While all colleges claim that their admissions department is fair and fully based on wholistic review (let's be honest, there's no real college who would say otherwise), there have been numerous cases...

Daylight Saving…More Like Daylight Ending

Payton Wozny, Editorial Board

March 11, 2019


Filed under InDepth, National News, News

At 2:00 A.M. EST on March 10, we all time traveled. Not actually, but we set our clocks forward seemingly traveling through time. What I’m referring to is daylight saving time(DST), which is everyone’s favorite day of the year in which the entire country essentially gets one hour of jet lag withou...

Stress in High School Students

Veronica Preaskorn, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under InDepth

Many adults look back on their high school days with fond memories and fun anecdotes, but they don’t remember how much stress is involved. As children, students are taught the 95210 rule: nine hours of sleep, five servings of fruits and vegetables, two hours or less of screen time, etc. For younge...

Why the attention surrounding the Jordyn scandal is unnecessary

Sally Park, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under A&E, InDepth, Movies & TV, Opinion

The recent cheating scandal regarding Tristan Thompson, Khloe Kardashian, and Jordyn Woods has gained much public attention. For those who are unaware, Tristan Thompson was engaged with Khloe Kardashian, however, he allegedly cheated on her with Khloe’s sister’s best friend, Jordyn Woods. This web ...

The Student Agenda

Payton Wozny, Editorial Board

March 1, 2019


Filed under InDepth

High school is a very competitive environment with students all battling for, seemingly, the same thing; colleges. Although there are schools for everyone, students still feel immense pressure to take on extra curriculars and difficult classes to do anything that will set them apart from the rest of...

Egg-citing start to 2019

Egg-citing start to 2019

Zoe Siamon, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019


Filed under InDepth

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have most likely heard about what many are referring to as “The Egg,” or “That one Egg,” or occasionally, “That world record egg.” This egg took Instagram by storm with the goal of beating out Kylie Jenner for the most liked picture on Instagram...

Summer Programs

Summer Programs

Katarina Faben, Editorial Board

January 19, 2019


Filed under InDepth

Whether you’re looking for something to do with your friends, a program in your future field of study, or are looking for volunteer opportunities, the summer is a perfect time to fulfill these interests. There are a wide variety of programs for every age and interest offered in Virginia, listed bel...

Thinking about what to take next year?

Thinking about what to take next year?

Courtney Te, Editorial Board

January 19, 2019


Filed under Feature, InDepth, Oakton students, Opinion

With registration just around the corner (and for some, already beginning), many rising juniors and seniors are stressing about the potential options for their courses for next year. While Oakton students are notorious for taking 3+ AP level classes and multiple honors courses, I am here to be the on...

Why we need to stop romanticizing mental disorders

January 18, 2019


Filed under InDepth, Uncategorized

To simplify what many television shows and novels portray, mental disorders are deemed as ‘tragic’ and ‘beautiful’. From Romeo and Juliet to the controversial show 13 Reasons Why mental disorders are romanticized to the extent that it is even considered desirable in our current society. To the i...

Perfectionism and the impossibility of creating liberally

Ashleigh Tain, Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2018


Filed under InDepth, Opinion

Perfection, in its exterior, is a beautiful thing. It is effortless yet diligent. It manifests products that are pristine and aesthetic. It breeds a notion of attentiveness and creativity. In its interior, it is constant and stubborn. It is controlling and pungent. It fills your senses with chronic ...

What it means to be a sociopath

What it means to be a sociopath

Sally Park, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under InDepth

On September 16, Shane Dawson, a popular Youtuber with almost 18 million subscribers, released a new documentary series featuring Jake Paul, a controversial Youtuber. This documentary series revolved around the possibility that Jake Paul may be a sociopath due to a series of past problematic events whic...

Should race affect your college application?

Samuel Walters, Guest Writer

June 5, 2018


Filed under InDepth, News

Affirmative Action laws that give an advantage to minority races in the workplace or at school have been around for decades. Although it is deemed as constitutional by the Supreme Court, Affirmative Action is highly controversial, especially when it affects college admission decisions. Minority students...

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