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College decisions taking a toll on students

College decisions taking a toll on students

Shevany Moharir, Editorial Board April 16, 2021

The past two months have been nothing short of stress and anxiety for current high school seniors awaiting their college decisions. Now more than ever, the pressure of getting into college can be quite...

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The end of an era

The rise and fall of greyhound racing
Harriet Limkin, Staff Writer March 11, 2021

  Picture this: you are sitting in a crowded stadium filled with men and women in suits and hats. You can feel the anticipation as you watch the trainers lead the sleek and muscular greyhounds...

How to be productive

Tips that will make getting work done a whole lot easier
Ashley Stewart March 10, 2021

Learning how to become a productive person is an important part of being a successful student. The majority of high schoolers are professional procrastinators, which adds to the already stressful life...

Comparing Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines

Comparing Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines

What's the difference between them and is one better than the other?
Portia Dai, Staff Writer January 14, 2021

Below is a closer look at the similarities and differences between the two COVID-19 vaccines.

The increase of mail-in voting this year

How will it affect the outcome of the election?
Eileen Lincoln, Editorial Board November 3, 2020

As of October 27th, only a week before the presidential election, over 64 million Americans have already casted their ballots. Over half of these votes are in primary battleground states - such as...

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How to fill out the FAFSA form

The primary way to get financial aid from your colleges
Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editor-in-Chief October 21, 2020

FAFSA, or The Free Application to Federal Student Aid, is a form that current and prospective college students fill out to determine their eligibility for student financial aid. That money can be put towards...

The problem with the rising popularity of thrifting

How thrift shopping in poorer communities can lead to gentrification
Eileen Lincoln, Editorial Board October 20, 2020

Over the past few years, the popularity of thrift stores has increased more than ever: with people all over the country looking for cheap deals, unique clothing pieces, and a more eco-friendly way...

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New York Times releases President Trump’s tax returns

Breaking down the important pieces with Oakton's AP Economics teacher, Ms, Lawver
Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editor-in-Chief October 14, 2020

On September 27th, 2020 the New York Times released 18 years of President Trump’s tax returns to the public, revealing shocking information. Since Trump’s first presidential bid in 2016, he has been...

How the Coronavirus Pandemic Is Impacting the Beauty World

Eileen Lincoln, Editorial Board June 5, 2020

What is considered essential? Within the few months of the coronavirus pandemic, many people’s concepts of necessity have drastically changed. Simple aspects of life that used to hold much importance...

Is the College Board Creating Fake Accounts to Catch Cheaters?

Is the College Board Creating Fake Accounts to Catch Cheaters?

Students theorize that the College Board has created a fake account on Reddit in order to catch students cheating on AP exams
Shevany Moharir, Editorial Board May 25, 2020

Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic, College Board announced in late March that they will still be administering its AP exams in May in a new shortened online format. Besides the last-minute change in format...

Closing the Gap

Closing the Gap

A close look at gap years and their perception in American Society
Shevany Moharir, Editorial Board April 24, 2020

Most high school students are used to hearing the question “What do you want to study in college?” This question can be quite daunting, especially for those who don’t have a definitive answer. It...

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Meet the Staff
Sahithi Jammulamadaka
Editor-in-Chief

Hey! My name is Sahithi Jammulamadaka and this is my fourth year on the Oakton Outlook staff and my second year as Editor-in-Chief! I am super involved in politics and government at all levels, making...

Aubrey Leverett
Staff Writer

What's Up! I'm Aubrey and I'm so excited to be a first year staff writer. I'm also a freshman so its my first year at Oakton too. I love writing about sports(especially baseball) and politics. Besides...

Shevany Moharir
Editorial Board

Hi! I'm Shevany and I'm a senior at Oakton High School. This is my second year writing for the Oakton Outlook and I'm super excited to be an editor this year! I mostly like writing A&E and Oakton news,...

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