Oakton Outlook

Why are we so friendly

Why are we so friendly

Jake Neuffer, Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2018

Imagine this: you're walking down the street with your earbuds in. You’re in the zone, thinking about all the things you have to do today. Suddenly, walking towards you on the same side of the sidewalk, a familiar face appears. Oh no, you know him. You don’t know how you know him, but you definitel...

Is hard work irrelevant?

Ashleigh Tain, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2018

As students, we all thrive under diversity. Everyone is unique in their passions, pursuits, to the way one works. Personally, I do my best work in long periods of time in which I meticulously map out everything and delve into details carefully. At the end of the day, I like to know that I worked hard...

Hasmik Khoylunts visits from Armenia

Gracie Mouzavires, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018

Oakton has been changing rapidly it seems like something new is going on every day. Recently there has been teachers visiting us from some foreign countries and speaking during some of our classes. These teachers have been talking about their home countries, Mrs. Tatian shared about Hasmik Khoylunts w...

The toxic behavior of the internet community

The toxic behavior of the internet community

Courtney Te, Editorial Board, Publicity Manager

January 17, 2018

   Living in the digital age of 2018, people are often numb to how cruel and unforgiving the world of social media can be. While some may brush it off and move on with their day, who’s to say the harsh comments won’t stick with someone throughout their day? Many social media influencers such a...

Are you sleeping enough?

Are you sleeping enough?

Payton Wozny, Editorial Board

January 17, 2018

24 hours in a day never seem like enough time to get everything done. With school, homework, and extracurricular activities, it is easy to seemingly run out of time - you have to learn how to prioritize daily activities to make time for the most important things. Sleep might be at the end of your to-...

Why do we celebrate Hanukkah?

Why do we celebrate Hanukkah?

Zoe Siamon, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017

Every December, many families comes together to exchange gifts, sing festive songs, play fun games, and eat delicious food during an exciting holiday. No, I am not referring to Christmas, but the ever forgotten Hanukkah. Everyone has heard of the classic “festival of lights,” 8 day celebration w...

End the stigma surrounding mental illness

aubrey harrell, Editorial Board

December 14, 2017

What is Mental Illness? Mental illness refers to the broad array of mental health conditions that affect a person’s thoughts and behavior. Common mental illnesses often talked about are depression, post traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders such as anorexia ...

Google the new Apple?

Source: CNN Money

Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer

October 21, 2017

  Google housed a hardware event this past week and unveiled a hardware lineup to compete with other tech giants like Apple and Amazon. The event was expected to announce the next Google Pixel phone as a renovation to last year’s Pixel. The next phone by Google was announced and massive improveme...

iPhone Shaping Industry Standards

Source: The Verge

Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017

  The iPhone is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year by announcing three new models of their most popular product. Since the original iPhone shook the mobile phone into the future it has formed the smartphone industry standard for all things smartphone in sales alone. Each iPhone model has ex...

Got senioritis?

Wendy Gao, Editorial Board

October 15, 2017

The start of Fall means Halloween, scary movies, flannels, bonfires, and all things pumpkin spice. The side that no one talks about though, is the inevitable coughs and sniffles that Fall also brings. We’ve all been in that excruciatingly painful position with two plugged up nostrils and a dried up ...

Freshman Feelings

Grace Mouzavires, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017

                     Freshman year is exciting and nerve wracking for 9th graders. It’s your first year of high school and everything is brand new. You will be spending the next four years here, and this is the place you will have some of your greatest memories and make som...

Rapports for Success

Rapports for Success

Arthur Kennington, Staff Writer

June 18, 2017

When a kid goes through the early stages of childhood, they leave their complacent life of having the main caretaker that is the parent, and become newly accustomed to a new guardian in their life that is the school teacher. A teacher is important in a student’s life as they grow up because the per...

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