Oakton Outlook

What is the Senior Capstone All About?

Will Locklin, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

At Oakton High School, each class does a capstone project that highlights a part of their learning inside or outside the classroom.  Freshman must do the Exhibition Of Learning which requires them to present about a subject of their choosing. It could be about a subject school or a special experience ...

The Significance of Black History Month Feature

February 19, 2020

   Black History Month is an annual celebration of the achievements of significant black figures in history, recognized during the month of February. Around the world, black culture is celebrated through family traditions, studying history, and more rituals to appreciate the culture. This special month...

Democratic Primaries

Alexandra Martschenko, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

The first half of February has seen political tension brewing in the form of the Iowa Caucus and the New Hampshire Primary. After the debacle of the Democratic Iowa Caucus a lot of pressure was riding on the Democrats to have a smooth ride in New Hampshire and for the most part they did. Bernie Sanders ...

2024 Moon Landing: Ambitious or Hopeless?

Elene LIpartiani, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

An ambitious goal set by the Trump Administration last year, numerous people hold skepticisms about NASA’s ability to successfully manage another moon landing by 2024. For the president, this would be an immense triumph in the last year of his second term should he be reelected. NASA meanwhile views...

What The Impeachment Trial Means for Trump

Claudia Messina, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

The past few years with Trump as president have been nothing short of a soap opera. Filled with unexpected twists and turns and drama beyond belief. The current president has insulted and falsely accused several people and taken extremely radical positions on their beliefs. Due to his faulty character, it...

Diamond Princess Cruise Ship Under Quarantine

Diamond Princess Cruise Ship Under Quarantine

Veronica Preaskorn, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Recently, the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship has been in the news due to a coronavirus outbreak. The ship was stopped right outside of Japan. According to CNN, there have been at least 135 people infected, including 24 Americans. The quarantine was set to end on February 19th, but due to dozens of new ...

The Problem With the Iowa Caucus

Eileen Lincoln, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

After the introduction of a disastrous new election system, it was as if nothing else could go worse for Iowa Democrats on February 3rd -  the night of the Iowa caucus. Due to a broken phone app, untested technologies, and a struggle to verify election results, hundreds of officials rushed to count v...

To rename or not to rename high schools in FCPS?

Wendy Gao, Editorial Board

February 19, 2020

From its birth as the first colony to its now renowned reputation for producing presidents, Virginia has played a pivotal role in shaping America’s history since the beginning. But its past is not one of pristine patriotism, and like many other former Confederate states, Virginia’s story is one battered by...

The Military Banned TikTok. What Does This Mean for the Rest of Us?

The Military Banned TikTok. What Does This Mean for the Rest of Us?

Emily Richardson, Editorial Board

January 23, 2020

With more than one and a half billion users to date, one can safely say that TikTok’s American user base has grown considerably since its introduction in 2016. So greatly, in fact, that it is now the second most downloaded app in the world, dominated only by WhatsApp, a messaging service by Facebook....

Seniors’ Privileges in Course Selection

Seniors’ Privileges in Course Selection

Riya Jain, Editorial Board

January 15, 2020

Upon the first week back to school from winter break, students in grades 9th, 10th, and 11th are meeting with their counselors to select their courses for the next school year. 11th graders, who are rising seniors, have the special option to be Teacher Assistants (TAs), take a free period, or become s...

Course Registration for the 2020-21 School Year has Begun

Course Registration for the 2020-21 School Year has Begun

Shevany Moharir, Staff Writer

January 15, 2020

Even though winter break just ended and there are still five more months until the end of the school year, the process of registering for next year’s classes has already begun. Course registration this year has really snuck up on many Oakton students, especially Juniors, rising Seniors, who will be sig...

Will there be any snow days?

Katie Le, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

This winter in Virginia has been unbalanced because of the unusually warm weather we’ve been having. This poses the question, will there be any snow days this year? On Tuesday, Jan. 7, Virginia got a little taste of winter when it started snowing in the afternoon. Thankfully the weather was cold enough for...

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