Oakton Outlook

Squirrel on the Loose?

Sameeha Khan, Staff Writer

September 23, 2019

Under construction, both Oakton High School and Cougar Towne have become a breeding grounds for the unusual. From mice and birds to leaky pipes, our hallways are littered with vermin, the low lighting shielding them from the eyes of students, administrators, and even janitors. While students often find...

Should American Citizens Consider Age in the 2020 Election?

Kinsey Clements, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

Throughout the very controversial 2020 presidential campaign, debates over many different issues have arisen among the Democrats and Republicans. One dispute in particular is over Democratcic presidential front-runner, Joe Biden’s, old age and his memory loss associated with that. As per usual, Democr...

Should we be Worrying About What Others Post on Social Media?

Joe Wong, Staff writer

September 16, 2019

According to the The Harvard Crimson (Harvard’s school newspaper), Ismail B. Ajjawi flew to the US to attend the fall 2019 semester at Harvard but was denied access by a Customs and Border Protection agent. Why? Simply because of something his friend posted on Facebook that was deemed “Anti-America...

Hurricane Dorian Decimates the Bahamas

Lindsay Greenspan, Staff Writer

September 15, 2019

Hurricane Dorian, which officially became a hurricane on Aug. 28, ravaged the Bahamas during its 48 hour stall over the islands. It is the strongest hurricane on record to ever hit this archipelago. Leaving over 70,000 without homes and a death toll that continues to rise past 50; relief efforts ...

NAACP of Loudoun County Investigates STEM Program Admissions

Brendan Belligham

September 14, 2019

The Loudoun County chapter of the NAACP is currently calling for a thorough investigation of the admissions process for the county’s new STEM school, titled Academies of Loudoun, after they admitted only one black student. The academy admitted has 1,542 students out of a pool of 2,116 applicants, ...

Eight Awards from the National Spelling Bee

Eight Awards from the National Spelling Bee

Ashleigh Tain, Editor-in-Chief

June 4, 2019

On May 30, 2019, the Scripps National Spelling Bee handed out champion prizes to the largest group of first place winners— 8 students walked home with $50,000 and their respective trophies. After 20 rounds and 47 words, the competition board claimed that they ran out of words that would challenge t...

American Tourist Beaten in the Dominican Republic

American Tourist Beaten in the Dominican Republic

Asher Tankel, Staff Writer

June 4, 2019

On a warm January evening in the Dominican Republic, a woman has brutally beaten for 8 hours at an all inclusive resort, The Majestic Elegance. The 51-year-old Delaware native was left with very severe wounds, causing extreme public backlash to the resort as she claimed the situation was mishandled by...

Trump’s Visit to the United Kingdom

Connor Maloney, Staff Writer

June 4, 2019

   This past weekend, Donald Trump visited the United Kingdom and met with several of the countries prominent political figures, most notably the Queen and holding a news conference with the country’s Prime Minister, Theresa May. In the conference, Trump implied that the United States and United Ki...

In the Final 27 Days of School…

In the Final 27 Days of School…

Riya Jain, Editorial Board

May 22, 2019

Although it seems as if there is still more than a month of school left until summer break begins, freshmen, sophomores, and juniors have just 27 school days left and seniors have 23 school days left (if they do not have an internship). For the majority of these days students will be completing their final ...

This is the sixth extinction

Wendy Gao, Editorial Board

May 12, 2019

This past Monday, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) released their global assessment on the current ecological state. In their report, the committee of scientists revealed the obvious - humans are, indeed, killing the Earth. Their stateme...

College Decisions

Pari Abdollahi, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019

It’s almost the end of the academic year and many seniors are graduating. They start choosing their colleges and make plans for their future. For some seniors, the end of the year can be stressful because some might not know what they want to achieve in life which is why they visit their counselor ...

UNCC School Shooting

Nikhil Trivedi, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019

On April 30, an active shooter was reported in the school grounds of University of North Carolina Charlotte. 2 were killed by the shooter, and 3 others were seriously injured. 1 student, named Riley Howell, was shot 3 times tackling the shooter to save his fellow classmates, and stopping the shooter from g...

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