The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

March 9, 2023

A Nosy Balloon

February 24, 2023

   Recently, a suspicious looking balloon found hovering over military bases has been spotted and shot down by the U.S military. It has been suspected to be a Chinese spy balloon, and president...

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Mean Girls: The Musical

December 7, 2022

     Preparations are being put in place to produce one of the most infamous musicals ever, Mean Girls. Based on the 2004 film, Mean Girls, starring Lindsay Lohan, Cady Heron is thrown into a new...

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Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow?

Emma Dennis, Editorial Board December 5, 2022

With the popular winter holidays approaching, many are hoping for some snowfall to make the season special. Virginia weather is hard to predict because of the diverse landscapes and above average sea-level....

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Artemis: the Rocket Hard to Miss

Vinisha Cheella, Staff Writer December 5, 2022

             On November 16, 2022, the Artemis rocket (a next-generation space capsule) launched from NASA's Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida at 1:47 am. Artemis was sent to the...

November 29, 2022

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An Endless Stream of Incidents

Meher Nalwala, Staff Writer November 22, 2022

Tragedy struck the University of Virginia Charlottesville campus on November 13th after a school field trip. A student by the name of Christopher Darnell Jones Jr, shot several students leaving three dead...

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Twitter and Musk, the Big Adjust

Vinisha Cheella, Staff Writer November 22, 2022

On October 28, 2022, Elon Musk officially bought Twitter for 44 billion dollars. Musk is now known as the richest man on Earth and the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX. Now, he is also known as the CEO of Twitter,...

What’s going on in Parkland?

November 18, 2022

What’s going on in Parkland?   On 2/14/2018, one of the most deadly high school shootings took place in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. There were reports of 17 deaths and 17 injured...

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Out with the Old: James Webb Telescope

Clare Lincoln, Staff Writer September 18, 2022

What is the James Webb Telescope? The James Webb Telescope has recently been spoken about all over the news, but what exactly is it and how does it work? To begin, the telescope is about as tall as a...

The Fault in Our School

Madeline Sullo and Madeline Deppe September 17, 2022

Oakton’s Current Hall Pass Policy             The current hall-pass policy at Oakton has been the subject of much controversy. While it is clearly more strict than previous years, there are many...

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Covid, Monkeypox? Guess again

Hannah Romero, Staff writer September 16, 2022

What is Polio and when did it first originate? One of the most deadly and infectious diseases to ever hit the U.S, Polio may be back. Though it was thought to have been eradicated around forty years...

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