Oakton Outlook

Climate change takes a turn for the extreme

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under Local News, National News, News, Web exclusive

It seems as though recent headlines are flooded with stories about tropical storm activity, the latest hurricane death toll, how to be prepared for inclement weather, evacuation warnings, and the bleak storm season ahead. Last year, the Atlantic basin saw 17 named tropical storms, 10 hurricanes, 6 of...

Atlanta Now Ranks as the City in America With the Highest Income Disparity

Connor Maloney, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under National News

   Atlanta now ranks as the city in America with the highest income inequality. This study comes from Bloomberg, who defined large cities as cities with over 250,000 people living in them based on the U.S. Census Bureau.    Two of the largest causes of this income inequality include the high...

Therapy Dogs at Oakton

Asher Tankel, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under News, Oakton News

Have you ever wanted to meet a therapy dog? If the answer is yes, come to the cafeteria after school on Wednesday, October 24th to meet some local therapy dogs. Students will get a chance to meet the dogs and play with them. This is a great opportunity for students to relieve stress, as it has been ...

Techtober Continues

Techtober Continues

Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under News

The time of the year referred to as Techtober is when smartphone manufacturers push out their latest flagships before the holiday season hits. With the iPhone keynote announcing the new iPhone in September, and Google unveiling it’s latest Pixel device in October, the kings of the industry have made...

Crimea Attack in Kerch

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editorial Board

October 21, 2018


Filed under News, World News

   Twenty people, majority college student are confirmed dead after a student went on a shooting spree and detonated a bomb at a college in Crimea, state-run Russian news agency TASS reported Thursday. The suspected perpetrator who Russian officials have identified as Vladislav Roslyakov shot himself at...

Kanye West’s Trip to the White House

Aubrey Harrell, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under News

Although 2018 is almost over, its trend of providing us with unpredictable and almost unbelievable events continues. The most recent one being Kanye West, armed with a “make America great again” hat, going to the oval office and delivering a lengthy monologue to the president following the signing...

A violation of sovereignty

A violation of sovereignty

Jake Neuffer, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2018


Filed under News, World News

Jamal Khashoggi was a well-known Saudi born journalist. He often worked with the Saudi government, acting as a of mouthpiece for the royal family. But, his sympathy for the West made him a uniquely independant voice in the cohort of Saudi spokespeople. This made him well liked among the journalistic an...

Woman calls police on man for babysitting kids.

Woman calls police on man for babysitting kids.

Amira Bashir, Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under Feature, News

  Corey Lewis, 27, who runs a youth mentorship program in Marietta, Georgia was babysitting two white kids on Sunday, one who attends Lewis’s afterschool program, took them out to Subway™, to get something to eat. When they were finished eating Lewis walked with the two children to ...

Teenage Trick-or-Treaters

Pari Abdollahi, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under Local News, National News

Halloween is here and people are getting ready for it. Many have started decorating their houses and buying candy for the kids that will be going trick-or-treating. However, no candy for teenagers. A lot of people think that teens are too old for trick-or-treating and in fact, some have taken drasti...

Saudi Arabian Journalist Disappearance

Portia Dai, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under National News, News, World News

A Saudi Arabian journalist went missing two weeks ago on October 2nd and it is now speculated that he was murdered. Turkish officials have investigated the situation and say that Jamal Khashoggi entered a building to conduct an interrogation and that there was no evidence that he left the buildin...

The Causes & Consequences of Young Adults Not Voting

The Causes & Consequences of Young Adults Not Voting

Andres Gonzalez, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under National News, News

One of most important aspects of the U.S. is the fact that it is democratic republic, a form of government that functions on the principles from a democracy and republic. Because of this, voting is an essential part of America since it gives people the opportunity not only to influence their own liv...

The Debate Season Commences

The Debate Season Commences

Riya Jain, Editorial Board

October 17, 2018


Filed under Feature, News, Oakton News, Oakton students

With debate season beginning this month, the Oakton debate team had a great start at the first tournament of the year. The Public Forum debate team had two varsity teams leave the Georgetown tournament with outstanding records of 5-1 and 4-2. The captain of the Public Forum debate team, Lawrence Zhu...

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