Oakton Outlook

How the government shutdown is financially affecting Workers.

How the government shutdown is financially affecting Workers.

Amira Bashir, Writer

January 23, 2019


Filed under News

Today marks the 24th day the government shutdown, which started on December 22nd 2018. A government shutdown occurs when Congress fails to pass, or the President fails to sign appropriations. The entire government doesn’t shutdown, agencies like the military, and medicare are mandatory. Usually govern...

Brexit brings more confusion

Brexit brings more confusion

Jake Neuffer, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2019


Filed under News, Politics, World News

Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote from her government on Wednesday, which would have forced her to resign from her position as Prime Minister. Leader of the ongoing Brexit, May’s continued leadership will see further deliberation and confusion surrounding the deal. The no-confidence vot...

What Trump’s Shutdown Means for the Future of American Democracy

Emily Bach

January 21, 2019


Filed under National News, News, Opinion, Politics

  Throughout the government shutdown, Trump has repeatedly bashed Democratic leaders for their inability to compromise on border security. The shutdown, fueled primarily by Trump’s demands for funding for a border wall, has now reached a record-breaking 28 days, the longest in modern Amer...

Will We Have A Snowy Winter?

Will We Have A Snowy Winter?

Riya Jain, Editorial Board

January 19, 2019


Filed under Local News

After having a snow day right before the winter season actually began (in November), many students and teachers expected to have many more days off in the next few months due to the weather. Many meteorologists also predicted that this winter would be a very cold and snowy winter. At least for Virginia, ...

FCPS goes solar

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


Filed under Feature, Local News, Oakton News, Oakton students, Politics

In the words of School Board Member Ryan McElveen, “2018 has been the year of the student activist.” While students across Fairfax County procured notable achievements in areas like dress code reform and climate change action in the past year, one particular group of students most recently ch...

Nancy Pelosi wins Speaker of the House

Nancy Pelosi wins Speaker of the House

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editorial Board

January 18, 2019


Filed under National News, News, Politics

   On Jan. 3, Nancy Pelosi became the Speaker of the House by two hundred and twenty votes against Kevin McCarthy, the Republican House minority leader in the one hundred and sixteenth Congress. She has been the only woman speaker of the House winning the gavel from 2007-2011, and again this year....

Cougar Time Rumors

January 18, 2019


Filed under Oakton News, Oakton students

Cougar time is an integral part to any Oakton student’s day and provides 32 blissful minutes of relaxation and enjoyment. As we move into the third quarter, there are rumors that there will be changes made to cougar time. Can these rumors be confirmed?   Among the rumors that are going around, the ...

New Congress, New America?

New Congress, New America?

annabelle rosse, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


Filed under National News, Politics

On Nov. 6, 2018, the American people made their voices heard at the election booths. In result, on Jan. 3, 2019, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives along with the Republican-controlled Senate were sworn in. Soon after, Nancy Pelosi, a representative from California, and Mitch McConnell...

Oakton’s New Science Classes

Maddie Flickinger, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


Filed under Oakton News, Oakton students, Opinion

As we come back from winter break we have more than just snow days on our mind. Due to Oakton’s renovations and lack of space for classes, we as students have the task of quickly figuring out which classes to take in our upcoming year. As if Oakton didn’t already have enough options to choose from, ...

The Wall has Been Put Up (Not the One Your Thinking of)

Jacob Rutzick, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


Filed under Local News, News

The Oakton High School administration has recently blocked off the commonly used stairway that leads to the neighborhood right next to the school. Most students used this path to take a quick route to get to their parked cars on Edgelea Drive. However, many students decides to use the area at the top...

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...

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