Oakton Outlook

Governor Northam outlines Virginia’s plan for rem

Lindsay Greenspan, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

    Though experts argue that it is much too soon for nonessential businesses to be opening their doors, many states are easing their lockdown restrictions. This leaves many Virginians wondering when the state will begin its path to the “new normal.” O...

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...

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 wh...

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 aca...

Blake Lane Park Shouldn’t Become A School

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editor-in-Chief

May 6, 2019

   As Fairfax County is looking to deal with major overcrowding problems and, one park right next to Oakton looks like it may be a solution. Blake Lane Park which is the largest open space available for public use in the Oakton...

Where the rubber meets the road

Wendy Gao, Editorial Board

April 26, 2019

With former vice president Joe Biden’s announcement early Thursday to join the Democratic race, all eyes are on the Democratic primary. The question of who will emerge as Donald Trump’s challenger lingers in everyone’s mi...

FCPS goes solar

Wendy Gao, Editorial Board

January 18, 2019

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 chang...

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

Jacob Rutzick, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019

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 ...

Climate change takes a turn for the extreme

Wendy Gao, Editorial Board

October 23, 2018

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. La...

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