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Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

Oakton News

Cougars are Joining the Den

Cougars are Joining the Den

Ben Shield, Feature Editor | September 21, 2023

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The Heat Wave Strikes Oakton

Natalie Nguyen, Staff Writer | September 21, 2023

Photos by Hannah Romero

Dress Code Changes, for Better or for Worse?

Hannah Romero, Staff Writer | May 11, 2023

   Recently, communities input their opinions as to what changes could be made to the SR&R (Student’s Rights and Responsibilities). One of six revisions was to adjust the Virginia dress code policy. A variety of changes were suggested, such as...

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Mean Girls: The Musical

Marianna McDevitt, Lifestyle Editor | 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 territory, high school, in suburban Illinois. She...

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Artemis: the Rocket Hard to Miss

Vinisha Cheella, Assistant Copy Editor | 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 moon. This rocket’s purpose is to see if it can...

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Twitter and Musk, the Big Adjust

Vinisha Cheella, Assistant Copy Editor | 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, or as he named himself in his Twitter profile...

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Out with the Old: James Webb Telescope

Clare Lincoln, Assistant Design Editor | 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 three-story building and as wide as a tennis court....

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 reasons why it has proven inefficient for our...

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TOI-ing with Telescopes

Vinisha Cheella, Assistant Copy Editor | September 16, 2022

On September 7, 2022, a new exoplanet (now named LP 890-9b) was discovered by NASA's satellite. LP 890-9b is estimated to be 30% larger than Earth and orbits the sun in 2.7 days. Utilizing Speculoos telescopes in Spain and Chile, Uliège researchers investigated...

Abortion Rights Walkout

Abortion Rights Walkout

Tommy Hunter, Editor-In-Chief | May 27, 2022

On Monday, May 9th 2022, a large number of Oakton Students walked out of 5th period return to protest the restrictions on women’s reproductive rights. This walkout was incited by the recent draft opinion by the Supreme court which seems to overturn...

Bathrooms Locked at Oakton

Tommy Hunter, Editor-In-Chief | May 25, 2022

As renovation has expanded, and the school space has increased, many of the new bathrooms have been locked. These closures have forced many students to turn to less bathrooms which has increased crowding. Oakton’s safety and security expert, Scott...

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