Oakton Outlook

Onto states and national competitions for Oakton scientists

Onto states and national competitions for Oakton scientists

Rebecca Woodhouse, Editor-in-Chief

April 3, 2018


Filed under Feature, Local News, News, Oakton students

Spending weekends on research, reading through published papers, designing and redesigning experiments. There is no rest for the weary, until after the Regional Science Fair. Students from Oakton received various awards at the FCPS Regional Science Fair. In order to participate, students had to present...

Will you #deletefacebook ?

Jessica Marshall, Editor-in-Chief

April 2, 2018


Filed under News, Opinion, Web exclusive

   Over the past few weeks, the personal data of 50 million Facebook users was compromised and used for political purposes. So how exactly did this happen? Let’s go over some of the facts about this issue and the events that lead it to this point.    A few years ago, Facebook allowed a res...

MacBook? More like ChromeBook.

MacBook? More like ChromeBook.

Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer

March 24, 2018


Filed under Feature, News, Web exclusive

 As a student at Oakton, you have likely become jealous of the hand full of students in your classes that whip out their shiny new MacBooks in class each day. As you wait for your sluggish Dell to boot up, the MacBook is up and running on the desk next to you getting the job done ages before you ha...

Stay Amped

Stay Amped

Katarina Faben, Editorial Board

March 23, 2018


Filed under A&E, Music, News

On March 23, 2018 the Stay Amped concert was held in Washington D.C. at the Anthem theater. The performance was a special event dedicated to seeking support for the end of gun violence in schools, targeting students as their main audience. Throughout the event, inspirational quotes and phrases were not onl...

A STEMtatstic Weekend for Cougar Science

Clare Sparling, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under Feature, Oakton News, Oakton students, Web exclusive

“Reason can answer questions but imagination has to ask them,” as once said by scientist Ralph W. Gerard. This quote was the theme for the 2018 Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Oakton sent twenty five students to the fair which is composed of over 400 projects. The fair is divid...

Trump fires Tillerson

Trump fires Tillerson

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editorial Board

March 23, 2018


Filed under National News, News, Politics

`On Tuesday March 13th, President Donald Trump announced that he fired his Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson. He will be nominating the CIA director Mike Pompeo as his successor, replacing his top diplomat during a time of a potential sit down between Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Tillerson...

SchoolGuard: A New Way To Combat the Mass Shooting Epidemic

Abel Berrocal, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018


Filed under National News, News

Since the Columbine shooting in 1999, the number of in-school active shooters has increased at an alarming rate. With no apparent effort from legislation to keep students safe, one of the parents of à columbine victim took it upon himself to develop SchoolGuard.   With the increasing number of attacks o...

School-shooting survivors ‘Stand up’

School-shooting survivors ‘Stand up’

Courtney Te, Editorial Board

February 26, 2018


Filed under Events, Feature, National News, News, Politics

   CNN was able to give a voice to the survivors of the mass school-shooting that occured in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last week on February 14th. Students were able to talk about their feelings about the national debate brought up by this tragic event over the cour...

Spring into Action

Jessica Marshall, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2018


Filed under Feature, Oakton News, Oakton students, Sports, Web exclusive

   Saying goodbye to the Winter Sports’ season means saying hello to the new teams of Spring Sports at Oakton. This past week, tryouts were held almost every day for teams including Soccer, Lacrosse, Tennis, Cross Country, Baseball, and Softball. Despite the cold and rainy weather, the players push...

The Repercussions From a Major Event

The Repercussions From a Major Event

Rebecca Woodhouse, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2018


Filed under National News, News, Web exclusive

   There were warning signs for Nikolas Cruz before he committed the school shooting on Valentine’s Day in Parkland, Florida. Cruz had been expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School about a year before, but this was not the only sign.    Starting back in middle school, Cruz had discipl...

Celebrating Presidents’ Day

Celebrating Presidents’ Day

Ishika Jain, Editorial Board Member

February 23, 2018


Filed under National News, News, Web exclusive

Every February, Americans celebrate in joy as they get a day off for Presidents’ Day. The weekend is filled with sales and families taking a break from their routine.  When it comes to Presidents’ Day, Americans are very happy but not because they are celebrating Presidents’ but because they ...

Students in the Spotlight

Clare Sparling, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under National News, Oakton News, Oakton students, Politics

The deadly shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School has shaken the nation to its core. Yet despite the horrors that have occurred, the students of Stoneman Douglas have risen up in the face of adversity and are ready to tackle the issue of gun control. Students such as Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg, and ...

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