Oakton Outlook

Lacrosse Tryouts

Pari Abdollahi, Staff Writer

March 5, 2019

Spring sports, such as lacrosse have started. Oakton spring sports tryouts started the week of Presidents Day and some tryouts are still ongoing due to weather delays. Many people attended the spring tryouts including those who are new to the school as well as upperclassmen who are trying out for the firs...

A Modern Day Holocaust: China’s Muslim Internment Camps

Emily Bach, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2019

China’s Communist Party has long been subject to western criticisms of human rights abuses. From the party’s widely-covered suppression of internet freedom to off-the-record torture cases in ‘black jails,’ or extralegal prisons that house political dissenters, the ruling party is no stranger...

Nasa Rover Opportunity Declared Dead

Nasa Rover Opportunity Declared Dead

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board

March 1, 2019

Famed Nasa rover, Opportunity, was unfortunately confirmed dead on Feb 13. The rovers mission on Mars was initially supposed to last only ninety days, but actually ended up spanning fifteen years. Opportunity, nicknamed “Oppy” by scientists, definitely made its impact on the world, setting the recor...

Is the Capstone worth it?

Is the Capstone worth it?

Andres Gonzalez, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

   Every student within Oakton is familiar with the Capstone project. According to the Glossary of Educational Reform: “It is a multi-faceted project that serves as a culminating academic and intellectual experience for students.” Basically, the Capstone itself is an assignment that lasts for mu...

What We Know About the Kashmir Crisis

Connor Maloney, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

   The border between India and Pakistan, particularly the Himalayan region of Kashmir, has been a cause of several conflicts between the two countries since the Partition of British India in 1947. India and Pakistan have fought three wars in the past seventy years, two of which were over Kashmir,...

Measles Outbreak in the US

Sarah Jeffries, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

Although it’s cold and flu season, there is a much more concerning illness thats spreading its way into U.S. headlines. Most of us by now know that there has been an unusually high amount of confirmed measles cases in the United States this year, the most noticeable outbreak being in a small town ...

Oakton High School’s Crew

Maddie Flickinger, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

Oakton’s Crew team started up it’s spring season this past week, after three months of winter conditioning on the rowing machines. The rowers are off to the Occoquan river to start practicing for their first race, the Polar Bear Regatta, which is in late March. Oakton’s crew team has more rowers this ...

The truth about “zombie deers”

Kartik Mukalla, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

There’s a new epidemic in America, and it sounds like something out of a cheesy horror movie: Zombie deer. No, really. With viral videos of them popping up every day, the epidemic has spread to over 24 states and does not look to stop soon. While many doubted the videos at first, calling them docto...

Fatalities Spark Concern for Border Patrol

Fatalities Spark Concern for Border Patrol

Annabelle Rosse, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

For the past decade, not one single migrant child had died in the custody of Border Patrol. However, in the past few months, there have been 2. No matter where you stand on the issue of immigration, anyone can agree that this kind of situation is tragic and must be given an explanation. These instances...

AP Capstone Takes On the Department of Education

AP Capstone Takes On the Department of Education

Riya Jain, Editorial Board

February 27, 2019

AP Capstone, a class offered to juniors and seniors, is a two-year research intensive program that allows for students to research many topics of their interest. Oakton High School is acknowledged and praised for being one of the only schools in Fairfax County for having the class. Mrs. Hovanec teaches...

How the government shutdown is financially affecting Workers.

How the government shutdown is financially affecting Workers.

Amira Bashir, Writer

January 23, 2019

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

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...

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