Oakton Outlook

The Bankruptcy of Primera Air

The Bankruptcy of Primera Air

Nikhil Trivedi, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under News, World News

Primera Air, an Icelandic airline, filed for bankruptcy on Oct. 1, leaving thousands of passengers stranded in various locations all around the globe. Many people who can’t usually afford tickets flew this airline because of how cheap tickets were. They are now stuck in whatever place the flew to, ...

Improv! Improv! Improv!

Improv! Improv! Improv!

Payton Wozny, Editorial Board

October 9, 2018


Filed under Feature, Oakton News, Oakton students

  After tryouts on September 12th and 13th and callbacks on September 20th, the Oakton Improvables are back and they’re preparing for another amazing season!   Improv is a very “splur of the moment” type of theatre, requiring the actors to be creative and quick on their feet. Rather th...

Air Force One Experience

Air Force One Experience

Portia Dai, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under Local News, News

Who wouldn’t want a personal plane? The President of the United States has that privilege among many others. This month, a replica of the Air Force One will be on display at the National Harbor in Maryland. The exhibit will open on October 19 and will educate people about the development of the de...

USMCA

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editorial Board

October 9, 2018


Filed under National News, News, Politics

   USMCA, the new NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), is the United States Mexico and Canada trade agreement. According to Trump, NAFTA was “the worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere” and turned it into “a wonderful new trade deal” and the “most important trade deal we’ve ever ma...

Melania’s “African Tour” Stirs More Controversy Surrounding the Trump Administration

Melania’s “African Tour” Stirs More Controversy Surrounding the Trump Administration

Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under News

 Known as a former Italian model and the better half of the leader of the free world, Melania Trump has recently embarked on her first political venture without the president. Her overarching goal for the “Africa tour” is to build bonds between African countries and America.  Melania beg...

Google I/O 2018

Google I/O 2018

Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer

September 16, 2018


Filed under News

Each year, Google holds a developer conference in Mountain View, California where sessions are held to detail new features of Google’s many software platforms for developers. Throughout the three day long conference, sessions are not only held for developers but also bring exciting news for the ave...

Arctic ice breaks history…

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under Web exclusive, World News

It’s not uncommon knowledge that our earth’s waters have been in a state of emergency for quite some time. Recently, headlines have reported gradually rising sea levels and floating islands of plastic the size of Texas. The latest? The Arctic’s oldest ice mass is breaking for the first time in ...

Should race affect your college application?

Samuel Walters, Guest Writer

June 5, 2018


Filed under InDepth, News

Affirmative Action laws that give an advantage to minority races in the workplace or at school have been around for decades. Although it is deemed as constitutional by the Supreme Court, Affirmative Action is highly controversial, especially when it affects college admission decisions. Minority students...

A Preview of Titanic: the Musical

A Preview of Titanic: the Musical

Jessica Marshall, Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2018


Filed under A&E, Events, Feature, Music, Oakton News, Oakton students, Theater, Web exclusive

Lindsey Jacobson (12), member of Oakton Theatre and Chorus for the past four years, has been studying "dramaturgy" for this year’s spring musical, Titanic, which will be shown on May 3rd-5th and 11th-12th at 7:00 p.m. In other words, aside from being one of the main characters, she has been studyi...

First-hand account of the March for Our Lives

aubrey harrell, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under National News, Politics

  On March 24, thousands from all over the United States came together in Washington DC to take a stand against gun violence. As of late, I have come to the realization that my peers and I are highly capable of making a lasting impact and causing change for the better in our country. This was...

Everything you need to know about AP exams

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018


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

AP exams are approaching fast and everyone at Oakton feels the stress. Some students are taking their first AP exam this year, while others are experienced veterans. Nonetheless, everyone is nervous as May creeps closer. Here is everything you need to know about the AP exams. About AP Exams The...

Cultural Festival Reflections

Clare Sparling, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Feature, Oakton News, Oakton teachers

As Mr. Lee prepares to leave Oakton next year, he has provided insight into the cultural festival experience. Every year cultural festival, with it’s bright colors and myriad of songs from all over the world, captures the hearts of the Oakton community. The beautiful fan dance, exciting Wushu perfo...

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