Oakton Outlook

Resonating Chinese Culture: Oakton’s First Chinese New Year Celebration

Amy Dai, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under News, Oakton News

The newest honor society at Oakton is making its mark on the school community and has not disappointed. In honor of Chinese New Year, the Oakton Chinese Honor Society hosted a school wide celebration in the cafeteria last Thursday, February 15, complete with activities, live entertainment, and food. L...

Administration on Attendance

Administration on Attendance

Katie Thompson, Editorial Board Member

February 23, 2018


Filed under News, Oakton News

   Are you the type of kid that strolls into first period at 8:15, 8:20, or later? Then watch out because Oakton is starting to have a serious crackdown on attendance. In previous years, there has only been one teacher in charge of meeting with students and checking up on repeated tardiness. Howev...

AP European History: A Look into the Past and Present

AP European History: A Look into the Past and Present

Jessica Marshall, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2018


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

With course selection days quickly approaching, it's time to start planning out the classes and electives you may want to take next year. It is important to take into account course rigor, with a range of honors and AP classes, and with one to two electives to add into the mix. When deciding which to...

Advisory’s Purpose

Clare Sparling, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018


Filed under Feature, Oakton News, Oakton teachers, Opinion

Advisory, a dreaded word for many at Oakton. As students we love to complain about the loss of cougar time and forced time spent with students that just so happen to have a last name that is alphabetically near ours. However, what if there was another side to this issue. A reason for this system that w...

New cougar time policy

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Oakton News, Web exclusive

The start of 2018 hastened many “new year, new me”’s, and Oakton is quick to jump on the bandwagon. After winter break, Oakton underwent numerous drastic changes. Unarguably, Cougar Towne is the biggest change. Another difference, though, is the new Cougar Time policy that allows upperclassmen to go...

Cougarettes take on Nationals

Cougarettes take on Nationals

Payton Wozny, Editorial Board

January 25, 2018


Filed under Dance, Oakton News

The Oakton High School Dance Team is leaving soon for their trip to Florida where they will compete in the Universal Dance Association (UDA) dance team national competition. At this competition, they will compete against other high school dance teams from across the country. The team is flying to Orlan...

Inspiring Teens To Give Back

Inspiring Teens To Give Back

Zoe Siamon, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Local News, News, Oakton News

You’ve probably heard of the charity organization, Touching Heart, whether from a school sponsored event or a friend working with them. This nonprofit charity organization gathers children of all ages to discuss and help causes of their choice. “Touching heart is very unique in that it focuses on instillin...

California interest group attempts to create the 51st state

California interest group attempts to create the 51st state

Courtney Te, Editorial Board

January 25, 2018


Filed under National News, News

Recently, a Californian interest group has declared most of modern day California as a new state, called, “New California.” This is due to claims that the state’s government is widely corrupted and has become ungovernable. The group claims that citizens have become subject to over-taxation and re...

Government Shutdown

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editorial Board

January 25, 2018


Filed under National News, Politics

Congress brought an end to the three-day government shutdown on Monday, January 21st as Democrats of the Senate scrambled to fund a short-term spending bill to fund government operations without addressing the fate of the young undocumented immigrants, or the “dreamers”. The House quickly approved the ...

What’s going on?

Kalina Boshkovska, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under News

February is approaching and Valentines plans are already being made. After homecoming, word has spread that there was a possibility of a Sadies dance, a dance where a girl has to ask a guy out. These rumors spread fast, however they remained only rumors, but now we finally have answers. After many studen...

Life is good

Ishika Jain, Editorial Board Member

January 25, 2018


Filed under National News, News, Oakton News, Web exclusive

There have been many marches that have taken place all throughout history. The March for Life, however, is an annual march that protests against the legality and practice of abortion. The march is held in Washington D.C. and takes place usually around the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which was a ...

Missile Scare In Hawaii

Missile Scare In Hawaii

aubrey harrell, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under National News, News

On January 13, residents all across Hawaii were thrust into a panicked frenzy for 38 minutes over a false incoming missile alert. This incident occurred after a string of drills and precautions in Hawaii as a result of the tensions steadily rising between the UNited States and North Korea. With the threa...

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