Oakton Outlook

Eight Awards from the National Spelling Bee

NY Times

Ashleigh Tain, Editor-in-Chief

June 4, 2019

On May 30, 2019, the Scripps National Spelling Bee handed out champion prizes to the largest group of first place winners— 8 students walked home with $50,000 and their respective trophies. After 20 rounds and 47 words, the competition board claimed that they ran out of words that would challenge t...

American Tourist Beaten in the Dominican Republic

American Tourist Beaten in the Dominican Republic

Asher Tankel

June 4, 2019

On a warm January evening in the Dominican Republic, a woman has brutally beaten for 8 hours at an all inclusive resort, The Majestic Elegance. The 51-year-old Delaware native was left with very severe wounds, causing extreme public backlash to the resort as she claimed the situation was mishandled by...

Trump’s Visit to the United Kingdom

Connor Maloney, Staff Writer

June 4, 2019

   This past weekend, Donald Trump visited the United Kingdom and met with several of the countries prominent political figures, most notably the Queen and holding a news conference with the country’s Prime Minister, Theresa May. In the conference, Trump implied that the United States and United Ki...

In the Final 27 Days of School…

In the Final 27 Days of School...

Riya Jain, Editorial Board

May 22, 2019

Although it seems as if there is still more than a month of school left until summer break begins, freshmen, sophomores, and juniors have just 27 school days left and seniors have 23 school days left (if they do not have an internship). For the majority of these days students will be completing their final ...

This is the sixth extinction

Wendy Gao, Editorial Board

May 12, 2019

This past Monday, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) released their global assessment on the current ecological state. In their report, the committee of scientists revealed the obvious - humans are, indeed, killing the Earth. Their stateme...

College Decisions

Pari Abdollahi, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019

It’s almost the end of the academic year and many seniors are graduating. They start choosing their colleges and make plans for their future. For some seniors, the end of the year can be stressful because some might not know what they want to achieve in life which is why they visit their counselor ...

UNCC School Shooting

Nikhil Trivedi, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019

On April 30, an active shooter was reported in the school grounds of University of North Carolina Charlotte. 2 were killed by the shooter, and 3 others were seriously injured. 1 student, named Riley Howell, was shot 3 times tackling the shooter to save his fellow classmates, and stopping the shooter from g...

Tobacco Age Raise

Andres Gonzalez, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019

   As this decade has progressed, health consciousness has become more common, with more and more people becoming aware of the consequences of living an unhealthy lifestyle. However, old habits die hard, especially if said habits are addictive. One of these habits is smoking, whose addictive nature...

President Refuses to Release Tax Returns

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, courtesy of Slate

Jake Neuffer, Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2019

On Monday, the Treasury Department announced that it would not be handing over President Trump’s tax returns to Congress. The announcement came after weeks of fretting from Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin about tax code procedures for turning over the forms. Mnuchin, a close confidante of the President...

Staying On Task During AP Testing

Katarina Faben, Editorial Board

May 6, 2019

With the start of AP testing just around the corner, the need for balance in the life of a student is increasingly prevalent. AP testing causes students to miss whole class periods or even school days, which may result in losing track of their class assignments. During AP testing, the need to stay on...

POL Prep

Veronica Preaskorn, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

The end of the 2018-2019 school year begins to drag to an end. During the very last week of school, freshmen through juniors will present their Presentation of Learning (POL). Before that however, they have to prepare for them. In English classes, teachers have prepared their students with various pro...

Teacher Appreciation Week

Portia Dai, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

It’s May and while that means the end of the year is approaching, it also means that our teachers have been teaching us for nine months. This week is teacher appreciation week and this provides a perfect time for you to give thanks to your teacher for instructing you throughout the year. Here are s...

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