Oakton Outlook

Preparing for Prom

Riya Jain, Editorial Board

April 12, 2018


Filed under Oakton News

With Prom just a few weeks away, juniors and seniors are getting excited for the big day. Most get their dresses/bowties several weeks in advance to avoid last minute shopping and sold out things. In an effort not to have anyone wearing the same dress, there is a Facebook group where the juniors and sen...

Youtube Shooting

Kalina Boshkovska, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under News

Youtube Shooting A recent unfortunate shooting at the Youtube headquarters has shocked viewers everywhere. Agham , the woman who opened fire using a handgun at the Youtube headquarters, was a Youtube creator making art videos. She supposedly used the excuse that she was outraged over the website...

Russian Investigation takes a new turn

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editorial Board

April 12, 2018


Filed under National News, News, World News

On Tuesday Apr. 3rd, a Dutch lawyer tied to former Trump deputy campaign, chairman Rick Gates, became the first person to be sentenced in Robert Mueller’s investigation when a federal judge sentenced him to 30 days in prison and a $20,000 fine. Former Skadden Arps(an international law firm based in New York)...

A new hall of books

Ishika Jain, Editorial Board Member

April 12, 2018


Filed under Oakton News, Web exclusive

Most of you most likely walk past the hall where the library once was. If you’ve been in that hall recently, you have probably seen that the library that once used to be filled with books and lounge areas is now an empty space. Fear not because the library still exists - it’s just in the lecture ha...

The White House just got a little bit whiter

The White House just got a little bit whiter

Emily Richardson, Editorial Board

April 12, 2018


Filed under News, Opinion

Every Spring, Summer, and Fall, the White House offers an internship available to young adults who aspire towards a life as a civil servant or as someone who works in  public service. The program boasts an array of young adults coming from all reaches of the United States, hosting anywhere between 90 to ...

Sharing is not caring

Lindsey Katsaros, Editorial Board Member

April 10, 2018


Filed under National News, News, Web exclusive, World News

On April 4, it was announced that as many as 87 million Facebook user’s had their information with Cambridge Analytica. This unauthorized sale took place nearly three years, yet it was not until this month that users found out. Cambridge Analytica did not obtain the information by hacking Facebook...

Challenges to save the world

Challenges to save the world

Rebecca Woodhouse, Editor-in-Chief

April 10, 2018


Filed under Events, Feature, News, Oakton News

Breathe in, breathe out. The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, the grass is green. And why is this? Because the Earth is a beautiful place, and provides each of us with the resources we need to survive. While sometimes the things we have always had we tend to take for granted, with Earth Day jus...

Students Take On Model Congress

Riya Jain, Editorial Board

April 4, 2018


Filed under Oakton News

On March 14th and 15th, all students that participated in a class focused on government (regular, honors, and AP government) were required to participate in an activity called Model Congress. Seniors, who are usually the only ones who take the government classes, participated in the event depending on the d...

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...

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