Oakton Outlook

Cougar Towne: The Aftermath

Amy Dai, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Events, Feature, News, Oakton News, Oakton students

In the midst of renovation at Oakton High School, the student body has shared their opinions about the renovation process, specifically the relocation of a large portion of classes to the new trailer area known as Cougar Towne. In a brief rundown, Cougar Towne is a group of newly built trailers located...

Oakton Model UN team prepares for Philadelphia

Oakton Model UN team prepares for Philadelphia

Jake Neuffer, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2018


Filed under Feature, News, Oakton News, Oakton students

The east coast Model United Nations circuit is made up of smaller highschool conferences and major university conferences. Teams will often travel from around the world to attend these university conferences. Delegates from China and Europe have been known to frequently attend the University of Virgin...

Global warming is bad, and it’s getting worse

Emily Richardson, Editorial Board

January 17, 2018


Filed under News

It’s no secret that one of the most threatening issues of our era is global warming and climate change. According to N.A.S.A., “The number of record high temperature events in the United States has been increasing, while the number of record low temperature events has been decreasing, since 19...

Bringing Shakespeare to life at Oakton

Jessica Marshall, Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2018


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

An interactive and hands-on class being introduced to Oakton, Shakespeare Studies is for any sophomore, junior, or senior with a love for Shakespeare, a passion for public speaking and acting, or simply anyone who wants a fun, enriching new elective. This class was introduced by Mrs. Margaret Moran,...

Prime Time

Clare Sparling, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


Filed under News

23,249,425 digits, that’s how long the new prime number is. The number is so long it could fill a 9,000 page book. To provide some context, the number of atoms in the observable universe is estimated to be only 100 digits long. Jonathan Pace, an electrical engineer and FedEx employee, found this revo...

Science Olympiad competes

Science Olympiad competes

Rebecca Woodhouse, Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2018


Filed under Events, Feature, News, Oakton News

While the freezing temperatures the weekend of January 6 kept many people indoors and in the warmth of their own homes, students from Oakton went to Fairfax High School for the Virginia Science Olympiad Invitational. This begs the question, what is Science Olympiad, and what does it mean to attend...

Is Time Really Up?

Riya Jain, Editorial Board

January 17, 2018


Filed under News

It goes without saying that the Golden Globes 2018 was dedicated to women and fighting sexual harassment, rather than ignoring it. Actions tremendously changed in Hollywood after Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual assault. After this, many allegations towards stars of Hollywood were accused of sexual assault, and the movement, #MeToo, to encourage people from ...

North Korea will make their debut at the Winter Olympics

Lindsey Katsaros, Editorial Board Member

January 17, 2018


Filed under News, Web exclusive, World News

On February 9, the Winter Olympics will commence in Pyeongchang, South Korea. With the open ceremony quickly approaching, safety concerns have risen in response to North Korea’s recent behavior. Throughout the past few months, North Korea has been in the spotlight for testing its nuclear weapons. Wi...

Oprah 2020

January 17, 2018


Filed under National News, News, Uncategorized

"In 2011, I told some jokes about our current president at the White House Correspondents Dinner, jokes about how he was unqualified to be president, and some have said that night convinced him to run. And if that's true, I would just like to say Oprah, you will never be President," Seth Meyers said...

Intel needs more intel

Intel needs more intel

Ishika Jain, Editorial Board Member

January 17, 2018


Filed under News, Web exclusive, World News

Technology has become something that almost everyone lives with and relies on. Most people store their whole lives on their phones and if an outsider were to ever get access to someone’s device, then confidential personal information is risked being leaked. Technology companies are not only in the...

YouTube’s demonetization problem

YouTube’s demonetization problem

Aubrey Harrell, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


Filed under A&E, Movies & TV, National News, News

Over the past few months, it’s apparent that the widely popular video sharing platform YouTube has experienced some tribulations regarding both its YouTubers and the website itself. One consistent problem that has been negatively affecting the website’s content creators since around March, is the issu...

The Toyota E-Palette: Autonomous vehicle platform like no other

The Toyota E-Palette: Autonomous vehicle platform like no other

Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


Filed under News, Web exclusive, World News

 The Consumer Electronics Show is an annual convention held in Las Vegas that provides companies with a platform to announce products. Tech journalists flock to the convention every year and geek out about the products announced for the coming year. While some product concepts never leave the show f...

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