Oakton Outlook

What Trump’s Shutdown Means for the Future of American Democracy

Emily Bach, Editor-in-Chief

January 21, 2019

  Throughout the government shutdown, Trump has repeatedly bashed Democratic leaders for their inability to compromise on border security. The shutdown, fueled primarily by Trump’s demands for funding for a border wall, has now reached a record-breaking 28 days, the longest in modern Amer...

Will We Have A Snowy Winter?

Will We Have A Snowy Winter?

Riya Jain, Editorial Board

January 19, 2019

After having a snow day right before the winter season actually began (in November), many students and teachers expected to have many more days off in the next few months due to the weather. Many meteorologists also predicted that this winter would be a very cold and snowy winter. At least for Virginia, ...

FCPS goes solar

Wendy Gao, Editorial Board

January 18, 2019

In the words of School Board Member Ryan McElveen, “2018 has been the year of the student activist.” While students across Fairfax County procured notable achievements in areas like dress code reform and climate change action in the past year, one particular group of students most recently ch...

Nancy Pelosi wins Speaker of the House

Nancy Pelosi wins Speaker of the House

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editor-in-Chief

January 18, 2019

   On Jan. 3, Nancy Pelosi became the Speaker of the House by two hundred and twenty votes against Kevin McCarthy, the Republican House minority leader in the one hundred and sixteenth Congress. She has been the only woman speaker of the House winning the gavel from 2007-2011, and again this year....

Cougar Time Rumors

January 18, 2019

Cougar time is an integral part to any Oakton student’s day and provides 32 blissful minutes of relaxation and enjoyment. As we move into the third quarter, there are rumors that there will be changes made to cougar time. Can these rumors be confirmed?   Among the rumors that are going around, the ...

New Congress, New America?

New Congress, New America?

annabelle rosse, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019

On Nov. 6, 2018, the American people made their voices heard at the election booths. In result, on Jan. 3, 2019, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives along with the Republican-controlled Senate were sworn in. Soon after, Nancy Pelosi, a representative from California, and Mitch McConnell...

Oakton’s New Science Classes

Maddie Flickinger, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019

As we come back from winter break we have more than just snow days on our mind. Due to Oakton’s renovations and lack of space for classes, we as students have the task of quickly figuring out which classes to take in our upcoming year. As if Oakton didn’t already have enough options to choose from, ...

The Wall has Been Put Up (Not the One Your Thinking of)

Jacob Rutzick, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019

The Oakton High School administration has recently blocked off the commonly used stairway that leads to the neighborhood right next to the school. Most students used this path to take a quick route to get to their parked cars on Edgelea Drive. However, many students decides to use the area at the top...

Climate change takes a turn for the extreme

Wendy Gao, Editorial Board

October 23, 2018

It seems as though recent headlines are flooded with stories about tropical storm activity, the latest hurricane death toll, how to be prepared for inclement weather, evacuation warnings, and the bleak storm season ahead. Last year, the Atlantic basin saw 17 named tropical storms, 10 hurricanes, 6 of...

Atlanta Now Ranks as the City in America With the Highest Income Disparity

Connor Maloney, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018

   Atlanta now ranks as the city in America with the highest income inequality. This study comes from Bloomberg, who defined large cities as cities with over 250,000 people living in them based on the U.S. Census Bureau.    Two of the largest causes of this income inequality include the high...

Therapy Dogs at Oakton

Asher Tankel, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018

Have you ever wanted to meet a therapy dog? If the answer is yes, come to the cafeteria after school on Wednesday, October 24th to meet some local therapy dogs. Students will get a chance to meet the dogs and play with them. This is a great opportunity for students to relieve stress, as it has been ...

Techtober Continues

Techtober Continues

Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018

The time of the year referred to as Techtober is when smartphone manufacturers push out their latest flagships before the holiday season hits. With the iPhone keynote announcing the new iPhone in September, and Google unveiling it’s latest Pixel device in October, the kings of the industry have made...

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