Oakton Outlook

Crimea Attack in Kerch

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2018

   Twenty people, majority college student are confirmed dead after a student went on a shooting spree and detonated a bomb at a college in Crimea, state-run Russian news agency TASS reported Thursday. The suspected perpetrator who Russian officials have identified as Vladislav Roslyakov shot himself at...

Kanye West’s Trip to the White House

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board

October 18, 2018

Although 2018 is almost over, its trend of providing us with unpredictable and almost unbelievable events continues. The most recent one being Kanye West, armed with a “make America great again” hat, going to the oval office and delivering a lengthy monologue to the president following the signing...

A violation of sovereignty

A violation of sovereignty

Jake Neuffer, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2018

Jamal Khashoggi was a well-known Saudi born journalist. He often worked with the Saudi government, acting as a of mouthpiece for the royal family. But, his sympathy for the West made him a uniquely independant voice in the cohort of Saudi spokespeople. This made him well liked among the journalistic an...

Woman calls police on man for babysitting kids.

Woman calls police on man for babysitting kids.

Amira Bashir, Writer

October 17, 2018

  Corey Lewis, 27, who runs a youth mentorship program in Marietta, Georgia was babysitting two white kids on Sunday, one who attends Lewis’s afterschool program, took them out to Subway™, to get something to eat. When they were finished eating Lewis walked with the two children to ...

Teenage Trick-or-Treaters

Pari Abdollahi, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018

Halloween is here and people are getting ready for it. Many have started decorating their houses and buying candy for the kids that will be going trick-or-treating. However, no candy for teenagers. A lot of people think that teens are too old for trick-or-treating and in fact, some have taken drasti...

Saudi Arabian Journalist Disappearance

Portia Dai, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018

A Saudi Arabian journalist went missing two weeks ago on October 2nd and it is now speculated that he was murdered. Turkish officials have investigated the situation and say that Jamal Khashoggi entered a building to conduct an interrogation and that there was no evidence that he left the buildin...

The Causes & Consequences of Young Adults Not Voting

The Causes & Consequences of Young Adults Not Voting

Andres Gonzalez, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018

One of most important aspects of the U.S. is the fact that it is democratic republic, a form of government that functions on the principles from a democracy and republic. Because of this, voting is an essential part of America since it gives people the opportunity not only to influence their own liv...

The Debate Season Commences

The Debate Season Commences

Riya Jain, Editorial Board

October 17, 2018

With debate season beginning this month, the Oakton debate team had a great start at the first tournament of the year. The Public Forum debate team had two varsity teams leave the Georgetown tournament with outstanding records of 5-1 and 4-2. The captain of the Public Forum debate team, Lawrence Zhu...

Comparing The Worst Hurricanes of 2018

Comparing The Worst Hurricanes of 2018

Nikhil Trivedi, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018

  Hurricane Michael made landfall near Panama Beach, FL on October 10. Michael was the third strongest storm in terms of minimum pressure to ever hit the US, and the strongest to ever hit in October. With maximum winds of 155mph, Michael ravaged much of the Florida Panhandle and even parts of Geo...

Hurricane Michael – Updates and Aftermath

Sarah Jeffries, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018

You’re probably well aware of the category 4 turned tropical storm Michael that has been barreling down on Florida’s panhandle and parts of Mexico, eventually moving up north to hit Georgia, South, and North Carolina as a tropical storm and has spit some rain on the states north of it. Flash flood...

Differences between Bangkok, Thailand, and Virginia

Cole Starmer, Staff writer

October 17, 2018

Living in America, sometimes you can’t help but wonder if the schools in foreign countries are similar, or even comparable to our school. More importantly, are American schools located in foreign countries the same as American schools here in the U.S? Living in Thailand for three years, I attended the...

Uncle Sam wants YOU to vote this election!

Wendy Gao, Editorial Board

October 9, 2018

For the class of 2019 at Oakton, being a senior brings a number of new privileges. Senior privileges entail leaving school five minutes early on Fridays, going to the cafeteria for Cougar Time, standing at the front of the bleachers for football games, and getting a parking spot (if you were lucky). How...

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