Oakton Outlook

Stress less, laugh more week

Katarina Faben, Editorial Board

April 25, 2019

As final exams draw near, students are beginning to feel the pressure of important deadlines quickly approaching. The final push begins with hours filled with studying and building strategies for taking final exams. Students place a great deal of pressure on themselves to do well, sometimes even sacr...

The Death of Nipsey Hussle

Conor Krouse, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

Gang violence, riots, and shootings are not a new phenomenon around the big cities of America. From New York, to Chicago, and Los Angeles, this epidemic that has swept the nation for decades has always been a prevalent part of city living. Even famous celebrities, the majority of which are rappers, hold...

The Power of Yet

Payton Wozny, Editorial Board

April 11, 2019

Sophomores were recently introduced to the “Power of Yet” and the concept of growth mindset during a counseling lesson during gym periods in the end of March led by Mrs. Stanley and Mr. Grausz. This presentation covered executive functioning skills and gave students the opportunity to reflect on s...

The Black Hole

The Black Hole

Riya Jain, Editorial Board

April 11, 2019

On April 10th, astronomers announced that they were able to capture a picture of a black hole. A black hole is a body with intense gravity where nothing can escape it, not even light. Thus, capturing an image of the hole was of extreme difficulty and one of the biggest discoveries of the decade. &...

Laughter Might Be The Best Medicine To Political Stress

Stiller/Cohen (Top Right) Argues With Hader/Jordan during SNL's Cold Open

Annabelle Rosse, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019

On Wednesday, February 27th, Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal attorney, provide an open-doors testimony to Congress. The whole ordeal seemed to be fighting fire against fire. During the testimony, Cohen provided physical evidence to support his accusations against Trump. For example, his claims ...

Daylight Saving…More Like Daylight Ending

Payton Wozny, Editorial Board

March 11, 2019

At 2:00 A.M. EST on March 10, we all time traveled. Not actually, but we set our clocks forward seemingly traveling through time. What I’m referring to is daylight saving time(DST), which is everyone’s favorite day of the year in which the entire country essentially gets one hour of jet lag withou...

SOL is taking a turn

Zoe Sauger, Editorial Board

March 11, 2019

For the longest time students have had to take 9 SOL’s in order to receive their nine credits to graduate. The SOL stands for standard of learning exam, which means it is testing standard knowledge the student learned for that respective class. Not everyone agrees with the idea of standardized testing....

5G Speeds Coming to your Phone


Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

Our phones are undoubtedly the most important technology we depend on. Their design continues to get thinner and their processing power continues to increase, but the data service that connects them to the internet must also be progressed. Current data speeds are labeled 4G and describe the successor a...

2020 Presidential Campaigns

This is a picture of Vermont senator Bernie Sanders during his campaign in the 2016 elections. He will be running again for the 2020 elections. Credit to Flickr.

Portia Dai, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

The season of presidential campaigns for the upcoming 2020 elections is nearing and as of now, there are already a superfluous amount of Democrats running for President or considering it, and only a handful of Republicans who have announced that they are running in 2020. Bernie Sanders, the senator...

“Bienvenue” French Students to Oakton

Conor Krouse, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

Known as the melting pot of the world, America as a country has many different and distinct cultures and ethnicities. Especially in our home of Northern Virginia, representation from other countries is at the highest it has ever been. Now, that statistic is even higher, especially throughout our school! If...

NEDA Week and Breaking Eating Disorder Stereotypes

Sarah Jeffries, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

Last week was National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, started by the National Eating Disorder Association to bring awareness to different types of eating disorders. Eating disorders aren’t commonly talked about in schools, and are only brought up briefly in health classes. An eating disorder, by definiti...

Airbnb’s controversies are threatening its decision to go public

Kartik Mukalla, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

Airbnb’s success in its field has been unparalleled. Started as a way to make rent money by two struggling roommates, it has grown into a gigantic business worth well over $31 billion. It’s among of a new wave of hospitality apps with Uber, Lyft, and Yelp, which have all effectively replaced far ...

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