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Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook


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The Big Barbenheimer

TJ Parrillo, Staff Writer | September 26, 2023

July 21, 2023: a day that will live in cinematic history. Oppenheimer, Barbie, and sleeper hit Who Cloned Tyrone. While Who Cloned Tyrone flew under most people's radar, Oppenheimer and Barbie are two of the biggest movies of this decade so far. The juxtaposition...

Chromebook versus Dell

Chromebook versus Dell

Saanvi Mam, Staff Writer | September 21, 2023

This year, Oakton High School decided to switch its laptops from Dell to Chromebooks. Although these new laptops have a sleeker look and an improved pace, students and faculty are wondering if the Chromebooks will make a difference in the learning environment....

The Digital SAT Revolution: A New Era for College Admissions

Nyla Kathuria, Staff Writer | September 21, 2023

In a rapidly changing world with rapid technological advancements, the digital realm touches nearly every aspect of our lives. One significant transformation has been the transition from the traditional paper and pencil SAT to its digital counterpart....

How To Stay Paid While Having Fun

TJ Parrillo, Staff Writer | June 15, 2023

As the school year winds down and the summer sun beckons, high school students find themselves faced with a golden opportunity to step into the world of work. Summer jobs not only provide a chance to earn some extra cash but also offer valuable experiences...

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Taylor Swift Eras Tour : The Ticket Prices Aren’t Ever Going to Have a Cheap Era

Hannah Romero, Staff Writer | June 8, 2023

   Taylor Swift. Nearly everyone knows that name all too well, as she has become known by many as one of the greatest singer-songwriters of this generation. Some may even say that she is the greatest. With all that being said, it was no shocker when...

Vertical Farming: Something Worth Arguing?

Vertical Farming: Something Worth Arguing?

Layla Abshire, Editor-in-Cheif | June 7, 2023

Whether it be known for what it is, or for the stress that it put students through, vertical farming is a hot topic in the halls of Oakton. On the 2023 AP Language and Composition Exam, Juniors awaited three essays, and most notably, for the synthesis...

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An Exciting School Calendar

omiisha cheella, staff writer | June 7, 2023

       The last week of school is the most boring. Usually, you finish any classwork the week before, but some teachers make sure to plan a graded assignment the final week. At Oakton, the last week of school is a three hour early release. Except...

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Does Daylight Savings really Save you Anything?

Ella Dennis, Staff Writer | May 18, 2023

We move our clocks backwards and forwards in a Groundhog Day trust fall. But are we putting our trust in an unhealthy, outdated idea? Fall marks many changes, cooler days, falling leaves, countdown to the holidays. But the beginning of fall is also...

NFL Draft 2023

NFL Draft 2023

Nathan Henriques , Staff Writer | May 17, 2023

The NFL Draft alters the NFL forever, and where the top prospects land will change history. The Draft is highly anticipated and mocks are made continuously after the Super Bowl in an attempt to predict where each player will go. It is impossible to predict...

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Standards Of Learning: An Academic Benefit? Or A Useless Test?

Tyler Donaldson, Opinion Editor | May 10, 2023

Every year around April and May, students are faced with the reality that SOL tests are right around the corner. Many students feel that these tests lack educational value as they do not impact their grade in the class in any way.  However, I believe...

Reality vs Fantasy

Anisa Nur, Staff Writer | April 20, 2023

TikTok is a music-based app where users can create short videos ranging from three seconds to 10 minutes long. While the videos serve as a platform to create authentic, unedited videos, interactive filters have been added to the app to create a more playful...

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