Oakton Outlook

Overachieving syndrome in the culture of Varsity Blues

Ashleigh Tain, Editor-in-Chief

March 19, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The recent USC College Scandal has been bouncing off of every news headline and online publication in the emerging conversation of elitist privilege and the perceptions of education and success. It is within these narratives that a linear train of thought elucidates, one that is adopted by parents who seek optimal success for their children. It is perceived that ...

Joe Biden Should Not Run for President

Joe Biden Should Not Run for President

Jake Neuffer, Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Politics

Joe Biden has not announced candidacy, but it sure looks like he will in the coming weeks. At a speech, crowd members chanted, “Run Joe run!,” to which he responded, "Save it a little longer; I may need it in a few weeks.” But Joe Biden should not run for President. Joe Biden is the opposite of what th...

Can you buy your way into college?

Can you buy your way into college?

Courtney Te, Editorial Board

March 13, 2019


Filed under InDepth, Opinion

In the midst of college admission season comes the question of the role of meritocracy in the process. While all colleges claim that their admissions department is fair and fully based on wholistic review (let's be honest, there's no real college who would say otherwise), there have been numerous cases...

Breakfast On-The-Go

Breakfast On-The-Go

Haley Longfellow, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, Oakton students, Opinion

Sitting down and having a healthy breakfast is only a dream for many sleepy students. Tired from pushing through homework assignments late at night, many of us choose to wait until the last possible second in the morning to hop out of bed, frantically get dressed, and grab a granola bar before dashi...

What Is The Anti-Vax Movement and Why Is It So Dangerous

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editorial Board

March 13, 2019


Filed under Opinion

   On Jan. 25, 2019 the governor in Washington declared a state of emergency because of the resurgence of measles, and at the time there were fifty-five cases and the number has risen to seventy-seven. One common point between 90% of the cases is that they're unvaccinated children under 10 years old. So...

Why are Meatballs so Good?

Why are Meatballs so Good?

Andres Gonzalez, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Opinion

   One of many blessings an individual can have is access to a lot of food, specifically good food. The best of these good foods are determined by their adaptability, by the fact they are delicious on their own and with other foods. While there are numerous forms of sustenance which leaves the con...

Which Oakton Club Fits You Best?

Which Oakton Club Fits You Best?

Katarina Faben, Editorial Board

March 11, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Here at Oakton, there are a variety of clubs for students to choose from, ranging from community service to academic programs. With the large number of choices for students to decide between, it is often hard for students to pick with clubs they want to join and sign up for. Best Buddies- Best Bud...

The Hypocrisy of the Left

Jacob Rutzick, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Politics

Hypocrisy seems to be the mantra of today's democratic party. Whether it’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, they all seem to be extremely hypocritical. In fact, it seems that every leftist suffers from that same disease. There are millions of examples of misst...

Why the attention surrounding the Jordyn scandal is unnecessary

Sally Park, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under A&E, InDepth, Movies & TV, Opinion

The recent cheating scandal regarding Tristan Thompson, Khloe Kardashian, and Jordyn Woods has gained much public attention. For those who are unaware, Tristan Thompson was engaged with Khloe Kardashian, however, he allegedly cheated on her with Khloe’s sister’s best friend, Jordyn Woods. This web ...

(Green New) Deal or No Deal?

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Web exclusive

Reminiscent of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal program to help Americans find opportunities during the Great Depression in the 1930s, the Green New Deal promises to transform the economy and launch America into an era of progressive reform. Bill Nye recently pledged his support for the program, ...

No Person Should be Stripped of their Citizenship – No Matter how Heinous their Crime

No Person Should be Stripped of their Citizenship – No Matter how Heinous their Crime

Jake Neuffer, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Politics, World News

Shamima Begum left the UK for Syria when she was 15. She quickly married Dutchman and ISIS fighter Yago Riedijk. Together, they had three children. Only one remains, and, now, Shamima wants to come home. There is one problem, though. Begum has no legal right to return because the UK has stripped her...

Demystifying the stress of junior year: an open letter to underclassmen

Emily Richardson, Editorial Board

March 6, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Dear sophomores, freshman, and all years preceding, 11th grade has (quite unfortunately) been widely accepted as the hardest of our high school years. One of the main inducers of junior year stress is the prospect of college looming over our heads, not quite as real as it is for seniors but with the sa...

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