Oakton Outlook

The Abortion Debate

Jacob Rutzick, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Politics

pexels.com Abortion is a very hot topic in the modern political sphere. Some people will say abortion should be acceptable at any point during a pregnancy. This is the official position in the democratic political platform, and it is disturbing. Abortion is really about the simple debate of whethe...

Oakton Mice: fact, or myth?

Oakton Mice: fact, or myth?

Emily Richardson, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We’ve all heard it. The typical “A mice ran across my foot today!” and “No eating in this classroom, we had mice last year.”. According to the talk of the town, our school is infested with seed-eating rodents that, apparently, double-function as vacuum cleaners. Today, the Oakton Outlook gets ...

The White House just got a little bit whiter

The White House just got a little bit whiter

Emily Richardson, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under News, Opinion

Every Spring, Summer, and Fall, the White House offers an internship available to young adults who aspire towards a life as a civil servant or as someone who works in  public service. The program boasts an array of young adults coming from all reaches of the United States, hosting anywhere between 90 to ...

Renovations in a different light

Renovations in a different light

Emily Richardson, Staff Writer

April 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion

If the addition of Cougar Towne and the closing-off of the guidance offices are any indicator, Oakton’s infamous renovations are in full swing. The proposals are huge; if all goes to plan, within a few years, our Oakton High School will be looking like a school of the future. But throughout the long...

Will you #deletefacebook ?

Jessica Marshall, Editor-in-Chief

April 2, 2018


Filed under News, Opinion, Web exclusive

   Over the past few weeks, the personal data of 50 million Facebook users was compromised and used for political purposes. So how exactly did this happen? Let’s go over some of the facts about this issue and the events that lead it to this point.    A few years ago, Facebook allowed a res...

Dear politicians and lawmakers

Dear politicians and lawmakers

Sally Park, staff writer

March 24, 2018


Filed under InDepth, Opinion, Politics

A personal account of witnessing a shooting

How To Survive the Fourth Quarter

Amy Dai, Staff Writer

March 24, 2018


Filed under A&E, InDepth, Lifestyle, Opinion, Showcase

After months of waiting anxiously for 4th quarter to arrive, we have finally made it - through the grueling first quarter, second quarter exhaustion, sporadic snow days, and third quarter stress as well as spring break. With only one week left until the official end of third quarter and the beginning...

Walking Out at Oakton

Zoe Siamon, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

On Wednesday, Mar. 14, the students at Oakton and all across the nation got up and walked out of class to protest the National Rifle Association, or NRA, and to show our condolences for the victims of the Parkland shooting. This walkout was the second of three that students at Oakton plan to participate i...

Shutting out College Confidential

Shutting out College Confidential

Katie Thompson, Editorial Board Member

March 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Web exclusive

For most kids at Oakton, whether they’re a senior or a freshman, the process of college admissions and acceptances is shrouded in mysteries and what-ifs. At a competitive school like ours, it’s only natural to seek out information through any possible channels. They range from parents, nosy relati...

Czar of the NRA

Ashley Shepard, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Politics

A day after the Parkland Shooting, the CEO of the National Rifle Association (NRA), Wayne LaPierre, has already turned this tragedy into a way to pit the american people against one another. In his statement, LaPierre began to slander democrats, claiming that they hate individual freedoms, hate t...

Is hard work irrelevant?

Ashleigh Tain, Editor In Chief

February 25, 2018


Filed under InDepth, Opinion

As students, we all thrive under diversity. Everyone is unique in their passions, pursuits, to the way one works. Personally, I do my best work in long periods of time in which I meticulously map out everything and delve into details carefully. At the end of the day, I like to know that I worked hard...

You Should Buy a Smart Speaker

You Should Buy a Smart Speaker

Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer

February 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

 You’ve probably never wanted a smart speaker. Nobody seems to have an assistant in the home, but all assistants have a smart speaker to accompany them. As assistants like Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant move into the home, your options for home assistants are increasing and with the release of the App...

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