The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook


Holiday Sales

Vinisha Cheella, Assistant Copy Editor | December 11, 2023

November 20, 2023

Winter Break: A Blip on the Radar or a Mini Vacation?

Tyler Donaldson, Opinion Editor | November 20, 2023

For the last several years, winter break has been set at two weeks. However, this seems not long enough for some students. In my opinion, winter break should remain at its current two week length, because increasing it would take time away from summer...

All I want for Christmas is Snow

Emma Dennis, Staff Writer | November 20, 2023

As winter slowly approaches, the idea of snow usually crosses the Oakton Community's minds. For snow lovers, this year may bring smiles to many faces.  With the anticipation of a winter wonderland in the air, residents in the D.C. area may want...

Is it worth it for Juniors to go to College Fairs?

Nyla Kathuria, Staff Writer | October 27, 2023

College fairs are a way for high school students to gain more information about universities they are interested in and connect with admission representatives. These fairs are events where universities from all over the country send representatives to...

Cougz at Concerts

Aubrey Leverett, Online Manager/ Social Media Manager | October 17, 2023

What do Snoop Dogg, Morgan Wallen, and the Backseat Lovers all have in common? They gave summer memories (and Instagram-worthy moments) to teens from all over Northern Virginia, with music artists from all genres, from underground rap to alternative rock....

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Hypocrisy In The House Of Representatives?

TJ Parrillo, Staff Writer | October 6, 2023

On September 10th of this year, one of the strangest things to happen to a United States representative occurred. Lauren Boebert, a Colorado representative, was found in the audience of an all-ages performance of the play  Beetlejuice. Don't worry, that's...

Cougar Connect

Evie Kehoe, Staff Writer | October 6, 2023

       Every year, third period's name changes and has slight changes to how it operates. This year, however, a major change was made as the class is no longer a combination of grades 9-12. Instead, one’s class is made up of only people in their...

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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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