Oakton Outlook

The Fault in Our School

Madeline Sullo and Madeline Deppe September 17, 2022

Oakton’s Current Hall Pass Policy             The current hall-pass policy at Oakton has been the subject of much controversy. While it is clearly more strict than previous years, there are many...

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Fabrication of an Industry

Fast Fashion is not Sustainable, Here are Better Alternatives and Brands to Avoid
June Valone, Staff Writer September 16, 2022

What is fast fashion, and why is it so unsustainable and unethical?    The phrase “fast fashion” was first used in the 1990s by the New York Times as a description of the new brand “Zara’”...

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No Phones, Why Now?

“Phones must be silenced and put away during all instructional periods,” SR&R.
Anisa Nur, Staff Writer September 16, 2022

The new school year has just begun and students have been caught off guard with a new policy enforced by the students right and responsibility (SR&R). The SR&R policy states regarding grades 9-12,...

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Viva La Elvis

elvis might be the king of rock & roll, but is he the king of movies?
Julie Cena, Staff Writer September 16, 2022

 With Elvis taking the world by storm in the 50s, it’s only right to have a movie to explain how he came to rule the world of Rock and Roll. The movie, Elvis, came out this summer on June 24, 2022 starring...

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A Productive Summer

summer classes to get credits completed
Layla Abshire , Staff Writer May 29, 2022

Some students think that summer is a time to be lazy and careless. A time to shut off the school switch in their brains, but in reality, summer is a great time to get things out of the way for the school...

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Ivan Aleksic

AP’s = Overrated?

Are AP Classes Too Much For High School Students?
Layla Abshire, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

As students enter the AP testing season, last minute studying and stress piles up on top of a heavy end of the year workload. Some may question if all this stress is worth what AP classes and exams put...

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Microplastics in Human Blood? | New Study Shows the Presence of Microplastics within the Human Body

Emma Dennis, Editorial Board May 5, 2022

Scientists have been concerned about microplastics and their negative effects on life for years, will their concerns soon become a reality? Recently, scientists have made the alarming discovery that microplastics...

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Calorie Catastrophe

Olivia Lieberman, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

What is a calorie? A calorie is defined as the amount of energy present in a food or drink item. There tends to be a misconception that calories equal fat but that is not completely true. Because calories...

NFL Draft Stage 2022

NFL Draft 2022: What Happens In Vegas, Stays In Vegas (Draft Winners & Losers)

As NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell approaches the podium the crowd roars with boos, while all the prospects sit there with nervousness and excitement in their eyes.
Kaleb Steele, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

Winners   The Detroit Lions held the number 2 pick which was their fourth straight year having their first pick in the top 10. This year the Lions took the “best player available” by selecting...

Stop equivalating abortion restrictions to mask mandates

Eileen Lincoln, Editor in Chief September 25, 2021

My body, my choice. The most meaningful phrase of the abortion rights movement has recently been reclaimed as a tool to spread misinformation regarding mask mandates, assimilating two of the most highly...

How societal pressure to “fit in” has propagated the spread of misinformation

Evie Kehoe, Staff Writer September 22, 2021

In our society, there is a constant pressure to “fit in,” but what does that entail? Does it mean having good grades or having a completely perfect life? No matter what you do, there always seems to...

A review of the MET Gala

Gabi Turriago-Lopez, Staff Writer September 22, 2021

In a recent interview by Vogue, Andrew Bolton asserts that there is no clear-cut definition of what American Fashion means. Unfortunately, it seems that those who attended the Met Gala took his words far...

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