Oakton Outlook

Why the attention surrounding the Jordyn scandal is unnecessary

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...

Cute Bookstores

Cute Bookstores

Zoe Siamon, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under A&E, Books, Opinion

If you’re like me and live for a cute small town or a cozy cup of coffee, you probably love a good locally owned bookstore too. Something about the vibe of a hidden little place with millions of books and an area to sit and read all day is so appealing to me. So, I decided to go on a mission to find the ...

The Dangers of Being Politically Correct

Asher Tankel, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Politics

Jussie Smollett, an actor on the critically-acclaimed show Empire, was seemingly attacked by two men wearing MAGA hats and yelling racial slurs on January 29th, 2018. This attack prompted a media firestorm. Many celebrities on Twitter were quick to jump on the bandwagon, with Comedian Michael Ian Black...

Top 5 Songs of Our Childhood

Alexandra Martschenko, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under A&E, Opinion

  Ten years doesn't sound like a huge amount of time but so many things have happened in that short amount of time that it's important to look back on all the advancements and changes we have seen. 2009 was an undeniably amazing year; Obama was inaugurated, the iPhone 3g was released, and the...

Pusheen the cat- an internet star

Pusheen the cat- an internet star

Katherine Zevallos, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Origin Pusheen is a female cartoon cat created by Claire Belton and Andrew Duff in 2010. Everyday their comics and drawings would get cuter. Pusheen has been a popular and cute character around the world. Pusheen’s appearance has gray fur and dark gray stripes on her back and tail and her breed ...

Cultural cuisine: a sense of home

Ashleigh Tain, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2019


Filed under A&E, Opinion

In the small talk and common utterings of how important food is in our lives, it is true that food bears a more meaningful and extensive connotation. To many, it’s nourishment is a catalyst of energy and health. It can also be a source of joy and happiness or nostalgia and reminiscence. Further, it’s a ...

What Trump’s Shutdown Means for the Future of American Democracy

Emily Bach

January 21, 2019


Filed under National News, News, Opinion, Politics

  Throughout the government shutdown, Trump has repeatedly bashed Democratic leaders for their inability to compromise on border security. The shutdown, fueled primarily by Trump’s demands for funding for a border wall, has now reached a record-breaking 28 days, the longest in modern Amer...

Thinking about what to take next year?

Thinking about what to take next year?

Courtney Te, Editorial Board

January 19, 2019


Filed under Feature, InDepth, Oakton students, Opinion

With registration just around the corner (and for some, already beginning), many rising juniors and seniors are stressing about the potential options for their courses for next year. While Oakton students are notorious for taking 3+ AP level classes and multiple honors courses, I am here to be the on...

Oakton’s New Science Classes

Maddie Flickinger, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


Filed under Oakton News, Oakton students, Opinion

As we come back from winter break we have more than just snow days on our mind. Due to Oakton’s renovations and lack of space for classes, we as students have the task of quickly figuring out which classes to take in our upcoming year. As if Oakton didn’t already have enough options to choose from, ...

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