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


AP African American History

Nyla Kathuria, Staff Writer | February 29, 2024

   The Virginia Department of Education approved the AP African American Studies course, now offered as a pilot course. Late last year, College Board’s AP African American Studies course was approved and received the green light to be taught across...

Legacy of Coach Priester and Oakton Girls Basketball

Kaleb Steele, Sports Editor | February 29, 2024

   Whether by wins, a style, a roster, or simply by the coach, Coach Priester has been coaching basketball for 44 years. The most important thing to get out of games is not to win but to try to win. When it comes to losses, the most important thing...

photo by Julie Kim

Music for All

Madeline Deppe, Staff Writer | January 29, 2024

     Most young kids learn to play an instrument, whether it's hopping from flute to the violin, to the saxophone, or sticking with one instrument for the long run, music makes a mark on many kids' lives. Itzart4you is a student-led organization...

How it Feels to Win a National Competition

Isabella Ingrao, Design Editor | January 24, 2024

  Just a few weeks ago, the Oakton High School marching band found out on national television they had beat out 450 colleges and high schools across the country and won the small bands category of the Metallica Marching band competition: “For...

Leaping into the New Year

Zayna Galaria, Staff Writer | January 22, 2024

Hell Hath No Fury

Julianne Cena, Staff Writer | January 22, 2024

Media, specifically movies, tend to villainize women’s anger and downplay their reactions, but the accurate portrayal of a woman’s anger has recently been surfacing. The phenomenon of female rage has recently surfaced on many social media platforms,...

Webbing Predictions

Webbing Predictions

Aairah Khan, Staff Writer | January 22, 2024

It’s officially 2024, which means it’s a new year with new events on the way. Specifically entertainment, so there is no need to worry because more shows and movies are coming out this year. Kicking off the startup for any Marvel projects, Madame...

Eager for college? No, AVID for college.

Brielle Long, Staff Writer | December 11, 2023

     Everyone has ups and downs in their life where they don’t quite know how to move forward. No one is alone in this. Whether it be in school or at home, there are solutions. AVID is just one example, a class where students are prepared for college...

Cheers to Cohen

Vivian Yu, Business Manager/Online Story Manager | December 11, 2023

In the quiet corridors of the FCPS administrative building, a chapter is coming to a close. After years of dedicated service, Springfield District representative Laura Jane Cohen has announced her departure, leaving behind a legacy of transformation and...

November 20, 2023

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...

Halloween for Screams

Vinisha Cheella, Assistant Copy Editor | October 13, 2023

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