Oakton Outlook

In the Blink of an Eye

Ashleigh Tain, Editor-in-Chief

June 4, 2019

At our Labor Day barbeque the night before my first day of freshman year, my cousin pulled me aside to chat about ‘school’. A rising senior at the time, I assumed she would want to share with me her advice for the next grim...

Poverty’s Adverse Effect on Education

Jacob Rutzick, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019

Kids in poor communities, such as San Perleta, Texas and North Bolivar, Mississippi, often do not receive proper education from their local public schools, leaving them in a life-long cycle of poverty. A proper education is defined...

Archaic Sex Ed Policies are Just Another Symptom of Heteronormativity

Emily Bach

May 26, 2019

  The term “sex” was first introduced to me in seventh grade. My teacher defined it as “sexual contact between two individuals involving penetration,” which to me, seemed like an appropriate phrase to define the t...

The Clippers’ miracle season

May 10, 2019

As of right now, the teams in the NBA Playoffs that are still standing are battling hard, with each series between them being decided by razor-thin margins and late-game heroics. Players like the virtuoso playmaking center Niko...

Sleep Better

May 9, 2019

  May is the testing month, with AP and SOL tests looming over your head, it’s not easy to get a good night’s sleep. You get too nervous the night before the test, spend the night tossing and turning. To get your mind o...

What’s Up With the Royals?

Genevieve Bavisotto, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

    On April 27, 2019, Daily Mail released a story about Prince William cheating on Princess Catherine. While this rumor has not been confirmed, it has been traveling its way around the media rapidly. This rumor s...

The Psychological Side of Sports

Will Locklin, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

Aaron Hernandez, a former American football player for the Patriots, dealt with mental health issues his whole career.  In 2014, he was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Four years later, he chooses to kill...

Burger King Prepares to Launch “Impossible Burger”

Connor Maloney, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019

   Burger King recently announced that the “Impossible Whopper”, a version of their classic Whopper burger made without any meat. It will be made available nationwide after the burger’s successful test runs in St. Lou...

Stanley Cup Playoffs

Genevieve Bavisotto, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019

It’s almost summer which means it’s time for the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. Last year the Washington Capitals pulled out an amazing win against the Las Vegas Golden Knights. They won five games out of the seven-game series. ...

Samsung Galaxy Fold Delay

Will Locklin, Staff Writer

April 28, 2019

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is the latest phone release from Samsung and it looks to change the phone industry forever.  The device was unveiled on February 20, 2019, at Samsung's yearly conference where they release information ...

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