Oakton Outlook

FAQs About Starting the College Process

FAQs About Starting the College Process

Olivia Garrone, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019


Filed under InDepth, Web exclusive

Questions about college cross every Oakton student’s mind. For juniors especially, the time has come to get serious. Even for sophomores and freshman thinking, it’s never too early to start researching college! If you have questions about how (and when) to start the process, have no fear. All of t...

How to Make Time for Sleep

Olivia Garrone, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, Web exclusive

Though hibernating for 17 hours on Sunday may seem like an appealing way to catch up on sleep, there are more effective ways to stay well-rested throughout the week. Sleeping as little as high school students do is not only unhealthy but unsustainable. If you are part of the vast majority of OHS stu...

(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, ...

Recycling at Oakton

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

March 2, 2019


Filed under Feature, Oakton students, Web exclusive

According to FCPS Get2Green, the environmental stewardship program for Fairfax County Public Schools, Oakton has never been high on the charts for recycling. In the last year, Oakton produced a total of 282,903 pounds of trash and only  78,024 pounds of recycling - a minuscule number in comparison. Thi...

‘thank u, next’ Album Review

‘thank u, next’ Album Review

Olivia Garrone, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under A&E, Music, Web exclusive

Ariana Grande’s new album “thank u, next”  immediately catapulted to the top of the charts. In fact, it made her the first artist since the Beatles to have her songs as number 1, 2, and 3 simultaneously on the Billboard top charts. The album created a lot of buzz for a reason; the bold singles ...

Exceeding The Expectations for “Reputation”

Olivia Garrone, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


Filed under A&E, Music, Web exclusive

The Netflix film, Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour, will entertain fans of the “old” Taylor and the “new” Taylor alike. Though Swift is clearly in a new era, with a darker look, sound, and plenty of snake imagery, glimmers of artist who became famous for her girl-next-door persona came t...

Climate change takes a turn for the extreme

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under Local News, National News, News, Web exclusive

It seems as though recent headlines are flooded with stories about tropical storm activity, the latest hurricane death toll, how to be prepared for inclement weather, evacuation warnings, and the bleak storm season ahead. Last year, the Atlantic basin saw 17 named tropical storms, 10 hurricanes, 6 of...

Shilla Bakery’s Sugary Entrance

Shilla Bakery’s Sugary Entrance

Olivia Garrone, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, Web exclusive

The new Shilla Bakery at Fair Oaks Mall is a little sugary heaven. For such a small store space, there is a surprisingly big variety of Korean baked goods, bubble teas, slushies, and Bingsoo (shaved ice). There is even a case of the cutest cakes you have ever seen, dome-shaped and decorated like animals such...

Uncle Sam wants YOU to vote this election!

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under Local News, National News, News, Politics, Web exclusive

For the class of 2019 at Oakton, being a senior brings a number of new privileges. Senior privileges entail leaving school five minutes early on Fridays, going to the cafeteria for Cougar Time, standing at the front of the bleachers for football games, and getting a parking spot (if you were lucky). How...

Arctic ice breaks history…

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under Web exclusive, World News

It’s not uncommon knowledge that our earth’s waters have been in a state of emergency for quite some time. Recently, headlines have reported gradually rising sea levels and floating islands of plastic the size of Texas. The latest? The Arctic’s oldest ice mass is breaking for the first time in ...

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