Oakton Outlook

Where to Find a Summer Job

Olivia Garrone, Staff Writer

May 5, 2019


Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

As tempting as it is to spend all summer working on a tan, the long hours of freedom are perfect for more than just relaxation-there is a no better time for high schoolers to make some extra cash! The only problem is that it can be difficult to find companies that hire minors. If you are stuck and wondering...

Where the rubber meets the road

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019


Filed under Local News, Opinion, Politics, Web exclusive

With former vice president Joe Biden’s announcement early Thursday to join the Democratic race, all eyes are on the Democratic primary. The question of who will emerge as Donald Trump’s challenger lingers in everyone’s mind as the nation holds its breath in anticipation of the upcoming 2020 presiden...

A letter to the Russo brothers

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019


Filed under A&E, Movies & TV, Opinion, Web exclusive

Dear Russo brothers, It is the day of the Avengers: Endgame premiere, and I must say congratulations. Congratulations on successfully creating the biggest media franchise and superhero universe to ever hit the box office. It’s been quite amazing - watching the development of the Marvel Cinematic...

Prelude to Prom

Olivia Garrone, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019


Filed under Events, Feature, Oakton students, Web exclusive

The spirit week that kicked off this past Monday was a fitting lead up to prom. A flurry of activity, from dressing up in tie-dye, jerseys, wacky wear, superhero clothing, and class colors, to musical chairs during lunch, helped to get students in the festive spirit of prom. Spirit days are diffi...

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...

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