Oakton Outlook

Why I Strike

Wendy Gao, Editorial Board

September 16, 2019

Anyone who knows me knows that I follow the rules, color inside the lines, and come to a complete halt at stop signs. Few things scare me more than authority. However, this Friday I’m breaking the rules and I’m skipping school. Inspired by Greta Thunberg’s #SchoolStrike4Climate, I’m goin...

NASA’s Exoplanet Discoveries and Search for A New Earth

Elene Lipartiani, Staff Writer

September 15, 2019

Somewhere in the vast chasm of space, a planet maintaining life like Earth could exist! These planets are known as “exo-planets”, or planets which orbit stars outside of our solar system. Ever since 1995, when the first exoplanet was confirmed to orbit around a sun-like star, NASA has been hard at wor...

The Complete Guide to College Rep Visits

Olivia Garrone, Editorial Board

September 15, 2019

One of Oakton’s most underrated resources is its college visits! Colleges from all over the country stop by the College and Career Center to give informational sessions to students during the school day. They are a great chance to not only learn more about a school, but to meet a school’s official...

Where to Find a Summer Job

Olivia Garrone, Editorial Board

May 5, 2019

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, Editorial Board

April 26, 2019

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, Editorial Board

April 26, 2019

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, Editorial Board

April 26, 2019

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, Editorial Board

April 11, 2019

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, Editorial Board

March 11, 2019

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, Editorial Board

March 11, 2019

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, ...

‘thank u, next’ Album Review

‘thank u, next’ Album Review

Olivia Garrone, Editorial Board

March 1, 2019

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 ...

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