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Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3: The Best MCU Movie Since Endgame & No Way Home

Julian Otalvaro, Staff Writer | June 7, 2023

A month has passed since the release of James Gunn's latest movie in the Marvel Cinemative Universe, but its status as the top film since Phase 4's start remains unchanged.  Quantumania and Vol. 3 both kicked off Phase 5 with the conclusions to beloved...

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GPT-4: The New Standard of AI

Julian Otalvaro, Staff Writer | March 31, 2023

Nearly every student, worker and citizen has heard of the most recent breakthrough in artificial intelligence: ChatGPT. With only a few advanced AIs already known to the public, like the image-producing DALL·E 2 and the paraphrasing QuillBot, a new figure...

Obama Honors Class of 2020 Through TV Special

Olivia Garrone, Editorial Board | May 21, 2020

Even though many U.S. seniors will not be getting the traditional graduation ceremony they envisioned this summer, their accomplishments are not going unnoticed. A variety of unique virtual celebrations have begun to emerge on local and national scales....

Podcasts to Curb Quarantine Boredom

Olivia Garrone, Editorial Board | May 7, 2020

Television watching has become a go-to activity for many high schoolers in quarantine. Unfortunately, it’s not exactly eye doctor recommended to binge Netflix all day long. That’s where podcasts come in: all of the entertainment of television without...

Racial disparities in AP classes

Racial disparities in AP classes

Editorial Board | April 23, 2020

   Holding a megaphone and a new vision of education, Nelson Luna stands on the steps of Tweed Courthouse demanding school integration. A student activist from New York, he redefined a movement among young people insisting that public schools offer...

Seniors Take On Capitol Hill

Seniors Take On Capitol Hill

Olivia Garrone, Editorial Board | April 20, 2020

On Wednesday, February 26th, the Senior class went on a field trip to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Students had varying to-do checklists to complete for their government classes, but had the freedom to explore the places they were interested in on...

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Justin Bieber’s ‘Changes’ Album Review

Olivia Garrone, Editorial Board | February 19, 2020

Justin Bieber’s latest album, Changes, is a solid, if not bland, product of the times. Laced with melancholy sounds and synthetic beats, its songs fit right in with every other pop song on the radio today. Combined with Bieber’s signature smooth vocals,...

2024 Moon Landing: Ambitious or Hopeless?

Elene LIpartiani, Staff Writer | February 19, 2020

An ambitious goal set by the Trump Administration last year, numerous people hold skepticisms about NASA’s ability to successfully manage another moon landing by 2024. For the president, this would be an immense triumph in the last year of his second...

To rename or not to rename high schools in FCPS?

Wendy Gao, Editorial Board | February 19, 2020

From its birth as the first colony to its now renowned reputation for producing presidents, Virginia has played a pivotal role in shaping America’s history since the beginning. But its past is not one of pristine patriotism, and like many other...

A sustainable future in Davos?

Wendy Gao, Editorial Board | January 24, 2020

Amidst the tumult of the Senate impeachment trials occurring on the Hill in real-time, President Donald Trump is far from Washington, D.C. as 50 Senators preside as jurors to decide the fate of his presidency. While all American eyes are on the Senate...

Speaking (youth) truth to power

Wendy Gao, Editorial Board | January 24, 2020

At the close of business on New Year’s Eve, Newseum visitors found their way to the exits of the museum, and staff members began to shut down exhibits - as they had done for 11 years. Only this time, the Newseum would not open the following morning....

“The Circle” Reveals That Appearances Can Be Deceiving

Olivia Garrone, Editorial Board | January 14, 2020

The new Netflix reality competition series, The Circle, manages to entertain while highlighting the deception of appearances on social media at the same time. The goal of the show is for the contestants to be perceived as the most likable and real on...

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