Oakton Outlook

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 ...

A Preview of Titanic: the Musical

A Preview of Titanic: the Musical

Jessica Marshall, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2018


Filed under A&E, Events, Feature, Music, Oakton News, Oakton students, Theater, Web exclusive

Lindsey Jacobson (12), member of Oakton Theatre and Chorus for the past four years, has been studying "dramaturgy" for this year’s spring musical, Titanic, which will be shown on May 3rd-5th and 11th-12th at 7:00 p.m. In other words, aside from being one of the main characters, she has been studyi...

Everything you need to know about AP exams

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018


Filed under Feature, Oakton News, Oakton students, Oakton teachers, Web exclusive

AP exams are approaching fast and everyone at Oakton feels the stress. Some students are taking their first AP exam this year, while others are experienced veterans. Nonetheless, everyone is nervous as May creeps closer. Here is everything you need to know about the AP exams. About AP Exams The...

A new hall of books

Ishika Jain, Editorial Board Member

April 12, 2018


Filed under Oakton News, Web exclusive

Most of you most likely walk past the hall where the library once was. If you’ve been in that hall recently, you have probably seen that the library that once used to be filled with books and lounge areas is now an empty space. Fear not because the library still exists - it’s just in the lecture ha...

A Snowy Spring

A Snowy Spring

Olivia Garrone, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Feature, Web exclusive

It seems like everybody’s snow dances, inside-out pajamas, and spoon-under-the-pillow antics have finally paid off - a few months later than expected. The biggest snow of 2018 happened in the spring, just days before Spring Break. Since then, snowflake icons have been gracing our weather apps sporad...

Sharing is not caring

Lindsey Katsaros, Editorial Board Member

April 10, 2018


Filed under National News, News, Web exclusive, World News

On April 4, it was announced that as many as 87 million Facebook user’s had their information with Cambridge Analytica. This unauthorized sale took place nearly three years, yet it was not until this month that users found out. Cambridge Analytica did not obtain the information by hacking Facebook...

Will you #deletefacebook ?

Jessica Marshall, Editor-in-Chief

April 2, 2018


Filed under News, Opinion, Web exclusive

   Over the past few weeks, the personal data of 50 million Facebook users was compromised and used for political purposes. So how exactly did this happen? Let’s go over some of the facts about this issue and the events that lead it to this point.    A few years ago, Facebook allowed a res...

Introducing Oakton’s new book club

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018


Filed under A&E, Books, Feature, Oakton students, Web exclusive

High school comes with new freedoms and opportunities, however, our high school agendas often give us limited free time for hobbies. For many high school students, books get put on the back burner after school work, sports, clubs, and other activities. Yara Mohamed, 11, created Oakton Book Club for this...

MacBook? More like ChromeBook.

MacBook? More like ChromeBook.

Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer

March 24, 2018


Filed under Feature, News, Web exclusive

 As a student at Oakton, you have likely become jealous of the hand full of students in your classes that whip out their shiny new MacBooks in class each day. As you wait for your sluggish Dell to boot up, the MacBook is up and running on the desk next to you getting the job done ages before you ha...

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