The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

Layla Abshire

Layla Abshire, Editor-in-Cheif

I am a Senior this year at Oakton and this is my third year on the Oakton Outlook. I am super excited to be one of the Editors-in-Chief this year! I love writing opinion and lifestyle pieces. During my free time, I enjoy baking, running, and painting.

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Vertical Farming: Something Worth Arguing?

Vertical Farming: Something Worth Arguing?

Layla Abshire, Editor-in-Cheif | June 7, 2023

Whether it be known for what it is, or for the stress that it put students through, vertical farming is a hot topic in the halls of Oakton. On the 2023 AP Language and Composition Exam, Juniors awaited...

Taylor Swift Seasonal Recipe Review

Layla Abshire, Editor-in-Cheif | December 8, 2022

Click the slides to advance, or hover over image to find arrows! These are great recipes for Oakton students to try over winter break, seasonal and delectable.

It’s Me, Hi, I’m the Problem, It’s Me

Salma Tarraf, Layla Abshire, and Tasneem Falah | November 22, 2022
The #TSAntiHeroChallenge has brought a new sense of meaning and compassion to pieces of people’s character.
Photo Courtesy of Nick Morrison via Unsplash

A Productive Summer

Layla Abshire, Editor-in-Cheif | May 29, 2022

Some students think that summer is a time to be lazy and careless. A time to shut off the school switch in their brains, but in reality, summer is a great time to get things out of the way for the school...

Photo courtesy of 
Ivan Aleksic

AP’s = Overrated?

Layla Abshire, Editor-in-Cheif | May 5, 2022

As students enter the AP testing season, last minute studying and stress piles up on top of a heavy end of the year workload. Some may question if all this stress is worth what AP classes and exams put...

Photography courtesy of Khalid Albaih

How Much is Too Much? – France Extremism Towards Islamophobia

Layla Abshire, Editor-in-Cheif | September 22, 2021

How would you feel if you were told you couldn't wear what you wanted in public? This is what many Muslim women are currently living through in France. In March of 2021, France, the home of 5.4 million...

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