Oakton Outlook

Graduation 2021

What we know about the ceremony, and what we don’t
Charlie Williams, Editorial Board April 18, 2021

COVID has made this year one of massive unpredictability. From continued school cancellations to mask mandates, 2020-2021 has been anything but normal. Thankfully, a chance at normalcy remains as the...

The Semi-Normal Spring Break

How Oakton students spent their spring break
Claudia Messina, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

Although there are still heavy COVID restrictions in place, Spring Break of 2021 may have been the closest to normalcy that many students have experienced in over a year. With the vaccine being administered...

Sans Senior Year

How COVID robbed the classes of 2020 and 2021 of a normal sendoff
Charlie Williams, Editorial Board March 11, 2021

Photo courtesy of Gabriel Benois on Unsplash If a senior had been told last March that their normal high school experience was about to drastically change, they might have laughed it off as a joke....

Photo courtesy of  Nancy W. Beach

The end of an era

The rise and fall of greyhound racing
Harriet Limkin, Staff Writer March 11, 2021

  Picture this: you are sitting in a crowded stadium filled with men and women in suits and hats. You can feel the anticipation as you watch the trainers lead the sleek and muscular greyhounds...

Ginny & Georgia Review

March 11, 2021

The new Netflix original, Ginny & Georgia, has rapidly gained attention from many types of audiences around the world. The show is often renowned for illustrating layers and layers of complex issues...

Image Courtesy of Oakton Counseling Department

The return of student yoga sessions

How will they work virtually?
Portia Dai, Staff Writer March 10, 2021

With students and staff alike accumulating stress due to the new virtual/in-person hybrid teaching style as well as the upcoming end of the third quarter, the return of the counselor department-led yoga...

Why Everyone Should Take The Race IAT at Least Once in Their Life

What is the Race IAT and how does it relate to current events?
Claudia Messina, Staff Writer March 9, 2021

This summer citizens across the world witnessed and participated in a powerful demonstration of civil rights in America. The Black Lives Matter Movement inspired many people of this country and called...

Small Business, Big Pandemic

How locally-owned stores are getting by
Charlie Williams, Editorial Board January 19, 2021

  Image courtesy of Mike Petrucci on Unsplash The start of COVID-19 saw a multitude of closures, from schools to workplaces, sweep through America, and no industry was hit harder than small businesses....

Photo courtesy of Marius Masalar on Unsplash

The Future Musicians Club

Joining this club won’t be ♭
Harriet Limkin, Staff Writer January 14, 2021

While the music and arts are a thriving community at Oakton through band, chorus, and orchestra courses, there hasn’t really been a place for musicians to connect outside of taking a class. Music classes...

Oakton’s Key Club Returns

Claudia Messina, Staff Writer January 12, 2021

Oakton continuously encourages its students to be more active in extracurricular activities. Specifically, Oakton promotes existing clubs, and has a process for creating clubs which can be taken by very...

Photo courtesy of Keith E. Neal

Teachers who have adjusted well to distance learning

Oakton students share their positive experiences with teachers during the first quarter of online school
Shevany Moharir, Editorial Board November 3, 2020

The first quarter of this unconventional school year is officially over. Online school has certainly proved to be a struggle for many students who have yet to be adjusted to the new learning environment....

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