Oakton Outlook

All About Face Masks

Grace Park, Staff Writer

June 4, 2020

   On April 3, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) issued updated guidance about always wearing face masks in public. There is new information emerging every day on how to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The most effective protections include washing your hands frequently a...

Class of 2020 Virtual Senior Map

Class of 2020 Virtual Senior Map

Ashleigh Tain, Editor-in-Chief

June 3, 2020

Withstanding our favorite tradition of providing a senior map with the colleges and destinations of the Class of 2020, here is our digital version. Seniors featured are derived from our social media forms, thank you to all who filled them out. Congratulations to all seniors! ...

Oakton Administration Celebrates Class of 2020

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Sahithi Jammulamadaka and Payton Wozny

May 30, 2020

Unfortunately, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many important milestones for the Class of 2020 have been canceled and their final days of high school were suddenly ripped out from under their feet. While senior prom may have been canceled and sports and club season cut short, Fairfax County and O...

How Seniors Are Making Up For Lost Events

Eileen Lincoln, Staff Writer

May 25, 2020

A little over a month ago, Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia ordered that K-12 schools be shut down for the duration of the year, as a necessary step in improvement towards the coronavirus pandemic. Students all around the state were upset by this news: never being able to say goodbye to their frie...

Quarantine Communication

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Veronica Preaskorn, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

Every teenager will agree that the hardest part of quarantining and social distancing is the inability to see their friends. With schools closing almost without warning, no one was able to say their goodbyes. Although many parents claim their kids spend too much time on their phones, many students use...

How to Keep in Touch Through the Quarantine

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Sitota Mesfin, Staff Writer

May 8, 2020

Here is a list of tips and tools to help maintain friendships over this mandatory break from socializing. Below are some apps, games, and activities, along with where you can find them. These tips should help with staying connected to friends over this unexpected break. Stay strong! Psych - A gam...

Construction during quarantine

Portia Dai, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

Oakton is finally starting to look like the artist renderings that have been front and center walking down the main hall to the cafeteria; the ceiling-less and drywall halls that students left in mid-March will no longer be when students return next September. The progress of Phase 1 of the four...

How Oakton Students are Grappling with More Time than Ever Before

How Oakton Students are Grappling with More Time than Ever Before

Haley Longfellow, Staff Writer

April 30, 2020

The student body at Oakton can be described as busy, sometimes to an overwhelming extent. On a regular basis, we rush from class to class with a heavy load of preparatory materials upon our shoulders, a reminder of the day’s demands which must each be met with the utmost attention. We rise early to com...

Oakton in the Works

Oakton in the Works

Haley Longfellow and Charlie Williams

April 24, 2020

PAGE_6&7_RENOVATION Entering the restricted-access entrance to Oakton’s renovation zone, one almost feels like they are entering an alien world. The sounds of the normal school day melt into oblivion beneath the steady hum of the industrial-grade heaters emitting warmth to every soul workin...

How the Corona Virus is Affecting College Recruiting

April 24, 2020

 From the large corporations to small businesses, political campaigns to society's well being, the corona virus is affecting all aspects of everyday life. Not only is it bringing detrimental problems to our economy as a whole, but it is leaving individuals with their own potholes to stumble over. As ...

Rising College Freshman Taking a Gap Year: Is it Worth it?

kinsey clements, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 has had a large, mostly negative, impact on many lives in all age groups. Whether that be losing a job, working in unsafe conditions, or simultaneously working and taking care of a family. Students’ lives have drastically been affected, especially the high school class of 20...

An Ode to Oakton Athletic Trainers

April 24, 2020

Oakton has many student-athletes in a variety of sports. Who helps these athletes achieve greatness? Athletic trainers of course! Athletic trainers are quite vital as they help athletes recover and heal from injuries that they obtained from playing sports. According to At Your Own Risk, an advocacy g...

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