Oakton Outlook

Teachers who have adjusted well to distance learning

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Oakton students share their positive experiences with teachers during the first quarter of online school
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....

Projections for the Upcoming Election

November 1, 2020

An election can simply alter the way America runs in the future. That’s why it’s so crucial that you vote. It’s not just a win or lose situation with no strings attached, it affects each and every...

FOCO: What happened, and what can we learn from it?

Homecoming drama leads to COVID disputes
November 1, 2020

  Two weeks ago, certain Oakton students-- all of whom will remain anonymous-- got together for a belated homecoming event, aptly dubbed FOCO-- Fake Homecoming. They congregated outside for...

Cougar Cabaret presents “Quarantunes”

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Standout performances and logistical challenges
October 31, 2020

Cougar Cabaret is a chance for chorus students to showcase their hard work and feature solo and duet performances. Cougar chorus has faced many challenges during quarantine, hence the theme of this year’s...

Putting students to the test

ACT and SAT prep during the pandemic
October 30, 2020

Many upperclassmen have started to think about or are well on their way to applying to colleges. Seniors are polishing off and submitting their college essays to their dream and safety schools, while juniors...

Halloween Costumes with Masks Incorporated

October 22, 2020

Halloween Costumes with Masks Incorporated   Halloween is personally one of my favorite holidays. But with this pandemic going on, will we even be able to participate in the normal Halloween...

Oakton Student Sarah Naidich wins Doodle for Google at state level

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Naidich's competition experience
October 20, 2020

The Doodle for Google competition prompts students across the country to harness their creativity and artistic ability by designing an original google doodle based upon an important theme. The pool of...

Reinventing Normalcy: Ways that Parents can Prepare for the Strangest Halloween Ever

October 31st of 2020 will prove to be a spooky challenge
October 20, 2020

Image courtesy of David Menidrey on Unsplash   A year ago, the idea of having to plan for a socially-distant Halloween could have been laughed off as silly. Now, half a year into a pandemic...

It’s just as important

The charity Sitch and why students at Oakton should become more involved
October 15, 2020

Despite the ongoing pandemic, charity organizations across the world are still working to help those in need. On October 29th, the National Charity League is celebrating National Cat Day by encouraging...

Q&A With Ryan McElveen

October 8, 2020

What happened to short Mondays? What happened to Ryan? How do you pronounce Mcelveen? The mysteries of FCPS. I decided to get in contact with former board member Ryan Mcelveen, Pronounced Mac-le-veen,...

Should Students Go Back?

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Assessing the benefits and consequences of students returning to school
October 7, 2020

On March 13, 2020, the decision was made to close FCPS schools indefinitely. It’s now been over 200 days since in-person learning was halted, and as the new school year is igniting to full force, students...

The pros and cons of distance learning

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According to students, virtual learning has both a positive and negative side.
October 6, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic still prevalent in our lives and a new school year quickly progressing, academics persist - but under new conditions. Last spring, the Oakton student body was able to catch a...

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Hi I'm Katie Le and this is my 3rd year in Journalism. I'm a Junior at Oakton High School, and I love watching Netflix, eating, cheering, and sleeping.

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