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Small Business, Big Pandemic

How locally-owned stores are getting by
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....

The Future Musicians Club

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Joining this club won’t be ♭
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

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...

December Digital Magazine

December 18, 2020

Teachers who have adjusted well to distance learning

Photo courtesy of Keith E. Neal
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”

Courtesy of Cougar Chorus
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

Photo Courtesy of Sarah Naidich
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...

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Meet the Staff
Addison Becker
Staff Writer

Hi, I'm Addison Becker! I am a senior at Oakton and I am so excited to be a first-year staff writer for the Oakton Outlook. I am a cheerleader for school and for an all-star team. A fun fact about myself...

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Hey, I'm Viraj! I'm a senior at Oakton, and this is my first year as a staff member for the Outlook. I enjoy following the world of sports, politics and health. I write articles for a sports website, and...

Emma Dennis
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Hi, I'm Emma. This is my first year in journalism and I'm so excited to begin writing. This is also my first year at Oakton, I'm a freshman! I'm looking forward to contributing to The Oakton Outlook.

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