Oakton Outlook

New opportunities for Dasha Potapov

Dilara Vural, Staff Writer December 9, 2021

        Dasha Potapov committed to UCONN and will be rowing for division one crew starting next fall. Dasha started rowing when she was 14 years old as a freshman and her enthusiasm for rowing never...

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Modern crime: the decline in crime

Nour Al-kaaby, Editoral Board September 26, 2021

America had reached its all-time high in crime rates in 1990. From the crack-cocaine epidemic to murder rates being higher than ever. The crime was only predicted to rise despite national efforts. Although...

Snoozed through COVID

How has COVID-19 affected your sleep schedule?
Morgan Pearson, Staff Writer September 24, 2021

COVID 19 has totally changed our lifestyles in undeniable ways. One of the many things that have been extremely affected is sleeping schedules, yet, not always negatively. As for a study conducted by SleepStandard,...

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Looking Back at 9/11

Kaleb Steele, Staff Writer September 22, 2021

The Plan   In 1996, Khalid Sheik Mohammed met Bin Laden in Tora Bora, Afghanistan, to plot a plan to hijack airplanes and form a massacre in the air. The original plan for them was to target...

How Ballet is Affecting Teens Body Images

How Ballet is Affecting Teens Body Images

How Young Women at Oakton are Affected by Participating in Ballet
Jade Brooks September 22, 2021

There has always been a stigma that Ballerinas have to be skinny, but why? Studies have shown that young women previously or currently dancing ballet are more likely to  be preoccupied with weight, eating...

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Is Virtual Learning Coming Back?

Oakton High School going back to online school.
Katie Le, Editorial Board September 22, 2021

COVID-19 spread to the United States around March 2020. Cases appeared in every state including Virginia, especially in the NOVA area. In mid-March, FCPS decided to close schools down for two weeks after...

New teachers and their experience returning in-person

Reconnecting with students and teachers
Portia Dai, Editorial Board September 22, 2021

The entire student body has returned back in-person, initiating an adjustment period for students and teachers alike. To add an additional layer to the adjustment, new teachers Ms. Chough and Ms. Kondisko...

The New Normal

How Oakton students feel about the vaccine and mask mandate
Claudia Messina, Editor in Chief September 20, 2021

After a year of completely virtual school, students have been living out their “normal” school lives for the past month. Everyone has attempted to readjust to full days in person with class after class...

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, Editor in Chief 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....

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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...

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