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Black Lives matter protests

Isabel Knipping

June 5, 2020

  On Wednesday, March 25 in Minneapolis Minnesota, 46-year-old George Floyd was killed by police officers, as reported by the New York Times. The police first came because of a report that Mr. Floyd was said to have bought cigarettes with a counterfeit bill. Police officer Derek Chauvin put his k...

Schools Reopening Around the World

Lindsay Greenspan, Staff Writer

June 5, 2020

Image Courtesy of Unsplash     As the school year for America comes to a close, many wonder what the fall will bring. Will students be able to go to class? Will all classes be virtual? As we begin to plan for the fall, some schools have reopened around the world. Here is what other countries are doing...

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...

States reopening: Will it be okay?

Grace Park, Staff Writer

May 23, 2020

   As of Friday in Alabama, people are allowed to go to a nail salon. In California, people are swimming at the beach. There are many states that are reopening public facilities. But the question is, is it okay to reopen this soon?    On Saturday, March 16th, Bibechana Pandey (9) went to Burk...

Why the coronavirus vaccine will take months to commercialize

Grace Park, Staff Writer

May 20, 2020

   The coronavirus (COVID-19) has been spreading all around the world. At this moment, more than 3,822,000 people have confirmed cases, and 265,100 people have died according to the worldometers website. The coronavirus is affecting 212 countries and territories around the world. Since it has been decl...

Sweden’s Anti-Lockdown

Sweden's Anti-Lockdown

Shevany Moharir, Staff Writer

May 8, 2020

Starting on May 1, over half of the United States began to reopen after over a month of being on lockdown. Over the next few weeks, more U.S. states and many countries are planning on relaxing lockdowns and stay-at-home orders in what is hopefully the slow of the Coronavirus Pandemic. One country, however,...

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...

UFO Confirmation Fuels Chaos of 2020

Photo courtesy of the US Department of Defense

Payton Wozny, Editorial Board

May 7, 2020

In the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, chaos has been seemingly striking the world; adding to this chaos was the confirmation of UFOs. On April 27, the Department of Defense (DOD) released a statement verifying videos from 2004 and 2015 that have been “circulating in the public domain” after u...

Governor Northam outlines Virginia’s plan for rem

Lindsay Greenspan, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

    Though experts argue that it is much too soon for nonessential businesses to be opening their doors, many states are easing their lockdown restrictions. This leaves many Virginians wondering when the state will begin its path to the “new normal.” On Monday, May 4th, Governor ...

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...

No Food Delivery

No Food Delivery

Sitota Mesfin and Grace Park

April 26, 2020

Oakton has recently started talking about their no food delivery policy. While it may have been spoken about in advisory and on cougar news, there are still many Oakton students who do not seem to know what it really is about, or if it is necessary. To provide more information about the policy, assistant pri...

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...

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