Oakton Outlook

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,...

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...

The fate of elections during COVID 19

Isabel Knipping

April 24, 2020

  It’s no question that the coronavirus(COVID-19) has impacted and changed lives all over the world. People are social distancing to limit the spread of the virus, which affects everything from grocery shopping to elections. This year on November 3rd, the presidential elections in the United St...

President Trump Pardons Eleven Convicted Criminals

Lindsay Greenspan, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

In the United States, nobody is above the law. However, President Trump has recently strained the presidential powers to their maximum potential to avoid this initial statement’s application to himself. Trump has recently pardoned or commuted the sentences of eleven criminals. What d...

What Party Does He Belong To Again? – Micheal Bloomberg Feature

Claudia Messina, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

This year’s presidential candidate race has had many surprises. One of the biggest ones being the addition and withdrawal of Michael Bloomberg from the race. Micheal Bloomberg, a 77-year-old billionaire, has had a successful life leading up to this race. He graduated from John Hopkins University an...

What is the Senior Capstone All About?

Will Locklin, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

At Oakton High School, each class does a capstone project that highlights a part of their learning inside or outside the classroom.  Freshman must do the Exhibition Of Learning which requires them to present about a subject of their choosing. It could be about a subject school or a special experience ...

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