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The show must go on

Ashley Stewart

October 30, 2020

Oakton theatre is known for its fantastic fall shows, put on by drama three and four students. These shows take hours of rehearsals and hard work from the cast and the crew. But now in a time of uncertainty, how is Oakton Theatre adapting to create amazing shows within a pandemic?  This year Oa...

The last presidential debate in a nutshell

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Tommy Hunter and Anna Allred

October 25, 2020

The final presidential debate of this election season was held on Thursday, and almost all of America was watching. In an election year of unprecedented vitriol, the first debate marked a low point for both civility and content. However, measures taken by the Commission on Presidential Debates helped ...

Oakton Student Sarah Naidich wins Doodle for Google at state level

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Haley Longfellow, Editorial Board

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 contestants is huge; the prospect of earning recognition as well as perks such as scholarship money...

Has Russia really found the first coronavirus vaccine?

Dilara Vural, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, recently announced that Russian scientists developed a COVID-19 vaccine and that would make Russia the first to approve an experimental vaccine for the virus. However, some experts are questioning the effectiveness of the vaccine since it has only been tested on a few...

Presidential election review

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Anna Allred, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

The 2020 Presidential Election is only two weeks away, and it’s shaping up to be contentious. Today we’re taking an in-depth look at the polling to see who’s likely to come out on top. Polling Overview: Biden is ahead in most reputable national polls. RealClearPolitics (RCP) has him up 8.9 point...

Down, set, sanitize: high school football in the time of Corona

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Veronica Preaskorn, Editorial Board

October 20, 2020

The arrival of Covid-19 in the states and the beginning of quarantine has inarguably had lasting effects. As the “new normal” is still being defined and reassimilation to the old normal is being attempted, many old activities are being brought back but with small precautions. One of those activities in the ...

Why is Netflix being sued over the movie Cuties?

Lucy Holt, Staff Writer

October 19, 2020

On October 8, a Texas grand jury indicted the film Cuties, which was first put on Netflix in September. Netflix was charged with the promotion of lewd visual material, depicting a child while appealing to inappropriate interest in children. Back in early September, the public eye was drawn to Cuties after Netf...

The Climate Change Clock

Addison Becker, Staff Writer

October 19, 2020

7 years left? Started in 2019 by Gan Golin and Andrew Boyd, The Climate Clock is an art piece showing the countdown until anthropogenic activities, such as burning fossil fuels, have caused irreversible effects on the climate. According to the Climate Clock organization’s website, the countdown is a phy...

The craze for doggos

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Harriet Limkin, Staff Writer

October 19, 2020

Have you always wanted to adopt a dog, but never gotten around to it? Now may be the best opportunity you’ll have to adopt and train a puppy. This requires a lot of patience and time, and due to Covid-19, more and more people have the chance to raise a dog without having to leave them throughout the da...

Why the 2020 NBA Finals saw the worst ratings in history

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Viraj Khetan, Staff Writer

October 18, 2020

On March 11, 2020, Oklahoma City fans were eager to watch All-Star Chris Paul and the Thunder match up against the Utah Jazz and their polished duo of Donavan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert. But shortly after players started warming up at Chesapeake Energy Arena, a message on the Jumbotron screen declared...

Life on Venus: Is it possible?

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Serena Hirani, Staff Writer

October 17, 2020

  The possibility of life in our own solar system has always been associated with Mars. However, last month another planet may have joined the club. The detection of Phosphine in atmospheric clouds of Venus has raised some questions about how it got there. What is Phosphine? Phosphine is a ...

The effectiveness of different masks

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Artin Saadat, Staff Writer

October 15, 2020

With the ever increasing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an abundance of different masks to choose from. So, which type is most effective?    Surgical masks Surgical masks are loose-fitting, fluid resistant, single use masks made of a thin, paper-like material. They are designed to bl...

Meet the Staff
Shevany Moharir
Editorial Board

Hi! I'm Shevany and I'm a senior at Oakton High School. This is my second year writing for the Oakton Outlook and I'm super excited to be an editor this year! I mostly like writing A&E and Oakton news,...

Katie Le
Staff Writer

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.

Aubrey Leverett
Staff Writer

What's Up! I'm Aubrey and I'm so excited to be a first year staff writer. I'm also a freshman so its my first year at Oakton too. I love writing about sports(especially baseball) and politics. Besides...

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