Oakton Outlook

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...

FCPS Distance Learning Does Not Go as Planned

FCPS Distance Learning Does Not Go as Planned

Shevany Moharir, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

After a month off from school due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, FCPS students “returned to school” on April 14 through the county’s distance learning program. For high school students, this entails weekly live online classes through Blackboard Collaborate, similar to Zoom, as well as other assig...

Olympics Postponed

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Sitota Mesfin, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

Due to the corona pandemic, not only have schools shut down, stores been closed, and jobs have been lost, but the Olympics have also been postponed. This may not seem as dire compared to the other constraints that have occurred, but it has affected many people out there. This includes future Olympic at...

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 ...

The Significance of Black History Month Feature

February 19, 2020

   Black History Month is an annual celebration of the achievements of significant black figures in history, recognized during the month of February. Around the world, black culture is celebrated through family traditions, studying history, and more rituals to appreciate the culture. This special month...

Democratic Primaries

Alexandra Martschenko, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

The first half of February has seen political tension brewing in the form of the Iowa Caucus and the New Hampshire Primary. After the debacle of the Democratic Iowa Caucus a lot of pressure was riding on the Democrats to have a smooth ride in New Hampshire and for the most part they did. Bernie Sanders ...

2024 Moon Landing: Ambitious or Hopeless?

Elene LIpartiani, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

An ambitious goal set by the Trump Administration last year, numerous people hold skepticisms about NASA’s ability to successfully manage another moon landing by 2024. For the president, this would be an immense triumph in the last year of his second term should he be reelected. NASA meanwhile views...

What The Impeachment Trial Means for Trump

Claudia Messina, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

The past few years with Trump as president have been nothing short of a soap opera. Filled with unexpected twists and turns and drama beyond belief. The current president has insulted and falsely accused several people and taken extremely radical positions on their beliefs. Due to his faulty character, it...

Diamond Princess Cruise Ship Under Quarantine

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Veronica Preaskorn, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Recently, the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship has been in the news due to a coronavirus outbreak. The ship was stopped right outside of Japan. According to CNN, there have been at least 135 people infected, including 24 Americans. The quarantine was set to end on February 19th, but due to dozens of new ...

The Problem With the Iowa Caucus

Eileen Lincoln, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

After the introduction of a disastrous new election system, it was as if nothing else could go worse for Iowa Democrats on February 3rd -  the night of the Iowa caucus. Due to a broken phone app, untested technologies, and a struggle to verify election results, hundreds of officials rushed to count v...

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