The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

Graduation 2021

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 school year begins to wind down; graduation. While...

Sans Senior Year

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. How could anyone have foreseen the magnitude of which...

Small Business, Big Pandemic

Charlie Williams, Editorial Board | January 19, 2021

  Image courtesy of Mike Petrucci on Unsplash The start of COVID-19 saw a multitude of closures, from schools to workplaces, sweep through America, and no industry was hit harder than small businesses. These local businesses, so long acting as the...

FOCO: What happened, and what can we learn from it?

Charlie Williams, Editorial Board | November 1, 2020

  Two weeks ago, certain Oakton students-- all of whom will remain anonymous-- got together for a belated homecoming event, aptly dubbed FOCO-- Fake Homecoming. They congregated outside for maskless photos, which would later be posted to their...

Reinventing Normalcy: Ways that Parents can Prepare for the Strangest Halloween Ever

Charlie Williams, Editorial Board | October 20, 2020

Image courtesy of David Menidrey on Unsplash   A year ago, the idea of having to plan for a socially-distant Halloween could have been laughed off as silly. Now, half a year into a pandemic that has claimed the lives of 215,000 Americans, parents...

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