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Local student donates hundreds of stuffed animals to charity

Local student donates hundreds of stuffed animals to charity

Sam Rutzick
February 10, 2016
Filed under Local News, News, Web exclusive

Everyone at school has, at some time or another, seen the massive pile of teddy bears stuffed into the display case at the end of the main hallway. It's an interesting little tidbit, that has now disappeared from the school. The display case lies empty, and the stuffed animals are gone. Yet how and why...

FCPS students and parents coalesce in support of a fully funded budget

FCPS students and parents coalesce in support of a fully funded budget

Nina Jacobs
February 10, 2016
Filed under Local News, News, Web exclusive

On Thursday February 4, the FCPS School Board held a public hearing with regard to the proposed 2016-17 budget. Nearly two hundred supporters of this budget came out to have their voices heard at a meeting spanning four and a half hours. Anyone who wished to speak was required to register beforehan...

It’s as easy as ABC… or is it?

It’s as easy as ABC… or is it?

Aidan Kuester
February 8, 2016
Filed under National News, News

This past Saturday saw witness to what may end up being the most legendary SNAFU in the 2016 election so far. While this year has been no stranger to comedic moments, from the Sarah Palin endorsement speech to Jim Webb's slightly creepy statement on killing an NVA soldier, the opening to the last Republican...

Zika virus outbreak

Zika virus outbreak

Ishika Jain
February 8, 2016
Filed under News, Web exclusive, World News

Brazil has reported to find the first virus outbreak transferred through blood transfusion. The Zika Virus was first found in a man that was infected after he was given blood while being treated for gunshot wounds.  In most cases, the Zika Virus is transferred through mosquitoes, but in some cases it...

It’s Always Sunny in Fairfax County Pt 2

It’s Always Sunny in Fairfax County Pt 2

aliciakay
January 29, 2016
Filed under Feature, Local News, News, Web exclusive

Casey Grage, senior at James Madison High School, and the rest of the JMHS Students for Environmental Action Club (SEA Club) took the school board meeting by sunny storm. The School Board meeting at Luther Jackson Middle School on Thursday, January 21st was addressing a new cooling system at Irving...

Locked-In

Locked-In

Maddie Sheifer
January 28, 2016
Filed under Feature, News, Sports

After both the boys and girls varsity swim and dive teams came out victorious in their meets against Chantilly last Friday evening, the team participated in one of their most sacred events of the season. The Oakton Swim and Dive team is the only sports team at Oakton to be allowed to host a lock-in event....

Snowzilla: How to drive safely

Snowzilla: How to drive safely

Morgan Cooper
January 27, 2016
Filed under News, Web exclusive

As our “snowzilla” traps us in our homes, one of the largest reasons for schools to close is the potential for students to get into car accidents considering the fact that we are all inexperienced drivers. Even if you have been driving for over a year, there is still too much risk for serious acci...

Snowzilla Breaks Snowfall Records in Many Cities

Snowzilla Breaks Snowfall Records in Many Cities

Lindsey Katsaros
January 27, 2016
Filed under News, Web exclusive

The first signs of snow began on Wednesday, January 20. One inch of snow fell during rush hour, and caused major traffic delays. Everybody had been so focused on the blizzard that was starting on Friday, so the roads were not prepared for snow on Wednesday night. The inch that fell on the roads quickly...

2016 State of the Union Address Overview

2016 State of the Union Address Overview

aliciakay
January 20, 2016
Filed under News, Web exclusive

At the 2016 State of the Union Obama addressed four key questions For those who missed the live stream, the Outlook staff has created a handy overview of those four questions and President Obama's answers and future plans. 1. How do we give everyone a fair shot at opportunity and security in this...

Winning Big: Powerball gives out biggest jackpot in history

Winning Big: Powerball gives out biggest jackpot in history

Victoria Grimm
January 20, 2016
Filed under News

Breaking the world record for the largest jackpot off all time, the American lottery game Powerball has given away $1.6 billion to three winners in Tennessee, California, and Florida. Tickets were sold in 44 states including D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. However, the six remaining states weren't...

Al Jazeera AmeriCAN’T: Daugther company of international media conglomerate, Al Jazeera News, forced to close amid controversy, low ratings

Al Jazeera AmeriCAN’T: Daugther company of international media conglomerate, Al Jazeera News, forced to close amid controversy, low ratings

Ethan Sullivan
January 20, 2016
Filed under News, Web exclusive

Al Jazeera America, the New York City-based news network, announced on Wednesday that it will end its operations for good on Apr. 30, 2016. For Al Jazeera America (also referred to as AJAM), this closure only marks the end of a series of intense controversies which have rocked their agency over the...

President Obama’s executive action on gun control

President Obama’s executive action on gun control

Rebecca Woodhouse
January 11, 2016
Filed under News, Web exclusive

The problem of gun violence and mass killings has been a pressing issue in the past couple of years. When defining mass killings as cases with four or more victims, there have been more than 200 mass killings since 2006 in the U.S. according to USA Today. The most recent case was on Dec. 2, 2015 with the...

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