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Summer Vacation vs. Climate Change

Emma Dennis, Editorial Board May 31, 2022

As the end of the school year approaches, many families are planning summer getaways to battle the stress that formed over the course of this year. However, with recent climate change findings, some plans...

Abortion Rights Walkout

Abortion Rights Walkout

Tommy Hunter, Editorial Board May 27, 2022

On Monday, May 9th 2022, a large number of Oakton Students walked out of 5th period return to protest the restrictions on women’s reproductive rights. This walkout was incited by the recent draft opinion...

Updates from the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas

Dilara Vural, Staff Writer May 27, 2022

On Tuesday, May 24 an 18-year-old graduated high school student got into Robb grade school in Texas. Nineteen young children and two adults have died during this shooting. The gunman opened fire at Robb...

Bathrooms Locked at Oakton

Tommy Hunter, Editorial Board May 25, 2022

As renovation has expanded, and the school space has increased, many of the new bathrooms have been locked. These closures have forced many students to turn to less bathrooms which has increased crowding. Oakton’s...

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Censorship on journalism in Afghanistan

The Taliban’s response to journalists covering protests
Cameron Arezzo, Staff Writer September 22, 2021

Over the course of two days, there have been 14 confirmed cases of journalists in Afghanistan being detained while covering women’s protests in Kabul. Most of these victims were brutally beaten while...

Texas Abortion Law S.B.8

Olivia Lieberman, Staff Writer September 22, 2021

      Is this perhaps the most controversial law passed in history? The new Texas abortion law, Senate Bill 8, S.B.8 for short, began taking full effect on September 1st. The law states that an abortion,...

A Pep Rally to Remember

A Pep Rally to Remember

Sara Boddie September 22, 2021

About one month into the school year and one month until homecoming, everyone is getting excited for the upcoming festivities that lead up to the dance: the pep rally and football game. This year, the...

How 9/11 affected Arab Americans

How 9/11 affected Arab Americans

Emma Dennis, Editorial Board September 22, 2021

September 11th, 2001 is known as one of the most tragic days in American history. The attack was committed by militants of the Islamic extremist group, the “Al-Qaeda”. Considering that these heinous...

Photography courtesy of Khalid Albaih

How Much is Too Much? – France Extremism Towards Islamophobia

Layla Abshire, Staff Writer September 22, 2021

How would you feel if you were told you couldn't wear what you wanted in public? This is what many Muslim women are currently living through in France. In March of 2021, France, the home of 5.4 million...

Updates On Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

Dilara Vural, Staff Writer September 22, 2021

Now that the Taliban have taken control of Afghanistan, women are in deep danger. “What happens to them now?” is the question everyone is asking and hope to be answered positively.  “The fight...

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Executive order requiring vaccinations for businesses raises more questions than provides clarity

Navigating Covid-19 as businesses return to offices
Reagan OBrien, Staff Writer September 22, 2021

President Biden issued a Presidential executive order for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to create a rule requiring vaccinations for businesses with over 100 employees, but many...

Photography Courtesy of Alexander Krivitskiy

Jennifer Aniston unveils new vegan hair care line, LolaVie

Rania Shah, Editorial Board September 22, 2021

Illuminous actress Jennifer Aniston, who made “The Rachel” one of the 1990s most iconic hairstyles, revealed her hair care secrets with the world. After teasing a new venture known as LolaVie on Instagram...

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