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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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How the Afghanistan withdrawal could have been handled differently

Tyler Donaldson, Staff Writer September 22, 2021

On February 29, 2020 The United States began to pull its forces out of Afghanistan.  This marked the end of a nearly 20 year war, as US Forces were first deployed there on October 7, 2001.  Although...

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Looking Back at 9/11

Kaleb Steele, Staff Writer September 22, 2021

The Plan   In 1996, Khalid Sheik Mohammed met Bin Laden in Tora Bora, Afghanistan, to plot a plan to hijack airplanes and form a massacre in the air. The original plan for them was to target...

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Is Virtual Learning Coming Back?

Oakton High School going back to online school.
Katie Le, Editorial Board September 22, 2021

COVID-19 spread to the United States around March 2020. Cases appeared in every state including Virginia, especially in the NOVA area. In mid-March, FCPS decided to close schools down for two weeks after...

Is it safe to reopen schools?

Dilara Vural
Dilara Vural‌ ‌, Staff Writer May 3, 2021

As more people receive their COVID-19 vaccines, there is hope that school will soon resume normalcy. As a result, the most pressing question these days is whether or not the school is truly safe to reopen....

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