Oakton Outlook

November 29, 2022

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An Endless Stream of Incidents

Gun Violence Tragedy At UVA Charlottesville
Meher Nalwala, Staff Writer November 22, 2022

Tragedy struck the University of Virginia Charlottesville campus on November 13th after a school field trip. A student by the name of Christopher Darnell Jones Jr, shot several students leaving three dead...

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Twitter and Musk, the Big Adjust

Vinisha Cheella, Staff Writer November 22, 2022

On October 28, 2022, Elon Musk officially bought Twitter for 44 billion dollars. Musk is now known as the richest man on Earth and the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX. Now, he is also known as the CEO of Twitter,...

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Out with the Old: James Webb Telescope

What is the hype behind the new and mysterious James Webb Telescope?
Clare Lincoln, Staff Writer September 18, 2022

What is the James Webb Telescope? The James Webb Telescope has recently been spoken about all over the news, but what exactly is it and how does it work? To begin, the telescope is about as tall as a...

The Fault in Our School

Madeline Sullo and Madeline Deppe September 17, 2022

Oakton’s Current Hall Pass Policy             The current hall-pass policy at Oakton has been the subject of much controversy. While it is clearly more strict than previous years, there are many...

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Covid, Monkeypox? Guess again

The possible Polio outbreak and the effects it could have
Hannah Romero, Staff writer September 16, 2022

What is Polio and when did it first originate? One of the most deadly and infectious diseases to ever hit the U.S, Polio may be back. Though it was thought to have been eradicated around forty years...

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Two Years Till Now

The Legacy of January 6th and Current Trump News
Meher Nalwala, Staff Writer September 16, 2022

January 6th 2021. On this day in history, Trump claimed the opposite of what was concluded by congress and the voting process, prompting hundreds of his supporters to barrel down to the capitol to “fight...

Photo by Vinisha Cheella

TOI-ing with Telescopes

Vinisha Cheella, Author September 16, 2022

On September 7, 2022, a new exoplanet (now named LP 890-9b) was discovered by NASA's satellite. LP 890-9b is estimated to be 30% larger than Earth and orbits the sun in 2.7 days. Utilizing Speculoos telescopes...

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A Short Circuit to Saving Lives

How Computer Chips Prevent an Invasion of Taiwan
Elijah Suk, Staff Writer September 16, 2022

The sovereignty of Taiwan is a heavily contested topic. But ever since its inception in 1949, many of the world’s countries have become reliant on Taiwanese industries, especially the microchip production...

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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, Editor-In-Chief 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...

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