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Small Business, Big Pandemic

How locally-owned stores are getting by
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....

Croatia’s first earthquake in over a century

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A look into the disaster prevention and recovery efforts
January 17, 2021

Over one hundred years after their last deadly and damaging earthquake, Croatia was struck with a 4.4 magnitude earthquake. According to UNICEF situation reports, 8 people have been killed, 36 injured,...

What the Capital riot means for the new Congress and the Biden administration

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January 14, 2021
The ramifications of Wednesday’s assault on the Capital will no doubt be far-reaching, particularly for the new Congress, already sworn in, and President-Elect Biden, whose inauguration is on the 20th. 

The Future Musicians Club

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Joining this club won’t be ♭
January 14, 2021

While the music and arts are a thriving community at Oakton through band, chorus, and orchestra courses, there hasn’t really been a place for musicians to connect outside of taking a class. Music classes...

United Kingdom Second Lockdown Due to Covid Mutation

January 14, 2021

Hospital Mania The United Kingdom unfortunately received a second wave of the Coronavirus recently. Not only does it have several new characteristics than the previous outbreak, it seems to have brought...

Operation Warp Speed

Why are Covid-19 vaccines being administered so slowly?
January 14, 2021

At this rate, Operation Warp Speed, a partnership led by Vice-President Mike Pence made to combat rising Covid-19 cases in the country, would take 10 years to overtake the unfaltering spread of Covid-19...

New Coronavirus Strains

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How will they affect us?
January 14, 2021

Like any other naturally forming product in this world, the coronavirus is not perfect. Over time, genetic mistakes are bound to be made, leading to new mutations in the virus itself. According to Pfizer,...

Trump Social Media Ban and Investigation

Trump's response when Pence told him that he can't do anything about the votes
January 6, 2021 was a very interesting day in American history.
January 14, 2021

President Donald J Trump was holding a rally outside of the White House. Donald J Trump first said to his crowd, “We will stop the steal!” He continued to say, “We will never give up, we will never...

A timeline of the Capitol riots

How the events of January 6, 2021, transpired In Washington DC
January 13, 2021

On January 6, 2021, rioters stormed the nation's Capitol in DC. Here's a breakdown of how these events transpired. 

The Chronology of the Insurrection

January 13, 2021

“Be there, will be wild." On January 6, several thousands of protestors gathered at Freedom Plaza for the third major protest in D.C. since President Trump lost to Joe Biden in the 2020 election....

December Digital Magazine

December 18, 2020

The horrifying truth about animal testing

November 5, 2020

Animal testing is the horrifying practice with disastrous impacts. It is defined as, “the procedures performed on living animals for purposes of research into diseases and assessing the effectiveness...

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Meet the Staff
Sahithi Jammulamadaka

Hey! My name is Sahithi Jammulamadaka and this is my fourth year on the Oakton Outlook staff and my second year as Editor-in-Chief! I am super involved in politics and government at all levels, making...

Eileen Lincoln
Editorial Board

Hi! My name is Eileen Lincoln, and I am a sophomore here at Oakton! This is my second year in Journalism and my first year as a part of the editorial board. In my free time, I love to bake, play the piano,...

Anna Allred
Staff Writer

Hey! I'm Anna and this is my first year with the Oakton Outlook. I'm a senior, I love to write - news and politics especially - and I'm grateful to be covering all the 2020 madness, even though I wish...

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