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Oakton Outlook

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First Lady Jill Fights for the Bills

Vinisha Cheella, Assistant Copy Editor | September 21, 2023

Race for Research

Madeline Deppe, Staff Writer | September 21, 2023

     On October 21st, Children's National Hospital is holding a 5k race to raise money for research at Freedom Plaza in Washington D.C. For over ten years, the hospital has been hosting this 5k race in person and virtually in hopes of raising more...

Is it safe to reopen schools?

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. And the answer is yes, but only if proper safety...

Gun Violence in D.C.

April 29, 2021

D.C’s 51 homicides at this time of year represent a 34% spike from last year’s number. In 2020, the final number of killings surpassed the previous year’s number - 166 - which is the city's highest since 2008. Gun violence is on the rise again at...

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Teens Eligible to Receive Vaccines Starting April 18th

Max Dolinh, Staff Writer | April 15, 2021

Vaccine season is in full swing this April thanks to more orders of doses by the Biden administration. While your parents and/or grandparents might have already received a dose or two, it’s possible that you still haven’t yet unless you’re an at-risk...

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The Truth About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Veronica Preaskorn, Editor in Chief | April 15, 2021

While the number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 grows, so does the number of questions. How does the vaccine actually work? Does everyone still have to wear a mask? Does the vaccine prevent you from getting sick? Vaccine Vaccines work by...

A Brood Like No Other: X

April 15, 2021

In early to mid-May, billions of cicadas will emerge from the ground, filling the air with buzz. With their black bodies, long wings, and red eyes, Brood X cicadas are the largest of the periodical cicadas. Generations under the age of seventeen have...

Why Everyone Should Take The Race IAT at Least Once in Their Life

Claudia Messina, Editor in Chief | March 9, 2021

This summer citizens across the world witnessed and participated in a powerful demonstration of civil rights in America. The Black Lives Matter Movement inspired many people of this country and called for immediate reform of several institutions to make...

Small Business, Big Pandemic

Charlie Williams, Editorial Board | 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. These local businesses, so long acting as the...

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

Anna Allred, Staff Writer | 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. 

A timeline of the Capitol riots

Addison Becker, Staff Writer | January 13, 2021

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

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