Oakton Outlook

Blake Lane Park Shouldn’t Become A School

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editor-in-Chief

May 6, 2019

   As Fairfax County is looking to deal with major overcrowding problems and, one park right next to Oakton looks like it may be a solution. Blake Lane Park which is the largest open space available for public use in the Oakton area and is home to the only off-leash dog park in Providence District...

Sri Lanka Bombings

Sri Lanka Bombings

Nikhil Trivedi, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019

On Easter Sunday, three Christian churches and three luxury hotels were attacked by suicide bombers simultaneously in a series of terrorist attacks. 5 hours later, two more bombs went off in other portions of the small country. The death toll from this horrible act of hatred sits at 253, with well o...

Juniors Combat Finals Week

Juniors Combat Finals Week

Riya Jain, Editorial Board

April 30, 2019

Although it is uncommon in a lot of Fairfax County Public Schools, many AP classes at Oakton High School administer their final exams before AP exams begin. Holding final exams before AP exams forces students to prepare and be ready for the AP exam in addition to the final. As junior year is famously know...

The Heart of Paris in Flames

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sebastian osea

April 30, 2019

   Just recently, on Monday April 15th to be specific, a huge inferno engulfed the Notre-Dame Cathedral in France. The Cathedral, which has major civil and national significance, symbolizes the city of Paris. It is possible the cause of the fire may have something to do with the renovations taking ...

China Refuses to Take United States Trash

Sara Boddie, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019

For more than 25 years, many countries, including the U.S, have been sending enormous amounts of plastic waste to China, rather than recycling it on their own; although in 2017, China passed a policy banning plastic waste from being imported, scheduled to start in January of 2018. It’s called the Nati...

The Sad Lack of Evidence Against Kavanaugh

April 30, 2019

In the new age of social media and the internet, hot topics grow and swell to a bursting point in a very short about of time. A pure example of this is the controversy in which Brett Kavanaugh, the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, was accused of sexually assaulting a woman ...

Protests erupt in Hong Kong

Courtesy of Euronews

Jake Neuffer, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2019

“Step down, Carrie Lam!” shouted protestors, challenging a new plan that would make it easier to extradite suspected criminals to the Chinese mainland, where they could be prosecuted in secretive courts. Carrie Lam, the city’s Chief Executive, remained steadfast. Because of case where a young Tai...

Muller Mayhem

credit- The Federalist

Annabelle Rosse, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

A project two years in the making was finally released last week, causing a frenzy in the capitol. Surely, you know what that project this is. For the longest time, politicians and the public have long awaited the release of the ‘Muller Report,’ which is supposed to detail Russian influence and...

Where the rubber meets the road

Wendy Gao, Editorial Board

April 26, 2019

With former vice president Joe Biden’s announcement early Thursday to join the Democratic race, all eyes are on the Democratic primary. The question of who will emerge as Donald Trump’s challenger lingers in everyone’s mind as the nation holds its breath in anticipation of the upcoming 2020 presiden...

Sri Lanka Attacks

Sri Lanka Attacks

Zoe Sauger, Editorial Board

April 26, 2019

On the 21st of April, 2019, a small island in South Asia, near India was hit with a horrible terrorist attack. This terrorist attack hit Sri Lanka on Easter in multiple locations killing 253 people. The attacks consisted of six suicide bombers who were at three hotels and three churches. These attac...

Notre Dame Donations Spark Anger with Philanthropists

Photo Courtesy of the New York Times

Payton Wozny, Editorial Board

April 26, 2019

With the recent burning of the Notre Dame, a world-famous cathedral in Paris many have quickly organized funds to help with the restoration process. Although it’s a good effort, many argue that there are more pressing issues that this money could fund. According to several reports, over $1 billio...

Crispr Approved for Clinical Trials

Veronica Preaskorn, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

CRISPR was recently cleared for cancer treatment trials. For those who don’t know, CRISPR stands for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat. It’s a genetic engineering tool used to edit base pairs of a gene. It can be used for editing DNA meaning it’s possible to eradicate di...

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