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The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

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GPT-4: The New Standard of AI

Julian Otalvaro, Staff Writer | March 31, 2023

Nearly every student, worker and citizen has heard of the most recent breakthrough in artificial intelligence: ChatGPT. With only a few advanced AIs already known to the public, like the image-producing DALL·E 2 and the paraphrasing QuillBot, a new figure...

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Artemis: the Rocket Hard to Miss

Vinisha Cheella, Assistant Copy Editor | December 5, 2022

             On November 16, 2022, the Artemis rocket (a next-generation space capsule) launched from NASA's Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida at 1:47 am. Artemis was sent to the moon. This rocket’s purpose is to see if it can...

November 29, 2022

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TOI-ing with Telescopes

Vinisha Cheella, Assistant Copy Editor | 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 in Spain and Chile, Uliège researchers investigated...

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A Short Circuit to Saving Lives

Elijah Suk, Copy Editor | 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 industry. The People’s Republic of China,...

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Summer Vacation vs. Climate Change

Emma Dennis, Staff Writer | 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 may need to be reconsidered.  Europe is one...

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 primary school - which teaches children aged seven...

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Censorship on journalism in Afghanistan

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 in custody.   Two video journalists named...

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How Much is Too Much? – France Extremism Towards Islamophobia

Layla Abshire, Editor-in-Cheif | 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 Muslims, were in contempt of a bill proposed in the...

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 against terrorism is also a fight for women's rights...

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How the Afghanistan withdrawal could have been handled differently

Tyler Donaldson, Opinion Editor | 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 many Americans agreed with the decision to pull out...

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