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Questioning ‘Out of Shadows’

Questioning 'Out of Shadows'

Payton Wozny, Editorial Board

June 11, 2020

Out of Shadows, a documentary on Youtube, released in April 2020 has sparked some conversation about the integrity and influence of media consumption on Americans. Personally, I’ve heard from many peers about their trust in this information and eye-opening experience this documentary has given the...

States reopening: Will it be okay?

Grace Park, Staff Writer

May 23, 2020

   As of Friday in Alabama, people are allowed to go to a nail salon. In California, people are swimming at the beach. There are many states that are reopening public facilities. But the question is, is it okay to reopen this soon?    On Saturday, March 16th, Bibechana Pandey (9) went to Burk...

Who Really Should Have Won Survivor

Claudia Messina, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

Season 40 of Survivor began airing on TV on February 12th of 2020. This season brought together the winners of seasons past to determine the true survivor. Survivor began airing in 2000 with Jeff Probst as its host. Probst has been hosting Survivor since its beginning and has seen how players react to certa...

What The Coronavirus Pandemic Can Teach Us About Our Environment

Eileen Lincoln, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

In the four months since COVID-19 first spread beyond China’s borders and throughout the entire world, almost everyone on the planet has been affected by the virus. With millions of individuals forced to isolate in their homes, the global economy at its lowest point in centuries, and with thousand...

The Cure For “Quarantine Craze”

Claudia Messina, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

When school was canceled on Friday, March 13th, students across FCPS rejoiced at the fact that they could escape their stressful everyday life even if it would only be one day. Several people made plans with their friends for that Friday, treating it like the break everyone needed and deserved from t...

Is Trump Fit to be President During This Unprecedented Time?

Is Trump Fit to be President During This Unprecedented Time?

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editor-in-Chief

April 3, 2020

   As the number of coronavirus cases in the world hits one million, and the death toll surpasses 50,000 more and more people are fearful of the global condition of the world. At the forefront of this crisis is the United States, which as of April 2nd has over 245,000 cases. Cases are increasing by ...

Why Bernie Won’t Work

Payton Wozny, Editorial Board

February 21, 2020

   Bernie Sanders has been gaining a lot of attention in the Democratic debate and has been leading in the polls as of the Feb. 19 debate in Las Vegas. His strong, liberal-appealing views, may seem to be the solution for the half of the country that has been unsatisfied and frustrated for the last fou...

The Real Cost of Prom

The Real Cost of Prom

Sameeha Khan, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

 Prom: an American rite of passage. Though it is only February, Oakton students have already begun planning what is supposed to be an evening of a lifetime. Prom groups, prom dates, prom dresses, prom shoes: the list goes on. But for many, prom is more than just an elaborate school tradition, it is a...

I Did Not Love P.S. I Still Love You

I Did Not Love P.S. I Still Love You

Shevany Moharir, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

On February 12, Netflix released a sequel to the extremely popular romantic comedy film To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, just in time for Valentine’s day. P.S. I Still Love You is the second installment in the franchise, based on the books of the same name by Jenny Han. The film picks up after the event...

In Order to Teach Black History, We Need to Rethink Teaching History Itself

February 12, 2020

As a senior at Oakton, I’ve listened to Martin Luther King’s speech on Washington four times in AP history courses, but I never learned that his true message was one of economic revolution for wealth redistribution. I’ve learned about the Black Panthers as a “radical revolutionary group”, but nev...

A sustainable future in Davos?

Wendy Gao, Editorial Board

January 24, 2020

Amidst the tumult of the Senate impeachment trials occurring on the Hill in real-time, President Donald Trump is far from Washington, D.C. as 50 Senators preside as jurors to decide the fate of his presidency. While all American eyes are on the Senate floor, environmentalists and climate activists have thei...

Speaking (youth) truth to power

Wendy Gao, Editorial Board

January 24, 2020

At the close of business on New Year’s Eve, Newseum visitors found their way to the exits of the museum, and staff members began to shut down exhibits - as they had done for 11 years. Only this time, the Newseum would not open the following morning. The glass doors of the Newseum closed for the l...

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