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Is it safe to reopen schools?

Dilara Vural
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....

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Overview and Review

Do Marvel productions ever miss?
Aubrey Leverett, Staff Writer April 29, 2021

While March 19th marked the beginning of yet another TV show hit, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the almost buddy cop show came to a close the morning of April 23rd. With WandaVision slipping to...

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...

Top 10 NFL Draft Prospects Heading into Draft Night

Top 10 NFL Draft Prospects Heading into Draft Night

Nathan Henriques, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

This year’s draft is stacked, but who’s the best of the best? The NFL 2021 Draft class is absolutely stacked with talent. This year’s class may be the best in the past decade. There are several...

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NBA Playoffs Predictions

With the season coming to a close, it’s time to look at the Playoff bracket!
Kaleb Steele, Staff Writer April 27, 2021

The NBA Playoffs is a four round, seven games series per round. The team first to four wins, wins the series. Seeds 7th - 10th in each conference participate in a play in tournament. The tournament was...

MLB opening day of the 2021 season, and here’s what we know.

Aubrey Leverett, Staff Writer April 15, 2021

As the nation tumbles through 2021, Major League Baseball finds its way back, just as in previous years. Spring training has come to a close, bringing out baseball fans around the country. Opening Day...

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Stranded with no way home

Australia’s strict travel ban has left thousands of Australian citizens stuck in a foreign country for over a year.
April 15, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has been hard on everyone, but imagine being stuck in a foreign country, far away from friends and family, with no way to get back? This is the problem that 40,000 Australians have...

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Culturize, commercialize, and watch religion walk out the door

The downfall of religiously prominent holidays in the United States
Portia Dai, Staff Writer April 15, 2021

When you think of holidays, what are some of the first ones that come to mind? Most likely Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, the difference between Thanksgiving and Christmas is that Christmas is a...

Who is the Best Men's Basketball Tournament Champion in the past decade?

Who is the Best Men’s Basketball Tournament Champion in the past decade?

Nathan Henriques, Staff Writer April 15, 2021

Over the past decade there has only been a few completely dominant champs but who’s the best? Over the last ten years, there have been years when the champ scraps by each game by an inch such as the...

The cost of living

The big problem in our healthcare system
Ashley Stewart April 15, 2021

Did you know that the United States is the only industrialized country that does not have universal healthcare? We spend around 3.5 trillion dollars on healthcare, which is twice the average other developed...

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2021 NBA Draft Predictions

It’s time to take a look at the NBA Draft board.
April 14, 2021

The 2021 NBA draft will be taking place on July 29, 2021.  The draft is a one night, nationally broadcasted event that consists of two rounds, sixty picks total. The first 14 draft picks are determined...

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How cats are more powerful than they are perceived to be

Alicia Ernst, Staff Writer April 13, 2021

Since a time when ancient people roamed the world, cats have been worshipped for their strong spiritual aura. The most prominent civilization in which we see this is ancient Egypt, whose religion had several...

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Lucy Holt
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Hi, my name is Lucy. I'm a junior and this is my first year in journalism! I'm excited to be a part of the Oakton Outlook and write about all the topics, specifically current news and A&E. For as long...

Viraj Khetan
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Hey, I'm Viraj! I'm a senior at Oakton, and this is my first year as a staff member for the Outlook. I enjoy following the world of sports, politics and health. I write articles for a sports website, and...

Portia Dai
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Hi! My name is Portia and this is my third year as a staff writer. The topics that I enjoy writing about include Oakton news as well as the occasional news/politics and A&E story. Aside from the Outlook,...

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