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Moving Forward

Hope for unity of the nation following a successful Inauguration Day
Payton Wozny, Editor-In-Chief January 21, 2021

The polarization of the nation became more evident than ever following the breach of the Capitol Building on Jan 6 and the anticipation of Biden’s Inauguration, however, following Inauguration Day, unity...

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The problem with cancel culture

Nour Alkaaby, Staff writer January 18, 2021

Cancel culture is a social practice in which one is renounced by a social group for one's past or current wrongdoings. Typically celebrities or internet creators are the ones being canceled, but it isn’t...

Playboi Carti’s, Whole Lotta Red. Trash or Not?

Playboi Carti dropped is highly anticipated album Whole Lotta Red, and we're here to go over the timeline.
Aubrey Leverett, Staff Writer January 14, 2021

April 14, 2017. That was the date that Atlanta based rapper Jordan Carter, aka Playboi Carti, released his first album. Following the release of the album, named after Playboi Carti himself, Carti dropped...

Is The 'Tampon Tax' and argument of gender inequality or economics?

Is The ‘Tampon Tax’ and argument of gender inequality or economics?

The 'tampon tax' has been abolished from the United Kingdom... what about the United States?
Zoe Sauger, Editor-In-Chief January 14, 2021

Over the centuries women have fought long and hard to omit gender inequalities in every aspect of our lives. The suffragette movement brought about the right to vote, one of the biggest achievements for...

Why the United States needs a second lockdown

As COVID-19 cases hit record-high numbers, will a second lockdown be necessary?
Eileen Lincoln, Editorial Board January 14, 2021

As of the start of 2021, the United States has reached over 20 million COVID-19 cases. In less than a year, the country has had over 360,000 deaths, solely due to the virus itself. Right now the virus...

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Review of The Midnight Sky

Shevany Moharir, Editorial Board January 14, 2021

In 2049, Earth is overcome by a natural disaster leaving toxic radiation on its surface and forcing the entire human population to evacuate immediately. Scientist Augustine Lofthouse (George Clooney),...

Trump's response when Pence told him that he can't do anything about the votes

Trump Social Media Ban and Investigation

January 6, 2021 was a very interesting day in American history.
Kaleb Steele, Staff Writer January 14, 2021

President Donald J Trump was holding a rally outside of the White House. Donald J Trump first said to his crowd, “We will stop the steal!” He continued to say, “We will never give up, we will never...

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Donald Trump must be removed from office.

Congress must act quickly to preserve American democracy
Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editor-in-Chief January 7, 2021

Last night was a dark time in America. It was a level of grief and shame that no one in the country nor in the world ever thought America would stoop to. Anarchists and domestic terrorists stormed the...

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Did the Wizards make the right decision?

Analyzing the benefits of Westbrook joining Washington
Viraj Khetan, Staff Writer December 7, 2020

On December 2nd, 2020, the Houston Rockets traded Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards for John Wall and a 1st round pick. Wall spent his entire 10-year career with Washington, earning 5 All-Star...

How COVID has affected the college application process

Lorne Fowler, Staff Writer November 3, 2020

  photo courtesy of Dan Dimmock   As the school year started, myself, along with the rest of my fellow seniors, likely had or just began the process of applying to our universities....

The Electoral College is flawed and outdated

The Electoral College is flawed and outdated

It needs to be replaced
Artin Saadat, Staff Writer November 2, 2020

The Electoral College mechanism has been in practice since the inception of the United States; however, it has not lacked its critics over the years. With the 2020 election upon us, it is more pressing...

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Meet the Staff
Sara Boddie
Editorial Board

Hi! This is Sara Boddie, a junior at Oakton High School. This is my third year in journalism, and my first year as Copy Editor. I enjoy writing about music, current events, and politics. I am on the Oakton...

Harriet Limkin
Staff Writer

My name is Harriet and I'm a sophomore. This is my first year in journalism. I have played the piano since I was 5 years old. I also love to bake and cook, as well as biking and running. One fun fact about...

Lucy Holt
Staff Writer

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...

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