Oakton Outlook

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...

A letter to the Russo brothers

Wendy Gao, Editorial Board

April 26, 2019

Dear Russo brothers, It is the day of the Avengers: Endgame premiere, and I must say congratulations. Congratulations on successfully creating the biggest media franchise and superhero universe to ever hit the box office. It’s been quite amazing - watching the development of the Marvel Cinematic...

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...

The Lost Generation: Remembering 9/11 in the Face of Islamophobia

Emily Bach, Editor-in-Chief

April 15, 2019

  Of the people that will likely read this article, none were old enough to remember 9/11. None of us fully understand the terror that struck the hearts of Americans when the towers fell or when the streets filled with rubble and dust. We weren’t alive to mourn the thousands that lost their...

Spring Break Destinations

Portia Dai, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

Spring break is coming up and it seems like everyone is spending it somewhere fun. Here are some places you could go to enjoy your break. Beaches always seem to be a prime destination and from the west coast to the east coast, some popular ones are Manele Bay in Hawaii, Clearwater Beach in Florida,...

The Stressful Break

April 11, 2019

Although high school experiences can vary tremendously from student to student, something nearly everyone experiences is the copious amount of stress. With trying to stay on top of all the assigned homework to cramming for the test next period, high school takes a toll on all of its students. In addi...

Misrepresentation of the past, present, and future

Emily Richardson, Editorial Board

April 11, 2019

This is a call-out. A call-out to my United States history textbook and its utter lack of inclusionary history. You have a lot of nerve to produce a 1000 page textbook and only mention gay and lesbian individuals once, in passing and in reference to the apparently sexually devious lives they led in the cit...

Overachieving syndrome in the culture of Varsity Blues

Ashleigh Tain, Editor-in-Chief

March 19, 2019

The recent USC College Scandal has been bouncing off of every news headline and online publication in the emerging conversation of elitist privilege and the perceptions of education and success. It is within these narratives that a linear train of thought elucidates, one that is adopted by parents who seek optimal success for their children. It is perceived that ...

Joe Biden Should Not Run for President

Courtesy of USA Today

Jake Neuffer, Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2019

Joe Biden has not announced candidacy, but it sure looks like he will in the coming weeks. At a speech, crowd members chanted, “Run Joe run!,” to which he responded, "Save it a little longer; I may need it in a few weeks.” But Joe Biden should not run for President. Joe Biden is the opposite of what th...

Can you buy your way into college?

Can you buy your way into college?

Courtney Te, Editorial Board, Publicity Manager

March 13, 2019

In the midst of college admission season comes the question of the role of meritocracy in the process. While all colleges claim that their admissions department is fair and fully based on wholistic review (let's be honest, there's no real college who would say otherwise), there have been numerous cases...

Breakfast On-The-Go

Breakfast On-The-Go

Haley Longfellow, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019

Sitting down and having a healthy breakfast is only a dream for many sleepy students. Tired from pushing through homework assignments late at night, many of us choose to wait until the last possible second in the morning to hop out of bed, frantically get dressed, and grab a granola bar before dashi...

What Is The Anti-Vax Movement and Why Is It So Dangerous

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2019

   On Jan. 25, 2019 the governor in Washington declared a state of emergency because of the resurgence of measles, and at the time there were fifty-five cases and the number has risen to seventy-seven. One common point between 90% of the cases is that they're unvaccinated children under 10 years old. So...

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