Oakton Outlook

The Abortion Debate

Jacob Rutzick, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Politics

pexels.com Abortion is a very hot topic in the modern political sphere. Some people will say abortion should be acceptable at any point during a pregnancy. This is the official position in the democratic political platform, and it is disturbing. Abo...

First-hand account of the March for Our Lives

aubrey harrell, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018

Filed under National News, Politics

  On March 24, thousands from all over the United States came together in Washington DC to take a stand against gun violence. As of late, I have come to the realization that my peers and I are highly capable of making ...

March for our Lives

Ashley Shepard, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018

Filed under Events, Feature, Politics

On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives took to the streets of Washington DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools. Student...

Nukes aren’t terrible

Jake Neuffer, Editorial Board Member

March 23, 2018

Filed under Politics, Uncategorized

The threat of nuclear war hasn’t been so prominent in the national consciousness since the fall of the Berlin Wall. But Donald Trump’s tweet, where he cleverly uses the threat of nuclear war to imply that Kim Jong Un has ...

Trump fires Tillerson

Trump fires Tillerson

March 23, 2018

Czar of the NRA

Ashley Shepard, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Politics

A day after the Parkland Shooting, the CEO of the National Rifle Association (NRA), Wayne LaPierre, has already turned this tragedy into a way to pit the american people against one another. In his statement, LaPierre began to sland...

Are School Lock down Drills Effective

Aubrey Harrell, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Politics

None of us are strangers to school drills. Since kindergarten, the protocols designed to protect us in event of immense danger have been ingrained into our heads. In light of recent events in Parkland, Florida however, drills, more s...

Students in the Spotlight

Clare Sparling, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018

Filed under National News, Oakton News, Oakton students, Politics

The deadly shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School has shaken the nation to its core. Yet despite the horrors that have occurred, the students of Stoneman Douglas have risen up in the face of adversity and are ready to tackle the issue of gun control. Students such as Emma Gonzale...

Government Shutdown

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editorial Board

January 25, 2018

Filed under National News, Politics

Congress brought an end to the three-day government shutdown on Monday, January 21st as Democrats of the Senate scrambled to fund a short-term spending bill to fund government operations without addressing the fate of the youn...

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