The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook


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Hypocrisy In The House Of Representatives?

TJ Parrillo, Staff Writer | October 6, 2023

On September 10th of this year, one of the strangest things to happen to a United States representative occurred. Lauren Boebert, a Colorado representative, was found in the audience of an all-ages performance of the play  Beetlejuice. Don't worry, that's...

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Keeping Track | Former President Trump’s Indictments

Emma Dennis, Staff Writer | September 21, 2023

Former President Donald Trump, no stranger to controversy, has dominated American politics for the better part of a decade. He now finds himself facing several indictments that are honestly hard to keep up with. The mere mention of Trump's name invokes...

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The Tennessee Three: Nashville and Democracy

Julian Otalvaro, Staff Writer | May 3, 2023

It's been well over a month since the latest addition to the United States' saga of shootings. On March 27th, a Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee was infiltrated by a graduate of the academy, resulting in the deaths of three 9-year-old...

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Censorship on journalism in Afghanistan

Cameron Arezzo, Staff Writer | September 22, 2021

Over the course of two days, there have been 14 confirmed cases of journalists in Afghanistan being detained while covering women’s protests in Kabul. Most of these victims were brutally beaten while in custody.   Two video journalists named...

Texas Abortion Law S.B.8

Olivia Lieberman, Editor-in-Chief | September 22, 2021

      Is this perhaps the most controversial law passed in history? The new Texas abortion law, Senate Bill 8, S.B.8 for short, began taking full effect on September 1st. The law states that an abortion, after the sixth week of pregnancy, will be considered...

The funeral of Prince Philip: A lookback on the life and role of the Royal Consort

Lorne Fowler, Staff Writer | April 29, 2021

On April 17th, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and the Royal Consort to Elizabeth II, was laid to rest in St. George’s Chapel. This was following his passing on April 9th, where he had passed away at the age of 99. Prince Philip had served as the longest...

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North Korea To Withdraw from the Olympics

Anna Allred, Staff Writer | April 15, 2021
Last Tuesday, North Korea announced that it wouldn’t be participating in the Tokyo Olympics scheduled for later this summer. Concerns over coronavirus have already caused a record delay of the Olympics, which have previously only been canceled during world wars, but North Korea is the first country to withdraw completely. 

The new voting law passed in Georgia

Eileen Lincoln, Editor in Chief | April 15, 2021

This quote, stated by President Joe Biden, revolves around the new voting restrictions pushed through the Georgia legislature on March 18th, only weeks ago. Despite its denunciation from Democrats and voting groups throughout the nation, this proposed...

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Stranded with no way home

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 been facing amid the extreme regulations and flight...

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The Rise and Fall of Neera Tanden

Anna Allred, Staff Writer | March 16, 2021

Neera Tanden, President Joe Biden’s pick for the Office of Management and Budget, faced fierce opposition from a crucial handful of senators across the political spectrum as she tried to navigate her way towards confirmation, and it proved deadly. Although...

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Supreme Court denies Trump’s motion to block the release of tax returns.

Thomas Hunter, Staff Writer | March 10, 2021

Last week the Supreme Court ruled for the release of former president Donald Trump's tax returns to Manhattan's District Attorney. This is a massive blow to Trump as he has been adamantly against his financial documents' release. The release of these...

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Moving Forward

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 seems more attainable, and hope for a stronger...

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