Oakton Outlook

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, Staff Writer

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...

To the Moon and Back

Katie Thompson, Editorial Board

December 14, 2017

Filed under National News, News, Politics, Web exclusive

This past Monday, President Donald Trump announced that NASA’s new goal would be to return NASA astronauts to the moon and then Mars.  The point of this announcement was to “refocus America’s Space program on human exploration...

Virginia goes blue

Ashley Shepard, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Politics

In 2016, November 8 was one of the hardest days of most americans lives. It sent a lot of America into a post-election depression. However this year, for most Virginians November 8 looked quite different. On November 7 Virginia had a gu...

Danica Roem, Attempting to Make History

Ashley Shepard, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017

Filed under Local News, Politics

This November, Danica Roem is hoping to make history as the first openly transgender politician in Virginia. Roem is an American journalist and politician from Northern Virginia. She was born in Prince William County where s...

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