Oakton Outlook

Addition and Subtraction: Presidential Candidate Edition

Claudia Messina, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

With election year rearing its dreadful but inevitable head, The final lineup for presidential candidates is beginning to solidify within each party. Each election season, at least one person joins the race later than others or d...

The Danger of an Impeachment Media Storm

Charlie Williams, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

September 24, 2019-- the fate of American politics was thrown for a loop when President Trump, amid accusations of attempting to investigate a potential rival in the 2020 election, released declassified transcripts of his conversation ...

Should American Citizens Consider Age in the 2020 Election?

Kinsey Clements, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

Throughout the very controversial 2020 presidential campaign, debates over many different issues have arisen among the Democrats and Republicans. One dispute in particular is over Democratcic presidential front-runner, Joe Biden’s, ol...

The Race to Presidency

September 16, 2019

As many people know, this upcoming year has some very significant events going on: it's an election year. But before a president can be elected, all parties must elect their candidates. Which brings us to today's current events, t...

Why some students decided to take a seat when it comes to the pledge of allegiance.

Nour Al-kaaby, Staff Writer

September 15, 2019

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. The truth is, you have probably heard that sentence hundreds of times in your life, but have you ever stopped to think about what you are truly pledging to? Every...

Trump’s Visit to the United Kingdom

Connor Maloney, Staff Writer

June 4, 2019

   This past weekend, Donald Trump visited the United Kingdom and met with several of the countries prominent political figures, most notably the Queen and holding a news conference with the country’s Prime Minister, Theresa May. In...

The Dangers of Pro-Choice “Armchair Activism”

Emily Bach, Editor-in-Chief

May 19, 2019

When Alabama passed the nation’s most restrictive abortion ban in decades, it was almost impossible to miss the outrage on social media. Colorful pro-choice illustrations emerged in almost every corner of the internet, ...

This is the sixth extinction

Wendy Gao, Editorial Board

May 12, 2019

This past Monday, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) released their global assessment on the current ecological state. In their report, the committee of scientists reveal...

A Case for Compassion: The Movement Against Solitary Confinement

Emily Bach, Editor-in-Chief

May 6, 2019

Around 80,000 people in the United States are currently trapped in a room no larger than 10 feet long. For reference, that’s only a little bit larger than Oakton’s bathroom stalls. Many of them haven’t seen another p...

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