Oakton Outlook

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...

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 mi...

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 r...

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