Oakton Outlook

What We Know About the Kashmir Crisis

Connor Maloney, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

   The border between India and Pakistan, particularly the Himalayan region of Kashmir, has been a cause of several conflicts between the two countries since the Partition of British India in 1947. India and Pakistan have f...

What Trump’s Shutdown Means for the Future of American Democracy

Emily Bach, Editor-in-Chief

January 21, 2019

  Throughout the government shutdown, Trump has repeatedly bashed Democratic leaders for their inability to compromise on border security. The shutdown, fueled primarily by Trump’s demands for funding for a border w...

FCPS goes solar

Wendy Gao, Editorial Board

January 18, 2019

In the words of School Board Member Ryan McElveen, “2018 has been the year of the student activist.” While students across Fairfax County procured notable achievements in areas like dress code reform and climate chang...

Uncle Sam wants YOU to vote this election!

Wendy Gao, Editorial Board

October 9, 2018

For the class of 2019 at Oakton, being a senior brings a number of new privileges. Senior privileges entail leaving school five minutes early on Fridays, going to the cafeteria for Cougar Time, standing at the front of the bleach...

Looking Back on the Kavanaugh Hearing

Jacob Rutzick, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh was finally confirmed and sworn in on Saturday, which marks the end of the liberal witch hunt to prevent Kavanaugh from voting on the abortion issue. As this whole process comes to end, it is important to look...


Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2018

   USMCA, the new NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), is the United States Mexico and Canada trade agreement. According to Trump, NAFTA was “the worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere” and turned it into “a...

The Abortion Debate

Jacob Rutzick, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018

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, Editorial Board

April 23, 2018

  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 ...

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