Oakton Outlook

Are School Lock down Drills Effective

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board

February 23, 2018

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

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, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2018

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 Member

December 14, 2017

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

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

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...

Upcoming Governor Election

Ashley Shepard, Staff Writer

October 15, 2017

As many people know, the Virginia Gubernatorial election is coming up this November. However, not many Virginians know what is at stake with this election. The candidates from all major parties are on very opposite ends of th...

Know Your Candidate

Know Your Candidate

May 30, 2017

Can The Democrats Really Take The Senate In 2018?

Theo Meale, Journalist

May 15, 2017

Just over a hundred days into President Donald Trump’s administration as his approval ratings hit a historic low, journalists and Democrats alike start to wonder if the Democrats can retake the Senate in 2018 given that they...

What is religious freedom, and when does it become discrimination?

Finlay Kuester, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017

Recently, Trump signed another executive order that reportedly would fulfill his promise to expand “religious freedom” and, among other things, allow business owners to refuse service to LGBT individuals and participate...

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