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Creating An All-Time NBA Team

Creating An All-Time NBA Team

Aidan Whipp, Staff Writer

October 22, 2020

For this article, I will be assembling an all-time NBA super team. The difference between this and any other list is that I built the team around one player. I interviewed avid NBA fan Connor Maloney, and asked him to name any NBA player to build the team around. His first answer; Michael Jordan. I wante...

Who is the Greatest Basketball player of All-time?

Who is the Greatest Basketball player of All-time?

Anshul Sreenivas

October 22, 2020

People always wonder who the best basketball player of all time is. Many people say Michael Jordan, while others say LeBron James. Michael Jordan leads LeBron James in quite a few aspects, such as more championships, scoring titles, so on and so forth. Award-wise Jordan is better than James, then come...

2020 World Series Preview

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Max Dolinh, Staff Writer

October 21, 2020

For most baseball fans, the 2020 season has gone by in a blur. It feels like yesterday rejoicing at seeing the Yankees and Nationals battle it out on Opening Day in the first glimpse of professional sports since March. Now three months later, we’re already down to two teams. And in the most unusual ...

The New York Yankees have been beat out of the 2020 ALDS. So what’s next to come?

The Tamps Bay Rays in the 2020 ALDS win over the New York Yankees 2-1

Aubrey Leverett, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

Well, it happened. The Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 2-1 in game 5 of the ALDS. I'd very much like to think that I didn't jinx them by praying they would win, but alas the universe is just a cruel place to put your prayers into. Though I was very happy with the outcome of game 4 as they did...

Down, set, sanitize: high school football in the time of Corona

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Veronica Preaskorn, Editorial Board

October 20, 2020

The arrival of Covid-19 in the states and the beginning of quarantine has inarguably had lasting effects. As the “new normal” is still being defined and reassimilation to the old normal is being attempted, many old activities are being brought back but with small precautions. One of those activities in the ...

Washington Football Team Quarterback changes

Washington Football Team Quarterback changes

Nathan Henriques, Staff Writer

October 19, 2020

Washington’s QB story is astonishing  Over the past 2 decades, Washington has had 24 different starting quarterbacks. This year has already had 2 and might turn into 3 by the end of the year. They had potential with Robert Griffin the Third, better known as RG3, but ruined his potential by playi...

Impact Covid Has On College Sports

Impact Covid Has On College Sports

Kaleb Steele, Staff Writer

October 19, 2020

Impact Covid Has On College Sports Draft By  Kaleb Steele, Staff Writer There have been some conferences that are still on shutdown, though others have already started playing some sports again. It all started back in Spring”,” when conference tournaments were getting started for March Madne...

Why the 2020 NBA Finals saw the worst ratings in history

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Viraj Khetan, Staff Writer

October 18, 2020

On March 11, 2020, Oklahoma City fans were eager to watch All-Star Chris Paul and the Thunder match up against the Utah Jazz and their polished duo of Donavan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert. But shortly after players started warming up at Chesapeake Energy Arena, a message on the Jumbotron screen declared...

LeBron James and Why Activism Has a Place in Sports

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Max Dolinh, Staff Writer

October 8, 2020

The past few months in the world of sports have been unprecedented, to say the least. From a global pandemic halting all competition to leagues being resumed with no fans at all, it’s been a year of sports that ESPN would make a 30 for 30 about. But another aspect of this remarkable year in athleti...

Was 2020 the Greatest NBA Season of All time?

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 29:  LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates his three pointer during a 104-96 win over the Indiana Pacers at Staples Center on November 29, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Anshul Sreenivas

October 8, 2020

In the 2018 offseason, NBA superstar LeBron James signed a 4 year 154 million dollar contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Lakers, who were once a championship team, weren’t the best before signing James. They had a losing record and were one of the worst teams...

The New York Yankees are in the playoffs!

Aubrey Leverett, Staff Writer

October 8, 2020

As mounds were dusted off and cleats were shined, July 23rd marked the first game of the season as the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals went head to head in the start of a new and fan free year in major league baseball. As the year 2020 continues to surprise and distraught us, major sports...

The Miami Heat’s historic playoff run

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Artin Saadat, Staff Writer

October 7, 2020

Entering the NBA playoffs, the Miami Heat had a mere 5% chance of making the finals— now, they're here. How did they do it? The Miami Heat went into the 2020 NBA playoffs as the 5th seeded team in the Eastern Conference, with a lackluster 44-29 record; nobody had Miami on their radar, let alone ...

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Emma Dennis
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Hi, I'm Emma. This is my first year in journalism and I'm so excited to begin writing. This is also my first year at Oakton, I'm a freshman! I'm looking forward to contributing to The Oakton Outlook.

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Hi I'm Katie Le and this is my 3rd year in Journalism. I'm a Junior at Oakton High School, and I love watching Netflix, eating, cheering, and sleeping.

Artin Saadat
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Hey, I'm Artin! I'm a freshman, and this is my first year writing for the Oakton Outlook. I love writing sports stories, news articles, feature pieces, and opinion pieces— basically, I like writing about...

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