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Can the Washington Wizards Make the NBA Playoffs?

They May Have a Chance to Sneak in
Artin Saadat, Staff Writer April 16, 2021

The Washington Wizards had high expectations going into the 2020-2021 NBA season, with their offseason acquisition of former MVP Russell Westbrook. However, after their 5 and 15 start and Westbrook’s...

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Baylor beats Gonzaga to win 2021 NCAA championship

Analyzing Baylor's success and examining future implications for the team
Viraj Khetan, Staff Writer April 16, 2021

On April 5th, 2021, the Baylor Bears defeated the Gonzaga Bulldogs 86-70 to win their 1st NCAA championship in history. From the starting tipoff, Baylor hit the gas pedal and maintained a high pace of...

MLB opening day of the 2021 season, and here’s what we know.

Aubrey Leverett, Staff Writer April 15, 2021

As the nation tumbles through 2021, Major League Baseball finds its way back, just as in previous years. Spring training has come to a close, bringing out baseball fans around the country. Opening Day...

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Was the 2020 NBA draft the Greatest draft?

Analyzing the 2020-21 NBA rookies
Anshul Sreenivas April 15, 2021

This season we have seen some of the best rookies we have seen in years. Usually there will be one or two rookies who really show out in their rookie season, but this year it has been a different case. Starting...

Who is the Best Men's Basketball Tournament Champion in the past decade?

Who is the Best Men’s Basketball Tournament Champion in the past decade?

Nathan Henriques, Staff Writer April 15, 2021

Over the past decade there has only been a few completely dominant champs but who’s the best? Over the last ten years, there have been years when the champ scraps by each game by an inch such as the...

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2021 NBA Draft Predictions

It’s time to take a look at the NBA Draft board.
April 14, 2021

The 2021 NBA draft will be taking place on July 29, 2021.  The draft is a one night, nationally broadcasted event that consists of two rounds, sixty picks total. The first 14 draft picks are determined...

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Exploring the QB Options for the Washington Football Team

Many believe Washington is just "a QB away". But who exactly could that be?
Max Dolinh, Staff Writer March 11, 2021

For the first time since maybe 2012 and RG3’s magical rookie season, it seems like there is genuine hope in Washington, D.C. for the football team’s future. Bruce Allen has been completely ousted and...

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How did the Washington Wizards turn their season around?

Analyzing the factors that influenced Washington's recent success
Viraj Khetan, Staff Writer March 11, 2021

Heading into All-Star weekend, the Washington Wizards have encountered the biggest in-season transformation in the NBA. In their first 15 games of the 2020-2021 season, the Wizards went just 3-12 and held...

The NBA’s risky attempt at an All-Star game during a pandemic

March 11, 2021

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to take hold of the United States and the world, the NBA and NBPA’s leadership reached an agreement to create a truncated version of the league’s famed...

The Craziest NFL Free Agency Ever

The Craziest NFL Free Agency Ever

Nathan Henriques , Staff Writer March 11, 2021

So many big stars are on the move, how will this shake-up next season? What are free Agents:  Free agency is what makes the offseason so special in the first place. Big names are always on the move...

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2021 March Madness Overview/Predictions

March Madness is back!
Kaleb Steele, Staff Writer March 10, 2021

A typical college basketball season consists of: 26 regular season games, conference tournaments, first four tournaments, selection Sunday, and then March Madness. The first four tournament allows lower...

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NBA Rookies Showing Out to start the Season

LaMelo Ball starting off his Rookie year on Fire
Anshul Sreenivas March 10, 2021

The start to the 2021 NBA season has been a bit abnormal. Players missing games due to health and safety protocols, some players not being able to play back to backs, and even some teams missing a whole...

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Portia Dai
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Hi! My name is Portia and this is my third year as a staff writer. The topics that I enjoy writing about include Oakton news as well as the occasional news/politics and A&E story. Aside from the Outlook,...

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Hi! My name is Eileen Lincoln, and I am a sophomore here at Oakton! This is my second year in Journalism and my first year as a part of the editorial board. In my free time, I love to bake, play the piano,...

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My name is Harriet and I'm a sophomore. This is my first year in journalism. I have played the piano since I was 5 years old. I also love to bake and cook, as well as biking and running. One fun fact about...

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