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Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

Anna Allred, Staff Writer

Hey! I'm Anna and this is my first year with the Oakton Outlook. I'm a senior, I love to write - news and politics especially - and I'm grateful to be covering all the 2020 madness, even though I wish it wasn't necessary. I'm on the Oakton Crew team and in the Chorus Department, and I'm using my free time to go on lots of walks.

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North Korea To Withdraw from the Olympics

Anna Allred, Staff Writer | April 15, 2021
Last Tuesday, North Korea announced that it wouldn’t be participating in the Tokyo Olympics scheduled for later this summer. Concerns over coronavirus have already caused a record delay of the Olympics, which have previously only been canceled during world wars, but North Korea is the first country to withdraw completely. 
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The Rise and Fall of Neera Tanden

Anna Allred, Staff Writer | March 16, 2021

Neera Tanden, President Joe Biden’s pick for the Office of Management and Budget, faced fierce opposition from a crucial handful of senators across the political spectrum as she tried to navigate her...

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What the Capital riot means for the new Congress and the Biden administration

Anna Allred, Staff Writer | January 14, 2021
The ramifications of Wednesday’s assault on the Capital will no doubt be far-reaching, particularly for the new Congress, already sworn in, and President-Elect Biden, whose inauguration is on the 20th. 
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The last presidential debate in a nutshell

Tommy Hunter and Anna Allred | October 25, 2020

The final presidential debate of this election season was held on Thursday, and almost all of America was watching. In an election year of unprecedented vitriol, the first debate marked a low point for...

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Presidential election review

Anna Allred, Staff Writer | October 20, 2020

The 2020 Presidential Election is only two weeks away, and it’s shaping up to be contentious. Today we’re taking an in-depth look at the polling to see who’s likely to come out on top. Polling...

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How to handle the seven hour school day

Anna Allred, Staff Writer | October 8, 2020

The seven hour school day has long been the subject of debate, and prior to COVID-19 we had probably exhausted the arguments on both sides. But we find ourselves in new waters this year, and the question...

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