The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editor-in-Chief

Hey! My name is Sahithi Jammulamadaka and this is my fourth year on the Oakton Outlook staff and my second year as Editor-in-Chief! I am super involved in politics and government at all levels, making some of my favorite stories to write news, politics, and features. Outside of school, you can find me reading thrillers, going on hikes with my friends and family, and going on long drives.

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Donald Trump must be removed from office.

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editor-in-Chief | January 7, 2021

Last night was a dark time in America. It was a level of grief and shame that no one in the country nor in the world ever thought America would stoop to. Anarchists and domestic terrorists stormed the...

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Joe Biden is the President-Elect of the United States

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editor-in-Chief | November 7, 2020

Today is one of the most important days in history. We are witnessing a historical election in the middle of a global pandemic. President Donald Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden have been battling...

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How to fill out the FAFSA form

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editor-in-Chief | October 21, 2020

FAFSA, or The Free Application to Federal Student Aid, is a form that current and prospective college students fill out to determine their eligibility for student financial aid. That money can be put towards...

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New York Times releases President Trump’s tax returns

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editor-in-Chief | October 14, 2020

On September 27th, 2020 the New York Times released 18 years of President Trump’s tax returns to the public, revealing shocking information. Since Trump’s first presidential bid in 2016, he has been...

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Oakton Administration Celebrates Class of 2020

Sahithi Jammulamadaka and Payton Wozny | May 30, 2020

Unfortunately, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many important milestones for the Class of 2020 have been canceled and their final days of high school were suddenly ripped out from under their feet....

My Life Changing Podcast

My Life Changing Podcast

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editor-in-Chief | May 10, 2020

   In the midst of the pandemic, I found myself, much like everyone else, suddenly with so much free time. While my friends and family have been recommending me an endless amount of books, movies, and ...

Is Trump Fit to be President During This Unprecedented Time?

Is Trump Fit to be President During This Unprecedented Time?

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editor-in-Chief | April 3, 2020

   As the number of coronavirus cases in the world hits one million, and the death toll surpasses 50,000 more and more people are fearful of the global condition of the world. At the forefront of this...

How Micheal Bloomberg Can Shake up the Democratic Primaries

How Micheal Bloomberg Can Shake up the Democratic Primaries

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editor-in-Chief | February 19, 2020

     Micheal Bloomberg: the multi-billion dollar business owner of Bloomberg L.P. and former mayor of New York City from 2002 to 2013. When he announced his presidential run in late November of 2019,...

OPUS’s Strides

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editor-in-Chief | January 14, 2020

   As you walk through the halls, you can see the colorful and decorative posters on the walls advertising OPUS’s annual arts and literary magazine. The magazine displays poetry, photography, art,...

What is the future of ISIS?

What is the future of ISIS?

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editor-in-Chief | November 3, 2019

   The violent death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, in a raid by the United States forces, was announced Sunday, October 26, 2019. He has been hunted for more than a decade...

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5 Tips to Read More This School Year

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editor-in-Chief | September 15, 2019

   We have just gotten through our third week of school and it seems like many of us are already sinking in a pile of essays, projects, and tests to study for, and are longing for the laziness of summer...

Blake Lane Park Shouldn’t Become A School

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editor-in-Chief | May 6, 2019

   As Fairfax County is looking to deal with major overcrowding problems and, one park right next to Oakton looks like it may be a solution. Blake Lane Park which is the largest open space available...

Why Democrats Shouldnt Impeach Trump......Yet

Why Democrats Shouldn’t Impeach Trump……Yet

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editor-in-Chief | April 27, 2019

   The “I” word has been thrown around the House and Senate floor for months now and in light of the redacted Muller report recently coming out, many Democrats have been jumping on the train of impeachment....

What Is The Anti-Vax Movement and Why Is It So Dangerous

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editor-in-Chief | March 13, 2019

   On Jan. 25, 2019 the governor in Washington declared a state of emergency because of the resurgence of measles, and at the time there were fifty-five cases and the number has risen to seventy-seven....

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: And How Shes Dominating American Politics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: And How She’s Dominating American Politics

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editor-in-Chief | March 3, 2019

   Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, one of the fresh new democratic faces is taking Congress and social media by storm. With her witty twitter posts, and snarky, intelligent comments she seems to be gaining...

Nancy Pelosi wins Speaker of the House

Nancy Pelosi wins Speaker of the House

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editor-in-Chief | January 18, 2019

   On Jan. 3, Nancy Pelosi became the Speaker of the House by two hundred and twenty votes against Kevin McCarthy, the Republican House minority leader in the one hundred and sixteenth Congress. She...

Crimea Attack in Kerch

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editor-in-Chief | October 21, 2018

   Twenty people, majority college student are confirmed dead after a student went on a shooting spree and detonated a bomb at a college in Crimea, state-run Russian news agency TASS reported Thursday....


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”...

Russian Investigation takes a new turn

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editor-in-Chief | April 12, 2018

On Tuesday Apr. 3rd, a Dutch lawyer tied to former Trump deputy campaign, chairman Rick Gates, became the first person to be sentenced in Robert Mueller’s investigation when a federal judge sentenced...

Trump fires Tillerson

Trump fires Tillerson

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editor-in-Chief | March 23, 2018

`On Tuesday March 13th, President Donald Trump announced that he fired his Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson. He will be nominating the CIA director Mike Pompeo as his successor, replacing his top diplomat...

Nagasu landing her triple axel

Mirai Nagasu skates into Olympic history with her triple axel

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editor-in-Chief | February 23, 2018

  Mirai Nagasu made her triple axel look easy, After landing one of the most challenging jumps in figure skating, she was the first American female to land the move at the Olympics. Nagasu became...

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...

Why is declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel so controversial?

Jake Neuffer and Sahithi Jammulamadaka | December 14, 2017

What is the controversy over the city? Both Palestinians and Israelis claim Jerusalem as their political capital and sacred religious city. Their history of dispute goes all the way back to 1000 BCE...

Tehama County shooting

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editor-in-Chief | November 25, 2017

Parents were busy dropping their kids off early Tuesday morning at Rancho Tehama Elementary School, a small school in rural Northern California, when the first shot was heard. Almost immediately, two more...

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