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The Classic, but always enjoyable Pep Rally

The Classic, but always enjoyable Pep Rally

Katie Xenos
November 11, 2015
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Oakton High School's 2015 pep rally was definitely an exciting. The pep rally was hosted by Jay Leonard and Alex Dimitriades, who brought as much hype from the football games to the gym on Friday. The pep rally began with the senior football players bursting through a sign with excitement, as this...

Netflix Plans a Comeback for Gilmore Girls

Netflix Plans a Comeback for Gilmore Girls

Veda Bhatia
November 11, 2015
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For all the Gilmore Girls fans out there who are feeling more distant from the show than ever, don’t fret. Netflix is planning a Gilmore Girls comeback, and it is going to be huge. If you ever felt your dream was to live in Stars Hollows and be Rory and Lorelai’s best friend, it may feel like thi...

Highlights from Country Music’s Biggest Night

Highlights from Country Music’s Biggest Night

Lindsey Katsaros
November 11, 2015
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Every fall, country artists and bands come together in Nashville Tennessee for the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. On Nov. 4 2015, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood hosted the 49th annual CMA Awards. There were many well-deserved award winners, and amazing performances this year. Underwood and Paisle...

A Glimpse at Oakton’s Art Gallery

A Glimpse at Oakton’s Art Gallery

Maddie Sheifer
November 9, 2015
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In a school mainly focused on athletic successes, other non-sports related achievements can be easily overlooked. Although almost every student at Oakton participates in at least one sport, there are lots of extracurricular activities Oakton students take part in. There are a numerous amount of electi...

20 things to do after Halloween

aliciakay
November 2, 2015
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The big day has come and gone, and you may find yourself wondering, "What now?" Not to worry- the Outlook staff is here to save the day! Or at least your boredom. Here are 20 things to do after Halloween Eat ALL the candy Smash pumpkins Visit Cox Farms one last time Buy all the candy on sale Plan your c...

Chuy’s: an up-and-coming restaurant in the area

Chuy’s: an up-and-coming restaurant in the area

Jessica Marshall
October 28, 2015
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Chuy’s is a Tex-Mex chain restaurant that is very popular in the South – and there is a new location that recently opened up in Fairfax, Virginia. Despite the fact that Chuy’s has only 62 locations scattered across the country, they are thriving as a fun family restaurant. Not only does Chuy’s have grea...

New Year, Old Traditions

New Year, Old Traditions

Kristen Peters
October 28, 2015
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  Everyone has their pre-game rituals and traditions. Erik McIntosh, grade 12, and Hanna El Mohandess, grade 11, share the rituals of the Oakton High School Drama program. The Pulse A ritual that takes place in the green room, The Pulse is where everyone forms a circle, crosses their arms, and h...

D.I.Y Halloween Costumes

D.I.Y Halloween Costumes

Veda Bhatia
October 28, 2015
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How to make your Halloween scary and memorable 1) Budget your Halloween costume to see how much money you will need to create it. 2) Sketch your costume out to have an image to go by when making the costume. 3) Go to a craft store or a thrift store to find fabric and accessories for your costum...

Everest

Everest

Ashley Shepard
October 28, 2015
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On the morning of May 10, 1996, climbers from several groups led by Rob Hall (Jason Clarke), Scott Fisher(Jake Gyllenhaal) and many others began their final ascent to the summit of Mount Everest -- the highest point in the world. Clarke and Gyllenhaal brought you into the movie and made you feel like...

The Sweet and the Scary of Halloween

The Sweet and the Scary of Halloween

Lindsey Katsaros
October 28, 2015
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Tricks Halloween is filled with an abundance of scary pranks, frightening costumes, and spooky houses. Although the majority of people enjoy the treats more than the tricks, fear is still a thrilling part of Halloween. The scariest houses on Halloween night, and the most fearful haunted corn mazes ,a...

Demi is Confident

Demi is Confident

Ashley Shepard
October 28, 2015
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Demi Lovato has stormed the charts yet again with her new album, Confident, released Oct. 16. The 23-year-old started on this album over a year ago with her record label, Safehouse Records, co-founded with fellow pop-star Nick Jonas. Lovato wrote “Old Ways” based on her struggles with body issues, ...

The Martian blasts into theaters

The Martian blasts into theaters

Ian Fitzgerald
October 28, 2015
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With the sudden increase in the popularity of space themed adventures, we became enthralled with the visual adaptation of the novel The Martian. We find ourselves stuck and stranded 140 million miles away from Earth. The hero of this story is Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon, a NASA astronaut explorin...

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