Oakton Outlook

How the Coronavirus Pandemic Is Impacting the Beauty World

Eileen Lincoln, Staff Writer

June 5, 2020

What is considered essential? Within the few months of the coronavirus pandemic, many people’s concepts of necessity have drastically changed. Simple aspects of life that used to hold much importance - such as clothing, fashion, and beauty - are no longer mandatory in the big scheme of things. Now the mos...

Becoming, a Michelle Obama Documentary

Becoming, a Michelle Obama Documentary

Sitota Mesfin, Staff Writer

May 24, 2020

Becoming tells an amazing story of Michelle Obama’s life, exploring her time in the White House as well as giving the backstory on what made her the person she is now. Truth be told, when I think of documentaries, I think of long and boring history lessons, but this was nothing like that. This was ...

Who Really Should Have Won Survivor

Claudia Messina, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

Season 40 of Survivor began airing on TV on February 12th of 2020. This season brought together the winners of seasons past to determine the true survivor. Survivor began airing in 2000 with Jeff Probst as its host. Probst has been hosting Survivor since its beginning and has seen how players react to certa...

Obama Honors Class of 2020 Through TV Special

Olivia Garrone, Editorial Board

May 21, 2020

Even though many U.S. seniors will not be getting the traditional graduation ceremony they envisioned this summer, their accomplishments are not going unnoticed. A variety of unique virtual celebrations have begun to emerge on local and national scales. On May 16th, the uplifting one-hour special Grad...

What To Know About The Next Generation Gaming Consoles

Will Locklin, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

2020 will mark the start of a new generation of gaming consoles for the next decade.  Sony will be releasing the Playstation 5 while Microsoft will be releasing the Xbox Series X.  Both consoles will be released during this year's holiday season.  So far, Xbox has given more information away regarding...

The Phenomenon of Tiger King

Charlie Williams, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

Image courtesy of Entertainment Tonight How does the average teen fill the days of quarantine that seem to blend together into one? Do they spend all their time behind a desk, prepping for their online exams? Do they choose to spend rainy days immersed in a good book, perhaps? No. They wake up...

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  TV shows I wanted to try a form of media I hadn’t tried before: a podcast. For a while, I thoug...

Shows to Watch During Quarantine

Claudia Messina, Staff Writer

May 8, 2020

As quarantine drags on for yet another week, many students are finding it more and more difficult to occupy all their free time. By now most students have probably scrolled on social media and stared at their assignments that are due for hours, leaving them feeling unmotivated and unproductive. With lots of ...

Outer Banks: Does Netflix’s New Drama Live Up To Its Hype?

Eileen Lincoln, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

Since its release date on April 15th, the Netflix show Outer Banks has become one of the most popular shows on the platform: with shots of endless summer days, salty ocean waves and the feeling of not having a care in the world demonstrating what everyone is longing for during these months of self-isolation...

Podcasts to Curb Quarantine Boredom

Olivia Garrone, Editorial Board

May 7, 2020

Television watching has become a go-to activity for many high schoolers in quarantine. Unfortunately, it’s not exactly eye doctor recommended to binge Netflix all day long. That’s where podcasts come in: all of the entertainment of television without having to stare at a screen. For an opportunity...

Escaping Quarantine Boredom

Escaping Quarantine Boredom

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board

May 1, 2020

Since school has been let out for the rest of the year, students are now faced with an almost unprecedented amount of free time on their hands. Although there are online classes to attend, homework to complete, and AP exams to study for, students still have an overwhelming amount of unscheduled time to d...

The Bachelor Phenomenon

The Bachelor Phenomenon

Haley Longfellow, Staff Writer

April 30, 2020

A couple of weeks ago, fans of The Bachelor were presented with a spin-off called Listen to Your Heart. It seems that there has not been a momentous response to the new show, but this does not detract from the level of fandom for The Bachelor. The premise is that a young man is presented with a group of ...

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