Oakton Outlook

Is Disney+ worth it?

Katie Le, Staff Writer

January 17, 2020

Disney+ is an online streaming service owned and run by The Walt Disney company. Like Netflix, it requires a subscription fee of $7 a month, which is less than Netflix and similar streaming services. Disney+ launched on November 12 but crashed the same day, although they did gain approximately 10 milli...

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, and short stories done by students at Oakton and are submitted to a panel of judges who then give a...

Greta Gerwig’s Little Women promotes Women Empowerment

Holland Cogan, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

 Empowerment usually isn’t the word that comes to mind when the 1800s and women are put together into a sentence, however, in 2019 that changed when Greta Gerwig wrote the screenplay and directed the beloved and timeless story Little Women. Actresses Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, and Florence Pugh were t...

The Golden Globes 2020 begins with controversy

Lindsay Greenspan, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

Awards season has begun, and once again, the controversy has already started. On Sunday, January 5, the 77th Golden Globe Awards were presented in Beverly Hills, California. These prestigious awards, honoring the best in television and film were not without controversy, regarding both the winners of t...

“The Circle” Reveals That Appearances Can Be Deceiving

Olivia Garrone, Editorial Board

January 14, 2020

The new Netflix reality competition series, The Circle, manages to entertain while highlighting the deception of appearances on social media at the same time. The goal of the show is for the contestants to be perceived as the most likable and real on a fake social media platform in order to avoid being...

Adam Sandler’s most polarizing movie yet

Kartik Mukalla, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

The new Adam Sandler movie, Uncut Gems, helmed by the Safdie brothers, has received unanimous critical praise and has earned Sandler awards attention, with some critics calling his performance the best of his career. However, audiences have been particularly divided by the film, as it has earned...

Hidden Messages of YOU

Claudia Messina, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

It’s the first day back from winter break. The hallway buzzes with the conversation between friends that haven’t seen each other in two weeks and friends that spent every day together for two weeks. Although each conversation unique, almost all include the popular Netflix show You. This Netflix ...

New Year, New Me?

Elene LIpartiani, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

     With the new year, many Oakton students have made resolutions for how they’d like to improve or change themselves throughout the year, or for things they’d like to accomplish. The key to success in this case is establishing good ways to consistently build good habits and break bad ones. So, ...

In Defense of Cats: Movie Review

In Defense of Cats: Movie Review

Emily Richardson, Editorial Board

January 14, 2020

This movie takes what you know about reality for a spin. In order to have a good time, you need to be ready for the ride.

All About Community Service

Zoe Sauger, Editorial Board

January 14, 2020

Most students at Oakton High School strive to complete the required forty hours of community service for the advanced diploma along with extra hours for any honor societies they are in. At first forty hours or more can seem very daunting, however it can be way easier to collect hours. Here are three t...

Popular gifts Received This Holiday Season

Lizzie Thompson, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

After winter break you might notice students decked out in the gifts that they received during the holiday season. This holiday season it is estimated that the United States of America spent about 1 trillion dollars on Christmas gifts. Though Christmas can seem overly commercialized and all about th...

F.R.I.E.N.D.S Won’t Be There For You

F.R.I.E.N.D.S Won’t Be There For You

Veronica Preaskorn, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

At the start of 2020, Friends fans were disappointed by the removal of the hit sitcom from Netflix. The show follows six best friends as they navigate adult life in New York City. Friends originally aired in 1994 but continued to rise in popularity over the years. Recently, many TV shows have been removed fr...

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