Oakton Outlook

What does movie violence portray to today’s youth?

What does movie violence portray to today’s youth?

Thu Pham

June 5, 2019

For someone who grew up in Vietnam, I basically was raised with the notion that violent movies are ruinous to your mental health and will make you a bad person. And growing up, I believed that. At face value, it makes sense that there should be a correlation between indulging inappropriate films and turning...

The rise of super connectors

The rise of super connectors

sebastian osea, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019

   What makes one a connector? To become successful in the modern world, you have to gain knowledge. However, it’s not about what you know but whom you know. Connectors are those people who know a lot of people. Also, the relationship is mutually beneficial. Not to be confused with networkers, wh...

The Importance of Eating Healthy

Sarah Jeffries, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019

There are many different ways to eat healthily. The definition of healthy eating varies from person to person, and strategies to eat healthy also aren’t the same for each person. The body needs varieties of different foods to get all the nutrients it needs, like foods of different food groups, color...

Back of the Fridge Badlands

May 7, 2019

You open and close the refrigerator door as if next time you open it there will be a prepared meal waiting to be eaten, but sadly all that resides in the fridge are leftovers from two days ago, sauces and condiments, and assortments of individual foods used together to make a meal. Laziness and wanti...

Interviews with Students About Oakton

Lizzie Thompson, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

Oakton has been going through major renovations lately. With the construction everywhere, it’s hard to remember how the school used to be. Before, there were ceilings and walls, and a whole other section of the school that doesn’t seem to exist anymore. With all that there is to complain about, I a...

Top 5 Underrated Early 2000’s Shows

Alexandra Martschenko, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

  Roswell: This angsty teen drama stole the hearts and attention of many fans when its first episode aired in 1999. Perhaps too far in the past for most current Oakton High Schoolers to remember the original airings, the reruns gave a hint of the dramatic and somewhat comedic plot line....

All American: Summary, Ratings, and Rumors

Sara Boddie, Writer

May 6, 2019

     Inspired by the real story of a Super Bowl champion, Spencer Paysinger, All American is an inspiring story about about a high school football superstar. Spencer James enters a new world when he’s taken out of the hood to play on the Beverly Hills football team. With his mother and brother ...

Top 5 Summer Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List

Katie Le, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

Summer is just around the corner and there’s so many thing to do during the two and a half months of no school. With all that time, people still have no clue on what to spend their summer doing. Although some might have a bucket list of summer plans, whether you’re just looking for something to d...

3 Smoothie Recipes for Summer

3 Smoothie Recipes for Summer

Haley Longfellow, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

For a high-school student, summertime doesn’t just bring nice weather; summertime is a highly anticipated break from school, and it evokes a sense of both peace and excitement. Warm weather and final assessments make it feel like this season is practically within arm's reach. For many students,...

What science class is best for you?

What science class is best for you?

May 6, 2019

Oakton High School offers numerous science classes, and sometimes the sheer amount can seem daunting to students choosing which classes to take. Whether you like biology or chemistry or neither, there is a science class for you. In freshmen and sophomore year, students are required to take biology an...

Avengers Twist and Turns

Avengers Twist and Turns

Annabelle Rosse, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

Everyone should know of the Avengers Endgame movie by now. If, for some reason, you haven’t, beware. This article will spoil almost everything. It’s been the main talk all over the internet for the past couple weeks by succeeding on shaking its fan base to the core. To do this, they incorporated...

The resonating impact of Lil Dicky’s “Earth”

The resonating impact of Lil Dicky’s “Earth”

Emily Richardson, Editorial Board

May 6, 2019

**DISCLAIMER: "Earth" is an explicit song. Contrary to popular opinion, it is not yet too late to attempt to prevent further climate change— but now is crunch time. Don’t be afraid, but do be aware of your presence and impact on the planet. Listen to the words of environmentalists, such as Lil Dicky, appa...

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