Oakton Outlook

Sad Music on Mental Health

Holland Cogan, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

  Who wants to listen to a happy song on a bad day? People usually resort to the comforts of their sad music playlist with slow beats and soulful words to cancel out the world. A select few, however, turn up the volume in their car and scream along to fast-paced music with a strong base drop. ...

Cultural Exchange at Oakton

Cultural Exchange at Oakton

Haley Longfellow, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

Cultural experiences can be fascinating, offering people a glance into the day-to-day lives of others. They can shed light on the difference between simple things; say, shopping for groceries in California versus Egypt, or finding transportation in Laos versus Spain. To an outsider, these differences can define...

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread

Sitota Mesfin, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

Summer has disappeared and fall has shown its colors. With the leaves falling and the weather cooling, what better time is there to make some pumpkin bread? Get ready to surprise all of your friends and family with some incredible pumpkin bread, making them wonder how homemade could taste so good! W...

Cutting Down on Holiday Food Waste

Cutting Down on Holiday Food Waste

Aubrey Harrell, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

One of the biggest staples of the holiday season is, without a doubt, the food. From Thanksgiving turkey to Christmas cookies, the holiday season provides multiple occasions to indulge in guilty pleasure food we might not otherwise get to enjoy throughout the year. While the surplus of different delicious...

The World is Ending, the Star Wars Plot was Leaked

The World is Ending, the Star Wars Plot was Leaked

Zoe Sauger, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Star Wars. A meaningful term to many fans who have grown up watching the films, reading the books, and fantasizing about the fictional world. The new movie, Rise of Skywalker is supposed to be the last movie in the nine-part ‘skywalker saga’. So, as you can imagine, many of the fans were excited to see how...

Ruel-Free Time World Tour at Songbyrd Cafe

Katie Le, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

     Ruel Vincent van Dijk is a 17-year-old singer/songwriter from Sydney, Australia. He began gaining attention after he was discovered by M-Phazes, a producer and artist. Soon, Ruel released a song titled “Don’t Tell Me'' which garnered even more recognition by the public. As other artists be...

First Chinese American SNL player — too little, too late?

First Chinese American SNL player — too little, too late?

Emily Richardson, Editorial Board

October 31, 2019

On Sept. 28 of this year, NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” returned for its 45th season boasting three new featured players— Shane Gillis (who has since been fired for racially insensitive comments made in the past), Chloe Fineman, and Bowen Yang, the first Chinese American player to be cast in the show’s run. ...

Netflix for French Students

Netflix for French Students

Olivia Garrone, Editorial Board

October 30, 2019

Learning a language isn’t easy, and French is no exception. Many people say that the best way to learn a language is to be completely immersed in it, but most people don’t have the option to jet off to Paris for the semester. So they have to resort to the second-best method of immersion: watching N...

RHYTHM+FLOW: The Voice According to Cardi B., Chance The Rapper, And T.I.

Claudia Messina, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

The Netflix original Rhythm + Flow is an uncensored alternative to the more family friendly singing competitions like The Voice. Being an avid follower of the rap and hip hop genre, I found this show intriguing because it gave an in depth behind the scenes of what it takes to make this music. Released on...

The Rise of The Young Artist Ruel

The Rise of The Young Artist Ruel

Katie Le, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

Ruel Vincent Van Dijk is an Australian singer born in London, United Kingdom. He and his family moved to Sydney, Australia when he was still young. Ruel became passionate about music as a child and started playing the guitar at 8 years old. He wrote his first song at 12, and at the same time he covered...

What to make of Apples new iPhone releases

What to make of Apples new iPhone releases

Will Locklin, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

A new fall season is here and that can only mean one thing, new apple products.  Every September, Apple holds a conference at the Steve Jobs Theater in California where they announce new products to the general public.  Their highlight products at this conference are the new iPhone and this year th...

NBA 2K20’s broken launch

Kartik Mukalla, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

NBA 2K20 has steadily developed from a small sports game for a niche audience to one of the biggest games on the market today, essentially printing out money for its publisher, 2K games. However, the increased profits from the series have resulted in predatory business practices by 2K. Introduci...

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