Oakton Outlook

Minimalism

March 5, 2020

The term minimalism has been around for many years surrounding different religious rituals and ways of style.However, recently it has been a term to declutter one's life and simplify a person’s lifestyle. Adults and teenagers have been making the switch to a more mindful way of life. Minimalism had a r...

Galentine’s Day: The 5 W’s

Sitota Mesfin, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

Galentine’s Day. According to dictionary.com, it is the day before Valentine’s day dedicated to celebrating friendship among women. This all began when Amy Poehler, playing Leslie Knope in the sitcom Parks and Recreation, threw a Valentine's Day Eve party for her girlfriends. Now, it has turned into a traditi...

The Real Cost of Prom

The Real Cost of Prom

Sameeha Khan, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

 Prom: an American rite of passage. Though it is only February, Oakton students have already begun planning what is supposed to be an evening of a lifetime. Prom groups, prom dates, prom dresses, prom shoes: the list goes on. But for many, prom is more than just an elaborate school tradition, it is a...

Super Bowl Halftime Show Vs. Ohio Pastor

Katie Le, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

On February 2, 2020, our 54th Super Bowl was won by the Kansas City Chiefs, leaving the San Francisco 49ers in defeat. This marks the Chiefs’ first Super Bowl victory since Super Bowl IV, with them winning with 31 points, while the 49ers lost with 20. Alongside the intense game played, the Super...

Justin Bieber’s ‘Changes’ Album Review

Justin Bieber’s ‘Changes’ Album Review

Olivia Garrone, Editorial Board

February 19, 2020

Justin Bieber’s latest album, Changes, is a solid, if not bland, product of the times. Laced with melancholy sounds and synthetic beats, its songs fit right in with every other pop song on the radio today. Combined with Bieber’s signature smooth vocals, the album is not bad in the least, it merely l...

I Did Not Love P.S. I Still Love You

I Did Not Love P.S. I Still Love You

Shevany Moharir, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

On February 12, Netflix released a sequel to the extremely popular romantic comedy film To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, just in time for Valentine’s day. P.S. I Still Love You is the second installment in the franchise, based on the books of the same name by Jenny Han. The film picks up after the event...

What Parasite’s success means for the film industry

Kartik Mukalla, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

On February 9th, 2020, the 92nd Academy Awards commenced with much fanfare about the quality of the films nominated and the controversial exclusion of many films from consideration such as Adam Sandler and the Safdie Brothers’ Uncut Gems and Greta Gerwig’s acclaimed adaptation of Little Women. Desp...

Netflix drops new Taylor Swift documentary

Lindsay Greenspan, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

On January 23, 2020, Netflix dropped its much anticipated documentary on American pop-star, Taylor Swift. Directed by Lana Wilson, Miss Americana gives avid fans a look at the Taylor Swift that is often hidden from the public eye. From her songwriting process to her insecurities, Taylor Swift opens up to...

2019’s Biggest Trends

January 29, 2020

2019 was a stirring year with numerous memorable trends that impacted the year. From Hydro Flask water bottles to “hitting the woah,” gen z rapidly spread trends through memes, short clips, and articles. 2019 brought about new dance moves, popularizing as much as the Whip and Nae nae.  Out of t...

The Big Money in the Holiday Season

The Big Money in the Holiday Season

Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

The holiday season is a time to visit family and spread cheer for all to hear. This time is also met with a break from work and school in favor of the finer things in life. The religious ties to this time of year and that family togetherness means that the sentimental value for December is high for ...

A Movie Review of Knives Out

A Movie Review of Knives Out

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board

January 25, 2020

While it can sometimes be a challenge for mystery genre films to keep an audience enraptured and speculating up until the very end of the film without any giveaways as to how the plot will be resolved, recent film Knives Out, produced by Rian Johnson, does not face such a problem. The murder mystery is a captivati...

More Recognition for Foreign Films by the Academy

More Recognition for Foreign Films by the Academy

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board

January 24, 2020

As film awards season approaches, It’s become glaringly obvious that foreign films have begun to garner more attention and well-deserved recognition as of late. Films like Parasite, The Farewell, Pain and Glory, and Portrait of a Lady on Fire have become common titles to hear come up in conversati...

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