Oakton Outlook

How societal pressure to “fit in” has propagated the spread of misinformation

Evie Kehoe, Staff Writer September 22, 2021

In our society, there is a constant pressure to “fit in,” but what does that entail? Does it mean having good grades or having a completely perfect life? No matter what you do, there always seems to...

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How Our Listening Habits Have Changed How Music Is Produced

How New Technology Has Allowed All Artists to be Heard
Alexis Qin, Staff Writer September 22, 2021

A lot has changed in the music industry over the past few decades. Advancements like the invention of autotune, or streaming services like Spotify have transformed music. People no longer need to go to...

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He’s All That: Yay or Neigh?

Julie Cena, Staff Writer September 22, 2021

“He’s All That” is a romantic comedy with teens as the target audience. It was released on August 27, 2021, and is well-known for having TikTok star Addison Rae as the main character. In the movie,...

George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass

Does it still hold up 51 years later?
Ben Crutchfield, Staff Writer September 22, 2021

 Throughout The Beatles’ discography, from “Please, Please Me” in 1963, to “Abbey Road” in 1969, George Harrison’s pure musical talent was becoming more and more evident. Often being limited...

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Top 5 places you should travel to right now

Isabella Ingrao, Staff Writer September 22, 2021

       With COVID-19 still lingering, people are reluctant to travel. However, vaccination rates are rising and countries are practically begging tourists to visit. Here are the top 5 places that offer...

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Donda: a review

A Review of Kanye West’s most anticipated Album
Tommy Hunter, Editorial Board September 22, 2021

Kanye West, a Chicago native, started off as a producer, helping to create songs for Ludacris, Alicia Keys, and Janet Jackson, to name a few. In 2004 he released College Dropout to critical acclaim and...

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Is Virtual Learning Coming Back?

Oakton High School going back to online school.
Katie Le, Editorial Board September 22, 2021

COVID-19 spread to the United States around March 2020. Cases appeared in every state including Virginia, especially in the NOVA area. In mid-March, FCPS decided to close schools down for two weeks after...

The New Normal

How Oakton students feel about the vaccine and mask mandate
Claudia Messina, Editor in Chief September 20, 2021

After a year of completely virtual school, students have been living out their “normal” school lives for the past month. Everyone has attempted to readjust to full days in person with class after class...

What Is Biotechnology and Why Do We Care about It?

How biotechnology has changed the medical field and many other aspects of our daily lives.
Sofia Forbes September 20, 2021

From glow in the dark cats and cloned sheep to COVID-19 vaccines, biotechnology has been crucial to advancements in our understanding of the world. We use biotechnology in our everyday lives in the way...

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Tips for better hydration and sleep

How to stay alert and tackle the day
Haley Longfellow, Editorial Board May 17, 2021

Experiencing busy schedules, early mornings, and excessive screen time, there’s a lot of potential for Oakton students’ energy levels to be all over the place. Many students are mindful of this, and...

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Overview and Review

Do Marvel productions ever miss?
Aubrey Leverett, Staff Writer April 29, 2021

While March 19th marked the beginning of yet another TV show hit, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the almost buddy cop show came to a close the morning of April 23rd. With WandaVision slipping to...

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How COVID-19 is Affecting the Olympics

Serena Hirani, Staff Writer April 15, 2021

After a historical postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympics due to COVID-19, there is still some doubt whether they will take place this year in Tokyo. After all, the pandemic continues to rage on despite...

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