Oakton Outlook

“Searching” Movie Review

“Searching” Movie Review

Zoe Siamon, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018


Filed under A&E, Movies & TV

After Margot Kim, a 16 year old girl goes missing, it is up to her father, David Kim, to understand what happened. The investigation goes over 37 hours with no real leads, until David finally understands what no one else saw, his daughters computer. In all honesty, this is one of the best movies I...

Spotify’s Top Songs

Kartik Mukalla

September 18, 2018


Filed under A&E, Music

A few weeks ago, Spotify released another list of the top songs of the summer. It’s a great way to see the songs that people listened to. As the year rounds to a close, this chart showed the streaming data for the most streamed songs of the summer. The chart showed a surprising change in the l...

Back to School Lunch Ideas

Back to School Lunch Ideas

Olivia Garrone, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

If you bring lunch to school from home, then you are all too familiar with the daily struggle: what to pack for lunch? The same old peanut butter and jelly sandwich gets old quickly, and fancy meals take too much time and energy to make, especially after a long day of school, sports, and homework. If...

Crazy Rich Asians movie review

Aubrey Harrell, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


Filed under A&E, Movies & TV

When Crazy Rich Asians was first announced and trailers were released, it quickly caught the attention of many around the world. Based off of the international best seller(insert book name)by Kevin Kwan, expectations for the movie were big and continued to grow as news of the upcoming film spread qu...

A Preview of Titanic: the Musical

A Preview of Titanic: the Musical

Jessica Marshall, Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2018


Filed under A&E, Events, Feature, Music, Oakton News, Oakton students, Theater, Web exclusive

Lindsey Jacobson (12), member of Oakton Theatre and Chorus for the past four years, has been studying "dramaturgy" for this year’s spring musical, Titanic, which will be shown on May 3rd-5th and 11th-12th at 7:00 p.m. In other words, aside from being one of the main characters, she has been studyi...

The radiance of Three Steps Charity

The radiance of Three Steps Charity

Ashleigh Tain, Editor In Chief

April 15, 2018


Filed under A&E, Feature, Lifestyle, Oakton students

After the morning news reads the special announcements, a tangible energy of anticipation overwhelms the buzzing students. A sense of pride instills the atmosphere; a spirit painted by students each holding his own bag or box of worn shoes and a big smile to match. For a week, the homerooms have been...

Spring Into Finals With Organization!

Spring Into Finals With Organization!

Zoe Siamon, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

Around this time of year, most students are prioritizing studying, working, and stressing. With SOLs, AP exams, and finals rapidly approaching, there isn’t much time to focus on other things, and staying organized seems to be the last priority. But, ask anybody who manages to stay organized, it makes a l...

The Weeknd tops charts with My Dear Melancholy, EP

The Weeknd tops charts with My Dear Melancholy, EP

Courtney Te, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under A&E, Music

   With only a few days notice of the release of his new EP, My Dear Melancholy, (2018) and little to no promotion, the Weeknd’s EP charts #1 on the Billboard 200 for the third week in the row. The R&B artist once again proves his influence on today’s pop culture and his consistent followin...

DC has bloomed

DC has bloomed

Payton Wozny, Editorial Board

April 12, 2018


Filed under A&E

     Last week, the District of Columbia was covered with the famous cherry pink flowers. This year marked the 106th anniversary of the cherry blossoms in DC. The National Cherry Blossom Festival said that the blossoms were in their peak from April 5-8, as predicted. Here’s everything you need to...

Silence is survival in “A Quiet Place”

Silence is survival in “A Quiet Place”

Katie Thompson, Editorial Board Member

April 12, 2018


Filed under A&E, Movies & TV

I’m usually not a fan of horror movies. Many horror films, especially recent releases, either have a stereotypical or cheesy premise and rely too heavily on gore or unsatisfying jump scares. However, the new movie, A Quiet Place, directed by John Krasinski, defied all of my expectations of what a horror movie can be....

Love Simon’s Impact

Love Simon’s Impact

aubrey harrell, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018


Filed under Art, Movies & TV

“Everyone deserves a great love story.” This line from the film best encapsulates the story of this movie. Love Simon was recently released, and I can confidently say that it lived up to all expectations and is a very meaningful movie that all can enjoy. Summary Love Simon is a movie about a high school boy named...

Introducing Oakton’s new book club

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018


Filed under A&E, Books, Feature, Oakton students, Web exclusive

High school comes with new freedoms and opportunities, however, our high school agendas often give us limited free time for hobbies. For many high school students, books get put on the back burner after school work, sports, clubs, and other activities. Yara Mohamed, 11, created Oakton Book Club for this...

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