Oakton Outlook

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, Editorial Board

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, Editorial Board

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, Staff Writer

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

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...

Another Realm of Logic

Another Realm of Logic

Ashleigh Tain, Editorial Board

March 29, 2018


Filed under A&E

Logic’s album release of Bobby Tarantino II had me in surprise. His previous album, Everybody, although not one of my favorites, branded his name as an artist that cares about the world around him. His album was the first concept album that I’ve ever heard, spanning a theme of what inclusion should ...

How To Survive the Fourth Quarter

Amy Dai, Staff Writer

March 24, 2018


Filed under A&E, InDepth, Lifestyle, Opinion, Showcase

After months of waiting anxiously for 4th quarter to arrive, we have finally made it - through the grueling first quarter, second quarter exhaustion, sporadic snow days, and third quarter stress as well as spring break. With only one week left until the official end of third quarter and the beginning...

Stay Amped

Stay Amped

Katarina Faben, Editorial Board

March 23, 2018


Filed under A&E, Music, News

On March 23, 2018 the Stay Amped concert was held in Washington D.C. at the Anthem theater. The performance was a special event dedicated to seeking support for the end of gun violence in schools, targeting students as their main audience. Throughout the event, inspirational quotes and phrases were not onl...

“The Tribe has spoken”

“The Tribe has spoken”

March 23, 2018


Filed under A&E, Feature, Movies & TV

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