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Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook


Moonage Daydream Movie Review

Ben Crutchfield, Staff Writer | September 20, 2022

   David Bowie was one of the most visionary musicians of the 20th century. From the day he released his first single in 1967, to his final album, “★”, Bowie revolutionized the music scene. Unfortunately, there had yet to be an official documentary...

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Donda: a review

Tommy Hunter, Editor-In-Chief | 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 success. In 2009, West created the Yeezy brand, which...

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The Heart of Paris in Flames

sebastian osea | April 30, 2019

   Just recently, on Monday April 15th to be specific, a huge inferno engulfed the Notre-Dame Cathedral in France. The Cathedral, which has major civil and national significance, symbolizes the city of Paris. It is possible the cause of the fire may...

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Kenan Murray interview

Sebastian Osea | March 1, 2019

Background Kenan Murray is a senior at Oakton high school and a photographer. He started freshman year and shot both film and digital. His portfolio got featured among 8 other students at Oakton High School in the Virginia Art Education Association...

The Fitting Design

Claudia Messina, Editor in Chief | October 17, 2018

It’s that time of year again where you need to start thinking about how to decorate for spooky season. Luckily, there are many things to decorate your home with that are fun to make. One of those decorations is carved pumpkins. Carving pumpkins is a...

Love Simons Impact

Love Simon’s Impact

aubrey harrell, Editorial Board | April 10, 2018

“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...

Journaling a New Year

Journaling a New Year

Katie Thompson, Editorial Board Member | January 17, 2018

What are Bullet Journals? Bullet journals are basically creative and artistic journals, that are more customizable and personal than your average planner. People use them to do everything from plan their weeks to track their spending habits. These...

How loud can poetry be?

Wendy Gao, Editorial Board | December 14, 2017

Poetry Out Loud has come and gone, but there is still much to recap. Last week on December 7th, a number of Oakton’s poets, sonneteers, and rhymesters competed in the annual Poetry Out Loud contest. Poetry Out Loud is an annual competition hosted...

Longwood Gardens - A Walk in the Dark

Longwood Gardens – A Walk in the Dark

Steven Stavrakis, Editor In Chief | January 26, 2017

In the aftermath of the ever claustrophobic North Virginia holiday season, finding somewhere to get out and clear your head can be challenging. It's as if an almost choking post Christmas haze settles over the region we call home. Everyone is everywhere,...

The decay of the horror genre

Sarina Javanmardi, Staff Writer | January 17, 2017

Everyone is a fan of a good horror movie, but creativity in the horror genre has unfortunately declined. Followed by multiple sequels, horror movies have lost the thrill and rush that used to accompany them. Of Course, with the exception of Junji Ito. Junji...

Number 1, 1950 (Lavender Mist) by Jackson Pollock

Digging to Philosophical Art Essence

Ashleigh Tain, Editor-in-Chief | November 19, 2016

       Art is a concept of variation. With each color blend to careful indent brings a universal philosophy. The evolution of art itself grows from spiritual intimacy to contemporary originality. Following the fundamentals of art, it is common...

A Touch of GRACE

Steven Stavrakis, Editor In Chief | September 30, 2016

Friday afternoon, school is over, it’s time to relax. I find myself in Reston Town Center eating ice cream from a small cup, sitting in an open square watching the fountain go through its cycles. There is a constant drum of people from nearby restaurants,...

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