Oakton Outlook

OHS Spin-off of the 2048 Game

OHS Spin-off of the 2048 Game

Payton Wozny and Aubrey Harrell

April 24, 2020

If you’ve spent time in any public school across Fairfax County, or any public school across the country for that matter, chances are you’ve heard people mention the single-player number puzzle game, 2048. The simplicity and ease of the game, as well as the satisfaction that reaching 2048 gives the player, makes ...

Reviewing Time-Consuming Baking Projects to Try While Quarantined

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Olivia Garrone, Editorial Board

April 23, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, students are facing unprecedented amounts of free time. What better way is there to fill this time than with a few lengthy baking projects? I tried out three famously finicky and time-intensive recipes and reviewed them below, so you can choose your favorite (o...

The Cure For “Quarantine Craze”

Claudia Messina, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

When school was canceled on Friday, March 13th, students across FCPS rejoiced at the fact that they could escape their stressful everyday life even if it would only be one day. Several people made plans with their friends for that Friday, treating it like the break everyone needed and deserved from t...

What Party Does He Belong To Again? – Micheal Bloomberg Feature

Claudia Messina, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

This year’s presidential candidate race has had many surprises. One of the biggest ones being the addition and withdrawal of Michael Bloomberg from the race. Micheal Bloomberg, a 77-year-old billionaire, has had a successful life leading up to this race. He graduated from John Hopkins University an...


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

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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...

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