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Why Does Netflix Keep Getting Rid of Popular Shows?

Why Does Netflix Keep Getting Rid of Popular Shows?

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board

September 15, 2019

If you’ve been subscribed to Netflix for a while, the routine of Netflix removing well known and beloved shows from their site and the outrage that follows probably isn’t much of a shock at this point. In the past year alone many notable shows have been bid farewell from the streaming site, and many...

Post Malone’s “Hollywood’s Bleeding” Album Review

Charlie Williams, Staff Writer

September 15, 2019

It’s been over a year since Post Malone’s immensely popular album Beerbongs and Bentleys was released. Now he’s back and better than ever with Hollywood’s Bleeding, released for streaming September 6th. And really, the album can only be summed up in a single word: haunting. Combining soulful singing with a touch of rap and a slew of talented guest artists, Malone’s new album becomes an introspective look on the artist’s past with an ambitious message for the future. Malone kicks it off with a creepy, echoing intro that shares the same ...

Aladdin Live Action Movie Review

Grace Park, Staff Writer

September 15, 2019

   On May 24, 2019, Disney’s live action “Aladdin” movie by director Guy Ritchie was released. It is about a street guy named Aladdin and the rebellious Princess of Agrabah, Princess Jasmine.  It shows viewers a whole new world with singing and dancing. It made $207 million on opening weekend...

For the Most Part, I’m Loving Taylor Swift’s New Album

For the Most Part, I’m Loving Taylor Swift’s New Album

Haley Longfellow, Staff Writer

September 15, 2019

Back in the day, Taylor Swift’s music was the pinnacle of pop culture for little girls. Her charming 2006, 2008, and 2010 country albums were innocent and clever, perfect for family car rides and impromptu dancing in the living room. In 2012, Taylor released Red, a more pop-oriented collection of ...

What are the Best Romantic Comedies on Netflix?

Shevany Moharir, Staff Writer

September 15, 2019

Over the past few years, Netflix has flooded its platform with tons of “romantic comedy” movies, many of which have become some of the site’s most popular programs. The romantic comedy genre is filled with lighthearted story lines, humorous dialogues, and, of course, love. Plots typically have two ...

Love, Hope, and the USA: Track-by-Track Review of Lana Del Rey’s “Norman Rockwell!”

Love, Hope, and the USA: Track-by-Track Review of Lana Del Rey’s “Norman Rockwell!”

Emily Richardson, Editorial Board

September 15, 2019

Norman Rockwell! tells listeners to have hope. It is always darkest before dawn, and life is what you make of it. Hold on to the moments that matter, and love unabashedly.

The Summer of a Lifetime

Zoe Sauger, Editorial Board

September 15, 2019

The summer is a time for wild adventures, new memories, and gaining new experiences. Some students at Oakton had a packed summer, from going to camp to interning to going on a family vacation. Learn about what some Oakton students did over the summer. Cece Schmitz (11) Cece Schmitz is a junior ...

5 Tips to Read More This School Year

5 Tips to Read More This School Year

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editor-in-Chief

September 15, 2019

   We have just gotten through our third week of school and it seems like many of us are already sinking in a pile of essays, projects, and tests to study for, and are longing for the laziness of summer to return. With such a full schedule how can any highschool student expect to find time to read for...

What does movie violence portray to today’s youth?

What does movie violence portray to today’s youth?

Thu Pham

June 5, 2019

For someone who grew up in Vietnam, I basically was raised with the notion that violent movies are ruinous to your mental health and will make you a bad person. And growing up, I believed that. At face value, it makes sense that there should be a correlation between indulging inappropriate films and turning...

The rise of super connectors

The rise of super connectors

sebastian osea, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019

   What makes one a connector? To become successful in the modern world, you have to gain knowledge. However, it’s not about what you know but whom you know. Connectors are those people who know a lot of people. Also, the relationship is mutually beneficial. Not to be confused with networkers, wh...

The Importance of Eating Healthy

Sarah Jeffries, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019

There are many different ways to eat healthily. The definition of healthy eating varies from person to person, and strategies to eat healthy also aren’t the same for each person. The body needs varieties of different foods to get all the nutrients it needs, like foods of different food groups, color...

Back of the Fridge Badlands

May 7, 2019

You open and close the refrigerator door as if next time you open it there will be a prepared meal waiting to be eaten, but sadly all that resides in the fridge are leftovers from two days ago, sauces and condiments, and assortments of individual foods used together to make a meal. Laziness and wanti...

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