Oakton Outlook

Self-Balancing Scooters emerge as one of season’s most popular gifts

Self-Balancing Scooters emerge as one of season’s most popular gifts

Nathan Tankel, Staff Writer

November 23, 2015


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This year a new product has taken America by storm and has consumers' complete attention. It has been dubbed many names including "monorover" and "Io hawk." Who would have thought that a two-wheeled self-balancing scooter that contains a motor could become so popular in such a short time period? Online,...

Let it grow: No-Shave November is in full-swing

Let it grow: No-Shave November is in full-swing

Kristen Peters

November 23, 2015


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November has rolled around again, accompanied by the event known as “No-Shave November.” No-Shave November is a month-long excuse for men to not shave their facial hair and show off their beard-growing abilities. This campaign has spread like wildfire and even has young boys attempting to grow out...

The red cup controversy

The red cup controversy

Victoria Grimm

November 23, 2015


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There are a lot of ways to tell that the holiday season is coming soon, one of them being the always-popular Starbucks holiday cups. In past years, the seasonal cups were adorned with festive snowmen and ornaments, but this year the cups came out plain, red, and underwhelming to customers. However, these...

Video Game Releases for 2015

Video Game Releases for 2015

Arthur Kennington, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015


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Every year around the holiday season many game developers proudly release their new video games to the public that many people look forward to play on their consoles for hours on end. Many video games revolve around annual series' that create a popular story line for players to recreate, with special...

Finding Nostalgia

Finding Nostalgia

Tony Waltrich

November 17, 2015


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Everyone has a treasured memory from their childhood, something that makes them long wistfully for simpler days. For young children of the 2000's, Finding Nemo is almost definitely staple of their past. The movie is famous, telling the story of a clownfish searching desperately for his missing son, wit...

The Classic, but always enjoyable Pep Rally

The Classic, but always enjoyable Pep Rally

Katie Xenos

November 11, 2015


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Oakton High School's 2015 pep rally was definitely an exciting. The pep rally was hosted by Jay Leonard and Alex Dimitriades, who brought as much hype from the football games to the gym on Friday. The pep rally began with the senior football players bursting through a sign with excitement, as this...

Netflix Plans a Comeback for Gilmore Girls

Netflix Plans a Comeback for Gilmore Girls

Veda Bhatia

November 11, 2015


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For all the Gilmore Girls fans out there who are feeling more distant from the show than ever, don’t fret. Netflix is planning a Gilmore Girls comeback, and it is going to be huge. If you ever felt your dream was to live in Stars Hollows and be Rory and Lorelai’s best friend, it may feel like thi...

Highlights from Country Music’s Biggest Night

Highlights from Country Music’s Biggest Night

Lindsey Katsaros, Editorial Board Member

November 11, 2015


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Every fall, country artists and bands come together in Nashville Tennessee for the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. On Nov. 4 2015, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood hosted the 49th annual CMA Awards. There were many well-deserved award winners, and amazing performances this year. Underwood and Paisle...

A Glimpse at Oakton’s Art Gallery

A Glimpse at Oakton’s Art Gallery

Maddie Sheifer

November 9, 2015


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In a school mainly focused on athletic successes, other non-sports related achievements can be easily overlooked. Although almost every student at Oakton participates in at least one sport, there are lots of extracurricular activities Oakton students take part in. There are a numerous amount of electi...

20 things to do after Halloween

aliciakay

November 2, 2015


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The big day has come and gone, and you may find yourself wondering, "What now?" Not to worry- the Outlook staff is here to save the day! Or at least your boredom. Here are 20 things to do after Halloween Eat ALL the candy Smash pumpkins Visit Cox Farms one last time Buy all the candy on sale Plan your c...

Chuy’s: an up-and-coming restaurant in the area

Chuy’s: an up-and-coming restaurant in the area

Jessica Marshall, Editor-in-Chief

October 28, 2015


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Chuy’s is a Tex-Mex chain restaurant that is very popular in the South – and there is a new location that recently opened up in Fairfax, Virginia. Despite the fact that Chuy’s has only 62 locations scattered across the country, they are thriving as a fun family restaurant. Not only does Chuy’s have grea...

New Year, Old Traditions

New Year, Old Traditions

Kristen Peters

October 28, 2015


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  Everyone has their pre-game rituals and traditions. Erik McIntosh, grade 12, and Hanna El Mohandess, grade 11, share the rituals of the Oakton High School Drama program. The Pulse A ritual that takes place in the green room, The Pulse is where everyone forms a circle, crosses their arms, and h...

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