Oakton Outlook

Saved By The Bell: Twenty Years Later

Tony Waltrich

February 17, 2015


Filed under A&E, Movies & TV, Web exclusive

Beloved by many, Saved By The Bell will forever live on in entertainment history as a staple of 90's television. The show ran from 1989-1993, entailing five seasons of popular comedy and after years of begging from avid fans, the main cast of Saved By The Bell (excluding Screech and Turtle) reunited ...

Melanie Martinez and AJR jam at Jammin Java

Melanie Martinez and AJR jam at Jammin Java

Maggie Campbell

February 9, 2015


Filed under A&E, Music, Web exclusive

On Jan. 27 AJR and Melanie Martinez took to the stage at Jammin' Java, wow-ing the crowd. It opened with the group AJR armed with their cardigans, beat mixer drum pad and giddy enthusiasm. Singing songs from their EP Infinity, the brothers danced and bopped around the stage not unlike Joe Jonas ci...

William & Kate: A real life fairytale

William & Kate: A real life fairytale

Erin Preaskorn

February 4, 2015


Filed under A&E, Movies & TV, Web exclusive

Lifetime’s "William & Kate" features the real story of Prince William of Wales and Duchess Catherine of Cambridge’s relationship, from the day they met at the University of St. Andrews to William’s proposal. Starring Nico Evers-Swindell as William and Camilla Luddington as Kate, this movie...

American Sniper: The latest box office crusher and controversial topic

Morgan Cooper

February 4, 2015


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Directed by Clint Eastwood and distributed nationwide on Jan. 16 by Warner Bros, “American Sniper”, brought in upwards of $200 million in its first ten days. The story of navy SEAL Chris Kyle is portrayed by actor Bradley Cooper, but not without controversy. The movie is rated “R” for excessive...

Discover some lesser known religions

Discover some lesser known religions

Sam Rutzick

January 26, 2015


Filed under InDepth, Lifestyle

Yazdisim Descending from both Islam and Zoroastrianism, Yazidis reside primarily in the Middle East. Yazidis are monotheistic, believing that God created the universe, and left seven angels, led by Melek Taus (who was identified with Satan by medieval Islamic philosophers) in charge. Yazidis have been...

Horoscopes

Veda Bhatia

January 26, 2015


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

Aries (March 21- April 20) You’re an outgoing person who is a source of endless adventure for your friends. Jan. is your time to put that fiery personality to good use. That’s right, take a bold step into the unknown and perform those acts of social deviance you've never had the courage to do before....

Sliding through the snow

Sliding through the snow

courtneydo

January 26, 2015


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

As the winter season rolls around and snow starts to set, sports take a turn towards the imaginative. In addition to the traditional snowman building, igloo-making, snowball-throwing festivities, some new snow sports have arrived at the scene; take a look. For those who do not mind the freezing cold,...

John Ferri: Singing Sensation

John Ferri: Singing Sensation

Tony Waltrich

January 23, 2015


Filed under Feature, Music, News, Oakton students

Senior John Ferri is noted for both his fantastic vocals and his obvious devotion to the art of singing. After years of participating in the Oakton Singers, Ferri has received an invitation to join the Virginia State Chorus. The VA Chorus is regarded as the most highly regarded high school singing group...

Old show to become new hit

Old show to become new hit

Maggie Campbell

November 6, 2014


Filed under A&E, Movies & TV

“Once Upon a Time” brings new faces to the TV Line-up Storybrooke has frozen over after letting go of the previous story line to incorporate Disney’s animated movie Frozen.  The beloved town in the hit ABC show Once Upon A Time returns for a fourth season. Season four has introduced to us the b...

Student Stress Begins to Weigh in

Erin Preaskorn

November 6, 2014


Filed under InDepth, Lifestyle

Now that school has been in session for over a month, students are perhaps feeling less stressed than they were over the past month. Freshmen may have already experienced the so-called ‘culture shock’ of high school. Typically the beginning and end of school years, as well as the end of semesters...

12 of the Greatest Protest Songs of all Time

12 of the Greatest Protest Songs of all Time

Erin Preaskorn

November 6, 2014


Filed under A&E, Music

  Sunday Bloody Sunday- U2 Orange Crush- REM Get up Stand up- Bob Marley The Guns of Brixton- the Clash Make it Stop (September’s Children)- Rise Against American Idiot- Green Day Killing in the Name- Rage against the Machine Unthinking Majority- Serj Tankian Kenji- Fort Minor Hero of War- Rise Against ...

“Yes Please” by Amy Poehler

jacquegroskaufmanis

November 5, 2014


Filed under A&E, Books, Web exclusive

Amy Poehler begins her book, "Yes Please", by confessing “I like hard work and I don’t like pretending things are perfect.” The next 329 pages do nothing but confirm this truth, with a gut-aching induction of laughter here and there. Per usual “memoir” style, Poehler talks about her life,...

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