Oakton Outlook

Fall DIYs

Sarah Jeffries, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

The revolution of DIYs have taken over the nation, sweeping over social media, websites, videos, and blogs. DIYs, or Do-It-Yourselfs, are meant to be crafts or projects that you can, in fact, do yourself. Some DIYs, however, have a reputation of being too complex, confusing, or just an idea that doesn’t ...

Fall Fun

Maddie Flickinger, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

 Even though the weather hasn’t hinted that fall is in the air, the first day of Fall has come and gone and many Fall lovers in Northern Virginia are starting to celebrate. Whether you are a nature lover, total foodie, or crazy crafter, Fall definitely has something for everyone. For years Cox ...

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Olivia Garrone, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

Fall brings more than just colorful leaves; in the past few years, each autumn season has also brought a plethora of new pumpkin-inspired products. These pumpkin spice products have evolved from the latte to include everything from bagels to chips to hand soap (yes, even your hands can smell like pumpk...

Fall Season Upcoming Concerts in DC

Kariann Tan, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under A&E, Music

As the leaves begin to shed and the weather begins to cool, the abundance of artists never fails to swiftly pass by the city of Washington D.C. From the 9:30 Club to the Filmore Silver Spring in Maryland, check out this highlight of music stopping by our area at your pleasure: Friday October 12th @ The Anthem - Lil Pump K...

Gender Roles and Jack-o-Lanterns

Annabelle Rosse, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

On an average Halloween night, you may come across boys in superhero costumes and girls as princesses, or male teenagers portraying famous movie characters and then teen girls, dressed in over-revealing costumes. Then, walking down the other side of the street is a little boy dressed up as a unicorn. As...

The real trash littering our movie theaters: an analysis of what sells

Emily Richardson, Editorial Board

October 9, 2018


Filed under A&E, Opinion

There’s more than just empty popcorn containers and candy wrappers trashed around our movie theaters— lately, it seems as though it’s been what we’re there to see.

“Searching” Movie Review

“Searching” Movie Review

Zoe Siamon, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018


Filed under A&E, Movies & TV

After Margot Kim, a 16 year old girl goes missing, it is up to her father, David Kim, to understand what happened. The investigation goes over 37 hours with no real leads, until David finally understands what no one else saw, his daughters computer. In all honesty, this is one of the best movies I...

Spotify’s Top Songs

Kartik Mukalla, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018


Filed under A&E, Music

A few weeks ago, Spotify released another list of the top songs of the summer. It’s a great way to see the songs that people listened to. As the year rounds to a close, this chart showed the streaming data for the most streamed songs of the summer. The chart showed a surprising change in the l...

Back to School Lunch Ideas

Back to School Lunch Ideas

Olivia Garrone, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

If you bring lunch to school from home, then you are all too familiar with the daily struggle: what to pack for lunch? The same old peanut butter and jelly sandwich gets old quickly, and fancy meals take too much time and energy to make, especially after a long day of school, sports, and homework. If...

Crazy Rich Asians movie review

Aubrey Harrell, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


Filed under A&E, Movies & TV

When Crazy Rich Asians was first announced and trailers were released, it quickly caught the attention of many around the world. Based off of the international best seller(insert book name)by Kevin Kwan, expectations for the movie were big and continued to grow as news of the upcoming film spread qu...

A Preview of Titanic: the Musical

A Preview of Titanic: the Musical

Jessica Marshall, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2018


Filed under A&E, Events, Feature, Music, Oakton News, Oakton students, Theater, Web exclusive

Lindsey Jacobson (12), member of Oakton Theatre and Chorus for the past four years, has been studying "dramaturgy" for this year’s spring musical, Titanic, which will be shown on May 3rd-5th and 11th-12th at 7:00 p.m. In other words, aside from being one of the main characters, she has been studyi...

The radiance of Three Steps Charity

The radiance of Three Steps Charity

Ashleigh Tain, Editor-in-Chief

April 15, 2018


Filed under A&E, Feature, Lifestyle, Oakton students

After the morning news reads the special announcements, a tangible energy of anticipation overwhelms the buzzing students. A sense of pride instills the atmosphere; a spirit painted by students each holding his own bag or box of worn shoes and a big smile to match. For a week, the homerooms have been...

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