Oakton Outlook

Interviews with Students About Oakton

Lizzie Thompson, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

Oakton has been going through major renovations lately. With the construction everywhere, it’s hard to remember how the school used to be. Before, there were ceilings and walls, and a whole other section of the school that doesn’t seem to exist anymore. With all that there is to complain about, I a...

Top 5 Underrated Early 2000’s Shows

Alexandra Martschenko, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

  Roswell: This angsty teen drama stole the hearts and attention of many fans when its first episode aired in 1999. Perhaps too far in the past for most current Oakton High Schoolers to remember the original airings, the reruns gave a hint of the dramatic and somewhat comedic plot line....

All American: Summary, Ratings, and Rumors

Sara Boddie, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

     Inspired by the real story of a Super Bowl champion, Spencer Paysinger, All American is an inspiring story about about a high school football superstar. Spencer James enters a new world when he’s taken out of the hood to play on the Beverly Hills football team. With his mother and brother ...

Top 5 Summer Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List

Katie Le, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

Summer is just around the corner and there’s so many thing to do during the two and a half months of no school. With all that time, people still have no clue on what to spend their summer doing. Although some might have a bucket list of summer plans, whether you’re just looking for something to d...

3 Smoothie Recipes for Summer

3 Smoothie Recipes for Summer

Haley Longfellow, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

For a high-school student, summertime doesn’t just bring nice weather; summertime is a highly anticipated break from school, and it evokes a sense of both peace and excitement. Warm weather and final assessments make it feel like this season is practically within arm's reach. For many students,...

What science class is best for you?

What science class is best for you?

May 6, 2019

Oakton High School offers numerous science classes, and sometimes the sheer amount can seem daunting to students choosing which classes to take. Whether you like biology or chemistry or neither, there is a science class for you. In freshmen and sophomore year, students are required to take biology an...

Avengers Twist and Turns

Avengers Twist and Turns

Annabelle Rosse, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

Everyone should know of the Avengers Endgame movie by now. If, for some reason, you haven’t, beware. This article will spoil almost everything. It’s been the main talk all over the internet for the past couple weeks by succeeding on shaking its fan base to the core. To do this, they incorporated...

The resonating impact of Lil Dicky’s “Earth”

The resonating impact of Lil Dicky’s “Earth”

Emily Richardson, Editorial Board

May 6, 2019

**DISCLAIMER: "Earth" is an explicit song. Contrary to popular opinion, it is not yet too late to attempt to prevent further climate change— but now is crunch time. Don’t be afraid, but do be aware of your presence and impact on the planet. Listen to the words of environmentalists, such as Lil Dicky, appa...

The decline of Taylor Swift’s writing abilities

The decline of Taylor Swift’s writing abilities

Courtney Te, Editorial Board, Publicity Manager

May 5, 2019

I say this as someone who has loved her for many years—Taylor Swift's songwriting skills are not on par with what they used to be. Especially looking at her previous albums (Red is her best lyric-wise, but that's a debate I've held amongst many people), Reputation and her latest single Me! featuring Brendon ...

Samsung makes a Folding Phone

Samsung makes a Folding Phone

Brendan Belligham

May 2, 2019

 Leaks and rumors of folding phones arrised last year and began with the Samsung leak that exposed a project that would allow for a bending display. Once leaked, rumors of a foldable Samsung phone circulated around the news until February when Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Fold. The two thousand dollar f...

After: Fan-fiction Turned Trainwreck

Alexandra Martschenko, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019

If you’re going to watch After with the hopes of seeing a sappy romantic film, go with low expectations. On the other hand, if you’re hoping to see a perplexingly comedic movie with hints of horror film humor, this is the perfect movie for you. After is a 2019 drama/thriller film based on a...

The Legacies

Katie Le, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019

The Vampire Diaries is a TV series that was produced by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based off of a book series with the same title by L.J. Smith. In this show, a girl named Elena Gilbert is torn between two brothers, Damon and Stefan Salvatore, who are vampires. The series is filled with romance, super...

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