Oakton Outlook

Nasa Rover Opportunity Declared Dead

Nasa Rover Opportunity Declared Dead

Aubrey Harrell, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, National News, News

Famed Nasa rover, Opportunity, was unfortunately confirmed dead on Feb 13. The rovers mission on Mars was initially supposed to last only ninety days, but actually ended up spanning fifteen years. Opportunity, nicknamed “Oppy” by scientists, definitely made its impact on the world, setting the recor...

Top 5 Songs of Our Childhood

Alexandra Martschenko, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under A&E, Opinion

  Ten years doesn't sound like a huge amount of time but so many things have happened in that short amount of time that it's important to look back on all the advancements and changes we have seen. 2009 was an undeniably amazing year; Obama was inaugurated, the iPhone 3g was released, and the...

Alicia Keys 2019 Grammy’s Performance

Katie Le, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under Movies & TV

This year, Alicia Keys hosted the Grammys and opened the show with a speech,Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga joining her on state. Keys has won around 15 Grammys of her own the past years, including Best Rap song and Best Rap/Sung performance. The 2019 Grammys is the first time Alicia Keys has hosted, an...

‘thank u, next’ Album Review

‘thank u, next’ Album Review

Olivia Garrone, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under A&E, Music, Web exclusive

Ariana Grande’s new album “thank u, next”  immediately catapulted to the top of the charts. In fact, it made her the first artist since the Beatles to have her songs as number 1, 2, and 3 simultaneously on the Billboard top charts. The album created a lot of buzz for a reason; the bold singles ...

The PewDiePie vs T Series Online War

The PewDiePie vs T Series Online War

Nikhil Trivedi, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under A&E

PewDiePie, a solo YouTube content creator and the most subscribed to YouTube channel since 2013, has found some competition for the number one spot with T-Series, an Indian music record label company. With the rate that T-series was growing compared to PewDiePie, the corporation was supposed to surpass PewDieP...

How To Train Your Dragon 3 Review

Cole Starmer, Staff writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under Movies & TV

With Pixar making smash hit after smash hit in terms of animated films, it’s only natural that their next film is another popular blockbuster. “How to train your dragon 3: The hidden World” is a casual and fun movie that is great for time spent relaxing after a hard week. The new film is definitel...

Cultural cuisine: a sense of home

Ashleigh Tain, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2019


Filed under A&E, Opinion

In the small talk and common utterings of how important food is in our lives, it is true that food bears a more meaningful and extensive connotation. To many, it’s nourishment is a catalyst of energy and health. It can also be a source of joy and happiness or nostalgia and reminiscence. Further, it’s a ...

What’s the deal with Bird Box?

Kartik Mukalla, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under A&E, Movies & TV

Netflix’s latest original movie has been driving people crazy on it, giving an impromptu marketing push and a surge in popularity for its star Sandra Bullock. But...Why?   Bird Box, on its own terms, seems like a pretty decent movie. It features a talented cast, led by a star turn from Sa...

The Oscars

The Oscars

Portia Dai, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under A&E, Movies & TV

The Oscars are an annual award ceremony held to recognize excellence in the film industry and are given out by the Academy. The Academy chooses one winner in each category of film and the winner receives the coveted “Oscar,” a golden statue to commemorate the achievement. Last Sunday, February 24, the 9...

Disney Releases in 2019

Veronica Preaskorn, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under A&E, Movies & TV

2019 is said to be the year of Disney and with all the sequels and live action movies coming out that just might be true. From a live action Aladdin to Frozen 2, the movies vary. Although some of the movies are having controversial results, there are also huge viewing estimates. Aladdin(1992) is...

Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Now That I Found You” and “No Drug Like Me” single review

Kariann Tan, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under A&E, Music

  To many others, the name “Carly Rae Jepsen” may come off as a whisper of the past, symbolizing the years of adolescent youth and then “Call Me Maybe” frenzy that enveloped the entire populace in 2012. However, to a small yet vocal minority, she represents the emphasis on the perfect...

Generation Z’s new form of therapy: private accounts

Generation Z’s new form of therapy: private accounts

Courtney Te, Editorial Board

February 28, 2019


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

Let’s face it—although social media has been become essential in our everyday lives and has been fundamental in shaping youth culture over the past decade, the idea of posting our lives to everyone we know is scary. It’s the reason many of us only show the perfect, most ideal versions of ourselve...

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