Oakton Outlook

Adam Sandler’s most polarizing movie yet

Kartik Mukalla, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

The new Adam Sandler movie, Uncut Gems, helmed by the Safdie brothers, has received unanimous critical praise and has earned Sandler awards attention, with some critics calling his performance the best of his career. However, audiences have been particularly divided by the film, as it has earned...

Hidden Messages of YOU

Claudia Messina, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

It’s the first day back from winter break. The hallway buzzes with the conversation between friends that haven’t seen each other in two weeks and friends that spent every day together for two weeks. Although each conversation unique, almost all include the popular Netflix show You. This Netflix ...

New Year, New Me?

Elene LIpartiani, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

     With the new year, many Oakton students have made resolutions for how they’d like to improve or change themselves throughout the year, or for things they’d like to accomplish. The key to success in this case is establishing good ways to consistently build good habits and break bad ones. So, ...

In Defense of Cats: Movie Review

In Defense of Cats: Movie Review

Emily Richardson, Editorial Board

January 14, 2020

This movie takes what you know about reality for a spin. In order to have a good time, you need to be ready for the ride.

All About Community Service

Zoe Sauger, Editorial Board

January 14, 2020

Most students at Oakton High School strive to complete the required forty hours of community service for the advanced diploma along with extra hours for any honor societies they are in. At first forty hours or more can seem very daunting, however it can be way easier to collect hours. Here are three t...

Popular gifts Received This Holiday Season

Lizzie Thompson, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

After winter break you might notice students decked out in the gifts that they received during the holiday season. This holiday season it is estimated that the United States of America spent about 1 trillion dollars on Christmas gifts. Though Christmas can seem overly commercialized and all about th...

F.R.I.E.N.D.S Won’t Be There For You

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Veronica Preaskorn, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

At the start of 2020, Friends fans were disappointed by the removal of the hit sitcom from Netflix. The show follows six best friends as they navigate adult life in New York City. Friends originally aired in 1994 but continued to rise in popularity over the years. Recently, many TV shows have been removed fr...

Meaningful Holiday Gifts

Meaningful Holiday Gifts

Haley Longfellow, Staff Writer

December 21, 2019

There’s a priceless feeling you get when you give someone a gift. Even if it’s something little, a burst of joy accompanies watching a friend or family member get excited about your gesture.  It’s especially gratifying to gift something clever and sentimental, something that truly suits the ...

“Fine Line” Review

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Zoe Sauger, Editorial Board

December 15, 2019

One direction no longer exists, and Harry Styles has proven this by releasing an album that not only pushes limits, but takes the listener into a world that feels nothing like a teenage love song. The first single of Styles’ album was released October 11th, and like any true fan I took a shower an...

Jumpstart Your Day

Students parking on Sutton Road.

Payton Wozny, Editorial Board

December 15, 2019

For many student drivers at Oakton, getting to school early to park on Sutton is a norm. To ensure a good spot, students begin arriving as early as 6:30 AM. Although the parking situation is not ideal, especially for the unlucky seniors who missed out on the raffle, students who park on Sutton have some wo...

Frozen vs Frozen 2

Frozen vs Frozen 2

Shevany Moharir, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

The big buzz of Thanksgiving 2019 was the premiere of Frozen 2, the sequel to Disney’s Frozen which, at the time of its release in 2013, was the highest grossing animated film in history. It was no surprise that audiences went crazy when Disney announced a sequel to the beloved animated movie. The ori...

The Battle Between Old and New Film Making

The Battle Between Old and New Film Making

Will Locklin, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

A heated debate in the entertainment world has taken place over the legendary filmmaker, Martin Scorsese's controversial comment about Marvel movies. In November, Scorsese said “I don’t see them. I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema,” Scorsese told Empire magazine. “Honestly, the closest I can ...

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