Oakton Outlook

The Heart of Paris in Flames

The Heart of Paris in Flames

sebastian osea, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019

   Just recently, on Monday April 15th to be specific, a huge inferno engulfed the Notre-Dame Cathedral in France. The Cathedral, which has major civil and national significance, symbolizes the city of Paris. It is possible the cause of the fire may have something to do with the renovations taking ...

The Power of Music Playlists

Kariann Tan, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019

Your heart is broken. Everything you see around you reminds you of this one particular person. Almost everything that you hear reminds you of this person. What else can you do? You put on a playlist. Filled with the likes of Kelly Clarkson’s breakup songs, to cry-your-heart-out bops from Adele, a pla...

Welcome back, The Old Taylor: “ME!” Single Review

Welcome back, The Old Taylor: “ME!” Single Review

Emily Richardson, Editorial Board

April 28, 2019

Apparently, The Old Taylor can come to the phone right now. Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie's "ME!" reminds fans of the bubbly pop that was once Taylor's calling card. Swift's most recent album, Reputation, was indisputably out of her typical style. Albeit well received by fans, the album strayed even farther from...

Easter 2019

Pari Abdollahi, Staff Writer

April 27, 2019

Easter is a holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. It is also referred to as Pascha (Greek, Latin) or Resurrection Sunday. Special services are held in some churches on Easter Sunday, which celebrate the Jesus Christ's resurrection after his crucifixion. Many people also color or...

A letter to the Russo brothers

Wendy Gao, Editorial Board

April 26, 2019

Dear Russo brothers, It is the day of the Avengers: Endgame premiere, and I must say congratulations. Congratulations on successfully creating the biggest media franchise and superhero universe to ever hit the box office. It’s been quite amazing - watching the development of the Marvel Cinematic...

5 Innovative Tips to Prepare for Exams

5 Innovative Tips to Prepare for Exams

Haley Longfellow, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

Many Oakton students can agree that this is the craziest time of year. Just as extracurricular activities are in full swing, making students very busy, nature is coming into full-bloom, provoking allergies. Most daunting, though, is the fact that exams are quickly approaching, casting an increasingly heavy s...

Could Skipping Breakfast Hurt Your Grades?

Maddie Flickinger, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

While fourth quarter brings the first signs of Summer, it also brings the most dreaded time of year for students at Oakton. Within the next couple of weeks, exam season will be coming at us in full force, and while we are so preoccupied studying, cramming, and trying to complete all of our homework as...

The Right Dog Breed for Your Personality

Sarah Jeffries, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

All dogs are different, just like humans. Each dog has a different personality, different needs, and different habits, and each person has a dog that is right for them. Caring for a dog is a full time job, and it is important that before adopting one, you realize your limitations and get a dog that ...

New Zealand’s Map Issue

New Zealand’s Map Issue

Andres Gonzalez, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

   Mistakes in of themselves are an inevitable occurrence that everyone experiences, with the magnitude of them being influenced by the importance of the mishandled action and the number of people involved. The most noticeable times a mistake is known to people who were not directly involved is when a...

The Stress That’s Trying to Help

claudia messina, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

Every student knows or has experienced the stress related to the end of the school year. With final exams, end of year projects, AP testing, and keeping up with classes, there's a lot to stress over. On top of  that, there are also the SOL’s. SOL stands for standard of learning, it is a state inst...

The Benefits of Yoga

The Benefits of Yoga

Portia Dai, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

During the morning announcements, you may have heard that “yoga will be in the aux gym today.” These yoga sessions are led by Jenny Ferguson who has been teaching these classes since they started. These half hour sessions help students relax and relieve themselves of stress. As the SOL and exam ...

Benefits of Uber

Lizzie Thompson, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019

Just recently our society has been reminded of the dangers involving being driven around by strangers. A student from University of South Carolina was kidnapped after getting into someone’s car, which she thought was her Uber. With new safety concerns regarding Uber, I think that is important to re...

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