Oakton Outlook

Top 10 Memes of 2018

Kariann Tan, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

2018’s memes were truly ones to remember. However, they did have big shoes to fill considering the high standard 2017 placed - with a flurry of non-respect for presidents, and an egregious amount of salt bae pictures posted on Twitter. In spite of that, 2018 succeeded, topping the previous years in ...

New Years Resolutions

Sarah Jeffries, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

‘New year, new me’ is the saying that goes around every year at around this time. The idea behind new year’s resolutions is pretty simple - to make yourself a better person come the new year,. Getting in better shape and eating healthier are pretty common ones. New year's resolutions have been pu...

Early Preview of 2019 Marvel Movies

Will Locklin, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019


Filed under Movies & TV

The Marvel Cinematic Universe movies were a massive success in 2018. They generated over 4 billion dollars in the box offices as well as Infinity War and Black Panther being nominated for several awards including best visual effects, best picture and best original score.  The formula for them was simp...

Birdbox: Did it Live up to the Hype?

Aubrey Harrell, Staff Writer

January 20, 2019


Filed under A&E, Movies & TV

This winter’s newest Netflix hit , without a doubt, has been the movie Bird Box. Based off the 2014 post-apoplectic horror novel with the same name by Josh Malerman, the film spread like wildfire across social media platforms, garnering a lot of attention from the general public. Within the first ...

Drake’s New Controversy

Cole Starmer, Staff writer

January 20, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle

Consent is a hot topic in today's society. Celebrities are always at risk of being accused of sexual assault. Whether or not most accusations are truthful or false, having undeniable evidence such as a video or a recording can spell doom for the career of any celeb. This month, Drake, one of today's mo...

Bandersnatch

Alexandra Martschenko, Staff Writer

January 19, 2019


Filed under A&E

On December 28th, Black Mirror rolled out their first interactive episode, Bandersnatch, which left many viewers intrigued and just a little bit frightened. While this is not Netflix’s first release of a choose your own adventure type show, Bandersnatch has gained the attention and excitement of many...

2019 Live Action Movies

Pari Abdollahi, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


Filed under Movies & TV

2019 is finally here and new movies are being released in different genres. This year, however, there are a few famous animation movies that are being recreated as live action movies. These movies are Aladdin, Lion King, and Dumbo. Even though many movies are being released this year, these live action mo...

Highlights of 2018

Payton Wozny, Editorial Board

January 18, 2019


Filed under A&E

As we begin 2019, it’s important to take a look back at our past. Here were some of the biggest events for Oakton students and staff from school renovations to YouTube videos. Welcome to Cougar Towne To start off 2018, students and teachers were welcomed back from winter break with a new additio...

How to Live Zero Waste

How to Live Zero Waste

Zoe Sauger, Editorial Board

January 18, 2019


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

A zero-waste life… mmm seems too hard. Well, not actually, a zero-waste lifestyle becomes easy once you get started, but the key words are getting started, and that can be challenging. Like anything changing habits is not always the easiest but you just have to suck it up and think about how much ...

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Review

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Review

Andres Gonzalez, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


Filed under A&E, Movies & TV

       In the past two decades multiple superhero films have been released, some of the most notable revolving around the web-slinger known as Spider-Man. When one takes into consideration the number of compelling storylines and interesting characters, along with the iconic rogues gallery, it is no...

Exceeding The Expectations for “Reputation”

Olivia Garrone, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


Filed under A&E, Music, Web exclusive

The Netflix film, Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour, will entertain fans of the “old” Taylor and the “new” Taylor alike. Though Swift is clearly in a new era, with a darker look, sound, and plenty of snake imagery, glimmers of artist who became famous for her girl-next-door persona came t...

New Years Resolutions

Veronica Preaskorn, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion, Uncategorized

With a new year comes new goals and deadlines. People make lists of how they can better themselves and it works… for the first week. After seven days, the novelty wears off and resolutions are forgotten. The lists are thrown away and carted off with spoiled leftovers from Christmas dinner. The gym ...

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