Oakton Outlook

The horror of biological limits

Emily Richardson, Editorial Board

January 18, 2019


Filed under A&E, Movies & TV

There is an entire new breed of horror movies hitting the mainstream in recent years— those that test the biological limits of humans—movies like Hush, A Quiet Place, and Bird Box serving as prime examples. These sorts of films don’t spend two and a half hours trying to jump out and scare you, instea...

The Popularity Pattern: Comparing Bird Box to A Quiet Place

January 17, 2019


Filed under A&E, Movies & TV

Many Netflix watchers have seen or have heard of the movie “Bird Box” that was released in December of 2018. It has been all the rave since its release but with its fame, an interesting pattern was noticed by moviegoers. In the past year, there have been multiple movie releases but many of the popula...

Suncity carries on Khalid’s legacy

Suncity carries on Khalid’s legacy

Ashleigh Tain, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2018


Filed under A&E, Music

After the raving success of American Teen, and consecutive singles hitting #1 in the Spotify and Apple charts, Khalid releases Suncity— a reflection of reality and youth. In a dedication to his hometown, El Paso, Khalid immerses himself in nostalgic memories and connecting thematic implications to the life...

Places To Go This Halloween

Lizzie Thompson, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

Trick or treating this year for student at Oakton might be more difficult this year than ever before because of the new law created in Virginia banning children over the age of 12 from participating in this annual holiday tradition. This might have been easy to ignore, but the law says that if you are over ...

Hellraiser: A Halloween Classic

Hellraiser: A Halloween Classic

Alexandra Martschenko, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under A&E

As Halloween approaches, the urge to curl up with a bowl of popcorn and dive into a blood-curdling, nightmare-forging horror movie is steadily growing stronger. Horror movies are the pinnacle of the ‘spooky season’ and a profitable market for writers and directors such as William Friedkin and Cl...

BTS recent rise of worldwide fame

BTS recent rise of worldwide fame

Sally Park, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under A&E

A Korean pop boy group by the name of BTS has risen to worldwide fame being deemed as the world’s biggest boy band. From being featured on multiple award shows, talk shows, and conferences such as the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music Awards, and the UN, to selling out every concert so far...

Origination of Superstitions

Origination of Superstitions

Katarina Faben, Editorial Board

October 17, 2018


Filed under A&E

Superstitions are often evaluated throughout the course of the year, and are evident in our everyday lives. Although these ideals are seen on a daily basis, and are relevant throughout the course of the year, they are especially prominent in the fall during the month of October. During Halloween, thes...

A write-up of the best pens for students

A write-up of the best pens for students

Emily Richardson, Editorial Board

October 17, 2018


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, Opinion

Pens are one of the most fundamental tools students use. When it comes to the best, in terms of quality and writing convenience, it’s always a debate; countless brands means countless opinions. Here are a few pens Oakton students love, alongside a few of my personal favorites. MUJI Gel-Ink Ball...

An Organizational Tool that Actually Works

An Organizational Tool that Actually Works

Haley Longfellow, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

If you’re a student who has strived to maintain some level of organization throughout your years in school, chances are you have reinvented your organizational methods countless times. From scribbling to the fullest capacity of a school-issued planner to making a supposedly life-changing task list to spen...

Movies To Watch While Binging Halloween Candy

Movies To Watch While Binging Halloween Candy

Annabelle Rosse, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under A&E, Movies & TV

It’s that time of year again: costumes, pumpkins, and trick-or-treaters. Seems like the perfect time to watch a spooky movie with family and friends to really get the Halloween spirit going! Hocus Pocus For anyone looking for a must-have Halloween classic, this movie is just right for you. ‘Hocus Pocus,’ w...

Apps That Everyone Should Have For the School Year-Lizzie Thompson

October 17, 2018


Filed under A&E

    Many people go through hundreds of apps over their life. Personally, I have gone through over 120 apps from the time that I have gotten my phone. Though apps come and go, here are some apps that every student/ person should have this school year.    The first app that people should have...

The Life of Jake Paul

Katie Le, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under Movies & TV, Theater

Shane Dawson created a documentary series on YouTubers and what goes on in their lives and controversies they’ve had. Tanacon, Tana Mongeau’s YouTube convention, was what started this documentary series, but Shane’s first documentary on a person was about a makeup artist, Jeffree Star. So many p...

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