Oakton Outlook

Juice WRLD Dead at 21

December 13, 2019

Jared Anthony Higgins, professionally known as Juice WRLD, suffered from a seizure at Chicago’s Midway International Airport on Sunday, December 8. He was reportedly conscious while being transported to hospital but was later pronounced dead. At 21 years old, Juice hit #1 on the Billboard 200 chart with hi...

Christmas One Hit Wonders

Lizzie Thompson, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

It’s that time of year again when Christmas trees are being put up and holiday music is being played on every radio station. During this season it’s often fun to listen to one-hit wonders like Mariah Carrey’s All I Want for Christmas is You, Eartha Kit’s Santa Baby, Wham’s Last Christmas, ...

Planning the Winter Break

Grace Park, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

   It’s December, and the year of 2020 is approaching.  Winter break is coming but still there are so many students who do not know what to do during winter break.  The break is in the middle of the second quarter, so students have to focus on their school work. However, many Oakton High School ...

Assumptions about Kpop Fans

Elene LIpartiani, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

As Korean-pop artists such as BTS, MONSTAX and BLACKPINK gain traction and popularity in the U.S, more and more people become fans and celebrate the successes of the groups they enjoy, or ‘stan’. However, due to the sheer size of the fandoms and the variety of people in them, there’s an unfortuna...

Holiday Celebrations in December

Lindsay Greenspan, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

 It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Music jingles around busy holiday shoppers, and colorful lights go up on houses across America. Different countries and cultures have various festivities, even for similar holidays. So sit back, grab your milk and cookies, and read on to find out what ho...

Sad Music on Mental Health

Holland Cogan, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

  Who wants to listen to a happy song on a bad day? People usually resort to the comforts of their sad music playlist with slow beats and soulful words to cancel out the world. A select few, however, turn up the volume in their car and scream along to fast-paced music with a strong base drop. ...

Cultural Exchange at Oakton

Cultural Exchange at Oakton

Haley Longfellow, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

Cultural experiences can be fascinating, offering people a glance into the day-to-day lives of others. They can shed light on the differences between simple things; say, shopping for groceries in California versus Egypt, or finding transportation in Laos versus Spain. To an outsider, these differences can define...

Pumpkin Bread

Courtesy of Delish

Sitota Mesfin, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

Summer has disappeared and fall has shown its colors. With the leaves falling and the weather cooling, what better time is there to make some pumpkin bread? Get ready to surprise all of your friends and family with some incredible pumpkin bread, making them wonder how homemade could taste so good! W...

Cutting Down on Holiday Food Waste

Cutting Down on Holiday Food Waste

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board

November 6, 2019

One of the biggest staples of the holiday season is, without a doubt, the food. From Thanksgiving turkey to Christmas cookies, the holiday season provides multiple occasions to indulge in guilty pleasure food we might not otherwise get to enjoy throughout the year. While the surplus of different delicious...

The World is Ending, the Star Wars Plot was Leaked

Courtesy of Forbes

Zoe Sauger, Editorial Board

October 31, 2019

Star Wars. A meaningful term to many fans who have grown up watching the films, reading the books, and fantasizing about the fictional world. The new movie, Rise of Skywalker is supposed to be the last movie in the nine-part ‘skywalker saga’. So, as you can imagine, many of the fans were excited to see how...

Ruel-Free Time World Tour at Songbyrd Cafe

Katie Le, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

     Ruel Vincent van Dijk is a 17-year-old singer/songwriter from Sydney, Australia. He began gaining attention after he was discovered by M-Phazes, a producer and artist. Soon, Ruel released a song titled “Don’t Tell Me'' which garnered even more recognition by the public. As other artists be...

First Chinese American SNL player — too little, too late?

Courtesy of Filmmagic

Emily Richardson, Editorial Board

October 31, 2019

On Sept. 28 of this year, NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” returned for its 45th season boasting three new featured players— Shane Gillis (who has since been fired for racially insensitive comments made in the past), Chloe Fineman, and Bowen Yang, the first Chinese American player to be cast in the show’s run. ...

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