Oakton Outlook

Fast, addictive and completely free: Fortnite is taking over the nation

Kartik Mukalla, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018


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Every couple of years, a new video game or genre entices the young people of America. From NBA 2K to Madden NFL to Call of Duty to Minecraft, all these games have had highly addictive gameplay formats and a sense of community around them. They also cost a lot of money for young gaming enthusiasts, resu...

Studying is your new favorite social media trend

Studying is your new favorite social media trend

Emily Richardson, Editorial Board

February 27, 2018


Filed under A&E, Feature

Identifiable by their colorful notes, plethora of stationary, and bullet journals, things like Studygrams (Instagram accounts) and Studyblrs (Tumblr accounts) are growing in presence all across the internet. You may have seen them on your own social media feeds, perhaps asking the question ‘why?’....

Pep Rally

Pep Rally

Kalina Boshkovska, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


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The winter sport season ended, now it’s time for spring sports season! The pep rally this year was the first one to ever include an introduction to spring sports. The rally had rowdy students from all four grade levels and fun games and music. It also featured our Oakton dance team,  the gym...

Black History Month Gone Viral

Black History Month Gone Viral

Katarina Faben, Editorial Board

February 23, 2018


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Youtube In honor of Black History Month, Youtube Spotlight has featured a new column on their channel known as #CreateBlackHistory. The spread is dedicated to informing the public about influential African American leaders in history. The column is both informative and engaging, as youtubers are involved...

The Best of the Best Short Films

The Best of the Best Short Films

Zoe Siamon, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Movies & TV, Opinion

Every year, Cinema Arts, a movie theatre in Fairfax, presents select live action and animation short films nominated for Oscars. Last weekend, I saw the live action films, and my mind was blown. I love movies as much as the next girl, but I never really appreciated short films for what they are. Every ...

The best of spirit week

Payton Wozny, Editorial Board

February 23, 2018


Filed under A&E, Feature, Oakton students

Oakton students showed their enthusiasm for spirit week from February 20 to 24. Here are some of the most spirited students from this week. To start the week, the students wore their patriotic colors. Gabby Parrillo, a junior at Oakton, showed off her red, white, and blue on Tuesday to support her ...

Mirai Nagasu skates into Olympic history with her triple axel

Mirai Nagasu skates into Olympic history with her triple axel

Sahithi Jammulamadaka, Editorial Board

February 23, 2018


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  Mirai Nagasu made her triple axel look easy, After landing one of the most challenging jumps in figure skating, she was the first American female to land the move at the Olympics. Nagasu became the third woman to successfully complete the triple axel at the Olympics, the other two being Japanese fi...

The Honest Truth

The Honest Truth

Rebecca Woodhouse, Editor-in-Chief

February 4, 2018


Filed under A&E, Books, Opinion

Chapters one through 5 are due on Thursday. Have up to part three read by the 20th. Section two is due next class. Any student in high school is no stranger to assigned reading and mandatory books. In addition to this, any student is also no stranger to the online resources that also exist. However...

Why aren’t students saying the pledge of allegiance much anymore?

Juvianna Mullings, Staff writer

January 30, 2018


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The Pledge of Allegiance came into place in 1942 when the congress adopted it as a pledge, a year later rules were put in place that requiring a person to say the pledge is violating the first and fourteenth amendments. Ever since then students have been reciting the 31 words everyday since kindergarten,...

HQ Trivia Hits Oakton High School

HQ Trivia Hits Oakton High School

Brendan Bellingham, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


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 HQ Trivia is a mobile game like no other before it. It was founded by the creators of Vine as a second project at the start of 2018 and has since gained popularity with a diverse user base. The game resembles live television game shows like Jeopardy with its recurring host, Scott Rogowsky live at se...

SYRE, an Album Review

abel berrocal, Staff Writer

January 20, 2018


Filed under A&E, Music

SYRE, an Album Review By abel berrocal     Jaden Smith, known for his philosophical tweets and constant stoner thoughts, is a film and television actor, a fashion designer, and water-bottle company entrepreneur. But with the release of SYRE, he is now a rap artist.   With hi...

America’s Next Top Model Season 24 vs. Previous Seasons

Juvianna Mullings, staff writer

January 19, 2018


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  ANTM is an American TV series on VH1 based on young models attempting to become successful in the modeling business. The host of the show, Tyra Banks, is a world renowned model who began her career at the age of 17. The show began in 2003 and has returned on January 9, 2018 for the 24th se...

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