Oakton Outlook

Journaling a New Year

Journaling a New Year

Katie Thompson, Editorial Board Member

January 17, 2018


Filed under A&E, Art, Lifestyle

What are Bullet Journals? Bullet journals are basically creative and artistic journals, that are more customizable and personal than your average planner. People use them to do everything from plan their weeks to track their spending habits. These types of journals are usually the ~aesthetic~ note...

How far will they go for content?

Gracie Mouzavires, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


Filed under A&E, Uncategorized

    Recently there has been a lot of talk over popular YouTuber Logan Paul’s trip to Japan. Logan Paul has over 15 million subscribers and has a huge influence over the kids who watch his videos religiously. On this trip Paul and his friends proceeded to make fun of the people and the cu...

Truly, the greatest showman

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


Filed under A&E, Movies & TV, Opinion

This winter, director Michael Gracey brings to life the true story of the greatest showman to ever live. The Greatest Showman tells the story of P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) and his dream of starting a show where people can see things they’ve never seen before. He gathers acrobats, trapeze artists, animals...

YouTube’s demonetization problem

YouTube’s demonetization problem

Aubrey Harrell, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


Filed under A&E, Movies & TV, National News, News

Over the past few months, it’s apparent that the widely popular video sharing platform YouTube has experienced some tribulations regarding both its YouTubers and the website itself. One consistent problem that has been negatively affecting the website’s content creators since around March, is the issu...

American Idol is Coming Back

Olivia Garrone, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


Filed under A&E, Movies & TV, Web exclusive

Do you miss American Idol yet? Less than two years ago, the last episode of the iconic show’s heavily-hyped “Farewell Season” aired. You may not have even noticed the show was gone (if it weren’t for the star-studded, tear-filled finale), because the cancellation turned into just a one se...

Why do we celebrate Hanukkah?

Why do we celebrate Hanukkah?

Zoe Siamon, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under A&E, InDepth

Every December, many families comes together to exchange gifts, sing festive songs, play fun games, and eat delicious food during an exciting holiday. No, I am not referring to Christmas, but the ever forgotten Hanukkah. Everyone has heard of the classic “festival of lights,” 8 day celebration w...

An Everlasting Christmas Icon: Mariah Carey’s Impact

An Everlasting Christmas Icon: Mariah Carey’s Impact

Courtney Te, Editorial Board

December 14, 2017


Filed under A&E, Music

   There’s probably not a person in the world who doesn’t know Mariah Carey. She’s a household name—whether known as a world renowned singer of the ‘90’s or a person who’s a little bit too full of herself. Inarguably, her career is most accredited to her wildly popular Christmas songs like...

How loud can poetry be?

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


Filed under A&E, Art, Oakton students

Poetry Out Loud has come and gone, but there is still much to recap. Last week on December 7th, a number of Oakton’s poets, sonneteers, and rhymesters competed in the annual Poetry Out Loud contest. Poetry Out Loud is an annual competition hosted by Mr. Lawless that encourages students to write...

Addicted to the screen

Addicted to the screen

Emily Richardson, Editorial Board

December 14, 2017


Filed under A&E

What do mobile games such as Flappy Bird, Candy Crush, and Pokemon Go have in common? They’re all impossible to put down; they’re borderline addictive. What makes them so addictive, though? What is the constant at play that keeps people glued to their phone screens? The number one factor th...

Naps: A blessing or a curse?

Ashley Shepard, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

It’s that time of year when teachers are cramming assignments in before break and students try to juggle it all while staying sane. But that takes A LOT of energy, and that doesn’t even include extracurriculars, homework, time with family and friends, and keeping a consistent sleep schedule. For ...

Where should your next Christmas vacation be?

Juvianna Mullings, Staff Writer

November 25, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Uncategorized

‘Tis the season for gifts and joy to the world! Preparation for Dec. 25 has began and stores have started selling Christmas themed decoration since Halloween ended. With Thanksgiving around the corner, flights are being booked and the hottest new gifts are out and ready to be purchased, but, deep down,...

Miley’s Back and Younger Now

Miley’s Back and Younger Now

Jessica Marshall, Editor-in-Chief

November 23, 2017


Filed under A&E, Music, Web exclusive

After releasing "Bangerz" in 2013, Miley Cyrus took a break and focused more time on herself and her relationship with serious boyfriend and now fiancé Liam Hemsworth. Now, four years later, she is back into her music career and just released her newest album, "Younger Now" at the end of September....

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