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Netflix for French Students

Netflix for French Students

Olivia Garrone, Editorial Board

October 30, 2019

Learning a language isn’t easy, and French is no exception. Many people say that the best way to learn a language is to be completely immersed in it, but most people don’t have the option to jet off to Paris for the semester. So they have to resort to the second-best method of immersion: watching N...

RHYTHM+FLOW: The Voice According to Cardi B., Chance The Rapper, And T.I.

Claudia Messina, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

The Netflix original Rhythm + Flow is an uncensored alternative to the more family friendly singing competitions like The Voice. Being an avid follower of the rap and hip hop genre, I found this show intriguing because it gave an in depth behind the scenes of what it takes to make this music. Released on...

The Rise of The Young Artist Ruel

Photo credit to RCA Records

Katie Le, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

Ruel Vincent Van Dijk is an Australian singer born in London, United Kingdom. He and his family moved to Sydney, Australia when he was still young. Ruel became passionate about music as a child and started playing the guitar at 8 years old. He wrote his first song at 12, and at the same time he covered...

What to make of Apples new iPhone releases

What to make of Apples new iPhone releases

Will Locklin, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

A new fall season is here and that can only mean one thing, new apple products.  Every September, Apple holds a conference at the Steve Jobs Theater in California where they announce new products to the general public.  Their highlight products at this conference are the new iPhone and this year th...

NBA 2K20’s broken launch

Kartik Mukalla, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

NBA 2K20 has steadily developed from a small sports game for a niche audience to one of the biggest games on the market today, essentially printing out money for its publisher, 2K games. However, the increased profits from the series have resulted in predatory business practices by 2K. Introduci...

Why Does Netflix Keep Getting Rid of Popular Shows?

Why Does Netflix Keep Getting Rid of Popular Shows?

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board

September 16, 2019

If you’ve been subscribed to Netflix for a while, the routine of Netflix removing well known and beloved shows from their site and the outrage that follows probably isn’t much of a shock at this point. In the past year alone many notable shows have been bid farewell from the streaming site, and many...

Post Malone’s “Hollywood’s Bleeding” Album Review

Charlie Williams, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

It’s been over a year since Post Malone’s immensely popular album Beerbongs and Bentleys was released. Now he’s back and better than ever with Hollywood’s Bleeding, released for streaming September 6th. And really, the album can only be summed up in a single word: haunting. Combining soulful singing with a touch of rap and a slew of talented guest artists, Malone’s new album becomes an introspective look on the artist’s past with an ambitious message for the future. Malone kicks it off with a creepy, echoing intro that shares the same ...

Aladdin Live Action Movie Review

Grace Park, Staff Writer

September 15, 2019

   On May 24, 2019, Disney’s live action “Aladdin” movie by director Guy Ritchie was released. It is about a street guy named Aladdin and the rebellious Princess of Agrabah, Princess Jasmine.  It shows viewers a whole new world with singing and dancing. It made $207 million on opening weekend...

For the Most Part, I’m Loving Taylor Swift’s New Album

For the Most Part, I'm Loving Taylor Swift's New Album

Haley Longfellow, Staff Writer

September 15, 2019

Back in the day, Taylor Swift’s music was the pinnacle of pop culture for little girls. Her charming 2006, 2008, and 2010 country albums were innocent and clever, perfect for family car rides and impromptu dancing in the living room. In 2012, Taylor released Red, a more pop-oriented collection of ...

What are the Best Romantic Comedies on Netflix?

Shevany Moharir, Staff Writer

September 15, 2019

Over the past few years, Netflix has flooded its platform with tons of “romantic comedy” movies, many of which have become some of the site’s most popular programs. The romantic comedy genre is filled with lighthearted story lines, humorous dialogues, and, of course, love. Plots typically have two ...

Love, Hope, and the USA: Track-by-Track Review of Lana Del Rey’s “Norman Rockwell!”

Love, Hope, and the USA: Track-by-Track Review of Lana Del Rey's

Emily Richardson, Editorial Board

September 15, 2019

Norman Rockwell! tells listeners to have hope. It is always darkest before dawn, and life is what you make of it. Hold on to the moments that matter, and love unabashedly.

The Summer of a Lifetime

Zoe Sauger, Editorial Board

September 15, 2019

The summer is a time for wild adventures, new memories, and gaining new experiences. Some students at Oakton had a packed summer, from going to camp to interning to going on a family vacation. Learn about what some Oakton students did over the summer. Cece Schmitz (11) Cece Schmitz is a junior ...

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