Oakton Outlook

“Falling” into a Series of Productions with Oakton Theatre

“Falling” into a Series of Productions with Oakton Theatre

Jessica Marshall, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2017


Filed under A&E, Events, Oakton students, Theater, Web exclusive

Now that Much Ado About Nothing has wrapped up from last weekend, Nov. 9th through Nov. 11th, the talented students of Oakton Theatre have moved on to working on two more productions: Almost, Maine and Orphie & the Book of Heroes. Almost, Maine will be shown from Nov. 16th through 18th in the...

How many snow days to expect?

How many snow days to expect?

Courtney Te, Editorial Board

November 14, 2017


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

   As the colder seasons approach, many are starting to wonder what lies in store in terms of the weather and snow days. After getting only one pity snow day last year (it was barely an inch of snow), students are left with uneasy expectations of what is to come this Winter. In November, the weathe...

A Review of “This Is Us”

A Review of “This Is Us”

Aubrey Harrell, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under A&E, Movies & TV

Are you looking for a new TV show to get addicted to this Fall? This Is Us might be the show for you. This Is Us is a comedy-drama about a family made up of three siblings born on the same day and their lovestruck parents. The show has gotten stellar reviews from various critic websites, and has also been n...

Oakton Theatre Presents Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing in First Ever In-School Assembly

Oakton Theatre Presents Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing in First Ever In-School Assembly

Amy Dai, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under A&E, Theater

The long awaited show of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, presented by Oakton Theatre, has arrived. After watching the much anticipated show last Friday in a first ever in-school assembly to watch a production, it is definitely worthy to take some notes of this quirky rom-com. Commonly pr...

Thanks-vegan

Zoe Siamon, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

Dietary restrictions appear difficult to follow to an someone who doesn’t have any, but having to follow these guidelines during the holidays seems downright impossible. Veganism is one of the strictest dietary restrictions. They cannot eat any products that comes from an animal. Vegans have to find ...

Sink, sank, sunk!

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under A&E, Music, Oakton students, Theater

There are few moments in life that truly take our breaths away. The production of Les Misérables at Oakton High School last spring begs to differ. I know I wasn’t the only one in tears after the show. Oakton has a prominent performing arts department, and they’ve lived up to their high esteem count...

Dangers of Black Friday

November 14, 2017


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

People stand in lines for hours and hours waiting for the mall doors to open so they can rush in for the annual Black Friday Sales; hundreds of people rushing into stores hoping to get the best price for those jeans or the newest smartphone. For many this is a happy occasion and is recognized all over the ...

Album Releases: November 2017

Album Releases: November 2017

Olivia Garrone, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under A&E, Music, Web exclusive

Whether you listen to pop, country, or holiday music, there’s something new coming for you this November! A wide range of singers and songwriters have albums slated to be released this month. One of the most anticipated releases this November was The Thrill of it All by Sam Smith. It has everythi...

Is the fashion industry finally recognizing diversity in the runways?

Ashleigh Tain, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2017


Filed under A&E

America is the most diverse it has ever been— or at least we are working towards it. Our society is working together to facilitate great matters such as the rise of women empowerment, ethnicity embracement, and intellect in our youth. However, in the midst of our diverse era, there are some gaps in our...

Sleep Deprivation

Sleep Deprivation

Katarina Faben, Editorial Board

October 22, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Oakton students

Did you know that teenagers require 8-10 hours of sleep a night? This statement is shocking to most. Most teens get less than 8 hours of sleep, as the average number varies between 7 to 7.5 hours a night. This issue is especially evident with the end of the quarter, as it marks the beginning of a str...

Fall Festivities

Fall Festivities

Katie Thompson, Editorial Board Member

October 22, 2017


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle

  Go out and have fun with your friends and family this fall at some of these exciting events and festivals! Fields of Fear and Cox Farms   Fields of Fear is one of the most popular fall experiences in Northern Virginia. The event is geared towards  an older audience (like teen...

The Rise of Spanish Music

Katie Thompson, Editorial Board Member

October 19, 2017


Filed under A&E, Music

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