Oakton Outlook

Competition Under the Golden Arches

Competition Under the Golden Arches

Conor Krouse, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Whether you like the food or not, fast food chains are everywhere. Due to this competition, the market has skyrocketed over the course of the last 20 years. With companies such as Wendy’s, KFC, Taco Bell, Burger King, and McDonald’s, everyone is trying to get the upper hand in the market. With the cu...

A write-up of the best pens for students

A write-up of the best pens for students

Emily Richardson, Editorial Board

October 17, 2018


Filed under A&E, Lifestyle, Opinion

Pens are one of the most fundamental tools students use. When it comes to the best, in terms of quality and writing convenience, it’s always a debate; countless brands means countless opinions. Here are a few pens Oakton students love, alongside a few of my personal favorites. MUJI Gel-Ink Ball...

Beauty Vloggers and their “Tea”

Beauty Vloggers and their “Tea”

Amira Bashir, Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Many makeup lovers use Youtube as a platform to express themselves, like James Charles, Jeffree Star, Nikki De Jager, and Laura Lee. All of which make makeup tutorials and post them on youtube like to and talk with their viewers, but their mostly known for their drama. Recently the beauty community h...

Perfectionism and the impossibility of creating liberally

Ashleigh Tain, Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2018


Filed under InDepth, Opinion

Perfection, in its exterior, is a beautiful thing. It is effortless yet diligent. It manifests products that are pristine and aesthetic. It breeds a notion of attentiveness and creativity. In its interior, it is constant and stubborn. It is controlling and pungent. It fills your senses with chronic ...

We Miss the Old Kanye

We Miss the Old Kanye

Alexandra Martschenko, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

  When you think of rap music, you typically think of some of the biggest names in the business; Drake, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, and of course, Kanye West. All are very influential, very rich, and most times, very cryptic. Kanye West in particular has shown himself to be an enigma to many fans, from...

Looking Back on the Kavanaugh Hearing

Jacob Rutzick, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Politics

Brett Kavanaugh was finally confirmed and sworn in on Saturday, which marks the end of the liberal witch hunt to prevent Kavanaugh from voting on the abortion issue. As this whole process comes to end, it is important to look back at some of highlights and lowlights from his extensive confirmation proc...

Student Perspective on Mathspace

Student Perspective on Mathspace

Zoe Siamon, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Mathspace. The website that ruined our lives this year, or so many students claim. From unhelpful hints to a class scoreboard, it seems like Mathspace is doping everything in its power to make us more stressed. I conducted a poll in order to see what everyone in Oakton thinks about this topic, and ou...

Rowdy Resources

Rowdy Resources

Katarina Faben, Editorial Board

October 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With the approaching end of the first quarter, students are panicking to raise their grades and retake assessments. With these challenges, comes stressful attempts to find new ways to study and learn content among students. Although your scores may mean the end of the world in your eyes, there is al...

Can Amazon really be it all?

Riya Jain, Editorial Board

October 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It’s no secret that Amazon is increasing its power and influence around the world everyday. Just recently, Amazon has opened its own shop in SoHo, New York that is stocked with all of the top selling and most wanted items on their site, began two-hour delivery of groceries, raised its minimum wage to $15,...

The real trash littering our movie theaters: an analysis of what sells

Emily Richardson, Editorial Board

October 9, 2018


Filed under A&E, Opinion

There’s more than just empty popcorn containers and candy wrappers trashed around our movie theaters— lately, it seems as though it’s been what we’re there to see.

Flu Shots?

Zoe Sauger, Editorial Board

October 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

So let’s talk about flu vaccines. Every year the media tells us whether or not we should get them. Some people are in favor for the shot and some are very against it. In my personal experience, it is just not worth your time. It’s not like I have an amazing immune system and I just don’t get s...

The Abortion Debate

Jacob Rutzick, Staff Writer

September 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Politics

pexels.com Abortion is a very hot topic in the modern political sphere. Some people will say abortion should be acceptable at any point during a pregnancy. This is the official position in the democratic political platform, and it is disturbing. Abortion is really about the simple debate of whethe...

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