Oakton Outlook

New Years Resolutions

Veronica Preaskorn, Staff Writer

January 18, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion, Uncategorized

With a new year comes new goals and deadlines. People make lists of how they can better themselves and it works… for the first week. After seven days, the novelty wears off and resolutions are forgotten. The lists are thrown away and carted off with spoiled leftovers from Christmas dinner. The gym ...

Retake Policy Reforms

Retake Policy Reforms

Haley Longfellow, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under Oakton students, Oakton teachers, Opinion

Currently, a huge portion of the Oakton student body is aghast at the thought of a retake policy revision. It’s unclear exactly what the new policy might be; there are rumors of limited scores on a retake, a maximum score to be eligible for a retake, and even no retakes. Many Oakton students feel c...

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.

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