Oakton Outlook

The Money in Mass Shootings

Jake Neuffer, Editor-in-Chief

January 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

The shooting at the Pulse Night Club in Orlando, Florida, left the nation in shock. It was the deadliest shooting in American history, and how someone bent on terrorism was allowed to slip through the cracks is a puzzle to many. But every time horrific shootings like this happen, voices asking qu...

The decay of the horror genre

Sarina Javanmardi, Staff Writer

January 17, 2017


Filed under A&E, Art, Opinion

Everyone is a fan of a good horror movie, but creativity in the horror genre has unfortunately declined. Followed by multiple sequels, horror movies have lost the thrill and rush that used to accompany them. Of Course, with the exception of Junji Ito. Junji Ito, a Japanese comic artist has alter...

The Aftermath of the Presidential Election

Lindsey Katsaros, Editorial Board Member

November 14, 2016


Filed under National News, News, Opinion

The nation is still in shock from Tuesday night’s election results. Leading up, most major news outlets made it seem as if Hillary Clinton had already won the election. Little did they know that on November 9, 2016, Donald Trump would surpass 270 electoral votes, making him the 45th president of the U...

Uncle Sam Wrestles The Bear

Fabian Gonzalez-Cortes, Staff Writer

October 31, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The Quagmire The Bush administration set the trend for the next decade of U.S. foreign policy when it used evidence that the intelligence community widely assessed as unreliable to justify the invasion of Iraq. The US overthrew Saddam and imposed a democratic government with a Shiite leader in a Sunni ma...

When Should You Stop Trick-or-Treating?

Gaby Brennan

October 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion

As soon as October 1 rolls in, children from all over start preparing for their favorite fall holiday: Halloween. Candy and costumes are bought, pumpkins are carved, and fake spider webs are hung. However, as kids grow older, the tradition they once adored may begin to feel too “childish”, meanwhile...

Student Government for All

Student Government for All

Katie Thompson, Editorial Board Member

October 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Since I have attended this school, Oakton never had open student government elections. They have always been restricted to the students that are members of the leadership class, and consequently, student government has fallen to the back of every student’s mind. However, this year, student government has gone thr...

Compassion, Not Coddling

Compassion, Not Coddling

Evan Lincoln, Staff Writer

October 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion

  The University of Chicago recently announced to their incoming class of 2020 that the institution will not “support so-called trigger warnings” or “condone the creation of intellectual ‘safe spaces’” as a part of their “commitment to academic freedom.” This proclamation is founded on ...

Lockers: Convenience Vs. Inconvenience

Lockers: Convenience Vs. Inconvenience

Katarina Faben, Editorial Board

October 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion

   For many of us, high school represents a new chapter in our lives. It is a time of meeting new people and forging new friendships. High school means having to become accustomed to a larger school. You have to acclimate to a new environment, and be patient as you learn your new schedule. While ...

The GOP Colorado caucus is an unfair contest

The GOP Colorado caucus is an unfair contest

Katie Thompson, Editorial Board Member

April 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Web exclusive

When the results of the GOP Colorado caucus were announced, Ted Cruz came out on top, collecting all 34 of Colorado's delegates. This time, the interesting part of this election wasn't the poll numbers, it was the lack of votes. In August of last year, Colorado changed its traditional election system...

Zootopia hinting at underlying issues in our society

Zootopia hinting at underlying issues in our society

Jessica Marshall, Editor-in-Chief

March 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Web exclusive

Although it may seem like just a typical Disney movie for children, Zootopia is actually very adult-oriented, exemplifying the importance of inclusiveness and acceptance in a community. This movie hit the theaters on March 4, 2016, and weeks later, it is still maintaining its popular status for fami...

The Last Sleep:on the misuse of Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” in David Lynch’s “The Elephant Man”

The Last Sleep:on the misuse of Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” in David Lynch’s “The Elephant Man”

Nina Jacobs

March 14, 2016


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

Samuel Barber's "Adagio" is often misinterpreted as a tragedy, having been voted the “saddest classical work ever” in a BBC poll in 2004. However, the piece cannot be fully understood unless heard in its entirety, a fact seemingly overlooked by David Lynch in his 1980 film The Elephant Man. In Lynch’...

Kim Kardashian is attacked for her nude photos

Kim Kardashian is attacked for her nude photos

Katie Thompson, Editorial Board Member

March 14, 2016


Filed under A&E, Opinion

Kim Kardashian. Famous for her sex tape and her reality TV empire.  Over the years, she and her family have become social media moguls and grown their wealth astronomically. People have also come to expect Kim Kardashian's life to be full of risqué and controversial drama, which she consistently delivers....

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