The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

The student news site of Oakton High School

Oakton Outlook

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board

Hi, my name is Aubrey and this is my second year as an editor for the Oakton Outlook. I'm a senior and this is my fourth year writing for the newspaper. My favorite kind of stories to write are A&E (Arts and Entertainment) stories like movie reviews and other updates on the latest trends in pop culture. I also enjoy writing News stories, both local and international. Outside of school I can be found reading, listening to music, and watching the latest movies/shows.

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Framing Britney Spears

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board | March 25, 2021

Chances are, you’ve come across the #FreeBritney hashtag on at least one occasion, either through social media or verbal conversation as the phrase became more common outside of the confines of Twitter....

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A Review of Soul

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board | January 20, 2021

Ever feel like you aren’t living up to your own personal expectations as to how life should be led? Do you feel like you’re wasting precious time sitting inside instead of accomplishing everything...

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How Covid Has Impacted the Film Industry

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board | November 3, 2020

Due to the ongoing pandemic, it’s obvious many industries have been offset and damaged by the virus’s effects on society, and the film industry is no exception. Going to the theatre has always been...

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How will Halloween be Celebrated this Year?

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board | October 20, 2020

When you think of Halloween, Trick-or-treating, Halloween parties, and haunted houses most likely come to mind. This Halloween, however, will likely look much different than the years preceding it. As...

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What to Expect from The Bachelorette 2020

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board | October 8, 2020

With school starting and the threat of Covid-19 still looming over us all, it’s safe to say many Oakton High School students may be more than a little stressed at the moment. What better way to temporarily...

Escaping Quarantine Boredom

Escaping Quarantine Boredom

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board | May 1, 2020

Since school has been let out for the rest of the year, students are now faced with an almost unprecedented amount of free time on their hands. Although there are online classes to attend, homework to...

OHS Spin-off of the 2048 Game

OHS Spin-off of the 2048 Game

Payton Wozny and Aubrey Harrell | April 24, 2020

If you’ve spent time in any public school across Fairfax County, or any public school across the country for that matter, chances are you’ve heard people mention the single-player number puzzle game,...

A Movie Review of Knives Out

A Movie Review of Knives Out

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board | January 24, 2020

While it can sometimes be a challenge for mystery genre films to keep an audience enraptured and speculating up until the very end of the film without any giveaways as to how the plot will be resolved,...

More Recognition for Foreign Films by the Academy

More Recognition for Foreign Films by the Academy

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board | January 24, 2020

As film awards season approaches, It’s become glaringly obvious that foreign films have begun to garner more attention and well-deserved recognition as of late. Films like Parasite, The Farewell, Pain...

Cutting Down on Holiday Food Waste

Cutting Down on Holiday Food Waste

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board | November 6, 2019

One of the biggest staples of the holiday season is, without a doubt, the food. From Thanksgiving turkey to Christmas cookies, the holiday season provides multiple occasions to indulge in guilty pleasure...

Why Does Netflix Keep Getting Rid of Popular Shows?

Why Does Netflix Keep Getting Rid of Popular Shows?

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board | September 15, 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....

Child laying on stomach watching a blank tv screen

How too much screen time affects your health

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board | May 6, 2019

There are warnings everywhere about the dangers of technology. Starting in elementary school it’s preached to us through guidance counselors health classes that technology can be a dangerous tool used...

Marvel Shows VS DC Shows

Marvel Shows VS DC Shows

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board | April 9, 2019

Most people in tune to the world of pop culture have probably heard the infamous debate before: Marvel or DC Comics? The question has been the spark of many heated debates for years on end, and still continues...

Nasa Rover Opportunity Declared Dead

Nasa Rover Opportunity Declared Dead

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board | March 1, 2019

Famed Nasa rover, Opportunity, was unfortunately confirmed dead on Feb 13. The rovers mission on Mars was initially supposed to last only ninety days, but actually ended up spanning fifteen years. Opportunity,...

Birdbox: Did it Live up to the Hype?

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board | January 20, 2019

This winter’s newest Netflix hit , without a doubt, has been the movie Bird Box. Based off the 2014 post-apoplectic horror novel with the same name by Josh Malerman, the film spread like wildfire across...

Kanye West’s Trip to the White House

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board | October 18, 2018

Although 2018 is almost over, its trend of providing us with unpredictable and almost unbelievable events continues. The most recent one being Kanye West, armed with a “make America great again” hat,...

Choose Your Own Adventure Story Coming to Netflix

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board | October 9, 2018

  A general rule in the entertainment industry is in order to maintain popularity, impressive new ideas and innovations are necessary to keep relevance. A recent example of this is Netflix, which...

Crazy Rich Asians movie review

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board | September 12, 2018

When Crazy Rich Asians was first announced and trailers were released, it quickly caught the attention of many around the world. Based off of the international best seller(insert book name)by Kevin Kwan,...

First-hand account of the March for Our Lives

aubrey harrell, Editorial Board | April 23, 2018

  On March 24, thousands from all over the United States came together in Washington DC to take a stand against gun violence. As of late, I have come to the realization that my peers and I are...

Love Simons Impact

Love Simon’s Impact

aubrey harrell, Editorial Board | April 10, 2018

“Everyone deserves a great love story.” This line from the film best encapsulates the story of this movie. Love Simon was recently released, and I can confidently say that it lived up to all expectations...

Are School Lock down Drills Effective

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board | February 23, 2018

None of us are strangers to school drills. Since kindergarten, the protocols designed to protect us in event of immense danger have been ingrained into our heads. In light of recent events in Parkland,...

Missile Scare In Hawaii

Missile Scare In Hawaii

aubrey harrell, Editorial Board | January 25, 2018

On January 13, residents all across Hawaii were thrust into a panicked frenzy for 38 minutes over a false incoming missile alert. This incident occurred after a string of drills and precautions in Hawaii...

YouTube’s demonetization problem

YouTube’s demonetization problem

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board | January 17, 2018

Over the past few months, it’s apparent that the widely popular video sharing platform YouTube has experienced some tribulations regarding both its YouTubers and the website itself. One consistent problem...

End the stigma surrounding mental illness

aubrey harrell, Editorial Board | December 14, 2017

What is Mental Illness? Mental illness refers to the broad array of mental health conditions that affect a person’s thoughts and behavior. Common mental illnesses often talked about are depression,...

Australia votes Yes to same-sex marriage

Australia votes ‘Yes’ to same-sex marriage

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board | November 22, 2017

In many places around the world, the battle for equal rights and opportunities still has a long way to go. When it comes to LGBTQ+ rights, there is still lots to be done to reach equality. In many countries,...

A Review of This Is Us

A Review of “This Is Us”

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board | November 14, 2017

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...

Should your zodiac sign dictate your life?

Should your zodiac sign dictate your life?

Aubrey Harrell, Editorial Board | October 15, 2017

What zodiac and horoscopes are Chances are, you’ve heard about zodiac signs at least once in your life, either from scrolling through social media or from everyday conversations. Common phrases like...

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