The Roar

What does a new co-sponsor mean for SCA?

Samantha Hill and Giselle Schneider take on the role of SCA co-sponsors, bringing new ideas and changes to the program With every new school year comes an abundance of change. This year, one of the biggest changes at Potomac Falls was Giselle...

Orientation? How about Morientation?

The freshmen have been helped, but they have opinions Tuesday Aug. 21, the crowd is swarming, you’re walking around the hallway trying to hear your Link Crew leader over all the noise, keeping an eye on their red “Linkcredibles” t-shirt....

PetSmart Holds Adoption Event

PetSmart will be holding a dog adoption event on Sunday, Sep. 16 with The Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation. The Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation will be holding a dog adoption event in PetSmart at Potomac Run Plaza on Sunday, September...

Review: Jack Ryan

Has Amazon hit the jackpot with their new action thriller in the form of the iconic Tom Clancy character? Every year the bloated, super rich film and television industry pumps out a few action thrillers shows full of big explosions, intense...

YAF Pays Tribute

Students in Young Americans for Freedom honor the lives lost on Sep. 11  Rain drizzles down, as it has been for the last few days, but the rain can’t stop the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) from remembering the events of 9/11. The entire...

Kate of All Trades

Sophomore Kaitlyn Olia packs her schedule full of academics and athletics that keep her busy throughout the year. As a varsity runner, balancing life, athletics, and school is hard enough, but sophomore Kaitlyn Olia took it one step further...

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Friday Night Lightning: the Battle of Sterling

In the first official Battle of Sterling, varsity boys defeat Dominion despite a lightning delay The Battle of Sterling, between Potomac Falls and Dominion, ended in a win for Potomac Falls, and bragging rights until the next time they face the Titans. Not even the scattered rain showers leading up to the kickoff of the game could dim the pit’s spirit. They were ready to beat the Titans on their...

What is Music Monday?

SCA introduces Music Monday with a goal in mind Shock. Surprise. Confusion. That’s all any student felt as music filled the halls over the everyday chatter on Monday, August 27. Once everyone figured out what was happening, students either rejoiced or cringed at the Taylor Swift song coming loudly from the PA. “I was more just confused and dazed. I didn’t think it was the bell; I thought...

Lucy Greenman is 2018’s Valedictorian

Graduating with a GPA that puts her at the top of the class while juggling her Academy of Science curriculum, senior Lucy Greenman may seem like she is all work and no play, yet Greenman is extremely involved in extracurriculars outside of the classroom and has high hopes for her future. As an active member of her synagogue, Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, and the Jewish community, Greenman...

A Comprehensive Look at the Caps’ Road to the Stanley Cup

As any D.C. sports fan knows, the road to a championship is long, bumpy, and for many teams, seemingly never-ending. This year, the Capitals made history. Washington D.C. has long been a city synonymous with sub-par sports teams. Brief speckles of success in the '80s and '90s were encouraging but failed to repair a reputation of failure. Now, 26 years later, the Washington Capitals are poised to bring...

Stained-Glass Window Tradition Continues

Carrying out a tradition that has been a part of the school since it opened, senior Helena Howard Wins Once Again Walking into the school, you may have noticed the stained-glass windows hanging over the front doors. Since the school first opened in 1997, a student from the senior class would design a tile of stained glass to feature in the school, as a goodbye gift from the graduates. The tradition...

Meet Your New SCA Officers

New Student Council officers have their sights set on next year As new SCA officers rise to power for the upcoming 2018-19 school year, they discuss how they plan on changing the school. This new group looks to improve communication and reignite what they see as fading school spirit. The newly elected President, junior Isabella Bournas, wants to see a more unified school. Bournas mentioned the...

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The Final Act, cont. from Roar Magazine

Elias Tafwed: Wake-Up Call Why I picked my show: "I felt like it was speaking to me personally, the plot summary is basically my life in one sentence." My favorite part of the rehearsal process: "Working with my cast and having fun with one another. We play games before starting the show, have inside jokes, do Wendy Williams impressions (shout out to Robert McNickle for introducing me to her),...

Link Looks Back, cont. from Roar Magazine

In case you missed it in the magazine: The transition between middle school and high school can be nerve-racking. It’s common for freshmen to walk into the wrong classroom, worry about who they will sit with during class, and stress over the amount of work that is suddenly being piled upon them. Potomac Fall’s Link Crew works to help the freshmen handle these new challenges and understand that...

Opinion: 11 Things I Learned in High School

1. Be inclusive and kind to everyone This is probably one of the most important things to remember. It’s never right to judge someone based on first impressions. You never know what someone is going through, so it’s important to always be kind. You don’t necessarily have to be best friends with everyone, but spread positive vibes and never make anyone feel unwanted. 2. It’s never too...

Swapping Movies: Kyra on Tay

Atonement (2007) So before I watch this movie, I would just like to preface it with the fact that I have only watched two romance movies. I didn’t like the Notebook because the girl in it is super abusive and there were so many communication issues that I was just getting mad. The other was 13 Going On 30 and the only thing I liked about that was Mark Ruffalo. Going into this movie, I’m just excited...

Swapping Movies: Tay on Kyra

Batman & Robin (1997) I vaguely remember this movie, just like how I vaguely remember my childhood and everything before the end of junior year. It’s an issue, so re-watching this isn’t a problem for me in the slightest when I don’t remember anything about anything. Maybe it’ll be like re-watching my favorite movie of all time, Catwoman. Or maybe not, especially when I judge that movie...

Freshman to Watch: Femi Alabi

Freshman Femi Alabi made the boys varsity soccer team due to his determination. He is a starting defender playing alongside two senior captains. His coach Stephane Longchamp noted Alabi’s natural leadership and high expectations as reasons behind what makes him soccer’s Freshman to Watch. Why did you recommend him for this? SL: "He is hardworking, and he expects everyone around him to put...

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Opinion: Oh, the Things We Will Miss

As we are heading towards the second half of the fourth quarter, anxiety rises, spring fever kicks into high gear, and freshmen are excited that their first year is ending. On the other hand, the seniors are getting ready to end their last year as high schoolers. May 1 was College Decision Day and most students have already figured out where they will be this fall. June 15 is coming fast, and once...

AET Prepares Students for Life After High School

A firsthand look at the new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program based in Loudoun County, providing students with advanced education for up and coming fields. Academy of Engineering and Technology is a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics program new to Loudoun County which specializes in Engineering, Information Technology, and Entrepreneurship. Several students...

Opinion: 10 Prom Life Hacks and Tips that Every Girl Needs to Know

It’s that time of year again: Prom season.  And no matter how many months in advance you’ve prepared for this night, there might be a last minute emergency or something you can do to be more prepared. But not to worry, here are 10 Prom hacks and tips that every girl needs to know: 1. Use shaving cream to get out makeup stains from your dress No matter how careful you really think you are,...

Boys Soccer Gives Back

Each week, the varsity boys soccer team volunteers at a  local elementary school In a new tradition created by coach Stephane Longchamp, the boys varsity soccer team assembles every Thursday at Potowmack Elementary to help students who are struggling with reading. Each player is partnered with a Potowmack student, and spend about 30 minutes working together to improve their comprehensive reading...

Yeh for Graduation

Senior Alice Yeh uses her talent to decorate Graduation Caps for students As the end of senior year approaches, seniors are starting to think about what they want on their graduation caps. Instead of thinking about her own cap, senior Alice Yeh is taking orders to design people’s caps for them. “Last year, I did two of my friend’s grad caps, and I got the idea from that to earn money from...

Review: The Death of Stalin

History lovers should seek out this dark comedy as its limited release makes The Death of Stalin hard to find but worth the watch Last month a movie was released in only select theaters in the U.S. and the U.K. It is relatively unknown, and it has only made six million dollars at the box office, and it might just be the funniest movie that’s come out in the past five years. The Death of Stalin...

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