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Club Files: French Club

Get to know more about French Club as a part of our Club Files series. Enjoying some raclette, coq au vin, or escargot sounds enticing, and if you are a member of French Club, you may get close to a taste of some French cuisine. Sure, the fo...

Review: Best Eats in Cascades Overlook

With all the new restaurants opening at the nearby Cascades Overlook, it is important to know which ones are worth visiting.  Spot #1: Choolaah Google Review: 4.4/5 stars Type of food: Indian BBQ Hours: 11 a.m. -9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday & 11...

Debate: Where You Do More Than Just Argue

Each week, Debate Club meets to practice and refine their arguments before heading to competitions Last February, Debate Club traveled to Harvard University to gain experience in nationwide debating by going against schools in other states to argu...

SAT vs. ACT: What’s the Difference?

Breaking down the differences between the two exams so that students know which is the best fit for them What exactly is the difference between the SAT and the ACT?  Some people still aren’t quite sure.   The SAT is a college acceptance test.  How w...

Influenza the season

Background on the dreaded flu as well as preventative steps to keep you and your friends flu free High school is a breeding ground for germs; mass amounts of teenagers are compressed into the building, a cesspool of festering bacteria. A 2014 s...

The Future is Female

National Organization for Women helps those in need by sponsoring a Holiday Drive to benefit Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter Lending a helping hand to other women in need, new club National Organization for Women (NOW) started a Holiday Drive to...

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Club Files: French Club

Get to know more about French Club as a part of our Club Files series. Enjoying some raclette, coq au vin, or escargot sounds enticing, and if you are a member of French Club, you may get close to a taste of some French cuisine. Sure, the food at French Club meetings might not be as fancy as the aforementioned, but the club still offers its members a taste of the culture. Its goal is to “enjoy d...

Review: Best Eats in Cascades Overlook

With all the new restaurants opening at the nearby Cascades Overlook, it is important to know which ones are worth visiting.  Spot #1: Choolaah Google Review: 4.4/5 stars Type of food: Indian BBQ Hours: 11 a.m. -9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday & 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday With its fun flavors and friendly customer service, Choolaah is a good option for those who want to try something new without wandering ...

Debate: Where You Do More Than Just Argue

Each week, Debate Club meets to practice and refine their arguments before heading to competitions Last February, Debate Club traveled to Harvard University to gain experience in nationwide debating by going against schools in other states to argue solutions to problems concerning healthcare, the economy, and human rights. This year, the team is debating locally, everywhere from Fairfax High School ...

SAT vs. ACT: What’s the Difference?

Breaking down the differences between the two exams so that students know which is the best fit for them What exactly is the difference between the SAT and the ACT?  Some people still aren’t quite sure.   The SAT is a college acceptance test.  How well you do on it may determine which colleges you get into.  First, the stats.  It has three sections; reading, writing and language, math, an...

Influenza the season

Background on the dreaded flu as well as preventative steps to keep you and your friends flu free High school is a breeding ground for germs; mass amounts of teenagers are compressed into the building, a cesspool of festering bacteria. A 2014 survey shows that only 49.9% of people from ages six months to seventeen years got their flu shots, compared to the other age groups, it was one of the high...

The Future is Female

National Organization for Women helps those in need by sponsoring a Holiday Drive to benefit Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter Lending a helping hand to other women in need, new club National Organization for Women (NOW) started a Holiday Drive to provide necessities to women in the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS) who are victims of abuse. With Christmas right around the corner, these donated ...

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Gifts That Give Back

Use this guide to shop for anyone on your list all while giving back to a greater cause The thought of buying your friends and family holiday gifts can be overwhelming; you may not know if they will like or use it. But, your mom is much more likely to love a gift if she knows she is saving the turtles and sending girls in India to school. With these four companies below, not only will you be able ...

Top Three Classic Christmas Albums

All good things come in three, just ask the three wise men Album 1: Ultimate Christmas, Frank Sinatra Ultimate Christmas is a compilation album, which has every classic song of Frank Sinatra singing about the holidays. It’s the pinnacle of the holidays with his voice being so heartwarming - deep and rich - to hear on any winter day. His songs are played everywhere from shopping malls to family...

Too Legit To Commit

After receiving several offers over the last two football seasons, Dean Ferguson decides to wait it out before committing The life of a varsity football player is a fast and hard one, but junior Dean Ferguson is taking it slow when it comes to choosing to commit to a college. While patience isn’t always associated with football, Ferguson is becoming a master of it. Since his 2016 season ended, h...

It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas Movie Season

Time to cuddle up with a mug of hot cocoa and escape the winter chill as you enjoy these holiday classics you won’t want to miss These six movies bring you everything from cheery childhood nostalgia to cringe-inducing laughs. If you haven't seen them, you've got time. And if you have seen them, you can agree these are the type of classics you want to watch year after year. Home Alone You’r...

Live to Give: Catholic Student Association

CSA gives back to the community by bringing food to help the homeless in Alexandria Ushering in the holiday spirit, members of the Catholic Student Association (CSA) went to Alexandria to feed the homeless on Nov. 18. The club, which is led by officers Thomas Dinneny, Kyle Hartmann, Serena Farmer, Caroline Koon, Paolo Orosa, and Joseph Tran, met at Orosa’s house to make packages of food consisti...

1984: A Blind Date with a Book

Sometimes readers are too quick to judge a book by its cover, and a blind date with a book is the perfect way to remedy this issue Summary I’ll admit it, I often decide whether to read a book based on the appearance of its cover. Novels that have colorful designs or pictures on the front entice me more than those that simply say the title and the author because the graphics give insight into w...

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Tay on Tay: A Review of Reputation by Taylor Swift

It’s rude to insult the dead; but in this case, it’s warranted. Summary Dripping with a face of heartbreak and melancholy, Reputation by Taylor Swift is her attempt at departing from the “good girl” character that haunted her from her Taylor Swift and Fearless days to even 1989. This album is her proclaimed departure from that romantic past and the he-said-she-said of the present; it’s supposed to ...

African American Student Union starts at PFHS

Junior Josie Owusu starts African American Student union to empower students The African American Student Union or AASU is a club that was recently started at Potomac Falls by junior Josie Owusu and is sponsored by learning specialist Brandon Jackson. The African American Student Union began as a way for African American students to express themselves in a space free of judgment. “I started ...

Pride & Prejudice Takes the Stage

After months of rehearsing, the cast of Pride and Prejudice performed for family, friends and the community for three nights Pressured to get married, Elizabeth Bennet must find a wealthy husband to fulfill her family’s needs. The nineteenth century romance, Pride and Prejudice, illustrates the prejudice that occurred between the classes and the pride that kept lovers apart. Panther Productions just ...

Reigning Champs: a Q & A with Kevin and Kelly

Get to know the unknown about your 2017 Senior Homecoming Queen and King What was your most listened to driving song on your morning commute this year? Mogensen: “'Apartment' by Young the Giant.” Cox: “'Unforgettable' by Thomas Rhett.” Which school tradition are you most proud? M: “Mr.PFHS.” C: “The Panther Pit.” If you could visit anywhere in the world where would ...

Academic Challenge Competes at UVA to Kick off Season

Members of the Academic Challenge team traveled to Charlottesville to compete for the first time this year The Academic Challenge team had a competition at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville on November 11, and four students, seniors Lucy Greenman, Sina Keramat, Samuel Shapiro, and Richard Robles, ranked in the top 100 individual scorers; Greenman and Robles landed in the top 25. “It was fant...

Guitar Students Chosen for All-Virginia Ensemble

Seven students from Potomac Falls were selected to be a part of the All- Virginia Guitar Ensemble. To be selected, there is an open audition process where guitarists are recorded playing a piece that is then sent to judges across the United States. The students go through a blind audition and are assessed on note accuracy, pitch accuracy, and musical interpretation. After the judges scored each...

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