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Take a Trip Down the Yellow Brick Road

A review of the theater department's performance of the musical “The Wizard of Oz” on February 15, 16 and 17. A lively adventure of talented actors and singers ventured down the yellow brick road this past weekend during the theatre departme...

Hidden Treasures

As vintage style comes back into trend, the younger generation has quickly latched to the cheap and unique hobby. To some, the small corner stores, or even department sized facilities, full of clothing and other goods seem to be just an unusu...

Winter Olympics Update

After 12 days of competition, things are heating up in PyeongChang In the minds of young athletes, there is always a dream to got to the Olympics – to represent your country, compete against the world’s best, and hopefully win gold. Th...

Update & Outrage

Snapchat users are angered by the updated version of the app In the past, the app, snapchat, has been widely used by many people all over the world. The blue edges of the screen with red boxes on the left and emojis on the right was a famili...

Editorial: Panther Pit Reform

After winning the first game in conference play, the basketball team needs Panther Pit support now more than ever. With a boys’ varsity basketball team that is consistently improving and a student section that seems to be consistently losing i...

What Valentine’s Day Doesn’t Want You To Know: Opinion

Spending Valentine's Day alone? You might be better off. According to an article on Independent.co.uk, single people have a stronger social network and actually receive benefits from alone time. Single people also tend to be happier, fitter...

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Club Files: Feature Friday

Each week, the Feature Friday team works to bring students a 10-minute segment of announcements and more As a source of entertainment and news, Feature Friday is shown every Friday to announce the latest in the community. What started out as a small club of only eight members came out to become the most reliable news network at the school. In 2015, the school decided to switch the way they would deliver news. Fr...

Valentine’s Day Got You Down? Try Galentine’s Day For Size!

Galentine’s Day, a friendship-based substitute for Valentine’s Day, is a great way to overcome any concerns about relationship-status and have some food and fun. On February 13, many women follow in the footsteps of the main character of the television show Parks and Recreation and celebrate Galentine’s Day. This unofficial holiday is celebrated by single and taken women alike to acknowledge th...

What the Health: A look at Vegetarian, Pescatarian, and Vegan Lifetstyles

Some students follow these diet lifestyles, but how do they affect the mind and body? To be vegetarian it takes planning of how to get the nutrients your body needs while cutting out the main source of protein in your diet. The types of foods that vegetarians are eliminating have nutrients in them that are essential to our bodies, and without them, our bodies will be deficient in iron, which can lea...

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle:  How to Help Keep Our Schools Clean

A look at how recycling in our school and in our county really works Loudoun County Public Schools has been recycling since 1991.  In the 2016-2017 school year, LCPS recycled 1,415 tons of recyclables, as well as 116 tons of organic, or yard waste, according to LCPS Director of Facilities Services Edward (Don) Treanor.   Now this may seem like a lot, but Loudoun County Public Schools threw awa...

Winter Weather Outlook

A look back at winter weather in our area and beyond might help to determine whether or not students can expect another call from Wayde this season Winter officially began on December 21, 2017, and snowfall has already occurred. On December 9, the area saw its first significant December snowfall since 2013. At Dulles Airport, four inches of snow fell according to WTOP. The forecast look like there wi...

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...

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Take a Trip Down the Yellow Brick Road

A review of the theater department's performance of the musical “The Wizard of Oz” on February 15, 16 and 17. A lively adventure of talented actors and singers ventured down the yellow brick road this past weekend during the theatre department’s production of “The Wizard of Oz.” The show opened with sophomore Becca Lipshultz, who was cast as Dorothy, wearing the iconic white and blue...

Hidden Treasures

As vintage style comes back into trend, the younger generation has quickly latched to the cheap and unique hobby. To some, the small corner stores, or even department sized facilities, full of clothing and other goods seem to be just an unusual destination for cheap junk. However, these full racks can hold some of the simplest treasures for as low as a couple cents. Thrifting has become a new sens...

Winter Olympics Update

After 12 days of competition, things are heating up in PyeongChang In the minds of young athletes, there is always a dream to got to the Olympics – to represent your country, compete against the world’s best, and hopefully win gold. This year, the winter Olympics travelled to PyeongChang, South Korea, and it has its fair share of controversy and storylines. The Olympics have come to South...

Update & Outrage

Snapchat users are angered by the updated version of the app In the past, the app, snapchat, has been widely used by many people all over the world. The blue edges of the screen with red boxes on the left and emojis on the right was a familiar sight to people, maybe even a comforting one, the app was easy and fun to use. However, in February of 2018 users opened the app and were shocked to see some...

Editorial: Panther Pit Reform

After winning the first game in conference play, the basketball team needs Panther Pit support now more than ever. With a boys’ varsity basketball team that is consistently improving and a student section that seems to be consistently losing its spirit, Potomac Falls basketball fans are left to ponder, what more could our student body want? A team with a winning record, the most energized coach in...

What Valentine’s Day Doesn’t Want You To Know: Opinion

Spending Valentine's Day alone? You might be better off. According to an article on Independent.co.uk, single people have a stronger social network and actually receive benefits from alone time. Single people also tend to be happier, fitter, and enjoy more freedom than those linked to relationships. The article cites two social scientists, Natalia Sarkisian and Naomi Gerstel, who, in 2015, complet...

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Your Christmas Watch-List

Grab a blanket, some hot chocolate, and check out this list to find the very best episodes of all your favorite TV shows to help you get in the Christmas spirit The Office: “Christmas Party” Episode 10, Season 2 The office decides to hold a “Secret Santa” swap at their Christmas party, leading to a fight between the coworkers for the best present. A distraught Jim joins the fight when his ...

Opinion: Why Die Hard is the Best Christmas Movie

Take a break from watching Elf for the billionth time and tune into this overlooked Christmas classic The Holidays are a time for family, food, celebration, and togetherness. For some families, including mine, it is often a tradition to watch a classic Christmas movie together. If you have a family with younger siblings, “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer” is probably your speed. If you’re a little...

Ugly Sweaters Just Got Uglier

Although around since the 19th century, the infamous ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater’ trend has become a popular tradition throughout the past decade. As sweaters become more intricate with each passing holiday season, some wonder where to get the best ugliest sweater for their upcoming party. Sweater #1- Fidget Reindeer As high schoolers, we are all fairly familiar with 2017’s newest contraption: the fidget spin...

NaNoWriMo’ Writing, Mo’ Problems

Novel Writing Club members take on the National Novel Writing Month challenge by drafting 30,000 words from Nov 1 to 30 After school everyday throughout November, a group of 20 dedicated students sit in silence with only the sound of typing filling the air. These students are members of the Novel Writing Club and each one of them has a goal in mind – finish and potentially publish their books as...

SCA and PLC Encourage Students to ‘Do Good’ this December

In an effort to spread kindness, SCA and PLC are working in committees to do different service projects this month Tis the season to give back, and Potomac Falls Student Council Association and Panther Leadership Council are uplifting the spirit of the holidays by passing kindness all around the community in an effort to “Do Good December.” Partnering with the Chick-Fil-A Leader Academy, SCA and ...

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 ...

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