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19 DIY Halloween Costumes For Procrastinators

How to pull off Halloween like a last minute pro ‘Tis the season to get spooky. As our favorite candy pilfering, bone chilling, mischief making holiday approaches, a problem arises: we need costumes. Worry not! Here is a list of simple, affordable,...

Joe C’s Must-Sees: New to Stream This Fall

Here's a list of TV shows that you should probably start binge-ing this fall Nowadays, television is one of the biggest entertainment industries in the world. Streaming services are almost always putting out new shows, and the fall season usually...

Swim Team Awaits Announcement of New Coach

Winter sports are just around the corner, and the boys and girls swim team remains in the dark as to who will take on the job as head coach this year. The coach will remain anonymous until Loudoun County Public Schools officially announces his...

The Final Frame of this School Tradition?

Due to the lack of student interest, Art Club is debating closing the Stained-Glass Committee When the doors of Potomac Falls opened in the late summer of 1997, the initial art teacher introduced the idea of creating stained-glass windows as...

Freshman to Watch: Owen Copeland

Because of his dedication and skill, Owen Copeland is football's Freshman to Watch Football season is here, and there's a new player to represent the junior varsity squad -- the quarterback. Freshman Owen Copeland is the new J.V. quarterback;...

Preschool Prep

Early childhood students prepare for the arrival of the preschool students in October While most classes at Potomac Falls have settled into a familiar routine by October, Early Childhood Education classes are preparing for a major shakeup:...

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Freshman to Watch: Chinmay Vadrev

Senior Drum Major Andrew Thede nominated Chinmay Vadrev as band’s Freshman to Watch due to his dedication, drill knowledge, and helpfulness Chinmay Vadrev has been playing the French horn for four years and is dedicated to mastering his instrument.  He began playing this instrument as it seemed like a complex challenge. Playing has changed his life by giving him new opportunities, friendships,...

Theatre I and II Showcase their Talents

On Oct. 12 at 7:00 p.m, for five dollars in the auditorium, Theatre Arts I and II classes are putting on a showcase and having a costume sale in hopes of raising money and showing off their talents. The Theatre Arts I and II showcase is an hour long show that features two original scripts and performances and ends in an overdone Broadway musical medley. Both acting performances were written and...

Out with the Old

Thespian Society cleans out closet for fundraiser The Thespian Society will be clearing out their closets on Oct. 12 in the Black Box and throughout the fine arts hallway. The cleanout is a fundraiser sale for the theatre department, as they are letting go of years worth of costumes for under 10 dollars each. A variety of items are being sold, shoppers can find costumes for Halloween, but also...

PEER students and transfer students had an eat and great breakfast last Thursday This past Thursday, Sept. 27, transfer students and members of the cocurricular Positive Experiences in Education Representatives (PEER) convened in the library for a meet and greet breakfast. For the first 45 minutes, underclassmen came to the library to eat chick fil a and get to know each other. PEER members started...

The Golf Teams Road to States

The Potomac Falls varsity golf team significantly improved to make it to states for the first time in 16 years For the past three years, Coach Jeff Hawes has built up a team of solid golf players. All season long, the players worked hard to make it all the way to states for the first time since 2002. For many, this was their first time making it past the district tournament. “I was very happy...

Food Frenzy: New Restaurant Roundup

SouvlakiBar  (Sterling)  A welcome addition to the already diverse food scene in the area, SouvlakiBar is planning to open its third location in Sterling. The Greek eatery offers authentic gyros, a type of wrap, as well as rice bowls, salads, dips, and other traditional Greek dishes. The new fast casual spot has already impressed many: with its first Alexandria location, Souvlaki won the “Best...

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Field Hockey Creating Future Collegiate Athletes

Playing since eighth grade, seniors Abby Asuncion, Natalie Brennan are both taking their talents to a four-year university next year. As field hockey approaches its third season of being an official sport in Loudoun County, seniors Abby Asuncion, and Natalie Brennan are approaching their fourth and final season of varsity field hockey. Asuncion and Brennan have been playing for the team since they...

New York Fashion Week Focus: An Otherworldly Whirlwind

Delving into the week-long sartorial spectacle New York’s premiere expo of designer fashion was a whirlwind of action and creativity, with extremely wide ranges of looks and styles showcased to celebrity-filled audiences in over 100 runway events. There were the usual names: Ralph Lauren kicked the week off with an extravagant unveiling of his 50th anniversary collection, staying true to the...

Top 8 Homecoming Hacks

How to get through HoCo like a pro Don’t have anyone to zip up your dress? A lifehack for this would be to take a ribbon and cut two feet of it. Then, take that ribbon and put it through the hole of the zipper. When you put the dress on, you can pull the ribbon up and that will zip it up for you. “I used to break all my zippers so my mom put a ribbon in, and I just pulled it right up,” said...

What Happened to Fair at the Falls?

SCA replaces long standing tradition of Fair at the Falls with the panther tailgate before the homecoming game For many years, Fair at the Falls has been a much-loved tradition carried out before the homecoming game on Oct. 5. This year, Fair at the Falls will be replaced with a panther tailgate, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m, located in the front of Potomac Falls. “There’s going to be tables...

The Kickoff to the Road Trip

Homecoming is underway, and the SCA is getting into the spirit with a student-voted theme and multiple spirit days up their sleeve PFHS homecoming is one of the most celebrated events of the year—the school bands together to participate in not only the dance itself, but in the preceding activities as well.  The preparation for homecoming is just as much fun as the event itself—spirit days, pep...

What’s Going on Behind the Murals?

A Look at the National Art Honor Society and what it takes to be a part of this group Whether roaming the hallways or stopping by one of the art rooms, everyone has surely seen the National Art Honor Society in action. This collection of talented artists is responsible for many of the artistic pieces around the school.  For example, the newly-created mural in the library is one of their ongoing projects....

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A Freshman’s Guide to the Panther Pit

5 things all freshmen should know before they go to the next football game Seniors in the front, freshmen in the back. This is one of the many unwritten rules of the panther pit. To many freshmen, the pit is something to look forward to, but it is also something that most freshmen fear. There are many rules to the pit that a lot of freshmen do not know exist, so here’s a guide to the pit that all...

Coach Jacquie Palaschak Moves from Freshman to Varsity

Volleyball faces new changes with a new coach Nick Puszert, the volleyball coach, tennis coach, and math teacher at Potomac Falls left the volleyball program this year, making way for new coach Jacquie Palaschak, the former freshman volleyball coach, to take his place leading the varsity squad. “Freshman year, I loved her as a coach, and I thought she was a really, really good coach, so I was...

Hurricane Florence Dumps a Deluge of Rain in the Carolinas

Hurricane Florence roared ashore near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina at 7:15 a.m. e.s.t. on Sept. 14, as a Category 1 hurricane. Hurricane Florence began as a tropical wave off Africa. On Aug 31, Florence became a tropical depression near the Cape Verde islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The storm moved west at a very slow pace while it’s intensity fluctuated back in forth. Around Sep. 4, Hurricane...

Love It or Shove It?

A Two-Person Discussion Dedicated to Netflix’s Insatiable Insatiable: Netflix’s newest experiment, presented humbly by its writers as a “revenge comedy”. The show stars Debby Ryan, who you may be familiar with from her days spent playing a small-town Texan turned NYC nanny on Disney’s Jessie. In Insatiable, she’s Patty Bladell, a formerly obese high school girl whose newfound skinniness...

A New Panther Policy

Principal Dr. Brandon Wolfe has instituted a new grading policy at the school in the hopes of modernizing the grading process—students are unsure of how to feel about it. Academics are the core of students’ experiences at Potomac Falls, but the current system is far from perfect, so principal Dr. Brandon Wolfe has taken it into his own hands and has worked to implement a new system of grading...

Happy Birthday to the King of Horror

A review of Stephen King books and movies I am a horror fan. It’s pretty obvious from the horror book in my hands to the Pennywise sticker in the middle of my laptop. As a horror fan, I’m kind of obligated to adore Stephen King. I haven’t read every one of his books just yet, but I can safely say that none of them have let me down. King has written at least 90 different books over his 71 years...

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