The Roar

One final time

Amreen Khan, Staff Writer

October 17, 2013

Filed under Student Life

As the night, or afternoon in some ladies’ case, starts, teenagers anxiously await the night where you slip on that ‘one’ dress you have been searching for, or look for that tie that perfectly matches the suit. Homecoming is a tradition that has long been held at most high schools across the United States and Potomac...

The trials of apathy

James Kenney, Staff Writer

October 15, 2013

Filed under Student Life

  Being escorted by a parent onto the football field to be crowned the prince or princess in front of hundreds of people is a dream for some, but a nightmare for others. As students take to ballots online, their peers ponder being elected into Homecoming court with mixed emotions; while many students aim to be elected to H...

Welcoming the rookies

Keegan Wieland, Staff Writer

October 15, 2013

Filed under Student Life

Homecoming is a time of new experiences for the freshmen and can leave questions.  Some are looking forward to the dance and some just cannot wait until the dinner. “I heard you’ll either love it or be really bored,” said freshman Brendan Willett. Freshmen have obviously never experienced Homecoming but know the basics...

Panthers with pep

Beth Duke, Staff Writer

October 15, 2013

Filed under Student Life

Every year, Homecoming week brings out a hidden side to students and teachers.   A teacher might reveal how much they look like a rock star on music genre day.  Your best friend might show off a spirited morph suit you did not know that they owned.   With all the excitement surrounding the week, there is little doubt that...

Back to the future

Maddie Thompson, Feature Editor

October 15, 2013

Filed under Student Life

Homecoming is usually defined by the dark gym, upbeat music, and flashy attire. Often, students can expect the same sort of night all four years. However, after several years, things have changed. Many teachers at Potomac Falls also attended the school as students, and their Homecoming experience was not as it is to our current...

Driving force behind Halloween

Rachel Sims, Staff Writer

October 11, 2013

Filed under Student Life

  While most kids are preparing for the upcoming Halloween by perfecting their costumes and strategically planning their trick or treat route around their neighborhood, others don’t have the same luxury.  Some children who live in apartment buildings, like Key club sponsor Molly Rippa’s son, do not have the opportunity ...

Scary Jobs

Rachel Sims, Staff Writer

October 11, 2013

Filed under Student Life

Almost all teenagers who have had a part time job at one point or another are well aware of the horrors that come along with each paycheck. Enduring argumentative customers, mind numbing tasks, and long hours are common factors for most teen jobs, but this year some Potomac Falls students are discovering that their jobs are a...

Dodging homecoming

Rachel Sims, Staff Writer

October 11, 2013

Filed under Student Life

  For Friday, October 12th, most students are busy preparing for the upcoming homecoming dance by picking out the perfect dress, getting a group together, or finding a date, but others have something a little different in mind.  The night of the dance, senior Hayley Tilghman will be putting on her homecoming dress and perf...

Twenty-first century king and queen

Rachel Sims, Staff Writer

October 11, 2013

Filed under Student Life

  This year, the school traded in the old fashion system of paper forms and is going high tech for more than just the beginning of the school year paperwork. For the first time, SCA has decided to switch the Homecoming court voting from a paper ballot to an online system.    Instead of passing out a paper during the adviso...

Trick or treating for a good cause

Victoria Callahan, Student Life Editor

October 11, 2013

Filed under Student Life

  October 31st is annually recognized as the day to dress up and collect candy in the spirit of the holiday Halloween. Door to door the kids walk collecting their sweet treats soon to be sorted and traded when they reach home. This year, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund Club decided to give Halloween a ...

Missing element

Rachel Sims, Staff Writer

September 30, 2013

Filed under Student Life

Over the summer a fresh coat of white paint was added to the grey tinged school hallways. While this pristine new coat has added to the school beautification initiative, a piece of the school’s essence has been covered as well. Along with the stray pencil marks and shoe scuffs, the paint job covered several key pieces of ar...

Trek through the ecosystems

Trek through the ecosystems

September 30, 2013

As the date October 7th nears, AP Biology students sift through the backs of their closest looking for ...

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