The Roar

Educating on the East

June 2, 2014

As hostility brews between Russia and Ukraine in the East, prompting the attention of the West, students...

Coffee and SOFA in the House

Tasnim Alam, Staff Writer

May 30, 2014

Filed under Student Life

The scent of coffee, the shock over the hidden talents that your friends hold, and the laid back banter; sound familiar?  This year’s Coffee House will be the usual scene with the added bonus of a SOFA show. Over the years, Coffee House has expanded from the traditional open mic to allow poetry readings and Panthera, but...

Human Trafficking Awareness Night

Mena Ayazi, News Editor & Cartoonist

May 29, 2014

Filed under Student Life

The United Nation’s International Children’s Relief Fund (UNICEF) Club, Another World Club, and Key Club of Potomac Falls have come together to host an event that will shine a light on modern day slavery. According to CNN, there are approximately 20-30 million slaves on the planet today, that’s more than EVER in recorded...

How to survive the rest of the school year

Elizabeth O'Connell, Staff Writer

May 20, 2014

Filed under Student Life

As the 2014 school year comes to an end, most find themselves in a stage of “I don’t really care anymore.” Seniors may be asking themselves, “How many days can I miss and still be eligible for senior exam exemption?” The end is near. Here are some pointers on making it through the rest of the year. Get Sleep: Sleep is vit...

Here’s to the senior choir members

Here’s to the senior choir members

May 14, 2014

Another school year drawing to a close means throwing notes in the air, letting the warm weather be a...

One last hoorah

One last hoorah

May 14, 2014

For senior athletes, senior night signifies the end of high school sports. It’s a chance to wear your...

British accents and Estonian chocolates

British accents and Estonian chocolates

April 24, 2014

 Each year, students and teachers in Loudoun County, most notably Dominion, Park View, and Freedom ...

Let it go (but wait until the end of the quarter)

Tasnim Alam, Staff Writer

April 3, 2014

Filed under Student Life

 Five day weeks are no longer the norm for LCPS students.  Instead, they got used to sleeping during the day, spending hours upon hours on Netflix, and procrastinating on schoolwork that would have eventually be handed in.  One day turned into two and then four until it, quite literally, snowballed into 14 snow days.  Th...

From the classroom to the court

Victoria Callahan, Student Life Editor

April 3, 2014

Filed under Student Life

  All throughout the year, the junior class can be seen participating in all kinds of fundraising events. There’s the conventional hot chocolate and candy canes before winter break, Valentine’s Day carnations, and even the Hogwart’s trolley. This year, the junior class will be putting together a student versus faculty bask...

And the award goes to…

Maddie Thompson, Feature Editor

April 3, 2014

Filed under Student Life

Winning is a thrilling experience. The suspense leading up to the outcome is palpable as each contestant itches to know the results. Months of hard work, careful planning, and a great deal of creativity culminate into one moment, when you either hear your name or don’t. Fortunately for a few students, their names were sp...

Red, white, and Boy Scout

Victoria Callahan, Student Life Editor

April 3, 2014

Filed under Student Life

  They are well known for selling popcorn outside local Wal-Mart, Giant, and Lowes stores. Boy Scouts spend numerous hours every month contributing to their community and serving multiple community service events. A scout since the age of six, senior Tyler Hooper planned and managed his very own community service blood drive....

To infinity and beyond

Greg Hempenius, Staff Writer

April 1, 2014

Filed under Student Life

The Potomac Falls Engineering Club is gearing up for the Team America Rocketry Challenge. Team America Rocketry Challenge, or TARC for short, is the world’s largest rocket contest. The competition is sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association, or AIA, which has over 6,000 student competitors across 48 states.  The purp...

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