The Roar

Funding talent

Mariam Eatedali, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2014

Filed under Student Life

  With the immense amount of talent present at Potomac Falls, it is no surprise that students are using their abilities to benefit the education of their peers. College Achievement Minority Program for Unique Students, CAMPUSS, is a preparation program aimed at achievement in higher education, run by guidance counselor Mr. Richard ...

King of the falls

Victoria Callahan, Student Life Editor

March 25, 2014

Filed under Student Life

  Every year, during the first week of April, the senior class sponsors a fundraiser known as Mr. PFHS. However, this years offers a twist from the conventional view. The seniors will be incorporating a community service event along with their annually setup affair.   In honor of this year’s Panther Project, the senior c...

On a “paw-sitive” note

Beth Duke, Staff Writer

March 7, 2014

Filed under Student Life

  As a relatively new school tradition, each class organizes a big fundraiser for charity, called the Panther Project.  This year, the class of 2016 is taking a soft, furry approach to their Panther Project, and will be fundraising and collecting supplies for the “Cause for Paws” animal hospice in Bolivar, WV.  Cause...

Experimenting with bingo

Rachel Sims, Staff Writer

March 7, 2014

Filed under Student Life

When most people hear the word bingo they tend to automatically think of retirement homes; however, this year, the Science National Honor Society is bringing bingo to generation Z. Like many other honor societies, SNHS will be raising money for this year’s group of scholarships, specifically for seniors who are interested i...

A plea to inform

Shaureb Alam, Staff Writer

March 7, 2014

Filed under Student Life

The recent shocking occurrences centered around drug abuse in Loudoun County has brought a spotlight on a not so bright topic. Loudoun has made a serious effort to spread awareness to current and modern substance abuse by teaming up with parents and authorities at the district and national levels. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Of...

Kill them with kindness

Amreen Khan, Staff Writer

March 7, 2014

Filed under Student Life

To promote their Expect Respect campaign, Positive Experiences In Educational Relationships, or PEER, invited the wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders, Jared Green to speak at an assembly to students at Potomac Falls. Green, who is the son of Redskin Hall of Famer Darrell Green, dealt with bullying in high school, now, he take...

Music to your ears

Victoria Callahan, Student Life Editor

March 7, 2014

Filed under Student Life

  It is not uncommon to hear multiple voices harmonizing as one whilst walking down the halls. This can be heard anywhere from the art hallway to the auditorium, practicing for the next concert. This year, Potomac Falls choir has expanded and gained quite the reputation.   Choir offers different leadership positions from the...

More than just a tournament

Mena Ayazi, News Editor & Cartoonist

March 7, 2014

Filed under Student Life

 The Nicole Megaloudis Foundation was created in honor of 2003 graduate Nicole Megaloudis who was killed in a car accident on her way back to VCU on Feb. 9, 2004. She had just started her college soccer career and was on her way to changing the world through service work for the underprivileged. Her mother started the foundati...

Third time’s a charm

Tessa Haas, Photography Editor

March 7, 2014

Filed under Student Life

 The Panther Project is a school-wide community service project created by the Student Council Association in an effort to increase and build character among the student body. Each grade will create a project that will be judged by a group of anonymous panelists at the end of the year; however, for the senior class, one project ...

The legend of Wayde Byard

February 10, 2014

 Each year, there seems to be a theme during the winter time.  A lot of snow, little snow, or just...

Plummet in weather ends project

Sarah Berg, Arts & Style Editor

February 10, 2014

Filed under Student Life

The onslaught of snow days last month not only hindered midterms, but also the senior class’s Panther Project. Due to the inclimate weather, the project was called off on Jan. 23. “We are currently in the process of finalizing another plan,” said senior Brandon Lathrop, secretary of the Senior Advisory Board (SAB). Origin...

American dream prom

Rachel Sims, Staff Writer

February 10, 2014

Filed under Student Life

 As the prom season inches closer, student’s thoughts are beginning to shift  towards prom related topics, specifically  this years theme. In the past, themes ranging anywhere from under the stars to a night in Paris had allowed for all the glamour that made for a memorable night, but often tended to lack any sense of ori...

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