The Roar

Mental Health Matters

Olivia Miller, Staff Writer

April 26, 2016

Filed under Academics, School News, Student Life

  Students today wake up at seven in the morning, spend eight hours at school, two and a half hours at track practice, and another three -hours of homework. Then they wake up the next day, and do it all over again.     "People enjoy being busy. For me at least I strive under stress. I am able to balance a lot of thing...

15 Ways To Keep Your Grades Up

Olivia Miller, Staff Writer

February 13, 2016

Filed under Academics, Listicles

1. Talk to your teachers Your teachers are the best people to ask when it comes to what you’re learning. It’s worth taking your time out of the morning or during FLEX to talk to your teachers about what you’re not understanding and what the best plan of action is in order to do well. 2. Ask questions in class It’s mo...

Out With The Old and In With The New

Olivia Miller, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

Filed under Academics

    With no guessing penalty, shorter time spent testing, and an optional essay, the new version of the SAT hopes to make the test more straightforward and fair for the class of 2017 and below. In spring of 2016, The College Board will be making content, format, and scoring changes to the SAT. The redesigned test will eng...

Preschool for High School

Margaux Ramee

February 3, 2016

Filed under Academics

   Lesson plans and due dates are putting pressure on the Early Childhood Education (ECE) students this year. Children, while generally considered adorable, can still be quite a handful, but these ECE students are working hard to give them an incredible preschool experience.    Running a preschool can be difficult, but...

Stepping in the Shadows

Angelica Rivera, Staff Writer

February 3, 2016

Filed under Academics

 Monroe Shadow Day, a day where freshmen and sophomores can learn about programs that C.S. Monroe Technology Center offers high school students. They offer a variety of programs like Administration of Justice, Computer and Digital Animation,  Welding and so much more. On Dec. 4, Potomac Falls students spent the day “shado...

H&R Block Budget Challenge Take Two

H&R Block Budget Challenge Take Two

April 13, 2015

Personal Finance classes are on a roll again! Second semester personal finance classes are participating...

Editorial: Should Wayde Permanently Cancel Midterms?

Neha Goswami, Staff Writer

March 4, 2015

Filed under Academics, Opinions & Editorials

Teachers scoffed at the anomaly last year: midterms were cancelled.  The surprise was unexpected, but necessary considering many snow days had severely impeded teaching.  Students celebrated and praised the legendary Wayde Byard, the icon for county delays and cancellations. Once more snow hit and cancelled most of the...

Is it Worth your Well-being?

Olivia Emery, Staff Writer

February 8, 2015

Filed under Academics, Opinions & Editorials

Students nowadays seem to put their grades first and health second. The pressure to get good grades is very high, especially in the Northern Virginia area. With the stress of getting good grades hanging over students’ heads some stop eating, overeat, go into depression, lose sleep or develop different physical and mental disorders. The...

How to survive the last week of the quarter

Elizabeth O'Connell, Staff Writer

January 20, 2015

Filed under Academics

1. Get a minimum of six hours of sleep We all know it’s impossible to get the 8-10 hours of sleep recommended, especially during exam week. However, this will help tememdoulsy with your focus during the test and staying aware. 2. Review concepts before, during, and after class As repetition is the key for a lot of people,...

Which VA college is right for you?

Beth Duke, Staff Writer

October 28, 2014

Filed under Academics

1. George Mason University: Fairfax, VA                It’s close, but really, how often do you go to Fairfax?  Some of Mason’s most popular majors include information technology, psychology, and accounting. (Photo from If you can live on campus, and even if you can't , GMU can be just as much of a colle...

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