The Roar

We ALL Support Paris

Angelica Rivera, Staff Writer

February 3, 2016

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

What happened in Paris was a tragedy in every definition of the word.Three teams of armed ISIS suicide bombers attacked six locations around Paris on Friday Nov. 13. Over 130 people lost their lives and hundreds more were wounded. These attacks have brought out the best in people as French citizens opened their doors to families ...

We ALL Support Paris

Angelica Rivera, Staff Writer

November 23, 2015

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

  What happened in Paris was a tragedy in every definition of the word. Three teams of armed ISIS suicide bombers attacked six locations around Paris on Friday Nov. 13. At least 128 people lost their lives and hundreds more were wounded. These attacks have brought out the best in people as French citizens opened their doors to ...

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...

Hero or Villain?

Hero or Villain?

February 12, 2015

With more than 160 confirmed kills, Chris Kyle is known as one of the most deadly snipers in American...

Opinion: $avage $teve

Opinion: $avage $teve

February 11, 2015

Some people can hide their funny persona. They reserve it for their friends and family, shying away from...

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...

Editorial:  Danger at your fingertips

Editorial: Danger at your fingertips

February 8, 2015

I am guilty of going to Target and wondering why in the world Essie nail polish is $9.  As a high school...

Hope Solo Suspended from US Women’s National Team

Elizabeth O'Connell, Staff Writer

February 5, 2015

Filed under Opinions & Editorials, Other News, Sports

On Jan. 21, starting goalkeeper for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, Hope Solo, was suspended for 30 days. This is not her first encounter with authorities so USWNT coach Jill Ellis finally took actions to not allow her to participate for one month. Solo was in the passenger seat of the car being driven by her...

A fragile freedom

February 5, 2015

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

The freedom of speech could possibly be the most vital thread to liberal cultures.  One cannot profess themselves a liberal or a supporter of democracy if they do not support the freedom of speech; they go hand-in-hand and we all got to pick sides on Jan. 7. The attacks from the self-professed members of al-Qaeda on the...

Editorial: Don’t holla at cha’ girl

Jennifer Marks, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2015

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

  By now many people have seen the controversial “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman” video. For those who haven’t seen it the concept is simple, a young woman walks the streets of Manhattan for 10 hours to see how often she is catcalled by strangers. Over the course of ten hours she was hollered at over ...

Get your PRIROARITIES straight

Beth Duke, Staff Writer

November 25, 2014

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

  The general consensus from the student body when we learned that FLEX would become one period for 90 minutes and have the name “priroarities” was negative.  Students were upset enough about Silent Sustained Reading (SSR) and did not want any further changes.  I happen to disagree, however. Maybe it’s just beca...

Editorial: Workplace incompetence shown in Congress

Andrew Gillis, Staff Writer

June 4, 2014

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

I’m sorry, but for those of you expecting a political piece about Congress’ stupidity will be sorely mistaken. My apologies. This past week, 50-fifty-senators wrote a letter to the Washington Redskins urging them to change their name. In the overly cautious era that we live in, where saying one thing politically incorrect, even i...

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