The Roar

Why The Office has changed my life

Maddie Thompson, Feature Editor

May 19, 2014

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

Have you ever loved something so completely, so fully that you think nothing can ever or will ever compare to it? When I watch my favorite show, The Office, that is how I feel. The cast, full of identifiable characters yet, still too outlandish to be real, serve as my model of how to live my everyday life. The plot, a beauti...

The curious case of baseball in Florida

James Kenney, Staff Writer

May 18, 2014

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Over spring break, my mom and I took a driving trip that led us through different places in Georgia and Florida. One of the main focuses of the trip was seeing a couple of professional baseball games. I saw three different games, one in Atlanta and two in Florida. While seeing the Marlins slowly implode at the hands of the Nationals...

Porkbarreling the Students

Mena Ayazi, News Editor & Cartoonist

May 14, 2014

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

In 2012, according to The Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA, which collects test results from 65 countries for its rankings that come out every three years, the United States ranked below average on math and close to average in science and reading among developed nations. Claiming to be a ‘superpower’...

You know what you did last night

Vincent Mazzola, Sports and Health Editor

May 14, 2014

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It is common knowledge by now that prom is followed by more afterparties than anyone can count, and that these parties typically have so much drugs and alcohol present that any DEA agent who happened to walk in would drop dead after their heart stopped from shock. Leading up to these parties, people always talk excitedly...

Time to pay attention

Vincent Mazzola, Sports and Health Editor

May 14, 2014

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

We have a tendency to think that the United States is the best nation in the world, and I’m completely fine with that.  I agree, as it happens.  However, even as the so called “best” nation, this doesn’t mean that we don’t have our flaws, and many of these flaws have gone ignored for far too long. One issue currently...

Editorial: Disney Princesses Preach Anti-Feminism

Editorial: Disney Princesses Preach Anti-Feminism

May 12, 2014

Disney princess films have always been a major part of every little girl’s childhood. Singing that...

Keeping Up With the Cambridges

Keeping Up With the Cambridges

May 12, 2014

We’re Americans. We watch baseball, display our flag proudly, and scream out “‘Merica” for the heck...

Why Prom is Overrated

Tessa Haas, Photography Editor

May 2, 2014

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

 While many of my peers are renting their limos, making reservations for 50+ people, and blowing literally thousands of dollars on dresses, I've decided to skip prom. Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of a ceremonial coming-of-age event but honestly there are about a thousand other places I’d rather be than at our high ...

Editorial: Northwestern wins ruling: College sports lose

Andrew Gillis, Staff Writer

April 30, 2014

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 The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has spoken. They have also given college athletes the power to end collegiate athletics as they are known today. The minute Northwestern football won their court case, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), lost something much bigger. The NCAA is as corrupt as an organi...

Editorial: So are they pants or nah?

Maddie Thompson, Feature Editor

April 28, 2014

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

Some of you may have seen--who am I kidding, we have all seen someone at sometime wearing leggings to school. Some regard them as a delightful fashion trend, while others disagree, seeing them as distasteful and not classy. The ultimate question every girl must ask herself before wearing leggings is “Can I wear these like r...

A big pill to swallow

James Kenney, Staff Writer

April 3, 2014

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

As the end of the year steadily sneaks up on us, despite the current weather, students are beginning to hear back from the various colleges they applied to earlier this year. This is a particularly difficult time for seniors. Goals are being met, dreams are being shattered and coming true, and disappointment is setting in f...

Editorial: The price of freedom

Amreen Khan, Staff Writer

April 1, 2014

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

If there is one thing that a senior looks forward to at the end of the year, it is being exempt from final exams. However, to be able enjoy this freedom, one must meet the rigid set of guidelines set by the county. One of the conditions set by the county is that a student should not miss more than two classes throughout the se...

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