The Roar

Editorial: Skin is not a sin

Jennifer Marks, Opinions & Editorials Editor

June 2, 2014

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Summer weather has hit Sterling with full force with 80 and even 90 degree days. With warmer weather comes shorts and tank tops, and with these articles of clothing also come dress code violations. Girls are continually being stopped for what they are wearing, the reasons being that their clothes are “inappropriate” and...

Realistically Unreal

Realistically Unreal

June 2, 2014

In today’s world, America runs on reality television. To regular citizens, reality T.V. has become...

Editorial: Workplace incompetence shown in Congress

Andrew Gillis, Staff Writer

May 30, 2014

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Congress sticks its nose into a place it frankly does not belong

Editorial: SO Ready for Hillary

May 30, 2014

Why Hillary Clinton should be the next president of the United States

Editorial: The Last Summer

Tessa Haas, Photography Editor

May 29, 2014

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Graduating high school seems like a giant step, and the biggest one current seniors will face this year. However, our life changing moments will not begin for a few months. For me, it will be this August when I move to New York City for art school, turn 18, and begin living on my own. However, the gap between graduation and...

The best playoffs in the world

Andrew Gillis, Staff Writer

May 22, 2014

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I would contend that hockey’s Stanley Cup playoffs trump any playoff competition in the world. Yes, the world. However, I have heard arguments by sports analysts and sport fans alike this spring that other playoffs are better than the Cup playoffs, in particular, the NBA playoffs. Contrary to what SportsCenter says and shows,...

Why The Office has changed my life

Maddie Thompson, Feature Editor

May 19, 2014

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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

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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

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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...

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