The Roar

Editorial: In with the bad, out with the good

Amreen Khan, Staff Writer

April 1, 2014

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

  Loudoun County, which has dominated the list for the richest counties in the U.S. for over a decade, is too poor to provide salads in its public school cafeterias. Due to budget cuts made by the school board, the county can no longer afford to purchase the ingredients it needs to make salads. In lieu of salads, the cafeteria...

Our Generation: Technology era

By:Elizabeth O'Connell, Staff Writer

April 1, 2014

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   I was standing in a line at Starbucks one lovely morning and it could not help but blow my mind that all I saw was people looking at screens. Looking to my left, a man on his computer, my right, a woman on her tablet, and in front of me, a line of individuals on their Smart Phones. We are generation Z; the ones who...

Accept the unexpected

Mariam Eatedali, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2014

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  Life is not fair. The statement is not pessimistic, it is a fact. For a greater portion of my life, I’ve only seen sunshine and rainbows. And it wasn’t until I called 911 and performed CPR on my own father three weeks ago that I truly understood how unexpected life was. And it wasn’t until the doctor announced my dad dead ...

Rap frauds and mock rockers

Vincent Mazzola, Sports and Health Editor

April 1, 2014

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Anyone who knows me even a little will tell you that I love music.  I could not live without it, and every chance I get, I listen to it.  Why?  It is capable of so much.  Music can inspire us, relax us, amp us up, make us laugh, make us think, and perhaps best of all, make us happy.  It is an escape from stress and the rigo...

Land of the not so free

Mena Ayazi, News Editor & Cartoonist

April 1, 2014

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 In light of the recent detainment of Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt, the Al Jazeera news network started a movement that aimed to free the journalists. They asked people to put a piece of tape over their mouths and hold a sign saying “#freeAJstaff” to support the journalists. I was so angry that the Egyptian government w...

Editorial: It’s a dress not a guess

Rachel Sims, Staff Writer

February 23, 2014

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Back in the twenties women were storming down the castle, picket signs in hand, fighting for the right to ditch their cumbersome skirts in favor of pants. Ironically, in the 21rst century, the fight is still in full swing only now instead of fighting for the right to not wear a skirt, women are fighting for the right to wea...

Editorial: Why are schools the enforcers of the law?

James Kenney, Staff Writer

February 22, 2014

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Looking at my last editorial about the slew of drug busts over at Dominion, I began to think about why school systems across America enforce the law. In the case over at Dominion, a mom who found a small bag of her son’s cocaine took the bag and a list of names into Dominion’s administration to seek some form of disciplin...

Editorial: Fangirling is not a lethal weapon

Tasnim Alam, Staff Writer

February 21, 2014

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“OMG One Direction has a new video out. I have to watch it!”  “Someone hold me; we have to wait another two years for the next Sherlock season.”  “Great, now I have to get used to a new Doctor.”  “I can’t believe they killed another person off of Supernatural. I am never watching this show again.” ...

Editorial: My beef with Bieber and crazy beliebers

Vincent Mazzola, Sports and Health Editor

February 21, 2014

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I hate Justin Bieber’s “music.”  Ever since the spineless yes-men working in the upper tiers of the music industry decided it was a good idea to sign him and allow him to record and release the garbage he produces, the world has been exposed to Bieber seemingly non-stop.  In addition, people have been forced to deal with...

Editorial: How volunteering became mandatory

Amreen Khan, Staff Writer

February 20, 2014

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   The Merriam Webster dictionary defines the word ‘volunteer’ as a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task. Volunteer has often been synonymous with the words ‘good-will-by-choice.’ However, in recent years, the act of community service has become mandatory.  Colleges used to ...

Editorial: The land of avarice

Victoria Callahan, Student Life Editor

February 19, 2014

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As James Truslow Adams put it best, the American Dream is the “dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and full of everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.” From his novel published in 1931, The Epic of America, Adams emphasizes the dream is not about wealth and greedine...

Editorial: An expensive cup of joe

Elizabeth O’Connell, Staff Writer

February 18, 2014

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Ah, yes the legendary “five dollar cup of coffee.”  The most widespread, largest coffee retailer, Starbucks, has been charging an insanely high amount for their drinks and products. Having higher prices than any other market, and higher than competitors such as, Caribou Coffee, McDonald’s Corporation, Nestle, and Dunk...

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