The Roar

Editorial: The Last Summer

Tessa Haas, Photography Editor

May 29, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Disney Princesses have appeared as excellent role models for young ladies. However, looking back at their tales, it's clear they do not lift up positive messages to young women.

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...

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George posing for their most recent family portrait.

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

 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

 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

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...

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