The Roar

Editorial: The art of procrastination

Mariam Eatedali, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2014

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

 Chances are, much like the majority of your fellow classmates, you procrastinate. We all do it. We find a million and one things to occupy our time, knowing the one thing we must get done is hanging on the back burner. Essay due? Suddenly, your room needs cleaning. Studying for your latest test? Suddenly, you’ve never b...

Editorial: No longer for the pursuit of knowledge

Jennifer Marks, Opinions & Editorials Editor

February 1, 2014

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Every year every single one of us takes an SOL, an SAT or an AP test (if not all three). The entire year is spent preparing for these tests. It does not matter if you actually understand the material. All that matters is that you can at least look like you understand and can pass a test the the state or College Board made o...

Editorial: Literally a travesty

Tessa Haas, Photography Editor

January 31, 2014

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  Is exam week literally the worst week of your life? Or, rather, is exam week the worst week of your life in a literal fashion? Yet again, in a trend spanning centuries, lexicologists and ink slingers have taken it upon themselves to rid younger generations of this “butchering of the English language.” It seems that every g...

Editorial: Are first world problems really problems?

Mena Ayazi, News Editor and Cartoonist

December 17, 2013

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When a kid in Nigeria with the scraps of his brother’s hand me downs on his back does not sell the very last cassava seeds from his family’s garden, he thinks of the empty dinner table haunting him when he gets home. When a girl in Cambodia walks on the streets, she worries that a pimp could suddenly trap her in a life of...

Editorial: What’s that say?

Catie Willett, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2013

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“We have a school newspaper?” Those five words that sound like nails on a chalkboard to any newspaper staffer. Hours of writing, grammatical errors checked and revised, strenuous thinking of a catchy, creative headline; all for students to gaze at and quickly throw away. However, it is not only student journalists facing an is...

Editorial: Don’t rain on my parade

Tessa Haas, Photography Editor

October 17, 2013

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In 2012, Potomac Falls HS came up with the bold alternative that is now known as the block party in place of the Homecoming parade. Two years ago, the Virginia Department of Transportation would not grant PFHS the permit to close Algonkian Parkway, newly deemed “major thoroughfare” that the Homecoming parade took place on....

Editorial: Under pressure

Vincent Mazzola, Sports and Health Editor

September 30, 2013

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  Every year, as homecoming approaches, countless girls utter something similar to the following phrase: “Someone better ask me in a cute way so I have something to Instagram.” I would add the obligatory high-pitched laugh at the end, but that’s not good writing.  As for boys, I can barely keep up with the number of ...

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