The Roar

WE’VE GOT SPIRIT HOW BOUT YOU?!

Maddie Thompson, Feature Editor

January 8, 2014

Filed under Student Life

Filing into school on the first day, everything seems the same; same classrooms, same hallways, same feel. But walking past the auditorium, a new contraption caught the eyes of many students. It looked like a normal vending machine; a tall black box filled with goodies sitting idly by in the foyer. However, this box is a special...

Syce the squad

Keegan Wieland, Staff Writer

December 18, 2013

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  ‘Squad’ and ‘lunch’ have become common phrases among our student body. According to Urban Dictionary,  ‘squad’ is defined as “an informal group of individuals with a common identity and sense of solidarity.” ‘Lunch’ is not found in Urban Dictionary, but is commonly used to describe something or someone t...

Let me Tweet, Instagram, and post that

Let me Tweet, Instagram, and post that

November 20, 2013

 Every year brings new traditions and trends, from fashion to music to social media habits.  Everyone h...

Mocking their way to victory

Sarah Berg, Arts & Style Editor

November 20, 2013

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Last school year, the debate team won states with Student Congress members Vincent Mazzola placing first, Neha Onteru placing third and Public Forum team Frank Mazzola and Devin MacGoy placing eighth. They did this with the hard, cold facts. This year they have some new tricks up their sleeves such as more practice rounds. Some...

Error in the system

Greg Hempenius, Business and Advertising Manager

November 20, 2013

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With college application deadlines looming, students are hectically racing to complete essays, finish resumes, get teacher recommendations, and take their final ACT or SAT. The process is daunting enough when everything goes right, but what happens when a major component of the college application process fails? The Common...

Taking learning to the national level

Elizabeth O’Connell, Staff Writer

November 17, 2013

Filed under Student Life

When one thinks of high school field trips, the first thing that usually comes to mind is another visit to an historical landmark or museum because of our proximity to our nation’s capital. However, being that it is the extension of what one learns in class, field trips may not always be thought of as exciting or interesting...

He’s just THAT in to you

Elizabeth O'Connell, Staff Writer

October 17, 2013

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Deck the halls with Pixar

Tasnim Alam, Staff Writer

October 17, 2013

Filed under Student Life

 It is, once again, time for the hallways to be decked out in paints, papers, and more in preparation for homecoming week.  The overarching theme for this year’s Homecoming is Pixar.  The seniors have claimed Monsters Inc./Monsters University, the juniors, Up, the sophomores, Cars, and the freshman, Toy Story.  It is no s...

New tradition takes root

Amreen Khan, Staff Writer

October 17, 2013

Filed under Student Life

A new tradition is taking place at our school. In place of having a Homecoming parade, the school will be hosting a block party once again. The block party will be on October 11 from 4:30 to 7 pm. Because of a skirmish with the Department of Transportation and the Loudoun County Sheriffs Department, the school will not be...

One final time

Amreen Khan, Staff Writer

October 17, 2013

Filed under Student Life

As the night, or afternoon in some ladies’ case, starts, teenagers anxiously await the night where you slip on that ‘one’ dress you have been searching for, or look for that tie that perfectly matches the suit. Homecoming is a tradition that has long been held at most high schools across the United States and Potomac...

The trials of apathy

James Kenney, Staff Writer

October 15, 2013

Filed under Student Life

  Being escorted by a parent onto the football field to be crowned the prince or princess in front of hundreds of people is a dream for some, but a nightmare for others. As students take to ballots online, their peers ponder being elected into Homecoming court with mixed emotions; while many students aim to be elected to H...

Welcoming the rookies

Keegan Wieland, Staff Writer

October 15, 2013

Filed under Student Life

Homecoming is a time of new experiences for the freshmen and can leave questions.  Some are looking forward to the dance and some just cannot wait until the dinner. “I heard you’ll either love it or be really bored,” said freshman Brendan Willett. Freshmen have obviously never experienced Homecoming but know the basics...

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