The Roar

How to survive the rest of the school year

Elizabeth O'Connell, Staff Writer

May 20, 2014

Filed under Student Life

As the 2014 school year comes to an end, most find themselves in a stage of “I don’t really care anymore.” Seniors may be asking themselves, “How many days can I miss and still be eligible for senior exam exemption?” The end is near. Here are some pointers on making it through the rest of the year. Get Sleep: Sleep is vit...

Here’s to the senior choir members

Here’s to the senior choir members

May 14, 2014

Another school year drawing to a close means throwing notes in the air, letting the warm weather be a...

One last hoorah

One last hoorah

May 14, 2014

For senior athletes, senior night signifies the end of high school sports. It’s a chance to wear your...

British accents and Estonian chocolates

British accents and Estonian chocolates

April 24, 2014

 Each year, students and teachers in Loudoun County, most notably Dominion, Park View, and Freedom ...

Let it go (but wait until the end of the quarter)

Tasnim Alam, Staff Writer

April 3, 2014

Filed under Student Life

 Five day weeks are no longer the norm for LCPS students.  Instead, they got used to sleeping during the day, spending hours upon hours on Netflix, and procrastinating on schoolwork that would have eventually be handed in.  One day turned into two and then four until it, quite literally, snowballed into 14 snow days.  Th...

From the classroom to the court

Victoria Callahan, Student Life Editor

April 3, 2014

Filed under Student Life

  All throughout the year, the junior class can be seen participating in all kinds of fundraising events. There’s the conventional hot chocolate and candy canes before winter break, Valentine’s Day carnations, and even the Hogwart’s trolley. This year, the junior class will be putting together a student versus faculty bask...

And the award goes to…

Maddie Thompson, Feature Editor

April 3, 2014

Filed under Student Life

Winning is a thrilling experience. The suspense leading up to the outcome is palpable as each contestant itches to know the results. Months of hard work, careful planning, and a great deal of creativity culminate into one moment, when you either hear your name or don’t. Fortunately for a few students, their names were sp...

Red, white, and Boy Scout

Victoria Callahan, Student Life Editor

April 3, 2014

Filed under Student Life

  They are well known for selling popcorn outside local Wal-Mart, Giant, and Lowes stores. Boy Scouts spend numerous hours every month contributing to their community and serving multiple community service events. A scout since the age of six, senior Tyler Hooper planned and managed his very own community service blood drive....

To infinity and beyond

Greg Hempenius, Staff Writer

April 1, 2014

Filed under Student Life

The Potomac Falls Engineering Club is gearing up for the Team America Rocketry Challenge. Team America Rocketry Challenge, or TARC for short, is the world’s largest rocket contest. The competition is sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association, or AIA, which has over 6,000 student competitors across 48 states.  The purp...

Funding talent

Mariam Eatedali, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2014

Filed under Student Life

  With the immense amount of talent present at Potomac Falls, it is no surprise that students are using their abilities to benefit the education of their peers. College Achievement Minority Program for Unique Students, CAMPUSS, is a preparation program aimed at achievement in higher education, run by guidance counselor Mr. Richard ...

King of the falls

Victoria Callahan, Student Life Editor

March 25, 2014

Filed under Student Life

  Every year, during the first week of April, the senior class sponsors a fundraiser known as Mr. PFHS. However, this years offers a twist from the conventional view. The seniors will be incorporating a community service event along with their annually setup affair.   In honor of this year’s Panther Project, the senior c...

On a “paw-sitive” note

Beth Duke, Staff Writer

March 7, 2014

Filed under Student Life

  As a relatively new school tradition, each class organizes a big fundraiser for charity, called the Panther Project.  This year, the class of 2016 is taking a soft, furry approach to their Panther Project, and will be fundraising and collecting supplies for the “Cause for Paws” animal hospice in Bolivar, WV.  Cause...

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