The Roar

Down season, high prices

Greg Hempenius, Business and Advertising Manager

November 20, 2013

Filed under Sports

Loyal Redskins fanatics  found reason to rejoice following the Redskins’ first playoff appearance since 2007. After trading an unprecedented three first round draft picks for Robert Griffin III, hopes for the Redskins’ season were optimistic. Griffin became a rookie-of-the-year sensation, and fans were able to watch Washin...

Mo’ Money, Mo Problems

Greg Hempenius, Business and Advertising Manager

November 20, 2013

Filed under Sports

While our own national government struggles to balance its budget, Loudoun County Public Schools has had its own budget problems. To start the 2013-2014 school year, the Loudoun County Public School students have seen price increases in both the cost of athletic tickets, including season passes, and school lunches.      ...

Vamos Rafa for number one

Vamos Rafa for number one

November 20, 2013

 Ranks are significant in any sport, whether it concerns which soccer team is at the top, which footba...

Mad Cow Disease: Epidemic or Overreaction?

Tessa Haas, Photography Editor

November 20, 2013

Filed under Sports

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, commonly known as Mad Cow Disease, broke out in the United Kingdom in 1993, affecting about 180,000 cattle and over 150 humans with the human-form, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, or vCJD. Genetic diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's are often caused by prions, but there are also var...

Not your average salty sweet treat

Jennifer Marks, Op-Ed Editor

November 20, 2013

Filed under Sports

   When picking a snack, it can be hard to choose between salty and sweet. Thanks to Lay’s, deciding which kind of snack you want has become much easier. Lay’s has introduced their Original Wavy Potato Chips Dipped in Milk Chocolate. From excited chip enthusiasts to more conservative snackers, there is still intrig...

Fell out of the saddle again

Vince Mazzola, Sports and Health Editor

November 20, 2013

Filed under Sports

Some things will never change.  Republicans and Democrats will always squabble like small children, kids will always complain about school without realizing how fortunate they are to have an education, and the Redskins will always perform worse than Peter Griffin and the London Silly Nannies did against the New England Patrio...

No sibling rivalry here

James Kenney, Staff Writer

September 30, 2013

Filed under Sports

 Siblings can be a lot to handle, whether an older sibling takes priority over you or a screaming infant needs care. Siblings can be a load at home, but imagine playing sports with next of kin. The varsity volleyball team knows the ins and outs of playing on the court with siblings as there are three different sets of sist...

The antics of Johnny Football

Keegan Wieland

September 30, 2013

Filed under Sports

  “Wreckless, talented, and cocky,” were the three words junior Jonathan Courtney used to describe Johnny Manziel.  No matter how people may perceive him, they cannot  ignore his story.   One year ago Johnny Manziel was competing for the starting quarterback at Texas A&M; five months later he became the first fre...

Is this the real life, or is this just fantasy?

Vincent Mazzola, Sports & Health Editor

September 24, 2013

Filed under Sports

Every fall, with the start of the NFL season comes the onset of an unstoppable epidemic that cripples the productivity of students and teachers everywhere.  That epidemic is fantasy football, which is already in full swing.  However, despite the game’s popularity, many people still do not understand how it works, or what...

#Saditude

Andrew Gillis, Staff Writer

September 20, 2013

Filed under Sports

As fans rolled into Nationals Park for the first time in 2013, there was a different feeling in the ballpark. The air seemed crisper, the grass seemed greener, and the city of Washington, D.C. was ready for something it hadn’t seen since 1924. A World Series title. The Nationals won their game that day 2-0 against the Miami...

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