The Roar

LHS Plugs In

by Valerie Garner, Editor-in-chief

September 14, 2012

The new BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy this year states that with classroom teacher approval, students may use their own devices to access the internet and collaborate with others. This includes laptops, netbooks, smart phones,...

Dearly Departed

March 30, 2012

By Alexandria Ceballos Dearly Departed is the first book in a new series by Lia Habel. The year is 2195, and the place is New Victoria. The setting is a high-tech nation that is filled with the manners and fashion that is ...

Clockwork Prince

February 28, 2012

By Alexandria Ceballos    Clockwork Prince is the second book in the Infernal Devices trilogy by the New York Times bestselling author Cassandra Claire. After the events of Clockwork Angel, Tessa Grey and her friends find ...

The Hunger Games

February 16, 2012

By Alexandria Ceballos    The Hunger Games is the first book in the trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Collins. Set in the ruins that were once North America, there is the shining capitol of Panem that is ...

Clockwork Angel

December 2, 2011

By Alexandria Ceballos Clockwork Angel is the first book in the Infernal Devices, a prequel to the bestselling series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Claire. The time and place is in London England, during the reign of Queen Victoria. I...


November 17, 2011

By Alexandria Ceballos    Wolfsbane is the thrilling sequel to the bestselling book Nightshade by Andrea Creamer. The book takes place after the events of Nightshade. After saving Shay from the hands of the Keepers, Ca...


November 11, 2011

By Alexandria Ceballos Nightshade is the first book in a international bestselling series by Andrea Creamer. The book takes place in Vail, Colorado and focuses on Calla Tor, a girl who can change into a wolf. Born to be a ...


November 3, 2011

By Alexandria Ceballos    Grimm is a new series that aired on October 28 on NBC.    It focuses on detective Nick Burkhart (David Giuntoli), who discovers that he is a descendant from a long line of hunters that figh...

Once Upon A Time

October 28, 2011

By Alexandria Ceballos    Aired on October 23, Once Upon A Time is ABC’s newest TV series.    Twenty-eight-year-old Emma Swan (Jenifer Morrison) is shocked when her son Henry (Jared S. Gilmore), the child she gave up...

American Horror Story

October 20, 2011

American Horror Story is a brand new TV show created and produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck. The pair are best known for their work on the show Glee. On October 5, the first episode aired on the FX network. The show...

Cirque du Freak: The Saga of Darren Shan

October 18, 2011

By Amanda Weidner Since an early age, Darren Shan has been fascinated by spiders. His best friend, Steve Leonard, has grown up on horror comics and the stories of werewolves and vampires. When Steve wants to go to a mysterious...

Footloose (2011)

October 14, 2011

By Emma Berkel    Although Footloose begins with colorful shots of feet dancing to the upbeat theme of the 1984 original, the whole movie is jarringly shifted to a more somber tone within the first ten minutes. Tragedy strikes a...

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