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Melina Kritikopoulos is a senior at SCHS and has been in Journalism since her freshman year. She has a passion for learning about the past and can spend hours watching YouTube videos about the fashions of the Victorian Era. Kritikopoulos finds writing and literature to be moments of solace and is most inspired by authors J.D. Salinger and James Baldwin. When she’s not writing or editing for The Roar, she’s drawing or painting and wandering through parks or local museums with her friends, pre-COVID of course.

Melina Kritikopoulos, Co Editor-in-Chief

Jan 07, 2021
OPINION: The American people must come together to fight the Capitol Hill insurrection and solve the problems surrounding it (Media)
Dec 31, 2020
10 events from 2020 that prove this year wasn’t all bad, according to one reporter (Story/Media)
Dec 19, 2020
OPINION EDITORIAL: Asynchronous lessons are detrimental to students’ focus and motivation (Media)
Dec 19, 2020
FOCUS: ‘It was hypocritical’: Hasty confirmation of new Justice Amy Coney Barrett raises concerns (Media)
Dec 19, 2020
FOCUS: Reflections on the 87-year legacy of the ‘Notorious RBG’ (Media)
Dec 19, 2020
FOCUS: SCHS students and staff discuss the future of the Supreme Court (Media)
Dec 19, 2020
FOCUS: Cases surrounding student rights and American education (Story/Media)
Dec 19, 2020
A&E: Melina’s Booket List: ‘Shortlisted’ (Story)
Nov 02, 2020
CAMPUS: Senior Josh DeSousa finds passion in junior drag racing (Story)
Nov 02, 2020
A&E: Melina’s Booket List: ‘How to be an Antiracist’ (Story)
Nov 02, 2020
OPINION: Omegle website provides dangerous and and inappropriate content for developing minds (Media)
Oct 09, 2020
Roar: The Podcast | Episode 1: Senior year during COVID-19 (Story)
Sep 03, 2020
SCHS hosts its first ever Virtual Welcome Rally, evoking community in the time of COVID-19 (Story)
Jun 04, 2020
How culinary classes coped with coronavirus (Media)
May 31, 2020
Self care methods at SCHS have changed since the shelter-in-place order (Media)
May 30, 2020
Many students appreciate video chat platforms for their communication needs (Media)
May 29, 2020
OPINION: Coronavirus has vastly changed the college decision and admission process (Media)
May 27, 2020
SCHS seniors reflect on missing out on their final semester of high school (Media)
May 01, 2020
The class of 2020 had to experience the college decision process digitally due to COVID-19 (Media)
Apr 24, 2020
Roar: The Podcast | Episode 1: Coping with COVID-19 — freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors (Story)
Apr 22, 2020
SCHS students vary in their choices between cardio or weightlifting for exercise (Media)
Apr 15, 2020
Cherished SCHS events cancelled due to Coronavirus (Media)
Apr 12, 2020
Many SCHS students believe ‘cancel culture’ is harmful (Media)
Apr 10, 2020
SPOTLIGHT: What streaming services to invest in during ‘Coronacation’ (Media)
Apr 09, 2020
REVIEW: Netflix Original Series ‘Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness’ is a wild journey full of tigers, twisting plot lines and unforgettable people (Story)
Apr 05, 2020
Students enjoy the wide selection of virtual books offered through the SCHS library system (Media)
Apr 05, 2020
Melina’s Booket List: ‘The Downstairs Girl’ (Story/Media)
Apr 01, 2020
Student entrepreneurs: Junior Lauren Romard sells scrunchies at SCHS (Media)
Mar 10, 2020
Honors Human Physiology field trip to Stanford canceled due to coronavirus (Media)
Mar 07, 2020
OPINION: The previously diverse Democratic primary race has become another contest between white men (Media)
Feb 28, 2020
OPINION: Youtuber Jake Paul’s ‘Financial Freedom Movement’ is an unethical scam (Media)
Feb 14, 2020
The Roar’s Valentine’s Day Questionnaire | Juniors (Story)
Jan 29, 2020
The recent restriction of personal accounts on school-issued Chromebooks has hindered many students’ technological freedoms (Story)
Dec 30, 2019
The Roar-ing 1920s: Trends and culture to revive and reject in the 2020s (Story)
Nov 03, 2019
REVIEW: New film ‘Harriet’ relays history in a captivating and inspiring way (Story)
Oct 25, 2019
OPINION: Young Adult Dystopian novels are depressing and banal (Story)
Sep 04, 2019
SCHS hosts its first Welcome Rally to include and entice all students (Story)
Aug 28, 2019
Local Santa Clara Elite Dance Team takes on Broadway (Story)
Apr 13, 2019
Celebrating the cultures of students, SCHS introduces first-ever Diversity Rally (Story)
Mar 24, 2019
Spirit and unity lead class of 2020 to be 2019 BOTC champions (Story)
Mar 06, 2019
SEL survey to be postponed due to system failures (Story)
Feb 18, 2019
OPINION: Eliminating the privilege of Netflix on school Chromebooks was a long time coming (Media)
Feb 03, 2019
The struggle of heavy backpacks may be reduced with the implementation of online textbooks (Story/Media)
Jan 26, 2019
The Florists Club strives for campus beautification through the art of gardening (Story)
Dec 27, 2018
Top ten things that happened in ‘20-Gay-Teen’ (Story)
Nov 17, 2018
REVIEW: Conan Gray’s debut album ‘Sunset Season’ conveys the monotony of adolescence (Story)
Oct 27, 2018
OPINION: Homecoming is a waste (Media)
Oct 23, 2018
One reporter shares her experience of the first homecoming dance since 2008 (Story/Media)
Sep 19, 2018
OPINION: If you give a student a Lexile (Story)
Sep 03, 2018
REVIEW: Troye Sivan’s ‘Bloom’ has made its way into the hearts of many teens (Story)
Apr 28, 2018
REVIEW: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ leaves audiences questioning everything (Story)
Mar 17, 2018
REVIEW: “Love, Simon” is funny, sweet and touching (Story)
Mar 05, 2018
OPINION: Modern music lacks compared to music from the 20th century (Story)
Jan 25, 2018
The Top Ten Most Anticipated Movies of 2018 (according to an SCHS student) (Story)
Jan 22, 2018
One reporter shares her experience of the Women’s March (Story/Media)
Nov 18, 2017
REVIEW: “Wonder” is a must-see tear-jerker (Story)
Nov 04, 2017
REVIEW: New album “Just the Beginning” is empowering and thought-provoking (Story)
Oct 25, 2017
Second season of “Stranger Things” is set to release this Friday (Story)
Sep 26, 2017
New VP Erin Brown owns the ‘ugliest dog in the world’ (Story)
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