The School Newspaper of John Carroll School

The Patriot

  • Senior Field Day will take place on May 5 at 1:00pm

  • FCA meeting will take place on April 27 at 7:00am

  • The Patriot receives the 2017 Online Pacemaker Award from the National Scholastic Press Association

Ovenconventional pizzas

Ovenconventional pizzas

Anna Sullivan, Entertainment Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

During Lent, our diets are often altered due to restrictions or our own personal goals. Try these three unconventional pizzas for a unique snack, whether it’s for meatless Fridays, because you gave up sweets, or you are just trying to eat a healthy snack. Breakfast Pizza Ingredients: Pizza d...

Ticket to creativity

Ticket to creativity

Edward Benner, Entertainment Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Firefly preview

Firefly preview

Edward Benner, Entertainment Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

The Weeknd: One of the biggest faces in modern pop music and the headliner of the 2017 festival is The Weeknd. He has been present in the music industry since 2011 and has garnered massive acclaim with the release of three studio albums and mixtapes. His most recent album, “Starboy,” was releas...

Plugging into video games

Plugging into video games

Taylor Bynion and Anna Sullivan
March 23, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

With tension rising and adrenaline pumping, junior Robbie Baranoski stays focused and determined as he strives to keep his team in the game for another round while playing his favorite first-person shooter game, Rainbow Six Siege. As the last member left on his team, Baranoski refuses to give up and attempts...

Top 10 love songs

Top 10 love songs

Edward Benner, Entertainment Editor
March 22, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

John Denver - “Annie’s Song” Released as a single from his 1974 album, “Back Home Again,” “Annie’s Song” is regarded as one of the most beautiful songs ever composed. John Denver sings to a lover who brings him immense happiness and validation similarly achieved by connecting w...

‘Beauty and the Beast’ brings magic to a new generation

‘Beauty and the Beast’ brings magic to a new generation

Alyssa Kraus, Copy Editor
March 21, 2017
Filed under Cinema and Television, Entertainment

The moment I heard about a live-action adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast,” I was hooked. However, my true excitement didn’t hit until I was greeted by a long, winding line of parents with eager little girls dressed in Belle’s famous yellow dress. The idea that people, young and old, were gat...

Peeling back the layers

Peeling back the layers

Zachary Miller, Media Editor
March 17, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

As “Shrek The Musical” comes to life, the cast members must branch out and transform into their characters through the use of makeup

Killer Classics and Vintage Vinyl: The Beatles’ ‘Let it Be’

Killer Classics and Vintage Vinyl: The Beatles’ ‘Let it Be’

James Keller, Copy Editor
March 9, 2017
Filed under Columns, Entertainment

At just under 32 minutes long, “Let It Be” - The Beatles’ twelfth and final studio album - is considered by many to be the peak of their career as a group. With three songs reaching the top spot on American Charts and the complete album spending 17 weeks on the Billboard’s Top 100, “Let it Be” cement...

Top 10 songs to listen to after a breakup

Top 10 songs to listen to after a breakup

Elizabeth Harmison, News Editor
March 8, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

“Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” - John Mayer John Mayer is an expert when it comes to writing wistful love songs, and “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” is no exception. The layering of his vocals with various instruments creates a unique sound and depth that convey Mayer’s emotions ...

Oscars: Who should have won?

Oscars: Who should have won?

Edward Benner, Entertainment Editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under Cinema and Television, Entertainment

Best Picture Winner: “Moonlight” What should have won: “La La Land” Why?: Of all of the films nominated this year, “La La Land” serves as a great testament to the power and beauty of the art of cinema. It constructs a multi-layered narrative chronicling the journeys of two individual...

If you like this song, then try this

If you like this song, then try this

Edward Benner, Entertainment Editor
February 24, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

If you like The Weeknd's "Starboy," then try Neon Indian's "Annie." Similarities Dark, electronic, and moody tone Themes of alienation, filled with emotion, and include immensely memorable and danceable instrumentation. What's notable? This first single from Neon Indian’s excellent 2015 a...

‘The Lego Batman Movie’ builds upon the Caped Crusader’s legacy

‘The Lego Batman Movie’ builds upon the Caped Crusader’s legacy

Druw Van Der Werff, Media Editor
February 21, 2017
Filed under Cinema and Television, Entertainment

Comedy, charm, and endearment are the three words that came to mind when I was watching “The Lego Batman Movie.” The Warner Brothers’ latest movie is an absolute masterpiece that just barely misses the bar set by its predecessor released in 2014, “The Lego Movie.” “The Lego Batman Movie”...

The School Newspaper of John Carroll School
Entertainment