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Cookie Corner

Cookie Corner

Anna Sullivan and Azanae Barrow
November 11, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Members of the staff baked cookies from old family recipes and decided these cookies were the best. Test out these recipes and send us a sweet tweet, @JCPatriot, telling us which one was the most delectable.  

Theatre department performs ‘Mary Poppins’

Theatre department performs ‘Mary Poppins’

Anna Sullivan, Entertainment Editor
November 4, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

The theatre department will be performing the musical “Mary Poppins” on Nov. 4 through 6. The musical will be showing at 7 p.m. on Nov. 4 and 5, and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 5 and 6. Mary Poppins, the lead character, is played by junior Ella Wilson who has had three years of experience in the theatr...

Artist Spotlight: Kanaras finds inspiration through art

Artist Spotlight: Kanaras finds inspiration through art

Lauren Becker, News Editor
November 2, 2016
Filed under Artist Profile, Entertainment

Junior Nicole Kanaras is filled with pride as she stands over her completed art project, which she labored over for hours. It is a dramatic self-portrait made of acrylic paints with varying black and white values. This is the piece she is most proud of.   Even as a child, Kanaras had a passion for a...

Top eight blood-curdling Halloween movies

Top eight blood-curdling Halloween movies

Edward Benner, News Editor
October 31, 2016
Filed under Cinema and Television, Entertainment

As Halloween rapidly approaches, the perfect opportunity arises to dim the lights, pop some popcorn, and be transported into this spooky season.  Here are the best movies to terrify and entertain you this Halloween! 1. “The Exorcist” Often cited as the most terrifying film ever made, “The Exorcist” r...

4 last-minute DIY Halloween costume ideas

4 last-minute DIY Halloween costume ideas

Grace Mottley and Paige Alban
October 27, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Are you short on money and quickly running out of time to get that perfect Halloween costume together? Explore these four quick, easy, and cheap options for a costume you can make yourself.   “Mean Girls,” costume- “She doesn’t even go here!” To recreate this iconic look fro...

Top 10 spookiest songs for your Halloween playlist

Top 10 spookiest songs for your Halloween playlist

Edward Benner, News Editor
October 26, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

1. Michael Jackson: “Thriller” “Thriller” is the first song on everyone’s Halloween playlist for good reason. The King of Pop crafted a perfectly spooky and catchy song for the season full of creepy imagery and sound effects. The video is equally famous as the song with its incredible d...

‘Stranger Things’ displays the best of both worlds

‘Stranger Things’ displays the best of both worlds

Anna Sullivan, Entertainment Editor
October 21, 2016
Filed under Cinema and Television, Entertainment

As the lights quickly flicker and flash back into the “upside-down” you immediately are left with an uneasy and confused feeling as the first season of “Stranger Things” ends. “Stranger Things” is a popular Netflix Original that has left many of its viewers, including myself, excited ...

Records spin into the future

Records spin into the future

Edward Benner, News Editor
October 18, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Over the past few years, vinyl records have come back in a big way.  According to Newsweek, vinyl record sales have grown over 50% since 2014, reaching levels not seen since the late 1990s.  Whether it is teenagers or baby boomers rediscovering the hobby, records have become part of popular culture onc...

What fall activity should you try?

What fall activity should you try?

Paige Alban, In-Focus Editor
October 17, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

Benner’s B-Sides: Preoccupations s/t revives post-punk in 2016

Benner’s B-Sides: Preoccupations s/t revives post-punk in 2016

Edward Benner, News Editor
October 14, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Post punk had its genesis in the late 1970s, as many bands broke away from the punk-movement of the time to create more experimental and less formulaic music that still contained the energy and political commentary of the original genre. Bands like Joy Division and The Cure created a distinct, intens...

Attention all you wizards and half-bloods

Attention all you wizards and half-bloods

Azanae Barrow, Entertainment Editor
October 13, 2016
Filed under Cinema and Television

Want to hear something “Riddikulus”? If you understand this reference, then you already know this has something to do with Harry Potter. For one week only, from Oct.13-20, IMAX theatres across the country will be showing all eight of the Harry Potter movies. The movies are being shown to set the mood...

The Patriot Tries It: Pumpkin Spice Lattes

The Patriot Tries It: Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Katherine Grimm, Media Chief
October 10, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories, Video

With pumpkin season in full swing, Patriot staffers conducted a blind taste test of different Pumpkin Spice Lattes to get in the autumnal spirit. They then rated and reviewed the lattes to decide which one was best. Each drink came from a different location including Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, Coffee Coffee...

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