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College reviews: Drexel University

College reviews: Drexel University

Christina Giovanazi, Sports Editor
March 14, 2017
Filed under College Reviews, Community

Campus: Located in West Philadelphia, Drexel’s campus is fully immersed in the city. It’s in an area called University City, which also houses the University of Pennsylvania and University of the Sciences. Although it’s in a big city, when I walked around campus I never felt lost because a...

Pants are a choice, not a punishment

Pants are a choice, not a punishment

Paige Alban, In-Focus Editor
March 6, 2017
Filed under Community

As I walk into school, an overwhelming wave of anxiety rushes over my body. I hold my head up high and walk past the people staring. Laughter spreads around me as people glance down at my khaki-covered legs, and I can’t help but think, “I never thought the day would come that I’d be anxious to...

Power of protests

Power of protests

Paige Alban and Ianna Pirozzi
February 17, 2017
Filed under Community, In Focus

Whether they carry signs or send tweets, some students and faculty turn to protesting to spread their ideas, while others question the effectiveness of these actions

Think ink

Think ink

Grace Mottley and Christina Giovanazi
February 17, 2017
Filed under Community

Senior Shannon Norwood peels the layer of plastic wrap away from her skin to reveal the scrawling script on her wrist, which reads “Darling, you’ll be okay.” After two years of waiting, she’s finally gotten a tattoo, and she couldn’t be happier. Norwood is one of the members of the community...

This isn’t beautiful

This isn’t beautiful

Caroline Cooney and Taylor Bynion
February 16, 2017
Filed under Community, Top Stories

Staring at her dinner plate, junior Jordan Wrzesien contemplates her next move to avoid eating what is placed in front of her. As she takes a small bite, she slowly chews the same piece over and over again until it dissolves in her mouth. Instantly, aggressive thoughts echo throughout her mind: this is ...

Christina’s Healthy Crusade: Meet you at the barre

Christina’s Healthy Crusade: Meet you at the barre

Christina Giovanazi, Sports Editor
February 10, 2017
Filed under Columns, Community

I hold onto the ballet barre in front of me for dear life as I try to raise my leg while also lifting a weight with my opposite arm. This is absolutely nothing like that ballet class I took in first grade. Barre isn’t new to the fitness world, but a recent influx of barre studios, such as Inline...

Twirler shines in the spotlight

Twirler shines in the spotlight

Emily Stancliff, Sports Editor
February 8, 2017
Filed under Community, Top Stories

Sophomore baton twirler Angela Boeren steps onto the floor, eyes down and body erect. Taking her spot on the floor, she lifts her head with a smile of confidence and strikes her first pose. The music starts, and she immediately reacts with a graceful flick of her wrist, and the baton goes twirling thr...

Sergeant Baxter enlightens community on racial discrimination

Sergeant Baxter enlightens community on racial discrimination

Caroline Cooney and Pia Scotto
February 3, 2017
Filed under Community

As he turns the bend on the track, he begins to run faster and the excruciating pain increases. The hot asphalt singes the bottoms of his bare feet while his fellow white competitors’ feet are protected by their shoes. Just go faster, he tells himself. To suppress the pain, he pushes himself harder,...

JC’s declassified school survival guide

JC’s declassified school survival guide

Taylor Bynion and Paige Alban
February 1, 2017
Filed under Community

Each year of high school provides unique challenges and struggles. However, the remarkable opportunities to learn and grow are limitless. Use this survival guide as a tool to help you through the difficulties and find enjoyment in each year with advice from fellow Patriots that have been through it t...

Conspiracy theorists open their minds to unconventional ideas

Conspiracy theorists open their minds to unconventional ideas

Paige Alban and Ianna Pirozzi
January 28, 2017
Filed under Community, In Focus

Paying sharp attention during a history class on World War II, senior Laura Miller hones in on something her teacher said, something she disagrees with. That can’t be true, she thinks, because “Hitler didn’t die in the bunker.” Curious, she begins to think about what she believes actually happ...

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