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Nationality Day leads to Black Lives Matter protest

Nationality Day leads to Black Lives Matter protest

Grace Mottley, Assignment Chief
October 21, 2016
Filed under Community, Student Life, Top Stories

Junior Chika Chuku rushes into her math class on Oct. 4 as the rest of her classmates stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Heads turn and stare, not because she’s late, but because of her outfit. The rest of class is decked out in red, white, and blue as part of participation in Spirit Week’...

Spirit Week creates memories

Spirit Week creates memories

Taylor Bynion, Copy Editor
October 17, 2016
Filed under Community, Student Life

While the themes of days during Spirit Week may change annually, from Crazy Sock Day in 1982 to Couch Potato Day in 2016, the underlying fun of the week is a longstanding JC tradition. Every year, JC designates the week leading up to homecoming as “Spirit Week.” Each day of the week has a diff...

Alumni returns to enlighten students on her business experience

Alumni returns to enlighten students on her business experience

Azanae Barrow, Entertainment Editor
October 15, 2016
Filed under Community, Profiles

Standing at the front of a room packed with seniors, Chantal Buchser Kelley, class of ‘01, presents a video about a company that helps athletes fulfill their dreams of becoming some of the best athletes in the world. The video was about the company Kelley works for - The International Olympic Commi...

Healthy vending machines serve a new taste to students

Healthy vending machines serve a new taste to students

Ianna Pirozzi and Allie Taylor
October 12, 2016
Filed under Community, Student Life

When the school year began, students discovered new vending machines in the cafeteria touted to be healthier than the previous options. They noticed that there were no more Doritos, candy bars, or bottles of soda. Instead, the new machines offer such options as energy bars, apple crisps, and sparkli...

15 new faces share their experience

15 new faces share their experience

Caroline Cooney, Zachary Miller, and Grace Mottley
October 11, 2016
Filed under Community

Two months have passed since the school year began and everyone has learned to adjust to the new changes it upholds. For the new faces of the community, it has been an all-around different experience for them. The Patriot has randomly picked 15 new students and teachers to reflect on the school year...

Homecoming calls for proposals

Homecoming calls for proposals

Pia Scotto and Erin McCloskey
October 5, 2016
Filed under Community, Student Life

Roses, puns, and posters - all signs of Homecoming season. The Patriot looks into the various ways students have asked each other to the dance that will take place this Saturday, Oct. 7. Pia Scotto and Erin McCloskey are Community Editors for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com....

Special Needs Prom leaves emotional impact

Special Needs Prom leaves emotional impact

Caroline Cooney, In-Focus Editor
June 3, 2016
Filed under Community

Cody sits with his father as he looks through the yearbook. Immediately, he stops at the Prom spread, points to it, and looks at his dad. How do you explain to your son that he isn’t going to experience that? At a loss for words, his father avoids Cody’s question and continues to flip through t...

Recovering addict inspires community

Recovering addict inspires community

Grace Mottley, News Editor
June 2, 2016
Filed under Community, Top Stories

On May 18, former NBA player and recovering drug addict, Chris Herren, came to JC and spoke about his long fight and hard-won battle with addiction. In an attempt to combat the heroin epidemic raging across not only our county but our state, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office organized this event and...

Community helps senior reunite with mother

Community helps senior reunite with mother

Grace Mottley and Caroline Cooney
May 27, 2016
Filed under Community, Top Stories

As senior Mike Tertsea stands in the Baltimore Washington International Airport surrounded by his host family, who have nurtured him and loved him during his time in America, excitement and happiness envelops him. He eagerly scans the crowd for his mother, whom he hasn’t seen since he left his home in ...

Tim Perry wins Educator of the Year award

Tim Perry wins Educator of the Year award

Pia Scotto, Community Editor
May 25, 2016
Filed under Community, Top Stories

On May 25, Earth Science teacher Tim Perry was announced as Educator of the Year. Over the last 21 years, Perry has taught an Earth Science class to freshmen, been head coach of the football team, was Dean of Students, and even conducted the orchestra. As Perry closes the book on his teaching career,...

Class of 2016 breaks prank tradition

Class of 2016 breaks prank tradition

Caroline Cooney, In-Focus Editor
May 18, 2016
Filed under Community, Top Stories

[View the story "Rather than doing a single prank like previous years, the seniors did a week worth of pranks" on Storify]...

College reviews: Elizabethtown College

College reviews: Elizabethtown College

Daniel Robinson, Copy Editor
May 12, 2016
Filed under College Reviews, Community

Campus: Elizabethtown does not boast a large, flashy, campus like most schools. Instead, the campus at Etown is quaint, quiet, and fairly small (203 acres). Located in Elizabethtown, PA,  it is a quick drive from Harrisburg, the capital of Pennsylvania, as well as Hershey, where the famous Hershey Par...

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