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Former student battles addiction

Former student battles addiction

Kishan Patel, Online Editor in Chief
April 11, 2016
Filed under Community, Heroin County, Profiles

Depressed and needing a high, Kurt Smith sips vodka to satisfy his addiction as he prepares for school. Stumbling through the school hallways, Smith barely makes it through the first few mods. A call summons the drunk Smith to the main office in the middle of class. The administration orders his paren...

Living with an addict

Living with an addict

Caroline Cooney, In-Focus Editor
April 11, 2016
Filed under Community, Heroin County, Profiles

Mark Anderson stares at the track marks on his 21-year-old daughter Melanie Anderson’s arm as a police officer pulls up her sleeve during her arrest. Devastated, Mark feels naïve that he didn’t realize sooner how serious his daughter’s addictions were. Hours later, the family sat in a circle in a...

Heroin overpowers Harford County

Heroin overpowers Harford County

Claire Grunewald, Print Chief
April 11, 2016
Filed under Community, Heroin County, Student Life

Leaning over an unresponsive body lying on the floor of a stranger’s house, volunteer EMT Maria Cosentino pumps the person’s chest, trying to bring the person back to consciousness. Eventually, the body is attached to a machine that is able to perform CPR more quickly - a common practice when dealin...

College reviews: New York University

College reviews: New York University

Adriana Guidi, Entertainment Story
April 5, 2016
Filed under College Reviews, Community

Campus: Located in the heart of the lively Manhattan neighborhood of Greenwich Village, New York University has a unique campus. It is not your typical college campus, it is truly immersed in the city. Founded in 1831 by Albert Gallatin, NYU accepts 35 percent of applicants who apply with nearly ...

College reviews: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

College reviews: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Grant Sharretts, Sports Editor
March 30, 2016
Filed under College Reviews, Community

Campus: Located in the beautiful college town of Chapel Hill, NC, the University of North Carolina boasts a diverse and calming community, with a huge student body, but a small town feel that makes you feel right at home. Founded in 1789, as the nation’s first public university, UNC accepts...

Community shares thoughts on Easter

Community shares thoughts on Easter

Daniel Robinson, Copy Editor
March 25, 2016
Filed under Community, Student Life

The Patriot interviewed teachers and students to see what makes Easter special for the JC community.

Faces of the Holocaust

Faces of the Holocaust

March 23, 2016
Filed under Community, Splash, Top Stories

11 million died in the Holocaust, and 71 years later JC’s Holocaust education program continues to fight to keep their memories alive. On March 1, Holocaust survivors and others with second-hand knowledge came and shared their experiences with the Holocaust with the seniors. The day kicked off wi...

Students and faculty speak about Lent

Students and faculty speak about Lent

Kevin Blandeburgo, Video Editor
March 23, 2016
Filed under Community, Video

The Patriot asks students about what they're giving up for Lent and their experiences and difficulties during the season. Kevin Blandeburgo is a Video Editor for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.

Find your perfect college major

Find your perfect college major

Lilly Stannard, In-Focus Editor
March 22, 2016
Filed under Community, Student Life

Clear the roads for new drivers

Clear the roads for new drivers

Azanae Barrow, Community Editor
March 21, 2016
Filed under Community, Student Life

Pulled over by police, senior Hayden Delphi was asked to have his car searched after speeding down the road. “It was 2 a.m., and I wanted McDonalds, the 24-hour McDonald’s was closed and no one was on the road when I pulled out so I just sped up,” Delphi said. He was driving his dad’s new Aud...

Navigating through cliques

Navigating through cliques

Caroline Cooney and Grace Mottley
March 18, 2016
Filed under Community, Top Stories

Take a look in the cafeteria during mod seven and you’ll likely spot two groups segregated by the color of their shirts. Meet the Black Shirts and the White Shirts. On the outside, it seems like two groups of junior girls are wearing the same shirt color as their friends. However, there is a...

Keep it Real: Meeting a Holocaust survivor

Keep it Real: Meeting a Holocaust survivor

Kelly Foulk, News Editor
March 17, 2016
Filed under Columns, Community

What do you say to someone who has endured the smell of burning flesh? Someone who has lived in the barracks of Auschwitz? Someone who has marched in a death march? What do you say to someone who has survived the Holocaust? These were the questions running through my mind as I walked into school on ...

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