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Defying beauty standards

Defying beauty standards

Lilly Stannard, In-Focus Editor
May 6, 2016
Filed under Community, In Focus, In-Depth

Then four-year-old Morgan Johnson was playing a game of tag with her pre-school classmates like she did every day during recess. When a particular kid was picked to be the tagger, he refused to chase Johnson and said, to her face, “I don’t play with dark meat.” Ever since that day, Johnson, now a ...

Strengthening friendships through tradition

Strengthening friendships through tradition

Katie Sullivan, In-Focus Editor
January 20, 2016
Filed under Community, In Focus, In-Depth

40 traditional Native American dancers tentatively walk through the halls of JC, preparing to dance in the first Morning Star Powwow. In an effort to start the tradition of a benefit powwow on the East coast, Vice Principal of Academics Gary Scholl began hosting The Morning Star Powwow here at JC. “A...

The social media mask

The social media mask

Lilly Stannard, In-Focus Editor
December 15, 2015
Filed under Community, In Focus, In-Depth

From likes on Instagram pictures to retweets on Twitter, social media has risen in fame and captured the attention of billions all over the world. It’s a beneficial way to share moments and memories with family and friends around the globe. “Since I move a lot, I’m able to keep in contact with so man...

Straight from the grave

Straight from the grave

Caroline Cooney, Lilly Stannard, and Katie Sullivan
November 16, 2015
Filed under Community, In Focus, In-Depth

In the monster-movie pantheon, vampires and werewolves exist on one end of the spectrum, romanticizing superhuman strength, supernatural powers, and no conscience. On the other hand, zombies symbolize lifelessness and a constant hunger for brains. Between the two, zombies seem the less menacing option, ...

Cursing

Cursing

Billy Jump and Nicole Arrison
May 8, 2015
Filed under Community, In Focus, In-Depth

One of the most divisive forms of communication, cursing has become language in and of itself. But is cursing an inappropriate and unintelligent vice or is it a language of emotion?

The Patriot In-Depth: game on

The Patriot In-Depth: game on

Billy Jump, In-Depth Editor
May 1, 2015
Filed under Community, In Focus, In-Depth, In-Depth

From Atari to the PlayStation 4, video games have picked up a passionate and dedicated fan base. How does JC and beyond get their game on? Click to view The Patriot's In-Depth centerspread ...

The Patriot In-Depth: music on the mind

The Patriot In-Depth: music on the mind

Billy Jump, In-Depth Editor
February 27, 2015
Filed under Community, In Focus, In-Depth, In-Depth, Top Stories

Junior Eric Wright gets ready to go on stage with the rest of the orchestra. He feels a trace of nervousness in the pit of his stomach, but he quickly focuses his eyes back onto the sheet music in front of him. He lugs his cello onto the stage and waits for his cue to begin. Before he knows it, he’s...

The Patriot In-Depth: why I teach

The Patriot In-Depth: why I teach

February 6, 2015
Filed under Community, In Focus, In-Depth, In-Depth

The Patriot interviewed five teachers about why they became educators and what they enjoy most about teaching. Their responses illustrate a variety of career paths and motivations. These stories outline their journeys to JC.

The Patriot In-Depth: finding time for family

The Patriot In-Depth: finding time for family

Sydney Kirwan and Billy Jump, In-Depth Editors
January 28, 2015
Filed under Community, In Focus, In-Depth, Top Stories

Junior Kristen Flanigan walks around her kitchen table, getting ready for dinner with her family while she tells them about her day. The Flanigan family, unlike some, continues to eat dinner together almost every night. “My family used to eat together every night when my sister wasn’t at college,...

The Patriot In-Depth: Do our minds think alike?

The Patriot In-Depth: Do our minds think alike?

Billy Jump, In-Depth Editor
December 17, 2014
Filed under Community, In Focus, In-Depth, In-Depth

Since the dawn of academia, the divide between creative and analytical minds has always been clear. For every Picasso there has been an Einstein, for every Isaac Newton a Beethoven. But what is it that makes mankind’s megaminds different? ...

The Patriot In-Depth: JC’s verdict on vices

The Patriot In-Depth: JC’s verdict on vices

Billy Jump and Sydney Kirwan, In-Depth Editors
November 20, 2014
Filed under Community, In Focus, In-Depth, In-Depth

The Patriot looks into trends among teenagers' usage of alcohol, marijuana, electronic cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco, or dip. Click the image to view The Patriot In-Depth.   Trends among teenagers regarding the use of alcohol, electronic cigarettes, smokeless tobacco (dip), and marijuana have evolved over the years. Ho...

The Patriot In-Depth: students spend free time online shopping

The Patriot In-Depth: students spend free time online shopping

Angela DeCarlo, Stories Chief
November 5, 2014
Filed under Community, In Focus, In-Depth, Top Stories

Senior Eleanor Cohen sits in her bed, illuminated by the glow of her computer screen. Her fingers fly across the keyboard, entering email after email into a database. She chuckles to herself, admiring her work at winning the game, at cheating the system. For every email account she refers to the site,...

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