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Patriot Perspective: Change in football helmet color elicits juvenile uproar

Patriot Perspective: Change in football helmet color elicits juvenile uproar

April 2, 2014
Filed under In Focus, Perspectives, Staff Ed: The Patriot Perspective

Is the sky falling? Is this school burning? You may think so, but no, someone said the color of the football helmets might change. During a football meeting on Feb. 7, a proposal for new black helmets to replace the old gold helmets was unveiled. The team was excited to start a fresh new season, hop...

Football helmets stay gold

Football helmets stay gold

Cole Alban and Justin Hawkins, Online Chief and Opinion Editor
March 26, 2014
Filed under In Focus, News

According to Athletic Director Larry Dukes, there was a plan to add black helmets to the football team’s uniform in addition to the traditional gold. The plan was introduced at a football event on Feb. 7. The proposed helmets were unveiled on t-shirts and posters. The football program has 60 helmets a...

The Patriot In-Depth: Placing local and global surveillance under the magnifying glass

The Patriot In-Depth: Placing local and global surveillance under the magnifying glass

March 3, 2014
Filed under In Focus, In-Depth, Top Stories

For this In-Depth, The Patriot examines the National Security Agency (NSA) spying scandal, looks through the history of government surveillance, and magnifies the issue of spying and surveillance to the local level by evaluating JC's surveillance policies.

The Patriot In-Depth: The Underlying Truth

Nicole Arrison, In-Depth Editor
February 26, 2014
Filed under In Focus, In-Depth, In-Depth

When is lying acceptable? Freshman Mary Dowd stands face to face with her parents, wondering if she should lie about who she’s hanging out with that night. She knows that if she tells the truth, her parents might not let her go, but lying may cause even more trouble. “Lying to your parent...

The Patriot In-Depth: Party Hard

The Patriot In-Depth: Party Hard

Madison Meyer and Nicole Arrison
December 17, 2013
Filed under Community, In Focus, In-Depth

The Patriot takes a hard look into partying and defines what a party is for JC and other high school students.  

Pro V. Con: Drinking offers opportunity to learn responsibility

Pro V. Con: Drinking offers opportunity to learn responsibility

Kaley Martin, Opinion Editor
December 17, 2013
Filed under In Focus, Patriot Debates, Perspectives

This is the con argument. To read the pro argument click here. It’s late on a Saturday night. The music is pounding. Teenagers are drinking. And the next morning, something unimaginable happens: everyone goes home safe and unharmed. Underage drinking is a reality, whether you like it or not. The pr...

Pro V. Con: Drinking at parties drives students to bad choices

Pro V. Con: Drinking at parties drives students to bad choices

Erica Kelble, Multimedia Editor
December 17, 2013
Filed under In Focus, Patriot Debates, Perspectives

This is the pro argument against drinking. To read the con click here. I don’t understand why anybody would want to look back on their high school experience and remember going to parties, getting wasted, and having no recollection of what happened after that. Since it is possible to go to parties ...

Healthy You: Milkshakes get party started

Healthy You: Milkshakes get party started

Caitlin Wolfarth, Lifestyles Editor
December 16, 2013
Filed under Columns, Community, Healthy You!, In Focus

Who says you need alcohol to have fun? Not me! Not only is drinking bad for your health, but it leads to poor decisions ... and I don’t know about you, but I’ve already made enough bad decisions sober. So instead of alcohol, here are some fun drinks that you can serve at parties, without spiking...

The Patriot In-Depth: Evaluating the homework load

The Patriot In-Depth: Evaluating the homework load

Madison Meyer, In-Depth Editor
November 20, 2013
Filed under Community, In Focus, In-Depth, Video

Bleary-eyed but persistent, senior Lindsey McCumber powers through her essay for Honors English, even though it’s 1 a.m. and she’s just finished studying for an AP Biology test. McCumber tries to plan for five hours of homework every night, but after a long day in class, at club meetings, and then...

The Patriot In-Depth: Uncovering the point of homework

The Patriot In-Depth: Uncovering the point of homework

Nicole Arrison, In-Depth Editor
November 20, 2013
Filed under Community, In Focus, In-Depth

Senior Taylor Gerber stays up late, trying to finish his English homework. He’s not writing an essay or completing a vocabulary worksheet. He’s reading an article about math. “It was the most pointless thing ever,” Gerber said. “It didn’t even teach me anything about English.” Besides Gerber,...

Pro V. Con: Homework multiplies students’ stress

Pro V. Con: Homework multiplies students’ stress

Angela DeCarlo, Copy Editor
November 20, 2013
Filed under In Focus, Patriot Debates, Perspectives

This is the con argument on the effects of homework on students. To read the pro click here. Between seven hours of school, training for a sports team, and participating in the countless extracurricular activities that a student is required to participate in just to even be considered for their colle...

Pro V. Con: Homework prepares students for real life

Pro V. Con: Homework prepares students for real life

Hope Kelly, Editor in Chief
November 20, 2013
Filed under In Focus, Patriot Debates, Perspectives

This is the pro argument on the effects of homework on students. To read the con click here. Homework. That dreaded thing that all high school students hate. However, more importantly, it is a nice positive dose of reality for lazy teenagers who will soon be dealing with college papers and demanding jobs...

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