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The Patriot In-Depth: Get Updated on the Effects of Technology

Nicole Arrison and Madison Meyer
October 30, 2013
Filed under Community, In Focus, In-Depth

With the rise of technology and smart phones, students spend more time on social media sites and less on academics Physical Effects Senior Alex Gromacki sits with her laptop at night, trying to work on her homework, but her eyes are too tired to focus. "When I’m on my laptop for long periods of time, my e...

The Patriot In-Depth: Coping with Boredom

The Patriot In-Depth: Coping with Boredom

Madison Meyer and Nicole Arrison
October 22, 2013
Filed under In Focus, In-Depth, In-Depth, Top Stories

Junior Camille Smith sits tiredly in her first class of the day, trying to concentrate on what is being taught. When it’s the first class of the day and Smith isn’t doing anything interactive or interesting, the class becomes boring to her. “I’m most bored in the classes I’m not really interested...

The Patriot In-Depth: Translating facts about German exchange

The Patriot In-Depth: Translating facts about German exchange

Caitlin Wolfarth and Hope Kelly
October 3, 2013
Filed under In Focus, In-Depth, In-Depth

“You’re a sucker.” “I’m going to throw you out a window, but there are no windows.” Immediately upon getting in their shared canoe, junior Dani Long and her German exchange student junior Ingalisa Singewald began bickering like real sisters. “It started off as soon as they got...

The Patriot In-Depth: Looking into the talents and stories of new teachers

The Patriot In-Depth: Looking into the talents and stories of new teachers

Nicole Arrison and Sydney Setree
September 26, 2013
Filed under In Focus, In-Depth, In-Depth, Top Stories, Video

The Patriot learns more than just the class lessons from the new teachers and dives deeper to find out about the teachers themselves. Alison Amato, class of ’00 English teacher Alison Amato knew that teaching English was the right path for her when she received the Creative Writing Award at her...

The Patriot In-Depth: Bringing focus to diversity

The Patriot In-Depth: Bringing focus to diversity

Lauren Fabiszak, In-Depth Editor
May 3, 2013
Filed under Community, In Focus, In-Depth

"You play basketball, right?" Senior Daylin Armstead, an African American student, just shrugs, as he has heard this misconception many times before. "At times, diversity isn’t really embraced. New people that I meet think I play basketball or I am a fast runner because of the color of my dark skin...

The Patriot In-Depth: Making the Grade

Kailey Tracy, Copy Chief
March 22, 2013
Filed under Community, In Focus, In-Depth

The Patriot adds up the facts on standardized testing and assesses its role in college admission. See the image below for the full story. Breakfast is extremely important to keep the mind focused, especially when taking the SAT. Junior Abby Catterton, however, remembers her breakfast on one SAT morni...

The Patriot In-Depth: You are what you eat

Meredith Haggerty, In-Depth Editor
February 28, 2013
Filed under Community, In Focus, In-Depth

The Patriot drives-thru the unhealthy world of fast food and weights the options for the busy people held back by their full plate. See the image below for the full story. Every second, McDonald’s, the top selling fast food company, sells 75 burgers worldwide. 6,480,000 are sold every day. 2,...

The Patriot In-Depth: Students harvest different lessons from religion class

The Patriot In-Depth: Students harvest different lessons from religion class

Hope Kelly, Managing Editor
February 13, 2013
Filed under In Focus, In-Depth

“The whole process of growing up is so complicated: trying to figure out who you are with your personality, your interests, your career aspirations, where to go to college, what kind of lifestyle you would like in the future, and what kind of person you want to be socially and spiritually. It’s all...

The Patriot In-Depth: Steer into Safer Driving

The Patriot In-Depth: Steer into Safer Driving

Hope Kelly and Meredith Haggerty, In-Depth Editors
February 6, 2013
Filed under Community, In Focus, In-Depth

Senior Katelyn Wolf was driving just like any other day when her car was flipped over. Someone had run a light and hit her on the side at the intersection of Routes 1 and 543, causing her car to roll over. “I had a mild concussion, a severely pulled Achilles [tendon], and then a bunch of scratches...

The Patriot In-Depth: Supermen vs. Wonder Women

The Patriot In-Depth: Supermen vs. Wonder Women

Kailey Tracy, Copy Chief
December 14, 2012
Filed under Community, In Focus, In-Depth, Top Stories

In a world of academics and athletics, the world that is JC, no one gender seems to pack the dominating punch. Women swoop onto the scene towering above men in the number of athletic Letters of Intent and alumni volunteering on reunion planning committees. They also demonstrate their strength in the academ...

The Patriot In-Depth: Uncovering how phobias infiltrate lives of students and faculty

The Patriot In-Depth: Uncovering how phobias infiltrate lives of students and faculty

Meredith Haggerty, Hope Kelly, and Lauren Fabiszak, In-Depth Editors
November 14, 2012
Filed under In Focus, In-Depth, Top Stories

As junior Kaley Martin walks happily through the mall, she suddenly freezes. Her hands start shaking and she begins to hyperventilate as she nears the booth that sells remote control helicopters. Still unable to move, she starts to get dizzy as her fear increases. Martin has a phobia of remote control...

The Patriot In-Depth: Powder Puff provokes class pride

The Patriot In-Depth: Powder Puff provokes class pride

Meredith Haggerty, In-Depth Editor
October 26, 2012
Filed under In Focus, In-Depth

The sky goes black, the lights flash on. The juniors are lining up their defense in an attempt to stop the seniors from getting a touchdown. As soon as the football is in the hands of the quarterback, senior Hannah Griffith is off to sack her. As this year’s powder puff game draws near, Griffith...

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