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The Patriot In-Depth: Spirit Week evolves over the years

The Patriot In-Depth: Spirit Week evolves over the years

Kailey Tracy, Copy Editor
October 26, 2012
Filed under In Focus, In-Depth

Sporting bell bottom pants from Goodwill, a sport coat flipped inside out, and vintage sunglasses, science teacher Shane Lawler, class of ’00, struggled to clomp his way to the elevator in his homemade platform shoes. Lawler nailed blocks of wood to his sneakers, creating the amateur 1980s shoes as ...

The Patriot In-depth: Uncovering the destructive effects of bullying

The Patriot In-depth: Uncovering the destructive effects of bullying

Hope Kelly, Meredith Haggerty, and Lauren Fabiszak, In-depth Editors
September 27, 2012
Filed under Community, In Focus, In-Depth

Drained of all energy and weighted down with school work, getting out of bed in the morning was already more difficult than Emma ever imagined, but once her friends stopped talking to her and the bullying began, the hard became impossible. Her social life at school had been completely turned upside down....

I starve myself

Martha Schick, Managing Editor
April 4, 2012
Filed under Community, In Focus, In-Depth

A quarter of a Pop-Tart for breakfast, four croutons for lunch, and a piece of meat the size of a quarter and a few peas for dinner doesn’t seem like a healthy diet.  For one JC student, that was what she ate every day through much of eighth grade while she was struggling with an eating disorder. “I...

I cut myself

Ashley Beyer, Lifestyles Editor
April 4, 2012
Filed under Community, In Focus, In-Depth

Ugly. Stupid. Never good enough. These are things that ran through one JC student’s mind on a daily basis. “I've never really liked myself as a person... I don't think I'm very good looking, I don't really deal with people well, and I don't think I'm very easy to get along with,” the student...

Tanning can lead to cancer

Stephanie Meadowcroft, Lifestyles Editor
December 16, 2011
Filed under Community, In Focus, In-Depth

Being a blond-haired, blue-eyed bathing beauty in the ‘70s was all the rage, and Administrative Registrar Sue Cathell can attest to that. “When I was a teenager in the 70s, my girlfriends and I would lay out in the sun and fry.  Having blond hair and blue eyes, my skin would burn to the point...

Exercise improves quality of life

Ashley Beyer, Lifestyles Editor
December 15, 2011
Filed under Community, In Focus, In-Depth

Though many things seem to interfere with exercise and getting active, junior Sammy Clough finds time to exercise in the weight room five days a week. He has been doing this for three years, beginning as a freshman. "It has made me a more dedicated person. It has relieved stress for me, improved my s...

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