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New Mass location breaks tradition

New Mass location breaks tradition

Taylor Bynion, Copy Editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under Perspectives

Traditions are important, and when it comes to school traditions, some people consider them a rite of passage. JC has many traditions, several of which take place during senior year. One of these traditions is the Baccalaureate Mass which has taken place at JC for many years. This year’s senior...

Bynion’s Opinion: Search for the cure – Spring Fever

Bynion’s Opinion: Search for the cure – Spring Fever

Taylor Bynion, Copy Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under Columns, Perspectives

Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock. Every minute seems longer than the last as I sit in class. I can’t seem to focus, and there are doodles all over my notebook. It must be the end of the year. At the start of the school year, many students find themselves feeling motivated and determined, but as the...

Patriot Debate: Animal Testing

Patriot Debate: Animal Testing

May 16, 2017
Filed under Patriot Debates, Perspectives

For scientific research, chemicals and other potentially harmful products, such as cosmetics, are being tested on animals to ensure people's safety. While some believe this is the best option, others argue that it is inhumane and unjust punishment.

Bynion’s Opinion: Give me a break

Bynion’s Opinion: Give me a break

Taylor Bynion, Copy Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Columns, Perspectives

Students are required to attend school for at least 180 days a year - those days are filled with tests, quizzes, and challenging assignments and are followed by nights filled with hours of studying and doing homework. By the time a student is in high school, he or she has spent more time in school then...

Patriot Perspective: Health curriculum must be mandatory

Patriot Perspective: Health curriculum must be mandatory

April 14, 2017
Filed under Perspectives, Staff Ed: The Patriot Perspective

As a school that prides itself on encouraging students to be well-rounded individuals, we must be educated in all parts of daily life, ranging from humanities to mathematics to basic human health. While each academic field is essential in its own way, regardless of the career path you choose, the inf...

Coup de Grace: This time, take advantage

Coup de Grace: This time, take advantage

Grace Mottley, Assignment Chief
April 14, 2017
Filed under Columns, Coup de Grace, Perspectives

As I look back on my time at JC, I can’t help but smile and think of all the incredible people that have made this experience what it is. From the moment I first walked through the doors, the teachers and faculty members who have worked with me have supported me unconditionally in anything I’ve ...

Letter to the Editor: Brian Powell speaks up about LobbyGuard

Letter to the Editor: Brian Powell speaks up about LobbyGuard

April 13, 2017
Filed under Letter to the editor, Perspectives

Dear Patriot Editors, I was actually quite pleased to see the grade of a C for LobbyGuard. I was fully anticipating an F. The first two days were rough, but we made it through. I know the lines are long but the two kiosks processed 68 students by 8:13am this morning and we have not even started using the main office kiosk. T...

Bynion’s Opinions: Standardized Tests shouldn’t score a college education

Bynion’s Opinions: Standardized Tests shouldn’t score a college education

Taylor Bynion, Copy Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Columns, Perspectives

Saturdays are meant for sleeping in and reviving your tired brain for another strenuous week ahead. They are not meant for taking a three-hour test that can determine your future. High school students first take the PSAT in their freshman and sophomore years. Then, in their junior and senior years...

Stereotypes divide community

Stereotypes divide community

Alyssa Kraus, Copy Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Op-Ed, Perspectives

Throughout my years of high school, there is one thing that has become clear: everyone is different. Every student has a different hobby, different personality, and different beliefs, which is why I often ask myself the same question: why are stereotypes so present in our community? You would th...

Bynion’s Opinion: Cut the act at awards shows

Bynion’s Opinion: Cut the act at awards shows

Taylor Bynion, Copy Editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under Columns, Perspectives

Having the wrong winner announced at the Oscars this year was not the only disappointing event that took place at the awards show. During the Oscars, politically based comments, such as, “I am against any form of wall that wants to separate us,” and “All you people out there who feel like there’s...

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