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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...

This time, take advantage

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...

Coup de Grace: Move forward but look back

Coup de Grace: Move forward but look back

Grace Mottley, Assignment Chief
March 31, 2017
Filed under Columns, Coup de Grace, Perspectives

History repeats itself. This concept is not foreign to us. It’s understandable, as human nature never really changes but merely finds new ways to express itself. While the same events may not repeat themselves perfectly, similar events will occur that parallel those of the past. As a result, an...

Career preparation courses allow students to prepare and explore possible fields

Career preparation courses allow students to prepare and explore possible fields

Edward Benner, Entertainment Editor
March 30, 2017
Filed under Op-Ed, Perspectives

On Feb. 12, 2013, President Barack Obama announced in his State of the Union Address his vision for the future of American high schools. He said, “I’m announcing a new challenge to redesign America’s high schools so they better equip graduates for the demands of a high-tech economy... We’ll ...

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