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Patriot Perspective: Community unites after unexpected loss of student

Patriot Perspective: Community unites after unexpected loss of student

March 20, 2017
Filed under Perspectives, Staff Ed: The Patriot Perspective, Top Stories

Hundreds of candles glowed on the baseball field, shining light in the midst of darkness. As more tears were shed and more candles were lit, students, faculty, parents, and friends alike wished this was all a horrifying nightmare. As members of the community sobbed in each other’s arms and his mot...

Women’s rights are human rights

Women’s rights are human rights

Paige Alban and Alyssa Kraus
February 23, 2017
Filed under Op-Ed, Perspectives

A huge crowd of men and women march down the streets of Washington D.C., chanting loudly and holding signs for equality during the Women’s March.  People of many races, ages, and sexual orientations from across the nation gather together as one to fight for the rights of women. “I do not wish [...

Coup de Grace: Speaking secures success for students

Coup de Grace: Speaking secures success for students

Grace Mottley, Assignment Chief
February 22, 2017
Filed under Columns, Coup de Grace, Perspectives

What do people fear more than dying? According to a study conducted by the University of Nebraska, the answer is public speaking. Public speaking scares 80 percent of people, which is understandable because it can be nerve-wracking, nauseating, and stressful. At the same time, good oratory skills ...

Patriot Perspective: Catholic Schools Week shines light on appreciating others

Patriot Perspective: Catholic Schools Week shines light on appreciating others

February 10, 2017
Filed under Perspectives, Staff Ed: The Patriot Perspective

Junior Anna Kotula slowly drags her feet toward the front doors, feeling the lack of sleep weighing her down as she walks into school. She stayed up late the night before working on countless assignments and studying for several tests. Her exhaustion feels like a lead weight until Campus Minister Za...

Bynion’s Opinion: The unsung heroes of JC

Bynion’s Opinion: The unsung heroes of JC

Taylor Bynion, Copy Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under Columns, Perspectives

There is a problem with my first semester schedule. I’m stressed because of my workload. I’m not doing well in math. I really just need someone to talk to. Where is the one place students can go for help in each of these areas and more? The guidance wing, where students can visit our school counselors...

The good, the bad, the ugly: group chats

The good, the bad, the ugly: group chats

James Keller, Copy Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under Perspectives

The Good: Group chats offer a constant connection with every variation of your group of friends. They serve as an easy way to plan the next get-together and to let all of your friends in on the latest gossip ASAP.  I’d venture to say that today, group chats are held most responsible for a majority o...

Expanding cultural horizons

Expanding cultural horizons

Allie Taylor, Perspectives Editor
January 31, 2017
Filed under Op-Ed, Perspectives

What if the events that you learn about in your textbooks became real life experiences? Rather than just reading page after page about Spanish culture or watching a video about the Civil Rights Movement, wouldn’t it be nice to have a first-hand encounter with the different cultural aspects that are ta...

Patriot Perspective: Cheating hinders academic excellence

Patriot Perspective: Cheating hinders academic excellence

January 26, 2017
Filed under Perspectives, Staff Ed: The Patriot Perspective

“I commit to uphold and promote, by my actions and words, the values of honesty and respect for others in our John Carroll community. I will not lie, cheat, or steal, and I will work to discourage the behavior of others who do.” Barely pausing to register the Honor Code that he is reading, a stud...

Letter to the Editor: Student voices opinion on recent staff editorial

Letter to the Editor: Student voices opinion on recent staff editorial

January 24, 2017
Filed under Letter to the editor, Perspectives

As one semester comes to a close, another one begins. A semester full of fun social events the stimulate school spirit and bring the school community together. The school paper loves to cover all of these things and even put their own opinion into the story. The most recent story that was published was about how students are "misusing" the student section. this caused quite the reaction by most of the student bo...

Letter to the Editor: Alumna speaks on coverage of controversial issues

Letter to the Editor: Alumna speaks on coverage of controversial issues

January 23, 2017
Filed under Letter to the editor, Perspectives

Hello Patriot staff! As a former member of the Patriot staff, I just wanted to thank you for your news coverage of the controversy surrounding the Morning Star Powwow, as well as the Patriot Perspective about the student section's chanting at the basketball games. It's truly a relief to know that The...

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