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Fashionable clothing creates character

Fashionable clothing creates character

Zachary Miller, Media Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under Op-Ed, Perspectives

"Dress for the job you want!" This classic adage has been repeated to younger generations wanting to advance in their respective careers by elders, mentors, and teachers. Dressing in a professional manner has always been thought to have major effects on the way you are perceived, not just in the wo...

Patriot Perspective: Student section must reconsider actions

Patriot Perspective: Student section must reconsider actions

January 20, 2017
Filed under Perspectives, Staff Ed: The Patriot Perspective

As the ball rushes down the court, the student sections start with their back and forth banter. “SAT scores” and “You can’t do that” echo throughout the gym. Suddenly, the chants turn sour and students from the C. Milton Wright student section chant the name of a JC student. Rather than ig...

Bynion’s Opinion: Re-examine examinations

Bynion’s Opinion: Re-examine examinations

Taylor Bynion, Copy Editor
January 12, 2017
Filed under Columns, Perspectives

I can’t remember how to do this math problem. It’s 9 p.m. and I still have to study history. And I just remembered I haven’t practiced for my Spanish oral exam. Help! My brain is turning to mush because I’ve been working non-stop all day. Exams are stressful for most students. Not only do we have...

Bynion’s Opinion: Think twice before joining

Bynion’s Opinion: Think twice before joining

Taylor Bynion, Copy Editor
December 29, 2016
Filed under Columns, Perspectives

College. That word makes many high school students cringe. We often find ourselves so focused on what makes us the best applicant that we lose sight of what is truly important - making decisions that make us happy. When walking down the hallway, I often hear other students talking about the dreaded...

Standing Rock takes a stand

Standing Rock takes a stand

Elizabeth Harmison, In-Focus Editor
December 27, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

As corporate interests attempt to disrupt an Indian reservation and the environment around it, the name “Standing Rock” takes on a new meaning. The construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline not only endangers the environment but also negatively affects the community. As a result, the pipeline should...

The good, the bad, and the ugly: Christmas

The good, the bad, and the ugly: Christmas

James Keller, Copy Editor
December 22, 2016
Filed under Perspectives

The good: After finishing exams, students spend 17 days relaxing and spending time with their families and friends. This leaves almost three weeks for stressed students to recuperate from school. The bad: Although three weeks off sounds nice, students go stir-crazy. By the second week off, all vid...

Report cards: Advisory door decorating, pricey snack foods, and cafeteria food service

Report cards: Advisory door decorating, pricey snack foods, and cafeteria food service

Edward Benner and Elizabeth Harmison
December 20, 2016
Filed under Perspectives, Uncategorized

The Patriot turns the tables by grading the school on today's issues

Coup de Grace: Be a role model not a runway model

Coup de Grace: Be a role model not a runway model

Grace Mottley, Assignment Chief
December 16, 2016
Filed under Columns, Coup de Grace, Perspectives

Assignment Chief Grace Mottley attempts to end deteriorating institutions and ideas of our society through a Coup de Grâce, a “decisive blow or finishing act,” as she questions the culture we live in. They say the pen is mightier than the sword, so what better way to change society than writing about it.

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Patriot Perspective: Political tolerance promotes respect within the community

Patriot Perspective: Political tolerance promotes respect within the community

December 15, 2016
Filed under Perspectives, Staff Ed: The Patriot Perspective

Members of The Patriot staff sat rapt in attention as we watched our peers and the panelists from “Lessons of the Shoah,” an assembly about the Holocaust and immigration, angrily debate about the 2016 presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. With red faces and angry words, a di...

Learn a foreign language to succeed

Learn a foreign language to succeed

Azanae Barrow, Entertainment Editor
December 6, 2016
Filed under Op-Ed, Perspectives

6,909. That’s the approximate number of languages that exist. Do you know how many languages I speak? One. Out of the 6,909 languages, my mother tongue is English. I can’t be the only one who thinks it’s crazy that Americans don’t really drill students on learning a foreign language. In my op...

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