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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...

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...

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