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Coup de Grace: Feminism doesn’t mean extremism

Coup de Grace: Feminism doesn’t mean extremism

Grace Mottley, Assignment Chief
November 29, 2016
Filed under Columns, Coup de Grace, Perspectives

I shouldn’t have to write this. I shouldn’t have to defend myself every time I tell someone that I support gender equality. I shouldn’t have to jump through hoops to explain why I, a seemingly sane girl, would support a movement deemed as radical, dangerous, and insane as feminism. You may ...

Bynion’s Opinion: Enough is enough

Bynion’s Opinion: Enough is enough

Taylor Bynion, Copy Editor
November 18, 2016
Filed under Columns, Perspectives

Are my grades high enough for me to achieve a good GPA? Is my GPA high enough to get me into college with scholarships? Will the scholarships be enough to help me afford a good school? Will the amount of work I do ever be enough? There is an incredible amount of pressure on students to do well in school, ...

Cursing can become a “curse”

Cursing can become a “curse”

Azanae Barrow, Entertainment Editor
November 17, 2016
Filed under Op-Ed, Perspectives

“Did you just swear? That’s 50 cents in the swear jar.” If you know what a swear jar is, whether you’ve seen it in a TV show or have one at your house, the concept of foul language is familiar to you. Although some people say swearing jars have benefits, others don’t feel the same way. ...

Patriot Perspective: Drug assembly improves on previous attempts

Patriot Perspective: Drug assembly improves on previous attempts

November 14, 2016
Filed under Drug Testing Policy, Perspectives, Staff Ed: The Patriot Perspective

Skeptical faces stare up at the presenter in the Chapel, uninterested in her story. This was not the first time the senior girls had heard the “don’t do drugs” speech. However, the atmosphere of the room began to change. As Sarah, a bright and energetic recovering drug addict, began to tell her ...

Patriot Debate: The Electoral College

Patriot Debate: The Electoral College

November 11, 2016
Filed under Patriot Debates, Perspectives

The Electoral College is used to elect the President of the United States. Each state is allotted a certain number of electors based on the number of delegates the state has in the House of Representatives as well as the number of senators. During the presidential election, the candidate who wins the...

What the cuff?

What the cuff?

Elizabeth Harmison, In-Focus Editor
November 3, 2016
Filed under Op-Ed, Perspectives

Cuffing season: the time of year when males and females alike look for someone to hold during the cold fall and winter months until spring and summer come along, and they part ways to have their summer flings. The term “cuffing” comes from the idea that the two people in a relationship will be shac...

Forthman for the Truth: If you don’t support the military, you aren’t a real American

Forthman for the Truth: If you don’t support the military, you aren’t a real American

Drew Forthman, Copy Editor
October 21, 2016
Filed under Columns, Forthman for the Truth, Perspectives

The United States of America has the most powerful military in the world, with over two million troops in all branches of service. Even with such a large portion of the U.S. population being involved in the military, a sickening trend has risen up since the Vietnam War: the disrespect of, and in some ...

Chalk-talking politics? Sports rant about political issues

Chalk-talking politics? Sports rant about political issues

Emily Stancliff, Sports Editor
October 20, 2016
Filed under Op-Ed, Perspectives

When we are little, we are taught not to ask a woman her age, not to comment on the size of someone’s house, and not to discuss politics or religion in the workplace. Yet these argumentative and intrusive questions appear to be the new trend in sports newscasting. More specifically, sports newscasters and p...

Bynion’s Opinion: Not all AP classes are created equal

Bynion’s Opinion: Not all AP classes are created equal

Taylor Bynion, Copy Editor
October 17, 2016
Filed under Columns, Perspectives

Awfully Painful. That’s what I think AP should stand for. I love challenging myself by taking higher-level classes, and I love English. Naturally, taking AP English seemed like a great decision when it was time to make my junior year class schedule. Luckily, I was right. I like my teacher, and sh...

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