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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...

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...

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