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Patriot Perspective: Lack of communication detracts from benefits of new policy

Patriot Perspective: Lack of communication detracts from benefits of new policy

October 4, 2016
Filed under Perspectives, Staff Ed: The Patriot Perspective

During orientation, students were informed about new policies for the academic year, including a new drug testing policy. As students raised their hands and asked questions, Vice Principal of Student Affairs and Technology Brian Powell could only touch on the basics of the drug testing policy. He could not go into gr...

Do not overload your schedule

Do not overload your schedule

Adriana Guidi, Perspectives Editor
September 27, 2016
Filed under Op-Ed, Perspectives

Welcome to the 21st century where the competition to get into college is at an all time high, and the stress placed on high school students is even higher. In order to be considered for admissions to these top schools, a student’s course selection must be rigorous all while obtaining excellent grades. ...

Patriot Perspective: New class size policies hurt level of academics

Patriot Perspective: New class size policies hurt level of academics

May 27, 2016
Filed under Perspectives, Staff Ed: The Patriot Perspective

The administration’s most recent attempts to shrink our budget have placed the quality of our education in certain peril. A new policy decrees that any class with less than 15 students will be cut, unless granted an exemption from the powers that be. This policy is not only unreasonable, but also reprehen...

New hiring process should become JC staple

New hiring process should become JC staple

Grant Sharretts, Sports Editor
May 16, 2016
Filed under Op-Ed, Perspectives

Earlier this year, German teacher Richard Moller announced he will not be returning to teach next year. Now commences the hunt for a teacher to head German for next year. While there is the much more conventional form of replacing a teacher with plainly interviewing applicants, the administration has chosen t...

Coup de Grace: US needs politically educated voters

Coup de Grace: US needs politically educated voters

Grace Mottley, News Editor
May 13, 2016
Filed under Columns, Coup de Grace, Perspectives

Political awareness seems to be very low on our society’s list of priorities. Condemning the government and those who lead it is a pastime enjoyed by many, but it seems that the majority of these complainers are unable to identify their district’s congressional representative. A study conducted by the Pe...

Patriot Debate: Political correctness

Patriot Debate: Political correctness

May 13, 2016
Filed under Patriot Debates, Perspectives

The Patriot debates whether political correctness is important for maintaining respect or dampens free speech.

Patriot Perspective: Admin, students need to build inclusive community

Patriot Perspective: Admin, students need to build inclusive community

May 9, 2016
Filed under Perspectives, Staff Ed: The Patriot Perspective

Awkwardly standing in the last few minutes of class, listening to classmates talk about a party happening during the upcoming weekend, senior international student Stephania Ortega shames the idea because she feels like she isn’t good enough. This awkward isolation is not unusual for international stude...

Report Card: Cake takes over assemblies, Students dance the nights away, Athletes don’t get a break

Report Card: Cake takes over assemblies, Students dance the nights away, Athletes don’t get a break

Nick Miller, Entertainment Editor
May 3, 2016
Filed under Op-Ed, Perspectives, Report Card

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

Bathroom Bill HB2 exemplifies stupidity

Bathroom Bill HB2 exemplifies stupidity

Daniel Robinson, Copy Editor
May 2, 2016
Filed under Op-Ed, Perspectives

HB2, also known as the Charlotte Bathroom Bill or the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, is the newest issue causing tons of unnecessary controversy. I have tried to find a reasonable solution for this issue, but I’ve found holes in each plan. Essentially, HB2 states that a transgend...

Letter to the Editor: A Concerned JC Patriot

Letter to the Editor: A Concerned JC Patriot

May 2, 2016
Filed under Letter to the editor, Perspectives

Dear Patriot Staff, Throughout this school year, the year before, the next year, and the year before that (I am a Senior), I have kept up and always read the JC Patriot. I first of all would like to congratulate you on your recent Journalism awards, but my main point is something more serious. Throughout...

Bolton’s Bias: Religion curriculum needs prayers

Bolton’s Bias: Religion curriculum needs prayers

Will Bolton, Perspectives Editor
April 27, 2016
Filed under Bolton's Bias, Columns, Perspectives

Senior year is winding down which means that requests for reflection and discussion are as inevitable as they are painful. Everyone wants to know “what it is like” to almost be done, and because I don’t yet have the answer, or particularly like the question, I am going to leave that for another...

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