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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...

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...

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