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The Patriot

‘The Patriot’ steps into the future: newspaper meets the Internet

Daniel Gallen, Editor in Chief
June 2, 2009
Filed under Perspectives

Change. It affects everything and "The Patriot" is no exception.  "The Patriot" is pleased to announce that it will be going online for the 2009-2010 school year. The driving force behind this is former Editor in Chief Natalie Shaw, whose Senior Project was to put the paper online.  The idea...

Administration buckles down on men’s uniform

Natalie Shaw, Senior Staff
June 2, 2009
Filed under Perspectives

Saddle shoes, matching skirts, and uniform white polos. Looking around the hallways, one cannot help but notice the discrepancy between the girls' uniform and the boys' dress code. From freshman to senior year, the boys have a choice of shirts and can wear whatever khakis they please. But all that...

Flu frenzy takes flight

Elly Dannenfelser, Senior Staff
June 2, 2009
Filed under Perspectives

Imagine walking into your doctor's office for a normal checkup. Then imagine not being able to fit inside the waiting room because of the grown men and women flooding the front desk demanding their child be seen, because according to their "professional" opinion, their child definitely has the swine...

Provocative ‘Persepolis’ revitalizes summer reading slump

Billy Schultz, Senior Staff
June 2, 2009
Filed under Perspectives

I am going to be honest with all of you: I sometimes read graphic novels. And I am not ashamed of it (go ahead, try and stuff me in my locker, I'm not going to fit). So naturally, I was intrigued when I learned that summer reading for next year is a graphic novel. Especially since I had heard of "Persepolis"...

Construction paves green efforts

Leah Goss, Senior Staff
June 1, 2009
Filed under Op-Ed, Perspectives

Joni Mitchell said it best: "Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you got 'til it's gone.  They paved paradise and put up a parking lot." Now Bel Air, Maryland may not be paradise material, but it sure is becoming quite the paved piece of earth.  And I am missing the green. Apparently,...

Pro v Con: Should tuition be raised next year?

Melissa Vinton, Managing Editor (Pro) and Natalie Shaw, Editor in Chief (Con)
May 21, 2009
Filed under Perspectives

Pro: The economy's fragile state has affected families all over the country. Families have made sacrifices and begun to alter their budgets to adhere to this economic crisis. Along with the economy, the tuition has changed significantly, but why are families surprised? This raise in tuition was inev...

Students rave over ‘No Crumb Left Behind’

Kaitlin Bobbin and Ashley Powers, Editorials Editors
May 21, 2009
Filed under Perspectives

It's an art that students have perfected: breaking and bending the rules. Every day students are faced with the choice to go to the cafeteria and tend to their growling stomachs, or head off the library and start that homework that's due next mod. We skipped breakfast, and we're not willing to sacrifice...

Procrastination – We’ll think of a better headline later

Kaitlin Bobbin and Ashley Powers, Editorials Editors
May 21, 2009
Filed under Perspectives

Procrastination: The reason that it is nine o'clock in the morning and we're already preparing for a heart attack. Bobbin has two hours to write three more pages of a term paper, Ashley has music theory homework that she still has yet to find in the depths of her locker and we have to spend our valuable...

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