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Patriot Debate: Affirmative action

Patriot Debate: Affirmative action

March 23, 2016
Filed under Patriot Debates, Perspectives

Is affirmative action helpful to society or unfair to students?

Coup de Grace: Barbie serves as a role model

Coup de Grace: Barbie serves as a role model

Grace Mottley, News Editor
March 23, 2016
Filed under Columns, Coup de Grace, Perspectives

Barbie’s appearance has always overshadowed her message, but that is about to change. Mattel, the company that owns Barbie, has come out with new plus-sized, tall, and petite versions of the Barbie doll in order to end the debate on Barbie’s effect on girls’ body images, according to TIME Magazine....

Cyber Days bury students

Cyber Days bury students

Lilly Stannard, In-Focus Editor
March 22, 2016
Filed under Op-Ed, Perspectives, Top Stories

The cistron DNA transcribes into a variety of RNA intermediates. The last version is used as a template in synthesis of a polypeptide chain. A proprotein is an inactive protein containing one or more inhibitory peptides that can be activated when the inhibitory sequence is removed by proteolysis durin...

Bolton’s Bias: Trump’s tough facade

Bolton’s Bias: Trump’s tough facade

Will Bolton, Perspectives Editor
March 22, 2016
Filed under Bolton's Bias, Columns, Perspectives

If I had a dollar for every time I heard “I like Trump because he’s brash, bold, tough, strong, etc.,” I’d have almost as much as he has invested in failed ventures. Almost. There is undoubtedly a tough guy persona around Trump, but as Last Week Tonight host John Oliver so eloquently questio...

Report Card: School spirit disappoints, Holocaust day stuns students, Senior Retreat unifies class

Report Card: School spirit disappoints, Holocaust day stuns students, Senior Retreat unifies class

Lilly Stannard, In-Focus
March 21, 2016
Filed under Op-Ed, Perspectives, Report Card

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

Patriot Perspective: Cliques must be combated through better class unity

Patriot Perspective: Cliques must be combated through better class unity

March 18, 2016
Filed under Perspectives, Staff Ed: The Patriot Perspective

As a community that prides itself on being a family, we must be committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive social atmosphere that welcomes all in the school. That being said, in order to create a family, both on the individual class scale as well as the school-wide scale, we have to make a change...

Coup de Grace: Stop wasting your time, it’s just a dress

Coup de Grace: Stop wasting your time, it’s just a dress

Grace Mottley, News Editor
March 2, 2016
Filed under Columns, Coup de Grace, Perspectives

In preparation for school dances, girls often create Facebook groups dedicated to preventing other girls from wearing the same dress to a school dance. These pages, like the Facebook group recently made by the junior class, give girls a place to post pictures of their dresses and “claim” dresses...

Report Card: Powwow stuns students, Silent Library hinders studies, 10-minute break ended

Report Card:  Powwow stuns students, Silent Library hinders studies, 10-minute break ended

Nick Miller, Entertainment Editor
February 25, 2016
Filed under Op-Ed, Perspectives, Report Card, Uncategorized

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

Patriot Debate: STEM vs. the humanities

Patriot Debate: STEM vs. the humanities

February 24, 2016
Filed under Patriot Debates, Perspectives

The Patriot Debates whether JC, and society in general, should be emphasizing STEM or the humanities.

Bolton’s Bias: Later start times translate to happy students

Bolton’s Bias: Later start times translate to happy students

Will Bolton, Perspective Editor
February 22, 2016
Filed under Bolton's Bias, Columns, Perspectives

It goes without saying that the dull ache of sleep deprivation is an absolutely draining feeling. It saps you of energy, motivation, and the brain power to use either of them. During numerous first mod math, science, history and english classes throughout high school I have simply begun dreaming of m...

Coup de Grace: Athletics are overvalued

Coup de Grace: Athletics are overvalued

Grace Mottley, News Editor
February 17, 2016
Filed under Columns, Coup de Grace, Perspectives

Education lasts forever, but we still pay more attention to sports teams and the success of athletes than the success of clubs and academia-focused teams. A football game attracts ten times more spectators than a Speech and Debate meet, but the skills Speech and Debate develops are far more important...

Minorities feel misplaced

Minorities feel misplaced

Azanae Barrow, Community Editor
February 12, 2016
Filed under Op-Ed, Perspectives

If you don’t know me or haven’t met me, I happen to be black. It’s not a bad thing, but I am a minority and I quickly realized that comes with a lot of undesired and unexplainable consequences. The experiences started from a young age: stares, the pulling of my hair just to make sure it was ...

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