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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 ...

Patriot Perspective: Current honor code is too lenient to stop cheating

Patriot Perspective: Current honor code is too lenient to stop cheating

February 11, 2016
Filed under Perspectives, Staff Ed: The Patriot Perspective, Top Stories

With answers scribbled on his palms, a student furtively looks over his shoulder to double check that his teacher hasn’t caught him cheating. His classmates realize that he’s violating the Honor Code, but they ignore his blatant cheating and keep taking their tests. When the class gets their t...

Field trips teach students outside the confines of the classroom

Field trips teach students outside the confines of the classroom

Mike Moxley, Sports Editor
February 5, 2016
Filed under Op-Ed, Perspectives

Walking into the Under Armour headquarters in Baltimore on Dec. 3, 2015 senior Paul Wilson takes in the scene of new products being made. It was a “cool experience seeing products that haven’t even released to the public,” Wilson said.   New York City, Camden Yards, and the Under Armour headquarters i...

Bolton’s Bias: Feminist die-hards hijack progress

Bolton’s Bias: Feminist die-hards hijack progress

Will Bolton, Perspective Editor
February 2, 2016
Filed under Bolton's Bias, Columns, Perspectives

There is a growing number of people loosely organized under the label of “feminist” who challenge traditional gender roles as well as redefine society in a way which promotes women’s rights and equality. Unfortunately for the positive advances being made on behalf of America’s women, feminist ...

Coup de Grace: JC should offer a world religions class

Coup de Grace: JC should offer a world religions class

Grace Mottley, News Editor
January 22, 2016
Filed under Coup de Grace, Perspectives

While religion classes can help develop a student’s Catholic faith, they can also help develop a student’s worldview. Instead of choosing between “Christian Life Choices” and “Honors Philosophy” senior year, students should be given the opportunity to take a world religions class. Ob...

Colleges do nothing to protect their students

Colleges do nothing to protect their students

Azanae Barrow, Community Editor
January 20, 2016
Filed under Op-Ed, Perspectives

Welcome to Harvard, established in 1636. We are one of the most prestigious colleges in the country and we will not protect you if you are raped on campus grounds. On Nov. 14, CNN released a documentary called “The Hunting Ground”, which followed the lives of hundreds of victims who were raped on thei...

Patriot Debate: Silent Library

Patriot Debate: Silent Library

January 14, 2016
Filed under Patriot Debates, Perspectives, Top Stories

Libraries are supposed to be silent. Or are they? The Patriot debates whether or not the library should implement a silence policy to increase productivity and concentration, or whether it should allow conversation for easier collaboration and studying among students.

Patriot Debate: Graded religion class

Patriot Debate: Graded religion class

January 7, 2016
Filed under Patriot Debates, Perspectives

The Patriot debates whether religion class should remain graded to emphasize its importance or should be pass/fail because it is not strictly academic.

Coup de Grace: The civil rights movement still matters

Coup de Grace: The civil rights movement still matters

Grace Mottley, News Editor
December 16, 2015
Filed under Columns, Coup de Grace, Perspectives

Dec. 1 marked the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat. On the same day, protesters marched in the streets of Chicago, objecting to the actions of a white police officer who shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times in the back. The civil rights movement still matters, and every...

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