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  • Senior Field Day will take place on May 5 at 1:00pm

  • FCA meeting will take place on April 27 at 7:00am

  • The Patriot receives the 2017 Online Pacemaker Award from the National Scholastic Press Association

Track and Field shines across multiple events

Track and Field shines across multiple events

April 25, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Pictures by Christina Giovanazi The men's and women's outdoor track and field teams hosted their first home meets of the season on April 4 and 5, respectively. Although team scores were not recorded, many athletes excelled with personal records and top performances in their events....

Raising a racket

Raising a racket

April 13, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Top Stories

As the spring season gets underway, these two racket-using teams set their eyes on swinging toward success

Ticket to creativity

Ticket to creativity

Edward Benner, Entertainment Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

The Patriot receives national recognition

The Patriot receives national recognition

Caroline Cooney, Editor in Chief
April 11, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

The Patriot staff and some of its individual members recently received awards and recognition from the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA). On April 8, the staff received the 2017 Online Pacemaker Award from the NSPA, which is one of the mos...

Shining a light on Autism

Shining a light on Autism

Pia Scotto and Erin McCloskey
April 11, 2017
Filed under Community, Top Stories

Senior Phil Prevosto walks outside with his brother, looking around at the nature and beauty surrounding them. As they walk, they see a flower sprouting out of the ground. Prevosto’s brother turns to him and says, “Oh, look at that flower, look how awesome that is,” while Prevosto responds, "Y...

Uncommon sports shatter expectations

Uncommon sports shatter expectations

Christina Giovanazi and Ianna Pirozzi
April 3, 2017
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Athletes excel in sports that are out of the ordinary, including Taekwondo, shifter kart racing, and scuba diving.

Lacrosse team trains for three-peat

Lacrosse team trains for three-peat

Daniel Robinson, Copy Editor
March 24, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Shutting off his alarm, senior Joe Rayman gets out of bed and checks the time. 4:45. As badly as he wants to go back to sleep, he knows he has to get up, because it is the start of “Patriot Week,” the title given to the week of 6 a.m. lacrosse practices. While most people think these practices ar...

Patriot Perspective: Community unites after unexpected loss of student

Patriot Perspective: Community unites after unexpected loss of student

March 20, 2017
Filed under Perspectives, Staff Ed: The Patriot Perspective, Top Stories

Hundreds of candles glowed on the baseball field, shining light in the midst of darkness. As more tears were shed and more candles were lit, students, faculty, parents, and friends alike wished this was all a horrifying nightmare. As members of the community sobbed in each other’s arms and his mot...

Equestrian team rides to victory

Equestrian team rides to victory

Taylor Bynion, Copy Editor
February 27, 2017
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Sports, Top Stories

It’s still dark outside as members of the equestrian team gather at McDonogh School for their regional competition. Nerves plague members of the team as they anxiously await to see the course they will be riding on. Each member is randomly assigned a horse, and at 9:30, the competition starts with...

Junior point guard announces commitment

Junior point guard announces commitment

Caroline Cooney, Editor in Chief
February 21, 2017
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Sports, Sports News, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Standing in front of orange and black balloons, junior Savannah Simmons’s hands shake as she looks to her teammates next to her. She counts down from three, and several balloons pop, exploding with purple and white confetti. Simultaneously, Simmons unzips her jacket to reveal a purple Kansas State...

Discipline Committee addresses uniform violations

Discipline Committee addresses uniform violations

Paige Alban and Ianna Pirozzi
February 17, 2017
Filed under JC News, News, Top Stories

On Monday, Feb. 6, Vice Principal of Academics Gary Scholl announced during advisory that teachers would begin to issue more warnings and detentions regarding uniform violations, effective immediately. Students quickly began to talk, and within a few days, students heard that the women whose skirts are...

This isn’t beautiful

This isn’t beautiful

Caroline Cooney and Taylor Bynion
February 16, 2017
Filed under Community, Top Stories

Staring at her dinner plate, junior Jordan Wrzesien contemplates her next move to avoid eating what is placed in front of her. As she takes a small bite, she slowly chews the same piece over and over again until it dissolves in her mouth. Instantly, aggressive thoughts echo throughout her mind: this is ...

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