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  • A Closer Look will take place on Feb. 23 at 6 p.m.

  • JC's annual college fair will take place on Mar. 2 in the upper gym

  • The Athletic Banquet has been moved to Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. All that have scheduling conflicts will receive a refund.

The Patriot Tries It: Pumpkin Spice Lattes

The Patriot Tries It: Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Katherine Grimm, Media Chief
October 10
Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories, Video

With pumpkin season in full swing, Patriot staffers conducted a blind taste test of different Pumpkin Spice Lattes to get in the autumnal spirit. They then rated and reviewed the lattes to decide which one was best. Each drink came from a different location including Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, Coffee Coffee...

Educator of the Year announced

Educator of the Year announced

Katherine Grimm, Media Editor
May 25
Filed under Video

Retiring Earth Science teacher Tim Perry was announced as Educator of the Year during the Senior Award Assembly on Wednesday, May 25. After Perry won the award, he delivered a speech that encouraged the students to never give up on their dreams. FLEX Coordinator Larry Dukes later commented on Perry's...

Lasaña chooses Firefly winner

Lasaña chooses Firefly winner

Katherine Grimm, Media Editor
May 13
Filed under Patriot Giveaways, Video

On May 10, Lasaña chose junior Matt Hammons as the winner for the two Firefly tickets. Seven pictures of Lasaña, The Patriot's class pet, were hidden throughout the print and online edition. Students who found all seven pictures submitted their names into a raffle for the tickets. Katherine Gri...

Grandparents shadow JC

Grandparents shadow JC

Katherine Grimm, Media Editor
April 29
Filed under Community, Profiles, Video

On Thursday, April 22, grandparents were invited to spend time with the grandchildren for lunch, a tour of the school, and a couple classes for Grandparent's Day. The grandparents were also invited to attend a jazz ensemble and Bella Voce performance.

Ducklings waddle into spring

Ducklings waddle into spring

April 21
Filed under Community, Student Life, Top Stories, Video

Every year at JC there is a new group of ducklings that are born in the courtyard and protected by the mother duck. Students and faculty look forward to the arrival of new ducklings each spring.

Students and faculty speak about Lent

Students and faculty speak about Lent

Kevin Blandeburgo, Video Editor
March 23
Filed under Community, Video

The Patriot asks students about what they're giving up for Lent and their experiences and difficulties during the season. Kevin Blandeburgo is a Video Editor for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.

Powerball inspires big plans

Powerball inspires big plans

January 13
Filed under Community, Student Life, Video

What would you do if you won the lottery? Would you retire like religion teacher Dave Huber, or buy the school like guidance counselor Carol Heflin? The Powerball jackpot has reached a whopping $1.5 billion, an estimated $930 million cash value according to Powerball. As the drawing comes closer and closer ...

“Curtains” prepares to take center stage

“Curtains” prepares to take center stage

Nick Miller, Lilly Stannard, and Adriana Guidi
November 12
Filed under Entertainment, In the Community, Video

Senior Gabe Webster walks onto stage and feels a “high” of happiness. He says a quick prayer thanking God for the opportunity to be on stage before the curtain opens. He allows the audience’s applause to give him energy through the night. "Curtains" is a musical within a musical. The story ...

Senior signs to record label

Senior signs to record label

Mitch Hopkins, Multimedia Editor
October 16
Filed under Artist Profile, Entertainment, Video

Under the stage name “Samurai Tiger,” senior Conrad Gagnon achieved a goal dreamed of by many musicians: signing to a record label. According to Gagnon, “Record labels have a bigger reach and more resources. Instead of independently putting out 20 tapes and a few handmade CDs, I'll get a good...

Students give opinions on new schedule

Students give opinions on new schedule

Kevin Blandeburgo, Video Editor
October 14
Filed under In-Focus - New Schedule: How does the community react?, Video

The school made the switch to a new eight day cycle schedule. There are lots of changes, including a new bell schedule, integrated lunch periods, a half hour delay once a cycle, a designated community time for Mass/assemblies, and school ends at 2:50 p.m. instead of 2:40 p.m. The Patriot also wrote...

JC reflects on 9/11

JC reflects on 9/11

Kevin Blandeburgo, Video Editor
September 18
Filed under News, News Outside JC, Top Stories, Video

The Patriot interviews people involved in the community on their recollections of 9/11. This year was the 14 year anniversary of 9/11.

Turf fields come together

Turf fields come together

Tona Rimpel, Video Editor
May 21
Filed under Sports, Video

The Patriot combines photos taken over the course of the turf field construction. The turf fields are now operational and are being used by all different types of sports.

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