The Patriot

  • Sophomore Lunch will take place in the courtyard during mod 5 on Friday, Oct. 4
  • Spirit Week will begin on October 7.
  • The SGA has announced that the Homecoming Dance theme will be Starry Night.

Every Student Has a Story: Ashley Markley

Taylor Schafer and Joey Hoff

March 8, 2010

Every two weeks, the Patriot will randomly pick a student from the directory, find out more about his or her life, and prove that every student has a story. Junior Ashley Markley’s life couldn’t have been scripted. As the daughter of p...

Editor experiences culture clash in Spain

Jenny Hottle, Managing Editor

March 6, 2010

After stepping off the bus, my American classmates and I were instantly surrounded by a mob of rapidly-speaking Spanish teenagers.  Our old Spanish exchange friends were present, as well as Spaniards we had never met before....

Senior class nears end of college process

Charlotte Hagerman, Copy Editor

March 3, 2010

Every year, high school seniors take a deep breath of relief after finishing their painstaking applications to college, finally wiping their hands of the dreaded “college process.” But this momentary emotional respite is soon...

Barker pursues doctorate at Penn

Kate Froehlich, Executive Editor

March 1, 2010

Two hours after leaving the University of Pennsylvania, Principal Paul Barker returns home from three full days of classes. He relaxes at his desk for a second, then picks up a book, ready to start on the next month’s assig...

Weekender: Colonial Williamsburg, VA

Taylor Schafer, Features Editor

February 26, 2010

In most historic towns across America, preserved buildings and artifacts help teach citizens about the past. But in Williamsburg, Virginia, Colonial America can be experienced first-hand. Located about 50 miles southeast of Richmond, Colonial Williamsburg covers over 300 acres of ...

Kirchner explores art of baking

Joey Hoff, Managing Editor

February 25, 2010

Junior Tara Murtagh was beaming as her English class sang her “Happy Birthday” and junior Meg Kirchner distributed the chocolate fudge cake that she baked for Murtagh the night before. "When it’s someone’s birthday,...

New club sparks cultural interest

Taylor Schafer, Features Editor

February 22, 2010

During the average career of a JC student, he or she might take one or two trips. It could be a spring break trip to Greece and Italy or a short camping trip to Assateague Island.  But most students don’t get the chance to learn about and experience a variety of cultures ar...

Board of Trustees: Special Roles

Kate Froehlich, Executive Editor

February 21, 2010

“The Patriot” will break down the Board of Trustees’ history, role, importance, and goals over the coming weeks. President Richard O’Hara said, “There is always a need in schools to demystify the Board and their ro...

Laws prepares to become priest at St. Mary’s Seminary

Nicky Hatzidimitriou, General Staff

February 19, 2010

Wake up at 6:15 to pray the Gospel of the day for a half an hour before heading down to breakfast. Morning Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours is at 8:00. Class at 8:30. Seminarian Josh Laws, a former JC religion teacher,...

Three juniors await Junior Miss competition

Allison Walczyk, Managing Editor

February 18, 2010

Several times a week, junior Ashley Snyder spends hours in the music wing with music teacher Marc Bolden, tirelessly practicing her song for the talent portion in the Greater Baltimore Junior Miss Program Competition on February...

Student Artist Profile: Scott Novak

Joey Hoff, Managing Editor

February 18, 2010

While students and teachers sit on the bleachers during mass, sophomore musician Scott Novak performs. Seated behind the Music Ministry’s keyboard, Novak helps lead the group in worship songs. Novak performs on the piano...

Board of Trustees: Committees

Kate Froehlich, Executive Editor

February 15, 2010

“The Patriot” will break down the Board of Trustees’ history, role, importance, and goals over the coming weeks. President Richard O’Hara said, “There is always a need in schools to demystify the Board and their ro...

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