The Patriot

  • Quarter 1 will end on Oct. 31.
  • The annual Thanksgiving Food Drive will end on Friday, Nov. 2.
  • Monday, Oct. 29 is a D-Day early dismissal.

JC’s new logos spark interest with buttons

Jenny Hottle, Managing Editor

October 5, 2009

When Principal Paul Barker first announced the start of the button competition with such enthusiasm, I rolled my eyes and laughed.  A button competition?  What, are we five years old?  As students walked out the gymnasium...

Students find disorganization this year with no planners

Erin Hanratty, Sports Editor

October 5, 2009

On the first day of school when I walked into homeroom, I was caught by surprise to find that there was no planner sitting on my desk. The administration had decided to stop providing its students with an important tool for...

Library closing angers booklover

Kaitlin Bobbin, Editorials Editor

June 22, 2009

I’m a big reader. For some reason, adults tend to be impressed by this fact. I never quite understand the confused looks on their faces when I admit to how much I like to read. But nonetheless, having a library near by is vi...

Lessons Learned

Daniel Gallen, Editor in Chief

June 10, 2009

The beginning of the MLB season is a time where hope springs eternal, as the old adage says.  Every team is winless and every team has a shot at winning the World Series.  The outfield grass is green, the pitching mound is perfectly...

‘The Patriot’ steps into the future: newspaper meets the Internet

Daniel Gallen, Editor in Chief

June 2, 2009

Change. It affects everything and "The Patriot" is no exception.  "The Patriot" is pleased to announce that it will be going online for the 2009-2010 school year. The driving force behind this is former Editor in Chief...

Administration buckles down on men’s uniform

Natalie Shaw, Senior Staff

June 2, 2009

Saddle shoes, matching skirts, and uniform white polos. Looking around the hallways, one cannot help but notice the discrepancy between the girls' uniform and the boys' dress code. From freshman to senior year, the boys have a...

Flu frenzy takes flight

Elly Dannenfelser, Senior Staff

June 2, 2009

Imagine walking into your doctor's office for a normal checkup. Then imagine not being able to fit inside the waiting room because of the grown men and women flooding the front desk demanding their child be seen, because according...

Provocative ‘Persepolis’ revitalizes summer reading slump

Billy Schultz, Senior Staff

June 2, 2009

I am going to be honest with all of you: I sometimes read graphic novels. And I am not ashamed of it (go ahead, try and stuff me in my locker, I'm not going to fit). So naturally, I was intrigued when I learned that summer...

Construction paves green efforts

Leah Goss, Senior Staff

June 1, 2009

Joni Mitchell said it best: "Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you got 'til it's gone.  They paved paradise and put up a parking lot." Now Bel Air, Maryland may not be paradise material, but it sure is becoming...

Pro v Con: Should tuition be raised next year?

Melissa Vinton, Managing Editor (Pro) and Natalie Shaw, Editor in Chief (Con)

May 21, 2009

Pro: The economy's fragile state has affected families all over the country. Families have made sacrifices and begun to alter their budgets to adhere to this economic crisis. Along with the economy, the tuition has changed s...

Students rave over ‘No Crumb Left Behind’

Kaitlin Bobbin and Ashley Powers, Editorials Editors

May 21, 2009

It's an art that students have perfected: breaking and bending the rules. Every day students are faced with the choice to go to the cafeteria and tend to their growling stomachs, or head off the library and start that homework...

Procrastination – We’ll think of a better headline later

Kaitlin Bobbin and Ashley Powers, Editorials Editors

May 21, 2009

Procrastination: The reason that it is nine o'clock in the morning and we're already preparing for a heart attack. Bobbin has two hours to write three more pages of a term paper, Ashley has music theory homework that she still...

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