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.

The Patriot Perspective: Administrative spending downsized by small problems

October 18, 2012

When we think about the most irritating things in the school, it’s not the AP classes, college applications, or frustrating late night book reports that come to mind. It’s the clocks. One moment the clock is two minutes off...

The Patriot Perspective: Summer Reading Day riddled with imperfections

September 27, 2012

It was no wonder that students were impatient and restless by the end of Summer Reading Day.  There had been numerous problems throughout the day, and now the Skype call with the author of “The Art of Racing in the Rain”...

Staff Ed: When it comes to college apps, the odds are not in your favor

May 2, 2012

Watch out, parents. There’s a new form of gambling that your teenager is highly likely to partake in during his or her senior year in high school. No, this isn’t some card game. It’s college admissions. What is it exac...

Staff Ed: JC needs to take even more steps to combat bullying, discrimination

April 3, 2012

There’s a new form of murder that’s sweeping the nation’s youth: bullying. Bullies attacking someone’s race, gender, sexuality, religious or political views, or anything as inconsequential as what they wear can be seen...

Staff Ed: JC needs to cut down on paper usage and warm up to technology

March 15, 2012

Although JC has implemented the use of laptops in the classroom, the attempts at going green should not stop here. JC claims to be a green school, but with the amount of paper that still gets thrown in the trash every day, this ...

Staff Ed: Dances glow but could shine with improvement

March 2, 2012

Back to School Dance. Homecoming. Sadie Hawkins. Ring Dance. Prom. Glow Dance. Most students, whether they’re a senior or just a freshman, have probably been to at least one of these dances. But how many of these are successful? Successful...

Staff Ed: Senior Variety Show tradition dies, class of 2012 not solely to blame

December 15, 2011

Seniors, take a good, long look at the ring on your finger. It seems to be the only tradition left. Variety Show is dead. While some could argue that the show goes against Catholic ethics and morality, graduates still look forward...

Staff Ed: Administration should not change Senior Variety Show date

November 11, 2011

One of the longest JC traditions is coming to a close.  For the past 25 years, the annual senior Variety Show has been held right before Thanksgiving. Now the administration is destroying that tradition. The class of 2012's...

Staff Ed: Parent alcohol education program predicted to be successful

October 24, 2011

With the 2011-2012 school year, JC not only saw a change in authority, but a change in several rules and programs. Efforts to revive the “green” status of the school sprang into action, food became taboo in the library, and...

Administrative decision on prom drinking causes concerns

May 23, 2011

If JC seeks to change the “social landscape” plagued by underage drinking, then the administration must crack down on alcohol violations and change the attitude students have toward drinking. The administration allowed...

Staff requests admin attitude adjustment

March 8, 2011

If the administration's goal is to change our “rude” and “inappropriate” behavior, then the administrators themselves need to set a better example for students. A few weeks after the administration addressed the issue...

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