February Report Card: The Patriot turns the tables by grading the school on today’s issues

Chioma Iheoma, Opinion Editor

Yes, drugs are bad

“Hugs not drugs.” How many times can elementary phrases such of this be repeated to the ears of bored teenagers?

The best way to ward teens away from drugs is to make the side effects of drugs more personable to the student. Speakers that give their horror stories that result from drugs really make teens think.

Teens care about appearances and the best way to steer them from drugs is to show them the physical results. Teens should be reminded about this constantly instead of simply being told “Don’t do drugs.”

 Clap it up for Music Ministry

The members of Music Ministry deserve a pat on the back for managing to sing at every Mass with more energy than the entire student body combined.

It takes a lot to stand up in front of hundreds of blank stares and sing with the utmost enthusiasm.

The Music Ministry aids in making Mass much more interesting than it would be without the group of melodic voices rising up from near the altar.

Music Ministry doesn’t always get back up singing but they sure do deserve a round of applause.

Mumble to the Lord

The song choices at Mass may not always make you want to get up and jam, but the student body to at least try.

While the members of the Music Ministry sound great to begin with, it wouldn’t hurt to help out the courageous members of Music Ministry from time to time by chiming in on the songs that you know the words to.

Once in a while, the gymnasium fills with the voices of the students and the energy that fills the room is overwhelming.  Times like these are great and should occur more often.

Chioma Iheoma is an Opinion Editor for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.