The Patriot

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Claire Grunewald, Print Editor in Chief 2015-16

Claire Grunewald, Print Editor in Chief 2015-16, Print Editor in Chief

Senior Claire Grunewald is the Print Editor in Chief for The Patriot and Her first year on staff was spent as a Lifestyles Editor, and she is excited to take on more responsibilities and lead the production of the print paper. Aside from managing the paper, Grunewald is a captain of the varsity field hockey team and runs distance events for the indoor and outdoor track teams. She loves engaging in different cultures and has been on service trips to Baltimore, the Dominican Republic, and a Native American reservation in Montana. Grunewald can always be found with a load of books in one hand, a cup of coffee in the other, and a preoccupied expression on her face. Claire Grunewald can be reached for comments at [email protected].  


All content by Claire Grunewald
In today’s society, celebrities have a significant influence over the opinions of the general public. Social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram make it possible for celebrities to share their opinions, and they also allow fans a space to react. These opinions can escalate and reach every corner of the globe.

Speak Out

Claire Grunewald, Print Chief
April 27, 2016
The responses above are from a survey conducted by The Patriot that 174 students responded to. Students were asked what exactly sexual assault is to them. These comments represent both supportive and perhaps shocking responses to questions about what sexual assault is, how they respond to it, and how big of an issue they feel it is in the local community.

[PHOTO] War of words

April 27, 2016
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Morris Rosen

Claire Grunewald, Print Chief
March 23, 2016

[PHOTO] Cyber Days bury students

Lilly Stannard, In-Focus Editor
March 22, 2016

Humanities create versatile students

Claire Grunewald, Print Editor in Chief
February 24, 2016
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[PHOTO] Dance it Out

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February 17, 2016
For today’s minorities, racial stereotypes create a feeling of being the odd one out in their own schools and communities.

[PHOTO] Minorities feel misplaced

Azanae Barrow, Community Editor
February 12, 2016
Violence portrayed in various media outlets have a negative effect on the way teenagers view the world. Teenagers need to be restricted from the amount of negative media they come in contact with to avoid depression and an increase in violent behavior.

[PHOTO] Violence affects teen development

Megan King, Perspectives Editor
November 10, 2015
The current rule for cells phones in school requires students to have their phones off and away in all parts of the school, including the cafeteria. Currently there has been speculation on changing this rule, and a decision will come in the near future.

[PHOTO] Students call for change

Grant Sharretts, Sports Editor
October 19, 2015
The student section dresses in a Hawaiian theme for the first Friday night football game under the lights against St. Pauls, which JC won 43-0. Attending these types of events and being a part of the student section is a great way to get involved.

[PHOTO] How to survive JC

Lilly Stannard, In-Focus Editor
October 2, 2015
Junior running back Devin Darrington charges forward over the body of the St. Pauls player with the ball. Darrington has a total of 592 rushing yards this season and seven touchdowns.

Football shines under new lights

Claire Grunewald, Print Editor in Chief
September 27, 2015
Senior Faith Ensor stretches above her head, with a paint brush, to reach the ceiling of the back patio, while Vice Principal of Academics Gary School scrapes away at the old paint. The team worked this summer on the Northern Cheyenne reservation and helped out the Limpy family.

[PHOTO] Students engage in giving back

Caroline Cooney, In-Focus Editor
September 24, 2015
Bel Air Fire Department honors all who were affected by 9/11 with a flag over the intersection of Route 22 and Hickory Rd. The school honored the victims of 9/11 with a moment of silence during the school day.

[PHOTO] JC reflects on 9/11

Kevin Blandeburgo, Video Editor
September 18, 2015
Sophomore Selina Petronelli and her horse, Parker, clear a hurdle at a competition. Petronelli has been captain of the equestrian team since freshman year.

Sophomore rides to nationals

Claire Grunewald, Lifestyles Editor
May 20, 2015
Social media presence expands

Social media presence expands

Claire Grunewald, Lifestyles Editor
May 6, 2015
Spanish teacher Jane Michael relaxes her eyes for a while after a long several days of escorting 22 students around Spain. Michael and the other students have been able to enjoy siestas over the past few days to rejuvenate and get ready for their evenings.

Naps recharge energy and happiness

Claire Grunewald, Lifestyles Editor
January 29, 2015
Personality can determine proper test

Personality can determine proper test

Claire Grunewald, Lifestyles Editor
December 12, 2014

Gratitude turns into giving

Claire Grunewald, Lifestyles Editor
December 7, 2014
International students share insights

International students share insights

Claire Grunewald, Lifestyles Editor
November 24, 2014
Junior John Perry set up candles for junior Alice Cumpston to ask her to homecoming. Cumpston was surprised when she got to the bottom of her driveway to this proposal.

Students surprise Homecoming dates

Claire Grunewald, Lifestyles Editor
October 20, 2014
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