Patriot Life

Upcoming renovations improve school community for students and staff

AveryBleichfeld     Walking through the halls of the school, it is easy to imagine the 1960s school it was when it was built.     “I think that our classrooms are still twentieth century classrooms, you know?” Principal Scott Lessard said. “We have projectors on carts — some classrooms have promethean boards, others don’t — some teachers are… Continue reading Upcoming renovations improve school community for students and staff

Opinion

Arming teachers: a threat for school shootings?

NubiaGomez School policy states students shouldn’t carry any weapons such as guns, pocket knives, lighters or anything that may harm an individual. If students can’t carry any of these objects with them, then why should teachers?    Teachers should not be armed with guns in school. Although it may save lives, it can also take them… Continue reading Arming teachers: a threat for school shootings?

Patriot Life

Seniors are bonding as school year ends

AlejandraEnriquez     Senior year isn’t just about graduating, it is also a time for students to have fun and connect with their peers. During most of the year seniors focus on getting their college applications done, making sure their SAT and ACT scores are good, and making sure that all their credits are ready… Continue reading Seniors are bonding as school year ends

Entertainment

Patriots Players bring dark comedy to the stage with “Arsenic and Old Lace”

MearlinRoberts “Arsenic and Old Lace” is a play originally written in 1939. Its dark comedy helped inspire famous films like Heathers, and it is still popular today. The story follows newly engaged Mortimer Brewster and his family, including his brother Teddy, who believes that he is Theodore Roosevelt, his long lost brother Jonathan and his… Continue reading Patriots Players bring dark comedy to the stage with “Arsenic and Old Lace”

Sports

Baseball team anticipates successful season

DragoshBirlea For over three years, the Patriots’ baseball team has failed to make the playoffs or win the DPS league. However, after years of struggle, the Patriots are ready to make some noise. Senior Henry Hoffman reflects on the start of their 2018 season. “It was definitely challenging at first, since our coach unexpectedly quit,”… Continue reading Baseball team anticipates successful season

Opinion

Microtransactions: A plague on video games

SebastienGanivet    In another article, I talked about how the quest for money was making video games, among other things, less original. However, lack of originality is not the video game industry's biggest problem right now. Microtransactions are gradually becoming more and more prevalent and video games as well as those who play them are hurt… Continue reading Microtransactions: A plague on video games

Opinion

The entertainment industry is worse off because of money

SebastienGanivet     Entertainment is a core part of our lives more than ever. According to the Bureau of Labour Statistics, there has been a steady increase in leisure time as well as money spent on non-necessities since the beginning of the 20th century.    However, as people spend more resources on entertainment, I believe entertainment… Continue reading The entertainment industry is worse off because of money