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Offensive Driver Kid

February 26, 2014
Filed under Backpage, Backpage Profile

He blows by you on Cemetery Road going 90-plus only when Deputy Montalvo is conveniently out of sight. When you pull into your parking space in the morning, you find him parked not inches, but entire feet over the freshly-striped white line that divides your spot from his. As you crawl out of your pass...

Overly Hipster Kid

February 26, 2014
Filed under Backpage, Backpage Profile

You see them walking down the hallways with their Goodwill ugly sweaters and too-tight skinny jeans. They have on their headphones listening to an underground Scottish indie band that you have never heard of. When questioned about their liking of The Killers they will defend to no end that they liked th...

Back in the day….

February 26, 2014
Filed under Backpage

They call me Old Fart. I’m a senior now: I’ve been around these parts for longer than most people can remember, almost half a decade I reckon. Back when I first travelled up here when the world was still black and white, things were much different: different for the better too! For one thing, back in ...

‘Tis the season to unplug!

Jocelyn Tierney, Staff Writer
February 26, 2014
Filed under Opinion

When we reflect on what’s important, a few things that come to mind: friends, family, school, sports. What we don’t always realize though is how we ignore these values while consumed by electronic media. Much of our lives revolve around things like checking Twitter, watching Netflix, and worrying...

In defense of Common Core

Claire Good, Staff Writer
February 26, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Common Core, a recently implemented standardization of education in America, is always under the watchful glare of hesitant teachers and critics. Their caution is justifiable: the Common Core system introduces learning targets that are daunting to many, and is largely different from No Child Left Behind ...

Keep your germs at home

Anna Malesis, Staff Writer
February 26, 2014
Filed under Beefs, Opinion

Imagine waking up with snot dribbling down your face, an intense urge to cough, and a voice nothing more than a harsh whisper—you are sick. At first, you’re enthused by the opportunity to spend the day huddled under a pile of blankets watching every corny, low-budget movie you can find on Netflix, ...

Cold weather not an excuse for PDA

Connor Cherry, Staff Writer
February 26, 2014
Filed under Beefs, Opinion

Brace yourselves fellow Patriots: more cold days are inbound. How will you stay warm this season? Maybe you will go with the classic leather jacket? Or maybe a cozy sweatshirt?  You could be that strange guy who claims they are never cold despite always shivering in those basketball shorts. If you have ...

Complaining is not the answer

Anna Malesis, Staff Writer
February 26, 2014
Filed under Opinion

It seems like as soon as the bell rings to get out of class the only thing people can talk about is their teachers. More specifically, they constantly rant about how incompetent, how abominable, how crazy their teachers are. It is starting to get ridiculous. Yes, it is an offense I have committed ma...

Illegal downloading: time to consider the consequences

Connor Cherry, Staff Writer
February 26, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Finally the bell rings and the school day is over once again. The drive home is relaxing and a new song is played on the radio. The song is particularly good and the urge to buy it is rising. But the funds in the iTunes account are lacking. "What do I do now", you ask yourself. Suddenly you remember...

Keep employees home for the holidays

Stephanie Hays, Opinion Editor
February 26, 2014
Filed under Opinion

As the holiday season approaches, the twinkling Christmas lights go up, carolers begin caroling, and stores extend their hours in order to attract more customers and increase sales. But extended hours mean longer hours for the student workers, taking precious time away from relaxation, the holiday spir...

Womens and mens wrestling teams fight towards state

Taylor Jackson and Nate Jarvis
February 26, 2014
Filed under Sports, Wrestling

As the mens wrestling team has expectations to make another appearance in the post-season competitions with returners, the new women’s team is ready to make an entrance as our new school team. The mens team is led by juniors Connor Small and Romney Noel, and the womens team is following in the foot...

Mens swim and dive takes strong strokes towards state

Galen Posch, Online Editor
February 26, 2014
Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive

The men’s swim and dive team appears to be set up for a solid season and shows promise for success in future seasons with a large turnout  of freshmen and sophomores. The team, which has only 30 athletes total, has 10 new swimmers this year. "I can definitely see the newer swimmers getting more comfortabl...

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